Nika Shilobod

Nika Shilobod

School of Geography, Earth and Environmental Sciences (Faculty of Science and Engineering)

Nika is a current PhD student at Plymouth in Physical Geography. She started in October 2017 where she is working on the ‘Reconstructing the Wildscape’ project. Her project focuses on the marriage of archaeological and palaeoecological data to examine relationships between past communities and changes within their environment using pollen analysis, GIS, and other geoarchaeological techniques. She is being supervised by Dr Nicki Whitehouse, Dr Ben Gearey and Professor Ralph Fyfe.


Nika received her MSc in Archaeology of the North in 2014 at the University of Aberdeen, Scotland. Her dissertation was titled: 'Archaeoentomological Analysis of Activity Areas in Viking Age Iceland at Vatnsfjörður'.

After receiving her masters, she worked in aerial imaging, geomatics, and zooarchaeology in the United States until entering into the PhD programme.

Professional membership

General Member:
Chartered Institute for Archaeologists
The Prehistoric Society
European Association of Archaeologists
American Association of Geographers
Plymouth Archaeology Society
British Ecological Society

Research interests

Nika specialises in pollen analysis, GIS, LiDAR analysis, chronology construction and science communication.