Francesco is a palaeo-climatologist and currently a Lecturer in Physical Geography at the Department of Geography.
He received a PhD in Marine Geology from Stockholm University, Sweden, in 2016. Shortly after, he was awarded a Postdoctoral Fellowship at the Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory of Columbia University in New York, and since 2018 he has been a University Lecturer in Cambridge. Francesco’s expertise revolves around the use of physical and chemical evidence preserved in geological archives to reconstruct past climate in terrestrial and marine environments around the world. His work has earned him the Climate Division’s Outstanding Early Career Scientist Award at the European Geophysical Union. Francesco’s current research focuses on the development of statistical tools and chronological applications to quantify the phasing of abrupt climate shifts recorded in ice cores and deep-sea sediment records. His academic interests also include the evaluation of numerical climate models to improve predictability for future climate change.