Timothy Adam SHAW

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Timothy Adam SHAW

Senior Research Fellow
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2009 – 2013 PHD: School of Environmental Sciences, University of Liverpool, U.K. / National Oceanography Centre, Liverpool, U.K. (NERC Studentship).  
Thesis: Establishing historical sea-level trends for the Croatian coast of the Adriatic Sea using salt-marsh foraminifera.  

2007 – 2008 MSC: Environment and Climate Change. School of Environmental Sciences, University of Liverpool, U.K.
Dissertation: Late Quaternary climate and recent human impacts on lake sedimentation, Central Coastal California.  

2004 – 2007  BSC (HONOURS): Physical Geography (2:1). Liverpool John Moores University, U.K.
Dissertation: The Mid-Late Holocene Evolution of Southern Walland Marsh and the Origin of the 'Midley Sand'.

Research Experience: 

My research interests revolve around understanding Holocene sea levels and the mechanisms for changes at both regional and global scales. Understanding past changes in sea level is imperative for accurately predicting how sea levels may respond to a future changing climate system. My expertise specialises in reconstructing relative sea level using saltmarsh sediments and microfossil proxies, in particular foraminifera. These environments serve as natural archives of relative sea-level changes through a combination of sedimentological and paleoecological evidence. My research on sea levels has focused on intertidal environments in the Mediterranean, U.S. Atlantic coast and Southeast Asia.

Selected Publications: 

Horton, B. P., R.E. Kopp., A. Dutton., T.A. Shaw. (2019) Geological records of past sea-level changes as constraints for future projections. Past Global Changes Magazine, 27 (1), 28-29.

Switzer, A.D., Felix, R.P., Soria, J.L.A., Shaw, T.A., 2019. A comparative study of the 2013 typhoon Haiyan overwash sediments from a coastal cave and beach system at Salcedo, Eastern Samar, Central Philippines. Marine Geology 106083.

Balmaki, B., Wigand, P.E., Frontalini, F., Shaw, T.A., Avnaim-Katav, S., Rostami, M.A., 2019. Late Holocene paleoenvironmental changes in the Seal Beach wetland (California, USA): A micropaleontological perspective. Quaternary International.

Shaw, T. A., Plater, A. J., Kirby, J. R., Holgate, S., Roy, K., Tutman, P., Cahill, N., Horton, B. P. (2018) Tectonic influences on late Holocene relative sea levels from the central-eastern Adriatic coast of Croatia, Quaternary Science Reviews, 200, 262-275.

Horton, B. P., Shennan, I., Bradley, S., Cahill, N., Kirwan, M., Kopp, R. B., Shaw, T. A. (2018) Predicting marsh vulnerability to sea-level rise using Holocene relative sea-level data, Nature Communications, 9 (1), 2687.

Horton, B. P., Kopp, R. E., Garner, A. J., Hay, C. C., Khan, N. S., Roy, K., Shaw, T. A. (2018) Mapping sea-level change in time, space and probability, Annual Reviews, 43 (1), 481-521.

Holmquist, J., Windham-Myers, L., Bliss, N., Crooks., S., Morris, J., Megonigal, J., Troxler, T., Weller, D., Callaway, J., Drexler, J., Ferner, M., Gonneea, M., Kroeger, K., Schile-Beers, L., Woo, I., Buffington, K., Breithaupt, J., Brandon, B., Brown, L., Dix, N., Hice, L., Horton, B., MacDonald, G., Moyer, R., Reay, W., Shaw, T., Smith, E., Smoak, J., Sommerfield, C., Thorne, K., Velinsky, D., Watson, E., Wilson Grimes, K., Woodrey, M. (2018) Accuracy and Precision of Tidal Wetland Soil Carbon Mapping in the Conterminous United States, Nature Scientific Reports, 8 (1), 9478.

Shaw, T. A., Kirby, J. R., Holgate, S., Tutman, P., Plater, A. J. (2016) Contemporary salt-marsh foraminiferal distribution from the Adriatic Coast of Croatia and its potential for sea-level studies, Journal of Foraminiferal Research, v. 46 (3), 314-332.

Khan, N. S., Ashe, E., Shaw, T. A., Vacchi, M., Walker, J., Peltier, W. R., Kopp, R. E., Horton, B. P. (2015) Holocene relative sea-level changes from near-, intermediate-, and far-field locations, Current Climate Change Reports, 1 (4), 247-262.

Plater, A. J., Kirby, J. R., Boyle, J. F., Shaw, T., Mills, H. (2015) Loss on Ignition and Organic Content, In: Handbook of Sea-Level Research, Shennan, I., Long, A. J., and Horton, B. P. (Eds.), John Wiley & Sons Ltd, Chichester, U.K.

Kirby, J., Clarke, D., Shaw, T., Toole, E. (2010) The Mid-Late Holocene Evolution of Southern Walland Marsh and the Origin of the ‘Midley’ Sand, In Romney Marsh: Persistence and Change in a Coastal Lowland, Waller, M. P, Edwards, E., Barber, L (Eds.), The Romney Marsh Research Trust, Sevenoaks, U.K.

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