Professor Eelco J Rohling

Professor, Oceans and Climate Change
Research School of Earth Sciences

Research interests

High-resolution study of ocean/climate changes during the Neogene – in particular the last 1 Million years – to determine the nature, timing, magnitude, and rates of natural climate variability

-   Theoretical and applied (integrated with proxy records) modelling of present-day and past states of circulation and property distribution

-   Theoretical and practical/analytical research on the use of conservative properties and d18O to trace deep-water formation, advection and mixing processes in the modern ocean.

-   Assessment of changes in deep-sea ventilation states and nutrient distribution mechanisms, the interactions with the organic and inorganic carbon cycle, and the impact of ecological responses on proxy records. 

-   Integration of palaeoclimate research with archaeological records.


Rohling, E 2013, 'Quantitative assessment of glacial fluctuations in the level of Lake Lisan, Dead Sea rift', Quaternary Science Reviews, vol. 70, pp. 63-72.

Zhao, C, Liu, Z, Rohling, E et al 2013, 'Holocene temperature fluctuations in the northern Tibetan Plateau', Quaternary Research, vol. 80, no. 1, pp. 55-65.

Rabe, B, Dodd, P, Hansen, E et al 2013, 'Liquid export of Arctic freshwater components through the Fram Strait 1998-2011', Ocean Science, vol. 9, no. 1, pp. 91-109.

Rohling, E, Slujis, A, Dijkstra, H et al 2012, 'Making sense of palaeoclimate sensitivity', Nature, vol. 491, no. 7426, pp. 683-691.

Grant, KM, Rohling, EJ, Bar-Matthews, M, Ayalon, A, Medina-Elizalde, M, Bronk Ramsay, C, Satow, C & Roberts AP 2012, 'Rapid coupling between ice volume and polar temperature over the past 150,000 years', Nature, vol. 491, pp. 744-747.

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