Centre Européen de Recherche et d’Enseignement
des Géosciences de l’Environnement
Centre Européen de Recherche et d’Enseignement
des Géosciences de l’Environnement
Clara Bolton
Clara Bolton
CR-Researcher

CL-Climat

Contact details
Email. : bolton@cerege.fr
Tel. : +33 (0)4 13 94 91 81

My research focuses on reconstructing climate from marine sediment archives on sub-orbital to orbital timescales during key intervals of the Cenozoic using a multi-proxy approach.

This includes:
– investigating paleoproductivity and temperature forcing on orbital timescales in the tropical oceans.
– integrating geochemical and biotic (coccolithophore) records in order to improve our understanding of the alkenone accumulation signal and its relationship to past primary productivity variations.
– investigating sea surface conditions and variability during the Plio-Pleistocene intensification of northern hemisphere glaciation.
– understanding the magnitude, causes and implications of late Miocene sea surface cooling (~10-5 Ma).
– reconstructing paleoceanographic variability in the Indian monsoon region on orbital to tectonic timescales during the Neogene.
– Understanding past coccolithophore evolution and its relationship to climate.

  • 2010-2014 – ERC Post-Doctoral Researcher – Department of Geology, University of Oviedo, Spain
  • 2014-Present – CNRS Researcher – CEREGE, Aix-en-Provence, France
  • 2010 – PhD in Paleoceanography – School of Ocean and Earth Sciences, University of Southampton, UK
  • 2006 – BSc in Oceanography with French – School of Ocean and Earth Sciences, University of Southampton, UK
  • Micropaleontology
  • Coccolithophores
  • Paleoceanography
  • Paleoclimate

2023-2027 ANR ESDIR ITCH
2016-2022  ANR JCJC iMonsoon

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