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School of Geography

Graeme Swindles Dr Graeme Swindles

Contact details

Room B17c
School of Geography
University of Leeds
University Road
Leeds LS2 9JT   UK

Email:
g.t.swindles

Telephone:
+44 (0) 113 34 39127

Student hours:
Tuesday (all day) - except reading week

Research overview

I am Associate Professor of Earth System Dynamics. I am primarily interested in the use of quantitative reconstruction and statistical modelling techniques for understanding long-term climatic and environmental change. However, I have quite broad research interests in Earth System Science and work on topics concerning both past and present environmental change.

Major research foci include (i) the long-term ecohydrological dynamics and functioning of temperate, tropical and subarctic peatlands; (ii) the use of testate amoebae as environmental indicators in peatlands and lakes; (iii)  high-resolution dating methods including tephrochronology; (iv) the critical examination of past human response and adaptation to climate...

 

Latest publications

Swindles, G.T., Turner, T.E., Roe, H.M., Rea, H.A. and Hall, V.A. 2015. Testing the cause of the Sphagnum austinii (Sull. ex Aust.) decline: multiproxy evidence from a raised bog in Northern Ireland. Review of Palaeobotany and Palynology 213, 17-26.

Armit, I.T., Swindles, G.T., Becker, K.A., Blaauw, M and Plunkett, G.  2014. Rapid climate change did not cause population collapse at the end of the European Bronze Age. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences 111, 17045-17049.

Swindles, G.T., Reczuga, M., Lamentowicz, M., Raby, C., Turner, T.E., Charman, D.J., Gallego-Sala, A., Valderrama, E., Williams, C., Draper, F., Honorio Coronado, E.N., Roucoux, K.H., Baker, T. and Mullan, D.J. 2014. Ecology of testate amoebae in an Amazonian peatland and development of a transfer function for palaeohydrological reconstruction. Microbial Ecology 68, 284-298.

Bowman, V., Francis, J.E., Askin, R.A., Riding, J.B. and Swindles, G.T. 2014. Latest Cretaceous–earliest Paleogene vegetation and climate change at the high southern latitudes: palynological evidence from Seymour Island, Antarctic Peninsula. Palaeogeography, Palaeoclimatology, Palaeoecology 408, 26-47.

Turner, T.E., Swindles, G.T. and Roucoux, K. 2014. Late Holocene ecohydrological and carbon dynamics of a UK raised bog: human activity or climate change? Quaternary Science Reviews 84, 65-85.

 

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