Dr Timothy Mighall

Dr Timothy Mighall
Dr Timothy Mighall

Dr Timothy Mighall


G22 St Mary's, School of Geosciences, University of Aberdeen


Keele University: Environmental Research Unit. Position: Research Assistant Oct-Dec 1990.

Brunel University: Department of Geography & Geology. Position: Temporary Lecturer Feb-July 1991.                                   

Coventry University: Geography Subject Area. Position: Lecturer (1991-1994) Senior Lecturer (1994-2005).

University of Aberdeen: Department of Geography & Environment, School of Geosciences (2005-present) Senior Lecturer in Palaeoecology.

External Memberships

Co-editor, Scottish Geographical Journal http://www.tandf.co.uk/journals/RSGJ

Deputy Editor, Editorial Board, Environmental Archaeology http://www.maney.co.uk/index.php/journals/env/

NERC Peer Review College Member


Membership of External Bodies

Association of Environmental Archaeology

Early Mines Research Group

Historical Metallurgy Society

Irish Quaternary Association

Quaternary Research Association

Royal Scottish Geographical Society

The Prehistoric Society


Research Overview

  • Pollen and non-pollen palynomorph analysis
  • Peat geochemistry and reconstructing palaeo-pollution records from bogs and lakes
  • Holocene vegetational history
  • Holocene environmental change


Current Research

Land degradation in the Karoo, South Africa

Recent publications

Langford, H.E. et al. 2013: Palaeoecology of a late MIS7 interglacial deposit from eastern England. Quaternary international  http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.quatint.2013.05.046

Crew, P. & Mighall, T.M. 2013. The fuel supply and woodland management at a 14th century bloomery in Snowdonia, a multi-disciplinary approach.  In  Humphris, J. & Rehren, T. (eds) The World of Iron. London: Archetype Publications, 473-482.

Mighall, TM, Chambers, FM, Timberlake, S & O’Brien, WF. 2012. Characterising vegetation changes in former mining and metalworking areas during prehistoric and Roman times. Notizie Archeologiche Bergomensi 20, 117-130.

Ongoing Research Projects

  1. Land degradation and environmental change in the Karoo, Eastern Cape, South Africa. See http://www.eci.ox.ac.uk/research/other/karoo.php
  2. The function and environmental impact of burnt mounds in prehistory.
  3. The ecology and landscapes of early medieval royal centres.
  4. Placing early mining and metalworking into its environmental context. See http://www.earlyminesresearchgroup.org.uk/
  5. Holocene environmental changes in NW Iberia



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  • Holocene relative sea levels and related prehistoric activity in the Forth lowland, Scotland, United Kingdom

    Smith, D. E., Davies, M. H., Brooks, C. L., Mighall, T. M., Dawson, S., Rea, B. R., Jordan, J. T., Holloway, L. K.
    Quaternary Science Reviews, vol. 29, no. 17-18, pp. 2382-2410
    Contributions to Journals: Articles
  • Editorial: Scottish Geographical Journal (126)

    Philip, L., Mighall, T.
    Scottish Geographical Journal, vol. 126, no. 2, pp. 63
    Contributions to Journals: Editorials
  • Anthropogenic Forcings on the Surficial Osmium Cycle

    Rauch, S., Peucker-Ehrenbrink, B., Kylander, M. E., Weiss, D. J., Martinez-Cortizas, A., Heslop, D., Olid, C., Mighall, T. M., Hemond, H. F.
    Environmental Science & Technology, vol. 44, no. 3, pp. 881-887
    Contributions to Journals: Articles
  • Environmental stress and landscape recovery in a semi-arid area, the Karoo, South Africa

    Boardman, J., Foster, I., Rowntree, K., Mighall, T., Gates, J., Mighall, T. M.
    Scottish Geographical Journal, vol. 126, no. 2, pp. 64-75
    Contributions to Journals: Articles
  • An integrated lake-catchment approach for determining sediment source changes at Aqualate Mere, Central England

    Pittam, N. J., Foster, I. D. L., Mighall, T. M.
    Journal of Paleolimnology, vol. 42, no. 2, pp. 215-232
    Contributions to Journals: Articles
  • Ancient copper and lead pollution records from a raised bog complex in Central Wales, UK

    Mighall, T. M., Timberlake, S., Foster, I. D. L., Krupp, E. M., Singh, S.
    Journal of Archaeological Science, vol. 36, no. 7, pp. 1504-1515
    Contributions to Journals: Articles
  • Using mineral magnetism to characterise ironworking and to detect its evidence in peat bogs

    Mighall, T. M., Foster, I. D. L., Crew, P., Chapman, A. S., Finn, A.
    Journal of Archaeological Science, vol. 36, no. 1, pp. 130-139
    Contributions to Journals: Articles
  • Vegetation change during the Mesolithic and Neolithic on the Mizen Peninsula, Co. Cork, south-west Ireland

    Mighall, T. M., Timpany, S., Blackford, J. J., Innes, J. B., O'Brien, C. E., O'Brien, W., Harrison, S.
    Vegetation History and Archaeobotany, vol. 17, no. 6, pp. 617-628
    Contributions to Journals: Articles
  • Post-european settlement impacts on erosion and land degradation; A case study using farm reservoir sedimentation in the eastern cape, South Africa

    Rowntree, K., Foster, I., Mighall, T., Dupreez, L., Boardman, J.
    Contributions to Journals: Conference Articles
  • Climate-driven enrichment of pollutants in peatlands

    Cortizas, A. M., Biester, H., Mighall, T., Bindler, R.
    Biogeosciences, vol. 4, no. 5, pp. 905-911
    Contributions to Journals: Articles
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