Dr Warren Eastwood

Dr Warren Eastwood

School of Geography, Earth and Environmental Sciences
Lecturer

Contact details

Address
University of Birmingham
Edgbaston
Birmingham
B15 2TT
UK

Warren Eastwood is a biogeographer and palaeoecologist who researches past environmental change for the last 25,000 years or so in the eastern Mediterranean region. His main specialism is elucidating natural versus human-induced vegetation change using pollen analysis (palynology). His research interests also include the impact of major volcanic eruptions and tephrochronology of volcanic ash layers preserved in lake and peat sediment archives. He works very closely alongside archaeologists and historians.

Teaching

  • Snowdonia Field Course (E) (Year 1; module GGM 105)
  • Physical Environment of Birmingham (Year 1; module GGM 106B)
  • Global Environmental Issues (Year 1; module GGM 103)
  • Reconstructing Quaternary Environments (Year 2; module GGM 206) (Module Leader)
  • Environment and Landscape Change in the Mediterranean Lands (Year 3; module GGM 305)

Teaching Development Projects

Integrating E-Learning and Mobile Technologies in Geography. With Dr Phil Jones, Dr David Hannah, Dr Jo Southworth (Birmingham) and Stuart Marshall (Consultant). Project Development Coordinator: Mr Dan Kingston y. With Dr Phil Jones, Dr David Hannah, Dr Jo Southworth (Birmingham) and Stuart Marshall (Consultant). Project Development Coordinator: Mr Dan Kingston

Developing learner independence through field-based GIS. Dr Jo Southworth with Dr Phil Jones and Warren Eastwood . Dr Jo Southworth with Dr Phil Jones and Warren Eastwood

For learning and teaching materials please visit the modules WebCT pages

Postgraduate supervision

Warren Eastwood is a biogeographer and palaeoecologist who researches past environmental change for the last 25,000 years or so in the eastern Mediterranean region. His main specialism is elucidating natural versus human-induced vegetation change using pollen analysis (palynology). His research interests also include the impact of major volcanic eruptions and tephrochronology of volcanic ash layers preserved in lake and peat sediment archives. He works very closely alongside archaeologists and historians. He is particularly interested in quaternary environmental change including climate change and human impact via pollen and spore analysis, non-siliceous fungal and algal microfossils together with charcoal in Late Quaternary and recent lake sediments and peat deposits.

Dr Eastwood has supervised a number of PhD students and welcomes applications from potential doctoral researchers in his areas of interest.

Publications

Recent publications

Article

Jardine, PE, Fraser, WT, Gosling, WD, Roberts, CN, Eastwood, WJ & Lomax, BH 2019, 'Proxy reconstruction of ultraviolet-B irradiance at the Earth’s surface, and its relationship with solar activity and ozone thickness', The Holocene. https://doi.org/10.1177/0959683619875798

Woodbridge, J, Roberts, CN, Palmisano, A, Bevan, A, Shennan, S, Fyfe, R, Eastwood, W, Izdebski, A, Çakırlar, C, Woldring, H, Broothaerts, N, Kaniewski, D, Finné, M & Labuhn, I 2019, 'Pollen-inferred regional vegetation patterns and demographic change in Southern Anatolia through the Holocene', The Holocene, vol. 29, no. 5, pp. 728-741. https://doi.org/10.1177/0959683619826635 Article information

Langgut, D, Cheddadi, R, Carrion, J-S, Cavanagh, M, Colombaroli, D, Eastwood, W, Greenberg, R, Litt, T, Mercuri, AM, Miebach, A, Roberts, CN, Woldring, H & Woodbridge, J 2019, 'The origin and spread of olive cultivation in the Mediterranean Basin: the fossil pollen evidence', The Holocene, vol. 29, no. 5, pp. 902-922. https://doi.org/10.1177/0959683619826654

Eastwood, W, Fairbairn, A, Stroud, E, Roberts, N, Lamb, H, Yiğitbaşıoğlu, H, Şenkul, Ç, Moss, A, Turner, R & Boyer, P 2018, 'Comparing pollen and archaeobotanical data for Chalcolithic cereal agriculture at Çatalhöyük, Turkey', Quaternary Science Reviews, vol. 202, pp. 4-18. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.quascirev.2018.11.012

Şenkul, Ç, Ören, A, Doğan, U & Eastwood, W 2018, 'Late Holocene environmental changes in the vicinity of Kültepe (Kayseri), Central Anatolia, Turkey', Quaternary International, vol. 486, pp. 107-115. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.quaint.2017.12.044

Şenkul, Ç, Memiş, T, Eastwood, W & Doğan, U 2018, 'Mid-to late-Holocene paleovegetation change in vicinity of Lake Tuzla (Kayseri), Central Anatolia, Turkey', Quaternary International, vol. 486, pp. 98-106. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.quaint.2018.05.026

Roberts, N, Cassis, M, Doonan, O, Eastwood, W, Elton, H, Haldon, JF, Izdebski, A & Newhard, J 2018, 'Not the End of the World? Post-Classical Decline and Recovery in Rural Anatolia', Human Ecology, vol. 46, no. 3, pp. 305-322. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10745-018-9973-2

Dean, JR & Eastwood, W 2017, 'Seasonality of Holocene hydroclimate in the Eastern Mediterranean reconstructed using the oxygen isotope composition of carbonates and diatoms from Lake Nar, central Turkey', The Holocene. https://doi.org/10.1177/0959683617721326

Roberts, N & Eastwood, W 2016, 'A tale of two lakes: a multi-proxy comparison of Lateglacial and Holocene environmental change in Cappadocia, Turkey', Journal of Quaternary Science, vol. 31, no. 4, pp. 348-362. https://doi.org/10.1002/jqs.2852

Şahin, S, Türkeş, M, Wang, SH, Hannah, D & Eastwood, W 2015, 'Large scale moisture flux characteristics of the mediterranean basin and their relationships with drier and wetter climate conditions', Climate Dynamics, vol. 45, no. 11, pp. 3381-3401. https://doi.org/10.1007/s00382-015-2545-x

Dean, JR, Eastwood, WJ, Roberts, N, Jones, MD, Yiğitbaşıoğlu, H, Allcock, SL, Woodbridge, J, Metcalfe, SE & Leng, MJ 2015, 'Tracking the hydro-climatic signal from lake to sediment: A field study from central Turkey', Journal of Hydrology, vol. 529, no. 2, pp. 608-621. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jhydrol.2014.11.004

Dean, JR, Jones, MD, Noble, SR, Eastwood, WJ, Leng, MJ, Metcalfe, SE, Sloane, HJ, Sahy, D & Roberts, CN 2015, 'Eastern Mediterranean hydroclimate over the late glacial and Holocene, reconstructed from the sediments of Nar lake, central Turkey, using stable isotopes and carbonate mineralogy', Quaternary Science Reviews, vol. 124, pp. 162-174. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.quascirev.2015.07.023

Review article

Jones, MD, Abu-Jaber, N, AlShdaifat, A, Baird, D, Cook, BI, Cuthbert, M, Dean, JR, Djamali, M, Eastwood, W, Fleitmann, D, Haywood, AM, Kwiecien, O, Larsen, J, Maher, LA, Metcalfe, SE, Parker, A, Petrie, CA, Primmer, N, Richter, T, Roberts, N, Roe, J, Tindall, JC, Ünal‐İmer, E & Weeks, L 2019, '20,000 years of societal vulnerability and adaptation to climate change in southwest Asia', Wiley Interdisciplinary Reviews: Water. https://doi.org/10.1002/wat2.1330

Roberts, N, Allcock, SL, Barnett, H, Mather, A, Eastwood, W, Jones, M, Primmer, N, Yiğitbașıoğlu, H & Vannière, B 2018, 'Cause-and-effect in Mediterranean erosion: the role of humans and climate upon Holocene sediment flux into a central Anatolian lake catchment', Geomorphology. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.geomorph.2018.11.016

Haldon, J, Eastwood, W, Roberts, N, Izdebski, A, Fleitmann, D, McCormick, M, Cassis, M, Doonan, O, Elton, H, Ladstätter, S, Manning, S, Newhard, J, Nicoll, K, Telelis, I & Xoplaki, E 2014, 'The Climate and Environment of Byzantine Anatolia: Integrating Science, History and Archaeology', Journal of Interdisciplinary History, vol. 45, no. 2, pp. 113-161. https://doi.org/10.1162/JINH_a_00682

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