PhD Candidate

James Cook University

Xennephone is a PhD student at JCU, with a focus in Biogeochemistry. His project is focused on Paleoclimate reconstruction ‘200,000 years of Climate Reconstruction of Northern Australia with alkanes’.

He began his studies in Geoscience at the University of Arizona, Tucson, Arizona USA focussing on fieldwork and laboratory, then gained a Master’s degree in Geoscience at Universität Potsdam in Potsdam, Germany.

Xennephone’s work focuses on structural geology and mapping in the Bolivian Subandes. He has also worked at the Universität Potsdam and later at GFZ GeoForschungsZentrum (2013-2018), gaining experience working with climate reconstruction with alkanes to establish past vegetation and temperature via stable Carbon and Hydrogen isotope measurements.

Xennephone is experienced in working in many fields from structural geology, planetary geology, geochemistry, volcanology, climate reconstruction and biogeochemistry and has conducted fieldwork all over the world.

An essential item in Xennephone’s toolkit

Adaptability and transdisciplinarity. One needs to be able to adapt to working with others and learning new methods, new ideas and become fluent in other disciplines for every project.

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