Dr Anna Jones

Qualifications

  • PGCTHE 2017 Edge Hill University
  • PhD 2007 University of Wales, Aberystwyth ‘Reconstructing historical and Holocene flooding in Welsh river catchments’
  • MSc Geomorphology and Environmental Change 2000 Durham University
  • BA Geography (European Studies) 1999 Durham University

Research

My research is primarily focused on constructing long records of flooding in alluvial rivers using geomorphological, sedimentological and geochemical evidence. The purpose of this research is to develop our understanding of the frequencies and magnitudes of major floods and how they vary through time in response to climatic drivers.


Recent Publications

Jones, A. F., Macklin, M. G. and Benito, G. (2015) Meta-analysis of Holocene fluvial sedimentary archives. Catena, 130, 3-12.

Jones, A. F., Macklin, M. G. and Brewer, P. A. (2012) A geochemical record of flooding on the upper River Severn, UK, during the last 3750 years. Geomorphology, 179, 85-109.


Projects

My current research, in conjunction with Dr Jonathan Turner at University College Dublin, is on the application of micro-XRF core scanning and complementary analytical techniques to floodplain sediments for two specific purposes: (1) reconstructing flood histories using analysis of vertically accreted sediment sequences and (2) developing a rapid method for assessing the effects of historical mining on concentrations of the contaminant metals Pb, Zn and Cu.


Teaching

GEO1045 Introducing Physical Geographies
GEO1046 Environmental Issues
GEO1048 Introduction to Geographical and Environmental Science Research
GEO1140 Science of the Physical Environment
GEO1141 Practising Environmental Science
GEO2071 Research Methods for Physical Geography and Environmental Science
GEO2075 Geomorphology
GEO3071 Natural Hazards
GEO3075 Rivers and Coasts
GEO3140 Environmental Monitoring and Management

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Publications

Jones, A.F., Turner, J.N., Daly, J.S., Francus, P. and Edwards, R.J. (in press) Signal-to-noise ratios, instrument parameters and repeatability of Itrax XRF core scan measurements of floodplain sediments. Quaternary International.

Longfield, S.A., Faulkner, D., Kjeldsen, T.R., Macklin, M.G., Jones, A.F., Foulds, S.A., Brewer, P.A. and Griffiths, H.M. (in press) Incorporating sedimentological data in UK flood frequency estimation. Journal of Flood Risk Management, e12449.

Rixhon, G., Briant, R.M., Cordier, S., Duval, M., Jones, A. and Scholz, D. (2017) Revealing the pace of river landscape evolution during the Quaternary: recent developments in numerical dating methods. Quaternary Science Reviews, 166, 91-113.

Jones, A. F., Macklin, M. G. and Benito, G. (2015) Meta-analysis of Holocene fluvial sedimentary archives. Catena 130, 3-12.

Benito, G., Macklin, M. G., Zielhofer, C., Jones, A. F., and Machado, M. (2015) Holocene flooding and climate change in the Mediterranean. Catena 130, 13-33.

Benito, G., Macklin, M. G., Panin, A., Rossato, S., Fontana, A., Jones, A. F., Machado, M. J., Matlakhova, E., Mozzi, P., Zielhofer, C., (2015). Recurring flood distribution patterns related to short-term Holocene climatic variability. Scientific Reports 5, 16398; doi: 10.1038/srep16398.

Turner, J. N., Jones, A. F., Brewer, P. A., Macklin, M. G. and Rassner, S. M. (2015) Micro-XRF applications in fluvial environments: perspective and prospects from developmental research in Britain and Ireland. In: Rothwell, R. G. and Croudace, I.W.C. (eds.) Micro-XRF studies of sediment cores: A non-destructive tool for the environmental sciences. Springer, Dordrecht. pp. 227-265.

Macklin, M. G., Lewin, J. and Jones, A. F. (2014) Anthropogenic alluvium: an evidence-based meta-analysis for the UK Holocene. Anthropocene, 6, 26-38.

Macklin, M. G., Lewin, J. and Jones, A. F. (2013) River entrenchment and terrace formation in the UK Holocene. Quaternary Science Reviews, 76, 194-206.

Richardson, J. M., Fuller, I. C., Macklin, M. G., Jones, A. F., Holt, K. A., Litchfield, N. J. and Bebbington, M. (2013) Holocene river behaviour in New Zealand: response to regional centennial-scale climate forcing. Quaternary Science Reviews, 69, 8-27.

Jones, A. F., Macklin, M. G. and Brewer, P. A. (2012) A geochemical record of flooding on the upper River Severn, UK, during the last 3750 years. Geomorphology, 179, 85-109.

Macklin, M. G., Fuller, I. C., Jones, A. F. and Bebbington, M. (2012) New Zealand and UK Holocene flooding demonstrates interhemispheric climate asynchrony. Geology, 40, 775-778.

Macklin, M. G., Jones, A. F. and Lewin, J. (2011) Comment: Cumulative probability functions and their role in evaluating the chronology of geomorphological events during the Holocene. Journal of Quaternary Science, 26, 238-240.

Jones, A. F., Lewin, J. and Macklin, M. G. (2010) Flood series data for the later Holocene: available approaches, potential and limitations from UK alluvial sediments. The Holocene, 20, 1123-1135.

Turner, J. N., Macklin, M. G., Jones, A. F. and Lewis, H. (2010) New perspectives on Holocene flooding in Ireland using meta-analysis of fluvial radiocarbon dates. Catena, 82, 183-190.

Jones, A. F., Brewer, P. A. and Macklin, M. G. (2010) Geomorphological and sedimentological evidence for variations in Holocene flooding in Welsh river catchments. Global and Planetary Change, 70, 92-107.

Macklin, M. G., Jones, A. F. and Lewin, J. (2010) River response to rapid Holocene environmental change: evidence and explanation in British catchments. Quaternary Science Reviews, 29, 1555-1576.

Jones, A. F., Brewer, P. A., Johnstone, E. and Macklin, M. G. (2007) High resolution interpretative geomorphological mapping of river valley environments using airborne LiDAR data. Earth Surface Processes and Landforms, 32, 1574-1592.

Brewer, P. A., Coulthard, T. J., Davies, J. R., Foster, G. C., Johnstone, E., Jones, A. F., Macklin, M. G. and Morgan, C. G. (2005) Flooding-related research in Wales: some recent developments. In: Bassett, M. G., Deisler, V. K. and Nichol, D. (eds.) Urban Geology in Wales: 2. National Museum of Wales Geological Series No. 24, Cardiff. p. 229-238.

Macklin, M. G., Johnstone, E., Brewer, P. A., Gynch, P. G. E. and Jones, A. F. (2003) Holocene river development and archaeological sites in the Arrow Valley. In: White, P. The Arrow Valley, Herefordshire: Archaeology, Landscape Change and Conservation. Herefordshire Archaeology, Hereford.

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