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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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