Bhattarai, Saroj

Saroj Bhattarai

Saroj is studying Northern Australian sinkhole lake sediments to reconstruct the climatic and vegetation history using established and newly developed techniques. Cores (10-20 m long) covering the last 100,000 years have been extracted from sinkholes lakes near Katherine, Northern Territory. The sediment cores will be analyzed for different proxies (grain size, magnetic susceptibility, charcoal, stable isotopes) to reveal the environmental history of Australia.