The School of Geography, Politics and Sociology

Past Environments

Past Environments

Researches long term changes in climate, ecosystems, and biogeochemical cycles

Past Environments Mast Head

Themes

Past Environments

Past Environments research in Newcastle Physical Geography addresses questions about long term changes in climate, ecosystems, and biogeochemical cycles. Understanding these processes over long timescales is vital to predict the impact of future environmental change on our world. We study sediment records obtained from lakes, peatlands, and oceans by analysing the biological and geochemical remains within them. We work globally, with research sites including Alaska, Antarctica, Greenland, Australia, China, and Europe. Our research encompasses climate change, pollution, environmental archaeology, food web structure, and methane emissions.

Staff

Physical Geographies

Dr Andrew Henderson
Senior Lecturer in Physical Geography

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Telephone: +44 (0)191 208 3086

Professor Steve Juggins
Professor of Quantitative Paleoecology

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Telephone: +44 (0) 191 208 8799

Dr Helen Mackay
Teaching Fellow (Physical Geography)

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Telephone: +44 (0)191 208 5344

Dr Emma Pearson
Principal Research Associate

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Telephone: +44 (0) 191 208 6757

Dr Maarten van Hardenbroek van Ammerstol
Lecturer in Physical Geography

Email:
Telephone: +44 (0)191 208 3567

Projects

Postgraduates' Projects

Our postgraduates are working on a wide variety of economic geography subjects. These range from the experiences of young Poles migrating to Northumberland to exploring the branding of NewcastleGateshead in an international context.

Sonja Felder

Mid-Pleistocene transition in the Asian monsoon

Outcomes

Engagement