Sophie Williams

PhD Student (Earth sciences; Environmental sciences)


I am a final year PhD student at the University of York working on relative sea-level change in southeastern Australia. My work focuses on using benthic foraminifera to reconstruct sea level over the last ca. 500 years, with a specific focus on the 19th and 20th centuries. My expertise lie in micropaleontology, sedimentology, relative sea-level reconstruction, Late Quaternary palaoenvironmental change and geochronology. Recently I have been exploring the use of Bayesian age-depth models with 210Pb and 14C data.


  • Boyden, P.T. and Williams, S.L. (2019). Big data: Challenges and solutions of archiving over 130,000 years of sea-level change. Past Global Changes Magazine (PAGES).

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