Thomas Roland


Telephone: +44 (0) 1392 725892 

Having trained as a palaeoecologist, completing my PhD at the University of Exeter in 2012, my primary research interest is the relationship between ecosystems and environmental change over long-term timescales. Currently, my research focuses on peatlands and how they can be used as palaeoenvironmental archives to answer questions about climate change in the past, present and future.

I have a particular interest in the peat-forming systems and palaeoclimatology of the Southern Hemisphere and I am currently working on records from the Antarctic Peninsula, New Zealand and Southern Patagonia.

Through my PhD and postdoctoral projects I have also developed interests in stable isotope geochemistry, geochronology (radiocarbon, short-lived radioisotopes, tephra) and carbon and nutrient dynamics.