Dr. Michael Henehan

Dr. Michael Henehan
Building E, Room 224
14473 Potsdam

Function and Responsibilities:

3+3 Postdoctoral Research Scientist, with responsibilities for the HELGES Clean Laboratory.

Research Interests:

My research interests include 
  • The development and application of palaeoclimate proxies (geochemical and micropalaeontological), with a view to better understanding past climates, weathering and carbon-cycle perturbations.
  • Understanding biogeochemical and geochemical cycles and feedbacks between the Earth’s climate and the Earth surface, with a particular focus on the long-term evolution of the Li and B isotope composition of seawater. 
  • The biology, physiology and evolutionary history of foraminifera and other marine calcifiers, their response to ocean acidification, and their role in biogeochemical carbon cycling.

See also my personal webpage at: www.michaelhenehan.science


2014-2017 Postdoctoral Researcher, Yale University
(The Hull Lab, in conjunction with the Planavsky Lab)
2013-2014 Postdoctoral Researcher, University of Southampton
(PI: Gavin Foster)


PhD, Geochemistry and Palaeoclimate, University of Southampton
2009-2013 Title: “Ground-truthing the boron-based proxies”.
Project Supervisors: Prof. Gavin L. Foster, Prof. Paul A. Wilson, Prof. Jonathan Erez.
Examiners: Prof. James C. Zachos and Prof. Martin R. Palmer.
M/Sci, Palaeontology and Evolution, University of Bristol
2005-2009 First Class Honours. Tutor: Prof. Michael J. Benton

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