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Suzanne Elliott

<p>Suzanne M. Elliott</p>

Suzanne M. Elliott

Qualifications

BSc Geography (1st Hons), Queens University Belfast, 2008

Postgraduate

Email: selliott06@qub.ac.uk

Address

Room 02 011, Elmwood Building
School of Geography, Archaeology and Palaeoecology (GAP)
Queen’s University Belfast
Belfast BT7 1NN
Northern Ireland, UK

Telephone

+44 (0)28 9097 5283

Current Research: Environmental Change (EC)

The aim of this research is to provide a detailed quantitative reconstruction of palaeo-hydrological change during the mid - to late Holocene from a number of ombrotrophic bogs in continental eastern Canada.

The structured methodology is based on testate amoebae, plant macrofossil analyses and peat humification from sediment cores. A transfer function will be developed to quantitatively infer past changes in water tabel depth based on modern testate assemblages.  AMS radiocarbon dating and spheroidal carbonaceous particle (SCP) analysis will be used to establish a temporal framework. The research will be calibrated and compared with regional instrumental datasets from the nineteenth century, to provide an interpretation of the nature and impact of climate change during the last few decades.

Publications:

Elliott, S.M. and Favis-Mortlock, D. (2009) Future climate change and crops. Geography Review 23 (2), 30-34.

Additional Information:

Postgraduate awards:

Quaternary Research Association New Research Workers' Award (2009)

Soulby Research Award (2009)

Sir Thomas Dixon Travel Scholarship (2009)

UK Foundation for Canadian Studies travel grant (2008)


Undergraduate awards:

E.E. Evans Dissertation Prize (2008)

Sarah M. Holland Memorial Prize (2008)

Level 2 Student Foundation Scholarship (2007)

Mitchel-Common Prize (2007)

Level 1 Student Foundation Scholarship (2006)

E.E. Evans Prize (2006)