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Antony Blundell Dr Antony Blundell

Contact details

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



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Short CV

Present position

  • Researcher at the School of Geography, University of Leeds.

Previous posts

  • March 2006 – November 2008. Postdoctoral Research Fellow on NERC and DSTL (Defence Science and Technology Laboratory) funded project. University of Liverpool.
  • ‘Modelling soil magnetism for defence, humanitarian and environmental purposes'.
    Principle investigator, Prof J. Dearing)
  • October 2003 – November 2005. Postdoctoral Research Fellow on EU funded ‘ACCROTELM’ (Abrupt Climate Changes Recorded over the European Land Mass) Project, Web address: . University of Plymouth.
  • June 2002 – April 2003. Postdoctoral Research Fellow on NERC small grant. University of Southampton. 
    ‘The Holocene palaeoclimate record of eastern Newfoundland: Developing a high-resolution terrestrial climatic response model from raised peat bogs.’ (Principal investigator, Dr. Paul Hughes)

Qualifications & education

  • Ph.D., Palaeoecology, University of Southampton, 2002.
  • M.Sc. Recent Environmental Change, University of Liverpool 1997.
  • B.Sc. (Hons) Geography, University of Liverpool, 1996.
  • Membership of Learned Societies
  • Quaternary Research Association (QRA)

Other details

  • Peatland palaeoecology, hydrology and present day management
  • Quaternary environmental and climate change
  • Environmental magnetism
  • Geographical Information Systems (GIS).

Skills & experience
  • Upland hydrology
  • Testate amoebae analyses
  • Peatland macrofossil identification
  • Environmental magnetism
  • ArcGIS
  • VBA programming in Excel
  • Multivariate statistical analyses