Geochemistry, Chemical Oceanography

app2_de_villiersStephanie de Villiers is a South African native who graduated from the University of Stellenbosch and has a PhD from the University of Washington in chemical oceanography. Her research uses isotopes and trace elements to understand ocean chemistry and dynamics and its response to climate and tectonic evolution. She is presently also involved in modeling geochemical cycles and in forward modelling the interaction of Earth Systems with the biosphere to understand the dynamics of mass extinctions. Formerly a research fellow in the Department of Earth Sciences at the University of Cambridge, UK, and a lecturer at the University of Natal, she is now a Senior Lecturer in the Geology Department of Stellenbosch University. In AEON she will continue to pursue her current lines of research, particularly studying the chemistry of African river run-off its impact on global oceanic and climate systems.

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