Staff Profiles

Dr Joseph J Williams


Senior Lecturer in Physical/Environmental Geography

School of Social Sciences

Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences

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Phone number: +44 (0)1865 483727


Location: Gibbs G 4.29

Joe joined Oxford Brookes University in July 2017 as a lecturer in Physical / Environmental Geography. 

His research focus is on montane and tropical palaeoecosystem ecology, investigating long-term biogeochemical cycling, human impacts, and specific linkages/feedbacks across terrestrial-freshwater systems.

He is an expert in a range of field and laboratory based sediment core analyses, including; ecological surveys, core retrieval, processing and description, chronological establishment, fossil pollen/spore, charcoal and macroinvertebrate identification, geochemical determination, and the associated ecological interpretations of palaeolimnological records.

He has specific fieldwork experience with sediment coring and landscape ecological assessment in remote locations. His areas of interest include the Andes (Bolivia / Ecuador), lake systems in North America, New Zealand, and the Scottish and Welsh mountain ranges in the UK. 

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