CP 6 Swansea University, Department of Geography (SWANSEA) United Kingdom

The University's foundation stone was laid by King George V on 19 July 1920 and 89 students (including eight female students) enrolled that same year. In 1921, Dr Mary Williams became the first woman to be appointed to a Chair at a UK university when she became Professor of French language and literature. By September 1939, there were 65 staff and 485 students. Today, the Swansea University community thrives on exploration and discovery, and offers the right balance of excellent teaching and research. With 15,921 students and 2,510 staff, Swansea's multicultural campus community provides a global perspective and opportunities to gain skills that last a lifetime.

Contribution to the RID (research and innovation development) objectives 
The University cooperation is focused on two of the Department of Geography’s research groups – the Environmental Dynamics research group and the Global Environmental Modelling and Earth Observation research group.
The Environmental Dynamics research group’s main focus is understanding environmental variability throughout the Quaternary and the effects of future climatic change.
The Global Environmental Modelling and Earth Observation research group addresses a range of environmental issues including the interactions between vegetation and climate, glacier dynamics, and urbanization. The group is instrumental to the Climate and Land-Surface Systems Interaction Centre (CLASSIC), which is a NERC Centre of Excellence.

Short profile of the staff members
Prof. Danny McCarroll has 20 years of experience in reconstructing Quaternary environments. He is currently co-ordinator of the EU-funded Millennium Project, with 39 partners across Europe.
Dr. Neil Loader has pioneered key methodological advances including the use of a multi-proxy approach to dendroclimatology, the development of reliable batch processing methods and benchmark protocols for isotope chronology building.
Dr. Mary Gagen has strong experience in the statistical analysis of large datasets. including time series analysis approaches, multi-proxy reconstructions and climate reconstructions from tree ring parameters (ring widths, densities, stable isotopes).
Dr. Natascha Kljun has developed state-of-the-art footprint models, including full-scale Lagrangian models, parameterisations and an online footprint modelling tool, being the first and so far the only of its kind.



4th EUFORINNO Advisory Board Meeting

will be held from 10th to 11th March 2016 at the Slovenian Forestry Institute ...


14. januarja 2016 od 9. do 13. ure v dvorani Slovenske akademije znanosti ...