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Dr Thomas Sim

Dr Thomas Sim

Postdoctoral Research Associate

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Amory Building, University of Exeter, Rennes Drive, Exeter, EX4 4RJ , UK

Overview

I am a researcher on the NERC funded project “Increasing Carbon Accumulation in Arctic Peatlands (ICAAP)”. The project investigates the influence of amplified warming upon Arctic peatlands in terms of carbon accumulation and lateral expansion. We are using both remote sensing and palaeoecological methods to do this, with my role focusing on the latter

I am interested in many aspects of palaeoecology and environmental change. My interest in peatlands comes not only from an appreciation of their aesthetics or their ability to sequester carbon and support biodiversity, but in the story of environmental and cultural change preserved within them.

This knowledge of past environmental change provides context to the contemporary challenges we face and helps inform policy decisions.

Qualifications

PhD, “Autogenic and climate-driven shifts in mid- to high-latitude peatlands”, University of Leeds

MSc by Research, University of Leeds

BSc (Hons), Geography (International), University of Leeds

Research

Research interests

Peatlands, Palaeoecology, High latitudes, Fire, Testate Amoebae, Carbon dynamics

Publications

Key publications | Publications by category | Publications by year

Publications by category


Journal articles

Sim T, Swindles G, Morris P, Baird A, Cooper C, Gallego-Sala A, Charman D, Roland T, Borken W, Mullan D, et al (In Press). Divergent responses of permafrost peatlands to recent climate change.  Abstract.
Galka M, Kolaczek P, Sim TG, Knorr K-H, Niedzielski P, Lewandowska A, Szczurek G (2022). Palaeoenvironmental conditions and human activity in the vicinity of the Grodzisko fortified settlement (central Europe, Poland) from the late-Neolithic to the Roman period. GEOARCHAEOLOGY-AN INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL, 37(2), 385-399. Author URL.
Zhang H, Väliranta M, Swindles GT, Aquino-López MA, Mullan D, Tan N, Amesbury M, Babeshko KV, Bao K, Bobrov A, et al (2022). Recent climate change has driven divergent hydrological shifts in high-latitude peatlands. Nat Commun, 13(1). Abstract.  Author URL.
Galka M, Feurdean A, Sim TG, Tobolski K, Aunina L, Apolinarska K (2021). A multi-proxy long-term ecological investigation into the development of a late Holocene calcareous spring-fed fen ecosystem (Raganu Mire) and boreal forest at the SE Baltic coast (Latvia). ECOLOGICAL INDICATORS, 126 Author URL.
Sim TG, Swindles GT, Morris PJ, Baird AJ, Cooper CL, Gallego-Sala AV, Charman DJ, Roland TP, Borken W, Mullan DJ, et al (2021). Divergent responses of permafrost peatlands to recent climate change. Environmental Research Letters, 16(3), 034001-034001. Abstract.
Sim TG, Swindles GT, Morris PJ, Baird AJ, Charman DJ, Amesbury MJ, Beilman D, Channon A, Gallego-Sala AV (2021). Ecology of peatland testate amoebae in Svalbard and the development of transfer functions for reconstructing past water-table depth and pH. Ecological Indicators, 131 Abstract.
Wolstenholme JM, Smith MW, Baird AJ, Sim TG (2020). A new approach for measuring surface hydrological connectivity. HYDROLOGICAL PROCESSES, 34(3), 538-552. Author URL.
Galka M, Lewandowska A, Niedzielski P, Sim TG, Swindles GT, Szczurek G (2020). Late Glacial and early Holocene development of an oxbow lake in Central Europe (Poland) based on plant macrofossil and geochemical data. HOLOCENE, 30(1), 178-189. Author URL.
Swindles GT, Roland TP, Amesbury MJ, Lamentowicz M, McKeown MM, Sim TG, Fewster RE, Mitchell EAD (2020). Quantifying the effect of testate amoeba decomposition on peat-based water-table reconstructions. European Journal of Protistology, 74, 125693-125693.
Sim TG, Swindles GT, Morris PJ, Galka M, Mullan D, Galloway JM (2019). Pathways for Ecological Change in Canadian High Arctic Wetlands Under Rapid Twentieth Century Warming. GEOPHYSICAL RESEARCH LETTERS, 46(9), 4726-4737. Author URL.
Swindles GT, Outram Z, Batt CM, Hamilton WD, Church MJ, Bond JM, Watson EJ, Cook GT, Sim TG, Newton AJ, et al (2019). Vikings, peat formation and settlement abandonment: a multi-method chronological approach from Shetland. QUATERNARY SCIENCE REVIEWS, 210, 211-225. Author URL.
Swindles GT, Morris PJ, Mullan DJ, Payne RJ, Roland TP, Amesbury MJ, Lamentowicz M, Turner TE, Gallego-Sala A, Sim T, et al (2019). Widespread drying of European peatlands in recent centuries. Nature Geoscience, 12(11), 922-928.

Publications by year


In Press

Sim T, Swindles G, Morris P, Baird A, Cooper C, Gallego-Sala A, Charman D, Roland T, Borken W, Mullan D, et al (In Press). Divergent responses of permafrost peatlands to recent climate change.  Abstract.

2022

Galka M, Kolaczek P, Sim TG, Knorr K-H, Niedzielski P, Lewandowska A, Szczurek G (2022). Palaeoenvironmental conditions and human activity in the vicinity of the Grodzisko fortified settlement (central Europe, Poland) from the late-Neolithic to the Roman period. GEOARCHAEOLOGY-AN INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL, 37(2), 385-399. Author URL.
Zhang H, Väliranta M, Swindles GT, Aquino-López MA, Mullan D, Tan N, Amesbury M, Babeshko KV, Bao K, Bobrov A, et al (2022). Recent climate change has driven divergent hydrological shifts in high-latitude peatlands. Nat Commun, 13(1). Abstract.  Author URL.

2021

Galka M, Feurdean A, Sim TG, Tobolski K, Aunina L, Apolinarska K (2021). A multi-proxy long-term ecological investigation into the development of a late Holocene calcareous spring-fed fen ecosystem (Raganu Mire) and boreal forest at the SE Baltic coast (Latvia). ECOLOGICAL INDICATORS, 126 Author URL.
Sim TG, Swindles GT, Morris PJ, Baird AJ, Cooper CL, Gallego-Sala AV, Charman DJ, Roland TP, Borken W, Mullan DJ, et al (2021). Divergent responses of permafrost peatlands to recent climate change. Environmental Research Letters, 16(3), 034001-034001. Abstract.
Sim TG, Swindles GT, Morris PJ, Baird AJ, Charman DJ, Amesbury MJ, Beilman D, Channon A, Gallego-Sala AV (2021). Ecology of peatland testate amoebae in Svalbard and the development of transfer functions for reconstructing past water-table depth and pH. Ecological Indicators, 131 Abstract.

2020

Wolstenholme JM, Smith MW, Baird AJ, Sim TG (2020). A new approach for measuring surface hydrological connectivity. HYDROLOGICAL PROCESSES, 34(3), 538-552. Author URL.
Galka M, Lewandowska A, Niedzielski P, Sim TG, Swindles GT, Szczurek G (2020). Late Glacial and early Holocene development of an oxbow lake in Central Europe (Poland) based on plant macrofossil and geochemical data. HOLOCENE, 30(1), 178-189. Author URL.
Swindles GT, Roland TP, Amesbury MJ, Lamentowicz M, McKeown MM, Sim TG, Fewster RE, Mitchell EAD (2020). Quantifying the effect of testate amoeba decomposition on peat-based water-table reconstructions. European Journal of Protistology, 74, 125693-125693.

2019

Sim TG, Swindles GT, Morris PJ, Galka M, Mullan D, Galloway JM (2019). Pathways for Ecological Change in Canadian High Arctic Wetlands Under Rapid Twentieth Century Warming. GEOPHYSICAL RESEARCH LETTERS, 46(9), 4726-4737. Author URL.
Swindles GT, Outram Z, Batt CM, Hamilton WD, Church MJ, Bond JM, Watson EJ, Cook GT, Sim TG, Newton AJ, et al (2019). Vikings, peat formation and settlement abandonment: a multi-method chronological approach from Shetland. QUATERNARY SCIENCE REVIEWS, 210, 211-225. Author URL.
Swindles GT, Morris PJ, Mullan DJ, Payne RJ, Roland TP, Amesbury MJ, Lamentowicz M, Turner TE, Gallego-Sala A, Sim T, et al (2019). Widespread drying of European peatlands in recent centuries. Nature Geoscience, 12(11), 922-928.

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