Gosse Bootsma

Gosse Bootsma

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My PhD project is part of the QUADRAT DTP, which is funded by the NERC. My supervisors are Dr Maarten Blaauw, Dr Dmitri Mauquoy (University of Aberdeen) and Dr Gill Plunkett.

My project focuses on carbon storage in peatlands in Scotland and Northern Ireland over the last few centuries. Northern Ireland and Scotland are the ideal study site, as large areas of globally important peatland are present here.

To work out the details of the history of the peatland and the conditions under which they were formed, a range of techniques including carbon dating, lead dating, pollen analysis, testate amoeba analysis and bayesian modelling will be used.

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
  • SDG 15 - Life on Land


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