Dmitri has research expertise on the assessment of environmental/climate change using peat-bog deposits. Evidence for change in mire surface wetness, driven by climate change during the Medieval Climatic Optimum & Little Ice Age, from a range of European raised peat bog profiles, & a similar profile from Tierra del Fuego, Argentina, have indicated the potential influence of changes in solar activity driving these climatic change events (De Vleeschouwer et al., 2009; Mauquoy et al., 2008; Mauquoy et al., 2004a). He has also been involved with the refinement of 14C wiggle-match dating to generate accurate & precise chronologies, in collaboration with international colleagues from the Universities of Amsterdam, Uppsala & Belfast (Mauquoy et al., 2004b; Blaauw et al., 2007). It is now possible to generate age/depth models with multi-decadal precision on centennial & millennial time-scales, which in combination with 210Pb dating, can provide a continuous dating framework to understand the rate & (a)synchronicity of climate change.
Ph.D. (Testing the sensitivity of the palaeoclimatic signal from ombrotrophic peat stratigraphy), University of Southampton, 1997
Postdoc at the Institute for Biodiversity and Ecosystem Dynamics (IBED), Research Group Palynology and Paleo/Actuo-ecology, Faculty of Science, University of Amsterdam, The Netherlands, 1999-2001
Marie Curie Individual Fellowship at the Palaeobiology Program, Department of Earth Sciences, Uppsala University, Sweden, 2001-2003
Postdoc at the Institute for Biodiversity and Ecosystem Dynamics (IBED), Research Group Palynology and Paleo/Actuo-ecology, Faculty of Science, University of Amsterdam, The Netherlands, 2003-2005
Active research projects:
A 3 year NERC joint standard grant ‘Palaeoclimate reconstructions from Tierra del Fuego to detect land-ocean-atmosphere interactions’ was awarded in 2011 to Dmitri in order to reconstruct the timing, magnitude & spatial pattern of long-term climate change, as well as exploring the impact of different causal factors such as changes in atmospheric & ocean circulation, & solar variability on the climate of the study region during the last ~2000 years. An independent ANR (France) funded 3 year project ‘Peat bog Records of Atmospheric Dust fluxes – Holocene palaeoenvironmental & palaeoclimatic implications for Southern South America’ has also recently (2011) been awarded to CNRS researcher, Dr. François De Vleeschouwer. Both the NERC- & ANR-funded projects have a focus on southern South American palaeoclimate change using peat bog archive records.
Drs. Gaël Le Roux & François De Vleeschouwer, Ecolab, CNRS, Ensat/Ecolab, Auzeville-Tolosane, France.
Professor Zicheng Yu, Department of Earth & Environmental Sciences, Lehigh University, USA.
Professor Hans Renssen, Department of Climate Change & Landscape Dynamics, Vrije Universiteit, Amsterdam
Drs. Verónica Pancotto & Andrea Coronato, CADIC- CONICET Bernado Houssay 200 (V9410BFD) Ushuaia- Tierra del Fuego, Argentina
van Bellen, S., Mauquoy, D., Hughes, PDM., Roland, TP., Daley, TJ., Loader, NJ., Street-Perrott, FA., Rice, EM., Pancotto, VA. & Payne, RJ. (2016). ‘Late-Holocene climate dynamics recorded in the peat bogs of Tierra del Fuego, South America’. The Holocene, vol 26, no. 3, pp. 489-501.
Loader, NJ., Street-Perrott, FA., Daley, TJ., Hughes, PDM., Kimak, A., Levanič, T., Mallon, G., Mauquoy, D., Robertson, I., Roland, TP., van Bellen, S., Ziehmer, MM. & Leuenberger, M. (2015). ‘Simultaneous Determination of Stable Carbon, Oxygen, and Hydrogen Isotopes in Cellulose’. Analytical Chemistry, vol 87, no. 1, pp. 376-380.
Charman, DJ., Amesbury, MJ., Hinchliffe, W., Hughes, PDM., Mallon, G., Blake, WH., Daley, TJ., Gallego-Sala, AV. & Mauquoy, D. (2015). ‘Drivers of Holocene peatland carbon accumulation across a climate gradient in northeastern North America’. Quaternary Science Reviews, vol 121, pp. 110-119.
Van Bellen, S., Mauquoy, D., Payne, RJ., Roland, TP., Daley, TJ., Hughes, PDM., Loader, NJ., Street-Perrott, FA., Rice, EM. & Pancotto, VA. (2014). ‘Testate amoebae as a proxy for reconstructing Holocene water table dynamics in southern Patagonian peat bogs’. Journal of Quaternary Science, vol 29, no. 5, pp. 463-474.
Küttner, A., Mighall, TM., De Vleeschouwer, F., Mauquoy, D., Martínez Cortizas, A., Foster, IDL. & Krupp, E. (2014). ‘A 3300-year atmospheric metal contamination record from Raeburn Flow raised bog, south west Scotland’. Journal of Archaeological Science, vol 44, no. 1, pp. 1-11.