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Peter Kershaw was appointed Emeritus Professor in the School of Earth, Atmsophere and Environment after working for nearly 40 years at Monash as a Lecturer, Reader and Professor, mainly in The School of Geography and Environmental Science. His research, and that of his research students and post-doctoral fellows, has focused on the reconstruction of past natural and human-modified landscapes, largely through the analysis of fossil pollen, and applications to the understanding of present-day environments and predictions of future environmental change. 

Research area keywords

  • Palynology
  • Palaeoecology
  • vegetation history
  • Climate history
  • Biomass burning
  • Quaternary
  • Australasia-Southeast Asia

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Environmental Transformations linked to Early Human Occupation in Northern Australia

Kershaw, P., Connor, S., Haberle, S., Van Der Kaars, W. & Perry, G.

Australian Research Council (ARC)


Project: Research

Australian Membership of the International Ocean Discovery Program

Schellart, W., Aitchison, J., Arculus, R., Baxter, A., Coffin, M., Collins, L., Daniell, J. J., Exon, N., Fergusson, C., Foden, J., Gallagher, S., George, S., George, A., Heap, A., Hergt, J., Kershaw, P., McCuaig, T., Muller, R., O'Reilly, S., Roberts, A., Rohling, E., Skilbeck, C., Stilwell, J., Vasconcelos, P., Webster, J., Welsh, K., Clennell, M., Howard, W., Sloss, C. & Yeats, C.

Australian Research Council (ARC)


Project: Research

Self-sustaining Regions Research and Innovation Initiative

Burstein, F., Baker, A., Beardall, J., Boretti, A., Charchar, F., Davis, J., Gao, D., Gell, P., Harrap, S. B., Hodgson, P., Karoly, D. J., Keenan, R., Kershaw, P., Kingsford, R., Myers, M., Reeves, A., Shaw, J. E., Smith-Miles, K., Smyth, J., Stagnitti, F., Stranieri, A., Turney, C., Weber, R., Wilby, R., Wyn, J., Yearwood, J., Nahavandi, S. & Sonenberg, L.

Department of Industry, Innovation and Science (Comm)


Project: Research

The Australasian Pollen and Spore Atlas

Kershaw, P., Bowman, D., Dodson, J., Evans, B., Haberle, S., Hope, G., Hungerford, S. & Kljakovic, M.

Australian Research Council (ARC), Monash University


Project: Research

Research Output

Millennial-scale variability in south-east Australian hydroclimate between 30,000 and 10,000 years ago

Falster, G., Tyler, J., Grant, K., Tibby, J., Turney, C., Löhr, S., Jacobsen, G. & Kershaw, A. P., 15 Jul 2018, In : Quaternary Science Reviews. 192, p. 106-122 17 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

6 Citations (Scopus)

Past and future global transformation of terrestrial ecosystems under climate change

Nolan, C., Overpeck, J. T., Allen, J. R. M., Anderson, P. M., Betancourt, J. L., Binney, H. A., Brewer, S., Bush, M. B., Chase, B. M., Cheddadi, R., Djamali, M., Dodson, J., Edwards, M. E., Gosling, W. D., Haberle, S., Hotchkiss, S. C., Huntley, B., Ivory, S. J., Kershaw, A. P., Kim, S. H. & 22 others, Latorre, C., Leydet, M., Lézine, A. M., Liu, K. B., Liu, Y., Lozhkin, A. V., McGlone, M. S., Marchant, R. A., Momohara, A., Moreno, P. I., Müller, S., Otto-Bliesner, B. L., Shen, C., Stevenson, J., Takahara, H., Tarasov, P. E., Tipton, J., Vincens, A., Weng, C., Xu, Q., Zheng, Z. & Jackson, S. T., 31 Aug 2018, In : Science. 361, 6405, p. 920-923 4 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

61 Citations (Scopus)

A 60 000-year record of environmental change for the Wet Tropics of north-eastern Australia based on the ODP 820 marine core

Moss, P. T., Dunbar, G. B., Thomas, Z., Turney, C. S. M., Kershaw, A. P. & Jacobsen, G. E., 1 Aug 2017, In : Journal of Quaternary Science. 32, 6, p. 704-716 13 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

6 Citations (Scopus)

A last glacial and deglacial pollen record from the northern South China Sea: new insight into coastal-shelf paleoenvironment

Yu, S., Zheng, Z., Chen, F., Jing, X., Kershaw, P., Moss, P., Peng, X., Zhang, X., Chen, C., Zhou, Y., Huang, K. & Gan, H., 1 Feb 2017, In : Quarternary Science Reviews. 157, p. 114-128 15 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

8 Citations (Scopus)

A late Holocene record of vegetation and fire from the Amur Basin, far-eastern Russia

Yu, S-H., Zheng, Z., Kershaw, A. P., Skrypnikova, M. & Huang, K-Y., 8 Mar 2017, In : Quaternary International. 432, Part A, p. 79-92 14 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

3 Citations (Scopus)