Professor Jonathan A. Holmes


I am Professor of Physical Geography and Director of the multidisciplinary Environmental Change Research Centre (ECRC) at UCL.

ECRC is concerned primarily with aquatic ecosystem change and climate change.

My own work, which forms a major component of ECRC research, is concerned with the reconstruction and understanding of late Pleistocene and Holocene environments, human–climate interactions and data–model comparisons

My research falls into three major themes;

  1. (1)Climate variability in low-latitude regions (Northern Neotropics, North and West Africa, Western China and Central Asia)

  2. (2)Rapid climate change events across Europe

  3. (3)Methodological developments in the application of carbonate nonmarine microfossils and microfossil geochemistry to palaeoclimate reconstruction.


Environmental Change Research Centre

University College London

Gower Street



+44 207 679 0559