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Graeme T. Swindles, University of Bradford.

Biography

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Graeme's primary interests are associated with the development of quantitative palaeoenvironmental reconstruction techniques for investigating Late Quaternary climate and environmental change and the application of high-resolution dating methods to palaeoenvironmental and archaeological contexts. His current primary research uses a multiproxy methodology based on testate amoebae, plant macrofossils and geochemistry to generate proxy climate records from peatlands in Ireland and Northern Britain. Associated with this, high-resolution chronological methods including tephra, spheroidal carbonaceous particles and 14C dating are used to tightly constrain the palaeoclimate records. These data are being used in the testing of climate forcing mechanisms and for the critical examination of the response and adaptation of past societies to climatic change.

Contact

g.t.swindles@bradford.ac.uk

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Research Interests

Palaeoecology - palaeoclimate - human response to climate change - geoarchaeology.

Themes

Earth, Air, Fire, Water.

Selected Publications

Swindles, G. T., Charman, D. J., Roe, H. M. and Sansum, P. A. (2009) Environmental controls on peatland testate amoebae (Protozoa: Rhizopoda) in the North of Ireland: Implications for Holocene palaeoclimate studies, Journal of Paleolimnology, 42, 123-140.

Plunkett, G. and Swindles, G. T. (2008) Determining the Sun's influence on Late Glacial and Holocene climates: a focus on climate response to centennial-scale solar forcing at 2800 cal. BP, Quaternary Science Reviews, 27, 175-184.

Roe, H. M. and Swindles, G. T. (2008) Post-glacial evolution of the Lower Dun Valley, Co. Antrim: a re-examination of the Movius (1940) sections at Cushendun, In: Whitehouse, N. J., Roe, H. M., McCarron, S. and Knight, J. (eds.), North of Ireland: Field Guide. London: Quaternary Research Association, 117-128.

Roe, H. M. and Swindles, G. T. (2008) Holocene sea-level history and coastal evolution of Glenariff, County Antrim, In: Whitehouse, N. J., Roe, H. M., McCarron, S. and Knight, J. (eds.), North of Ireland: Field Guide. London: Quaternary Research Association, 106-116.

Swindles, G. T. (2008) Dead Island (Moyagoney) bog, County Londonderry, In: Whitehouse, N. J., Roe, H. M., McCarron, S. and Knight, J. (eds.), North of Ireland: Field Guide. London: Quaternary Research Association, 100-105.

Swindles, G. T., Plunkett, G. and Hall, V. A. (2008) Late Quaternary tephrochronology of the North of Ireland, In: Whitehouse, N. J., Roe, H. M., McCarron, S. and Knight, J. (eds.), North of Ireland: Field Guide. London: Quaternary Research Association, 41-45.

Swindles, G. T., G. Plunkett & H. M. Roe (2007) A delayed climatic response to solar forcing at 2800 cal. BP: multi-proxy evidence from three Irish peatlands, The Holocene, 17, 177-182.

Swindles, G. T., Plunkett, G. and Roe, H. M. (2007) A multi-proxy climate record from a raised bog in County Fermanagh, Northern Ireland: a critical examination of the link between bog surface wetness and solar variability, Journal of Quaternary Science, 22, 667-679.


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