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Seminars

Climate and Environmental Dynamics

Seminars which may be of interest to members of the Climate and Environmental Dynamics research group within the Department of Geography.

There are no forthcoming seminars scheduled at present.

Previous seminars

  • 10th June 2020 - Rory Walshe (University of Cambridge):
    Using documentary archive material to develop an improved historical chronology of cyclones in Mauritius and lessons for disaster risk reduction. Details…
  • 28th May 2020 - Lis Gallant (University of Cambridge):
    Assessing hazards in distributed volcanic fields. Details…
  • 14th May 2020 - Dr Elena Maters (University of Cambridge, Department of Chemistry):
    Experimental insights on volcanic ash as a reactive agent in the environment. Details…
  • 5th March 2020 - Nick Scroxton (University College Dublin):
    Integrating northern and southern hemisphere stalagmites: what they can tell us about tropical climate dynamics and civilization collapse at the 4.2 kyr event. Details…
  • 27th February 2020 - Christine Batchelor, Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU), Trondheim, Norway:
    The use of marine geophysical data to investigate the climate and environment of the Quaternary. Details…
  • 19th February 2020 - Lauren Davies, University of Alberta:
    Implications of Holocene cryptotephra records in North America. Details…
  • 13th February 2020 - Niall W. Paterson, CASP:
    Volcanic mercury and plant mutagenesis during the end-Permian mass extinction. Details…
  • 6th February 2020 - Christoph Nehrbass-Ahles (University of Cambridge/BAS):
    Abrupt CO2 release to the atmosphere under glacial and early interglacial climate conditions. Details…
  • 30th January 2020 - CED new PhDs:
    Introduction of new PhD students. Details…
  • 23rd January 2020 - Russell Drysdale (University of Melbourne):
    Talk 1 of 2: Speleothem records of abrupt warming events during the last glacial period. Details…
  • 9th January 2020 - Raimund Muscheler (University of Lund):
    Talk 2 of 2: Synchronising climate records via the cosmic ray signal in environmental archives. Details…
  • 5th December 2019 - Jack Atkinson (Department of Geography, Cambridge):
    The evolution of laminar thermals - from blob, to jellyfish, to ring.. Details…
  • 28th November 2019 - Nick McCave, University of Cambridge:
    Evading problems of IRD in palaeocurrent estimation: Glacial to Recent changes in flows around Greenland. Details…
  • 22nd November 2019 - Giada Centenaro (Department of Geography, Cambridge):
    New insight on the mycorrhizal fungus–host association, expected to emerge from combining dendrochronology, wood anatomy, mycology and ecology. Details…
  • 21st November 2019 - Thomas Laepple, Alfred Wegener Institute:
    Beyond mean climate change:  Using paleoclimate archives to better constrain climate variability. . Details…
  • 14th November 2019 - Paula Reimer, Queens University Belfast:
    The IntCal20 radiocarbon calibration curve - composition and consequences. Details…
  • 7th November 2019 - Joe McConnell (Desert Research Institute, USA):
    Volcanic history archived in glacial ice. Details…
  • 31st October 2019 - Joe McConnell, Desert Research Institute, current "Shackleton visiting fellow" at Clare Hall:
    Aerosols and Ancient History in Arctic and Alpine Ice. Details…
  • 24th October 2019 - Cameron Petrie, University of Cambridge:
    Does climate change really cause collapse? Insights from the Land, Water and Settlement and TwoRains projects. Details…
  • 23rd October 2019 - Hans de Leeuw, Department of Chemistry, Cambridge:
    Validating the NAME dispersion model with TROPOMI satellite observations for the 2019 Raikoke eruption . Details…
  • 10th October 2019 - Christine Bachelor (SPRI):
    The use of marine geophysical data to investigate the climate and environment of the Quaternary. Details…
  • 15th April 2019 - Prof. Felix Riede, Aarhus University :
    Moments of crisis – volcanic eruptions, environmental impacts and societal change in the northern European past. Details…
  • 28th March 2019 - Trond Dokken, Norwegian Research Centre, Bergen:
    The anatomy of abrupt climate change over Dansgaard-Oeschger cycles seen from the North Atlantic/Nordic Seas. Details…
  • 22nd November 2018 - Prof. Francois Primeau (University of California Irvine, USA):
    Global Estimates of Marine Nitrogen Fixation based on a Non-Redfield Inverse Model. Details…
  • 15th November 2018 - Prof Hans Linderholm, University of Gothenburg:
    Climate and human health in the last two millennia. Details…
  • 1st November 2018 - Dr Mario Krapp (Department of Zoology):
    A comprehensive climate history of the last 800,000 years and its application to ecological modelling. Details…
  • 1st November 2018 - Dr Nick Blegen, University of Cambridge:
    World Enough & Time: Tephrostratigraphy and Modern Human Evolution in Middle-Late Pleistocene East Africa. Details…
  • 18th October 2018 - Prof. Ulf Buentgen (Department of Geography):
    Re-thinking the boundaries of dendrochronology. Details…
  • 18th October 2018 - Dr Ina Neugebauer, GFZ Potsdam (Visiting Scholar, Department of Geography, University of Cambridge) :
    Varves and tephras in the palaeoclimate record of the Dead Sea. Details…
  • 3rd October 2018 - Chuan-Chou Shen, National Taiwan University:
    Orbital-scale East Asian-Australian summer monsoon dynamics and a centennial earth magnetic reversal event at 98 ka. Details…
  • 15th May 2018 - Stefan Kröpelin, University of Cologne:
    The Eastern Sahara: From Holocene climate to prehistoric archaeology to the desert roots of Pharaonic civilisation and World Heritage. Details…
  • 26th April 2018 - Denis-Didier Rousseau - Laboratoire de Meteorologie Dynamique & CERES-ERTI:
    Record of abrupt changes of last climate cycle in European glacial dust deposits. Details…
  • 9th March 2018 - Lisa Bröder:
    Quantifying transport time and degradation of terrigenous organic carbon across the East Siberian Arctic shelf. Details…
  • 8th March 2018 - Barbara Maher, Lancaster University:
    Recent developments and debates in East Asian monsoon palaeoclimatology. Details…
  • 8th March 2018 - Dr Walter Immerzeel, Faculty of Geosciences, Universiteit Utrecht, The Netherlands:
    CANCELLED DUE TO STRIKE ACTION Recent advances in understanding climate, glacier and river dynamics in high mountain Asia. Details…
  • 8th March 2018 - Walter Immerzeel, University of Utrecht:
    CANCELLED DUE TO STRIKE ACTION Recent advances in understanding climate, glacier and river dynamics in high mountain Asia. Details…
  • 1st March 2018 - Francesco Muschitiello ( Department of Geography, University of Cambridge):
    Deep-water circulation changes lead North Atlantic climate during deglaciation. Details…
  • 22nd February 2018 - Andrey Ganopolski, Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research:
    Modeling and understanding of Quaternary climate cycles . Details…
  • 21st February 2018 - Professor Dorthe Dahl-Jensen, Niels Bohr Institute, University of Copenhagen:
    Greenland ice cores tell tales on past sea level changes. Details…
  • 15th February 2018 - Fredrik Charpentier Ljungqvist, Department of History, Bolin Centre for Climate Research, Stockholm University:
    Reconciling centennial-scale climate variation during the last millennium in reconstructions and simulations. Details…
  • 8th February 2018 - Alex Piotrowski (Dept of Earth Science):
    Reconstructing deep ocean circulation pathway and strength using sediment dispersion. Details…
  • 5th February 2018 - David Wade, Cambridge University:
    Fundamental Limits to Volcanic Cooling and its Implications for Past Climate on Earth. Details…
  • 1st February 2018 - Samuel Jaccard, University of Bern:
    On the role of the Southern Ocean in modulating (past) climate variability. Details…
  • 1st February 2018 - Dr. Eimear M. Dunne (University of Cambridge):
    Wind shear and mid-level convection in the Convective Cloud Field Model (CCFM). Details…
  • 25th January 2018 - Phil Hughes, University of Manchester:
    Reconstructing the extent, timing and palaeoclimatic significance of Quaternary glaciations in the Mediterranean region. Details…
  • 18th January 2018 - Paul Krusic - Department of Geography, University of Cambridge:
    Dendrochronology in the Kingdom of Bhutan. Details…
  • 30th November 2017 - Paola Moffa Sanchez, Cardiff University:
    North Atlantic variability and its link to European climate and history over the last 3000 years. Details…
  • 28th November 2017 - Dr Jennifer Morris, University of Cardiff:
    Deep time continental weathering and climate change in the Palaeozoic. Details…
  • 23rd November 2017 - Dr Richard Streeter, School of Geography and Sustainable Development, University of St Andrews:
    Measuring landscape resilience: tephra, soil and spatial patterns. Details…
  • 23rd November 2017 - Dr Rachael Turton, Department of Geography, University of Cambridge:
    Developing land surface and vegetation models... by a field working ecologist!. Details…
  • 16th November 2017 - Harriet Allen:
    Origins of Mediterranean flora. Details…
  • 16th November 2017 - Angela Gallego-Sala, University of Exeter:
    Climatic controls on peatland carbon accumulation during the last millennium. Details…
  • 9th November 2017 - Dr Alma Piermattei, Department of Geography, University of Cambridge:
    Tree-rings and genetics. Details…
  • 7th November 2017 - Prof. Sanjeev Gupta, Imperial College London:
    Influence of Himalayan river dynamics on the Bronze-age Indus Civilisation in NW India. Details…
  • 2nd November 2017 - Francis Wenban-Smith, University of Southampton:
    MIS 7, The "Ebbsfleet Interglacial": sub-stage structure and recognition in the UK record. Details…
  • 2nd November 2017 - Pete Smith, University of Aberdeen:
    Managing the global land resource. Details…
  • 31st October 2017 - Jonathan Holmes, University College London:
    Oxygen-isotope records of the Early Holocene climate of Europe. Details…
  • 26th October 2017 - Dr Catherine Martin-Jones, Department of Geography, University of Cambridge:
    Chronicling Ethiopia’s explosive volcanic past using lake sediments. Details…
  • 19th October 2017 - Michael Sigl, Paul Scherrer Institut & Oeschger Centre for Climate Change Research, University of Bern:
    Volcanic eruptions, climate and humans: How lessons from the past can help us to prepare for the future . Details…
  • 19th October 2017 - Professor Christine Lane and Professor Ulf Büntgen, Department of Geography, University of Cambridge:
    Under the Physical Geography Parasol: Climate and History. Details…
  • 15th June 2017 - Carrie Andrew (Geography):
    Brown Bag Discussion: Fungal Ecology and Global Change. Details…
  • 1st June 2017 - Céline Vidal & Yves Moussallam (Geography):
    Brown Bag Discussion: Tales from the Rift. Details…
  • 18th May 2017 - Shaun Marcott, University of Wisconsin-Madison:
    The timing of cirque glaciation in western North America revisited: No Neoglacial in the U.S. Cordillera?. Details…
  • 18th May 2017 - Michael Herzog (University of Cambridge):
    Brown Bag Discussion: EGU Debrief . Details…
  • 4th May 2017 - Chris Stokes, Durham University:
    How ice sheets collapse: a lesson from the Laurentide Ice Sheet. Details…
  • 9th March 2017 - Thomas Chalk, National Oceanography Centre, Southampton:
    Causes of ice-age intensification across the Mid-Pleistocene Transition, insights from a new boron isotope CO2 record. Details…
  • 23rd February 2017 - Francis Wenban-Smith, Archaeology, University of Southampton:
    MIS 7, the "Ebbsfleet Interglacial": sub-stage structure and recognition in the UK record. Details…
  • 9th February 2017 - Paul Valdes, School of Geographical Sciences, University of Bristol:
    Modelling the Last Glacial-Interglacial Cycle: How sensitive are past climates?. Details…
  • 26th January 2017 - Christine Lane, Department of Geography, University of Cambridge:
    Late Quaternary tephrostratigraphies from East African lakes. Details…
  • 24th November 2016 - Mick Frogley and Alex Chepstow-Lusty, University of Sussex:
    From Cambridge to Cuzco and back again: 4000 years of environmental history from the heart of the Inca Empire. Details…
  • 10th November 2016 - Lucy Farr, University of Cambridge:
    Archaeological insights into the 8.2 ka event. Details…
  • 27th October 2016 - Jenny Collier, Imperial College London:
    The separation of Britain from mainland Europe in the late Quaternary . Details…
  • 13th October 2016 - Kate Hendry, University of Bristol:
    Silicon cycling and opal production in the Atlantic: lessons from the last deglaciation. Details…
  • 12th May 2016 - Benjamin Stocker. Department of Life Sciences, Imperial College London:
    Large CO2 emissions from pre-industrial land use change – Does the carbon budget add up?. Details…
  • 5th May 2016 - Mike Walker, School of Archaeology, History & Anthropology, Trinity Saint David, University of Wales, Lampeter, and Department of Geography and Earth Sciences, Aberystwyth University:
    A formal subdivision of the Holocene Series/Epoch. Details…
  • 21st April 2016 - Maryline Vautravers (University of Cambridge):
    1 million years of Pacific Ocean paleoceanography viewed from IODP Exp350 sites 1436C and 1437B foraminifers' records recovered near the IZU subduction Arc. Details…
  • 10th March 2016 - James Scourse (Bangor University):
    North Atlantic annually resolved temperatures for the last millennium: the Arctica islandica record.. Details…
  • 25th February 2016 - Michael Weber (Institute of Geology and Mineralogy, University of Cologne):
    Ice sheet, atmosphere, and ocean dynamics in the Atlantic sector of Antarctica – past reconstruction and future course.. Details…
  • 11th February 2016 - Eric Galbraith (ICREA, Barcelona, Spain),:
    Orbital wobbles, ice sheets, CO2, and the deep sea: a model-informed perspective on the ocean’s role in Quaternary climate.. Details…
  • 3rd December 2015 - Sebastian Breitenbacher (Earth Sciences Department, University of Cambridge):
    Climate and Society: Examples of the climate impact on civilizations. Details…
  • 19th November 2015 - Mark Bateman (Department of Geography, University of Sheffield):
    Using the Land-Ocean Transition to understand coastal landscapes. Details…
  • 5th November 2015 - Christopher Evans (Division of Archaeology, University of Cambridge):
    Landscape Retreat and 'Jumping': Late Prehistoric Fenland Environmental Adaption/Response. Details…
  • 15th October 2015 - Anais Orsi, Laboratoire des Sciences du Climat et de l'Environnement, Gif-sur-Yvette (France):
    The last 1000 years in East Antarctica: insights from a new temperature proxy.. Details…
  • 28th May 2015 - Prof Dr. Dominik Fleitmann (University of Reading):
    Stalagmites as excellent recorders of major volcanic eruptions. Details…
  • 14th May 2015 - Dr. Sambuddha Misra (Godwin Laboratory for Palaeoclimate Research, Earth Sciences Department, University of Cambridge):
    Boron isotopes as pH proxy: a critical evaluation. Details…
  • 5th March 2015 - Prof Chris D. Clark, Department of Geography, University of Sheffield (UK):
    Retreat of the last British-Irish Ice Sheet; landforms, sediments, dates and the BRITICE-CHRONO project. Details…
  • 19th February 2015 - Prof Mary E. Edwards, Department of Geography and Environment, University of Southampton (UK):
    New DNA approaches to understanding Late-Quaternary and recent biodiversity changes – potential and problems. Details…
  • 29th January 2015 - Dr. Heather Ford (Lamont Doherty Earth Observatory, Columbia University) :
    El Niño and El Padre: a deep equatorial Pacific thermocline during the Pliocene warm period. Details…
  • 15th January 2015 - Prof Eric J. Steig, Department of Earth and Space Sciences, University of Washington (US):
    The role of the ocean and the atmosphere in the expression of D-O and AIM events in Antarctica: new evidence from the WAIS Divide Ice Core. Details…
  • 4th December 2014 - Dr Peter Abbott (University of Swansea):
    Cryptotephrochronology in the North Atlantic Region: Linking North Atlantic Marine Sediments to the Greenland ice-cores. Details…
  • 14th November 2014 - Dr Lauren Gregoire (School of Earth and Environment, University of Leeds):
    The North American deglaciation: linking rapid climate change, ice sheet retreat and sea level rises. Details…
  • 6th November 2014 - Prof Dr Hubertus Fischer (Oeschger Centre for Climate Change Research, University of Bern):
    Changes in the Global Carbon Cycle over the last 800,000 years - an ice core perspective. Details…
  • 22nd October 2014 - Prof Bill Ruddiman (Department of Environmental Sciences, University of Virginia, US):
    Top-down and bottom-up evidence for the early anthropogenic hypothesis. Details…
  • 7th July 2014 - Professor Richard Alley, Evan Pugh Professor of Geoscience, Penn State University, USA:
    Fracking the fjords: Earthquakes and glacial erosion, with some additional thoughts about stability of the West Antarctic Ice Sheet. Details…
  • 27th November 2013 - Dr. Patrick Grunert (U. of Graz, Austria):
    Benthic foraminiferal assemblages as proxies of paleoceanographic changes across Pleistocene glacial terminations in the NE Atlantic. Details…
  • 7th November 2013 - Prof. Eric Wolff (Dept. of Earth Sciences, Cambridge):
    Interglacials of the last 800,000 years. Details…
  • 24th October 2013 - Prof. Howard J. Spero (University of California):
    The paleoceanography frontier: proxies, new technologies and novel questions. Details…
  • 17th October 2013 - Dr. Maryline Vautravers (Cambridge):
    Taking a closer look at the last glacial sediments. Details…
  • 14th March 2013 - Dr. Katy Pol (British Antarctic Survey):
    Evidence for enhanced Antarctic climate variability during the last interglacial period. Details…
  • 21st February 2013 - Prof. James Rose (Dept. of Geography, Royal Holloway U. of London):
    The Bytham river story - key evidence for understanding pre-glacial environmental change and early human occupance in Britain. Details…
  • 21st February 2013 - Prof. Philip Gibbard (Dept. of Geography, U. of Cambridge):
    Testing the Bytham river hypothesis. Details…
  • 7th February 2013 - Prof. Liping Zhou (Peking University, China):
    Late Quaternary loess records from northern China and central Asia: implications for variations in monsoon and westerly circulation. Details…
  • 24th January 2013 - Prof. Graeme Barker (McDonald Institute of Archaeological Research, U. of Cambridge):
    Modern human adaptations to Pleistocene rainforest: the archaeology of the Niah Caves, Sarawak, Borneo. Details…
  • 10th January 2013 - Dr. David Thornalley (Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, USA):
    The release of d14 C and d18 O-depleted water from the Arctic Ocean upon glacial termination. Details…
  • 30th November 2012 - Dr Anna-Lena Grauel (Dept. of Earth Sciences, Cambridge):
    New estimates of tropical ice age temperature. Details…
  • 23rd November 2012 - Dr Emilie Capron (BAS):
    Using nitrogen isotopes to constrain the age of the air extracted from antarctic ice cores. Details…
  • 9th November 2012 - Dr Aline Govin (MARUM, Bremen):
    Precipitation changes in the Amazon Basin during the last 240 ka. Details…
  • 26th October 2012 - Dr David Wilson (Dept. of Earth Sciences, Cambridge):
    Decoupled ocean circulation and carbon cycling during glaciations: Implications for the dynamics of glacial cycles. Details…
  • 18th May 2012 - Dr Natalia Vazquez-Riveiros (Earth Sciences, University of Cambridge):
    Carbon isotopes and glacial-interglacial CO2: the curious case of Marine Isotope Stage 12. Details…
  • 11th May 2012 - Prof. Martin Jones (Archaeology, University of Cambridge):
    The Moravian Gate project: new insights into the human food quest in Stage 3 Central Europe. Details…
  • 4th May 2012 - Dr Luke Skinner (Earth Sciences, University of Cambridge:
    A bipolar seesaw in Atlantic deep-water ventilation: Wally was right. Details…
  • 27th April 2012 - Prof. Hema Achyuthan (Anna University, Chennai):
    Quaternary palaeoclimate changes from the margins of the Indian Thar Desert. Details…
  • 24th February 2012 - Prof. Veli-Pekka Salonen (Dept. of Geosciences and Geography, University of Helsinki, and Visiting fellow at Clare Hall):
    Lessons from the High Arctic: new results from late Quaternary studies in Nordaustlandet, Svalbard. Details…
  • 20th January 2012 - Kate Darling (University of Edinburgh):
    Genetic diversity, global phylogeography and seasonality of the planktonic foraminifera G. bulloides: implication for palaeoproxies. Details…
  • 2nd December 2011 - Dr Aleksey Sadekov (Department of Earth Sciences, Cambridge):
    Role of the Tropical Pacific in Millennial-Scale Climate Events. Details…
  • 18th November 2011 - Outi Hyttinen (Department of Geosciences and Geography, University of Helsinki, FInland):
    Traces of the Baltic Ice Lake drainage in the northern Baltic Sea and southern Finland. Details…
  • 4th November 2011 - Professor Harry Elderfield (Department of Earth Sciences, Cambridge):
    Evolution of ocean temperature and ice volume from the Mid Pleistocene Climate Transition. Details…
  • 26th October 2011 - Dr Ian Bailey (School of Ocean & Earth Science, National Oceanography Centre Southampton):
    New insights on old questions concerning Quaternary northern hemisphere glaciation. Details…
  • 31st May 2011 - Dr Axel TImmermann (SOEST, University of Hawai'i, USA); Dr Jess Adkins (CALTECH, USA):
    A special set of QDG talks. Details…
  • 19th May 2011 - Martin Ziegler, Cardiff University:
    Orbital forcing of Late Pleistocene climate variability - From the global monsoon to glacial terminations. Details…
  • 28th April 2011 - Dr Samuel Toucanne (IFREMER, France):
    Pleistocene Fleuve Manche palaeoriver discharges : Response to glacial oscillations and climate changes. Details…
  • 18th February 2011 - Dr Phillip Hughes, The University of Manchester:
    Quaternary glaciation in the Mediterranean mountains: new results from North Africa and the Balkans. Details…
  • 11th June 2010 - Richard West (Professor emeritus, Cambridge University, Clare College):
    The History of Quaternary Research at Cambridge University. Details…
  • 13th February 2009 - Steven Pawley (Royal Holloway, University of London):
    Glacial Chronologies Spanning the Past 450 ka Around the Margins of the Southern North Sea and implications for the age of the Strait of Dover. Details…
  • 30th January 2009 - Peter Koehler (Alfred Wegener Institute, Germany):
    The carbon cycle during the Pleistocene. Details…
  • 23rd January 2009 - Anne Osborne (Bristol University):
    A humid corridor across the Sahara for the migration "Out of Africa" of early modern humans 120,000 years ago.. Details…

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