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Quaternary Environments and Geoarchaeology (QEG)

QEG was established in 2004 and has continued to grow in size and scope. We study the climate changes of the Quaternary Period and their impacts on landscapes, ecosystems and human societies.

Our group carries out research in a wide range of environments. Key research themes include:

  • Climate system dynamics: past, present and future
  • Ecosystems response to Quaternary climate change
  • Developing timescales for Quaternary change
  • Glacial geomorphology and landscape evolution
  • Flood histories and river response to environmental change
  • Geoarchaeology and cave sediment records
  • Human-environment interactions
  • Environmental change and landscape dynamics in drylands
  • Environmental change in the Mediterranean region

We welcome approaches to join the group and funding schemes are available at both postgraduate and post-doctoral levels.