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Palaeoclimate Seminars

Tuesday 13th October Welcome to the Anthropocene
Professor Mark Maslin
University College London
Tuesday 20th October Deep ocean bottom water temperature proxies and middle Miocene climate dynamics
Dr Sevasti Modestou
University of Bergen
Tuesday 27th October Early anthropogenic hypothesis: An update
Professor William Ruddiman
University of Virginia
Tuesday 3rd November Archaeological assessments of anthropogenic greenhouse gases in prehistory: methane from rice and livestock, Bronze Age wood demands
Professor Dorian Fuller
University College London
Tuesday 17th November Palynological insights into Holocene palaeoclimate in Morocco – classic and novel approaches
Dr William Fletcher
University of Manchester
Tuesday 24th November Protecting our marine ecosystems – lessons from today and the past
Professor Daniela Schmidt
University of Bristol
Tuesday 1st December Synchronous climate changes between Greenland and the tropics during Dansgaard-Oeschger events
Professor Russell Drysdale
University of Melbourne
Tuesday 8rd December
Mediterranean sapropels, understanding formation mechanisms from redox sensitive isotope
Dr Morten Andersen
Cardiff University
Tuesday 15th December TBC

Code of Conduct

• The seminars will be held on Zoom with a link provided beforehand in the weekly seminar email. Zoom can be downloaded for free from the UCL Software database (

• Throughout the seminar we request that your video and microphone is turned off except if asking a question at the end of the talk.

• We will aim to start the seminars at 1.05pm in order to ensure everyone can join. The talks will last 30-40 minutes with the final 15 minutes dedicated to questions.

• Please post any questions during the talk in the chat to be answered in the Q&A session at the end. If all of the questions in the chat box have been answered before the end of the seminar, the attendees will be able to “raise a hand” and ask questions as well.

• The seminars will be recorded with the speaker’s agreement. It is strongly encouraged to join the live seminars. However, if you are unable to attend recordings will be available on request from the seminar series convenors, Carole Roberts ( and Jack Wharton ( We ask that you do not share recordings, unless granted permission by the seminar series convenors and the speaker.

• Every attendee is expected to conduct themselves appropriately throughout the seminar. UCL Geography is dedicated to providing a harassment-free experience for everyone, regardless of gender, gender identity and expression, age, sexual orientation, disability, physical appearance, body size, race, ethnicity, or religion (or lack thereof). Any type of harassment will not be tolerated during the virtual seminars. If you notice anything during one of the seminars,