Biography

I studied Geology and Geography at the University of Exeter, followed by a M.Sc. in Micropalaeontology at University College London, and a Ph.D at the University of East Anglia and the Institute of Oceanographic Sciences. My doctoral research focused on the timing, and rates of evolution and extinction within planktonic foraminiferal faunas that resulted from the marked accentuation of glacial-interglacial climatic variability following the onset of Northern Hemisphere glaciation 2.5 million years. I then moved to the University of Cambridge, where I worked on several postdoctoral research contracts with Nick Shackleton investigating aspects of the Late Quaternary history of North Atlantic ocean circulation over various timescales. In 2000 I was appointed to a position in the School of Environmental Sciences. My principal research interests relate to micropalaeontology and the use of the microfossil record in palaeoceanographic studies of climate change. These issues are generally interdisciplinary in nature, involving aspects of climatology, ecology, micropalaeontology, geochemistry, oceanography, and sedimentology, and involve the examination of processes that range from seasonal to multidecadal to multimillennial.


PhD Studentships Available
Quantifying cold extremes in a glacial world  

 

Other PhD Positions

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All Publications

Abbott, P. M., Griggs, A. J., Bourne, A. J., Chapman, M. R., Davies, S. M.

(2018)

Tracing marine cryptotephras in the North Atlantic during the last glacial period: Improving the North Atlantic marine tephrostratigraphic framework,

in Quaternary Science Reviews

189

pp. 169-186

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(Article)

(E-pub ahead of print)


Davies, S. M., Abbott, P. M., Meara, R. H., Pearce, N. J., Chapman, M., Austin, W. E., Svensson, A., Bigler, M., Rasmussen, T. L., Rasmussen, S. O., Farmer, E. J.

(2014)

A North Atlantic tephrostratigraphical framework for 130-60 ka b2k: new tephra discoveries, marine based-correlations, and future challenges,

in Quaternary Science Reviews

106

pp. 101-121

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(Article)

(Published)


Graham, R., De Boer, A., Heywood, K., Chapman, M., Stevens, D.

(2012)

Southern Ocean fronts: Controlled by wind or topography?,

in Journal of Geophysical Research

117

pp. C08018

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(Article)

(Published)


Tolhurst, T., Chapman, M., Underwood, A., Cruz, J.

(2012)

The effects of five different defaunation methods on biogeochemical properties of intertidal sediment,

in Biogeosciences Discussions

9

(1)

pp. 1377-1406

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(Article)

(Published)


Daley, T., Thomas, E., Holmes, J., Street-Perrott, F., Chapman, M., Tindall, J., Valdes, P., Loader, N., Marshall, J., Wolff, E., Hopley, P., Atkinson, T., Barber, K., Fisher, E., Robertson, I., Hughes, P., Roberts, C.

(2011)

The 8200yr BP cold event in stable isotope records from the North Atlantic region,

in Global and Planetary Change

79

(3-4)

pp. 288-302

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(Article)

(Published)


Farmer, E., Chapman, M., Andrews, J.

(2011)

Holocene temperature evolution of the subpolar North Atlantic recorded in the Mg/Ca ratios of surface and thermocline dwelling planktonic foraminifers,

in Global and Planetary Change

79

(3-4)

pp. 234-243

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(Article)

(Published)


Miller, K., Chapman, M., Andrews, J., Koç, N.

(2011)

Diatom phytoplankton response to Holocene climate change in the Subpolar North Atlantic,

in Global and Planetary Change

79

(3-4)

pp. 214-225

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(Article)

(Published)


Hoogakker, B., Chapman, M., McCave, I., Hillaire-Marcel, C., Ellison, C., Hall, I., Telford, R.

(2011)

Dynamics of North Atlantic Deep Water masses during the Holocene,

in Paleoceanography

26

(4)

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(Article)

(Published)


Chapman, M.

(2010)

Seasonal production patterns of planktonic foraminifera in the NE Atlantic Ocean: Implications for paleotemperature and hydrographic reconstructions,

in Paleoceanography

25

(1)

pp. PA1101

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(Article)

(Published)


Farmer, E., Chapman, M., Andrews, J.

(2010)

North AtlanticGloborotalia inflatacoretop Mg/Ca calibrations and temperature reconstructions over Termination I,

in IOP Conference Series: Earth and Environmental Science

9

pp. 012019

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(Article)

(Published)


Farmer, E., Chapman, M., Andrews, J.

(2008)

Centennial-scale holocene North Atlantic surface temperatures from Mg/Ca ratios in Globigerina bulloides,

in Geochemistry, Geophysics, Geosystems

9

(12)

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(Article)

(Published)


Miller, K., Chapman, M., Andrews, J., Koc, N.

(2008)

Diatom and drift ice records in the sub-polar North Atlantic,

(Other)

(Published)


Farmer, E., Andrews, J., Chapman, M.

(2007)

A high-resolution Holocene record of North Atlantic surface hydrography using Mg/Ca ratios of the planktonic foraminifer Globigerina bulliodes,

UEA Repository

(Paper)

(Published)


Miller, K., Chapman, M., Andrews, J., Koc, N.

(2007)

Diatom and drift ice records of the 8.2 kyr events in the sub-polar North Atlantic,

UEA Repository

(Paper)

(Published)


Ellison, C., Chapman, M., Hall, I.

(2006)

Surface and deep ocean interactions during the cold climate event 8200 years ago,

in Science

312

(5782)

pp. 1929-1932

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(Article)

(Published)


De Abreu, L., Shackleton, N., Schonfeld, J., Hall, M., Chapman, M.

(2003)

Millennial-scale oceanic climate variability off the Western Iberian margin during the last two glacial periods,

in Marine Geology

196

(1-2)

pp. 1-20

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(Article)

(Published)


Pflaumann, U., Sarnthein, M., Chapman, M., d'Abreu, L., Funnell, B., Huels, M., Kiefer, T., Maslin, M., Schulz, H., Swallow, J., van Kreveld, S., Vautravers, M., Vohelsang, E., Weinelt, M.

(2003)

Glacial North Atlantic: Sea-surface conditions reconstructed by GLAMAP 2000,

in Paleoceanography

18

(3)

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(Published)


Marchal, O., Cacho, I., Stocker, T., Grimalt, J., Calvo, E., Martrat, B., Shackleton, N., Vautravers, M., Cortijo, E., van Kreveld, S., Andersson, C., Koc, N., Chapman, M., Sbaffi, L., Duplessy, J., Sarnthein, M., Turon, J., Duprat, J., Jansen, E.

(2002)

Apparent long term cooling of the sea surface in the Northeast Atlantic and Mediterranean during the Holocene,

in Quaternary Science Reviews

21

pp. 455-483

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(Article)

(Published)


Shackleton, N., Chapman, M., Sanchez-Goni, M., Pailler, D., Lancelot, Y.

(2002)

The classic marine isotope substage 5e,

in Quaternary Research

58

(1)

pp. 14-16

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(Article)

(Published)


Chapman, M., Shackleton, N.

(2000)

Evidence of 550 year and 1000 year cyclicities in North Atlantic circulation patterns during the Holocene,

in The Holocene

10

pp. 287-292

UEA Repository

(Article)

(Published)


Key Research Interests

Palaeoclimatology; palaeoceanography; Quaternary chronology and stratigraphy; micropalaeontology and marine ecology; stable isotopes and trace geochemistry, statistical approaches to reconstruct past environments.

Significant Publications

  • Ellison, C. R. W., Chapman, M. R. and Hall,I. R., (2006), Surface and deep ocean interactions during the cold climate event 8,200 years ago, Science, 312, 1929 – 1932. doi:10.1126/science.1127213
  • Pflaumann, U., M. Sarnthein, M. Chapman, L. d'Abreu, B. Funnell, M. Huels, T. Kiefer, M. Maslin, H. Schulz, J. Swallow, S. van Kreveld, M. Vautravers, E. Vogelsang, and M. Weinelt, (2003), Glacial North Atlantic: Sea-surface conditions reconstructed by GLAMAP 2000, Paleoceanography, 18, 1065-1086.doi:10.1029/2002PA000774
  • Shackleton, N. J., Chapman, M., Sanchez-Goni, M. F., Pailler, D. & Lancelot, Y., (2002), The classic Marine Isotope Substage 5e. Quaternary Research 58, 14-16. doi:10.1006/qres.2001.2312 
  • de Abreu, L., Shackleton, N. J., Schonfeld, J., Hall, M. & Chapman, M., (2003) Millennial-scale oceanic climate variability off the Western Iberian margin during the last two glacial periods. Marine Geology 196, 1-20. doi:10.1016/S0025-3227(03)00046-X
  • Marchal, O., Cacho, I, Stocker, T., Grimalt, J.O., Calvo, E., Martrat, B., Shackleton, N.J., Vautravers, M., Cortijo, E., van Kreveld, S., Andersson, C., Koc, N., Chapman, M.R., Sbaffi, L., Duplessy, J.-C., Sarnthein, M., Turon, J.-L., Duprat, J., Jansen, E., (2001), Apparent long term cooling of the sea surface in the Northeast Atlantic and Mediterranean during the Holocene. Quaternary Science Reviews, 21, 455-483.
  • Chapman, M.R. and Shackleton, N.J., (2000), Evidence of 550 year and 1000 year cyclicities in North Atlantic circulation patterns during the Holocene. The Holocene, 10, p. 287-292.


Publications: EPrints Digital Repository

Key Responsibilities

  • Assessment Co-ordinator (Hons)