Research interests - Holocene landscape history, environmental change and environmental archaeology
I retired from the University of Stirling in 2016.
My major activities are in reconstructing vegetation history, climate change, geomorphic activity and land uses in the Holocene Epoch, and exploring the complex links between these components. My principal research areas today are in northern Britain which, being on the eastern edge of the North Atlantic Ocean, provides more than enough work of international relevance. I have published widely on many aspects of Late Quaternary landscape evolution in three edited books, over 90 research papers and over 80 contributions to edited books.
Some current and recent research programmes