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Dr Matthew Pound

Associate Professor

Department: Geography and Environmental Sciences

2013 - Research Fellow in Physical Geography, Northumbria University
2012 - 2013 Research Assistant in Physical Geography, Northumbria University
2008 - 2012 PhD "Middle to Late Miocene terrestrial biota and climate", University of Leeds/ British Geological Survey
2004 - 2008 MSci Geology (Hons), University of Bristol

I am a member of:
Fellow of the Geological Society, London
AASP - The Palynology Society
The Micropalaeontological Society
Young Earth Scientists Network

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  • Climate change and land use threaten global hotspots of phylogenetic endemism for trees, Guo, W., Serra-Diaz, J., Eiserhardt, W., Maitner, B., Merow, C., Violle, C., Pound, M., Sun, M., Slik, F., Blach-Overgaard, A., Enquist, B., Svenning, J. 31 Oct 2023, In: Nature Communications
  • The late Holocene introduction of Juglans regia (walnut) to Cyprus, Pound, M., Hazell, C., Hocking, E. 1 Mar 2023, In: Vegetation History and Archaeobotany
  • Global beta-diversity of angiosperm trees is shaped by Quaternary climate change, Xu, W., Guo, W., Serra-Diaz, J., Schrodt, F., Eiserhardt, W., Enquist, B., Maitner, B., Merow, C., Violle, C., Anand, M., Belluau, M., Bruun, H., Byun, C., Catford, J., Cerabolini, B., Chacón-Madrigal, E., Ciccarelli, D., Cornelissen, J., Dang-Le, A., de Frutos, A., Dias, A., Giroldo, A., Gutiérrez, A., Hattingh, W., He, T., Hietz, P., Hough-Snee, N., Jansen, S., Kattge, J., Komac, B., Kraft, N., Kramer, K., Lavorel, S., Lusk, C., Martin, A., Ma, K., Mencuccini, M., Michaletz, S., Minden, V., Mori, A., Niinemets, Ü., Onoda, Y., Onstein, R., Peñuelas, J., Pillar, V., Pisek, J., Pound, M., Robroek, B., Schamp, B., Slot, M., Sun, M., Sosinski, Ê., Soudzilovskaia, N., Thiffault, N., van Bodegom, P., van der Plas, F., Zheng, J., Svenning, J., Ordonez, A. 5 Apr 2023, In: Science Advances
  • The fungal ecology of the Brassington Formation (Middle Miocene) of Derbyshire, United Kingdom, and a new method for palaeoclimate reconstruction, Pound, M., Nuñez Otaño, N., Romero, I., Lim, M., Riding, J., O'Keefe, J. 4 Aug 2022, In: Frontiers in Ecology and Evolution
  • The Miocene: the Future of the Past, Steinthorsdottir, M., Coxall, H., de Boer, A., Huber, M., Barbolini , N., Bradshaw, C., Burls , N., Feakins, S., Gasson, E., Henderiks, J., Holbourn, A., Kiel , S., Kohn , M., Knorr, G., Kürschner, W., Lear, C., Liebrand, D., Lunt, D., Mörs, T., Pearson, P., Pound, M., Stoll, H., Strömberg, C. Apr 2021, In: Paleoceanography and Paleoclimatology

  • Abbie Rogers Quantifying, and assessing the impact of, microplastics in terrestrial samples Start Date: 01/10/2023
  • Jessica McCoy Rupelian to Messinian (33.9-5.33 Ma) terrestrial ecosystems and climate dynamics from the edge of northwest Europe Start Date: 01/10/2021
  • Calian Hazell Holocene palaeoenvironments of the Akrotiri Marsh, Cyprus: providing context for Bronze Age societal collapse events Start Date: 01/10/2016 End Date: 03/03/2021

  • Geology PhD January 21 2013
  • Geology Other Qualification July 01 2008
  • Fellow (FHEA) Higher Education Academy (HEA) 2017
  • Fellow Geological Society (GS) 2012


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