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Research Interests

My research interests centre around the reconstruction of late Quaternary environmental change in wetlands and coastal environments.   I am interested in how these systems function, and in feedbacks between different biological groups and the physical environment over a range of time scales (sub-decadal to millennial scale and longer).  Major research foci include i) applications of benthic protozoans (e.g. testate amoebae and foraminifera) and diatoms in biomonitoring and restoration; ii) the use of palaeoecological, palaeolimnological and geochemical approaches for understanding long-term climate and sea-level change; iii) use of quantitative, multi-proxy techniques to aid palaeoenvironmental reconstruction.  

I am an Adjunct Research Professor, Department of Earth Sciences, Carleton University, Ottawa and a former Director of Research of the Environmental Change Research Cluster, QUB.

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Projects 2010 2016

Research Output 1992 2019

1 Citation (Scopus)

An evaluation of methodologies for calibrating Itrax X-ray fluorescence counts with ICP-MS concentration data for discrete sediment samples

Gregory, B. R. B., Patterson, R. T., Reinhardt, E. G., Galloway, J. M. & Roe, H. M., 11 May 2019, In : Chemical Geology.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

X-ray fluorescence
X rays
1 Citation (Scopus)

Inter-annual Arcellinida (testate lobose amoebae) assemblage dynamics within lacustrine environments

Nasser, N. A., Cullen, J., Patterson, C. W., Patterson, R. T., Roe, H. M. & Galloway, J. M., 01 May 2019, In : Limnologica. 76, p. 60-71

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

lacustrine environment
correspondence analysis
cluster analysis

Late Quaternary Landscape Evolution, Palaeoenvironments and Human Occupation in the North of Ireland

Roe, H., Whitehouse, N. & Knight, J., Jul 2019, Quaternary Research Association. 249 p. (Field Guide)

Research output: Book/ReportBook

Phylogenetic divergence within the Arcellinida (Amoebozoa) is congruent with test size and metabolism type.

Macumber, A., Blandenier, Q., Todorov, M., Duckert, C., Lara, E., Lahr, D., Mitchell, E. & Roe, H., 23 Oct 2019, In : European Journal of Protistology.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Heterotrophic Processes
Economic Inflation


British Ecological Society

Helen Roe (Recipient), 2003

Prize: Appointment

Eaton Fellowship Award, 2014-2016

Helen Roe (Recipient), Dec 2014

Prize: Fellowship awarded competitively

Fellow - Higher Education Academy

Helen Roe (Recipient), 2002

Prize: Election to learned society

Activities 1998 2018

Quaternary Reserach Association Executive Committee (External organisation)

Helen Roe (Board Member)
Jan 2018 → …

Activity: Membership typesMembership of national or international committees and working groups

Royal Irish Academy's Climate Change and Environmental Sciences Committee (External organisation)

Helen Roe (Member)
2018 → …

Activity: Membership typesMembership of national or international committees and working groups

The Secrets of Ireland's Peatlands: Bog Bodies, Volcanoes and Climate Change

Helen Roe (Organiser)
11 Sep 2018

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

Wetlands: An irreplaceable natural resource

Helen Roe (Invited speaker)
02 Feb 2018

Activity: Talk or presentation typesPublic lecture/debate/seminar

9th International Symposium on Testate Amoebae: Recent Advances and Future Research Priorities

Helen Roe (Organiser)
10 Sep 201814 Sep 2018

Activity: Participating in or organising an event typesParticipation in conference