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Frederick (Fred) Richards

PhD Institution: University of Cambridge Class: 2018 Fellow Postdoctoral instution and lab:

Mitrovica Group, Harvard University

Specialism: Geophysics

Dr Richards completed his PhD in geophysics with Professor Nicky White at the University of Cambridge working on understanding the development and present day changes of the Earth’s surface topography through observational geodynamics. With the Mitrovica group, Dr Richards plans to study how high the global sea-level was during the Pliocene epoch (ca. 3 million years ago), the last time in Earth history that CO2 levels were as high as present day. Accurately understanding Pliocene sea-level will serve as a useful benchmark with which to test modern climate and ice sheet models.