Dr William Marshall
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Dr William Marshall

Lecturer in Physical Geography

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

Role

Lecturer

Qualifications

BSc Earth Science (Hon), MRES Global Change, PhD Geography

Professional membership

 

Royal Geographical Society and Quaternary Research Association

Teaching interests

Quaternary environmental change with a specialism in sea-level studies, associated analytical methodologies and fieldwork.

Research interests

 

Quaternary geochronologies, geochemistry and recent sea-level change.

My current research focuses on developing new and refining existing dating methods for late Holocene sea-level reconstructions. As a means of dating carbon-poor salt-marsh sediments we are investigating alternatives to 14C analysis including the use of stable lead isotopes histories, luminescence dating and palaeomagnetic dating.

   

Key publications are highlighted

Journals
Articles
Holmes JA, Tindall J, Roberts N, Marshall W, Marshall JD, Bingham A, Feeser I, O'Connell M, Atkinson T & Jourdan A-L 2016 'Lake isotope records of the 8200-year cooling event in western Ireland: Comparison with model simulations' QUATERNARY SCIENCE REVIEWS 131, 341-349 Author Site , DOI PEARL
Shang Z, Wang F, Li J, Marshall WA, Chen Y, Jiang X, Tian L & Wang H 2016 'New residence times of the Holocene reworked shells on the west coast of Bohai Bay, China' Journal of Asian Earth Sciences 115, 492-506 , DOI
Barnett RL, Gehrels WR, Charman DJ, Saher MH & Marshall WA 2015 'Late Holocene sea-level change in Arctic Norway' QUATERNARY SCIENCE REVIEWS 107, 214-230 Author Site , DOI
Barnett RL, Charman DJ, Gehrels WR, Saher MH & Marshall WA 2013 'Testate Amoebae as Sea-level Indicators in Northwestern Norway: Developments in Sample Preparation and Analysis' ACTA PROTOZOOLOGICA 52, (3) 115-128 Author Site , DOI
Gehrels WR, Callard SL, Moss PT, Marshall WA, Blaauw M, Hunter J, Milton JA & Garnett MH 2012 'Nineteenth and twentieth century sea-level changes in Tasmania and New Zealand' EARTH AND PLANETARY SCIENCE LETTERS 315, 94-102 Author Site , DOI
Gehrels WR, Dawson DA, Shaw J & Marshall WA 2011 'Using Holocene relative sea-level data to inform future sea-level predictions: An example from southwest England' GLOBAL AND PLANETARY CHANGE 78, (3-4) 116-126 Author Site , DOI
Le Roux G & Marshall WA 2010 'Constructing recent peat accumulation chronologies using atmospheric fall-out radionuclides' Mires and Peat Volume 7, 1-14
Marshall WA, Clough R & Gehrels WR 2009 'The isotopic record of atmospheric lead fall-out on an Icelandic salt marsh since AD 50' Sci Total Environ 407, (8) 2734-2748 Author Site , DOI
Marshall 2007 'The use of ‘bomb spike' calibration and high-precision AMS 14C analyses to date salt-marsh sediments deposited during the past three centuries' Quaternary Research 68 (3), 325-337 , DOI
Marshall WA, Gehrels WR, Garnett MH, Freeman SPHT, Maden C & Xu S 2007 'The use of 'bomb spike' calibration and high-precision AMS C-14 analyses to date salt-marsh sediments deposited during the past three centuries' Quaternary Research 68, (3) 325-337
Gehrels WR, Szkornik K, Bartholdy J, Kirby JR, Bradley SL, Marshall WA, Heinemeier J & Pedersen JBT 2006 'Late Holocene sea-level changes and isostasy in western Denmark' Quaternary Research 66, (2) 288-302
Gehrels WR, Szkornik K, Bartholdy J, Kirby JR, Bradley SL, Marshall WA, Heinemeier J & Pedersen JBT 2006 'Late Holocene sea-level changes and isostasy in western Denmark' QUATERNARY RESEARCH 66, (2) 288-302 Author Site , DOI
Gehrels WR, Marshall WA, Gehrels MJ, Larsen G, Kirby JR, Eiriksson J, Heinemeier J & Shimmield T 2006 'Rapid sea-level rise in the North Atlantic Ocean since the first half of the nineteenth century' Holocene 16, (7) 949-965
Chapters
Marshall WA 2015 'Chronohorizons: indirect and unique event dating methods for sea-level reconstructions' in Shennan I; Long AJ; Horton BP Handbook of Sea-Level Research Wiley-Blackwell
Conference Papers
Gehrels WR, Gehrels MJ, Larsen G, Kirby JR, Eiriksson J & Marshall W 2005 'Late Holocene relative sea-level history of western Iceland: possible influence of steric changes' Program and Abstracts, 2nd International Geoscience Programme Project 495 “Quaternary Ocean and Land Interaction: Climatic, Tectonic and Anthropogenic Influence“, Mutiara Carita-Banten, Sunda Strait, Indonesia 20-20
Gehrels WR, Larsen G, Gehrels MJ & Marshall W 2005 'Tephrochronology as a tool for reconstructing Holocene sea-level changes: a case study from western Iceland' Alloway BV; Froese DG; Westgate JA Proceedings of the International Field Conference and Workshop on Tephrochronology and Volcanism, Dawson City, Yukon Territory, Canada. Institute of Geological and Nuclear Science Report 2005 38-38
Gehrels WR, Marshall W & Masselink G 0 'Dating recent salt-marsh sediments with radionuclides: a tentative look inside the ‘Black Box’' IGCP-495 UK working group meeting, Wye, Kent 09/07/2006 12/07/2006
Garnett M, Gehrels R & Marshall W 0 'Using the atmospheric bomb 14C record to date the deposition of recent salt-marsh sediments in Poole Harbour, southern England. Program and Abstracts, ‘Isotope (radiogenic, cosmogenic and stable) and noble gas analysis in Quaternary research’' Quaternary Research Association discussion meeting, University of Glasgow 05/01/2006 06/01/2006
Szkornik K, Gehrels R, Kirby J, Bartholdy J, Pedsersen JBT & Marshall W 0 'Salt-marsh stratigraphy of Ho Bugt, western Denmark and the implications for Holocene sea-level reconstructions' Buscombe D The Quaternary Research Association Fourth International Postgraduate Symposium Abstract Book, School of Geography, University of Plymouth, UK 31/08/2005 02/09/2005 31-31
Gehrels R, Bryant C & Marshall W 0 'The atmospheric 14C ‘bomb spike’: an independent dating tool for recent salt-marsh sediments?' Buscombe D The Quaternary Research Association Fourth International Postgraduate Symposium Abstract Book, School of Geography, University of Plymouth, UK 31/08/2005 02/09/2005 29-29
Gehrels WR, Szkornik K, Kirby J, Bradley S, Milne G, Bartholdy J, Pedersen JBT, Heinemeier J & Marshall W 0 'Salt-marsh stratigraphy and late Holocene sea-level changes in Ho Bugt, Western Denmark: Implications for the 'regional eustatic' history of the North Sea' Late Quaternary Coastal Changes: Sea Level, Sediment Forcing and Anthropogenic Impacts. INQUA & IGCP-495 joint meeting. Dunkerque, France 28/06/2005 02/07/2005
Gehrels R, Bryant C & Marshall W 0 'The use of the atmospheric bomb 14C record as a dating tool in sea-level studies: an example from the Arne salt marshes, Poole Harbour (Dorset, England)' Late Quaternary Coastal Changes: Sea Level, Sediment Forcing and Anthropogenic Impacts. INQUA & IGCP-495 joint meeting. Dunkerque, France 28/06/2005 02/07/2005
Gehrels WR, Achterberg EP & Marshall W 0 'Dating salt-marsh sediments by palaeomagnetic secular variations: potential application in sea-level reconstructions' Program and Abstracts, International Geoscience Programme Project 495 “Quaternary Land-Ocean Interactions: Driving Mechanisms and Coastal Responses“. Bar Harbor, Maine, USA 14/10/2004 17/10/2004
Gehrels WR, Gehrels MJ, Eiriksson J, Larsen G & Marshall W 0 'Relative sea-level changes in western Iceland' Bjerknes Centenary Conference, Bergen, Norway 01/09/2004 04/09/2004 150-151
Gehrels R, Achterberg E & Marshall W 0 'Geochronology of salt-marsh sediments: Preliminary geomagnetic secular variation results from the Taf Estuary, S. Wales' Abstracts, International Geological Correlation Programme Project 437 ‘Coastal Environmental Change During Sea-Level Highstands’. UK Working Group meeting, Southampton, 08/07/2003 10/07/2003