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Prof Paula Reimer

<p>Prof Paula J. Reimer</p>

Prof Paula J. Reimer

Qualifications

BSc in Physics 1974 Iowa State University
MSc in Biophysics 1976 Iowa State University
PhD University of Washington (1998)

Professor

Email: p.j.reimer@qub.ac.uk

Address

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

Telephone

+44 (0) 28 9097 3980

Current Teaching:

GAP7040 Dating and Chronology in Quaternary Studies and Archaeology
GAP7042 Principles and Practice of Radiocarbon Dating and Calibration
GAP1013 Introduction to World Archaeology
GAP3055 Dating the Past
GAP3056 Dissertation

Current Administrative Roles:

  • Director of Research for the Environmental Change Cluster (EC)
  • Director of the 14CHRONO Centre for Climate, the Environment, and Chronology

Current Research: Environmental Change

Radiocarbon dating and calibration
Marine and freshwater radiocarbon reservoir effects
Sourcing carbon in diets and food webs
Carbon cycling in peats, soils, and sediments

Publications:

Chase, B., Quick, L. J., Meadows, M. E., Scott, L., Thomas, D. S. G., and Reimer, P. J. (2011). Late glacial interhemispheric climate dynamics revealed in South African hyrax middens Geology 39, 19-22.

Chase, B. M., Meadows, M. E., Carr, A. S., and Reimer, P. J. (2010). Evidence for progressive Holocene aridification in southern Africa recorded in Namibian hyrax middens: Implications for African Monsoon dynamics and the "African Humid Period''. Quaternary Research 74, 36-45.

Pini, R., Ravazzi, C., and Reimer, P. J. (2010). The vegetation and climate history of the last glacial cycle in a new pollen record from Lake Fimon (southern Alpine foreland, N-Italy). Quaternary Science Reviews 29, 3115-3137.

Watson, J. E., Brooks, S. J., Whitehouse, N. J., Reimer, P. J., Birks, H. J. B., and Turney, C. (2010). Chironomid-inferred late-glacial summer air temperatures from Lough Nadourcan, Co. Donegal, Ireland. Journal of Quaternary Science 25, 1200-1210.

Beilman, D. W., MacDonald, G. M., Smith, L. C., and Reimer, P. J. (2009). Carbon accumulation in peatlands of West Siberia over the last 2000 years. Global Biogeochemical Cycles 23, GB1012.

Chase, B. M., Meadows, M. E., Scott, L., Thomas, D. S. G., Marais, E., Sealy, J., and Reimer, P. J. (2009). A high-resolution record of rapid Holocene climate change in Namibia from fossilised hyrax middens. Geology 37, 703-706.

Hogg A, Palmer J, Boswijk G, Reimer P, Brown D. 2009. Investigating the interhemispheric C-14 offset in the 1st millennium AD and assessment of laboratory bias and calibration errors. Radiocarbon 51(4):1177-86.

Reimer, P. J., Baillie, M. G. L., Bard, E., Bayliss, A., Beck, J. W., Blackwell, P. G., Bronk Ramsey, C., Buck, C. E., Burr, G., Edwards, R. L., Friedrich, M., Grootes, P. M., Guilderson, T. P., Hajdas, I., Heaton, T. J., Hogg, A. G., Hughen, K. A., Kaiser, K. F., Kromer, B., McCormac, F. G., Manning, S. W., Reimer, R. W., Richards, D. A., Southon, J., Turney, C. S. M., van der Plicht, J., and Weyhenmeyer, C. (2009). IntCal09 and Marine09 radiocarbon age calibration curves, 0 - 50,000 years cal BP. Radiocarbon 51, 1111 - 1150.

Scott, E. M., and Reimer, P. J. (2009). Calibration commentary. Radiocarbon 51, 283-285.

Svyatko, S. V., Mallory, J. P., Murphy, E. M., Polyakov, A. V., , P. J., and Schulting, R. J. (2009). New radiocarbon dates and a review of the chronology of prehistoric populations from the Minusinsk Basin, Southern Siberia, Russia. Radiocarbon 51, 243-273.

Lewis, C. A., Reimer, P. J., and Reimer, R. W. (2008). Marine reservoir corrections: St Helena, South Atlantic Ocean. Radiocarbon 50, 275-280.

McCormac, F. G., Bayliss, A., Brown, D. M., Reimer, P. J., and Thompson, M. M. (2008). Extended radiocarbon calibration in the Anglo-Saxon period, AD 395-485 and AD 735-805. Radiocarbon 50, 11-17.

Reimer, P. J., and Hughen, K. A. (2008). Tree rings floating on ice cores Nature Geoscience 1, 218-219. Plunkett, G., Carroll, F., Hartwell, B., Whitehouse, N. J., and Reimer, P. J. (2008). Vegetation history at the multi-period prehistoric complex at Ballynahatty, Co. Down, Northern Ireland. Journal of Archaeological Science 35, 181-190.

Bondevik, S., Mangerud, J., Birks, H. H., Gulliksen, S., and Reimer, P.J. (2006). Changes in North Atlantic radiocarbon reservoir ages during the Allerod and Younger Dryas. Science 312, 1514-1517.

Loso, M. G., Anderson, R. S., Anderson, S. P., and Reimer, P. J. (2006). A 1500-year record of temperature and glacial response inferred from varved Iceberg Lake, southcentral Alaska. Quaternary Research 66, 12-24.

Bronk Ramsey, C., Manning, S. W., Reimer, P. J., and van der Plicht, H. (2006). Developments in radiocarbon calibration for archaeology. Antiquity 80, 783-798.

Guilderson, T. P., Reimer, P. J., and Brown, T. A. (2005). The boon and bane of radiocarbon dating. Science 307, 362-364.

Hughen, K. A., Baillie, M. G. L., Bard, E., Beck, J. W., Bertrand, C. J. H., Blackwell, P. G., Buck, C. E., Burr, G. S., Cutler, K. B., Damon, P. E., Edwards, R. L., Fairbanks, R. G., Friedrich, M., Guilderson, T. P., Kromer, B., McCormac, G., Manning, S., Ramsey, C. B., Reimer, P. J., Reimer, R. W., Remmele, S., Southon, J. R., Stuiver, M., Talamo, S., Taylor, F. W., van der Plicht, J., and Weyhenmeyer, C. E. (2004). Marine04 marine radiocarbon age calibration, 0-26 cal kyr BP. Radiocarbon 46, 1059-1086.

Reimer, P. J., Baillie, M. G. L., Bard, E., Bayliss, A., Beck, J. W., Bertrand, C. J. H., Blackwell, P. G., Buck, C. E., Burr, G. S., Cutler, K. B., Damon, P. E., Edwards, R. L., Fairbanks, R. G., Friedrich, M., Guilderson, T. P., Hogg, A. G., Hughen, K. A., Kromer, B., McCormac, G., Manning, S., Ramsey, C. B., Reimer, R. W., Remmele, S., Southon, J. R., Stuiver, M., Talamo, S., Taylor, F. W., van der Plicht, J., and Weyhenmeyer, C. E. (2004). IntCal04 terrestrial radiocarbon age calibration, 0-26 cal kyr BP. Radiocarbon 46, 1029-1058.

Reimer, P. J. (2004). Solar physics - Spots from rings. Nature 431, 1047-1048.

Reimer, P. J., McCormac, F. G., Moore, J., McCormick, F., and Murray, E. V. (2002). Marine radiocarbon reservoir corrections for the mid- to late Holocene in the eastern subpolar North Atlantic. Holocene 12, 129-135.

Reimer, P. J., and McCormac, F. G. (2002). Marine radiocarbon reservoir corrections for the Mediterranean and Aegean Sea. Radiocarbon 44, 159-166.

Reimer, P. J. (2001). Archaeology - A new twist in the radiocarbon tale. Science 294, 2494-2495.

Additional Information:

Dr Reimer is chair of the IntCal Working Group which compiles the internationally ratified radiocarbon calibration curves. She has oversight of the radiocarbon calibration programs CALIB and CALIBomb and the marine radiocarbon calibration database at www.calib.org.