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John
Birks
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Quaternary palaeoecology, pollen analysis, vegetation history, quantitative palaeoecology and palaeolimnology, quantitative environmental reconstructions, community ecology, plant geography, bryology, alpine plant ecology.

Books
  • Birks, Harry John Betteley; Lotter, André F.; Juggins, Steve; Smol, John P. 2012. Tracking Environmental Change Using Lake Sediments, Volume 5: Data Handling and Numerical Techniques. Springer. 745 pages. ISBN: 978-94-007-2744-1.
  • Murray, C.W.; Birks, Harry John Betteley. 2005. The Botanist in Skye and Adjacent Islands. 136 pages. ISBN: 0-9548971-0-2.
  • Averis, A.M.; Averis, A.B.G.; Birks, Harry John Betteley; Horsfield, D.; Thompson, D.B.A.; Yeo, M.J.M. 2004. An Illustrated Guide to British Upland Vegetation. 454 pages. ISBN: 1861075537.
  • Birks, Hilary Helen; Birks, Harry John Betteley; Kaland, Peter Emil; Moe, Dagfinn. 2004. The cultural landscape - Past, present and future. Cambridge University Press. 521 pages.
Journal articles
  • Birks, Harry John Betteley. 2014. Aquatic ecotones-new insights from Arctic Canada. Journal of Phycology. 50: 607-609. doi: 10.1111/jpy.12206
  • Birks, Harry John Betteley. 2014. Challenges in the presentation and analysis of plant-macrofossil stratigraphical data. Vegetation History and Archaeobotany. 23: 309-330. doi: 10.1007/s00334-013-0430-2
  • Birks, Harry John Betteley. 2014. A diverse scientific life. Journal of Paleolimnology. 51: 113-137. doi: 10.1007/s10933-013-9691-0
  • Birks, Hilary H; Aarnes, Ingelinn; Bjune, Anne Elisabeth; Brooks, Stephen J.; Bakke, Jostein; Kühl, Norbert; Birks, Harry John Betteley. 2014. Late-glacial and early-Holocene climate variability reconstructed from multi-proxy records on Andøya, northern Norway. Quaternary Science Reviews. 89: 108-122. doi: 10.1016/j.quascirev.2014.01.018
  • Cheddadi, Rachid; Birks, Harry John Betteley; Tarraso, P.; Liepelt, S.; Gömöry, D.; Dullinger, S; Meier, ES; Hülber, K.; Maiorano, L; Laborde, H. 2014. Revisiting tree-migration rates: Abies alba (Mill.), a case study. Vegetation History and Archaeobotany. 23: 113-122. doi: 10.1007/s00334-013-0404-4
  • Felde, Vivian Astrup; Bjune, Anne Elisabeth; Grytnes, John-Arvid; Birks, Harry John Betteley. 2014. A comparison of novel and traditional numerical methods for the analysis of modern pollen assemblages from major vegetation-landform types. Review of Palaeobotany and Palynology. 210: 22-36.
  • Felde, Vivian Astrup; Peglar, Sylvia Margaret; Bjune, Anne Elisabeth; Grytnes, John-Arvid; Birks, Harry John Betteley. 2014. The relationship between vegetation composition, vegetation zones and modern pollen assemblages in Setesdal, southern Norway. The Holocene. 24: 985-1001. doi: 10.1177/0959683614534745
  • Grytnes, John Arvid; Kapfer, Jutta; Jurasinski, Gerald; Birks, Hilary H; Henriksen, Hanne; Klanderud, Kari; Odland, Arvid; Ohlson, Mikael; Wipf, Sonja; Birks, Harry John Betteley. 2014. Identifying the driving factors behind observed elevational range shifts on European mountains. Global Ecology and Biogeography. 23: 876-884. doi: 10.1111/geb.12170
  • Marquer, Laurent; Gaillard, Marie-José; Sugita, Shinya; Trondman, Anna-Kari; Mazier, Florence; Nielsen, Anne Birgitte; Fyfe, Ralph; Odgaard, Bent Vad; Alenius, Teija; Birks, Harry John Betteley; Bjune, Anne Elisabeth; Christiansen, Jörg; Dodson, John; Edwards, Kevin; Giesecke, Thomas; Herzschuh, Ulrike; Kangur, Mihkel; Lorenz, Sebastian; Poska, Anneli; Schult, Manuela; Seppä, Heikki. 2014. Holocene changes in vegetation composition in northern Europe: Why quantitative pollen-based vegetation reconstructions matter. Quaternary Science Reviews. 90: 199-216. doi: 10.1016/j.quascirev.2014.02.013
  • Pirzamanbein, Behnaz; Lindström, Johan; Poska, Anneli; Sugita, Shinya; Trondman, Anna-Kari; Fyfe, Ralph; Mazier, Florence; Nielsen, Anne Birgitte; Kaplan, Jed O.; Bjune, Anne Elisabeth; Birks, Harry John Betteley; Giesecke, Thomas; Marquer, Laurent; Smith, Benjamin; Gaillard, Marie-José. 2014. Creating spatially continuous maps of past land cover from point estimates: A new statistical approach to pollen data. Ecological Complexity : An International Journal on Biocomplexity in the Environment and Theoretical Ecology. 20: 127-141.
  • Salonen, J. Sakari; Luoto, Miska; Alenius, Teija; Heikkilä, Maija; Seppä, Heikki; Telford, Richard; Birks, Harry John Betteley. 2014. Reconstructing palaeoclimatic variables from fossil pollen using boosted regression trees: Comparison and synthesis with other quantitative reconstruction methods. Quaternary Science Reviews. 88: 69-81. doi: 10.1016/j.quascirev.2014.01.011
  • Seddon, Alistair; Mackay, Anson W.; Baker, Ambroise G.; Birks, Harry John Betteley; Breman, Elinor; Buck, C.E.; Ellis, Erle C.; Froyd, Cynthia A.; Gill, Jacquelyn L.; Gillson, Lindsey; Johnson, Edward A.; Jones, Vivienne J.; Juggins, Stephen; Macias-Fauria, Marc; Mills, Keely; Morris, Jesse L.; Nogués-Bravo, David; Punyasena, Surangi W.; Roland, Thomas P.; Tanentzap, Andrew; Willis, Katherine Jane; Aberhan, Martin; van Asperen, Eline N.; Austin, William E.N.; Battarbee, Richard W.; Bhagwat, Shonil; Belanger, Christina L.; Bennett, Keith D.; Birks, Hilary H; Ramsey, Christopher Bronk; Brooks, Stephen J.; de Bruyn, Mark; Butler, Paul G.; Chambers, F. M.; Clarke, Stewart J.; Davies, Althea L.; Dearing, John A.; Ezard, Thomas H.G.; Feurdean, Angelica; Flower, Roger J.; Gell, Peter; Hausmann, Sonja; Hogan, Erika J.; Hopkins, Melanie J.; Jeffers, Elizabeth S.; Korhola, Atte A.; Marchant, Robert; Kiefer, Thorsten; Lamentowicz, Mariusz; Larocque-Tobler, Isabelle; López-Merino, Lourdes; Liow, Lee Hsiang; McGowan, Suzanne; Miller, Joshua H.; Montoya, Encarni; Morton, Oliver; Nogué, Sandra; Onoufriou, Chloe; Boush, Lisa P.; Rodriguez-Sanchez, F; Rose, Neil L.; Sayer, Carl D.; Shaw, Helen E.; Payne, Richard; Simpson, Gavin; Sohar, Kadri; Whitehouse, Nicki J.; Williams, John W.; Witkowski, Andrzej. 2014. Looking forward through the past: identification of 50 priority research questions in palaeoecology. Journal of Ecology. 102: 256-267. doi: 10.1111/1365-2745.12195
  • Strandberg, Gustav; Kjellström, Erik; Poska, Anneli; Wagner, Sebastian; Gaillard, Marie-José; Trondman, Anna-Kari; Mauri, Achille; Davis, Basil A.S.; Kaplan, Jed O.; Birks, Harry John Betteley; Bjune, Anne Elisabeth; Fyfe, Ralph; Giesecke, Thomas; Kalnina, Laimdota; Kangur, Mihkel; van der Knaap, Willem O.; Kokfelt, Ulla; Kuneš, Petr; Latalowa, Malgorzata; Marquer, Laurent; Mazier, Florence; Nielsen, Anne Birgitte; Smith, Ben; Seppä, Heikki; Sugita, Shinya. 2014. Regional climate model simulations for Europe at 6k and 0.2k years BP: sensitivity to changes in anthropogenic deforestation. Climate of the Past. 10: 661-680. doi: 10.5194/cp-10-661-2014
  • Sundqvist, H.S.; Kaufmann, Darrell; MaKay, Nickholas; Axford, Y.; Balascio, Nickholas; Briner, Jason P.; Cwynar, L.C.; Sejrup, Hans Petter; Subetto, D.A.; Andrews, J.T.; Bakke, Jostein; Birks, Harry John Betteley; Brooks, S.J.; Vernal, A.E.; Jennings, A.E.; Ljungvist, K.M.; Rûhland, K.M.; Saenger, C.; Smol, J.P.; Viau, A.E. 2014. Arctic Holocene proxy climate database – New approaches to assessing geochronological accuracy and encoding climate variables. Climate of the Past. doi: 10.5194/cpd-10-1-2014
  • Wang, Yongbo; Herzschuh, Ulrike; Shumilovskikh, Lyudmila S.; Mischke, Steffen; Birks, Harry John Betteley; Wischnewski, Juliane; Böhner, Jürgen; Schlutz, Frank; Lehmkuhl, Frank; Diekmann, Bernhard; Wünnemann, Bernd; Zhang, Chengjun. 2014. Quantitative reconstruction of precipitation changes on the NE Tibetan Plateau since the Last Glacial Maximum - extending the concept of pollen source area to pollen-based climate reconstructions from large lakes. Climate of the Past. 10: 21-39. doi: 10.5194/cp-10-21-2014
  • Xu, Lu; Wang, Hao; La, Qiong; Lu, Fan; Sun, Kun; Fang, Yang; Yang, Mei; Zhong, Yang; Wu, Qianhong; Chen, Jiakuan; Birks, Harry John Betteley; Zhang, Wenju. 2014. Microrefugia and shifts of Hippophae tibetana (Elaeagnaceae) on the north side of Mt. Qomolangma (Mt. Everest) during the last 25000 years. PLoS ONE. 9. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0097601
  • Birks, Harry John Betteley; Simpson, Gavin L. 2013. 'Diatoms and pH reconstruction' (1990) revisited. Journal of Paleolimnology. 49: 363-371. doi: 10.1007/s10933-013-9697-7
  • Birks, Harry John Betteley; Smol, John P. 2013. Rick Battarbee and his many contributions to palaeolimnology. Journal of Paleolimnology. 49: 313-332. doi: 10.1007/s10933-012-9661-y
  • Birks, Hilary H; Birks, Harry John Betteley. 2013. Vegetation responses to late-glacial climate changes in western Norway. Preslia (Praha). 85: 215-237.
  • Bjune, Anne Elisabeth; Helvik, Ingeborg; Birks, Harry John Betteley. 2013. The Fagus sylvatica forests in the Larvik region, south-eastern Norway – their origin and history. Vegetation History and Archaeobotany. 22: 215-229. doi: 10.1007/s00334-012-0371-1
  • Boyle, John; Chiverrell, Richard; Plater, Andrew; Thrasher, Ian; Bradshaw, Emily; Birks, Hilary H; Birks, Harry John Betteley. 2013. Soil mineral depletion drives early Holocene lake acidification. Geology. 41: 415-418. doi: 10.1130/G33907.1
  • Carstensen, Jacob; Telford, Richard; Birks, Harry John Betteley. 2013. Diatom flickering prior to regime shift. Nature. 498: E11-E12. doi: 10.1038/nature12272
  • Feurdean, Angelica; Bhagwat, Shonil A.; Willis, Katherine Jane; Birks, Harry John Betteley; Lischke, Heike; Hickler, Thomas. 2013. Tree migration rates: narrowing the gap between inferred post-glacial rates and projected rates. PLoS ONE. 8. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0071797
  • Herzschuh, Ulrike; Pestryakova, Luidmila A.; Savelieva, Larissa A.; Heinecke, Liv; Böhmer, Thomas; Biskaborn, Boris K.; Andreev, Andrei; Ramisch, Arne; Shinneman, Avery L. C.; Birks, Harry John Betteley. 2013. Siberian larch forests and the ion content of thaw lakes form a geochemically functional entity. Nature Communications. 4. doi: 10.1038/ncomms3408
  • Kapfer, Jutta; Birks, Harry John Betteley; Felde, Vivian Astrup; Klanderud, Kari; Martinessen, Tone Constance; Ross, Louise C.; Schei, Fride Høistad; Virtanen, Risto; Grytnes, John Arvid. 2013. Long-term vegetation stability in northern Europe as assessed by changes in species co-occurrences. Plant Ecology & Diversity. 6: 289-302. doi: 10.1080/17550874.2013.782370
  • Lenoir, Jonathan; Graae, Bente Jessen; Aarrestad, Per Arild; Alsos, Inger Greve; Armbruster, William Scott; Austrheim, Gunnar; Bergendorff, Claes; Birks, Harry John Betteley; Bråthen, Kari Anne; Brunet, Jörg; Bruun, Hans Henrik; Dahlberg, Carl Johan; Decocq, Guillaume; Diekmann, Martin; Dynesius, Mats; Ejrnæs, Rasmus; Grytnes, John-Arvid; Hylander, Kristoffer; Klanderud, Kari; Luoto, Miska; Milbau, Ann; Moora, Mari; Nygaard, Bettina; Odland, Arvid; Ravolainen, Virve; Reinhardt, Stefanie; Sandvik, Sylvi Marlen; Schei, Fride Høistad; Speed, James David Mervyn; Tveraabak, Unn; Vandvik, Vigdis; Velle, Liv Guri; Virtanen, Risto; Zobel, Martin; Svenning, Jens-Christian. 2013. Local temperatures inferred from plant communities suggest strong spatial buffering of climate warming across Northern Europe. Global Change Biology. 19: 1470-1481. doi: 10.1111/gcb.12129
  • Salonen, J. Sakari; Heikki, Seppa; Birks, Harry John Betteley. 2013. The effect of calibration data set selection on quantitative palaeoclimatic reconstructions. The Holocene. 23: 1650-1654. doi: 10.1177/0959683613496295
  • Salonen, J. Sakari; Helmens, Karin F.; Seppä, Heikki; Birks, Harry John Betteley. 2013. Pollen-based palaeoclimate reconstructions over long glacialinterglacial timescales: methodological tests based on the Holocene and MIS 5dc deposits at Sokli, northern Finland. Journal of Quaternary Science. 28: 271-282. doi: 10.1002/jqs.2611
  • Speed, James David Mervyn; Austrheim, Gunnar; Birks, Harry John Betteley; Thompson, Des B.A. 2013. Can we value landscapes by combining natural and cultural heritage? Bulletin of the British Ecological Society. 44: 52-55.
  • Birks, Harry John Betteley. 2012. Ecological palaeoecology and conservation biology: controversies, challenges, and compromises. International Journal of Biodiversity Science, Ecosystem Services & Management. 8: 292-304. doi: 10.1080/21513732.2012.701667
  • Birks, Hilary H; Giesecke, Thomas; Hewitt, Godfrey; Tzedakis, P. Chronis; Bakke, Jostein; Birks, Harry John Betteley. 2012. Comment on "Glacial survival of boreal trees in northern Scandinavia". Science. 338: 742-742. doi: 10.1126/science.1225345
  • Birks, Hilary H; Jones, Vivienne J.; Brooks, Stephen J.; Birks, Harry John Betteley; Telford, Richard; Juggins, Steve; Peglar, Sylvia Margaret. 2012. From cold to cool in northernmost Norway: Lateglacial and early Holocene multi-proxy environmental and climate reconstructions from Jansvatnet, Hammerfest. Quaternary Science Reviews. 33: 100-120. doi: 10.1016/j.quascirev.2011.11.013
  • Brooks, Stephen J.; Matthews, Ian P.; Birks, Hilary H; Birks, Harry John Betteley. 2012. High resolution Late-glacial and early-Holocene summer air temperature records from Scotland inferred from Chironomid assemblages. Quaternary Science Reviews. 41: 67-82. doi: 10.1016/j.quascirev.2012.03.007
  • Brown, Kendrick J.; Seppä, Heikki; Schoups, Gerrit; Fausto, Robert S.; Rasmussen, Peter; Birks, Harry John Betteley. 2012. A spatio-temporal reconstruction of Holocene temperature change in southern Scandinavia. The Holocene. 22: 165-177. doi: 10.1177/0959683611414926
  • Cañellas-Boltà, Nuria; Rull, Valenti; Sáez, Alberto; Margalef, Olga; Giralt, Santiago; Pueyo, Juan José; Birks, Hilary H; Birks, Harry John Betteley; Pla-Rabes, Sergi. 2012. Macrofossils in Raraku Lake (Easter Island) integrated with sedimentary and geochemical records: towards a palaeoecological synthesis for the last 34,000 years. Quaternary Science Reviews. 34: 113-126. doi: 10.1016/j.quascirev.2011.12.013
  • Heggen, Marianne Presthus; Birks, Hilary H; Heiri, Olivier; Grytnes, John Arvid; Birks, Harry John Betteley. 2012. Are fossil assemblages in a single sediment core from a small lake representative of total deposition of mite, chironomid, and plant macrofossil remains? Journal of Paleolimnology. 48: 669-691. doi: 10.1007/s10933-012-9637-y
  • Helama, Samuli; Seppä, Heikki; Bjune, Anne Elisabeth; Birks, Harry John Betteley. 2012. Fusing pollen-stratigraphic and dendroclimatic proxy data to reconstruct summer temperature variability during the past 7.5 ka in subarctic Fennoscandia. Journal of Paleolimnology. 48: 275-286. doi: 10.1007/s10933-012-9598-1
  • Ross, Louise C.; Woodin, Sarah J.; Hester, Alison J.; Thompson, Des B.A.; Birks, Harry John Betteley. 2012. Biotic homogenization of upland vegetation: patterns and drivers at multiple spatial scales over five decades. Journal of Vegetation Science. 23: 755-770. doi: 10.1111/j.1654-1103.2012.01390.x
  • Salonen, J. Sakari; Seppä, Heikki; Luoto, Miska; Bjune, Anne Elisabeth; Birks, Harry John Betteley. 2012. A North European pollen-climate calibration set: analysing the climatic responses of a biological proxy using novel regression tree methods. Quaternary Science Reviews. 45: 95-110. doi: 10.1016/j.quascirev.2012.05.003
  • Speed, James David Mervyn; Austrheim, Gunnar; Birks, Harry John Betteley; Johnson, Sally; Kvamme, Mons; Nagy, Laszlo; Sjøgren, Per Johan E; Skar, Birgitte; Stone, Duncan; Svensson, Eva; Thompson, Des B.A. 2012. Natural and cultural heritage in mountain landscapes: towards an integrated valuation. International Journal of Biodiversity Science, Ecosystem Services & Management. 8: 313-320. doi: 10.1080/21513732.2012.725226
  • Vasskog, Kristian; Paasche, Øyvind; Nesje, Atle; Boyle, John F.; Birks, Harry John Betteley. 2012. A new approach for reconstructing glacier variability based on lake sediments recording input from more than one glacier. Quaternary Research. 77: 192-204. doi: 10.1016/j.yqres.2011.10.001
  • Velle, Gaute; Brodersen, Klaus P.; Birks, Harry John Betteley; Willassen, Endre. 2012. Inconsistent results should not be overlooked: A reply to Brooks et al. (2012). The Holocene. 22: 1501-1508. doi: 10.1177/0959683612449765
  • Velle, Gaute; Telford, Richard; Heiri, Olivier; Kurek, Joshua; Birks, Harry John Betteley. 2012. Testing intra-site transfer functions: an example using chironomids and water depth. Journal of Paleolimnology. 48: 545-558. doi: 10.1007/s10933-012-9630-5
  • Wang, Yongbo; Liu, Xingqi; Herzschuh, Ulrike; Yang, Xiangdong; Birks, Harry John Betteley; Zhang, Enlou; Tong, Guobang. 2012. Temporally changing drivers for late-Holocene vegetation changes on the northern Tibetan Plateau. Palaeogeography, Palaeoclimatology, Palaeoecology. 353: 10-20. doi: 10.1016/j.palaeo.2012.06.022
  • Acharya, Kamal Prasad; Vetaas, Ole Reidar; Birks, Harry John Betteley. 2011. Orchid species richness along Himalayan elevational gradients. Journal of Biogeography. 38: 1821-1833. doi: 10.1111/j.1365-2699.2011.02511.x
  • Giesecke, Thomas; Bennett, Keith D.; Birks, Harry John Betteley; Bjune, Anne Elisabeth; Bozilova, Elisaveta; Feurdean, Angelica; Finsinger, Walter; Froyd, Cynthia; Pokorny, Petr; Rösch, Manfred; Seppä, Heikki; Tonkov, Spasimir; Valsecchi, Verushka; Wolters, Steffen. 2011. The pace of Holocene vegetation change - testing for synchronous developments. Quaternary Science Reviews. 30: 2805-2814. doi: 10.1016/j.quascirev.2011.06.014
  • Heiri, Olivier; Brooks, Stephen J.; Birks, Harry John Betteley; Lotter, André F. 2011. A 274-lake calibration data-set and inference model for chironomid-based summer air temperature reconstruction in Europe. Quaternary Science Reviews. 30: 3445-3456. doi: 10.1016/j.quascirev.2011.09.006
  • Herzschuh, Ulrike; Ni, Jian; Birks, Harry John Betteley; Böhner, Jürgen. 2011. Driving forces of mid-Holocene vegetation shifts on the upper Tibetan Plateau, with emphasis on changes in atmospheric CO2 concentrations. Quaternary Science Reviews. 30: 1907-1917. doi: 10.1016/j.quascirev.2011.03.007
  • Holmes, Naomi; Langdon, Peter G.; Caseldine, Chris; Brooks, Stephen J.; Birks, Harry John Betteley. 2011. Merging chironomid training sets: implications for palaeoclimate reconstructions. Quaternary Science Reviews. 30: 2793-2804. doi: 10.1016/j.quascirev.2011.06.013
  • Kapfer, Jutta; Grytnes, John-Arvid; Gunnarsson, Urban; Birks, Harry John Betteley. 2011. Fine-scale changes in vegetation composition in a boreal mire over 50 years. Journal of Ecology. 99: 1179-1189. doi: 10.1111/j.1365-2745.2011.01847.x
  • Ohlson, Mikael; Brown, Kendrick J.; Birks, Harry John Betteley; Grytnes, John-Arvid; Hörnberg, Greger; Niklasson, Mats; Seppä, Heikki; Bradshaw, Richard. 2011. Invasion of Norway spruce diversifies the fire regime in boreal European forests. Journal of Ecology. 99: 395-403. doi: 10.1111/j.1365-2745.2010.01780.x
  • Płóciennik, Mateusz; Self, Angela; Birks, Harry John Betteley; Brooks, Stephen J. 2011. Chironomidae (Insecta: Diptera) succession in Zabieniec bog and its palaeo-lake (central Poland) through the Late Weichselian and Holocene. Palaeogeography, Palaeoclimatology, Palaeoecology. 307: 150-167. doi: 10.1016/j.palaeo.2011.05.010
  • Self, Angela; Brooks, S; Birks, Harry John Betteley; Nazarova, L; Porinchu, D.; Odland, Arvid; Yang, H.; Jones, Vivienne J. 2011. The distribution and abundance of chironomids in high-latitude Eurasian lakes with respect to temperature and continentality: development and application of new chironomid-based climate-inference models in northern Russia. Quaternary Science Reviews. 30: 1122-1141. doi: 10.1016/j.quascirev.2011.01.022
  • Telford, Richard; Birks, Harry John Betteley. 2011. A novel method for assessing the statistical significance of quantitative reconstructions inferred from biotic assemblages. Quaternary Science Reviews. 30: 1272-1278. doi: 10.1016/j.quascirev.2011.03.002
  • Telford, Richard; Birks, Harry John Betteley. 2011. QSR Correspondence "Is spatial autocorrelation introducing biases in the apparent accuracy of palaeoclimatic reconstructions?". Quaternary Science Reviews. 30: 3210-3213. doi: 10.1016/j.quascirev.2011.07.019
  • Telford, Richard; Birks, Harry John Betteley. 2011. Effect of uneven sampling along an environmental gradient on transfer function performance. Journal of Paleolimnology. 46: 99-106. doi: 10.1007/s10933-011-9523-z
  • Velle, Gaute; Kongshavn, Katrine; Birks, Harry John Betteley. 2011. Minimizing the edge-effect in environmental reconstructions by trimming the calibratioin set: Chironomidinferred temperatures from Spitsbergen. The Holocene. 21: 417-430. doi: 10.1177/0959683610385723
  • Willis, Katherine Jane; Feurdean, Angelica; Birks, Harry John Betteley; Bjune, Anne Elisabeth; Breman, E.; Broekman, R; Grytnes, John-Arvid; New, M; Singarayer, J.S.; Rozema, J. 2011. Quantification of UV-B flux through time using UV-B-absorbing compounds contained in fossil Pinus sporopollenin. New Phytologist. 192: 553-560. doi: 10.1111/j.1469-8137.2011.03815.x
  • Birks, Harry John Betteley; Heiri, Oliver; Seppä, Heikki; Bjune, Anne Elisabeth. 2010. Strengths and Weaknesses of Quantitative Climate Reconstructions Based on Late-Quaternary Biological Proxies. The Open Ecology Journal. 3: 68--110. doi: doi:10.2174/1874213001003020068
  • Birks, Harry John Betteley; Seppä, Heikki. 2010. Late-Quaternary palaeoclimatic research in Fennoscandia – A historical review. Boreas. 39: 655-673. doi: 10.1111/j.1502-3885.2010.00160.x
  • Bjune, Anne Elisabeth; Birks, Harry John Betteley; Peglar, Sylvia Margaret; Odland, Arvid. 2010. Developing a modern pollen-climate calibration data set for Norway. Boreas. 39: 674-688. doi: 10.1111/j.1502-3885.2010.00158.x
  • De La Riva, Arguitxu Caballero; Birks, Harry John Betteley; Bjune, Anne Elisabeth; Birks, Hilary H; Solhøy, Torstein. 2010. Oribatid mite assemblages across the tree-line in western Norway and their representation in lake sediments. Journal of Paleolimnology. 44: 361-374. doi: 10.1007/s10933-010-9411-y
  • Engels, Stefan; Helmens, Karin F.; Väliranta, Minna; Brooks, Stephen J.; Birks, Harry John Betteley. 2010. Early Weichselian (MIS 5d and 5c) temperatures and environmental changes in northern Fennoscandia as recorded by chironomids and macroremains at Sokli, northeast Finland. Boreas. 39: 689-704. doi: 10.1111/j.1502-3885.2010.00163.x
  • Gaillard, Marie-José; Sugita, Shinya; Mazier, Florence; Trondman, Anna-Kari; Broström, Anna; Hickler, Thomas; Kaplan, Jed O.; Kjellström, Erik; Kokfelt, Ulla; Kuneš, Petr; Lemmen, Carsten; Miller, Paul; Olofsson, Jörgen; Poska, Anneli; Rundgren, Mats; Smith, Ben; Strandberg, Gunilla; Fyfe, Ralph; Nielsen, Anne-Birgitte; Alenius, Teija; Balakauskas, Lauras; Barnekow, Lena; Birks, Harry John Betteley; Bjune, Anne Elisabeth; Björkman, Leif; Giesecke, Thomas; Hjelle, Kari Loe; Kalnina, Laimdota; Kangur, Mihkel; van der Knaap, Willem O.; Koff, Tiiu; Lagerås, Per; Latalowa, Malgorzata; Leydet, Michelle; Lechterbeck, Jutta; Lindbladh, Matts; Odgaard, Bent vad; Peglar, Sylvia Margaret; Segerström, Ulf; von Stedingk, Henrik; Seppä, Heikki. 2010. Holocene land-cover reconstructions for studies on land cover-climate feedbacks. Climate of the Past. 6: 483-499. doi: 10.5194/cp-6-483-2010
  • Helama, Samuli; Seppä, Heikki; Birks, Harry John Betteley; Bjune, Anne Elisabeth. 2010. Reconciling pollen-stratigraphical and tree-ring evidence for high- and low-frequency temperature variability in the past millennium. Quaternary Science Reviews. 29: 3905-3918. doi: 10.1016/j.quascirev.2010.09.012
  • Herzschuh, Ulrike; Birks, Harry John Betteley. 2010. Evaluating the indicator value of Tibetan pollen taxa for modern vegetation and climate. Review of Palaeobotany and Palynology. 160: 197-208. doi: 10.1016/j.revpalbo.2010.02.016
  • Herzschuh, Ulrike; Birks, Harry John Betteley; Liu, Xingqi; Kubatzki, Claudia; Lohmann, Gerrit. 2010. What caused the mid-Holocene forest decline on the eastern Tibet-Qinghai Plateau? Global Ecology and Biogeography. 19: 278-286. doi: 10.1111/j.1466-8238.2009.00501.x
  • Herzschuh, Ulrike; Birks, Harry John Betteley; Mischke, Steffen; Zhang, Chengjun; Böhner, Jürgen. 2010. A modern pollen–climate calibration set based on lake sediments from the Tibetan Plateau and its application to a Late Quaternary pollen record from the Qilian Mountains. Journal of Biogeography. 37: 752-766. doi: 10.1111/j.1365-2699.2009.02245.x
  • Herzschuh, Ulrike; Birks, Harry John Betteley; Ni, Jian; Zhao, Yan; Hongyan, Lu; Liu, Xingqi; Grosse, Guido. 2010. Holocene land-cover changes on the Tibetan Plateau. The Holocene. 20: 91-104. doi: 10.1177/0959683609348882
  • Hobbs, William O.; Telford, Richard; Birks, Harry John Betteley; Saros, Jasmine E.; Hazewinkel, Roderick R. O; Perren, Bianka B.; Saulnier-Talbot, Emilie; Wolfe, Alexander P. 2010. Quantifying recent ecological changes in remote lakes of North America and Greenland using sediment diatom assemblages. PLoS ONE. 5. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0010026
  • Lang, Barbara; Bedford, Alan; Brooks, Stephen J.; Jones, Richard David; Richardson, Nigel; Birks, Harry John Betteley; Marshall, Jim D. 2010. Early-Holocene temperature variability inferred from chironomid assemblages at Hawes Water, northwest England. The Holocene. 20: 943-954. doi: 10.1177/0959683610366157
  • Lang, Barbara; Brooks, Stephen J.; Bedford, Alan; Jones, Richard T; Birks, Harry John Betteley; Marshall, Jim D. 2010. Regional consistency in Lateglacial chironomid-inferred temperatures from five sites in north-west England. Quaternary Science Reviews. 29: 1528-1538. doi: 10.1016/j.quascirev.2009.02.023
  • Qiong, La; Grytnes, John-Arvid; Birks, Harry John Betteley. 2010. Alpine vegetation and species-richness patterns along two altitudinal gradients in the Gyama Valley, south-central Tibet, China. Plant Ecology & Diversity. 3: 235-247. doi: 10.1080/17550874.2010.542782
  • Ross, Louise C.; Woodin, Sarah J.; Hester, Alison; Thompson, Des B.A.; Birks, Harry John Betteley. 2010. How important is plot relocation accuracy when interpreting re-visitation studies of vegetation change? Plant Ecology & Diversity. 3: 1-8. doi: 10.1080/17550871003706233
  • Seppä, Heikki; Birks, Harry John Betteley; Bjune, Anne Elisabeth; Nesje, Atle. 2010. Current continental palaeoclimatic research in the Nordic region (100 years since Gunnar Andersson 1909) - Introduction. Boreas. 39: 649-654. doi: 10.1111/j.1502-3885.2010.00170.x
  • Velle, Gaute; Bjune, Anne Elisabeth; Larsen, Jorunn; Birks, Harry John Betteley. 2010. Holocene climate and environmental history of Brurskardstjørni, a lake in the catchment of Øvre Heimdalsvatn, south-central Norway. Hydrobiologia. 642: 13-34. doi: 10.1007/s10750-010-0153-7
  • Velle, Gaute; Brodersen, Klaus P.; Birks, Harry John Betteley; Willassen, Endre. 2010. Midges as quantitative temperature indicator species: Lessons for palaeoecology. The Holocene. 20: 989-1002. doi: 10.1177/0959683610365933
  • Virtanen, Risto; Luoto, Miska; Rama, Teppo; Mikkola, Kari; Hjort, Jan; Grytnes, John-Arvid; Birks, Harry John Betteley. 2010. Recent vegetation changes at the high-latitude tree line ecotone are controlled by geomorphological disturbance, productivity and diversity. Global Ecology and Biogeography. 19: 810-821. doi: 10.1111/j.1466-8238.2010.00570.x
  • Watson, Jenny; Brooks, Stephen J.; Whitehouse, Nicki J.; Reimer, Paula; Birks, Harry John Betteley; Turney, Chris. 2010. Chironomid-inferred late-glacial summer air temperatures from Lough Nadourcan, Co. Donegal, Ireland. Journal of Quaternary Science. 25: 1200-1210. doi: 10.1002/jqs.1399
  • Willis, Katherine Jane; Bailey, Rickhard M.; Bhagwat, Shonil A.; Birks, Harry John Betteley. 2010. Biodiversity baselines, thresholds and resilience: testing predictions and assumptions using palaeoecological data. Trends in Ecology & Evolution. 25: 583-591. doi: 10.1016/j.tree.2010.07.006
  • Willis, Katherine Jane; Bennett, Keith D.; Bhagwat, Shonil A.; Birks, Harry John Betteley. 2010. 4 ◦C and beyond: what did this mean for biodiversity in the past? Systematics and Biodiversity. 8: 3-9. doi: 10.1080/14772000903495833
  • Birks, Harry John Betteley. 2009. Svend Th. Andersen (1926-2009) Obituary. Review of Palaeobotany and Palynology. 157: 189-191. doi: 10.1016/j.revpalbo.2009.06.005
  • Birks, Harry John Betteley. 2009. Svend Th Anderssen (1926-2009). Review of Palaeobotany and Palynology. 157: 189-191. doi: 10.1016/j.revpalbo.2009.06.005
  • Bjune, Anne Elisabeth; Ohlson, Mikael; Birks, Harry John Betteley; Bradshaw, Richard H.W. 2009. The development and local stand-scale dynamics of a Picea abies forest in southeastern Norway. The Holocene. 19: 1073-1082. doi: 10.1177/0959683609341004
  • Bjune, Anne Elisabeth; Seppä, Heikki; Birks, Harry John Betteley. 2009. Quantitative summer-temperature reconstructions for the last 2000 years based on pollen-stratigraphical data from northern Fennoscandia. Journal of Paleolimnology. 41: 43-56. doi: 10.1007/s10933-008-9254-y
  • Bos, Johanna A.A.; Helmens, Karin F.; Bohncke, Sjoerd J.P.; Seppä, Heikki; Birks, Harry John Betteley. 2009. Flora, vegetation and climate at Sokli, northeastern Fennoscandia, during the Weichselian Middle Pleniglacial. Boreas. 38: 335-348. doi: 10.1111/j.1502-3885.2008.00070.x
  • Kaufman, Darell; Schneider, David P.; McKay, Nicholas P.; Ammann, Caspar M.; Bradley, Raymond S.; Briffa, Keith R.; Miller, Gifford H.; Otto-Bliesner, Bette L.; Overpeck, Jonathan T.; Vinther, Bo M.; Abbott, M.; Axford, Y.; Bird, B.; Birks, Harry John Betteley; Bjune, Anne Elisabeth; Briner, J.; Cook, T.; Chipman, M.; Francus, P.; Gajewski, K.; Geirsdóttir, Á.; Hu, F. S.; Kutchko, B.; Lamoureux, S.; Loso, M.; MacDonald, G.; Peros, M.; Porinchu, D.; Schiff, C.; Seppä, H.; Thomas, E. 2009. Recent Warming Reverses Long-Term Arctic Cooling. Science. 325: 1236-1239. doi: 10.1126/science.1173983
  • Seppä, H.; Bjune, Anne Elisabeth; Telford, Richard; Birks, Harry John Betteley; Veski, S. 2009. Last nine-thousand years of temperature variability in Northern Europe. Climate of the Past. 5: 523-535.
  • Telford, Richard; Birks, Harry John Betteley. 2009. Evaluation of transfer functions in spatially structured environments. Quaternary Science Reviews. 1309-1316. doi: 10.1016/j.quascirev.2008.12.020
  • Willis, Katherine Jane; Bennett, K. D.; Birks, Harry John Betteley. 2009. Variability in thermal and UV-B energy fluxes through time and their influence on plant diversity and speciation. Journal of Biogeography. 36: 1630-1644. doi: 10.1111/j.1365-2699.2009.02102.x
  • Battarbee, Richard W.; Birks, Harry John Betteley; Barber, Keith E.; Thompson, Roy; Dearing, John A.; Matthews, John A. 2008. Frank Oldfield and his contributions to environmental change research. The Holocene. 18: 3-17. doi: 10.1177/0959683607085780
  • Bhagwat, Shonil A.; Willis, Katherine Jane; Birks, Harry John Betteley; Whittaker, Robert J. 2008. Agroforestry: a refuge for tropical biodiversity? Trends in Ecology & Evolution. 23: 261-267. doi: 10.1016/j.tree.2008.01.005
  • Birks, Harry John Betteley. 2008. Ordination - an ever-expanding tool-kit for ecologists? Bulletin of the British Ecological Society. 39: 31-33.
  • Birks, Harry John Betteley; Birks, Hilary H. 2008. Biological responses to rapid climate change at the Younger Dryas-Holocene transition at Kråkenes, western Norway. The Holocene. 18: 19-30. doi: 10.1177/0959683607085572
  • Birks, Harry John Betteley; Willis, Katherine Jane. 2008. Alpines, trees, and refugia in Europe. Plant Ecology & Diversity. 1: 147-160. doi: 10.1080/17550870802349146
  • Bjune, Anne Elisabeth; Birks, Harry John Betteley. 2008. Holocene vegetation dynamics and inferred climate changes at Svanåvatnet, Mo i Rana, northern Norway. Boreas. 37: 146-156. doi: 10.1111/j.1502-3885.2007.00006.x
  • Bjune, Anne Elisabeth; Seppä, Heikki; Birks, Harry John Betteley. 2008. Quantitative summer-temperature reconstructions for the last 2000 years based on pollen-stratigraphical data from northern Fennoscandia. Journal of Paleolimnology. 41: 43-56. doi: 10.1007/s10933-008-9254-y
  • Chen, Fahu; Zicheng, Yu; Yang, Meilin; Ito, Emi; Madsen, David B.; Huang, Xiaozhong; Zhao, Yan; Sato, Tomonori; Birks, Harry John Betteley; Boomer, Ian; Chen, Jianhui; An, Chengbang; Wünnemann, Bernd; Wunnemann, B. 2008. Holocene moisture evolution in arid central Asia and its out-of-phase relationship with Asian monsoon history. Quaternary Science Reviews. 27: 351-364. doi: 10.1016/j.quascirev.2007.10.017
  • Giesecke, Thomas; Bjune, Anne Elisabeth; Chiverrell, Richard C.; Seppä, Heikki; Ojala, Antti E.K.; Birks, Harry John Betteley. 2008. Exploring Holocene continentality changes in Fennoscandia using present and past tree distributions. Quaternary Science Reviews. 27: 1296-1308. doi: 10.1016/j.quascirev.2008.03.008
  • Kattel, Giri R.; Battarbee, Rick W.; Mackay, Anson W.; Birks, Harry John Betteley. 2008. Recent ecological change in a remote Scottish mountain loch: an evaluation of a Cladocera-based temperature transfer function. Palaeogeography, Palaeoclimatology, Palaeoecology. 259: 51-76. doi: 10.1016/j.palaeo.2007.03.052
  • Panizzo, Virginia N.; Jones, Vivienne J.; Birks, Harry John Betteley; Boyle, John F.; Brooks, Stephen J.; Leng, Melanie J. 2008. A multiproxy palaeolimnological investigation of Holocene environmental change, between c. 10700 and 7200 years BP, at Holebudalen, southern Norway. The Holocene. 18: 805-817. doi: 10.1177/0959683608089217
  • Seppä, Heikki; MacDonald, Glen M.; Birks, Harry John Betteley; Gervais, Bruce R.; Snyder, Jeffrey A. 2008. Late-Quaternary summer temperature changes in the northern-European tree-line region. Quaternary Research. 69: 404-412. doi: 10.1016/j.yqres.2008.02.002
  • Solovieva, Nadia; Jones, Vivienne J.; Birks, Harry John Betteley; Appleby, Peter; Nazarova, Larisa. 2008. Diatom responses to 20th century climate warming in lakes from the northern Urals, Russia. Palaeogeography, Palaeoclimatology, Palaeoecology. 259: 96-106. doi: 10.1016/j.palaeo.2007.10.001
  • Birks, HJB; Birks, Hilary H. 2007. Winifred Tutin (1915-2007). Journal of Paleolimnology. 38: 601-605. doi: 10.1007/s10933-007-9152-8
  • Birks, HJB; Birks, Hilary H; Everson, Joanne; Jans, Harry; Thorne, David; Thorne, Margaret. 2007. The AGS in Tibet 2005. Quarterly Bulletin of the Alpine Garden Society. 75: 289-349.
  • Birks, Harry John Betteley. 2007. Estimating the amount of compositional change in Late-Quaternary pollen-stratigraphical data. Vegetation History and Archaeobotany. 16: 197-202. doi: 10.1007/s00334-006-0079-1
  • Bjune, Anne Elisabeth; Birks, HJB; Birks, Hilary H. 2007. Planter og fortidens klima. Ottar. 265: 32-38.
  • Grau, Oriol; Grytnes, John-Arvid; Birks, HJB. 2007. A comparison of altitudinal species richness patterns of bryophytes with other plant groups in Nepal, Central Himalaya. Journal of Biogeography. 34: 1907-1915. doi: 10.1111/j.1365-2699.2007.01745.x
  • Helmens, Karin F.; Bos, Johanna A.A.; Engels, Stefan; Van Meerbeeck, Cedric J.; Bohncke, Sjoerd J.P.; Renssen, Hans; Heiri, Olivier; Brooks, Stephen J.; Seppä, Heikki; Birks, HJB; Wohlfarth, Barbara. 2007. Present-day temperatures in northern Scandinavia during the last glaciation. Geology. 35: 987-990. doi: 10.1130/G23995A.1
  • Kattel, G.R.; Battarbee, R.W; Mackay, A.; Birks, Harry John Betteley. 2007. Are cladoceran fossils in lake sediment samples a biased reflection of the communities from which they are derived? Journal of Paleolimnology. 38: 157-181. doi: 10.1007/s10933-006-9073-y
  • Seppä, Heikki; Birks, HJB; Giesecke, Thomas; Hammarlund, Dag; Alenius, Teija; Antonsson, Karin; Bjune, Anne Elisabeth; Heikkilä, Maija; MacDonald, Glen M.; Ojala, Antti E.K.; Telford, Richard; Veski, Siim. 2007. Spatial structure of the 8200 cal yr BP event in northern Europe. Climate of the Past. 3: 225-236.
  • Telford, Richard; Vandvik, Vigdis; Birks, HJB. 2007. Response to comment on "Dispersal limitations matter for microbial morphospecies". Science. 316: 1124-1124. doi: 10.1126/science.1137697
  • Antonsson, Karin; Brooks, Stephen J.; Seppä, Heiki; Telford, Richard; Birks, Harry John Betteley. 2006. Quantitative palaeotemperature records inferred from fossil pollen and chironomid assemblages from Lake Gilltjarnen, northern central Sweden. Journal of Quaternary Science. 21: 831-841. doi: 10.1002/jqs.1004
  • Birks, Harry John Betteley; Birks, Hilary Helen. 2006. Expedition Northern Patagonia November-December 2005. Quarterly Bulletin of the Alpine Garden Society. 55 pages.
  • Birks, Harry John Betteley; Birks, Hilary Helen. 2006. Derek Almey Ratcliffe, B.Sc., Ph.D., D.Sc. (1929-2005). Journal of Bryology. 28: 71-75. doi: 10.1179/174328206X104589
  • Birks, Harry John Betteley; Telford, Richard. 2006. Discussion on Bayesian palaeoclimate reconstruction by J. Haslett et al. Journal of the Royal Statistical Society: Series A (Statistics in Society). 169: 433-434.
  • Birks, Hilary Helen; Birks, Harry John Betteley. 2006. Multi-proxy studies in palaeolimnology. Vegetation History and Archaeobotany. 15: 235-251. doi: 10.1007/s00334-006-0066-6
  • Birks, Hilary Helen; Larsen, Eiliv; Birks, Harry John Betteley. 2006. On the presence of late-glacial trees in western Norway and the Scandes: a further comment. Journal of Biogeography. 33: 376-377. doi: 10.1111/j.1365-2699.2005.01437
  • Bjune, Anne Elisabeth; Bakke, Jostein; Nesje, Atle; Birks, Harry John Betteley. 2006. Ekstremnedbør i tidligere tider. Cicerone. 1. 29-31.
  • Buck, CE; ter Braak, CJF; Millard, AR; Rougier, J; O'Hagan, A; Birks, Harry John Betteley; Telford, Richard; Katz, RW; Murphy, TB; Gormley, IC; Sahu, SK; Mardia, KV; Scott, EM. 2006. Bayesian palaeoclimate reconstruction - Discussion on the paper by Haslett et al. Journal of the Royal Statistical Society: Series A (Statistics in Society). 169: 430-438.
  • Eide, Wenche; Birks, Hilary Helen; Bigelow, Nancy H; Peglar, Sylvia Margaret; Birks, Harry John Betteley. 2006. Holocene forest development along the Setesdal valley, southern Norway, reconstructed from macrofossil and pollen evidence. Vegetation History and Archaeobotany. 15: 65-85. doi: 10.1007/s00334-005-0025-7
  • Gjengedal, Kjerstin; Birks, Harry John Betteley. 2006. For sent for fjellblomstene. Hubro. Magasin for Universitetet i Bergen. 1: 14-15.
  • Heegaard, Einar; Lotter, André F.; Birks, Harry John Betteley. 2006. Aquatic biota and the detection of climate change: Are there consistent aquatic ecotones? Journal of Paleolimnology. 35: 507-518. doi: 10.1007/s10933-005-3239-x
  • Nesje, Atle; Bjune, Anne Elisabeth; Bakke, Jostein; Dahl, Svein Olaf; Lie, Øyvind; Birks, Harry John Betteley. 2006. Holocene palaeoclimate reconstructions at Vanndalsvatnet, western Norway, with particular reference to the 8200 ca. yr BP event. The Holocene. 16: 717-729. doi: 10.1191/0959683606hl954rp
  • Springate, Lawrie; Birks, Harry John Betteley. 2006. Tibet Expedition. Sedum Society Newsletter. 77: 61-70.
  • Telford, Richard; Vandvik, Vigdis; Birks, Harry John Betteley. 2006. Dispersal limitations matter for microbial morphospecies. Science. 312: 1015-1015. doi: 10.1126/science.1125669
  • Telford, Richard; Vandvik, Vigdis; Birks, Harry John Betteley. 2006. How many freshwater diatoms are pH specialists? A response to Pither & Aarssen (2005). Ecology Letters. 9: E1-E5. doi: 10.1111/j.1461-0248.2005.00875
  • Willis, Katherine J.; Birks, Harry John Betteley. 2006. What is natural? The need for a long-term perspective in biodiversity conservation. Science. 314:: 1261-1265. doi: 10.1126/science.1122667
  • Birks, Harry John Betteley. 2005. Mind the gap: how open were European primeval forests? Trends in Ecology & Evolution. 20: 154-156.
  • Birks, Harry John Betteley. 2005. Fifty years of Quaternary pollen analysis in Fennoscandia 1954-2004. Grana. 44: 1-22. doi: 10.1080/00173130510010477
  • Birks, Harry John Betteley; Birks, Hilary Helen. 2005. Derek Almey Ratcliffe. Plant Talk. 41: 40-41.
  • Birks, Hilary Helen; Larsen, Eiliv; Birks, H.J.B. 2005. On the presence of late-glacial trees in western Norway and the Scandes: a further comment. Journal of Biogeography. 33: 376-378.
  • Birks, Hilary Helen; Larsen, Eiliv; Birks, Harry John Betteley. 2005. Did tree-Betula, Pinus and Picea survive the last glaciation along the west coast of Norway? A review of the evidence, in light of Kullman (2002). Journal of Biogeography. 32: 1461-1471. doi: 10.1111/j.1365-2699.2005.01287
  • Bjune, Anne Elisabeth; Bakke, Jostein; Nesje, Atle; Birks, Harry John Betteley. 2005. Holocene mean July temperature and winter precipitation in western Norway inferred from palynological and glaciological lake-sediment proxies. The Holocene. 15: 177-189.
  • Dalton, C; Birks, Harry John Betteley; Brooks, SJ; Cameron, NG; Evershed, RP; Peglar, SM; Scott, JA; Thompson, R. 2005. A multi-proxy study of lake-development in response to catchment changes during the Holocene at Lochnagar, north-east Scotland. Palaeogeography, Palaeoclimatology, Palaeoecology. 221.
  • Heegaard, Einar; Birks, Harry John Betteley; Telford, Richard. 2005. Relationships between calibrated ages and depth in stratigraphical sequences: an estimation procedure by mixed-effect regression. The Holocene. 15: 612-618. doi: 10.0091/0959683605hl836rr
  • Heinrichs, Markus L.; Peglar, Sylvia Margaret; Bigler, Christian; Birks, Harry John Betteley. 2005. A multi-proxy palaeoecological study of Alanen Laanijärvi, a boreal-forest lake in Swedish Lapland. Boreas. 34: 192-206.
  • Matthews, John A.; Berrisford, M.S.; Dresser, P.Q.; Nesje, Atle; Dahl, Svein Olaf; Bjune, Anne Elisabeth; Bakke, Jostein; Birks, Harry John Betteley; Lie, Øyvind; Dumayne-Peaty, L.; Barnett, C. 2005. Holocene glacier history of Bjornbreen and climatic reconstruction in central Jotunheimen, Norway, based on proximal glaciofluvial stream-bank mires. Quaternary Science Reviews. 24: 67-90. doi: 10.1016/j.quascirev.2004.07.00
  • Smol, John; Wolfe, Alex P; Birks, Harry John Betteley; Douglas, MSV; Jones, VJ; Korhola, A; Pienitz, R; Ruhland, K; Sorvari, S; Antoniades, D; Brooks, SJ; Fallu, MA; Hughes, M; Keatley, BE; Laing, TE; Michelutti, N; Nazarova, L; Nyman, M; Paterson, AM; Perren, B; Quinlan, R; Rautio, M; Saulnier-Talbot, E; Siitoneni, S; Solovieva, N; Weckstrom, J. 2005. Climate-driven regime shifts in the biological communities of arctic lakes. Proceedings of the National Academy of Science of the United States of America. doi: 10.1073/pnas.0500245102
  • Solovieva, N; Jones, Vivienne J.; Nazarova, L; Brooks, Stephen J.; Birks, Harry John Betteley; Grytnes, John-Arvid; Appleby, P.G.; Kauppila, T; Kondratenok, B; Renberg, Ingemar; Ponomarev, V. 2005. Palaeolimnological evidence for recent climatic change in lakes from the northern Urals, arctic Russia. Journal of Paleolimnology. 33: 463-482. doi: 10.1007/s10933-005-0811-3
  • Telford, Richard; Birks, Harry John Betteley. 2005. The secret assumption of transfer functions: problems with spatial autocorrelation in evaluating model performance. Quaternary Science Reviews. 24: 2173-2179. doi: 10.1016/j.quascirev.2005.05.00
  • Thompson, D; Birks, Harry John Betteley. 2005. Derek A. Ratcliffe (1929-2005). Bulletin of the British Ecological Society. 36: 10-11.
  • Thompson, D; Birks, Harry John Betteley. 2005. Derek A. Ratclife 1929-2005. British Wildlife. 16: 410-412.
  • Velle, Gaute; Brooks, Stephen J.; Birks, Harry John Betteley; Willassen, Endre. 2005. Chironomids as a tool for inferring Holocene climate: an assessment based on six sites in southern Scandinavia. Quaternary Science Reviews. 24: 1429-1462. doi: 10.1016/j.quascirev.2004.10.01
  • Velle, Gaute; Larsen, Jorunn; Eide, Wenche; Peglar, Sylvia Margaret; Birks, Harry John Betteley. 2005. Holocene environmental history and climate of Råtåsjøen, a low-alpine lake in south-central Norway. Journal of Paleolimnology. 33: 129-153.
  • Baker, W.J.; Henderson, S.; Birks, Harry John Betteley; Birks, Hilary Helen. 2004. On the Jhomolhari Trail. Alpine Gardener. 72: 269-297.
  • Birks, Harry John Betteley. 2004. H.J.B. Birks, an autobiographical profile. Botanical Society of Scotland News. 83: 9-13.
  • Birks, Harry John Betteley; Birks, Hilary Helen. 2004. The Rise and Fall of Forests. Science. 305: 484-485.
  • Birks, Harry John Betteley; Birks, Hilary Helen. 2004. Paleoecology - The rise and fall of forests. Science. 305: 484-485.
  • Birks, Harry John Betteley; Jones, Vivienne J.; Rose, Neil L. 2004. Recent environmental change and atmospheric contamination on Svalbard as recorded in lake sediments - synthesis and general conclusions. Journal of Paleolimnology. 31: 531-546.
  • Birks, Harry John Betteley; Jones, Vivienne J.; Rose, Neil L. 2004. Recent environmental change and atmospheric contamination on Svalbard as recorded in lake sediments - an introduction. Journal of Paleolimnology. 31: 403-410.
  • Birks, Harry John Betteley; Monteith, D.T.; Rose, Neil L.; Jones, Vivienne J.; Peglar, Sylvia M. 2004. Recent environmental change and atmospheric contamination on Svalbard as recorded in lake sediments - modern limnology, vegetation, and pollen deposition. Journal of Paleolimnology. 31: 411-431.
  • Bjune, Anne Elisabeth; Birks, Harry John Betteley; Seppä, Heikki. 2004. Holocene vegetation and climate history on a continental–oceanic transect in northern Fennoscandia based on pollen and plant macrofossils. Boreas. 33: 211-223.
  • Boyle, John F.; Rose, Neil L.; Appleby, P.G.; Birks, Harry John Betteley. 2004. Recent environmental change and human impact on Svalbard: the lake-sediment geochemical record. Journal of Paleolimnology. 31: 515-530.
  • Brooks, Stephen J.; Birks, Harry John Betteley. 2004. The Dynamics of Chironomidae (Insecta: Diptera) Assemblages in Response to Environmental Change during the past 700 years on Svalbard. Journal of Paleolimnology. 31: 483-498.
  • Gretrsdottir, J.; Aradottir, A.L.; Vandvik, Vigdis; Heegaard, Einar; Birks, Harry John Betteley. 2004. Long-term effects of reclamation treatments on plant succession in Iceland. Restoration Ecology. 12: 268-278.
  • Jones, Vivienne J.; Birks, Harry John Betteley. 2004. Lake-Sediment Records of Recent Environmental Change on Svalbard: Results of Diatom Analysis. Journal of Paleolimnology. 31: 445-466.
  • Sejrup, Hans Petter; Birks, Harry John Betteley; Kristensen, Dorthe Klitgaard; Madsen, H. 2004. Benthonic foraminiferal distributions and quantitative transfer functions for the northwest European continental margin. Marine Micropaleontology. 53: 197-226.
  • Seppä, Heiki; Birks, Harry John Betteley; Odland, A.; Poska, A.; Veski, S. 2004. A modern pollen-climate calibration set from northern Europe: developing and testing a tool for palaeoclimatological reconstructions. Journal of Biogeography. 31: 251-267.
  • Telford, Richard; Andersson, Carin; Birks, Harry John Betteley; Juggins, Steve. 2004. Biases in the estimation of transfer function prediction errors. Paleoceanography. 19. 5 pages. doi: 10.1029/2004PA001072
  • Telford, Richard; Heegaard, Einar; Birks, Harry John Betteley. 2004. The intercept is a poor estimate of a calibrated radiocarbon age. The Holocene. 14: 296-298.
  • Telford, Richard; Heegaard, Einar; Birks, Harry John Betteley. 2004. All age-depth models are wrong: but how badly? Quaternary Science Reviews. 23: 1-5.
  • Birks, Harry John Betteley. 2003. Alpines and Extremes. Alpine Gardener. 71: 86-98.
  • Birks, Harry John Betteley. 2003. Foreword. Springs and Flushes, Scottish Natural Heritage, Battleby. vii.
  • Birks, Harry John Betteley; Birks, Hilary Helen. 2003. Knut Fægri (1909-2001). Watsonia. 24. 462-464.
  • Birks, Harry John Betteley; Heegaard, Einar. 2003. Developments in age-depth modelling of Holocene stratigraphical data. Pages News. 11: 7-8.
  • Bjune, Anne Elisabeth; Birks, Harry John Betteley; Peglar, Sylvia Margaret. 2003. Bruk av pollen til rekonstruksjon av fortidens klima. Cicerone. 3: 28-30.
  • Bjune, Anne Elisabeth; Nesje, Atle; Birks, Harry John Betteley; Andersson, Carin; Seppä, Heikki; Jansen, Eystein. 2003. Mer pålitelige rekonstruksjoner av fortidens klima. Cicerone. 4. 27-28.
Reports and theses
  • Birks, Harry John Betteley. 2006. AGS Expedition to Tibet July 2005: Report & lists of plants, birds, and mammals seen and localities visited. Published privately, Bergen. 93 pages.
  • Bjune, Anne Elisabeth; Birks, Harry John Betteley. 2004. Holocene vegetational and climatic history at or near tree-line in contrasting areas of Norway inferred from pollen and plant macrofossils in lake sediments. Universitiet i Bergen. 132 pages.
Book sections
  • Birks, Harry John Betteley. 2014. 53 entries. Encyclopedia entries, pages . In:
    • Matthews, John A. 2014. Encyclopedia of Environmental Change. Sage Publications. 1369 pages. ISBN: 978-1-4462-4711-2.
  • Birks, Harry John Betteley. 2013. Numerical analysis methods. Chapter in Volume 3, pages 821-830. In:
    • Elias, Scott A.; Mock, Cary J. 2013. Encyclopedia of Quaternary Science, 2nd edition. Elsevier. 3888 pages. ISBN: 9780444536433.
  • Birks, Harry John Betteley. 2013. Paleoecology. Introductory article, pages 2623-2634. In:
    • Elias, Scott A. 2013. Encyclopedia of Ecology: Reference Module in Earth Systems and Environmental Sciences. Elsevier. 10000 pages. ISBN: 978-0-12-409548-9.
  • Birks, Harry John Betteley. 2012. Introduction and overview to part II. 4, pages 101-121. In:
    • Birks, Harry John Betteley; Lotter, André F.; Juggins, Steve; Smol, John P. 2012. Tracking Environmental Change Using Lake Sediments, Volume 5: Data Handling and Numerical Techniques. Springer. 745 pages. ISBN: 978-94-007-2744-1.
  • Birks, Harry John Betteley. 2012. Analysis of stratigraphical data. 11, pages 355-378. In:
    • Birks, Harry John Betteley; Lotter, André F.; Juggins, Steve; Smol, John P. 2012. Tracking Environmental Change Using Lake Sediments, Volume 5: Data Handling and Numerical Techniques. Springer. 745 pages. ISBN: 978-94-007-2744-1.
  • Birks, Harry John Betteley. 2012. Overview of numerical methods in palaeolimnology. 2, pages 19-92. In:
    • Birks, Harry John Betteley; Lotter, André F.; Juggins, Steve; Smol, John P. 2012. Tracking Environmental Change Using Lake Sediments, Volume 5: Data Handling and Numerical Techniques. Springer. 745 pages. ISBN: 978-94-007-2744-1.
  • Birks, Harry John Betteley. 2012. Conclusions and future challenges. 21, pages 643-673. In:
    • Birks, Harry John Betteley; Lotter, André F.; Juggins, Steve; Smol, John P. 2012. Tracking Environmental Change Using Lake Sediments, Volume 5: Data Handling and Numerical Techniques. Springer. 745 pages. ISBN: 978-94-007-2744-1.
  • Birks, Harry John Betteley. 2012. Introduction and overview to part III. 10, pages 331-353. In:
    • Birks, Harry John Betteley; Lotter, André F.; Juggins, Steve; Smol, John P. 2012. Tracking Environmental Change Using Lake Sediments, Volume 5: Data Handling and Numerical Techniques. Springer. 745 pages. ISBN: 978-94-007-2744-1.
  • Birks, Harry John Betteley. 2012. Introduction and overview to part IV. 17, pages 551-555. In:
    • Birks, Harry John Betteley; Lotter, André F.; Juggins, Steve; Smol, John P. 2012. Tracking Environmental Change Using Lake Sediments, Volume 5: Data Handling and Numerical Techniques. Springer. 745 pages. ISBN: 978-94-007-2744-1.
  • Birks, Harry John Betteley; Jones, Vivienne J. 2012. Data-sets. 3, pages 93-97. In:
    • Birks, Harry John Betteley; Lotter, André F.; Juggins, Steve; Smol, John P. 2012. Tracking Environmental Change Using Lake Sediments, Volume 5: Data Handling and Numerical Techniques. Springer. 745 pages. ISBN: 978-94-007-2744-1.
  • Juggins, Steve; Birks, Harry John Betteley. 2012. Quantitative environmental reconstructions from biological data. 14, pages 431-494. In:
    • Birks, Harry John Betteley; Lotter, André F.; Juggins, Steve; Smol, John P. 2012. Tracking Environmental Change Using Lake Sediments, Volume 5: Data Handling and Numerical Techniques. Springer. 745 pages. ISBN: 978-94-007-2744-1.
  • Legendre, Pierre; Birks, Harry John Betteley. 2012. From classical to canonical ordination. 8, pages 201-248. In:
    • Birks, Harry John Betteley; Lotter, André F.; Juggins, Steve; Smol, John P. 2012. Tracking Environmental Change Using Lake Sediments, Volume 5: Data Handling and Numerical Techniques. Springer. 745 pages. ISBN: 978-94-007-2744-1.
  • Legendre, Pierre; Birks, Harry John Betteley. 2012. Clustering and partitioning. 7, pages 167-200. In:
    • Birks, Harry John Betteley; Lotter, André F.; Juggins, Steve; Smol, John P. 2012. Tracking Environmental Change Using Lake Sediments, Volume 5: Data Handling and Numerical Techniques. Springer. 745 pages. ISBN: 978-94-007-2744-1.
  • Simpson, Gavin L.; Birks, Harry John Betteley. 2012. Statistical learning in palaeolimnology. 9, pages 249-327. In:
    • Birks, Harry John Betteley; Lotter, André F.; Juggins, Steve; Smol, John P. 2012. Tracking Environmental Change Using Lake Sediments, Volume 5: Data Handling and Numerical Techniques. Springer. 745 pages. ISBN: 978-94-007-2744-1.
  • Smol, John P.; Lotter, André F.; Birks, Harry John Betteley; Juggins, Steve. 2012. The march towards the quantitative analysis of palaeolimnological data. 1, pages 3-17. In:
    • Birks, Harry John Betteley; Lotter, André F.; Juggins, Steve; Smol, John P. 2012. Tracking Environmental Change Using Lake Sediments, Volume 5: Data Handling and Numerical Techniques. Springer. 745 pages. ISBN: 978-94-007-2744-1.
  • Ross, Louise C.; Woodin, Sarah J.; Hester, Alison; Thompson, D.B.A.; Birks, Harry John Betteley. 2011. Is the vegetation of the North-West Highlands changing? Results from a 50-year re-visitation study of major upland vegetation types. Chapter, pages 429-434. In:
    • Marrs, S.J.; Foster, S.; Hendrie, C.; Mackay, E.C.; Thompson, D.B.A. 2011. The Changing Nature of Scotland. 550 pages. ISBN: 978-0114973599.
  • Rothero, Gordon; Birks, Harry John Betteley; Genney, D.; Grytnes, John-Arvid; Long, David. 2011. Climate change and its consequences on bryophyte-dominated snow bed vegetation. Chapter, pages 435-440. In:
    • Marrs, S.J.; Foster, S.; Hendrie, C.; Mackay, E.C.; Thompson, D.B.A. 2011. The Changing Nature of Scotland. 550 pages. ISBN: 978-0114973599.
  • Birks, Harry John Betteley. 2010. Numerical methods for the analysis of diatom assemblage data. 3, pages 23-54. In:
    • Smol, John P.; Stoermer, Eugene F. 2010. The Diatoms: Applications for the Environmental and Earth Sciences. Cambridge University Press. 686 pages. ISBN: 9780521509961.
  • Birks, Harry John Betteley. 2008. Holocene climate research – progress, paradigms, and problems. Chapter 2, pages 7-57. In:
    • Battarbee, Richard W.; Binney, Heather A. 2008. Natural Climate Variability and Global Warming: a Holocene Perspective. Blackwell Publishing. 276 pages. ISBN: 978-1-4051-5905-0.
  • Birks, Harry John Betteley. 2007. Numerical analysis methods. Numerical analysis methods, pages 2514-2521. In:
    • Elias, Scott A. 2007. Encyclopedia of Quaternary Science, Four-Volume Set, 1-4. Elsevier. 3576 pages. ISBN: 0-444-51919-X.
  • Kattel, G.R.; Battarbee, R.W.; Mackay, A.W.; Birks, Harry John Betteley. 2006. Recent ecological change in northwest Scotland: Evidence from sub-fossil assemblages of Cladocera in Loch Coire Fionnaraich. Chapter 2; The Paleoecological Record from Mountain Regions, pages 37-38. In:
    • Price, Martin F. 2006. Global Change in Mountain Regions. 343 pages. ISBN: 0-9552282-2-0.
  • Rose, N.; Birks, Harry John Betteley; Helliwell, R.; Jenkins, A.; Kettle, H.; Monteith, D.; Muir, D.; Rosseland, Bjørn Olav; Tipping, E.; Thompson, R.; Woodward, G. 2006. Impacts of global change on Lochnagar, a remote Scottish mountain lake. kapittel, pages 113-114. In:
    • Price, Martin F. 2006. Global Change in Mountain Regions. 343 pages. ISBN: 0-9552282-2-0.
  • Nesje, Atle; Jansen, Eystein; Birks, Harry John Betteley; Bjune, Anne Elisabeth; Bakke, Jostein; Andersson, Carin; Dahl, Svein Olaf; Kristensen, Dorthe Klitgaard; Lauritzen, Stein-Erik; Lie, Øyvind; Risebrobakken, Bjørg; Svendsen, John-Inge. 2005. Holocene Climate Bariability in the North Atlantic Region: a Review of Terrestrial and Marine Evidence. 158, pages 289-322. In:
    • Drange, Helge; Dokken, Trond Martin; Furevik, Tore; Gerdes, Rudiger; Berger, Wolfgang. 2005. The Nordic Seas - An Integrated Perspective. American Geophysical Union (AGU). 366 pages. ISBN: 0-87590-423-8.
  • Birks, Harry John Betteley. 2003. Foreword. vii. In:
    • Alison, Averis. 2003. Springs and Flushes.
  • Birks, Harry John Betteley. 2003. Quantitative palaeoenvironmental reconstructions from Holocene biological data. Kapittel, pages 107-123. In:
    • Mackay, A.; Battarbee, R.; Birks, Harry John Betteley; Oldfield, F. 2003. Global change in the Holocene. Hodder Education. 528 pages. ISBN: 0-340-76223-3.
  • Birks, Hilary Helen; Birks, Harry John Betteley. 2003. Reconstructing Holocene climates from pollen and plant macrofossils. 342-357. In:
    • Mackay, A. 2003. Global Change in the Holocene.

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