Dr Mahjoor Ahmad Lone
Research Fellow in the Department of Geography and Environmental Sciences
What area does your research focus on?
My research focuses on environmental reconstruction using speleothems in Africa and Asia. This involves sample collection from caves across Asia and Africa, and sample preparation in the lab followed by geochemical analysis to know the age and other useful geochemical isotopes to infer the climate change over the past thousands of years. This climate reconstruction is very critical for the efficient simulation of future global climate.
What are the other key aspects of your role?
I will also be assisting the department with teaching the next semester. Meanwhile, I have helped some colleagues with local fieldwork related to environmental monitoring. Besides, I also plan meetings and various project-related tasks. As an early career researcher, I am also focussing on personal development while writing research articles from my previous work.
What do you like to do outside of work?
I like to spend time with family and friends. I also enjoy good food and movies.
What do you think you could particularly offer mentoring support with?
I can mentor students related to Earth and Environmental Sciences especially themes related to Paleoclimatology, climate change, Geochemistry, Hydrology, and Geoinformatics. With strong interpersonal skills, I can also help mentees with demystifying their research journey as well as the methodology and other research-related problems.