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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.