Queen's University, Belfast

Pronouns He/Him/His
Current Position Professor of Physical Geography
Previous Position Associate Professor of Earth System Dynamics, University of Leeds
Telephone +44 (0)28 9097 3371
Email g.swindles@qub.ac.uk
Departments School of Natural and Built Environment
Quadrat Core Themes Biodiversity, Earth Systems
Methods I Use Bio / Geo / Chemical Analytical, Modelling, Numerical/Statistical Analysis



Phonetic spelling of name: Grayham Swindles


Key Research Interests

  • Climate change, extreme events, short and long-term ecology;
  • Long-term eco-hydrological dynamics and functioning of temperate, tropical and subarctic peatlands;
  • Testate amoebae as environmental indicators;
  • Critical examination of past human response and adaptation to climate change;
  • Human-environment relations in the past-present-future, the Anthropocene, and the impacts of humans on Planet Earth.

Recent Key Papers

Summary Title of Current Studentships

  • Understanding the spatio-temporal dynamics of global peatland fire
  • QUADRAT DTP student, Ellie Purdy: Arctic peatland response to climate change: carbon bomb or self-repair?