Dr Peter Ryan

Lecturer in Geography (Teaching Focused)

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  • BSc Geography, University of Manchester, 1997
  • MSc Environmental Archaeology and Palaeoeconomy, University of Sheffield, 2001
  • PhD in Physical Geography, University of Manchester, 2006
  • Post-Doc, 2007: Iron Age landscape on Myerscough Abbey grounds, Isle of Man, with Centre for Manx Studies
  • Post-Doc, 2007-2009: Deforestation of Upland Britain, supported by AHRC
  • Teaching Fellow in Geography 2009-present

I read for my undergraduate degree at Manchester and then returned to do a PhD in 2002 and have been at Manchester ever since. I am currently a Teaching Fellow in Geography. My work focuses on the environmental impact of prehistoric people through the use of palaeoecology.

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Recent presentations

2011: 'Neolithic environments at Y Godor, Berwyn Mountains, North Wales, UK' (with J. Blackford), XVIII INQUA-Congress, Bern, Switzerland, July

2010: NPPs as environmental indicators in a Neolithic landscape at Y Godor, Berwyn Mountains, North Wales (with J. Blackford & K. Adamson), 4th International Workshop on NPPs, Besançon, June

2009: Mesolithic landscape evolution: climatic change, human impact and the transition to farming (with J. Blackford, J. Innes & P. Rowley-Conwy), Research seminar at Manchester Metropolitan University, November

2009: Evidence for late Mesolithic cereal growing in the British Isles? Cereal-type pollen in post-fire disturbance phases (with J. Blackford J. Innes T. Mighall A. Hendry & P. Rowley-Conwy), Presented at the Geoarchaeology Conference, Sheffield, April

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