University of Aberdeen
Current Position Reader in Palaeoecology
Telephone +44 (0)1224 274352
Departments School of Geosciences
Quadrat Core Themes Biodiversity, Earth Systems, Environmental Management
Methods I Use Bio / Geo / Chemical Analytical


Key Research Interests

  • Holocene human-environmental interactions
  • Vegetation change using pollen and non-pollen palynomorph analysis
  • Understanding past biogeochemical cycling of trace metals, the fate and transport of pollutants in the environment
  • Land degradation in South Africa
  • The environment of early Medieval Britain

Recent Key Papers

  • Pérez-Rodríguez, M., Silva-Sánchez, N., Kylander, M.E., Bindler, R., Mighall, T.M., Schofield, J.E., Edwards, K.J. and Cortizas, A.M., 2018. Industrial-era lead and mercury contamination in southern Greenland implicates North American sources. Science of the Total Environment 613, 919-930.
  • Mighall, T., Timpany, S., Wheeler, J., Bailey, L., Bamforth, M., Gray, L. and Taylor, M., 2018. Vegetation Changes and Woodland Management Associated with a Prehistoric to Medieval Burnt Mound Complex at Ballygawley, Northern Ireland. Environmental Archaeology 23(3), 267-285.
  • Ninnes, S., Tolu, J., Meyer-Jacob, C., Mighall, T.M. & Bindler, R. 2017: Investigating molecular changes in organic matter composition in two Holocene lake-sediment records from central Sweden using pyrolysis-GC/MS. Journal of Geophysical Research: Biogeosciences 122, 6, doi: 10.1002/2016JG003715, 1423-1438