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Name Professor Rachel Flecker
Job title Professor of Palaeoclimatology
Department School of Geographical Sciences University of Bristol
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Qualifications BA(Oxon), PhD(Edin), PGCertHE
Professional details
Membership of professional bodies Fellow of the Geological Society of London
Member of the Petroleum Exploration Society of Great Britain
Member of the American Geophysical Union
Keywords Sakhalin
Mediterranean palaeoclimate
Messinian Salinity Crisis
Areas of expertise I extract information about past climates from rocks and fossils that were deposited in semi-enclosed marine systems like the Mediterranean. These data are important because they allow us to test the climate models that are being used to make predictions of future climate change by running them in the past.

I have also worked extensively in Sakhalin, the Russian island north of Japan. Most of my research focussed on the tectonic evolution of the island and the Amur delta in which substantial hydrocarbon reserves are now being exploited.
Languages (other than English)
French spoken