University of Arizona
(formerly Cardiff University)
Welsh Crucible 2017
David obtained his BSc (Hons) degree in Marine Biology and PhD in Ocean Science from Bangor University. After completing a three year postdoc position he moved to Cardiff University as a lecturer in climate system science as part of the Climate Change Consortium for Wales and where he is still working as a postdoctoral researcher.
His current research focuses on the development of absolutely dated high resolution palaeoclimate records from the North Atlantic. As part of this work he analyses the growth rates and geochemical composition of growth increments, similar to tree rings, formed in the shells of the longest-lived animals on earth: marine bivalve molluscs.
David is now a Postdoctoral Research Associate at the Laboratory of Tree-Ring Research at the University of Arizona.