My research focuses on cold-water coral carbonate mounds and their variability through space and time. I am particularly interested in the study of benthic foraminiferal assemblages from these variable and diversified environments that provide a highly valuable tool in these settings. Coupling these faunal studies to other sedimentological and geochemical proxies enables us to reconstruct recent and past small scale environmental and climatic variations.
My study targets mounds from the North-East Atlantic, from the Western and from the Eastern Mediterranean. We aim to better understand the staggered growth of these mounds and their small scale variability in the face of environmental and climatic change, from a faunal and sedimentological standpoint.
Phone: +41 26 300 89 43 | E-mail: robin.fentimen(at)unifr.ch | Office: 1.110