School of GeoSciences

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Professor Andrew J. Dugmore BSc (Bham), PhD (Abdn)


Professor of Geosciences; Associate Director, Human Ecodynamics Research Center and Adjunct Professor (Research), Doctoral Program in Anthropology, City University of New York; Deputy Head of Geography and the Lived Environment Research Institute

Room: 3.20
Address: Geography Building, Drummond Street, Edinburgh EH8 9XP
Phone: +44 (0) 131 650 8156
FAX: +44 (0) 131 650 2524
Research Institute: Geography and the Lived Environment
Research Groups: Environment and Society
Research Interests: Andy Dugmore studies long term records of environments and archaeology to understand the dynamics of complex socio-ecological systems- what creates resilience (for whom, at what cost and for how long), and why do threshold-crossing events take place? A central theme is the development and application of tephrochronology- a dating technique based on the identification and correlation of volcanic ash layers. Tephra provide outstanding ways to integrate environmental records, history and archaeology and cm-scale layers also preserve early warning signals of landscape tipping points - abrupt and major shifts from one state to another.
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