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Prof Valerie Hall

<p>Prof Valerie Hall</p>

Prof Valerie Hall

Qualifications

BSc Hons (Botany) Queen’s University Belfast, 1968
PhD (Palaeoecology) Queen’s University Belast 1989

Professor Emerita of Palaeoecology

Email: v.hall@qub.ac.uk

Address

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

Telephone

+44 (0)28 9097 3226

Current Research: Environmental Change

Quaternary tephrochronological in Greenland, New Zealand, China and Ireland

Publications:

Pilcher, J.R. and Hall, V.A. (2001) Flora Hibernica. Collins Press, Cork.

Hall, V.A. and Pilcher, J.R. (2002) Late-Quaternary Icelandic tephras in Ireland and Great Britain: detection, characterization and usefulness. The Holocene 12, 223-230.

Hall, V.A. (2003) Assessing the impact of Icelandic volcanism on vegetation systems in the north of Ireland in the fifth and sixth millennia BC. The Holocene 13, 131-138.

Hall, V.A. (2003) Vegetation history of mid- to western Ireland in the 2nd millennium A.D.; fresh evidence from tephra-dated palynological investigations. Vegetation History and Archaeobotany 12, 7-17.

Wastegaard, S., Hall, V.A., Hannon, G.E., van den Bogaard, C., Pilcher, J.R., Sigurgeirsson, M.A. and Hermanns-Audardottir, M. (2003) Rhyolitic tephra horizons in northwestern Europe and Iceland from AD 700s-800s: a potential alternative for dating first human impact. The Holocene 13, 277-283.

Plunkett, G.M., Whitehouse, N.J., Hall, V.A., Brown, D.M. and Baillie, M.G.L. (2004) A precisely-dated lake-level rise marked by diatomite formation in northeastern Ireland. Journal of Quaternary Science 19, 3-7.

Turney, C.S., Lowe, J.J., Davies, S.M., Hall, V., Lowe, D.J., Wastegard, S., Hoek, W.Z., Alloway, B.  and SCOTAV and INTIMATE members (2004) Tephrochronology of last termination sequences in Europe: a protocol for improved analytical precision and robust correlation procedures. Journal of Quaternary Science 19, 111-120.

Plunkett, G., Pilcher, J.R., McCormac, F.G. and Hall, V.A. (2004) New dates for first millennium BC tephra isochrones in Ireland. The Holocene 14, 780-786.

Hall. V.A. and Alloway, B (Eds) (2004) Tephra, PAGES Newsletter 12 (3), 5-17.

V.A. Hall and D. Mauquoy (2005) Tephra-dated climate and human impact studies during the last 1500 years from a raised bog in central Ireland. The Holocene 15, 1086-1093.

59. Hall, V.A. (2005) The vegetation history of monastic and secular sites in the midlands of Ireland over the last two millennia. Vegetation History and Archaeobotany 15, 1-12.

External Grant Funding:

2002 Environment and Heritage Service, NI £34,746, for Holocene Palaeoenvironments at Lough Neagh. With Dr N.J. Whitehouse.

2003 £500 Royal Irish Academy. To fund a palynological and tephrochronological investigation of early Neolithic farming in the Irish midlands.

2005 National Museum of Ireland. £2,500 for environmental research associated with Iron Age Body finds. With Drs Gill Plunkett and Nicki Whitehouse.