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John Birks

Professor, Professor Emeritus in Quantitative Palaeoecology and Ecology
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    Thormøhlensgt. 53 A/B
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    5020 Bergen

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

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Invited lectures in Bio-250 Palaeoecology

Selected publications (a more complete list can be found here)

Books

Birks, H.J.B., Lotter, A.F., Juggins, S. and Smol, J.P. (eds.) (2012) Tracking Environmental Change Using Lake Sediments. Volume 5: Data Handling and Numerical Techniques. Springer, Dordrecht, 745 pp.

Averis, A.M., Averis, A.B.G., Birks, H.J.B., Horsfield, D., Thompson, D.B.A. and Yeo, M.J.M. (2004) An Illustrated Guide to British Upland Vegetation. Joint Nature Conservation Committee, Peterborough, 454 pp

Birks, H.J.B. and Gordon, A.D. (1985) Numerical Methods in Quaternary Pollen Analysis. Academic Press, 317 pp. (translated into Chinese by Shen Caiming and published by Nanjing University Press, China, 239 pp).

Huntley, B. and Birks, H.J.B. (1983) An Atlas of Past and Present Pollen Maps for Europe: 0‑13000 years ago. Cambridge University Press, 667 pp.

Birks, H.J.B. and Birks, H.H. (1980) Quaternary Palaeoecology. Edward Arnold, 289 pp.

Birks, H.J.B. (1973) Past and Present Vegetation of the Isle of Skye ‑ a Palaeoecological Study. Cambridge University Press, 415 pp.

Papers

Birks, H.J.B.,  Birks, H.H. & Ammann, B. 2016. The fourth dimension of vegetation. Science 354: 412-413. 10.1126/science.aai8737

Birks, H.J.B., Felde, V.A. & Seddon, A.W.R. 2016. Biodiversity trends within the Holocene. The Holocene 26: 994-1001. 10.1177/095968361562256

Birks, H.J.B., Felde, V.A., Bjune, A.E., Grytnes, J.-A., Seppä, H. & Giesecke, T. 2016. Does pollen-assemblage richness reflect floristic richness? A review of recent developments and future challenges. Review of Palaeobotany and Palynology 228: 1-25. 10.1016/j.revpalbo.2015.12.011

Felde, V.A., Hooghiemstra, H., Torres, V. & Birks, H.J.B. 2016. Detecting patterns of change in a long pollen-stratigraphical sequence from Funza, Colombia – a comparison of new and traditional numerical approaches. Review of Palaeobotany and Palynology 234: 94-109. 10.1016/j.revpalbo.2016.08.003

Herzschuh, U., Birks, H.J.B., Laepple, T., Andreev, A., Melles, M. & Brigham-Grette, J. 2016. Glacial legacies on interglacial vegetation at the Pliocene-Pleistocene transition in Asia. Nature Communications 7: 11967. 10.1038/ncomms11967

Steinbauer, M.J., Field, R., and 33 co-authors including Grytnes, J.-A., Birks, H.J.B. & Vetaas, O.R. 2016. Topography-driven isolation, speciation and a global increase of endemism with elevation. Global Ecology and Biogeography 25: 1097-1107. 10.1111/geb.12469

Birks, H.J.B. 2015. Some reflections on the refugium concept in historical biogeography, contemporary ecology, and global-change biology. Biodiversity 16: 196-212. 10.1080/14888386.2015.1117022

Wasof, S., Lenoir, J. and 46 co-authors including Birks, H.J.B., Grytnes, J.-A. & Vandvik, V. 2015. Disjunct populations of European vascular plant species keep the same climatic niches. Global Ecology and Biogeography 24: 1401-1412. 10.1111/geb.12375

Birks, H.J.B. and Willis, K.J. (2008) Alpines, trees, and refugia in Europe. Plant Ecology and Diversity 1: 147-160.  10.1080/17550870802349146

Birks, H.H. and Birks, H.J.B. (2000) Future uses of pollen analysis must  include plant macrofossils. Journal of Biogeography 27, 31-35.  10.1046/j.1365-2699.2000.00375.x

Birks, H.J.B. and Line, J.M. (1992) The use of rarefaction analysis for estimating palynological richness from Quaternary pollen-analytical data. The Holocene 2, 1-10.  10.1177/095968369200200101

Birks, H.J.B., Line, J.M., Juggins, S., Stevenson, A.C. and ter Braak, C.J.F. (1990) Diatoms and pH reconstruction. Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society of London B 327, 263‑278.  10.1098/rstb.1990.0062

Birks, H.J.B. (1989) Holocene isochrone maps and patterns of tree‑spreading in the British Isles. Journal of Biogeography 16, 503‑540.  10.2307/2845208

Academic article
  • Trondman, Anna-Kari; Gaillard, Marie-José; Mazier, Florence; Sugita, Shinya; Fyfe, Ralph; Nielsen, Anne Birgitte; Twiddle, Claire L.; Barratt, P; Birks, Harry John Betteley; Bjune, Anne Elisabeth; Bjørkman, L; Broström, Anna; Caseldine, Chris; David, R; Dodson, J; Dörfler, Walter; Fischer, E; van Geel, Bas; Giesecke, Thomas; Hultberg, T; Kalnina, Laimdota; Kangur, Mihkel; Van der Knaap, WO; Koff, Tiiu; Kunes, Petr; Lagerås, Per; Latalowa, Malgorzata; Lechterbeck, Jutta; Leroyer, C; Leydet, Michelle; Lindbladh, Matts; Marquer, Laurent; Mitchell, Fraser J.G.; Odgaard, Bent Vad; Peglar, Sylvia Margaret; Persson, T; Poska, Anneli; Rösch, Manfred; Seppä, Heikki; Veski, S.; Wick, L. 2015. Pollen-based quantitative reconstructions of Holocene regional vegetation cover (plant-functional types and land-cover types) in Europe suitable for climate modelling. Global Change Biology. 676-697.
  • Heiri, Oliver; Brooks, Stephen J.; Renssen, Hans; Bedford, Alan; Hazekamp, Marjolein; Ilyashuk, Boris; Jeffers, Elisabeth S.; Lang, Barbara; Kirilova, Emiliya; Kuiper, Saskia; Millet, Laurent; Samartin, Stéphanie; Toth, Monika; Verbruggen, Frederike; Watson, Jenny E.; van Asch, Nelleke; Lammertsma, Emmy; Amon, Leeli; Birks, Hilary H; Birks, Harry John Betteley; Mortensen, Morten Fischer; Hoek, Wim Z.; Magyari, Enikö; Muñoz Sobrino, Castor; Seppä, Heikki; Tinner, Willy; Tonkov, Spassimir; Veski, Siim; Lotter, André F. 2014. Validation of climate model-inferred regional temperature change for late-glacial Europe. Nature Communications. 7 pages.
  • Birks, Hilary H; Birks, Harry John Betteley. 2014. To what extent did changes in July temperature influence late-glacial vegetation patterns in NW Europe? Quaternary Science Reviews. 262-277.
  • 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. 985-1001.
  • 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. 113-122.
  • 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. 661-680.
  • 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. 69-81.
  • 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. 21-39.
  • 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.
  • 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. 256-267.
  • 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. 108-122.
  • 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. 199-216.
  • 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; Kangur, Mikhel; Latalowa, Malgorzata; Marquer, Laurent; Smith, Benjamin; Gaillard, Marie-José. 2014. Creating spatially continuous maps of past land cover from point estimates: A new statistical approach applied to pollen data. Ecological Complexity : An International Journal on Biocomplexity in the Environment and Theoretical Ecology. 127-141.
  • Birks, Harry John Betteley. 2014. Challenges in the presentation and analysis of plant-macrofossil stratigraphical data. Vegetation History and Archaeobotany. 309-330.
  • 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.; Viau, AE. 2014. Arctic Holocene proxy climate database – New approaches to assessing geochronological accuracy and encoding climate variables. Climate of the Past. 1605-1631.
  • Birks, Harry John Betteley. 2014. Aquatic ecotones-new insights from Arctic Canada. Journal of Phycology. 607-609.
  • 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. 22-36.
  • Eldevik, Tor; Risebrobakken, Bjørg; Bjune, Anne Elisabeth; Andersson, Carin ; Birks, Harry John Betteley; Dokken, Trond Martin; Drange, Helge; Glessmer, Mirjam Sophia; Li, Camille; Nilsen, Jan Even Øie; Otterå, Odd Helge; Richter, Kristin; Skagseth, Øystein. 2014. A brief history of climate e the northern seas from the last Glacial Maximum to global warming. Quaternary Science Reviews. 225-246.
  • Birks, Hilary H; Birks, Harry John Betteley. 2013. Vegetation responses to late-glacial climate changes in western Norway. Preslia (Praha). 215-237.
  • 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.
  • Salonen, J. Sakari; Heikki, Seppa; Birks, Harry John Betteley. 2013. The effect of calibration data set selection on quantitative palaeoclimatic reconstructions. The Holocene. 1650-1654.
  • 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. 215-229.
  • 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. 415-418.
  • 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.
  • Birks, Harry John Betteley; Smol, John P. 2013. Rick Battarbee and his many contributions to palaeolimnology. Journal of Paleolimnology. 313-332.
  • 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. 271-282.
  • 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. 289-302.
  • 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. 1470-1481.
  • Birks, Harry John Betteley; Simpson, Gavin L. 2013. 'Diatoms and pH reconstruction' (1990) revisited. Journal of Paleolimnology. 363-371.
  • 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. 545-558.
  • 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. 10-20.
  • 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. 313-320.
  • 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. 67-82.
  • 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. 275-286.
  • 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. 100-120.
  • Birks, Harry John Betteley. 2012. Ecological palaeoecology and conservation biology: controversies, challenges, and compromises. International Journal of Biodiversity Science, Ecosystem Services & Management. 292-304.
  • 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. 755-770.
  • 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. 669-691.
  • 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. 165-177.
  • 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. 192-204.
  • 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. 95-110.
  • 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. 1122-1141.
  • 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. 553-560.
  • Acharya, Kamal Prasad; Vetaas, Ole Reidar; Birks, Harry John Betteley. 2011. Orchid species richness along Himalayan elevational gradients. Journal of Biogeography. 1821-1833.
  • 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. 395-403.
  • 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. 1179-1189.
  • Telford, Richard; Birks, Harry John Betteley. 2011. Effect of uneven sampling along an environmental gradient on transfer function performance. Journal of Paleolimnology. 99-106.
  • 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. 1907-1917.
  • 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. 150-167.
  • 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. 1272 -1278.
  • 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. 3445-3456.
  • 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. 68--110.
  • 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. 1073-1082.
  • Bjune, Anne Elisabeth; Birks, Harry John Betteley. 2008. Holocene vegetation dynamics and inferred climate changes at Svanåvatnet, Mo i Rana, northern Norway. Boreas. 146-156.
  • 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. 96-106.
  • 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. 19-30.
  • 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. 717-729.
  • Telford, Richard; Vandvik, Vigdis; Birks, HJB; Birks, Harry John Betteley. 2006. Dispersal limitations matter for microbial morphospecies. Science. 1015-1015.
  • Birks, Harry John Betteley; Birks, Hilary Helen. 2006. Derek Almey Ratcliffe, B.Sc., Ph.D., D.Sc. (1929-2005). Journal of Bryology. 71-75.
  • 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. 507-518.
  • 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. 211-223.
  • Odland, Arvid; Mütter, Heike; Birks, Harry John B. 1998. The comparative ecology of Polystichum aculeatum, P. braunii, and P. lonchitis in Hordaland, western Norway. Nordic Journal of Botany. 267-288.
  • Sætersdal, Magne; Birks, Harry John Betteley; Peglar, Sylvia M. 1998. Predicting changes in Fennoscandian vascular-plant species richness as a result of future climatic change. Journal of Biogeography. 111-122.
  • Birks, Harry John Betteley. 1998. D.G. Frey & E.S. Deevey Review # 1 Numerical tools in palaeolimnologyProgress, potentialities, and problems. Journal of Paleolimnology. 307-332.
  • Heikkinen, Risto K.; Birks, Harry John Betteley; Kalliola, Risto J. 1998. A numerical analysis of the mesoscale distribution patterns of vascular plants in the subarctic Kevo Nature Reserve, northern Finland. Journal of Biogeography. 123-146.
  • Lotter, André F.; Birks, Harry John Betteley. 1997. The separation of the influence of nutrients and climate on the varve time-series of Baldeggersee, Switzerland. Aquatic Sciences. 362-375.
  • Duigan, C.A.; Birks, Harry John Betteley. 1997. Reconstructing temperature changes from cladoceran microfossil assemblages at the late-glacial site of Kråkenes, Western Norway. Würzburger Geographische Manuskripte. 63-64.
  • Birks, Harry John Betteley. 1997. Numerical tools in fine-resolution palaeolimnology - progress, potentialities, and problems. Würzburger Geographische Manuskripte. 13-14.
  • Lotter, André F.; Birks, Harry John Betteley; Hofmann, Wolfgang; Marchetto, Aldo. 1997. Modern diatom, cladocera, chironomid, and chrysophyte cyst assemblages as quantitative indicators for the reconstruction of past environmental conditions in the Alps. I. Climate. Journal of Paleolimnology. 395-420.
  • Birks, Harry John Betteley. 1997. Modelling modern pollen - climate relationships in Norway. Geonytt. 102-102.
  • Lotter, André F.; Birks, Harry John Betteley; Sturm, M. 1997. Disentangling the influence of nutrients and climate in the varved sediments of Baldeggersee (Switzerland. Würzburger Geographische Manuskripte. 125-126.
  • Brooks, S.J.; Birks, Harry John Betteley. 1997. Chironomidae from a laminated lake in Norway: a sensitive archive of lateglacial palaeoenvironments. Würzburger Geographische Manuskripte. 43-44.
  • Lotter, André F.; Ammann, B.; Birks, Harry John Betteley; Heiri, O.; Hirt, A.; Lanci, L.; Lemcke, G.; Sturm, M.; van Leeuwen, J.; Walker, J.R.; Wick, L. 1997. AQUAREAL: A multi-proxy study of Holocene sediment archives in Alpine lakes. Würzburger Geographische Manuskripte. 127-128.
Academic lecture
  • Birks, Harry John Betteley. 2016. Lennart von Post and Quaternary palynology since the 1960s.
  • Eldevik, Tor; Risebrobakken, Bjørg; Bjune, Anne Elisabeth; Andersson, Carin; Birks, Harry John Betteley; Dokken, Trond Martin; Drange, Helge; Glessmer, Mirjam Sophia; Li, Camille; Nilsen, Jan Even Øie; Otterå, Odd Helge; Richter, Kristin; Skagseth, Øystein. 2015. A brief history of climate – the northern seas from the Last Glacial Maximum to global warming.
  • Vasskog, Kristian; Paasche, Øyvind; Nesje, Atle; Boyle, John F.; Birks, Harry John Betteley. 2014. 52 glaciers and one lake: how to reconstruct past regional glacier variability.
  • Bjune, Anne Elisabeth; Helvik, Ingeborg; Birks, Harry John Betteley. 2013. The Fagus sylvatica forests in the Larvik region, southern Norway – their history and origin.
  • Vasskog, Kristian; Bakke, Jostein; Førre, E.; Tolo, A.; Nielsen, Pål Ringkjøb; Kvisvik, Bjørn Christian; Birks, Harry John Betteley. 2013. North-Atlantic Holocene climate variability reflected in the dynamical response of Norwegian maritime glaciers.
  • Felde, Vivian Astrup; Bjune, Anne Elisabeth; Birks, Harry John Betteley; Grytnes, John Arvid. 2013. Diversity relationships between vegetation and modern pollen samples in the Setesdal valley of south-central Norway.
  • Bjune, Anne Elisabeth; Helvik, Ingeborg; Birks, Harry John Betteley. 2012. The Fagus sylvatica forests in the Larvik region, southern Norway - their history and origin.
  • Birks, Harry John Betteley. 2012. Land-cover and ecological changes in Tibet during the last 15,000 years.
  • Bjune, Anne Elisabeth; Birks, Harry John Betteley; Helvik, Ingeborg; Felde, Vivian Astrup. 2012. Ecosystem changes at the time of the establishment of beech (Fagus sylvatica) forests in the Larvik region, southern Norway.
  • Birks, Harry John Betteley. 2012. Ecological and land-cover thresholds, inertia, and responses to climate change during the last 15,000 years on the Tibet Plateau – A case study.
  • Felde, Vivian Astrup; Bjune, Anne Elisabeth; Birks, Harry John Betteley; Grytnes, John Arvid. 2012. Biodiversity relationships between vegetation and modern pollen samples in the Setesdal valley of south-central Norway.
  • Birks, Harry John Betteley; Birks, Hilary H. 2012. Ancient DNA from lake sediments - Fact or fiction?
  • Birks, Harry John Betteley. 2011. Vegetation responses to rapid climate change at the late-glacial/Holocene transition.
  • Speed, James David Mervyn; Austrheim, Gunnar; Birks, Harry John Betteley; Johnson, Sally; Kvamme, Mons; Nagy, Laszlo; Sjögren, Per; Skar, Birgitte; Stone, Duncan; Svensson, Eva; Thompson, Des B.A. 2011. Towards an integrated valuation of mountain landscapes.
  • Birks, Harry John Betteley. 2011. The evolutionary legacies of the Quaternary ice ages.
  • Telford, Richard; Birks, Harry John Betteley. 2011. Significance tests for transfer function-derived quantitative reconstructions.
  • Birks, Harry John Betteley; Birks, Hilary H. 2011. Plant life in the cold - arctic and alpine environments.
  • Bjune, Anne Elisabeth; Birks, Harry John Betteley. 2011. Ongoing research and future perspectives- the Bergen palaeoecology group’s work in the Arctic.
  • Birks, Harry John Betteley. 2011. Long-term ecology and conservation biology - controversies, challenges, and compromises.
  • Birks, Harry John Betteley; Birks, Hilary H. 2011. Introduction to Quaternary palaeoecology.
  • Birks, Harry John Betteley. 2011. Inferring past environments from biological data: progress, problems, and potentialities.
  • Risebrobakken, Bjørg; Li, Camille; Andersson, Carin ; Birks, Hilary H; Birks, Harry John Betteley; Esau, Igor; Jansen, Eystein; Jenks, Cathy; Kleiven, Helga Flesche; langebroek, petra; Ninnemann, Ulysses S; Nisancioglu, Kerim Hestnes; Smedsrud, Lars Henrik; Zhang, Zhongshi. 2011. DYNAWARM: Dynamics of Past Warm Climates.
  • Birks, Harry John Betteley. 2011. Can the secrets of the past help us make future predictions: Controversies, challenges, and compromises.
  • Birks, Harry John Betteley. 2011. Biotic responses to rapid climate chagnes 10000-12000 years ago - ecological processes, thresholds, resilience, and novel ecosystems.
  • Birks, Harry John Betteley. 2010. Towards a new Framework for the Management of Cultural and Natural Heritage in upland Landscape Conservation Areas (LCA) in Norway.
  • Seppä, H.; Birks, Harry John Betteley; Bjune, Anne Elisabeth; Helama, S. 2010. Summer temperature trends during the last 2000 years innorthern Fennoscandia and the Kola Peninsula.
  • Birks, Harry John Betteley. 2010. Long-Term Ecology and Conservation Biology – Controversies, Challenges, and Compromises.
  • Birks, Harry John Betteley. 2010. Long-Term Ecology and Conservation Biology – Controversies, Challenges, and Compromises.
  • Birks, Harry John Betteley. 2010. Introduction and Overview of Major Numerical Methods.
  • Birks, Harry John Betteley. 2010. Introduction and Overview of Major Numerical Methods.
  • Birks, Harry John Betteley. 2010. Indirect Gradient Analysis.
  • Birks, Harry John Betteley. 2010. Hypothesis Testing and Time-Series Analysis.
  • Birks, Harry John Betteley. 2010. Direct Gradient Analysis.
  • Birks, Harry John Betteley. 2010. Calibration, Transfer Functions, and Environmental Reconstructions.
  • Birks, Harry John Betteley. 2010. Analysis of stratigraphical data.
  • Birks, Harry John Betteley. 2010. Alpine plants at the equator - giants and dwarfs.
  • Birks, Harry John Betteley. 2009. Plant Species Richness in Space - Patterns and Processes.
  • Kongshavn, Katrine; Velle, Gaute; Birks, Harry John Betteley. 2009. Past climates of the Arctic: A chironomid-based temperature reconstruction of an Arctic lake on western Spitsbergen.
  • Birks, Harry John Betteley. 2009. New approaches to the interpretation of Holocene palaeoecological data.
  • Birks, Harry John Betteley; Willis, Katherine J. 2009. Long-Term Ecology and Management in Upland Landscapes - controversies, challenges, and compromises.
  • Seppä, Heiki; Birks, Harry John Betteley; Bjune, Anne Elisabeth; Hammarlund, Dag; Korhola, Atte; Nesje, Atle; Weckstrøm, Jan; Velle, Gaute. 2009. Last nine-thousand years of temperature variability in Fennoscandia.
  • Birks, Harry John Betteley. 2009. How the secrets of the past can help future ecological predictions.
  • Birks, Harry John Betteley. 2009. How the secrets of the past can help future ecological predictions.
  • Birks, Harry John Betteley. 2009. Atlantic hazel woods - a lichenologist's paradise, an ecologist's problem.
  • Birks, Harry John Betteley. 2008. Using Earth System Models to test competing palaeoecological hypotheses about Holocene forest decline on the Tibetan Plateau.
  • Birks, Harry John Betteley. 2008. Using Earth System Models to test competing palaeoecological hypotheses about Holocene forest decline on the Tibetan Plateau.
  • Birks, Harry John Betteley. 2008. Time-series analysis.
  • Birks, Harry John Betteley. 2008. Stratigraphical data analysis.
  • Bjune, Anne Elisabeth; Ohlson, Mikael; Birks, Harry John Betteley; Bradshaw, Richard H.W. 2008. Rapid ecosystem shifts during the late Holocene in a Picea abies forest in south-eastern Norway - local stand scale dynamics and patterns.
  • Birks, Harry John Betteley. 2008. Quantitative environmental reconstructions.
  • Birks, Harry John Betteley. 2008. Overview of continental palaeoclimatic proxies in time and space.
  • Birks, Harry John Betteley. 2008. Introduction and Overview of Major Numerical Methods.
  • Birks, Harry John Betteley. 2008. Interglacial-glacial vegetational dynamics - a natural ecological laboratory.
  • Birks, Harry John Betteley. 2008. Interglacial - glacial vegetation dynamics - a natural long-term ecological laboratory.
  • Birks, Harry John Betteley; Willis, K. 2008. Interglacial - glacial vegetation dynamics - a natural ecological laboratory.
  • Birks, Harry John Betteley. 2008. Hypothesis testing.
  • Birks, Harry John Betteley. 2008. Biological proxies in sedimentray archives - progress, problems, potentialities.
  • Birks, Harry John Betteley. 2008. Alpine Plant Biodiversity. Patterns, processes, functions, and threats.
  • Bjune, Anne Elisabeth; Birks, HJB; Seppä, Heikki. 2007. The Holocene “Thermal Maximum” – The pollen view.
  • Bjune, Anne Elisabeth; Birks, HJB; Nesje, Atle. 2007. Temperature and precipitation changes around the 8200 cal yr BP event in western and northern Norway - pollen evidence.
  • Birks, HJB. 2007. Quantitative palaeoenvironmental reconstructions from fossils assemblages - approaches, methods, assumptions, evaluation, and validation.
  • Birks, HJB. 2007. Quantitative palaeoenvironmental reconstructions from fossil assemblages - approaches, methods, assumptions, evaluation, and validation.
  • Helmens, K.F.; Bos, J.A.A.; Engels, S.; van Meerbeeck, C.J.; Seppä, H.; Birks, HJB; Brooks, S.J.; Risberg, J.; Wohlfarth, B. 2007. Present-day temperatures at Sokli (northern Finland) during MIS 3 recorded by high-resolution multiproxy analysis and climate modelling.
  • Birks, HJB. 2007. Palaeoecology and current environmental problems. Is palaeoecology still a 'quaint but irrelevant speciality'?
  • Birks, HJB. 2007. New Approaches to the interpretation of Holocene palaeoecological data.
  • Birks, HJB. 2007. Multi-proxy studies in Quaternary palaeoecology - origins, development, and potentials.
  • Sørensen, Rolf F.; Høeg, H.I.; Bjune, Anne Elisabeth; Birks, HJB; Digernes, I; Pedersen, A. 2007. Klima i Follo, søndre Akershus, gjennom 5000 år.
  • Birks, HJB; Herzschuh, Ulrike. 2007. Holocene forest decline on the Tibetan Plateau - climate or humans.
  • Herzschuh, U.; Birks, HJB. 2007. Holocene forest decline on the Tibetan Plateau - climate or human activity.
  • Birks, HJB. 2007. Holocene Climate Research - Progress, Paradigms, and Problems.
  • Birks, HJB. 2007. History, Evolution, and Future of Arctic and Alpine Flora.
  • Birks, HJB. 2007. Climate Change in the Holocene - an overview.
  • Birks, HJB. 2007. Biological responses to rapid climate change at the Last Glacial - Interglacial transition - dynamics, turnover, and rates of change.
  • Birks, Harry John Betteley; Willis, Katherine Jane. 2007. Alpines, trees, and refugia.
  • Birks, HJB; Willis, Katherine Jane. 2007. Alpines, trees, and refugia.
  • Bjune, Anne Elisabeth; Birks, Harry John Betteley. 2006. Vegetation and climate history at Svanåvatnet, Mo i Rana, Nordland.
  • Birks, Harry John Betteley; Telford, Richard. 2006. Recent developments in radiocarbon-age calibration and age-depth modelling of Holocene stratigraphical sequences.
  • Birks, Harry John Betteley. 2006. Recent developments in Holocene climate reconstructions based on pollen analysis.
  • Bjune, Anne Elisabeth; Birks, Harry John Betteley; Telford, Richard. 2006. Pollen – climate transfer functions.
  • Birks, Harry John Betteley; Birks, Hilary Helen. 2006. New approaches to the interpretation of Holocene palaeoecological data.
  • Birks, Harry John Betteley; Birks, Hilary Helen. 2006. Multi-proxy studies in Quaternary palaeoecology - origins, development and potential.
  • Lüder, Britta; Birks, Harry John Betteley; Zolitschka, B. 2006. Holocene summer temperature variability in southern Norway - a palaeolimnological study based on chironimids, pollen, and geochemical data.
  • Birks, Harry John Betteley. 2006. Holocene climate research - progress, paradigms and problems.
  • Birks, Harry John Betteley. 2006. Holocene climate reseach - progress, paradigms and problems.
  • Birks, Harry John Betteley; Birks, Hilary Helen. 2006. Exploring the World of High Alpines.
  • Solovieva, N; Jones, Vivienne J.; Birks, Harry John Betteley; Appleby, P.G. 2006. Diatom responses to 20th century climate warming in lakes from the Northern Urals, Russia.
  • Birks, Harry John Betteley. 2006. Biological responses to rapid climate change at the last glacial - interglacial transition - dynamics, turnover and rates of change.
  • Birks, Harry John Betteley; Birks, Hilary Helen. 2006. Biological responses to rapid climate change at the Last Glacial-Interglacial transition - dynamics, turnover, and rates of change.
  • Birks, Harry John Betteley. 2006. An introduction of quantitative palaeoecology.
  • Telford, Richard; Birks, Harry John Betteley. 2005. The secret assumption of transfer functions: the problem with spatial autocorrelation.
  • Telford, Richard; Birks, Harry John Betteley. 2005. The secret assumption of transfer functions.
  • Telford, Richard; Birks, Harry John Betteley. 2005. The secret assumption of transfer functions.
  • Paasche, Øyvind; Bakke, Jostein; Bjune, Anne Elisabeth; Birks, Harry John Betteley; Dahl, Svein Olaf; Løvlie, Reidar; Nesje, Atle. 2005. Patterns of change in Holocene climate records from Lyngen, Northern Norway.
  • Birks, Harry John Betteley. 2004. Plant Distributional Data, Palaeoecology, and Climate Change.
  • Bjune, Anne Elisabeth; Bakke, Jostein; Nesje, Atle; Birks, Harry John Betteley. 2004. Holocene mean July temperature and winter precipitation in western Norway inferred from lake sediment proxies.
  • Birks, Harry John Betteley; Seppä, Heiki; Bjune, Anne Elisabeth. 2004. Holocene 'Thermal Maximum' - the Pollen View.
  • Bjune, Anne Elisabeth; Birks, Harry John Betteley; Seppä, Heikki. 2003. Holosen vegetasjons- og klimahistorie fra Skibotn og Lyngen, Troms, vist ved pollen- og makrofossilanalyse.
  • Bjune, Anne Elisabeth; Birks, Harry John Betteley; Seppä, Heikki. 2003. Holocene vegetation and climate history in Troms based on pollen and plant macrofossils.
  • Telford, Richard; Heegaard, Einar; Birks, Harry John Betteley. 2003. All age-depth models are wrong: but which are useful?
  • Heiri, Oliver; Birks, Harry John Betteley; Brooks, S.J.; Velle, Gaute; Willassen, Endre. 2002. Assessing the effects of within-lake variability of fossil assemblages on quantitative chironomid-inferred temperature reconstructions.
  • Birks, Harry John Betteley. 2001. Past climate changes in the Norwegian Region during the glacial-Holocene transition, 14.000 - ca. 10.000 cal yr BP.
  • Bjune, Anne Elisabeth; Birks, Harry John Betteley; Seppä, Heikki. 2001. Holocene vegetation and climate history in Troms, northern Norway, based on pollen and plant macrofossils from lake sediments.
  • Sejrup, Hans Petter; Birks, Harry John Betteley; Madsen, Hanne; Klitgaard-Kristensen, Dorthe. 2001. Development of benthic foraminiferal transfer functions along the north eastern Atlantic margin.
  • Larsen, Eiliv; Birks, Harry John Betteley; Hald, Morten; Landvik, Jon Y.; Nesje, Atle; Nordli, Ø.; Sejrup, Hans Petter. 2000. Past climates of the Norwegian region (NORPAST) - a new national research project.
  • Larsen, Eiliv; Birks, Harry John Betteley; Hald, Morten; Landvik, Jon Y.; Nesje, Atle; Nordli, Ø.; Sejrup, Hans Petter. 2000. Past climates of the Norwegian region (NORPAST) - a new national research project.
  • Korhola, Atte; Lotter, A.F.; Birks, Harry John Betteley; Cameron, N.G. 2000. Climate history as recorded by ecologically sensitive arctic and alpine lakes in Europe during the last 10,000 years: a multi-proxy approach (CHILL-10,000).
Academic anthology/Conference proceedings
  • 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.
  • Birks, Hilary Helen; Birks, Harry John Betteley; Kaland, Peter Emil; Moe, Dagfinn. 1988. The Cultural Landscape - Past, Present and Future. Cambridge University Press.
  • Birks, Hilary Helen; Birks, Harry John Betteley; Kaland, Peter Emil; Moe, Dagfinn. 1988. The Cultural Landscape - Past, Present and Future. Cambridge University Press.
Academic literature review
  • Birks, Harry John Betteley; Felde, Vivian Astrup; Bjune, Anne Elisabeth; Grytnes, John-Arvid; Seppä, Heikki; Giesecke, Thomas. 2016. Does pollen-assemblage richness reflect floristic richness? A review of recent developments and future challenges. 1-25.
  • 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. 113-126.
  • 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. 2805-2814.
  • Holmes, Naomi; Langdon, Peter G.; Caseldine, Chris; Brooks, Stephen J.; Birks, Harry John Betteley. 2011. Merging chironomid training sets: implications for palaeoclimate reconstructions. 2793-2804.
  • Birks, Harry John Betteley; Seppä, Heikki. 2010. Late-Quaternary palaeoclimatic research in Fennoscandia – A historical review. 655-673.
  • 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. 583-591.
  • Seppä, H.; Bjune, Anne Elisabeth; Telford, Richard; Birks, Harry John Betteley; Veski, S. 2009. Last nine-thousand years of temperature variability in Northern Europe. 523-535.
  • 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. 335-348.
  • 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. 351-364.
  • Bhagwat, Shonil A.; Willis, Katherine Jane; Birks, Harry John Betteley; Whittaker, Robert J. 2008. Agroforestry: a refuge for tropical biodiversity? 261-267.
  • Willis, Katherine J.; Birks, Harry John Betteley. 2006. What is natural? The need for a long-term perspective in biodiversity conservation. 1261-1265.
  • Birks, Hilary Helen; Birks, Harry John Betteley. 2006. Multi-proxy studies in palaeolimnology. 235-251.
  • 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. 129-153.
  • Birks, Harry John Betteley. 2005. Fifty years of Quaternary pollen analysis in Fennoscandia 1954-2004. 1-22.
  • 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. 1429-1462.
  • 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. 192-206.
  • 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. 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. 251-267.

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Qualifications and society memberships

BA (1966), PhD (1969), MA (1970), ScD (1981) University of Cambridge

Philosophiae Doctor Honoris Causa (1998) University of Lund

Foreign Member, Norwegian Academy of Science and Letters (1987), The Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences (2014), and the Royal Society of Edinburgh (2016)

Awards

Bicentenary Medal of the Linnean Society of London (1982)

Władysław Szafer Medal of the Polish Academy of Sciences (1986)

Fridtjof Nansen Prize, Norwegian Academy of Science and Letters (1998)

Rector's Medal, University of Helsinki (1998)

Fridtjof Nansen Medal, Norwegian Academy of Science and Letters (2003)

Honorary Fellow, Botanical Society of Scotland (2004)

President's Prize, Botanical Society of the British Isles (2005)

Honorary Fellow, University College London (2010)

Lifetime Acheivement Award and Medal, International Paleolimnology Association (2012)

HOPE Humans on Planet Earth - long-term impacts on biosphere dynamics

IGNEX Interglacials and glacials - natural experiments in biodiversity dynamics

IGNEX-eco applying the ideas of IGNEX to restoration ecology, landscape management, and conservation

PollChem Pollen Chemistry as the Next Generation Tool in Palaeoecological Research - Theory, Methods and Applications