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Luke Andrews
PhD Student



My main research interests are in palaeoecology, wetland research and archaeology, and have mainly focused upon the early Holocene, although my interests cover the entire Quaternary epoch. Before embarking upon my PhD, I studied a BSc in Physical Geography at Aberystwyth University, later completing an MSc in Environmental Archaeology at the University of Reading. I then worked as a professional archaeologist for Border Archaeology, and managed the environmental archaeology department of the University Of Reading Vale Of Pewsey Archaeological Field School during the summer of 2017.


2017 - present

PhD Environmental Geography (ongoing)

University of York


Environmental Manager

University of Reading

2016 - 2017

Environmental Archaeologist


Border Archaeology

2015 - 2016

MSc Environmental Archaeology (Distinction)

University of Reading


BSc (Hons) Physical Geography (2:1)

Aberystwyth University



My PhD project ‘Peatlands and climate change: linking the past with the future’ seeks to identify the reason for disparity between contemporary experimental and palaeoecological studies of the effects of climate change upon the peatland carbon cycle. I will do this by linking both approaches to establish a common understanding between both disciplines. This project is funded by the Leverhulme Trust and is supervised by Dr Richard Payne, with co-supervisiors from The Center For Ecology and Hydrology, Edge Hill University and Manchester Metropolitan University.

Contact details

Mr Luke Andrews
PhD Student
Department of Environment and Geography
University of York
Wentworth Way
YO10 5NG