Dr Richard Tipping

Senior Lecturer in Environmental Science

DrRichardTipping 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

  • Landscape dynamics as factors in the Battle of Bannockburn 1314: scientific solutions to historical problems: with the Universities of Glasgow and Aberdeen (20132014).
  • The agrarian context of 'Dark Age' Pitcarmick-type houses in Perthshire: with David Strachan, Perth and Kinross Heritage Trust (20132014).
  • Hunter-gatherers in the eastern Cairngorm: with the National Trust for Scotland, University  College Dublin, Aberdeen University and University of the Highlands and Islands (2012present)
  • Prehistoric wetland archaeology and landscape change at the Bradford Kaims, Northumberland: with the Bamburgh Research Project (2012present).

E-mail: r.tipping@stir.ac.uk