Queen's University, Belfast

Pronouns He/Him/His
Current Position Senior Lecturer
Previous Position Lecturer
Telephone +44 (0) 2890973895
Email maarten.blaauw@qub.ac.uk
Departments School of Natural and Built Environment
Quadrat Core Themes Biodiversity, Earth Systems
Methods I Use Modelling


Key Research Interests

  • Combining palaeoecology, statistics and other areas such as geography, archaeology and ecology
  • Radiocarbon dating of peat and lake records
  • Assessing and visualising uncertainties
  • Bayesian age-modelling

Recent Key Papers

  • Aquino Lopez, M.A., Blaauw, M., Christen, J.A., Sanderson, N., 2018. Bayesian analysis of 210Pb dating. Journal of Agricultural, Biological, and Environmental Statistics 23, 317-333
  • Blaauw, M., Christen, J.A., Bennett, K.D., Reimer, P.J., 2018. Double the dates and go for Bayes – impacts of model choice, dating density and quality on chronologies. Quaternary Science Reviews 188, 58-66
  • Perșoiu, A., Onac, B.P., Wynn, J.G., Blaauw, M., Ioniță, Hansson, M., 2017. Holocene winter climate variability in Central and Eastern Europe. Nature Scientific Reports 7, 1196

Summary Title of Current Studentships

  • Developing a Bayesian solution to 210Pb age-modelling
  • QUADRAT DTP student, Gosse Bootsma: Dynamics of carbon capture in Scottish and Irish peatlands over the past centuries