Dr. Jesse Zondervan
My work focuses on understanding physical, chemical and biological processes on the Earth's surface. The Earth's surface is the interface of multiple Earth systems: the lithosphere, the biosphere, the atmosphere and the hydrosphere. I'm interested in how these spheres interact to shape the environment in which we live.
Whilst my training is originally in geology and surface processes, I have experience working across subdisciplines of the Earth sciences and other disciplines such as archaeology.
I approach questions using an integrated approach to fieldwork and digital analysis, including remote sensing, geospatial analysis, machine learning and high-performance computing.
Now I'm working on an ambitious project to transform desolate wastelands into thriving habitats for people and ecosystems. Are you a technologist, scientist, operator, policy expert, land owner, NGO, institute, or otherwise interested? Let's chat.
I just finished working on the ROC-CO₂ project at the University of Oxford as a postdoctoral research associate, and have taken up another Royal Society funded project at UCL.
I'm involved in science communication and I am the Content Editor for Geology for Global Development (GfGD).
Leveraging emerging technologies to drive solutions for planetary resilience
Biogeoengineering and terraforming using synthetic biology (gene editing)
Surface processes controlling mountain landscape evolution
Properties of rock (e.g. lithology, rock strength, chemistry) in relation to geomorphology
Quaternary climate, the carbon cycle and its impact on human evolution and cultures
Development and application of novel dating approaches