Benjamin Bell

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Research interests

Ben is working with the Great North Bog project, with the aim to monitor the restoration of peatlands in the Yorkshire Dales and North Pennines. Ben has a background in geomorphology, palaeoecology, environmental and climate reconstruction and palynology geochemistry (stable carbon isotope analysis and biomarker analysis), with an interest in upland environments of the UK, Mediterranean and North Africa.

 

Methodological knowledge

  • Stable carbon isotope analysis of pollen.
  • FTIR and GC-MS analysis of pollen.
  • Concentration and isolation of fossil pollen grains by species.
  • Pollen identification/morphology.
  • Pollen size determination using partical size analysis.
  • GIS and modelling.
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Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 13 - Climate Action

Education/Academic qualification

Doctor of Philosophy, The University of Manchester

1 Sept 201430 Sept 2017

Award Date: 1 Aug 2018

Areas of expertise

  • GB Physical geography
  • Palynology
  • Pollen geochemistry
  • Stable carbon isotope analysis
  • Climate change
  • Environmental change
  • Cedrus atlantica
  • Morocco
  • Quaternary science

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