Selected Presentations

Selected conference presentations (53, *9 plenary/keynotes)

*2019: Intersections between wind regimes, topography and sediment supply: perspectives from Central Asian dunes and dust. International Quaternary Association Congress, Dublin, Ireland.

*2018: Climate change at the continental pole of inaccessibility – perspectives from the Silk Road piedmont. Steepest Descent, Vienna, Austria.

*2018: Human occupation of the Central Asian loess piedmont: new chronologies and perspectives on past climates. European Geosciences Union, Vienna, Austria.

*2016: At the heart of Eurasia, but on the edge of everything: what Central Asian loess can tell us about shifts in climate subsystems. International Loess Commission Conference, Eau Claire, USA.

*2016: Stacked palimpsests vs. the needle in the haystack: the challenge of reconstructing palaeoenvironments in drylands. European Geosciences Union Assembly, Vienna, Austria.

*2015:  An early LGM mega-lake event in the Willandra Lakes, semi-arid Australia: Climate, neotectonics and human behavior. INQUA Congress, Nagoya, Japan.

*2013: The potential for catastrophic impact of the Campanian Ignimbrite tephra on human evolution: new data from the Lower Danube loess steppe. European Society for Human Evolution Conference, Vienna, Austria.

*2011: Investigating the formation of linear dunes in arid Australia using optically stimulated luminescence dating. Geological Society of America Congress, Minneapolis, USA.

*2010: Investigating dune sediments as palaeoenvironmental indicators: Examples from central Australia. Global Sand Seas Conference, Royal Geographical Society, London, UK.

Selected invited colloquia (46)

2019: Elucidating human response to long-term landscape change in dryland Australia. School of Animal, Plant, and Environmental Sciences, University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, South Africa.

2019: Perspectives on long-term climate change along the Silk Road piedmont. Institute for Geography, RWTH Aachen, Aachen, Germany.

2018: Perspectives on long-term climate change at the continental pole of inaccessibility. Colloquium series, Goethe University Frankfurt Geosciences, Frankfurt, Germany.

2018: Lunette dunes of the Australian desert margins: New data and approaches to understanding hydrology and climate. Sandscapes Seminar Series, University of Oxford, Oxford, UK.

2016: Ce qui embellit le desert c’est qu’il cache un puits quelque part…: Human response to long term landscape change at Lake Mungo in the Australian desert. College de France, Paris, France.

2016: Temporal perspectives on landscape change on desert margins. Department of Geological Sciences, Michigan State University, USA.

2015: Lake Mungo, semi-arid Australia: The resilience of people among drought, flooding and mega-lakes. School of Geography, Environment and Earth Sciences, Victoria University Wellington, Wellington, New Zealand.

2015: Of people, ash, and dust: Intersections between climate, landscape and human occupation in the Eurasian loess steppe. Archaeology Program, La Trobe University, Melbourne, Australia.

2015: Intersections between climate, landscape and human occupation in the Eurasian loess steppe. Max Planck Institute for Meteorology, Hamburg, Germany.

2013: Integrating records of environmental change, natural hazards and human occupation in the Lower Danube loess steppe. Institut für Naturwissenschaftliche Archäologie, Eberhard Karls Universität Tübingen, Tübingen, Germany.

2008: A sunburnt country: reconstructing the history of drought and aridity in southeastern Australia. Aberystwyth University, Aberystwyth, United Kingdom.

2008: The history of drought and aridity in Australia. Scottish Universities Environmental Research Centre, Glasgow, United Kingdom.

2006: Timescales in dunefield evolution: The late Quaternary history of aridity of the Australian deserts. Geological Society of Australia, Canberra, Australia.

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