Kevin Edwards, MA, PhD, FRGS, CGeog, FSA, FSAScot, FRSE, MAE

Professor

    • 2079 Citations
    20002019
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    Research Output 2000 2019

    2019

    Centenary of the Department of Geography, University of Aberdeen

    Philip, L. J. & Edwards, K. J., 12 Dec 2019, In : Scottish Geographical Journal. 135, 3-4

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

    geography
    student
    geographical research
    retirement
    Medieval

    Pushing the Limits: Palynological Investigations at the Margin of the Greenland Ice Sheet in the Norse Western Settlement

    Schofield, J. E., Pearce, D. M., Mair, D. W. F., Rea, B. R., Lea, J. M., Kamenos, N. A., Schoenrock, K. M., Barr, I. D. & Edwards, K. J., 17 Oct 2019, In : Environmental Archaeology.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

    ice sheet
    farm
    charcoal
    footprint
    commodity
    2018
    3 Citations (Scopus)

    Cereal cultivation as a correlate of high social status in medieval Iceland

    Riddell, S., Erlendsson, E., Gísladóttir, G., Edwards, K. J., Byock, J. & Zori, D., 30 Sep 2018, In : Vegetation History and Archaeobotany. 27, 5, p. 679-696 18 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

    social status
    Iceland
    Medieval
    cereal
    valleys
    1 Citation (Scopus)
    8 Downloads (Pure)

    How palynology could have been paepalology: the naming of a discipline

    Edwards, K. J. & Pardoe, H. S., 2018, In : Palynology. 42, 1, p. 4-19 16 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

    Open Access
    File
    palynology
    pollen
    terminology
    spore
    9 Citations (Scopus)
    3 Downloads (Pure)

    Industrial-era lead and mercury contamination in southern Greenland implicates North American sources

    Pérez-Rodríguez, M., Silva-Sánchez, N., Kylander, M. E., Bindler, R., Mighall, T. M., Schofield, J. E., Edwards, K. J. & Martínez Cortizas, A., 1 Feb 2018, In : Science of the Total Environment. 613-614, p. 919-930 12 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

    Open Access
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    Mercury
    Pollution
    Contamination
    geogenic source
    Lead
    5 Citations (Scopus)
    3 Downloads (Pure)

    Pollen, women, war and other things: reflections on the history of palynology

    Edwards, K. J., Mar 2018, In : Vegetation History and Archaeobotany. 27, 2, p. 319-335 17 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

    Open Access
    File
    palynology
    Ireland
    pollen
    history
    genealogy
    1 Citation (Scopus)
    1 Downloads (Pure)

    Thule Inuit environmental impacts on Kangeq, southwest Greenland

    Panagiotakopulu, E., Schofield, J. E., Vickers, K., Edwards, K. J. & Buckland, P. C., 14 Sep 2018, In : Quaternary International.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

    Open Access
    File
    midden
    environmental impact
    pollen
    charcoal
    anthropogenic effect
    3 Citations (Scopus)
    6 Downloads (Pure)

    “Think horizontally, act vertically”: the centenary (1916–2016) of pollen analysis and the legacy of Lennart von Post

    Gaillard, M. J., Berglund, B. E., Birks, H. J. B., Edwards, K. J. & Bittmann, F., Mar 2018, In : Vegetation History and Archaeobotany. 27, 2, p. 267-269 3 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalEditorial

    Open Access
    File
    2017
    4 Citations (Scopus)
    4 Downloads (Pure)
    Open Access
    File
    landscape management
    Greenland
    ordination
    pollen
    depositional environment
    8 Citations (Scopus)
    6 Downloads (Pure)
    Open Access
    File
    palynology
    reindeer
    fungal spores
    Sweden
    herding
    27 Citations (Scopus)
    3 Downloads (Pure)

    Quantifying the effects of land use and climate on Holocene vegetation in Europe

    Marquer, L., Gaillard, M. J., Sugita, S., Poska, A., Trondman, A. K., Mazier, F., Nielsen, A. B., Fyfe, R. M., Jönsson, A. M., Smith, B., Kaplan, J. O., Alenius, T., Birks, H. J. B., Bjune, A. E., Christiansen, J., Dodson, J., Edwards, K. J., Giesecke, T., Herzschuh, U., Kangur, M. & 5 others, Koff, T., Latałowa, M., Lechterbeck, J., Olofsson, J. & Seppä, H., 1 Sep 2017, In : Quaternary Science Reviews. 171, p. 20-37 18 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

    Open Access
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    land use
    Holocene
    climate
    vegetation
    driver
    21 Citations (Scopus)
    17 Downloads (Pure)

    The first 100 years of pollen analysis

    Edwards, K. J., Fyfe, R. M. & Jackson, S. T., 7 Feb 2017, In : Nature Plants. 3, 17001.

    Research output: Contribution to journalComment/debate

    Open Access
    File
    2016
    3 Citations (Scopus)
    3 Downloads (Pure)

    Biomarker characteristics of the Turonian–Eocene succession, Belayim oilfields, central Gulf of Suez, Egypt

    El Diasty, W. S., Abo Ghonaim, A. A., Mostafa, A. R., Beialy, S. Y. & Edwards, K. J., Feb 2016, In : Journal of the Association of Arab Universities for Basic and Applied Research. 19, p. 91-100 10 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

    Open Access
    File
    source rock
    biomarker
    crude oil
    geochemical method
    thermal maturity

    Les premiers agricultueurs et leur impact sur la végétation

    Translated title of the contribution: The first farmers and their impact on vegetationEdwards, K. J., Gauthier, É. & Schofield, J. E., 2016, Le Groenland: Climat, écologie, société. Paris: CNRS Éditions, p. 192-197 6 p.

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

    Norse landscape impacts: Northern Isles versus the North Atlantic islands

    Edwards, K. J. & Schofield, J. E., 2016, Shetland and the Viking World: Papers from the Proceedings of the Seventeenth Viking Congress, Lerwick. Turner, V. E., Owen, O. A. & Waugh, D. J. (eds.). Shetland Heritage Publications, p. 91-96 6 p.

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

    Peat and people in Greenland

    Schofield, J. E. & Edwards, K. J., 2016, Shetland and the Viking World: Papers from the Proceedings of the Seventeenth Viking Congress, Lerwick . Turner, V. E., Owen, O. A. & Waugh, D. J. (eds.). Lerwick: Shetland Heritage Publications, p. 192-197 6 p.

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

    Response to the letter submitted by Dos Santos et al.

    Wiltshire, P. E. J., Hawksworth, D. L. & Edwards, K. J., 1 Feb 2016, In : Journal of Forensic and Legal Medicine . 38, p. 118-119 2 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalLetter

    Toxicology
    Microscopy
    Research Personnel
    death
    Light
    2 Citations (Scopus)
    3 Downloads (Pure)
    Open Access
    File
    Alnus viridis subsp. crispa
    Alnus
    Greenland
    Pollen
    Arctic region
    2015
    9 Citations (Scopus)

    A Rapid and Efficient Method for Evaluation of Suspect Testimony: Palynological Scanning

    Wiltshire, P. E. J., Hawksworth, D. L. & Edwards, K. J., Nov 2015, In : Journal of forensic sciences. 60, 6, p. 1441-1450 10 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

    11 Citations (Scopus)
    4 Downloads (Pure)

    Climate changes, lead pollution and soil erosion in south Greenland over the past 700 years

    Silva-Sánchez, N., Schofield, J. E., Mighall, T. M., Martínez Cortizas, A., Edwards, K. J. & Foster, I., Sep 2015, In : Quaternary Research. 84, 2, p. 159-173 15 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

    Open Access
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    soil erosion
    peat
    pollution
    climate change
    bromine
    7 Citations (Scopus)
    4 Downloads (Pure)

    Europeanization of sub-arctic environments: perspectives from Norse Greenland's outer fjords

    Golding, K. A., Simpson, I. A., Wilson, C. A., Lowe, E. C., Schofield, J. E. & Edwards, K. J., Feb 2015, In : Human Ecology. 43, 1, p. 61-77 17 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

    Open Access
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    Greenland
    arctic environment
    Estuaries
    Europeanization
    Arctic
    10 Citations (Scopus)

    First evidence of cryptotephra in palaeoenvironmental records associated with Norse occupation sites in Greenland

    Blockley, S. P. E., Edwards, K. J., Schofield, J. E., Pyne-O'Donnell, S. D. F., Jensen, B. J. L., Matthews, I. P., Cook, G. T., Wallace, K. L. & Froese, D., Apr 2015, In : Quaternary Geochronology. 27, p. 145-157 13 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

    tephra
    occupation
    chronology
    Medieval Warm Period
    climate forcing
    18 Citations (Scopus)

    Lateglacial and early Holocene climates of the Atlantic margins of Europe: Stable isotope, mollusc and pollen records from Orkney, Scotland

    Whittington, G., Edwards, K. J., Zanchetta, G., Keen, D. H., Bunting, M. J., Fallick, A. E. & Bryant, C. L., 15 Aug 2015, In : Quaternary Science Reviews. 122, p. 112-130 19 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

    Scotland
    mollusc
    molluscs
    stable isotopes
    Preboreal
    7 Citations (Scopus)

    Light microscopy can reveal the consumption of a mixture of psychotropic plant and fungal material in suspicious death

    Wiltshire, P. E. J., Hawksworth, D. L. & Edwards, K. J., 1 Aug 2015, In : Journal of Forensic and Legal Medicine . 34, p. 73-80 8 p., 1174.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

    Banisteriopsis
    N,N-Dimethyltryptamine
    Psilocybe
    Microscopy
    Papaver
    25 Citations (Scopus)
    4 Downloads (Pure)

    Moving forwards? Palynology and the human dimension

    Edwards, K. J., Fyfe, R. M., Hunt, C. O. & Schofield, J. E., Apr 2015, In : Journal of Archaeological Science. 56, p. 117-132 16 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

    Open Access
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    behavior pattern
    science
    archaeology
    occupation
    land use
    3 Citations (Scopus)

    Organic geochemical characteristics of the Upper Cretaceous–Early Paleogene source rock and correlation with some Egyptian mummy bitumen and oil from the southern Gulf of Suez, Egypt

    El Diasty, W. S., Mostafa, A. R., El Beialy, S. Y., El Adl, H. A. & Edwards, K. J., Nov 2015, In : Arabian Journal of Geosciences. 11, 8, p. 9193-9204 12 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

    bitumen
    Paleogene
    source rock
    oil
    biomarker
    10 Citations (Scopus)
    4 Downloads (Pure)

    Taphonomy or signal sensitivity in palaeoecological investigations of Norse landnám in Vatnahverfi, southern Greenland?

    Ledger, P. M., Edwards, K. J. & Schofield, J. E., Jan 2015, In : Boreas. 44, 1, p. 197-215 19 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

    Open Access
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    taphonomy
    Greenland
    pollen
    mire
    vegetation history
    9 Citations (Scopus)

    The geography of the past: a North Atlantic saga

    Edwards, K. J. & Schofield, J. E., 2015, In : The Geographer. Spring, p. 6-7 2 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

    20 Citations (Scopus)

    The onset of the palaeoanthropocene in Iceland: Changes in complex natural systems

    Streeter, R., Dugmore, A. J., Lawson, I. T., Erlendsson, E. & Edwards, K. J., 22 Oct 2015, In : The Holocene. 25, 10, p. 1662-1675 14 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

    anthropogenic effect
    colonization
    tephra
    human settlement
    volcanic ash
    11 Citations (Scopus)

    Two sources and two kinds of trace evidence: Enhancing the links between clothing, footwear and crime scene

    Wiltshire, P. E. J., Hawksworth, D. L., Webb, J. A. & Edwards, K. J., Sep 2015, In : Forensic Science International. 254, p. 231-242 12 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

    2014
    13 Citations (Scopus)
    10 Downloads (Pure)
    Open Access
    File
    pollen
    scrub
    woodland
    productivity
    cultural landscape

    Early farming, pollen and landscape impacts from northern Europe to the North Atlantic: conundrums

    Edwards, K., 2014, Northern Worlds: landscapes, interactions and dynamics. Gulløv, H. C. (ed.). Copenhagen: PNM, Publications from the National Museum Studies in Archaeology & History, Vol. 22. p. 189-201 13 p. (Publications from the National Museum, Studies in Archaeology & History; vol. 22).

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

    62 Citations (Scopus)

    Holocene changes in vegetation composition in northern Europe: Why quantitative pollen-based vegetation reconstructions matter

    Marquer, L., Gaillard, M. J., Sugita, S., Trondman, A. K., Mazier, F., Nielsen, A. B., Fyfe, R. M., Odgaard, B. V., Alenius, T., Birks, H. J. B., Bjune, A. E., Christiansen, J., Dodson, J., Edwards, K. J., Giesecke, T., Herzschuh, U., Kangur, M., Lorenz, S., Poska, A., Schult, M. & 2 others, Seppä, H. & Edwards, K., 15 Apr 2014, In : Quaternary Science Reviews. 90, p. 199-216 18 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

    Northern Europe
    Northern European region
    turnover
    reconstruction
    pollen

    Landscape change, land use and occupation patterns inferred from two palaeoenvironmental datasets from the Mosfell Valley, SW Iceland

    Erlendsson, E., Edwards, K. J. & Gísladóttir, G., Jan 2014, Viking Archaeology in Iceland: Mosfell Archaeological Project. Zori, D. & Byock, J. (eds.). Brepols Publishers, p. 181-192 12 p. (Cursor Mundi (CURSOR); vol. 20).

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

    14 Citations (Scopus)

    Palynology and mycology provide separate classes of probative evidence from the same forensic samples: A rape case from southern England

    Wiltshire, P. E. J., Hawksworth, D. L., Webb, J. A. & Edwards, K. J., Nov 2014, In : Forensic Science International. 244, p. 186-195 10 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

    Mycology
    Clothing
    Rape
    England
    Proxy

    Stable isotopic (δ13C and δ15N) characterization of key faunal resources from Norse period settlements in North Iceland

    Ascough, P. L., Church, M. J., Cook, G. T., Einarsson, Á., McGovern, T. H., Dugmore, A. J. & Edwards, K. J., 2014, In : Journal of the North Atlantic. Special Volume 7, p. 25-42 18 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

    Iceland
    resources
    environmental damage
    ecology
    environmental impact
    reconstruction
    land use
    farm
    animal
    Pollen
    2013

    An Appreciation: Neil Smith (1954-2012)

    Edwards, K. J., Ellis, R. & Philip, L. J., Mar 2013, In : Scottish Geographical Journal. 129, 1, p. 54-56 3 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalComment/debate

    Environmental and human impact on the macrobiotic assemblage in the Burullus Lagoon, North Nile Delta, Egypt

    Abu-Zeid, R., Ameen, N., El Beialy, S., Ayyad, S. & Edwards, K. J., 2013, In : Micropaleontology . 59, 2-3, p. 133-144 12 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

    anthropogenic effect
    lagoon
    environmental impact
    biodiversity
    drainage water
    2 Citations (Scopus)

    Erratum to The European Modern Pollen Database (EMPD) project (Veget Hist Archaeobot, 10.1007/s00334-012-0388-5)

    Davis, B. A. S., Zanon, M., Collins, P., Mauri, A., Bakker, J., Barboni, D., Barthelmes, A., Beaudouin, C., Birks, H. J. B., Bjune, A. E., Bozilova, E., Bradshaw, R. H. W., Brayshay, B. A., Brewer, S., Brugiapaglia, E., Bunting, J., Connor, S. E., de Beaulieu, J. L., Edwards, K. J., Ejarque, A. & 51 others, Fall, P., Florenzano, A., Fyfe, R., Galop, D., Giardini, M., Giesecke, T., Grant, M. J., Guiot, J., Jahns, S., Jankovská, V., Juggins, S., Kahrmann, M., Karpińska-Kołaczek, M., Kołaczek, P., Kühl, N., Kuneš, P., Lapteva, E. G., Leroy, S. A. G., Leydet, M., Sáez, J. A. L., Masi, A., Matthias, I., Mazier, F., Meltsov, V., Mercuri, A. M., Miras, Y., Mitchell, F. J. G., Morris, J. L., Naughton, F., Nielsen, A. B., Novenko, E., Odgaard, B., Ortu, E., Overballe-Petersen, M. V., Pardoe, H. S., Peglar, S. M., Pidek, I. A., Sadori, L., Seppä, H., Severova, E., Shaw, H., Świeta-Musznicka, J., Theuerkauf, M., Tonkov, S., Veski, S., van der Knaap, P. W. O., van Leeuwen, J. F. N., Woodbridge, J., Zimny, M., Kaplan, J. O. & Edwards, K., 1 Nov 2013, In : Vegetation History and Archaeobotany. 22, 6, p. 531 1 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

    15 Citations (Scopus)
    Greenland
    pollen
    productivity
    vegetation
    pollen flow
    16 Citations (Scopus)

    Feasting in Viking Age Iceland: sustaining a chiefly political economy in a marginal environment

    Zorie, D., Byock, J., Erlendsson, E., Martin, S., Wake, T. & Edwards, K. J., Mar 2013, In : Antiquity. 87, 335, p. 150-165 16 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

    Iceland
    political economy
    Political Economy
    Feasting
    Viking Age

    Investigation of proposed irrigation channels and dams at Garðar/Igaliku, Greenland

    Edwards, K. J. & Schofield, J. E., Apr 2013, In : Water History. 5, 1, p. 71-92 22 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

    dam
    irrigation
    mud
    lake
    radiocarbon dating

    Palaeoenvironmental investigations of mire deposits from Unst

    Edwards, K. J., Schofield, J. E. & Swindles, G. T., 2013, Viking Unst: Excavation and Survey in Northern Shetland 2006-2010. Turner, V. E., Bond, J. M. & Larsen, A-C. (eds.). Lerwick: Shetland Heritage Publications, p. 75-90 16 p.

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

    16 Citations (Scopus)

    Palynology supports 'Old Norse' introductions to the flora of Greenland

    Schofield, J. E., Edwards, K. J., Erlendsson, E. & Ledger, P. M., Jun 2013, In : Journal of Biogeography. 40, 6, p. 1119-1130 13 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

    palynology
    Greenland
    flora
    pollen
    colonization
    18 Citations (Scopus)
    3 Downloads (Pure)

    Re-deposited cryptotephra layers in Holocene peats linked to anthropogenic activity

    Swindles, G. T., Galloway, J., Outram, Z., Turner, K., Schofield, J. E., Newton, A. J., Dugmore, A. J., Church, M. J., Watson, E. J., Batt, C., Bond, J., Edwards, K. J., Turner, V. & Bashford, D., Oct 2013, In : The Holocene. 23, 10, p. 1493-1501 9 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

    Open Access
    File
    13 Citations (Scopus)
    4 Downloads (Pure)

    Shieling activity in the Norse Eastern Settlement: palaeoenvironment of the 'Mountain Farm', Vatnahverfi, Greenland

    Ledger, P. M., Edwards, K. J. & Schofield, J. E., Jun 2013, In : The Holocene. 23, 6, p. 810-822 13 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

    Open Access
    File
    paleoenvironment
    farm
    population pressure
    mountain
    hay
    72 Citations (Scopus)

    The European Modern Pollen Database (EMPD) project

    Davis, B. A. S., Zanon, M., Collins, P., Mauri, A., Bakker, J., Barboni, D., Barthelmes, A., Beaudouin, C., Bjune, A. E., Bozilova, E., Bradshaw, R. H. W., Brayshay, B. A., Brewer, S., Brugiapaglia, E., Bunting, J., Connor, S. E., de Beaulieu, J. L., Edwards, K., Ejarque, A., Fall, P. & 61 others, Florenzano, A., Fyfe, R., Galop, D., Giardini, M., Giesecke, T., Grant, M. J., Guiot, J., Jahns, S., Jankovská, V., Juggins, S., Kahrmann, M., Karpińska-Kołaczek, M., Kołaczek, P., Kühl, N., Kuneš, P., Lapteva, E. G., Leroy, S. A. G., Leydet, M., Guiot, J., Jahns, S., Jankovská, V., Juggins, S., Kahrmann, M., Karpińska-Kołaczek, M., Kołaczek, P., Kühl, N., Kuneš, P., Lapteva, E. G., Leroy, S. A. G., Leydet, M., López Sáez, J. A., Masi, A., Matthias, I., Mazier, F., Meltsov, V., Mercuri, A. M., Miras, Y., Mitchell, F. J. G., Morris, J. L., Naughton, F., Nielsen, A. B., Novenko, E., Odgaard, B., Ortu, E., Overballe-Petersen, M. V., Pardoe, H. S., Peglar, S. M., Pidek, I. A., Sadori, L., Seppä, H., Severova, E., Shaw, H., Świeta-Musznicka, J., Theuerkauf, M., Tonkov, S., Veski, S., van der Knaap, W. O., van Leeuwen, J. F. N., Woodbridge, J., Zimny, M. & Kaplan, J. O., 1 Nov 2013, In : Vegetation History and Archaeobotany. 22, 6, p. 521-530 10 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

    pollen
    project
    Data Base
    Pollen
    fossils
    59 Citations (Scopus)

    The Holocene vegetation cover of Britain and Ireland: Overcoming problems of scale and discerning patterns of openness

    Fyfe, R. M., Twiddle, C., Sugita, S., Gaillard, M. J., Barratt, P., Caseldine, C. J., Dodson, J., Edwards, K. J., Farrell, M., Froyd, C., Grant, M. J., Huckerby, E., Innes, J. B., Shaw, H. & Waller, M., 1 Aug 2013, In : Quaternary Science Reviews. 73, p. 132-148 17 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

    vegetation cover
    Ireland
    United Kingdom
    Holocene
    vegetation
    23 Citations (Scopus)

    The Vikings were not the first colonizers of the Faroe Islands

    Church, M. J., Arge, S. V., Edwards, K. J., Ascough, P. L., Bond, J. M., Cook, G. T., Dockrill, S. J., Dugmore, A. J., McGovern, T. H., Nesbitt, C. & Simpson, I. A., 1 Oct 2013, In : Quaternary Science Reviews. 77, p. 228-232 5 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

    Faroe Islands
    colonization
    ash
    archaeological evidence
    barley