Dr Andrew Henderson
Senior Lecturer in Physical Geography
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- Telephone: +44 (0)191 208 3086
- Fax: +44 (0)191 208 5421
- Address: School of Geography, Politics and Sociology,
Newcastle upon Tyne,
NE1 7RU, UK
Room: Daysh 2.21
I am a Physical Geographer who works at the interface of chemical, ecological and geological sciences, and my research aims to understand the patterns and mechanisms of climate change by using the ‘natural climate experiments of the past’ archived in lake and ocean sediments. In particular, much of my research has focussed on understanding Holocene Asian monsoon variability, (sub) arctic climate evolution and equatorial Pacific climate variability. To decipher past changes in climate I use the stable isotope and geochemical composition of a range of minerals, including carbonates, diatom silica and/or specific molecules (biomarkers). More recently, I have been looking towards ‘deeper time’ to capture the full range of natural climate variability capable in the Earth system, and have started to work on late Cenozoic sequences recovered from the Japan Sea on IODP Expedition 346.
2000-2004 Ph.D. Physical Geography, University College London
1998-1999 M.Res. Environmental Sciences, University College London
1995-1998 B.Sc. (Hons) Natural Sciences, Durham University
2012- Lecturer in Physical Geography, Newcastle University
2011-2012 C3W Lecturer in Quaternary Environmental Change, Aberystwyth University
2008-2011 SAGES Lecturer in Geosciences, University of Glasgow
2007-2008 Lecturer in Quaternary Environmental Change, Aberystwyth University
2004-2007 Postdoctoral Research Associate, University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign
Roles and responsibilities
Member, NERC Isotope Geoscience Facilities Steering Committee (2014- )
Editorial Board Member, Scientific Reports (2014- )
Member, School of GPS Research Committee (2014 -)
Member, NERC Peer Review College (2012- )
Co-ordinator of the Geography Seminar Series (2012-)
Executive committee member, International Paleolimnology Association (2009-)
Book Review Editor and on the Board of Advisors, Journal of Paleolimnology (2009-)
Ph.D. Title: Mid-Pleistocene transition in the Asian monsoon
Miss Frederike Wittkopp (University of Birmingham)
Ph.D. Title: Neogene to millennial scale evolution of the Asian monsoon: the role of Himalaya and Tibetan Plateau uplift
Mr Ben Smith (University of Glasgow)
Ph.D. Title: Assessing carbon and nutrient leakage from peatland soils arising from the Gordonbush renewable energy development
Funded by SSE Renewables, EPSRC and the Energy Technology Partnership
GEO1005: Environmental Issues (Module Leader)
GEO1019: Blencathra Field Class
GEO2037: Ireland Field Trip
GEO2111: Doing Geographical Research - Theory and Practice
GEO2127: Key methods in Physical Geography
GEO3099: Dissertation (Mentor)
GEO3126: Global Environmental Change in the Anthropocene (Module Leader)
- Schmidt M, Fuchs M, Henderson ACG, Kossler A, Leng MJ, Mackay AW, Shemang E, Riedel F. Paleolimnological features of a mega-lake phase in the Makgadikgadi Basin (Kalahari, Botswana) during Marine Isotope Stage 5 inferred from diatoms. Journal of Paleolimnology 2017, Epub ahead of print.
- Kaufman DS, Axford YL, Henderson ACG, McKay NP, Oswald WW, Saenger C, Anderson RS, Bailey HL, Clegg B, Gajewski K, Hu FS, Jones MC, Massa C, Routson CC, Werner A, Wooller MJ, Yu ZC. Holocene climate changes in eastern Beringia (NW North America) - A systematic review of multi-proxy evidence. Quaternary Science Reviews 2015, (ePub ahead of Print).
- Tibby J, Barr C, McInerney FA, Henderson ACG, Leng MJ, Greenway M, Marshall JC, McGregor GB, Tyler JJ, McNeil V. Carbon isotope discrimination in leaves of the broad-leaved paperbark tree, Melaleuca quinquenervia, as a tool for quantifying past tropical and subtropical rainfall. Global Change Biology 2016, 22(10), 3474-3486.
- Zhang J, Ma XY, Qiang M, Huang XZ, Li S, Guo XY, Henderson ACG, Holmes JA, Chen FH. Developing inorganic carbon-based radiocarbon chronologies for Holocene lake sediments in arid NW China. Quaternary Science Reviews 2016, 144, 66-82.
- Bailey HL, Kaufman DS, Henderson ACG, Leng MJ. Synoptic-scale controls on the δ180 in precipitation across Beringia. Geophysical Research Letters 2015, 42(11), 4608-4616.
- Riedel F, Henderson ACG, Heussner KU, Kaufmann G, Kossler A, Leipe C, Shemang E, Taft L. Dynamics of a Kalahari long-lived mega-lake system: hydromorphological and limnological changes in the Makgadikgadi Basin (Botswana) during the terminal 50 ka. Hydrobiologia 2014, 739(1), 25-53.
- Bailey HL, Henderson ACG, Sloane HJ, Snelling A, Leng MJ, Kaufman DS. The effect of species on lacustrine δ18Odiatom and its implications for palaeoenvironmental reconstructions. Journal of Quaternary Science 2014, 29(4), 393-400.
- Liu X, Colman SM, Brown ET, Henderson ACG, Werne JP, Holmes JA. Abrupt deglaciation on the northeastern Tibetan Plateau: evidence from Lake Qinghai. Journal of Paleolimnology 2014, 51(2), 223-240.
- Leng MJ, Henderson ACG. Recent advances in isotopes as palaeolimnological proxies. Journal of Paleolimnology 2013, 49(3), 481-496.
- Gavin DG, Henderson ACG, Westover KS, Fritz SC, Walker IR, Leng MJ, Hu FS. Abrupt Holocene climate change and anti-phased response to solar forcing in western Canada. Quaternary Science Reviews 2011, 30(9-10), 1243-1255.
- Rao ZG, Wu Y, Zhu ZY, Jia GD, Henderson A. Is the maximum carbon number of long-chain n-alkanes an indicator of grassland or forest? Evidence from surface soils and modern plants. Chinese Science Bulletin 2011, 56(16), 1714-1720.
- Henderson ACG, Holmes JA, Leng MJ. Late Holocene isotope hydrology of Lake Qinghai, NE Tibetan Plateau: effective moisture variability and atmospheric circulation changes. Quaternary Science Reviews 2010, 29(17-18), 2215-2223.
- Rao Z, Zhu Z, Jia G, Henderson ACG, Wu Y, Xue Q, Wang S. Compound specific δD of long-chain n-alkanes derived from terrestrial higher plants are indicative of the δD of meteoric waters: Evidence from surface soils in eastern China. Organic Geochemistry 2009, 40(8), 922-930.
- Henderson ACG, Holmes JA. Palaeolimnological evidence for environmental change over the past millennium from Lake Qinghai sediments: a review and future research prospective. Quaternary International 2009, 194(1-2), 134-147.
- Liu ZH, Henderson ACG, Huang YS. Regional moisture source changes inferred from late Holocene stable isotope records. Advances in Atmospheric Sciences 2008, 25(6), 1021-1028.
- Colman SM, Yu SY, An Z, Shen J, Henderson ACG. Late Cenozoic climate changes in China’s western interior: A review of research on Lake Qinghai and comparison with other records. Quaternary Science Reviews 2007, 26(17-18), 2281-2300.
- Liu ZH, Henderson ACG, Huang YS. Alkenone-based reconstruction of late Holocene surface temperature and salinity changes in Lake Qinghai, China. Geophysical Research Letters 2006, 33(9), L09707.
- Sayer CD, Hoare DJ, Simpson GL, Henderson ACG, Liptrot EL, Jackson ML, Appleby PG, Boyle JF, Jones JI, Waldock MJ. TBT causes ecosystem collapse in freshwater lakes. Environment, Science and Technology 2006, 40(17), 5269-5275.
- Henderson ACG, Holmes JA, Zhang JW, Leng MJ, Carvalho LR. A carbon- and oxygen-isotope record of recent environmental change from Qinghai Lake, NE Tibetan Plateau. Chinese Science Bulletin 2003, 48(14), 1463-1468.
- Zhang JW, Min J, Chen FH, Battarbee RW, Henderson ACG. High-resolution precipitation variations in the Northeast Tibetan Plateau over the last 800 years documented by sediment cores from Qinghai Lake. Chinese Science Bulletin 2003, 48(14), 1451-1456.
- Zander PD, Kaufman DS, McKay NP, Kuehn SC, Henderson ACG. Using correlated tephras to refine radiocarbon-based age models, upper and lower Whitshed Lakes, south-central Alaska. Quaternary Geochronology 2018, 45, 9-22.