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Dr Anna J Bourne BSc, MSc, PhD

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Anna has been a member of staff in Geography and Environmental Science at the University of Southampton since 2016. Her principal research interests are in tephrochronology, abrupt climatic events, and geochronology.


2016 – present Lecturer in Palaeoenvironmental Science, Geography and Environmental Science, University of Southampton

2015 – 2016 Lecturer in Physical Geography, Queen Mary, University of London

2011 – 2015 Postdoctoral Research Assistant, Department of Geography, Swansea University

2006-2007 Research Assistant, Department of Geography, Royal Holloway, University of London

Research interests

My principal research interests are in the development of robust and precise regional chronologies of environmental change as this is key to being able to then assess how change is propagated and represented in other types of palaeoenvironmental archives across the North Atlantic region, Europe and beyond. I am particularly interested in the application of tephrochronology to palaeoenvironmental sequences in order to link records and test the synchroneity of events. I am also keen to explore links between the application of tephrochronology and volcanic hazard assessment.

Most recently I have been analysing the Greenland Ice-Core records for their cryptotephra content in order to provide links to North Atlantic marine sediments and assess the causes of abrupt climatic changes over the last 120,000 years.

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Palaeoenvironmental Laboratory at the University of Southampton (PLUS)

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