Professor Alastair Dawson

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Contact

Email

a.g.dawson@dundee.ac.uk

Phone

+44 (0)1382 386783

Biography

Year Degree, Job / University, Institution
2014 Honorary Professor, University of Dundee
2014 Senior Research Fellow (Emeritus), University of Aberdeen
2011 Director, Aberdeen University Institute for Coastal Science and Management
2005 Assistant Director, Aberdeen University Institute for Coastal Science and Management
1998 Professor of Quaternary Science, Coventry University
1979 PhD Geography, University of Edinburgh
1976 MSc Geography, Louisiana State University, USA
1974 BSc (Hons) Geography, University of Aberdeen

Research

Alastair has a range of research interests in geomorphology, coastal change, palaeoclimatology and weather history. He has published widely on aspects of Holocene landscape change with particular focus on cold climate coastal processes, shore platform development and relative sea level changes. An enduring research interest has focused on tsunami geoscience with a particular focus on tsunami stratigraphy and sedimentology. More recently he undertaken research on Scotland's weather and climate history making use of documentary archives and instrumental weather records to reconstruct patterns of weather and climate change for the last circa 400 years. His recent book, 'So Foul and Fair a Day: a history of Scotland's Weather and Climate' was nominated for a Saltire Award.

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