Science: Clare Island - Ice Ages and Climate Change - Peter Coxon by The Royal Irish Academy published on 2013-06-14T13:58:46Z Clare Island: Ice ages and Climate Change Peter Coxon Peter Coxon brilliantly outlines the effects of ice ages and climate change on Clare Island and describes how these have shaped its remarkably diverse landscape. Peter Coxon is an Associate Professor in the Department of Geography. a Fellow of Trinity College Dublin and a Member of the Royal Irish Academy. He is currently the Secretary-General of the International Union of Quaternary Research (INQUA - http://www.inqua.tcd.ie/ ) and the Chairperson of the Irish Quaternary Association (IQUA - http://www.tcd.ie/Geography/IQUA/ ). After completing a PhD on 'Pleistocene environmental history in East Anglia' at the Sub-Department of Quaternary Research at the University of Cambridge, he took up a lectureship at TCD in 1979. His interests in the Irish landscape were strongly influenced by a close working relationship with the late Frank Mitchell. His current research includes analysing Irish landscape evolution during the Tertiary and Quaternary, Tertiary and Quaternary biostratigraphy, vegetational history and biogeography of Ireland, glacial and periglacial geomorphology and the analysis of flood events and mass movements in Ireland. In addition to an active interest in the geomorphology and vegetational history of western Ireland, his recent research has included mapping large-scale Pleistocene flood events and glacial limits in the Himalayas of Himachal Pradesh and in Ladakh, northern India. He has published on a range of Quaternary topics and has reviewed much of his Irish work in Charles Holland and Ian Sanders' 2nd edition of The Geology of Ireland (2009). Peter Coxon was author of the chapter "The Quaternary history of Clare Island" in New Survey of Clare Island Volume 2: Geology and is co-author of a chapter on the Holocene vegetation of the island in the forthcoming volume in the series New Survey of Clare Island Volume 7: Vegetation. www.ria.ie Disclaimer: The Royal Irish Academy has prepared the content of this website responsibly and carefully, but disclaims all warranties, express or implied, as to the accuracy of the information contained in any of the materials. The views expressed are the authors’ own and not those of the Royal Irish Academy.