Professor Hugh Jenkyns

Professor of Stratigraphy, Department of Earth Sciences; Fellow of St Edmund Hall


Professor Jenkyns’ research focuses on the palaeoceanography and palaeoclimatology of Jurassic and Cretaceous marine sediments. He seeks to understand the causes of major global events in Earth’s history by examining their sedimentary and geochemical records. To this end, he has studied the distribution, in time and space, of sediments unusually rich in organic carbon as well as the stratigraphic distribution of oxygen, carbon, nitrogen and strontium isotopes in rocks and fossils. He is also interested in the preservation of climatic signals in marine and continental sediments.