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Richard Telford

Associate Professor
  • E-mailRichard.Telford@uib.no
  • Phone+47 55 58 34 22
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    Thormøhlensgt. 53 A/B
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    Postboks 7803
    5020 Bergen

Quantitative palaeoecology, palaeoclimatology, quantitative environmental reconstructions, applied statistics, long-term ecology, tropical ecology

Journal articles
  • Herzschuh, Ulrike; Cao, Xianyong; Laepple, Thomas; Dallmeyer, Anne; Telford, Richard; Ni, Jian; Chen, Fahu; Kong, Zhaochen; Liu, Guangxui; Liu, Kam-Bui; Liu, Xingqi; Stebich, Martina; Tang, Lingyu; Tian, Fang; Wang, Yongbo; Wischnewski, Juliane; Xu, Qinghai; Yan, Shun; Yang, Zhenjing; Yu, Ge; Zhang, Yun; Zhao, Yan; Zheng, Zhuo. 2019. Position and orientation of the westerly jet determined Holocene rainfall patterns in China. Nature Communications. 10. doi: 10.1038/s41467-019-09866-8
  • Telford, Richard. 2019. Review and test of reproducibility of subdecadal resolution palaeoenvironmental reconstructions from microfossil assemblages. Quaternary Science Reviews. 222. doi: 10.1016/j.quascirev.2019.105893
  • Al-Sabouni, Nadia; Fenton, Isabel S.; Telford, Richard; Kucera, Michal. 2018. Reproducibility of species recognition in modern planktonic foraminifera and its implications for analyses of community structure. Journal of Micropalaeontology. 37: 519-534. doi: 10.5194/jm-37-519-2018
  • Bouchet, Vincent MP; Telford, Richard J; Rygg, Brage; Oug, Eivind; Alve, Elisabeth. 2018. Can benthic foraminifera serve as proxies for changes in benthic macrofaunal community structure? Implications for the definition of reference conditions. Marine Environmental Research. 137: 24-36. doi: 10.1016/j.marenvres.2018.02.023
  • Henn, Jonathan Jeffrey; Buzzard, Vanessa; Enquist, Brian J.; Halbritter Rechsteiner, Aud Helen; Klanderud, Kari; Maitner, Brian S.; Michaletz, Sean T.; Pötsch, Christine; Seltzer, Lorah; Telford, Richard; Yang, Yan; Zhang, Li; Vandvik, Vigdis. 2018. Intraspecific Trait Variation and Phenotypic Plasticity Mediate Alpine Plant Species Response to Climate Change. Frontiers in Plant Science. 9. 11 pages. doi: 10.3389/fpls.2018.01548
  • Perner, Kerstin; Moros, Matthias; De Deckker, Patrick; Blanz, Thomas; Wacker, Lukas; Telford, Richard; Siegel, Herbert; Schneider, Ralph; Jansen, Eystein. 2018. Heat export from the tropics drives mid to late Holocene palaeoceanographic changes offshore southern Australia. Quaternary Science Reviews. 180: 96-110. doi: 10.1016/j.quascirev.2017.11.033
  • Vandvik, Vigdis; Halbritter Rechsteiner, Aud Helen; Telford, Richard. 2018. Greening up the mountain. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America. 115: 833-835. doi: 10.1073/pnas.1721285115
  • Yang, Yan; Halbritter Rechsteiner, Aud Helen; Klanderud, Kari; Telford, Richard; Wang, Genxu; Vandvik, Vigdis. 2018. Transplants, open top chambers (OTCS) and gradient studies ask different questions in climate change effects studies. Frontiers in Plant Science. 9:1574: 1-9. doi: 10.3389/fpls.2018.01574
  • Andrén, Elinor; Telford, Richard; Jonsson, P. 2017. Reconstructing the history of eutrophication and quantifying total nitrogen reference conditions in Bothnian Sea coastal waters. Estuarine, Coastal and Shelf Science. 198: 320-328. doi: 10.1016/j.ecss.2016.07.015
  • Cao, Xianyong; Tian, Fang; Telford, Richard; Ni, Jian; Xu, Qinghai; Chen, Fahu; Liu, Xingqi; Stebich, Martina; Zhao, Yan; Herzschuh, Ulrike. 2017. Impacts of the spatial extent of pollen-climate calibration-set on the absolute values, range and trends of reconstructed Holocene precipitation. Quaternary Science Reviews. 178: 37-53. doi: 10.1016/j.quascirev.2017.10.030
  • Chen, Jianhui; Lv, FeiYa; Huang, Xiaozhong; Birks, Harry John Betteley; Telford, Richard; Zhang, Shengrui; Xu, Qinghai; Zhao, Yan; Wang, Haipeng; Zhou, Aifeng; Huang, Wei; Liu, Jianbao; Wei, GuoYing. 2017. A novel procedure for pollen-based quantitative paleoclimate reconstructions and its application in China. Science China. Earth Sciences. 60: 2059-2066. doi: 10.1007/s11430-017-9095-1
  • Oksman, Mimmi; Weckström, Kaarina; Miettinen, Arto; Juggins, Stephen; Divine, Dmitry V; Jackson, Rebecca; Telford, Richard; Korsgaard, Niels J.; Kučera, Michal. 2017. Younger Dryas ice margin retreat triggered by ocean surface warming in central-eastern Baffin Bay. Nature Communications. 8:1017: 1-9. doi: 10.1038/s41467-017-01155-6
  • St George, Scott; Telford, Richard. 2017. Comment on 'Fossil forest reveals sunspot activity in the Early Permian'. Geology. 45: e427. doi: 10.1130/G39414C.1
  • Tegzes, Andrea Diana; Jansen, Eystein; Lorentzen, Torbjørn; Telford, Richard. 2017. Northward oceanic heat transport in the main branch of the Norwegian Atlantic Current over the late Holocene. The Holocene. 27: 1034-1044. doi: 10.1177/0959683616683251
  • Trachsel, Mathias; Telford, Richard. 2017. All age–depth models are wrong, but are getting better. The Holocene. 27: 860-869. doi: 10.1177/0959683616675939
  • Uwimbabazi, Moreen; Eycott, Amy; Babweteera, Fred; Sande, Eric; Telford, Richard; Vandvik, Vigdis. 2017. Avian guild assemblages in forest fragments around Budongo Forest Reserve, western Uganda. Ostrich. 88: 267-276. doi: 10.2989/00306525.2017.1318186
  • Eycott, Amy; Esaete, Josephine; Reiniø, Jenny; Telford, Richard; Vandvik, Vigdis. 2016. Plant functional group responses in an African tropical forest recovering from disturbance. Plant Ecology & Diversity. 9: 69-80. doi: 10.1080/17550874.2016.1143535
  • Guittar, John; Goldberg, Deborah; Klanderud, Kari; Telford, Richard; Vandvik, Vigdis. 2016. Can trait patterns along gradients predict plant community responses to climate changeas? Ecology. 97: 2791-2801. doi: 10.1002/ecy.1500
  • Payne, Richard J.; Babeshko, Kirill V.; van Bellen, Simon; Blackford, Jeffrey J.; Booth, Robert K.; Charman, Dan J.; Ellershaw, Megan R.; Gilbert, Daniel; Hughes, Paul D.M.; Jassey, Vincent E.J.; Lamentowicz, Łukasz; Lamentowicz, Mariusz; Malysheva, Elena A.; Mauquoy, Dmitri; Mazei, Yuri; Mitchell, Edward A.D.; Swindles, Graeme T.; Tsyganov, Andrey N.; Turner, T. Edward; Telford, Richard. 2016. Significance testing testate amoeba water table reconstructions. Quaternary Science Reviews. 138: 131-135. doi: 10.1016/j.quascirev.2016.01.030
  • Rehfeld, Kira; Trachsel, Mathias; Telford, Richard; Laepple, Thomas. 2016. Assessing performance and seasonal bias of pollen-based climate reconstructions in a perfect model world. Climate of the Past. 12: 2255-2270. doi: 10.5194/cp-12-2255-2016
  • Telford, Richard; Chipperfield, Joseph; Birks, Hilary H; Birks, Harry John Betteley. 2016. How foreign is the past? (brief communication arising from Lyons et al. 2016). Nature. 538: E1-E2. doi: 10.1038/nature20096
  • Trachsel, Mathias; Telford, Richard. 2016. Technical note: Estimating unbiased transfer-function performances in spatially structured environments. Climate of the Past. 12: 1215-1223. doi: 10.5194/cp-12-1215-2016
  • Akite, Perpetra; Telford, Richard; Waring, Paul; Akol, Anne M; Vandvik, Vigdis. 2015. Temporal patterns in Saturnidae (silk moth) and Sphingidae (hawk moth) assemblages in protected forests of central Uganda. Ecology and Evolution. 5: 1746-1757. doi: 10.1002/ece3.1477
  • Bjune, Anne Elisabeth; Grytnes, John-Arvid; Jenks, Cathy; Telford, Richard; Vandvik, Vigdis. 2015. Is palaeoecology a ‘special branch’ of ecology? The Holocene. 25: 17-24. doi: 10.1177/0959683614556386
  • Chen, Fahu; Xu, Qinghai; Chen, Jianhui; Birks, Harry John Betteley; Liu, Jianbao; Zhang, Shengrui; Jin, Liya; An, Chengbang; Telford, Richard; Cao, Xianyong; Wang, Zongli; Zhang, Xiaojian; Selvaraj, Kandasamy; Lu, Houyuan; Li, Yuecong; Zheng, Zhuo; Wang, Haipeng; Zhou, Aifeng; Dong, Guanghui; Zhang, Jiawu; Huang, Xiaozhong; Bloemendal, Jan; Rao, Zhiguo. 2015. East Asian summer monsoon precipitation variability since the last deglaciation. Scientific Reports. 5:11186. doi: 10.1038/srep11186
  • Juggins, Steve; Simpson, Gavin L.; Telford, Richard. 2015. Taxon selection using statistical learning techniques to improve transfer function prediction. The Holocene. 25: 130-136. doi: 10.1177/0959683614556388
  • Tegzes, Andrea Diana; Jansen, Eystein; Telford, Richard. 2015. Which is the better proxy for paleo-current strength: Sortable-silt mean size (S̅S̅) or sortable-silt mean grain diameter (dss)? A case study from the Nordic Seas. Geochemistry Geophysics Geosystems. 16: 3456-3471. doi: 10.1002/2014GC005655
  • Cao, Xian-yong; Herzschuh, Ulrike; Telford, Richard; Ni, Jian. 2014. A modern pollen-climate dataset from China and Mongolia: Assessing its potential for climate reconstruction. Review of Palaeobotany and Palynology. 211: 87-96. doi: 10.1016/j.revpalbo.2014.08.007
  • Esaete, Josephine; Eycott, Amy; Reiniø, Jenny; Telford, Richard; Vandvik, Vigdis. 2014. The seed and fern spore bank of a recovering African tropical forest. Biotropica. 46: 677-686. doi: 10.1111/btp.12167
  • 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
  • Tegzes, Andrea Diana; Jansen, Eystein; Telford, Richard. 2014. The role of the northward-directed (sub)surface limb of the Atlantic Meridional Overturning Circulation during the 8.2 ka event. Climate of the Past. 10: 1887-1904. doi: 10.5194/cp-10-1887-2014
  • Tian, Fang; Herzschuh, Ulrike; Telford, Richard; Mischke, Steffen; van Der Meeren, Thijs; Krengel, Michael. 2014. A modern pollen-climate calibration set from central-western Mongolia and its application to a late glacial-Holocene record. Journal of Biogeography. 41: 1909-1922. doi: 10.1111/jbi.12338
  • Bouchet, Vincent Marcel Pierre; Alve, Elisabeth; Rygg, Brage; Telford, Richard. 2013. Benthic foraminifera provide a. promising tool for ecological quality assessment of marine waters (vol 23, pg 66, 2012). Ecological Indicators. 26: 183-183. doi: 10.1016/j.ecolind.2012.10.002
  • Bulafu, Collins Edward; Baranga, Deborah; Eycott, Amy; Mucunguzi, Patrick; Telford, Richard; Vandvik, Vigdis. 2013. Structural changes are more important than compositional changes in driving biomass loss in Ugandan forest fragments. Journal of Tropical Forestry and Environment. 3: 23-38.
  • Bulafu, Collins Edward; Baranga, Deborah; Mucunguzi, Patrick; Telford, Richard; Vandvik, Vigdis. 2013. Massive structural and compositional changes over two decades in forest fragments near Kampala, Uganda. Ecology and Evolution. 3: 3804-3823. doi: 10.1002/ece3.747
  • Carstensen, Jacob; Telford, Richard; Birks, Harry John Betteley. 2013. Diatom flickering prior to regime shift. Nature. 498: E11-E12. doi: 10.1038/nature12272
  • Kemp, Andrew; Telford, Richard; Horton, Ben; Anisfeld, Shimon; Sommerfield, Christopher. 2013. Reconstructing Holocene sea level using salt-marsh foraminifera and transfer functions: lessons from New Jersey, USA. Journal of Quaternary Science. 28: 617-629. doi: 10.1002/jqs.2657
  • Klemm, Juliane; Herzschuh, Ulrike; Pisaric, Michael F.J.; Telford, Richard; Heim, Birgit; Pestryakova, Luidmila A. 2013. A pollen-climate transfer function from the tundra and taiga vegetation in Arctic Siberia and its applicability to a Holocene record. Palaeogeography, Palaeoclimatology, Palaeoecology. 386: 702-713. doi: 10.1016/j.palaeo.2013.06.033
  • Telford, Richard; Li, Camille; Kucera, Michal. 2013. Mismatch between the depth habitat of planktonic foraminifera and the calibration depth of SST transfer functions may bias reconstructions. Climate of the Past. 9: 859-870. doi: 10.5194/cp-9-859-2013
  • 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
  • Bouchet, Vincent; Alve, Elisabeth; Rygg, Brage; Telford, Richard. 2012. Benthic foraminifera provide a promising tool for ecological quality assessment of marine waters. Ecological Indicators. 23: 66-75. doi: 10.1016/j.ecolind.2012.03.011
  • Brooks, Stephen J.; Jones, Vivienne J.; Telford, Richard; Appleby, Peter G.; Watson, Emily; McGowan, Suzanne; Benn, Stuart. 2012. Population trends in the Slavonian grebe Podiceps auritus (L.) and Chironomidae (Diptera) at a Scottish loch. Journal of Paleolimnology. 47: 631-644. doi: 10.1007/s10933-012-9587-4
  • Payne, Richard J.; Telford, Richard; Blackford, Jeffrey J.; Blundell, Anthony; Booth, Robert K.; Charman, Dan J.; Lamentowicz, Lukasz; Lamentowicz, Mariusz; Mitchell, Edward A.D.; Potts, Genevieve; Swindles, Graeme T.; Warner, Barry G.; Woodland, Wendy. 2012. Testing peatland testate amoeba transfer functions: Appropriate methods for clustered training-sets. The Holocene. 22: 819-825. doi: 10.1177/0959683611430412
  • Salonen, J. Sakari; Ilvonen, Liisa; Seppä, Heikki; Holmström, Lasse; Telford, Richard; Gaidamavicius, Andrejus; Stancikaite, Migle; Subetto, Dmitry. 2012. Comparing different calibration methods (WA/WA-PLS regression and Bayesian modelling) and different-sized calibration sets in pollen-based quantitative climate reconstruction. The Holocene. 22: 413-424. doi: 10.1177/0959683611425548
  • 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
  • Austin, William E.N.; Telford, Richard; Ninnemann, Ulysses S; Brown, L; Wilson, Lindsay judith; Small, D.P.; Bryant, C.L. 2011. North Atlantic reservoir ages linked to high Younger Dryas atmospheric radiocarbon concentrations. Global and Planetary Change. 79: 226-233. doi: 10.1016/j.gloplacha.2011.06.011
  • Hoogakker, Babette; Chapman, Mark R.; McCave, Nicholas; Hillaire-Marcel, Claude; Ellison, Christopher R.W.; Hall, Ian R.; Telford, Richard. 2011. Dynamics of North Atlantic deep water masses during the Holocene. Paleoceanography. 26. 10 pages. doi: 10.1029/2011PA002155
  • Lloyd, Jeremy M.; Moros, Matthias; Perner, Kerstin; Telford, Richard; Kuijpers, Antoon; Jansen, Eystein; McCarthy, David. 2011. A 100 yr record of ocean temperature control on the stability of Jakobshavn Isbrae, West Greenland. Geology. 39: 867-870. doi: 10.1130/G32076.1
  • Perner, Kerstin; Moros, Matthias; Lloyd, Jeremy M.; Kuijpers, Antoon; Telford, Richard; Harff, Jan. 2011. Centennial scale benthic foraminiferal record of late Holocene oceanographic variability in Disko Bugt, West Greenland. Quaternary Science Reviews. 30: 2815-2826. doi: 10.1016/j.quascirev.2011.06.018
  • 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
  • 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
  • Andersson, Carin; Pausata, Francesco S. Rocco; Jansen, Eystein; Risebrobakken, Bjørg; Telford, Richard. 2010. Holocene trends in the foraminifer record from the Norwegian Sea and the North Atlantic Ocean. Climate of the Past. 6: 179-193.
  • 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
  • Andersson, Carin; Pausata, Francesco S. Rocco; Jansen, Eystein; Risebrobakken, Bjørg; Telford, Richard. 2009. Holocene trends in the foraminifer record from the Norwegian Sea and the North Atlantic Ocean. Climate of the Past Discussions. 5: 2081-2113.
  • Moros, Matthias; De Deckker, Patrick; Jansen, Eystein; Perner, Kerstin; Telford, Richard. 2009. Holocene climate variability in the Southern Ocean recorded in a deep-sea sediment core off South Australia. Quaternary Science Reviews. 28: 1932-1940. doi: 10.1016/j.quascirev.2009.04.007
  • 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
  • Hald, Morten; Andersson, Carin; Ebbesen, Hanne; Jansen, Eystein; Klitgaard-Kristensen, Dorthe; Risebrobakken, Bjørg; Salamonsen, Gaute; Sarnthein, Michael; Sejrup, Hans Petter; Telford, Richard. 2007. Variations in temperature and extent of Atlantic Water in the northern North Atlantic during the Holocene. Quaternary Science Reviews. 26: 3423-3440. doi: 10.1016/j.quascirev.2007.10.005
  • Lamb, Henry F.; Leng, Melanie J.; Telford, Richard; Ayenew, Tenalem; Umer, Mohammed. 2007. Oxygen and carbon isotope, composition of authigenic carbonate from an Ethiopian lake: a climate record of the last 2000 years. The Holocene. 17: 517-526. doi: 10.1177/0959683607076452
  • 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; 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.
  • 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.
  • Clarke, A.L.; Weckström, K.; Conley, D.J.; Anderson, N.J.; Adser, F.; Andrén, E.; de Jonge, V.N.; Ellegaard, M.; Juggins, S.; Kauppila, P.; Korhola, A.; Reuss, N.; Telford, Richard; Vaalgamaa, S. 2006. Long-term trends in eutrophication and nutrients in the coastal zone. Limnology and Oceanography. 51: 385-397.
  • Telford, Richard. 2006. Limitations of dinoflagellate cyst transfer functions. Quaternary Science Reviews. 25: 1375-1382. doi: 10.1016/j.quascirev.2006.02.01
  • Telford, Richard; Vandvik, Vigdis; Birks, HJB; 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
  • Hald, Morten; Andersson, Carin; Ebbesen, Hanne; Jansen, Eystein; Klitgaard-Kristensen, Dorthe; Risebrobakken, Bjørg; Salomonsen, Gaute R.; Sejrup, Hans Petter; Telford, Richard. 2005. Havtemperatur utenfor norskekysten de siste 12 000 år. Cicerone. 3. 20-21.
  • 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
  • Lamb, Angela L.; Leng, Melanie J.; Sloane, Hilary J.; Telford, Richard. 2005. A comparison of the palaeoclimate signals from diatom oxygen isotope ratios and carbonate oxygen isotope ratios from a low latitude crater lake. Paleoceanography. 223: 290-302. doi: 10.1016/j.palaeo.2005.04.011
  • Newton, A; Metcalfe, Sarah; Davies, SJ; Cook, G; Barker, Philip A.; Telford, Richard. 2005. Late Quaternary volcanic record from lakes of Michoacan, central Mexico. Quaternary Science Reviews. 24.
  • 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
  • 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; Barker, Philip A.; Metcalfe, Sarah; Newton, A. 2004. Lacustrine responses to tephra deposition: examples from Mexico. Quaternary Science Reviews. 23: 2337-2353.
  • 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.
  • Telford, Richard; Heegaard, Einar; Birks, Harry John Betteley. 2003. The intercept is a poor estimate of a calibrated radiocarbon age. The Holocene.
Reports and theses
  • Velle, Gaute; Telford, Richard; Curtis, Chris; Erikson, Lars; Fjellheim, Arne; Frolova, Marina; Fölster, Jens; Grudule, Natalja; Halvorsen, Godtfred A.; Hildrew, Alan; Hoffman, Andreas; Indriksone, Iveta; Kamasova, Lenka; Kopáček, Jiří; Orton, Stuart; Kram, Pavel; Monteith, Don; Senoo, Takaaki; Shilland, Ewan; Stuchlik, Evzen; Wiklund, Magda lena; de Wit, Heleen; Skjelkvåle, Brit Lisa. 2013. Biodiversity in freshwaters: temporal trends and response to water chemistry. ICP Waters Report, Norwegian Institute for Water Research, Oslo. 66 pages.
  • Andrén, Elinor; Clarke, Anne Marie; Telford, Richard; Weckström, Kaarina; Vilbaste, Silje; Aigars, J.; Conley, Dan; Johnsen, T.; Juggins, Steve; Korhola, Atte. 2007. Defining reference conditions for coastal areas in the Baltic Sea. TemaNord. 81 pages.
Book sections
  • Weckström, Kaarina; Lewis, Jonathan P.; Andrén, Elinor; Ellegaard, Marianne; Rasmussen, Peter; Telford, Richard. 2017. Palaeoenvironmental history of the Baltic Sea: One of the largest brackish-water ecosystems in the world. Chapter, pages 615-662. In:
    • Weckström, Kaarina; Saunders, Krystyna M.; Gell, P.A.; Skilbeck, C.G. 2017. Applications of paleoenvironmental techniques in estuarine studies. Springer. 700 pages. ISBN: 978-94-024-0988-8.
  • Kemp, Andrew; Telford, Richard. 2015. Transfer functions. Chapter 31, pages 470-499. In:
    • Shennon, Ian; Long, Antony J.; Horton, Ben. 2015. Handbook of Sea-Level Research. John Wiley & Sons. 600 pages. ISBN: 978-1-118-45258-5.
  • Juggins, Steve; Telford, Richard. 2012. Exploratory data analysis and data display. 5, pages 123-141. 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.
  • Jansen, Eystein; Andersson, Carin; Moros, Matthias; Nisancioglu, Kerim Hestnes; Nyland, Birgitte Friestad; Telford, Richard. 2008. The early to mid-Holocene thermal optimum in the North Atlantic. Chapter 5, pages 123-137. 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.

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PES - Paleoecological reconstructions of marine soft-bottom Ecological Status and in situ reference conditions