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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

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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.

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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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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)
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18 Citations (Scopus)
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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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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)
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2017

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.

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9 Citations (Scopus)

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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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 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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374 Citations (Scopus)
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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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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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72 Citations (Scopus)
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2013

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)
2012

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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55 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.

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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.

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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.

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12 Citations (Scopus)
2009
24 Citations (Scopus)

Making hay while the sun shines? Socio-economic change, cereal production and climatic deterioration in Early Medieval Ireland

Kerr, T., Swindles, G. T. & Plunkett, G., Dec 2009, In : Journal of Archaeological Science. 36, 12, p. 2868-2874 7 p.

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19 Citations (Scopus)

Revealing the ancient environment on the N4, Edercloon, Co. Longford.

Bermingham, N., Plunkett, G., Reilly, E. & Stuijts, I., 2009, In : Seanda. 4, p. 12-15 4 p.

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2008
44 Citations (Scopus)

Vegetation history at the multi-period prehistoric complex at Ballynahatty, Co. Down, Northern Ireland.

Plunkett, G., Carroll, F., Hartwell, B., Whitehouse, N. & Reimer, P., Jan 2008, In : Journal of Archaeological Science. 35(1), 1, p. 181-190 10 p.

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10 Citations (Scopus)
2007

A delayed climatic response to solar forcing at 2800 cal. BP: Multiproxy evidence from three Irish peatlands

Swindles, G. T., Plunkett, G. & Roe, H. M., 01 Mar 2007, In : Holocene. 17, 2, p. 177-182 6 p.

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74 Citations (Scopus)

A delayed climatic response to solar forcing at 2800 cal. BP: multi-proxy evidence from three Irish peatlands.

Swindles, G. T., Plunkett, G. & Roe, H., 2007, In : The Holocene. 17, p. 177-182 6 p.

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54 Citations (Scopus)

Archaeological and Palaeoecological investigations of a Middle Bronze Age settlement at Ballyarnet Lake, Co. Derry

O'Neill, J., Plunkett, G. & Whitehouse, N., 2007, In : Ulster Journal of Archaeology. 66, p. 39-49 11 p.

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103 Citations (Scopus)
2006

Hekla 3, environmental downturn and Irish Late Bronze Age hillfort connections revisited.

Plunkett, G., 2006, In : Emania. 20, p. 55-60 6 p.

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Peatland archaeology in Northern Ireland: an evaluation

Plunkett, G. & Foley, C., Jan 2006, In : Journal of Wetland Archaeology. 6, p. 83-97 15 p.

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37 Citations (Scopus)
2004

A precisely-dated lake-level rise marked by diatomite formation in northeastern Ireland

Plunkett, G., Whitehouse, N., Hall, V., Brown, D. & Baillie, M., Jan 2004, In : Journal of Quaternary Science. 19(1), 1, p. 3-7 5 p.

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17 Citations (Scopus)

Human exploitation and biota of Islands

Whitehouse, N. J., Murphy, E. M. & Plunkett, G., 01 Jan 2004, In : Environmental Archaeology. 9, 2, p. 113-115 3 p.

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Human settlement and biota of islands.

Whitehouse, N., Murphy, E. & Plunkett, G., 2004, In : Environmental Archaeology. 9, p. 113-115 3 p.

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New dates for first millennium BC tephra isochrones in Ireland

Hall, V., Plunkett, G., Pilcher, J. & McCormac, G., Sep 2004, In : The Holocene. 14, 5, p. 780-786 7 p.

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37 Citations (Scopus)