This page was written by Dr Georgina King (Univeristy of Cologne, Germany*) and Dr Julie Durcan (University of Oxford, UK) to provide information about the different techniques that are available for dating past environmental changes. If you have feedback, or would like to contribute to our site, then we’d love to hear from you!
Georgina is interested in Quaternary environmental change and uses OSL to determine when and how changes occur. She has a background in glacial environments, but most recently has been working on loess deposits in the western USA, marine sediments from Scotland and the development of OSL-thermochronology to understand the influence of glaciation on the uplift of mountains.
More information about Georgina’s research can be found here, or she can be contacted by email: georgina.king [at] uni-koeln.de, or on twitter @georginaeking
Julie is also interested in Quaternary environmental change and uses OSL dating to work out when and why landscapes change. She is interested in working in desert environments and has worked on projects in places including Pakistan, India, Malawi, Namiba and Australia.
Financial support from the Quaternary Research Association is gratefully acknowledged.