Projects per year
Dr Patricia Warke (BSc, PhD)
A geographer and geomorphologist by training, my early career research focus on rock weathering in desert environments and its role in landscape development has broadened considerably in the last 20 years to include study of the decay dynamics of stone and other masonry materials in archaeological and historical structures. I also have a keen interest in exploring the spatial and temporal complexity of micro-environmental conditions at the rock/air interface and in the identification of early indicators of masonry decay thus enabling targeted intervention of ‘at risk’ materials and buildings. This work has become increasingly relevant in the context of climate change and the greater frequency of extreme weather events that are creating challenging moisture management conditions for historic buildings.
I have been involved in conservation programmes for a wide range of buildings providing advice about the causes of deterioration and possible remedial actions. For example, I have been involved in development of a rapid Condition Assessment and Risk Evaluation scheme (CARE) which has been used to assess the condition of archaeological and historical stonework and help in the prioritization of intervention. This scheme has been applied to archaeological structures in Petra, Southern Jordan(1), rock art sites in the UK(2) and as the basis of an inventory of the condition of historic buildings in Northern Ireland(3).
(1)Warke, P.A., Smith, B.J., Bala’awi, F. & Ishakat, F. 2014. Rapid base-line condition assessment of rock-cut tombs at Petra, southern Jordan: a case study in prioritizing intervention. In Proceedings of ‘Man and the Desert’ Conference, Wadi Rum, Jordan 11–13 November 2011
(2)Giesen, M.J., Ung, A., Warke, P.A., Christgen, B., Mazel, A.D. & Graham, D.W. 2014 Condition Assessment and Preservation of Open-Air Rock Art Panels during Climate Change. Journal of Cultural Heritage, 15(1): 49–56
Johnston, B., Ruffell, A., Warke, P. & McKinley, J., 04 Dec 2019, In : Heritage. 2, 4, p. 2802-2813
Research output: Contribution to journal › ArticleOpen AccessFile63 Downloads (Pure)
Comparative investigation of the spatial distribution of past weathering impacts on sandstone masonryJohnston, B., McKinley, J. & Warke, P., 01 Jan 2019, In : Geomorphology. 324, p. 25-35 11 p.
Research output: Contribution to journal › ArticleOpen AccessFile1 Citation (Scopus)105 Downloads (Pure)
Warke, P. A., McCabe, S., McAllister, D. & McGreevy, J. P., 01 Jul 2019, In : Chikei/Transactions, Japanese Geomorphological Union. 40, 3, p. 279-297
Research output: Contribution to journal › Article
Detecting Voids within a Historical Building Façade: A Comparative Study of Three High Frequency GPR AntennaJohnston, B., Ruffell, A., McKinley, J. & Warke, P., Jul 2018, In : Journal of Cultural Heritage. 32, p. 117-123 7 p.
Research output: Contribution to journal › ArticleOpen AccessFile10 Citations (Scopus)361 Downloads (Pure)
Warke, P., 2018, From the Lighthouse: Interdisciplinary Reflections on Light. Strang, V., Edensor, T. & Puckering, J. (eds.). London: Routledge, p. 117-122 6 p.
Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceeding › Chapter
Investigation of effects and effectiveness of stone surface treatment products through field exposure and laboratory trials
Patricia Warke (Advisor)01 Apr 2012 → 30 Sep 2012
Activity: Consultancy types › KTP & Consultancy in kind
Patricia Warke (Invited speaker)17 Mar 2011
Activity: Participating in or organising an event types › Participation in conference