Mariana is a researcher for The Role of Ice Ages work group at CAGE. She has recently returned from a research expedition to Antarctica funded by IODP.
Mariana recently received her PhD from UiT – The Arctic University of Norway. Her PhD project aimed to; 1) elucidate the glacidynamic development of former ice sheets in the Barents Sea and 2) to identify the processes and factors of importance for the deglaciation of the area.
Prior to her position, Mariana graduated from Bangor University in 2012 with a Master of Oceanography via the BSc Geological Oceanography. Her BSc project focused on the impact of the sea level rise since the Last Glacial Maximum on the strength of the North Atlantic Overturning Circulation. Following the BSc, Mariana’s master’s project focused on the deglacial to postglacial reconstructions of the western Canadian Arctic, with a particular emphasis on the western Northwest Passage. Mariana examined the ice-rafted debris in long sediment cores and was able to provide an extensive marine based reconstruction.
Mariana has recently returned from an IODP-funded research expedition to Antarctica! Follow her on Twitter @tweetmariana and on Instagram @marianadventures to see how it went, and to stay updated on her new adventures!