Stella Alexandroff

Photograph of Stella Alexandroff
  • Researching: Variability of Atlantic inflow using sclerochronology: Scotland-Norway branch of the North Atlantic Current
  • Room: CM304
  • Phone: +44 1248 382303
  • E-mail: osp407


I studied Ecology at the University of Vienna and at the Université Pierre et Marie Curie in Paris. My diploma thesis focused on taxonomic diversity, reef zonation and growth forms in Recent and Pleistocene coral reefs in the Red Sea. I completed my studies with a master's degree at the University of Vienna in 2013 and moved to Bangor in April 2014 as a PhD student and Marie Curie Research Fellow.


My PhD project is part of the EU-funded Marie Curie Initial Training Network ARAMACC ( Annually Resolved Archives of Marine Climate Change ) and focuses on the hydrographic variability of the NE Atlantic. To study past marine conditions, we construct chronologies and isotope series using the bivalves Glycymeris glycymeris and Arctica islandica collected in Scottish shelf seas. The shells serve as high-resolution archives of past marine climate: by looking at their annual growth rates and sub-annual geochemical compositions, we can reconstruct environmental changes that took place long before instrumental recording started.



Alexandroff SJ, Zuschin M, Kroh A; 2016.
Quantitative comparison of Pleistocene and Recent coral reef habitats in the northern Red Sea (El Quseir, Egypt). Facies, 62(2), 1-12
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