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Dr. Robin Edwards

Associate Prof in Earth Sciences (Geography)


Associate Prof in Earth Sciences (Geology)

  Climate Change   Coastal Environmental Change   Earth Science   Earth Sciences for Climate Research   Earth Stratigraphy, Sedimentary Processes   FORAMINIFERA   Glaciology   MARINE   Oceanography   Paleoclimatology   Paleontology, Paleoecology   Quarternary science   SALT MARSH   SALTMARSH   SALT-MARSH   Sea Level
 . A4: Aigéin, Aeráid, agus Athrú Atlantaigh (Oceans, Climate, and Atlantic Change)
 Ice Sheet - Ocean Interaction in the North Atlantic: A Palaeoceanographic Perspective
 Testing simulations of relative sea-level change: a marine geophysical perspective
 Palaeoceanographic records of abrupt climate change: a preliminary investigation
 Testing the utility of a combined geochemical and microfossil-based approach to sea-level reconstruction in western Ireland

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Sarah Bradley, Jeremy Ely, Chris Clark, Robin Edwards, Ian Shennan, Reconstruction of the palaeo-sea level of Britain and Ireland arising from empirical constraints of ice extent: Implications for regional sea level forecasts and North American ice sheet volume, Journal of Quaternary Science, 38, (6), 2023, p791 - 805, Journal Article, PUBLISHED  DOI
Zoë A. Roseby, Katherine Southall, Fermin Alvarez-Agoues, Niamh Cahill, Gerard D. McCarthy, Robin J. Edwards, Two Centuries of Relative Sea-Level Rise in Dublin, Ireland, Reconstructed by Geological Tide Gauge, Open Quaternary, 9, 2023, Journal Article, PUBLISHED  TARA - Full Text  DOI  URL
Sedimentary indicators of relative sea-level changes - low energy in, editor(s)N/A , Reference Module in Earth Systems and Environmental Sciences, Elsevier, 2022, [Robin Edwards], Book Chapter, PUBLISHED  DOI
Ancient shorelines and sea-level changes in, editor(s)Robert Devoy, Val Cummins, Barry Brunt, Darius Bartlett, Sarah Kandrot , The Coastal Atlas of Ireland, Cork, Cork University Press, 2021, pp131 - 147, [Robin Edwards, Robert Devoy], Book Chapter, PUBLISHED
Graham Rush, Patrick McDarby, Robin Edwards, Yvonne Milker, Ed Garrett, Roland Gehrels, Development of an intertidal foraminifera training set for the North Sea and an assessment of its application for Holocene sea-level reconstructions, Marine Micropalaeontology, 169, 2021, p102055-, Journal Article, PUBLISHED  TARA - Full Text  DOI  URL
David T. Pugh; Edmund Bridge; Robin Edwards; Peter Hogarth; Guy Westbrook; Philip L. Woodworth; Gerard Daniel McCarthy, Mean Sea Level and Tidal Change in Ireland since 1842: A case study of Cork, Ocean Science Journal, 17, 2021, p1623 - 1637, Journal Article, PUBLISHED  DOI
Sajjad Sajjadi, Zdeněk Martinec, Patrick Prendergast, Jan Hagedoorn, Libor achl, Peter Readman, Robin Edwards, Brian O'Reilly, Clare Horan, The unification of gravity data for Ireland-Northern Ireland, The Leading Edge, 39, (2), 2020, p135 - 143, Journal Article, PUBLISHED  DOI
Serena Tarlati, S. Benetti, S.L. Callard, C. Ó Cofaigh, P. Dunlop, A. Georgiopoulou, R. Edwards, K.J.J. Van Landeghem, M. Saher, R. Chiverrell, D. Fabel, S. Moreton, S. Morgan & C.D. Clark, Final deglaciation of the Malin Sea through meltwater release and calving events, Scottish Journal of Geology, 56, (2), 2020, p117 - 133, Journal Article, PUBLISHED  DOI
Anna Jones, Jonathan Turner, J. Stephen Daly, Pierre Francus, Robin Edwards, Signal-to-noise ratios, instrument parameters and repeatability of Itrax XRF core scan measurements of floodplain sediments, Quaternary International, 514, 2019, p44 - 54, Journal Article, PUBLISHED  TARA - Full Text  DOI  URL
Ludvig Lowemark, Itrax operators: Menno Bloemsma, Ian Croudace, J. Stephen Daly, Robin J.Edwards, Pierre Francus, Jennifer M.Galloway, Braden R.B.Gregory, Jyh-Jaan Steven Huang, Anna F.Jones, Malin Kylander, Ludvig Löwemark, Yangbing Luo, Suzanne Maclachlan, Christian Ohlendorf, R. Timothy Patterson, Christof Pearce, Jörn Profe, Eduard G.Reinhardt, Christian Stranne, Rik Tjallingii, Jonathan N.Turner, Practical guidelines and recent advances in the Itrax XRF core-scanning procedure, Quaternary International, 2019, p16 - 29, Journal Article, PUBLISHED  DOI

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Robin Edwards, Understanding Sea Level Rise and Variability, Review of Understanding Sea Level Rise and Variability, by John A. Church, Philip L. Woodworth, Thorkild Aarup, W. Stanley Wilson (Editors) , The Holocene, 21, (7), 2011, p1173-74 , Review, PUBLISHED
Robin Edwards, Book Review, Review of Ecology and Applications of Benthic Foraminifera, by J. Murray , Journal of Paleolimnology, 40, (2), 2008, p747-749 , Review, PUBLISHED
Edwards, R.J., Review of Quaternary Environmental Micropalaeontology, by Haslett, S.K. , Quaternary Science Reviews, 22, 2003, p760-761 , Review, PUBLISHED


I am a geoscientist interested in reconstructing past environmental change. My principal research aim is to understand the causes and effects of sea-level change. Much of my work has focussed on developing and refining methods to extract precise records of past relative sea-level from intertidal sediments. I analyse Foraminifera from saltmarsh sediments and apply statistical models (transfer functions) to quantify their vertical relationships with former sea levels. These data can then be combined with detailed radiocarbon dating to construct high resolution records of relative sea-level change from sediment cores covering the last few thousand years. I am also interested in reconstructing the larger-scale changes in relative sea-level that occurred as the last glacial period drew to a close and our modern warm interval began. This work involves collaboration with geophysical modellers to explore the combined effects of global sea-level rise, melting ice sheets and the vertical land movements induced by changes in ice and ocean loading of the Earth's surface. One of the products of this work is the capability to simulate past relative sea-level changes and infer the changing geography of our planet. I am interested in better understanding when Ireland became an island and in locating evidence of lost landscapes that now lie beneath the sea. These environments are of particular significance for understanding early human movement and occupation. In addition to my coastal research, I also analyse seafloor sediments and the foraminifera they contain. This work seeks to improve our knowledge of how marine-based ice sheets respond to climate and ocean circulation change.