Benjamin Mills

Job Title: UAF in Biogeochemical Modelling

My research centres on understanding how the combined Earth system operates over long timescales to regulate climate. This research integrates aspects of geology, physical oceanography, biogeochemistry and astrobiology.

My background is in mathematics and I completed a PhD in biogeochemical modelling in 2012. Since then I have worked at the University of East Anglia, University of Exeter and University of Bristol on projects investigating ocean mixing rates, long term atmospheric composition and the spatial structure of ancient oceans.

At Leeds I will be working to develop new Earth system modelling techniques with a greater emphasis on land surface processes, which are currently under-represented. I hope to collect data to support this, whilst continuing to work on the physical and chemical evolution of the world’s oceans through modelling and observational exercises.

Outside of work I plan to spend most of my time playing music, riding mountain bikes and playing football.

Links to some of my work to date:

http://www.nature.com/ngeo/journal/v4/n12/full/ngeo1305.html http://www.pnas.org/content/111/25/9073.short

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