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Dr Emma Hocking

Associate Professor

Department: Geography and Environmental Sciences

Emma Hocking

My research focuses on reconstructing relative sea level and environmental change on Holocene timescales. I work in a variety of environments, including tidal marshes, isolation basins, lakes, peatlands, raised beaches, and use a combination of sedimentology, microfossil (diatom) and geochronological methods for reconstructing past environments. Currently I am working on a range of research projects across the world, tied together by the methodological approach of using diatom analysis. These include reconstruction of great earthquake and tsunami history in south-central Chile, postglacial relative sea-level change in Arctic Russia, and reconstructing past human impacts on neotropical landscapes including the Brazilian savannah and Amazonia. 

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  • The impact of Holocene deglaciation and glacial dynamics on the landscapes and geomorphology of Potter Peninsula, King George Island (Isla 25 Mayo), NW Antarctic Peninsula, Heredia Barión, P., Strelin, J., Roberts, S., Spiegel, C., Wacker, L., Niedermann, S., Bentley, M., Pearson, E., Czalbowski, N., Davies, S., Schnetger, B., Grosjean, M., Arcusa, S., Perren, B., Hocking, E., Kuhn, G. 4 Jan 2023, In: Frontiers in Earth Science
  • Author Correction: Past penguin colony responses to explosive volcanism on the Antarctic Peninsula, Roberts, S., Monien, P., Foster, L., Loftfield, J., Hocking, E., Schnetger, B., Pearson, E., Juggins, S., Fretwell, P., Ireland, L., Ochyra, R., Haworth, A., Allen, C., Moreton, S., Davies, S., Brumsack, H., Bentley, M., Hodgson, D. Dec 2022, In: Nature Communications
  • High-resolution Bronze Age palaeoenvironmental change in the eastern Mediterranean: exploring the links between climate and societies., Hazell, C., Pound, M., Hocking, E. 2 Oct 2022, In: Palynology
  • Middle Miocene (Serravallian) wetland development on the northwest edge of Europe based on palynological analysis of the uppermost Brassington Formation of Derbyshire, United Kingdom, McCoy, J., Barrass-Barker, T., Hocking, E., O'Keefe, J., Riding, J., Pound, M. 1 Oct 2022, In: Palaeogeography, Palaeoclimatology, Palaeoecology
  • Response of the Akrotiri Marsh, island of Cyprus, to Bronze Age climate change, Hazell, C., Pound, M., Hocking, E. 1 Feb 2022, In: Palaeogeography, Palaeoclimatology, Palaeoecology
  • The late Holocene introduction of Juglans regia (walnut) to Cyprus, Pound, M., Hazell, C., Hocking, E. 5 Sep 2022, In: Vegetation History and Archaeobotany
  • Vegetation change across the Drake Passage region linked to late Eocene cooling and glacial disturbance after the Eocene–Oligocene Transition, Thompson, N., Salzmann, U., López-Quirós, A., Bijl, P., Hoem, F., Etourneau, J., Sicre, M., Roignant, S., Hocking, E., Amoo, M., Escutia, C. 4 Feb 2022, In: Climate of the Past
  • Geological evidence of an unreported historical Chilean tsunami reveals more frequent inundation, Hocking, E., Garrett, E., Aedo, D., Carvajal, M., Melnick, D. 9 Dec 2021, In: Communications Earth and Environment
  • Pre-Columbian fire management and control of climate-driven floodwaters over 3,500 years in southwestern Amazonia, Duncan, N., Loughlin, N., Walker, J., Hocking, E., Whitney, B. 5 Oct 2021, In: Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America
  • Tracing the deglaciation since the last glacial maximum, Nývlt, D., Glasser, N., Hocking, E., Oliva, M., Roberts, S., Roman, M. 4 Jun 2020, Past Antarctica, Elsevier

  • Leeza Pickering Investigating and modelling lake mixing regimes in the White Sea of Russia and Southern Finland and quantifying their future impact in the global carbon cycle. Start Date: 01/10/2021
  • Sefa Sahin Reconstructing Historical Earthquakes and Sea-Level Change in South-Central Chile from Tidal Marshes and Uplifted Beaches Start Date: 22/01/2017

  • Geography PhD June 30 2010
  • Geography Studies (Science) MSc August 31 2006
  • Geography BSc (Hons) June 30 2005
  • Fellow of the Higher Education Academy FHEA

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