Dr Julia McCarroll

Teaching Fellow

Faculty of Science and Engineering


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Julia McCarroll joined the University of Hull as a Teaching Fellow in March 2017.

She is a palaeoecologist with an interest in how palaeoecology can be applied to advise conservation, specifically the conservation of peatlands. She is also interested in plant ecology and geoarchaeology.

After completing her PhD at the University of Gloucestershire, Julia worked as a research associate at the same university on various projects including reconstructing the vegetation histories of Skomer and Skokholm Islands, Wales, as well as analysing biomarkers from peat samples as a method to reconstruct vegetation.


Research Interests

  • Peatland palaeoecology
  • Palaeoecology to advise conservation
  • Using biomarkers to reconstruct vegetation history


McCarroll J, Chambers F M, Webb J and Thom T, 'Application of Palaeoecology for Peatland Conservation at Mossdale Moor, UK, Quaternary International, 432 (A), pp 39-47 (2017)

Chambers F M, Crowle A, Daniell J R, Mauquoy D, McCarroll J, Sanderson N, Thom T, Toms P and Webb J C, 'Ascertaining the Nature and Timing of Mire Degradation: Using Palaeoecology to Assist Future Conservation Management in Northern England', AIMS Environmental Science, 4 (1), pp 54-82 (2017)

McCarroll J, Chambers F M, Webb J C and Thom T, 'Informing Innovative Peatland Conservation in Light of Palaeoecological Evidence for the Demise of Sphagnum Imbricatum: the Case of Oxenhope Moor, Yorkshire, UK', Mires and Peat, 18 (A), pp 1-24 (2016)

Chambers F M, Brain S A, Mauquoy D M, McCarroll J and Daley T, 'The Little Ice Age in the Southern Hemisphere in the Context of the Last 3000 years: Peat-Based Proxy-Climate Data from Tierra del Fuego', The Holocene, 24, pp 1649-1656 (2014)

McCarroll J, Chambers F M, Webb J C and Thom T, 'Using Palaeoecology to Advise Peatland Conservation: an Example from West Arkengarthdale, Yorkshire, UK', Journal for Nature Conservation, 30, pp 90-102 (2016)

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Programmes taught on (2019)

Modules list

  • Environmental Change
  • Quaternary Geoscience (leader)
  • Exploring Worlds Around Us
  • Environmental Monitoring and Analysis
  • Environmental Problems and Issues
  • Foundation in Physical Geography
  • Global Challenge: Living in the Anthropocene

Professional highlights

Academic qualifications

  • PhD, Using Palaeoecology to Advise Peatland Conservation in Yorkshire, University of Gloucestershire (2015)
  • MSc Geoarchaeology, University of Reading (2009)
  • Joint Honours degree, Geography and Archaeology, University of Manchester (2008)