Dr Elizabeth Jeffers

Research Interests

I am a palaeoecologist investigating the biogeochemical processes underpinning terrestrial carbon sequestration over long and short-time scales. I am currently researching plant biominerals such as calcium oxalate, which protects plants from biotic and abiotic stresses, influences mineral cycling in soils and may offer a novel form of permanent carbon dioxide removal in woodland ecosystems. I am also developing the use of Raman spectroscopy for rapid sensing of plant chemical traits with the aim of creating new tools for ecosystem monitoring.

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Contact Details
E: elizabeth.jeffers@biology.ox.ac.uk
T: 01865 (2) 71114
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