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Dr Pallavi Anand

Dr Pallavi Anand

About me

I am an ocean biogeochemist in the School of Environment, Earth and Ecosystem Sciences. My main research interest is in developing biogeochemical tools locked in biominerals (such as plankton shells). Relationship between biogeochemcial components with known physical and chemical properties of seawater allows the development of robust tracers in the modern environment. Application of these accurately calibrated geochemical tracers/tools on fossil biominerals, allows us to quantify physical (such as temperature, salinity) and chemical (such as acidity, dissolved nutrients and concentration of ions, necessary for shell-building processes) properties of seawater and ecology in the geological past, enabling reconstructions of the oceanic environment beyond instrumental record. These historical environmental reconstructions underpin our understanding of past earth climate history and earth processes influencing climate. My current research interests include - the impact of ocean acidification on plankton shell; the sensitivity of Indian monsoon during past warm intervals and abrupt global climate transitions; drivers of monsoon precipitation; ecological constraints on trace element incorporation in biominerals; phytoplankton diversity and evolution; coral reef habitat; ocean circulation; marine plastic pollution. 

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Dr Pallavi Anand's research

Katrina Nilsson-Kerr et al. (2019-03-18) Role of Asian summer monsoon subsystems in the inter-hemispheric progression of deglaciation, In Nature Geoscience(12)

Katrina Nilsson-Kerr and Pallavi Anand (2019-03-18) Indian summer monsoon amplified global warming 130,000 years ago, helping end ice age, In The Conversation

Arun Deo Singh et al. (2018-06-20) Rapid switch in monsoon-wind induced surface hydrographic conditions of the eastern Arabian Sea during the last deglaciation, In Quaternary International(479)

Pallavi Anand and Daniela Schmidt (2018-01-03) How putting algae and seaweed on menues could help save our seafood, Independent.co.uk

Pallavi Anand and Daniela Schmidt (2018-01-03) Putting algae and seaweed on the menu could help save our seafood, Open Learn

Pallavi Anand and Daniela Schmidt (2017-12-15) One solution to global hunger could be at the bottom of the ocean, World Economic Forum

Pallavi Anand and Daniela Schmidt (2017-12-14) Putting algae and seaweed on the menu could help save our seafood, In The Conversation, The Conversation

Pallavi Anand (2017-11-24) Sunlight powered food: key for life on Earth, Open Learn

Joseph A. Stewart et al. (2017) Silicate weathering and carbon cycle controls on the Oligocene-Miocene transition glaciation, In Paleoceanography

Joseph Stewart et al. (2016-11-15) Influence of the Amazon River on the Nd isotope composition of deep water in the western equatorial Atlantic during the Oligocene–Miocene transition, In Earth and Planetary Science Letters(454)

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