Professor Neil Loader
Telephone: (01792) 295546
Room: Academic Office - 208
Second Floor
Wallace Building
Singleton Campus


  1. Loader, N., McCarroll, D., Miles, D., Young, G., Davies, D., Ramsey, C. Tree ring dating using oxygen isotopes: a master chronology for central England Journal of Quaternary Science 34 6 475 490
  2. Shestakova, T., Voltas, J., Saurer, M., Berninger, F., Esper, J., Andreu‐Hayles, L., Daux, V., Helle, G., Leuenberger, M., Loader, N., Masson‐Delmotte, V., Saracino, A., Waterhouse, J., Schleser, G., Bednarz, Z., Boettger, T., Dorado‐Liñán, I., Filot, M., Frank, D., Grabner, M., Haupt, M., Hilasvuori, E., Jungner, H., Kalela‐Brundin, M., Krąpiec, M., Marah, H., Pawełczyk, S., Pazdur, A., Pierre, M., Planells, O., Pukienė, R., Reynolds‐Henne, C., Rinne‐Garmston (Rinne), K., Rita, A., Sonninen, E., Stiévenard, M., Switsur, V., Szychowska‐Kra̧piec, E., Szymaszek, M., Todaro, L., Treydte, K., Vitas, A., Weigl, M., Wimmer, R., Gutiérrez, E. Spatio‐temporal patterns of tree growth as related to carbon isotope fractionation in European forests under changing climate Global Ecology and Biogeography
  3. Sladden, B., Loader, N., Young, G., McCarroll, D., Loader, N. Examination of stable carbon and oxygen isotopic variability in the cellulose and wholewood of Castanea sativa Mill., Fagus sylvatica L., Pinus sylvestris L. and Quercus robur L. Acta Silvae et Ligni 117 47 54
  4. Street-Perrott, F., Holmes, J., Robertson, I., Ficken, K., Koff, T., Loader, N., Marshall, J., Martma, T. The Holocene isotopic record of aquatic cellulose from Lake Äntu Sinijärv, Estonia: Influence of changing climate and organic-matter sources Quaternary Science Reviews 193 68 83
  5. Linderholm, H., Nicolle, M., Francus, P., Gajewski, K., Helama, S., Korhola, A., Solomina, O., Yu, Z., Zhang, P., D'Andrea, W., Debret, M., Divine, D., Gunnarson, B., Loader, N., Massei, N., Seftigen, K., Thomas, E., Werner, J., Andersson, S., Berntsson, A., Luoto, T., Nevalainen, L., Saarni, S., Väliranta, M. Arctic hydroclimate variability during the last 2000 years: current understanding and research challenges Climate of the Past 14 4 473 514

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  • Climate-sensitive carbon isotope records from UK oak tree rings (current)

    Other supervisor: Prof Danny Mccarroll
  • may need updating to reflect new focuses. (current)

    Other supervisor: Prof Mary Gagen
  • Untitled (awarded 2018)

    Other supervisor: Prof Siwan Davies