So, you must be the Reindeer Lady

Emily Wiesendanger, The Late Pleistocene Reindeer (Rangifer tarandus) of Britain and Western Europe: Past Migrations, Seasonality and Palaeodiet, supervised by Prof. Danielle Schreve (RHUL) and Prof. Ian Candy (RHUL) ‘Let me see. (takes the skull) Alas, poor Rudolph, I knew him.’ Oh dear, she’s talking to the skulls again.  No wonder. I was in a …

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Running from Dorian: a cruise experience to remember

As many PhD students in physical geography will attest, the fieldwork is always the most exciting and fun part of the research process. So when I started my PhD on the Younger Dryas, and how it is recorded in marine and terrestrial records, I didn't have high hopes for getting any marine-based fieldwork. While it …

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The CQR at INQUA

Every four years, thousands of members of the Quaternary research community come together for a week long conference. The conference showcases the broad spectrum of Quaternary research, with talks and posters spanning palaeoclimate, terrestrial lakes, coastal processes, technological advances in chronology development and palaeoecology, to name but a few. The CQR tends to be well-represented …

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New excavations at Westbury Cave: a palaeontological treasure trove – Neil Adams

After some fabulous blog posts from our MSc students over the last couple of months, our next contribution is from Neil Adams.  Neil is a former undergraduate student at Royal Holloway and since graduating in 2015 has been working as a Research Assistant under the tutelage of Professor Danielle Schreve.  Hope you enjoy this really nicely …

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MSc Quaternary Science 2015-2016: Christopher Francis

...and from geomorphology to sedimentology and chronology.  Chris has chosen to complete his MSc. degree on a part-time basis over two years.  During this time he has also worked in the labs at Royal Holloway as an research assistant, gaining additional valuable work experience, some of which he has taken forward into this dissertation project. Enjoy his …

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MSc Quaternary Science 2015-2016: Josephine Hornsey

From palaeoecology we move to geomorphology!  In this latest instalment, Jo Hornsey provides us with a brief insight into her field and lab research which is being conducted in conjunction with the British Geological Survey.  Jo was also lucky enough to be awarded funding from the Quaternary Research Association in order to help support her …

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MSc Quaternary Science 2015-2016: Sylvia Kwong

Here we go with the third instalment from our intrepid MSc Quaternary Science students and we move away from the sedimentology and chronology side of things to look at a palaeoecological proxy. Name: Sylvia Kwong MSc Dissertation title: A comparison of chironomid-inferred summer temperatures with a Lateglacial pollen record from Tanera Mor, NW Scotland Proxies: …

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Top 10 Highlights of the INTegrating Ice core, MArine and TErrestrial records training course

by Rachel Devine (1st year NERC DTP student, Royal Holloway University of London) For those who don’t know, INTIMATE stands for INTegrating Ice core, MArine and TErrestrial records, just to get that one out of the way. In Quaternary Science, the INTIMATE network aims to better understand the mechanisms and impact of climate change by …

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