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Dr James Fielding BSc, MSc, PhD

Environmental Processes Technician

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Dr James Fielding is the Environmental Processes Technician in the School of Geography and Environmental Science.


PhD Ocean and Earth Science - Thesis title: ‘Reconstructing high resolution environmental change from Holocene sediments of Windermere’, National Oceanography Centre, Southampton,

MSc Environmental Dynamics and Climate Change - Swansea University

BSc Environmental Studies - Manchester Metropolitan University,

Previous Employment:

Instituto Oceanográfico, Universidade de São Paulo: CAPES - Postdoctoral researcher

University of Portsmouth - Scientific officer

British Ocean Sediment Core Research Facility - Curatorial assistant

SITA Suez - Environmental monitoring assistant

Research interests

Multi-proxy Palaeolimnology

My specialism include the multi-proxy investigation of terrestrial, mainly lacustrine, sediment deposits by analysis of the physical, organic and geochemical properties, and stable isotopes to reconstruct climate and environmental change, and anthropogenic impacts.

I am currently conducting research in collaboration with the DIMA network (Developing Innovative Multiproxy Analyses—in Siberia and the Russian Far East) to investigate late glacial - Holocene environment and climate change, and to develop a tephra chronology using lake sediments from south central Siberia.

I continue to publish work on using lake sediments to trace redox driven process related to climate and pollution cycling, heavy metal and excess nutrient pollution in lakes and reconstructing climate change in Britain during the late Pleistocene and Holocene.

Research group

Landscape Dynamics and Ecology (LDE)

Affiliate research group

Environmental Change and Sustainability (ECaS)

Provision of technical support to staff and students in laboratories and fieldwork for research, and teaching.

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Fielding, J.J., Kemp, A., Langdon, P., Scaife, R., Avery, R., Pearce, R., Cotterill, C., In prep. A high resolution Holocene environmental and climate change record from Windermere, UK. Quaternary Science Reviews.

Fielding, J.J., Croudace, I., Kemp, A., Pearce, R., Cotterill, C., Langdon, P. and Avery, R., 2020. Tracing lake pollution, eutrophication and partial recovery from the sediments of Windermere, UK, using geochemistry and sediment microfabrics. Science of the Total Environment, 722, pp.1-20.

Avery, R., Kemp, A., Bull, J., Pearce, R., Vardy, M., Fielding, J.J. and Cotterill, C.J., 2019. Dataset for: A new varve sequence from Windermere, UK, records rapid ice retreat prior to the Lateglacial Interstadial (GI-1).

Fielding J.J., Kemp A.E.S., Bull J.M., Cotterill C.J., Pearce R. B., Avery R. S., Langdon P.G., Croudace I.W. 2018 Palaeoseismology from microfabric and geochemical analysis of lacustrine sediment, Windermere, UK, Journal of the Geological Society

Avery, R.S., Xuan, C., Kemp, A.E., Bull, J.M., Cotterill, C.J., Fielding, J.J., Pearce, R.B. and Croudace, I.W., 2017 A new Holocene record of geomagnetic secular variation from Windermere, UK. Earth and Planetary Science Letters, 477, pp.108-122.

Module codeModule titleRole
ENV1007 Environmental Science: Field Techniques and Applications Teaching Assistant
GEOG1001 The Earth System Teaching Assistant
GEOG3066 Experimental Geomorphology for Real World Challenges Teaching Assistant
Dr James Fielding
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