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Accepting PhD Students

PhD projects

I am open to PhD 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

19972020

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2020

Cultural land-use and vegetation dynamics in the uplands of northern Portugal from the middle Ages to the Modern period

Sá Ferreira, C., Plunkett, G. & Fontes, L., 19 May 2020, In : Journal of Quaternary Science. 11 p.

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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

2019

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

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Widespread drying of European peatlands in recent centuries

Swindles, G., Morris, P., Mullan, D., Payne, R., Roland, T., Amesbury, M., Lamentowicz, M., Turner, E., Gallego-Sala, A., Sim, T., Barr, I., Blaauw, M., Blundell, A., Chambers, F., Charman, D., Feurdean, A., Galloway, J., Galka, M., Green, S., Kajukalo, K. & 19 others, Karofeld, E., Korhola, A., Lamentowicz, L., Langdon, P., Marcisz, K., Mauquoy, D., Mazei, Y., McKeown, M., Mitchell, E., Novenko, E., Plunkett, G., Roe, H., Schoning, K., Sillasoo, Ü., Tsyganov, A., van der Linden, M., Vallranta, M., Warner, B. & Swindles, G., 21 Oct 2019, In : Nature Geoscience. 12, p. 922-928 7 p.

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8 Citations (Scopus)
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2018

Ash from the Changbaishan Qixiangzhan eruption: A new early Holocene marker horizon across East Asia: A New Early Holocene Marker Horizon Across East Asia

Sun, C., Wang, L., Plunkett, G., You, H., Zhu, Z., Zhang, L., Zhang, B., Chu, G. & Liu, J., Aug 2018, In : Journal of Geophysical Research: Solid Earth. 123, 8, p. 6442-6450 9 p.

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7 Citations (Scopus)
125 Downloads (Pure)
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19 Citations (Scopus)
161 Downloads (Pure)

Excavations from Cloghcor Townland, Co. Antrim, 2017: Final Report

Gardiner, M., Megarry, W. & Plunkett, G., 10 Dec 2018

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Multi-proxy indicators in a Pontocaspian system: a depth transect of surface sediment in the SE Caspian Sea

Leroy, S. A. G., Chalié, F., Wesselingh, F. P., Sanjani, M. S., Lahijani, H. A. K., Athersuch, J., Struck, U., Plunkett, G., Reimer, P. J., Habibi, P., Haghani, S., Naderi Beni, A. & Arpe, K., 2018, In : Geologica Belgica. 21, 3-4, p. 143-165

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6 Citations (Scopus)
131 Downloads (Pure)

Plant controls on Late Quaternary whole ecosystem structure and function

Jeffers, E. S., Whitehouse, N. J., Lister, A., Plunkett, G., Barratt, P., Smyth, E., Lamb, P., Dee, M. W., Brookes, S. J., Willis, K. J., Froyd, C. A., Watson, J. E. & Bonsall, M. B., Jun 2018, In : Ecology Letters. 21, 6, p. 814-825

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8 Citations (Scopus)
186 Downloads (Pure)
2017

Did the AD 853 Mount Churchill eruption trigger societal and climatic impacts in the northern mid-latitudes?

Plunkett, G., Jensen, B., Booth, R., Swindles, G., Blundell, A., Mackay, H. & Hughes, P., May 2017. 1 p.

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Multi-proxy dating of Iceland’s major pre-settlement Katla eruption to 822/3 CE

Büntgen, U., Eggertsson, Ó., Wacker, L., Sigl, M., Ljungqvist, F. C., Di Cosmo, N., Plunkett, G., Krusic, P. J., Newfield, T. P., Esper, J., Lane, C., Reinig, F. & Oppenheimer, C., 2017, In : Geology.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

9 Citations (Scopus)

The significance of volcanic ash in Greenland ice cores during the Common Era

Plunkett, G., Pilcher, J., McConnell, J. R., Sigl, M. & Chellman, N., 2017.

Research output: Contribution to conferencePaper

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Trace element analysis of Late Holocene tephras from Greenland ice cores

Plunkett, G., Pearce, N. J., McConnell, J., Pilcher, J., Sigl, M. & Zhao, H., 01 Oct 2017, In : Quaternary Newsletter. 143, p. 10-20 21 p.

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2016

A mid to late Holocene cryptotephra framework from eastern North America

Mackay, H., Hughes, P. D. M., Jensen, B. J. L., Langdon, P. G., Pyne-O'Donnell, S. D. F., Plunkett, G., Froese, D. G., Coulter, S. & Gardner, J. E., 15 Jan 2016, In : Quaternary Science Reviews. 132, p. 101-113

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26 Citations (Scopus)
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Asking awkward questions: querying assumptions about ice core acid signals using tephra

Plunkett, G., Sigl, M., Baillie, M., Pilcher, J., McConnell, J. R. & Hall, V., 2016.

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2015

Asynchrony in key Holocene chronologies: Evidence from Irish bog pines

Torbenson, M. C. A., Plunkett, G., Brown, D. M., Pilcher, J. R. & Leuschner, H. H., Sep 2015, In : Geology. 43, 9, p. 799-802 3 p.

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11 Citations (Scopus)
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Distal tephrochronology in volcanic regions: Challenges and insights from Kamchatkan lake sediments

Plunkett, G., Coulter, S. E., Ponomareva, V. V., Blaauw, M., Klimaschewski, A. & Hammarlund, D., Nov 2015, In : Global and Planetary Change. 134, p. 26-40 15 p.

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19 Citations (Scopus)
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The history of volcanic eruptions since Roman times

Sigl, M., McConnell, J. R., Toohey, M., Plunkett, G., Ludlow, F., Winstrup, M., Kipfstuhl, S. & Motizuki, Y., Dec 2015, In : Past Global Changes Magazine. 23, 2, p. 48-49 2 p.

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Timing, global aerosol forcing, and climate impact of volcanic eruptions during the Common Era

Sigl, M., McConnell, J. R., Winstrup, M., Welten, K. C., Plunkett, G., Ludlow, F., Toohey, M., Büntgen, U., Caffee, M., Kipfstuhl, S., Kostick, C., Krüger, K., Maselli, O. J., Mulvaney, R. & Woodruff, T. E., 2015, In : Geophysical Research Abstracts. 17, 1 p.

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Timing and climate forcing of volcanic eruptions for the past 2,500 years

Sigl, M., Winstrup, M., McConnell, J. R., Welten, K. C., Plunkett, G., Ludlow, F., Büntgen, U., Caffee, M., Chellman, N., Dahl-Jensen, D., Fischer, H., Kipfstuhl, S., Kostick, C., Maselli, O. J., Mekhaldi, F., Mulvaney, R., Muscheler, R., Pasteris, D. R., Pilcher, J. R., Salzer, M. & 4 others, Schüpbach, S., Steffensen, J. P., Vinther, B. M. & Woodruff, T. E., 30 Jul 2015, In : Nature. 523, 7562, p. 543–549 7 p.

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377 Citations (Scopus)
3386 Downloads (Pure)
2014

Ash from Changbaishan Millennium eruption recorded in Greenland ice: Implications for determining the eruption's timing and impact

Sun, C., Plunkett, G., Liu, J., Zhao, H., Sigl, M., McConnell, J. R., Pilcher, J. R., Vinther, B., Steffensen, J. P. & Hall, V., Jan 2014, In : Geophysical Research Letters. 41, 2, p. 694-701 8 p.

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54 Citations (Scopus)
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Exceptionally Long Distance Transport of Volcanic Ash: Implications for Stratigraphy, Hazards and the Sourcing of Distal Tephra Deposits

Jensen, B., Mackay, H., Pyne-O'Donnell, S., Plunkett, G., Hughes, P., Froese, D. & Booth, R., 16 Dec 2014.

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Hydroclimatic changes during the 8.2 ka event revealed by Irish pines

Brown, D., Plunkett, G. & Torbensen, M., 09 May 2014.

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Late Holocene Human Impact on the Landscape in the Cabreira Mountain and Upper Terva valley, Northern Portugal

Ferreira, C., Plunkett, G. & Fontes, L., Jul 2014.

Research output: Contribution to conferencePoster

Post-glacial environmental history of Co. Fermanagh

Plunkett, G., 2014, An Archaeological Survey of Co. Fermanagh; From the earliest settlers to the Flight of the Earls. Belfast: The Stationary Office, p. 13 15 p.

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Rapid climate change did not cause population collapse at the end of the European Bronze Age

Armit, I., Swindles, G. T., Becker, K., Plunkett, G. & Blaauw, M., 02 Dec 2014, In : Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. 111, 48, p. 17045-17049 5 p.

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Transatlantic distribution of the Alaskan White River Ash

Jensen, B., Pyne-O'Donnell, S., Plunkett, G., Froese, D. G., Hughes, P. D. M., Sigl, M., McConnell, J. R., Amesbury, M. J., Blackwell, P. G., van den Bogaard, C., Buck, C. E., Charman, D. J., Clague, J. J., Hall, V., Koch, J., Mackay, H., Mallon, G., McColl, L. & Pilcher, J. R., Oct 2014, In : Geology. 42, 10, p. 875-878

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When is a tephra not a tephra layer? Issues in working with Holocene cryptotephra in Ireland and Greenland

Plunkett, G., Pilcher, J., Sigl, M., Coyle McClung, L. & Hall, V., 2014.

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2013

Ballyoran Bog—environmental core samples

Trainor, P. & Plunkett, G., Dec 2013, Generations. The Archaeology of Five National Road Schemes in County Cork.. Hanley, K. & Hurley, M. F. (eds.). Dublin: National Roads Authority, p. 33 36 p.

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Centennial-scale climate change in Ireland during the Holocene

Swindles, G. T., Lawson, I. T., Matthews, I. P., Blaauw, M., Daley, T. J., Charman, D. J., Roland, T. P., Plunkett, G., Schettler, G., Gearey, B. R., Turner, T. E., Rea, H. A., Roe, H. M., Amesbury, M. J., Chambers, F. M., Holmes, J., Mitchell, F. J. G., Blackford, J., Blundell, A., Branch, N. & 12 others, Holmes, J., Langdon, P., McCarroll, J., McDermott, F., Oksanen, P. O., Pritchard, O., Stastney, P., Stefanini, B., Young, D., Wheeler, J., Becker, K. & Armit, I., Nov 2013, In : Earth-Science Reviews. 126, p. 300-320 21 p.

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Environmental indifference? A critique of environmentally deterministic theories of peatland archaeological site construction in Ireland

Plunkett, G., McDermott, C., Swindles, G. T. & Brown, D. M., 01 Feb 2013, In : Quaternary Science Reviews. 61, p. 17-31 15 p.

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14 Citations (Scopus)

Hydroclimatic changes during the 8.2 ka event inferred from Irish subfossil pines

Torbenson, M. C. A., Plunkett, G. & Brown, D., Dec 2013, p. PP11A-1797.

Research output: Contribution to conferencePoster

2012

A dynamic human socioecology of pre- and protohistoric Ulster

Thurston, T. & Plunkett, G., 2012, Climates, Past Landscapes, and Civilizations. Giosan, L., Fuller, D. Q., Nicoll, K., Flad, R. K. & Clift, P. (eds.). Washington D.C.: American Geophysical Union, p. 177-194 (Geophysical Monographs Series; vol. 198).

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Are peatland water-table reconstructions reliable proxies of past climate?

Swindles, G., Morris, P. J., Baird, A., Blaauw, M. & Plunkett, G., 2012.

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Ecohydrological feedbacks confound peat-based climate reconstructions

Swindles, G. T., Morris, P. J., Baird, A. J., Blaauw, M. & Plunkett, G., 05 Jun 2012, In : Geophysical Research Letters. 39, 11, 4 p., L11401.

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Holocene tephras highlight complexity of volcanic signals in Greenland ice cores

Coulter, S. E., Pilcher, J. R., Plunkett, G., Baillie, M., Hall, V. A., Steffensen, J. P., Vinther, B. M., Clausen, H. B. & Johnsen, S. J., Nov 2012, In : Journal of Geophysical Research: Atmospheres. 117, D21, 16 , D21303.

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53 Citations (Scopus)

The spatial distribution of Holocene cryptotephras in north-west Europe since 7 ka: implications for understanding ash fall events from Icelandic eruptions

Lawson, I. T., Swindles, G. T., Plunkett, G. & Greenburg, D., 18 May 2012, In : Quaternary Science Reviews. 41, p. 57-66

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56 Citations (Scopus)
2011

A 7000 yr perspective on volcanic ash clouds affecting northern Europe

Swindles, G. T., Lawson, I. T., Savov, I. P., Connor, C. B. & Plunkett, G., 05 Aug 2011, In : Geology. 39, 9, p. 887-890 4 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

55 Citations (Scopus)

The methodological basis for fine-resolution, multi-proxy reconstructions of ombrotrophic peat bog surface wetness’: Comments

Swindles, G. T. & Plunkett, G., Apr 2011, In : Boreas. 40, 2, p. 379-382 4 p.

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3 Citations (Scopus)
2010

Age and palaeoenvironmental significance of an inter-tidal peat bed at Ballywoolen, Bann estuary, Co. Londonderry.

Wilson, P. & Plunkett, G., Nov 2010, In : Irish Geography. 43, 3, p. 265-275 11 p.

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3 Citations (Scopus)

Dating peat profiles using tephra: stratigraphy, geochemistry and chronology

Swindles, G. T., De Vleeschouwer, F. & Plunkett, G., 2010, In : Mires and Peat. 7 Article 5, p. 1-9 9 p.

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Testing the palaeoclimatic significance of the Northern Irish bog oak record

Swindles, G. T. & Plunkett, G., Mar 2010, In : The Holocene. 20, 2, p. 155-159 5 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

10 Citations (Scopus)

Testing the reliability of the JEOL FEGSEM 6500F electron microprobe for quantitative major element analysis of glass shards from rhyolitic tephra.

Coulter, S., Pilcher, J., Hall, V., Plunkett, G. & Davies, S. M., Jan 2010, In : Boreas. 39, 1, p. 163-169 7 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

12 Citations (Scopus)