Quaternary Environmental Change Group


Research by the QECRG elucidates environmental change and human-environment linkages over timescales extending from tens of years to hundreds of thousands of years. Proxies for climatic change are retrieved from lake-sediment records, loess, coastal and desert dunes, historical archives and remotely sensed data. The group brings together expertise in palaeoecology (especially in pollen and diatoms), luminescence dating, remote sensing and the study of records of volcanic activity. To enable this research, the group also maintains state-of-the-art laboratories for luminescence dating, palaeoecology and the analysis of sediments, and for the analysis of remotely sensed data.

Members of the group are leading research projects in records of Holocene tropical climate change in Africa and central America, southern African climates and the record of early modern humans, records of dust flux through the late Quaternary, the impact of volcanic activity on human health, and changes in forest and mangrove cover in Brazil and Australia.

Professor Geoff Duller
Institute of Geography and Earth Sciences
University of Wales Aberystwyth
SY23 3DB
Wales, UK

Telephone: (44) 01970 622611
e-mail: ggd@aber.ac.uk

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