It had also been equated to the Nebraskan Stage in North America.
His research has also been concerned with aspects of stratigraphy and chronology, especially radiocarbon dating, during the Last Glacial-Interglacial Transition. (2012): Dating environmental change and constructing chronologies.
He is particularly interested in short-term climate change, its impact on landscape, and its manifestation in proxy records.
(Edinburgh), FSA E-mail: [email protected] Mike’s main research interests are in the Late Quaternary, and especially in the Lateglacial (15-10 k cal yrs BP), a period on which he has been working for more than 30 years. Walker, M., Lowe, J., Blockley, S., Bryant, C., Coombes, P., Hardiman, M., Turney, C. (2011): Lateglacial and Early Holocene palaeoenvironmental ‘events’ in Sluggan Bog, Northern Ireland: comparisons with the Greenland NGRIP GICC05 event stratigraphy.
Mike has chaired the Natural Environment Research Council (NERC) Radiocarbon Facilities Steering Committee (1995-1999), the NERC Accelerator Mass Spectrometry Strategy Group (2000-2004), and the NERC Cosmogenic Isotope Analysis Facility Steering Committee (2005-2007).
He was a member of the NERC Earth Sciences Peer Review Committee (1999-2002), of the Services Review Group (2001), and of the EFCHED (Environmental Factors in the Chronology of Human Evolution and Dispersal) Steering Committee (2001-2006).
He has been President of the Quaternary Research Association of Great Britain (1999-2002), and Editor of (1995-1999).
He continues to serve on the Editorial Board of Journal of Quaternary Science (John Wiley) and is a former member of the Editorial Board of Quaternary Science Reviews (Elsevier: 2000-2005).
The Beestonian Stage is the name for an early Pleistocene stage used in the British Isles.
It precedes the Cromerian Stage and follows the Pastonian Stage.
This stage consists of alternating glacial and interglacial phases instead of being a continuous glacial epoch.
It is equivalent to the Bavelian, Waalian, and Eburonian stages from the Netherlands Quaternary subdivision combined and Marine Isotope stages 22 to (60? The Beestonian corresponds temporally to the Gunz glaciation of the Alpine region and the Elbe glaciation of Northern Europe.