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.
Towards a Holarctic synthesis of peatland testate amoeba ecology: development of a new continental-scale palaeohydrological transfer function for North America and comparison to European data
Research output: Contribution to journal › Article
Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceeding › Conference contribution
From Inside the Shell: Applications of Micro-computed Tomography for the Analysis of Arcellinida (Testate Lobose Amoebae)
Research output: Contribution to conference › Paper
Additional searchable ISSN (Electronic): 1099-1417
John Wiley and Sons Ltd
Scopus rating (2017): CiteScore 2.26 SJR 1.18 SNIP 0.845
Scopus rating (2017): CiteScore 4.51 SJR 2.668 SNIP 1.55
Scopus rating (2017): CiteScore 2.03 SJR 1.123 SNIP 0.964
Additional searchable ISSN (Electronic): 1573-0417
Scopus rating (2017): CiteScore 2.2 SJR 1.019 SNIP 1.022
Additional searchable ISSN (Electronic): 1872-616X
Scopus rating (2017): CiteScore 2.49 SJR 1.285 SNIP 1.059
Activity: Participating in or organising an event types › Participation in Festival/Exhibition
Activity: Participating in or organising an event types › Participation in conference
Understanding the links between functional traits and palaeoecological processes in lake Arcellinida (testate lobose amoebae).
Activity: Talk or presentation types › Invited or keynote talk at national or international conference
Contribution to conference papers, events and activities