Dr Sev Kender

Dr Sev Kender

Team Leader Palaeoclimate and Palaeoenvironment

Location: Keyworth

Tel: 0115 936 3068

E-mail Dr Sev Kender

ORCID: 0000000342163214


Research interests

  • I am interested in the changes to Earth's climate and oceanography through the Phanerozoic, how these changes have been influenced by orbital, tectonic and volcanic variations, and how these impacted marine and terrestrial life. My research has largely focussed on microfossil, isotopic, and sedimentological evidence preserved in marine sediment cores to understand environmental and climatic changes across major climate transitions. These include carbon isotope excursions from the Jurassic and Palaeogene, ice sheet expansions during the Eocene-Oligocene transition, the middle Miocene climate transition, and the mid-Pleistocene transition, and Antarctic environmental changes during the de-glacial.

Professional association

Published outputs

Key papers

ASAHI, H., KENDER, S., IKEHARA, M., SAKAMOTO, T., TAKAHASHI, K., RAVELO, A.C., ALVAREZ ZARIKIAN, C., KHIM B.K. and LENG, M.J. 2016. Orbital-scale benthic foraminiferal oxygen isotope stratigraphy at the northern Bering Sea Slope Site U1343 (IODP Expedition 323) and its Pleistocene paleoceanographic significance. Deep Sea Research II, 125-126: 66–83.

ROBERTS, J., GOTTSCHALK, J., SKINNER, L.C., PECK, V.L., KENDER, S., ELDERFIELD, H., WAELBROECK, C., RIVEIROS, N.V. and HODELL, D.A. 2016. Evolution of South Atlantic density and chemical stratification across the last deglaciation. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America, 113: 514–519, doi: 10.1073/pnas.1511252113.

ARCULUS, R.J. et al. 2015. A record of spontaneous subduction initiation in the Izu–Bonin–Mariana arc. Nature Geoscience, 8: 728–733, doi: 10.1038/ngeo2515

ELMORE, A.C., MCCLYMONT, E.L., ELDERFIELD, H., KENDER, S., COOK, M.R., LENG, M.J., GREAVES, M. and MISRA, S. 2015. Antarctic Intermediate Water properties since 400 ka recorded in infaunal (Uvigerina peregrina) and epifaunal (Planulina wuellerstorfi) benthic foraminifera. Earth and Planetary Science Letters, 428: 193-203.

PECK, V.L., ALLEN, C.S., KENDER, S., MCCLYMONT, E.L. and HODGSON, D.A. 2015. Oceanographic variability on the West Antarctic Peninsula during the Holocene and the influence of upper circumpolar deep water. Quaternary Science Reviews, 119: 54–65, doi: 10.1016/j.quascirev.2015.04.002.

KENDER, S., YU, J. and PECK, V.L. 2014. Deep ocean carbonate ion increase linked to Miocene CO2 decline. Scientific Reports, 4: 4187, doi: 10.1038/srep04187.

KAMINSKI, M A, KENDER, S, CIUREJ, A., BĂLC, R. and SETOYAMA, E. 2013. Pliocene Agglutinated Benthic Foraminifera from Site U1341 in the Bering Sea (IODP Exp. 323). Geological Quarterly, 57: 335-342.  

KENDER, S and KAMINSKI, M A. 2013. Arctic Ocean benthic foraminiferal faunal change associated with the onset of perennial sea ice in the Middle Miocene. Journal of Foraminiferal Research, 43: 99-109.

KENDER, S, STEPHENSON, M A, RIDING, J B, LENG, M J, KNOX, R W O'B,PECK, V L, KENDRICK, C P, ELLIS, M A, VANE, C H and JAMIESON, R. 2012. Marine and terrestrial environmental changes in NW Europe preceding carbon release at the Paleocene-Eocene transition. Earth and Planetary Science Letters, 353-354, 108-120.

RIDING, J B, LENG, M J, KENDER, S, HESSELBO, S P and FEIST-BURKHARDT, S. 2012. Isotopic and palynological evidence for a new Early Jurassic environmental perturbation. Palaeogeography, Palaeoclimatology, Palaeoecology, in press.

HOPSON, P, FARRANT, A, WILKINSON, I, WOODS, M, KENDER, S and JEHLE, S. 2011. The lithostratigraphy and biostratigraphy of the Chalk Group (Upper Coniacian to Upper Campanian) at Scratchell’s Bay and Alum Bay, Isle of Wight, UK. Proceedings of the Geologists’ Association, 122, 850-861.

SALZMANN, U, WILLIAMS, M, JOHNSON, A L A, KENDER, S and ZALASIEWCZ, J. 2011. Climate and environment of a Pliocene warm world. Palaeogeography Palaeoclimatology Palaeoecology, 309, 1-8.

PECK, V L, YU, J, KENDER, S and RIESSELMAN, C. 2010. Shifting ocean carbonate chemistry during the Eocene-Oligocene climate transition: Implications for deep-ocean Mg/Ca paleothermometry. Paleoceanography, 25, PA4219, doi:10.1029/2009PA001906.

EXPEDITION 323 SCIENTISTS, 2009. Bering Sea paleoceanography: Pliocene-Pleistocene paleoceanography and climate history of the Bering Sea. IODP Preliminary Reports, 323. doi:10.2204/ iodp.pr.323.2009.

KAMINSKI, M A, SILYE, L, and KENDER, S. 2009. Miocene Deep-Water Agglutinated Foraminifera from IODP Hole M0002a, Lomonosov Ridge: Faunal Constraints for the Timing of the Opening of the Fram Strait. Micropaleontology, 55: 117-135.

KENDER, S, PECK, V L, JONES, R W, and KAMINSKI, M A. 2009. Middle Miocene oxygen minimum zone expansion offshore West Africa: Evidence for global cooling precursor events. Geology, 37, 699-702.

KENDER, S, KAMINSKI, M A, and JONES, B W. 2008. Early to Middle Miocene Foraminifera from the deep-sea Congo Fan, Offshore Angola. Micropaleontology, 54: 477-568.

KENDER, S, KAMINSKI, M A, and JONES, B W. 2008. Oligocene deep-water agglutinated foraminifera from the Congo Fan, offshore Angola: palaeoenvironments and assemblage distributions. Proceedings of the Seventh International Workshop on Agglutinated Foraminifera KAMINSKI, M.A. and COCCIONI, R. (editors). Grzybowski Foundation Special Publication, 13: 107-156.

KENDER, S, KAMINSKI, M A, and JONES, B W. 2006. Four new species of deep-water agglutinated foraminifera from the Oligocene-Miocene of the Congo Fan (Offshore Angola). Micropaleontology, 52: 465-470.