Scottish Alliance for Geoscience, Environment and Society

Neil McDonald

Department / group: Biological & Environmental Sciences
Google Scholar URL: N/A

Research interests:

Quaternary Science
Marine geology

Career history:

University of Stirling
BSc – Environmental Geography

University of Strathclyde
Professional Graduate Diploma in Education

University of Stirling
PhD (Environmental Science)

Active research projects:

My PhD explores possible evidence of ice shelves in the Minch, NW Scotland by examining seabed sediment cores using a multi-proxy approach. By combining sedimentological, micropalaeontological and (bio)geochemical evidence, the PhD will examine the possible presence of ice shelves and decipher the environmental conditions which triggered the demise of the ice shelf and evaluate the subsequent effects of ice shelf removal on the glacier inland.

Recent publications:

Neil McDonald, Tom Bradwell, S. Louise Callard, Jaime L. Toney, Briony Shreeve, James Shreeve. Automated characterisation of glaciomarine sediments using X-ray computed laminography. Quaternary Science Advances, 5, 2022, 100046, ISSN 2666-0334,

Bradwell, T., Fabel, D., Clark, C.D., Chiverrell, R.C., Small, D., Smedley, R.K., Saher, M. H., Moreton, S.G., Dove, D., Callard, S.L., Duller, G.A.T., Medialdea, A., Bateman, M. D., Burke, M.J., McDonald, N., Gilgannon, S., Morgan, S., Roberts, D.H., ́O Cofaigh, C., 2021. Pattern, style and timing of British–Irish Ice Sheet advance and retreat over the last 45000years :evidence from NW Scotland and the adjacent continental shelf. J. Quat. Sci. 36 (5), 871–933.

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