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Claire Belcher

Claire is an Earth scientist specialising in the study of natural fires in the Earth system. Her research seeks to understand how evolutionary changes to ecosystems and wildfires have influenced the Earth system in the past, and integrates knowledge from cutting-edge modern experimental methods into studies of Earth’s geological past. Her core research aims to understand the flammability of Earth’s ecosystems where she considers flammability over a range of timescales, from instantaneous global change such as asteroid impacts, to global warming events occurring over 10 Kyr timescales, and variations in atmospheric oxygen over million-year timescales.