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PhD projects

I am open to PhS applications in the fields of: Cryptotephra Palynology Mid- to Late Holocene environmental change (peat-based proxies) Prehistoric Ireland (environment/economy/land-use) Past human-environment dynamics


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Reconstructing past environments and cultural activity through pollen and plant macrofossil analysis

Reconstructing past climate change through peat-based proxies


Later Prehistoric Ireland

Wetland archaeology


ARP1006 Ancient Humans and Landscapes

ARP1007 Environmental Change: Past, Present and Future

ARP2041 Ireland in Prehistory

ARP2051 Palaeoenvironmental Techniques

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Research Output

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    Smoking guns and volcanic ash: the importance of sparse tephras in Greenland ice cores

    Plunkett, G., Sigl, M., Pilcher, J., McConnell, J., Chellman, N., Steffensen, J. P. & Büntgen, U., 10 Mar 2020, (Accepted) In : Polar Research.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  • A Late Bronze Age field system and settlement on the Antrim Plateau: preliminary results

    Gardiner, M., Megarry, W. P. & Plunkett, G., 01 Dec 2019, In : Journal of Irish Archaeology. 28, p. 49-57

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

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    Fingal County Council (External organisation)

    Gill Plunkett (Advisor)
    2019 → …

    Activity: Membership typesMembership of public/government advisory/policy group or panel

    Lund University

    Gill Plunkett (Participant)

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

    Valerie Hall, 1946–2016 – Palaeobotanist and Tephrochronologist

    Gill Plunkett (Invited speaker)
    10 Apr 2018

    Activity: Talk or presentation typesInvited or keynote talk at national or international conference

    Northern Ireland Science Festival 2018

    Gill Plunkett (Organiser)
    17 Feb 2018

    Activity: Participating in or organising an event typesParticipation in Festival/Exhibition

    European Geosciences Union General Assembly 2018

    Gill Plunkett (Session chair)

    Activity: Participating in or organising an event typesParticipation in conference

    Press / Media

    RIA Heritage Podcast Series

    Gill Plunkett


    1 Media contribution

    Press/Media: Other

    Volcanoes may have ended the Roman Empire

    Gill Plunkett


    1 Media contribution

    Press/Media: Expert Comment

    "Frankenstein" Bog Mummies Discovered in Scotland

    Gill Plunkett


    1 Media contribution

    Press/Media: Expert Comment