Laura Boyall

I am a geographer who has recently finished an MSc in Quaternary Science at Royal Holloway University of London. My interests lie in using high-resolution archives (such as ice cores and lake sediment cores) to understand more about the climate system, beyond the historical era. Not only does the information gained from this type of research help us reconstruct past environments, it can also help us understand how the environment and climate may change in the future.

In addition to understanding processes which happened in the past, I also like to study modern glaciological processes in temperate glaciers. I have a specific interest in debris covered glaciers. Such as those in the Sagarmatha National Park, Nepal shown in the image below, and how they are changing in a warming world.

Debris Covered Glacier in Sagarmatha National Park, Nepal. Photo: Laura Boyall
A photograph taken of a debris covered glacier in the Sagarmatha National Park (Laura Boyall, 2020)

Contact Details

Email Address: laura.boyall [at] rhul.ac.uk

Twitter: @lauraboyall1

Biography

I was awarded my BSc in Geography in 2019 from Royal Holloway University of London. My dissertation focused on climate and environmental change over the last 5,000 years in SW England. This used a sediment core from a small bog which held many paleoenvironmental indicators, such as pollen and macrofossils. Following this, I stayed on at Royal Holloway University of London to complete my MSc in Quaternary Science in 2020. The main focus of my research during my MSc was using meteorological and lake monitoring data to identify rapid climate cycles, and their implications on lake functioning.

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