Ulster University

The Quaternary Environmental Change research group in the School of Environmental Sciences, Ulster University (UU) has 3 full-time staff with successful track records in research publications, external funding and PhD supervision. In the Research Assessment Exercise (RAE) 2008, the research output by the group was deemed to be of international excellence. The group performs cutting-edge research on the Quaternary geological record to understand the processes of large-scale and long-term global change that occurred during this period. The group is conducing Quaternary ice sheet reconstructions and is studying ice-marginal fluctuations, ice-sheet dynamics, bedform generation and other landscape changes using terrestrial and marine remote sensing and GIS techniques, sedimentary and geochemical analysis, numerical modelling and cosmogenic isotope surface exposure dating. The study of marine cores in relation to the sedimentary processes driven by glacial and interglacial cycles is another important major research focus