Short CV/Education and training

  • 1997
    Diploma in Geology/Palaeontology, University of Bremen, AWI Bremerhaven, Thesis title: "Microhabitat preferences of benthic foraminifers"

  • 1998 – 2002
    Research Assistant, Geological Institute, ETH, Zürich, Switzerland

  • 2002
    Postdoctoral Researcher, Geological Institute, ETH, Zürich, Switzerland

  • 2002
    Postdoctoral Fellow, SNF (Swiss Research Council), Royal Holloway, University of London

  • 2003 – 2005
    Postdoctoral Fellow, DFG University of Bristol and Royal Holloway, University of London

  • 2004
    NERC ODP sailing on the Joides Royal Holloway, University of London

  • 2005 – 2006
    NERC Postdoctoral Fellow, University of Bristol

  • Since 2006
    Royal Society University Research Fellow University of Bristol

  • 2010 – 2012
    Senior Research Fellow, University of Bristol

  • 2012 – 2014
    Reader in Research, University of Bristol

  • 2014 – 2015
    Professor, University of Bristol

Selected publications

  • Schmidt, D.N., Boyd, P.W., 2016. Forecast ocean variability. Nature 539, 162–163.

  • Waterson, A.M., Schmidt, D.N., Valdes, P.J., Holroyd, P.A., Nicholson, D.B., Farnsworth, A., Barrett, P.M., 2016. Modelling the testudine climatic niche: a deep-time perspective Proceedings of the Royal Society B 283, 20161408.

  • Ragazzola, F., Foster, L.C., Jones, C.J., Scott, T.B., Fietzke, J., Kilburn, M.R., Schmidt, D.N., 2016. Impact of high CO2 on the geochemistry of the coralline algae Lithothamnion glaciale. Scientific Reports 6, 20572.

  • Jennions, S.M., Thomas, E., Schmidt, D.N., Lunt, D., Ridgwell, A., 2015. Changes in benthic ecosystems and ocean circulation in the Southeast Atlantic across Eocene Thermal Maximum 2. Paleoceanography 30, 1059-1077.

  • Martínez-Botí, M.A., Foster, G.L., Chalk, T.B., Rohling, E.J., Sexton, P.F., Lunt, D.J., Pancost, R.D., Badger, M.P.S., Schmidt, D.N., 2015. Plio-Pleistocene climate sensitivity evaluated using high-resolution CO2 records. Nature 518, 49-54.

  • Pörtner, H. O., Karl, D., Boyd, P. W., Cheung, W., Lluch-Cota, S. E., Nojiri, Y., Schmidt, D. N., and Zavialov, P., 2014, Ocean systems, in Field, C. B. et al eds., Climate Change 2014: Impacts, Adaptation, and Vulnerability. Part A: Global and Sectoral Aspects. Contribution of Working Group II to the AR5 of the IPCC: Cambridge, UK and New York, NY, USA, Cambridge University Press.

  • JENNIONS, S. M., THOMAS, E., SCHMIDT, D. N., LUNT, D. and RIDGWELL, A. 2015. Changes in benthic ecosystems and ocean circulation in the Southeast Atlantic across Eocene Thermal Maximum 2. Paleoceanography, 30, 1059-1077.

    Field, C. B., et al 2014, Technical Summary, in Field, C. B., et al, Eds., Climate Change 2014: Impacts, Adaptation, and Vulnerability. Part A: Global and Sectoral Aspects. Contribution of Working Group II to the AR5 of the IPCC: Cambridge, UK and New York, NY, USA, Cambridge University Press.

  • IPCC, 2014, Summary for Policymakers, in Field, C. B., et al (ed.), Climate Change 2014: Impacts, Adaptation, and Vulnerability. Part A: Global and Sectoral Aspects. Contribution of Working Group II to the AR5 of the IPCC: Cambridge, UK and New York, NY, USA, Cambridge University Press, p. 1-32.

  • Hönisch, B., Ridgwell, A., Schmidt, D. N., Thomas, E., et al. 2012, The Geological Record of Ocean Acidification: Science, v. 335, no. 6072, p. 1058-1063.

  • Rae, J. W. B., Foster, G. L., Schmidt, D. N., and Elliott, T., 2011, Boron isotopes and B/Ca in benthic foraminifera: Proxies for the deep ocean carbonate system: Earth and Planetary Science Letters, v. 302, no. 3-4, p. 403-413.

  • Ridgwell, A., and Schmidt, D. N., 2010, Past constraints on the vulnerability of marine calcifiers to massive carbon dioxide release: Nature Geoscience, v. 3, no. 3, p. 196-200.

  • Ridgwell, A., Schmidt, D. N., Turley, C., Brownlee, C., Maldonado, M. T., Tortell, P. D., and Young, J. R., 2009, From laboratory manipulatioins to earth system models: predicting pelagic calcification and its consequences: Biogeoscience, v. 6, p. 2611-2623.



Complete list of publications

Selected projects

  • NERC – Does developmental plasticity influence speciation?

    Royal Society – Wolfson Merit award

  • Recent grants

    NERC – Global and local effects of long-term environmental change: A turtle’s eye view

    Royal Society – Adapting to Living in a high CO2 world

    NERC- The pelagic record of ocean acidification since the beginning of industrialisation

    Leverhulme trust – Ocean acidification and responses of the marine benthos in the Southern Ocean

Membership in scientific bodies/juries

  • Young Academy of Europe

  • Fellow of the Royal Society of Biology

    American Geophysical Union (AGU)

    Geochemical Society

    Marine Biological Association (MBA)

    The Micropalaeontological Society

    The Palaeontological Association

  • Intergovernmental Panel for Climate Change (WGII), 2010 – 2014

    NERC/DECC/DEFRA Science and implementation plan writing team for UK ocean acidification theme, 2008/2009

    NERC TAP Strategy on Evolution of Life and the Planet, 2008

    NERC TAP Strategy on Ocean Acidification, 2007

  • Editorial Board Marine Micropalaeontology, since 2013

    Editorial Board Earth and Planetary Science Letters, 2012 – 2015

    Associated Editor, Paleoceanography, since 2011

    Editorial Board Geology, 2008 – 2012

    Special Publications Editor (The Micropalaeontological Society), 2008 – 2010

    The Palaeontological Association, Meetings coordinator, 2008 – 2011

    Officer, The Micropalaeontological Society, 2003 – 2010

Media coverage

  • BBC Radio 4 the world tonight

    BBC Breakfast

    BBC world

    BBCpoints West

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