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Professor Tony Brown is a professor of Physical Geography and the head of the Palaeoenvironmental research group at the University of Southampton. His current projects include geoarchaeological studies of deep time (Palaeolithic) at sites in Southern England and East Africa, studies of environmental change in the Classical period in Greece and research into both environmental and human response to climate change in the British Isles during the Bronze and Iron Ages.
Professor Pete Langdon is a professor of Quaternary Science at the University of Southampton. He research concerns reconstructing past climate change from sedimentary archives especially in lake ecosystems and using environmental reconstructions to inform archaeological theory and human-environment relationships.
Dr Tierry Fonville is PDRA on the ‘Celtic Connections and Crannogs’ project at the University of Southampton. He interested in the impacts of late prehistoric communities on the environment. His PhD research was on crannogs, studying their effects on the environment. He is a specialist of lake diatoms.
Dr Andrew Henderson is a lecturer in Physical Geographer at Newcastle University. He works at the interface of chemical, ecological and geological sciences, his research is focused on trying to understand the patterns and mechanisms of climate change by using the ‘natural climate experiments of the past’ archived in lake and ocean sediments.
Dr Helen Mackay is PDRA on the ‘Celtic Connections and Crannogs’ project at Newcastle University. Her research background is focused on reconstructing past environments using palaeoecological and geochemical techniques.
Dr Maarten van Hardenbroek was PDRA on the ‘Celtic Connections and Crannogs’ project at the University of Southampton and is now lecturer in physical geography at the University of Newcastle. He is interested in the effect of changing environmental conditions on lake ecosystems. Most of his research takes place at the interface between modern limnology and palaeolimnology, using stable isotope techniques and assemblage composition of living, subfossil and fossil invertebrates.
Dr Finbar McCormick is a senior lecturer in Archaeology at Queen’s University Belfast. His research is focused on the archaeology of the Early Medieval period, especially in Ireland, especially concerning settlement and economy. He is also a zoo-archaeologist.
Dr Emily Murray is a Research Fellow on the ‘Celtic Connections and Crannogs’ project at Queen’s University Belfast. She is an expert in Early Medieval Ireland and an archaeozoologist.