Hana Jurikova

Hana Jurikova


  • KY16 9TS

    United Kingdom

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Research overview

My research primarily focuses on understanding how climate, oceans and life have co-evolved during the past 500 million years. I am interested how mass extinction events and changing biogeochemical processes have shaped the surface of our planet through time. To address these questions, I develop novel elemental and isotopic analyses and apply them to fossil, sedimentary and evaporitic records. At the heart of my work lies the boron isotope technique, which I use to: 1) reconstruct past changes in ocean pH and atmospheric CO2 levels, 2) reconstruct the secular changes in boron isotope composition of seawater and study the global boron cycle, 3) explore biomineralisation mechanisms of marine calcifying organisms, with a particular interest in brachiopods and coral reefs.

I hold a PhD in Marine Biogeochemistry (2015-2018) from GEOMAR Helmholtz Centre for Ocean Research Kiel, Germany (Marie-Sklodowska Curie fellowship in BASE-LiNE Earth ITN). Prior to joining St Andrews I was a Postdoctoral Researcher (2018-2020) at the GFZ German Centre for Geosciences - Helmholtz Centre Potsdam, Germany (funded by the German Research Foundation and ICDP/IODP Priority Programme).

For further information and updates see also my ResearchGate profile or GoogleScholar profile.

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 13 - Climate Action
  • SDG 14 - Life Below Water

Education/Academic qualification

Postdoctoral Researcher, Helmholtz-Centre Potsdam - German Research Centre (GFZ)


PhD Researcher, GEOMAR Helmholtz Centre for Ocean Research Kiel



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