Organisation profile

Organisation profile

The Environmental Change research cluster focuses on how the Earth's environments have changed, or are changing, over a range of different time scales from 50k years to the near instantaneous. There are strong bio-ecological, geomorphological and chronological traditions in our research, which are combined in both Late-Quaternary and Holocene studies as well as in contemporary and future considerations.

Members of the cluster work on a variety of interdisciplinary themes including rock weathering, peatland and carbon budget studies, soil erosion, geoforensics, geostatistics, past and present sea-level change, biological and isotopic proxies for past environment, climate and landscape change, and high-precision chronological reconstruction using AMS 14C dating in the SPUR funded 14CHRONO Centre, tephrochronology, dendrochronology and statistical techniques. The cluster members collaborate at the national and international level and their work informs not only the scientific community but industry and government.

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    Research Output

    A Multi-Proxy Reconstruction of Environmental Change in the Vicinity of the North Bay Outlet of Pro-Glacial Lake Algonquin

    Pyne-O'Donnell, S., Crowhurst, S., Mulligan, R., Stevens, R., Fiacconi, M., Beresford-Jones, D. & Karrow, P., 15 Nov 2019, In : Open Quaternary. 5, 12, 27 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

    Open Access
  • 43 Downloads (Pure)

    An Investigation into 14C offsets in Modern Mollusk Shell and Flesh from Irish Coasts shows no Significant differences in areas of Carbonate Geology

    Allen, K., Reimer, P., Beilman, D. & Crow, S., 01 Dec 2019, In : Radiocarbon. 61, 6, p. 1913-1922 10 p., 28.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  • A Review of Statistics in Palaeoenvironmental Research

    Blaauw, M., Christen, J. A. & Aquino López, M., 03 Sep 2019, In : Journal of Agricultural, Biological, and Environmental Statistics. 25, p. 17-31

    Research output: Contribution to journalReview article

    Open Access
  • 77 Downloads (Pure)


    2013 Lyell Medal

    Paula Reimer (Recipient), 2013

    Prize: National/international honour

  • Activities

    XX INQUA Congress

    Maarten Blaauw (Lecturer)
    27 Jul 2019

    Activity: Participating in or organising an event typesParticipation in workshop, seminar, course

    Universidad Nacional Autonoma de Mexico - Unidad Mazatlan

    Maarten Blaauw (Participant)
    06 May 201910 May 2019

    Activity: Visiting an external institution typesVisiting an external academic institution

    Centro de Investigación en Matemáticas, A.C.

    Maarten Blaauw (Speaker)
    09 Jan 201910 Jan 2019

    Activity: Visiting an external institution typesResearch and Teaching at External Organisation

    Press / Media

    RIA Heritage Podcast Series

    Gill Plunkett


    1 Media contribution

    Press/Media: Other

    Climate change: Widespread drying of European peatlands

    Maarten Blaauw


    1 item of Media coverage

    Press/Media: Expert Comment


    Conservation of Maerl (Calcareous red seaweed) in Europe

    Daryl Birkett (Participant), Christine Maggs (Participant), Matthew Dring (Participant), Charmaine Blake (Participant), Sian Wilson (Participant), Paula Reimer (Participant), Mark Johnson (Participant)

    Impact: Public Policy Impact, Environmental Impact