Charlie Rex

NERC IAPETUS2 PhD Student

 

Email: c.rex.1@research.gla.ac.uk

Address:

SUERC, 

Rankine Avenue, 

Scottish Enterprise Technology Park,

East Kilbride,

G75 0QF

ORCID iDhttps://orcid.org/0000-0003-2068-4836

Research title: High resolution palaeoenvironmental reconstruction from Lake Suigetsu, Japan (IAP2-18-54)

Research Summary

My research examines changes to the East Asian palaeomonsoon across periods of dramatic warming using the varved sediments from Lake Suigetsu, Japan. The focus of my work is detecting changes in monsoon intensity across glacial terminations I (22-10 ka BP) and II (135-120 ka BP). I aim to produce records of East Asian Summer Monsoon and East Asian Winter Monsoon intensity by using isotopes of hydrogen (from biomarkers) and oxygen (from diatoms). Alongside this work, I am involved in monitoring modern water isotopes at Lake Suigetsu and developing an OSL (optically stimulated luminescence) chronology for the cores.

Grants

School of Geographical and Earth Science Conference Support Grant- £200

NEIF Panel C full support for diatom oxygen analysis from Lake Suigetsu- £59,325 (grant-in-kind)

Conference

Quaternary Research Association (QRA) Annual Discussion Meeting (Jan 2019)

Delegate

 
Scottish Alliance for Geoscience, Environment and Society (SAGES) Global Climate Challenges for a Blue Green Economy (Dec 2019)

Delegate

 
Quaternary Research Association (QRA) Annual Discussion Meeting (Jan 2020) 

Poster Presentation entitled "Tracing State Shifts in the Cheshire Basin over the Last Glacial-Interglacial Cycle"

 

Lake Suigetsu Varves Discussion Meeting (Jan 2020)

Oral Presentation entitled "Tracing State Shifts in the Cheshire Basin over the Last Glacial-Interglacial Cycle"

 

European Geoscience Union (EGU) General Assembly (May 2020)

Delegate

 

This UofG PhD Life (Jan 2021)

Oral Presentation entitled "Lab and Field: Data Collection Pre- and Post- Pandemic"

 

 

Teaching

2020-2021

Lab Demonstrator for Earth Science 1 (EARTH1001)

Lab Leader for Earth Science 1 (EARTH1001)

Physical Geography Tutor for Geography 2 (GEOG2001) 

Additional Information

Memberships:

Quaternary Research Association (QRA)

Scottish Alliance for Geoscience, Environment and Society (SAGES) 

 

Committees:

Science and Engineering Graduate School Student Liason Committee (2020-2021)

Geographical and Earth Sciences Equality and Diversity Committee (2020)

 

Other Roles:

PGR Office Intern 2020-2021 (Research and Innovation Services, University of Glasgow)

 

Blogs:

Meet the Intern: Charlie Rex

Going Global: Collaborating Internationally During Your PhD

Staying Safe in Glasgow

What's New? Labwork After Lockdown

Snow White and the Seven Supervisors: Managing Your Team