School of Ocean Sciences

Professor James Scourse
MA (Oxon), Ph.D. (Cantab), Cert. Ed. (Bristol), FGS, FLSW

Photograph of Prof James Scourse


Professor of Marine Geology. I completed a BA at the University of Oxford in 1980 and a Ph.D. at the University of Cambridge (Sub-department of Quaternary Research) in 1985. I was Rosalind, Lady Carlisle, Research Fellow at Girton College, University of Cambridge, between 1984 and 1985 before being appointed to my current position. I was a Royal Society-Leverhulme Trust Senior Research Fellow, 2008-2009, and I was elected a Fellow of the Learned Society of Wales in 2014. I am currently Director of the Climate Change Consortium of Wales (C3W).

Selected Recent Papers

My research strategy is to 1. unravel novel palaeoceanographic records from shallow marine sediments and annually-resolved biological archives, involving a thorough understanding of processes and proxy calibration, with the overall objective of 2. understanding the significance of hydrodynamic and biogeochemical processes and feedbacks in shallow marine environments within the global climate system. This research has resulted in

  1. hydrodynamic models of the tidal evolution of the European shelf seas from the Last Glacial Maximum to the present, constrained by proxy geological data from shelf sequences (Uehara et al., 2006), with implications for deep ocean tidal mixing and circulation on glacial-interglacial timescales, for atmospheric pCO2 and for the collapse of marine-influenced ice sheets,
  2. the first marine cross-matched annual growth series from fossil Arctica islandica (Scourse et al., 2006),
  3. key evidence on AMOC variability during the last millennium (Wanamaker et al., 2012)
  4. identification of the feedbacks driving millennial-scale dynamics of the British Ice Sheet linked to the hydrodynamic structure of the adjacent North Atlantic during the last glacial stage (Scourse et al., 2009), and
  5. identification of the meridional direction and rate of migration of the Inter-Tropical Convergence Zone across Africa during the last deglaciation.

Research Groups

Research Themes

Research Grants Awarded

'Annually-resolved archives of marine climate change - development of molluscan sclerochronology for marine environmental monitoring and climatology' (£2,692,540 with £579,375 to Bangor University from EU Framework 7 for Marie Curie Initial Training Network: Bangor lead institution with P.G.Butler, and partners in Germany, Croatia, Norway, Aberdeen, France and The Netherlands). 2013-2017.

'Ultra-high-resolution proxy record of Last Millennium North Atlantic temperature anomalies' (£338,678 from NERC: with C.A. Richardson and I.R. Hall, Cardiff). 2010-2013.

'Hydrography of the subpolar North Atlantic during the Last Interglacial' (£26,388 from NERC: with M.R. Chapman, UEA, and W.E.N. Austin, St Andrews). 2009-2012

'Arctica islandica: realising the potential of the "tree of the sea" (£37,272 Royal Society-Leverhulme Trust Senior Research Fellowship). 2008-2009.

'European climate of the last millennium' to work on an Arctica sclerochronology for the last 1000 years from the North Icelandic shelf (£248,744 from the EU (UWB component of 39 partner EU Framework 6 Integrated Project MILLENNIUM): with C.A. Richardson). 2006-2011

'Towards an absolute chronology for the marine environment: a 1000-year record from the North Sea' (£304,411 from NERC: with C.A. Richardson, K. Briffa and P. Jones, UEA, and C. Bryant, NERC Radiocarbon Laboratory). 2003-2006

'Sequencing ocean-ice-climate interaction in the NE Atlantic' (£796,000, including tied studentships and seatime, NERC: with I. Hall and R. Zahn, Cardiff, W.E.N. Austin, St. Andrews, and I.N. McCave, Cambridge). 2002-2006.

'Environmental evolution of the Congo Basin and adjacent ocean over the past 30,000 years' (£99,174 Leverhulme Trust). 2002-2005.

Co-ordinator EU Fifth Framework Project 'Late Holocene shallow marine environments of Europe (HOLSMEER)'. Total budget £1,252,000. 2000-2003.

'Palaeoenvironment and palaeoclimatic evolution of the Baltic Sea during the Last Interglacial (Eemian): palaeotidal and three-dimensional density-driven palaeocurrent modelling' (£62,344 EU Environment Programme). 1999-2002.

'Holocene palaeoceanography of shelf seas: long-term (103-104 years) seasonal stratification dynamics' (£153,937 NERC: GR3/11467 with H.Kennedy SOS UWB and W.E.N.Austin, Durham). 1998-2001. Report grading: Excellent/good.

'Palaeoceanographic and continental climate change in the SE Atlantic during the last 30,000 years: pollen-analytical investigation of high-resolution sequences from the Zaire fan' (£25,234 NERC: GR9/02631). Report grading: Good/excellent. 1997-1998.

Co-ordinator EU Environment Project 'The Northwest European continental shelf over the past 250,000 years: palaeoclimate, palaeoceanography, tectonics and sea-level change (SHELF)'. Total budget £375,000. 1993-1996.

Esteem Indicators

60 invited/keynote presentations 1990-2013 including the 1999 Scotland Quaternary Lecture, the 2004 London Quaternary Lecture, the 2008 South West Quaternary Lecture and the 2013 Scott Simpson Lecture.

Royal Society-Leverhulme Trust Senior Research Fellow 2008-2009;

Director, Climate Change Consortium of Wales, 2010-

President, Quaternary Research Association 2008-2011

Chair, NERC Radiocarbon Facility (NRCF) Steering Committee 2008-2011;

Editor, Journal of Quaternary Science 2000-2004

NERC Peer Review College (2003-2006);

NERC Radiocarbon Laboratory Steering Committee (RCLSC) 2002-2007;

Steering Committee, Aarhus University Radiocarbon Laboratory, Denmark (2007-);

Guest Editor for Special Issues of Marine Geology (2002), Journal of Quaternary Science (2005, 2007), The Holocene (2006);

Editorial Board, Boreas, Journal of the Geological Society of London;

Peer review of grant applications:
Norwegian Research Council (Physical Science and Technology 2005-), EU 5th framework, NSERC (Canada), Leverhulme Trust, Earth Science Excellence Initiative of the Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (DFG) 2006;

41 invited/keynote presentations 2001-2012 including 2004 London Quaternary Lecture and 2008 South West Quaternary Lecture.


Peer Reviewed Journal Papers

Ward, S.L., Neill, S.P., Van Landeghem, K.J.J. and Scourse, J.D. (2015)
Classifying seabed sediment type using simulated tidal-induced bed shear stress. Marine Geology, 367, 94-104
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Mortimer, T.A.L., Scourse, J.D., Ward, S.L. and Uehara, K. (2014).
Simulated Late-glacial and Holocene relative sea-level and palaeotidal changes on the Isles of Scilly: a new approach for assessing changes in the areal extent of the inter-tidal zone. Geoscience in South-West England 13, 152-158.

Rosier, S. H. R., Green, J. A. M., Scourse, J. D., and Winkelmann, R. 2014
Modeling Antarctic tides in response to ice shelf thinning and retreat. Journal of Geophysical Research: Oceans, 119. DOI: 10.1002/2013JC009240.
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Brocas, W.M., Reynolds, D.J., Butler, P.G., Richardson, C.A., Scourse, J.D., Ridgway, I.D. and Ramsay, K. (2013)
The dog cockle, Glycymeris glycymeris (L.), a new annually-resolved sclerochronological archive for the Irish Sea. Palaeogeography, Palaeoclimatology, Palaeoecology 373, 133-140.
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Butler, P. G., Wanamaker, A. D. Jr., Scourse, J. D., Richardson, C. A. and Reynolds, D. J. (2013)
Variability of marine climate on the North Icelandic Shelf in a 1357-year proxy archive based on growth increments in the bivalve Arctica islandica.
Palaeogeography, Palaeoclimatology, Palaeoecology. 373, 141-151.
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Chiverrell, R.C., Thrasher, I., Thomas, G.S.P., Lang, A., Scourse, J.D., Van Landeghem, K.J.J., Mccarroll, D., Clark, C., Ó'Cofaigh, C., Evans, D.J.A. and Ballantyne, C.K. 2013
Bayesian modelling the retreat of the Irish Sea Ice Stream. Journal of Quaternary Science 28, 200-209.

Cunningham, L.K., Austin, W.E.N., Knudsen, K.L., Eiríksson, J., Scourse, J.D., Wanamaker, A.D., Jr, Butler, P., Cage, A., Richter, T., Husum, K., Hald, M., Andersson, C., Zorita, E., Linderholm, H., Gunnarson, B.E., Sicre, M.A., Sejrup, H.P., Jiang, H. and Wilson, R.J.S. (2013)
Reconstructions of surface ocean conditions from the North East Atlantic and Nordic Seas during the last millennium. The Holocene 23, 921-935.

Marret, F., Kim, S.-Y. and Scourse, J.D. 2013
A 30,000 year record of land-ocean interaction in the eastern Gulf of Guinea. Quaternary Research 80, 1-8.
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Pieńkowski, A.J., Marret, F., Scourse, J.D. and Thomas, D.N. 2013
Organic-walled microfossils from the north-west Weddell Sea, Antarctica: records from surface sediments after the collapse of the Larsen-A and Prince Gustav Channel ice-shelves. Antarctic Science 25, 565-574.
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Reynolds, D.J., Butler, P.G., Williams, S.M., Scourse, J.D., Richardson, C.A., Wanamaker, A.D. Jr., Austin, W.E.N., Cage, A. and Sayer, M. (2013)
A multiproxy reconstruction of Hebridean (NW Scotland) spring sea surface temperatures between AD 1805 and 2010. Palaeogeography, Palaeoclimatology, Palaeoecology 386, 275-285.
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Reynolds, D.J., Richardson, C.A., Scourse, J.D., Butler, P.G., Wanamaker, A.D. Jr., Ridgway, I., Sayer, M.D.J., and Gulliver, P. (2013)
The potential of the marine bivalve mollusc Glossus humanus (L.) as a sclerochronological archive The Holocene 23(12), 1711-1720.
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Furze, M.F.A., Scourse, J.D., Pieńkowski, A.J., Marret, F., Hobbs, W.O., Carter, R.A. & Long, B. 2013.
Deglacial to postglacial palaeoenvironments of the Celtic Sea: lacustrine conditions versus a continuous marine sequence. Boreas, 43, 149-174, doi: 10.1111/bor.12028.2013.
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Scourse, J.D. 2013
Quaternary sea level and palaeotidal changes: a review of impacts on, and responses of, the marine biosphere. Oceanography and Marine Biology: An Annual Review 51, 1-70.

Eynaud, F., Malaizé, B., Zaragosi, S., De Vernal, A., Scourse, J.D., Pujol, C., Cortijo, E., Grousset, F.E., Penaud, A., Toucanne, S., Turon, J.-L., and Auffret, G. 2012
New constraints on European glacial freshwater releases to the North Atlantic Ocean. Geophysical Research Letters 39, L15601 doi:10.1029/2012GL052100.

Karney, G.B., Butler, P.G., Speller, S., Scourse, J.D., Richardson, C.A., Schröder, M., Hughes, G., Czernuska, J.T. and Grovenor, C.R.M. (2012).
Characterising the microstructure of Arctica islandica shells using NanoSIMS and EBSD. Geophysics, Geochemistry, Geosystems 13(4), Q04002 doi: 10.1029/201.
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Scourse, J.D., Wanamaker, A.D. Jr., Weidman, C., Heinemeier, J., Reimer, P.J., Butler, P.G. and Richardson, C.A. (2012)
The marine radiocarbon bomb-pulse across the temperate North Atlantic: a compilation of Δ14C time histories from Arctica islandica growth increments. Radiocarbon 54, 165-186. [1]

Trouet, V., Scourse, J.D. and Raible, C.C. 2012.
North Atlantic storminess and Atlantic Meridional Overturning Circulation during the last Millennium: reconciling contradictory proxy records of NAO variability. Global and Planetary Change 84-85, 48-55. doi: 10.1016/j.gloplacha.2011.10.003.

Wanamaker, A.D. Jr,, Butler, P.G., Scourse, J.D., Heinemeier, J., Eiríksson, J., Knudsen, K.L. and Richardson, C.A. (2012).
Surface changes in the North Atlantic meridional overturning circulation during the last millennium. Nature Communications 3:899 doi: 10.1038/ncomms1901 (including Nature Communications featured cover image).

Pieńkowski, A.J., England, J.H., Furze, M.F.A., Marret, F., Eynaud, F., Vilks, G., MacLean, B., Blasco, S. and Scourse, J.D., 2011.
The deglacial to postglacial marine environments of SE Barrow Strait, Canadian Arctic Archipelago. Boreas, 41, 141-179. doi: 10.1111/j.1502-3885.2011.00227.x.
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Butler, P.G., Wanamaker, A.D. Jr., Scourse, J.D., Richardson, C.A. and Reynolds, D.J. (2011)
Long-term stability of δ13C with respect to biological age in the aragonite shell of mature specimens of the bivalve mollusk Arctica islandica. Palaeogeography, Palaeoclimatology, Palaeoecology 302 21-30 doi:10.1016/j.palaeo.2010.03.038.

Karney, G.B., Butler, P.G., Scourse, J.D., Richardson, C.A., Lau, K.H., Czernuska, J.T. and Grovenor, C.R.M. (2011).
Identification of growth increments in the shell of the bivalve mollusc Arctica islandica using backscattered electron imaging. Journal of Microscopy, 24(1), 29-36. doi: 10.1111/j.1365-2818.2010.03403.x

Ridgway, I.D., Richardson, C.A., Scourse, J.D., Butler, P.G. and Reynolds, D.J., 2011.
The population structure and biology of the ocean quahog, Arctica islandica, in Belfast Lough, Northern Ireland. Journal of the Marine Biological Association of the United Kingdom. doi:10.1017/S0025315411000154

Roberts, M.J., Scourse, J.D., Bennell, J.D., Huws, D.G. and Jago, C.F. 2011.
Devensian Late-glacial and Holocene relative sea- level change in North Wales. Journal of Quaternary Science 26, 141-155. doi: 10.1002/jqs.1443.

Haapaniemi, A.I., Scourse, J.D., Peck, V.L., Kennedy, D.P., Kennedy, H., Hemming, S.R., Furze, M.F.A., Pieńkowski, A.J., Walden, J., Wadsworth, E. and Hall, I.R. (2010)
Source, timing, frequency and flux of ice-rafted detritus to the Northeast Atlantic margin, 30-12 ka: testing the Heinrich precursor hypothesis. Boreas 39, 576-591. doi: 10.1111/j.1502-3885.2010.00141.x

Kim, S.-Y., Scourse, J.D., Marret, F. and Lim, D.-I. 2010.
A 26,000-year integrated record of marine and terrestrial environmental change off Gabon, west equatorial Africa. Palaeogeography, Palaeoclimatology, Palaeoecology 297, 428-438. doi:10.1016/j.palaeo.2010.08.026.

McCarroll, D., Stone, J., Ballantyne, C.K., Scourse, J.D., Hiemstra, J.F., Evans, D.J.A. and Rhodes, E. 2010.
Exposure-age constraints on the extent, timing and rate of retreat of the last Irish Sea ice stream. Quaternary Science Reviews 29, 1844-1852. doi:10.1016/j.quascirev.2010.04.002.

Butler, P.G., Richardson, C.A., Scourse, J.D., Wanamaker, A.D., Jr., Shammon, T.M., Bennell, J.D. (2010).
Marine climate in the Irish Sea: analysis of a 489-year marine master chronology derived from growth increments in the shell of the clam Arctica islandica. Quaternary Science Reviews, 29, 1614-1632.

Neill, S.P., Scourse, J.D. and Uehara, K. (2010)
Evolution of bed shear stress distribution over the northwest European shelf seas during the last 12,000 years. Ocean Dynamics 60, 1139-1156.
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Allen, J.R.M., Scourse, J.D., Hall, A.M. and Coope, G.R. 2009.
Paleoenvironmental context of the Condover Late-glacial mammoth (Mammuthus primigenius) discoveries at Condover, Shropshire, UK. Geological Journal 44, 414-446.
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Butler, P.G., Richardson, C.A., Scourse, J.D., Witbaard, R., Schöne, B.R., Fraser, N.M., Wanamaker, A.D., Jr., Bryant, C.L., Harris, I., and Robertson, I. (2009)
Accurate increment identification and the spatial extent of the common signal in five Arctica islandica chronologies from the Fladen Ground, northern North Sea, Paleoceanography, 24, PA2210, doi:10.1029/2008PA001715.

Green, J.A.M., Green, C.L., Bigg, G.R., Rippeth, T.P., Scourse, J.D. and Uehara, K. 2009.
Tidal mixing and the strength of the Meridional Overturning Circulation from the Last Glacial Maximum. Geophysical Research Letters 36, L15603
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Pieńkowski, A.J., Marret, F., Thomas, D.N., Scourse, J.D. and Dieckmann, G.S. 2009.
Dinoflagellates in a fast -ice covered inlet of the Riiser-Larsen Ice Shelf (Antarctica): Polar Biology 32, 1331-1343. doi:10.1007/s00300-009-0630-5

Scourse, J.D. and Preece, R.C. 2009.
Discussion on 'An analysis of Cotswold topography: insights into the landscape response to denudational isostasy'. Journal of the Geological Society 166, 583. doi: 10.1144/0016-76492008-129.

Scourse, J.D., Coope, G.R., Allen, J.R.M., Lister, A.M., Housley, R.A., Hedges, R.E.M., Jones, A.S.G. and Watkins, R. 2009.
Late-glacial remains of woolly mammoth from Shropshire, UK: stratigraphy, sedimentology and geochronology of the Condover site. Geological Journal 44, 392-413.
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Scourse, J.D., Haapaniemi, A.I., Colmenero-Hidalgo, E., Peck, V.L., Hall, I.R., Austin, W.E.N., Knutz, P.C. and Zahn, R. 2009.
Initiation, dynamics, and deglaciation of the last British-Irish Ice Sheet: the deep-sea ice-rafted detritus record. Quaternary Science Reviews 28, 3066-3084, doi:10.1016/j.quascirev.2009.08.009.

Scourse, J.D., Uehara, K. and Wainwright, A. 2009.
Celtic Sea linear tidal sand ridges, the Irish Sea Ice Stream and the Fleuve Manche: palaeotidal modelling of a transitional passive margin depositional system. Marine Geology 259, 102-111. doi:10.1016/j.margeo.2008.12.010

Trouet, V., Esper, J., Graham, N.E., Baker, A., Scourse, J.D. and Frank, D.C. 2009.
Pervasive positive North Atlantic Oscillation mode dominated the Medieval Climate Anomaly. Science 324, 78-80.

Van Landeghem, K.J.J., Uehara, K., Wheeler, A.J., Mitchell, N.C. and Scourse, J.D. (2009)
Post-glacial sediment dynamics in the Irish Sea and sediment wave morphology: Data-model comparisons. Continental Shelf Research, 29, Issue 14, pp. 1723-1736.
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Wanamaker, A.D. Jr., Baker, A., Butler, P.G., Richardson, C.A., Scourse, J.D., Ridgway, I. and Reynolds, D.J. (2009).
A novel method for imaging internal growth patterns in marine mollusks: A fluorescence case study on the aragonitic shell of the marine bivalve Arctica islandica (Linnaeus.). Limnology and Oceanography: Methods 7, 673-681.

Butler, P.G., Scourse, J.D., Richardson, C.A., Wanamaker, A.D., Jr., Bryant, C.L., and Bennell, J.D. (2009)
Continuous marine radiocarbon reservoir calibration and the 13C Suess effect in the Irish Sea: results from the first absolutely dated multi-centennial shell-based marine master chronology, Earth and Planetary Science Letters, 279, 230-241

Neill, S.P. and Scourse, J.D. (2009)
The formation of headland/island sandbanks. Continental Shelf Research 29 2167-2177
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Neill, S.P., Scourse, J.D., Bigg, G.R. and Uehara, K. (2009)
Changes in wave climate over the northwest European shelf seas during the last 12,000 years. Journal of Geophysical Research 114, C06015.
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Marret, F., Scourse, J.D.. Kennedy, H., Ufkes, E. and Jansen, J.H.F. 2008.
Marine production in the Congo-influenced SE Atlantic over the past 30,000 years: a novel dinoflagellate-cyst based transfer function approach. Marine Micropalaeontology 68, 198-222.

Rippeth, T. P., J. D. Scourse, K. Uehara, and S. McKeown (2008)
The impact of sea-level rise over the last deglacial transition on the strength of the continental shelf CO2 pump. Geophys. Res. Lett., 35, L24604, doi:10.1029/2008GL035880. (AGU Highlighted paper).

Wanamaker, A.D., Jr., Heinemeier, J., Scourse, J.D., Richardson, C.A., Butler, P.G., Eiríksson, J., and Knudsen, K.L. (2008)
Very-long lived molluscs confirm 17th century AD tephra-based radiocarbon reservoir ages for north Icelandic shelf waters, Radiocarbon, 50, No. 3.

Eynaud, F., Zaragosi, S., Scourse, J.D., Mojtahid, M., Hall I.R., Penaud, A., Locascio, M. and Reijonen, A. 2007
Deglacial laminated facies on the NW European continental margin: the hydrographic significance of British Irish Ice Sheet disintegration and Fleuve Manche paleoriver discharges. Geophysics, Geochemistry, Geosystems 8 Q06019 doi:10.1029/2006GC001496

Peck, V.L., Hall, I.R., Zahn, R. and Scourse, J.D. (2007)
Progressive reduction in NE Atlantic intermediate water ventilation prior to Heinrich events: Response to NW European ice sheet instabilities? Geochemistry, Geophysics, Geosystems, 8, Art. No. Q01N10.

Peck, V.L., Hall, I.R., Zahn, R., Grousset, F., Hemming, S. and Scourse, J.D. 2007
The relationship of Heinrich layers to their 'European precursors' over the past 60 kyr BP: a multi-proxy ice-rafted debris provenance study in the NE Atlantic. Quaternary Science Reviews 26, 862-875.

Turney, C.S.M., Scourse, J.D., Rodbell, D. and Caseldine, C.J. (eds.) 2007
Quaternary Climatic, Environmental and Archaeological Change in Australasia. Journal of Quaternary Science 22(5), 421-558.

Walden, J., Wadsworth, E., Austin, W.E.N., Peters, C., Scourse, J.D. and Hall, I.R. (2007)
Compositional variability of ice-rafted debris in Heinrich layers 1 and 2 on the northwest European continental slope identified by environmental magnetic analyses. Journal of Quaternary Science, 22, 163-172.

Watkins, R., Scourse, J.D. and Allen, J.R.M. (2007)
The Holocene vegetation history of the Arfon Platform, North Wales, UK. Boreas, 36, 170-181.

Austin, W.E.N., Cage, A.G. and Scourse, J.D. (2006)
Mid-latitude shelf seas: a NW European perspective on the seasonal dynamics of temperature, salinity and oxygen isotopes. The Holocene, 16, 937-947.

Hiemstra, J.F., Evans, D.J.A., Scourse, J.D., Furze, M.F.A., McCarroll, D. and Rhodes, E. (2006)
New evidence for a grounded Irish Sea glaciation of the Isles of Scilly, UK. Quaternary Science Reviews, 25, 299-309.

Marret, F., Maley, J. and Scourse, J.D. (2006)
Climatic instability in west equatorial Africa during the Mid- and Late Holocene. Quaternary International, 150, 71-81.

Peck, V.L., Hall, I.R., Zahn, R., Elderfield, H., Grousset, F., Hemming, S.R. and Scourse,J.D. (2006)
High resolution evidence for linkages between NW European ice sheet instability and Atlantic Meridional Overturning Circulation. Earth and Planetary Science Letters, 243¸ 476-488.

Scourse, J., Richardson, C., Forsythe, G., Harris, I., Heinemeier, J., Fraser, N., Briffa, K. and Jones, P. (2006)
First cross-matched floating chronology from the marine fossil record: data from growth lines of the long-lived bivalve mollusc Arctica Islandica. The Holocene, 16, 967-974.

Scourse, J.D. (2006a)
Comment on: Numerical 230Th/U dating and a palynological review of the Holsteinian/ Hoxnian Interglacial by Geyh and Muller, 2005, QSR 24, 1861-1872.. Quaternary Science Reviews, 25, 3060-3071.

Scourse, J.D. [Ed.] (2006b)
Special Issue: The HOLSMEER Project: Late Holocene shallow marine environments of Europe. The Holocene, 16, 931-1024.

Scourse, J.D. and McCarroll, D. (2006)
Late Devensian glaciation in the Isles of Scilly: testing the hypothesis. Quaternary Newsletter, 110, 26-31.

Scourse, J.D., Sejrup, H.P., Jones, P.D. and HOLSMEER project participants (2006)
Editorial: Late Holocene oceanographic and climate change from the western European margin: the results of the HOLSMEER project. The Holocene, 16, 931-935.

Uehara, K., Scourse, J.D., Horsburgh, K.J., Lambeck, K. and Purcell, A.P. (2006)
Tidal evolution of the northwest European shelf seas from the Last Glacial Maximum to the present. Journal of Geophysical Research, 111, C09025, doi:10.1029/2006JC003531.

Mojtahid, M., Eynaud, F., Zaragosi, S., Scourse, J., Bourillet, J.-F. and Garlan, T. (2005)
Palaeoclimatology and palaeohydrography of the glacial stages on Celtic and Armorican margins over the last 360,000 yrs. Marine Geology, 224, 57-82.

Scourse, J., Marret, F., Versteegh, G.J.M., Jansen, J.H.F. and van der Plicht, J. (2005)
High-resolution last deglaciation palynological record from the Congo fan reveals significance of mangrove pollen and biomarkers as indicators of shelf transgression. Quaternary Research, 64, 57-69.

Scourse, J.D., Clarke, L. and Marret, F. [Eds.] (2005)
Annually- banded records in the Quaternary. Thematic set of papers in Journal of Quaternary Science, 20, 409-507.

Marret, F., Eiriksson, J., Knudsen, K.L., Turon, J.-L. and Scourse, J.D. (2004)
Distribution of dinoflagellate cyst assemblages in surface sediments from the northern and western shelf of Iceland. Review of Palaeobotany and Palynology, 128, 35-53.

Marret, F., Scourse, J. and Austin, W. (2004)
Holocene shelf-sea seasonal stratification dynamics: a dinoflagellate cyst record from the Celtic Sea, NW European shelf. The Holocene, 14, 689-696.

Scourse, J.D., Kennedy, H., Scott, G.A. and Austin, W.E.N. (2004)
Stable isotopic analyses of modern benthic foraminifera from seasonally stratified shelf seas: disequilibria and the ‘seasonal effect’. The Holocene, 14, 747-758.

Scott, G.A., Scourse, J.D. and Austin, W.E.N. (2003)
The distribution of benthic foraminifera in the Celtic Sea:The significance of seasonal stratification. Journal of Foraminiferal Research, 33, 32–61

Austin, W.E.N. and Scourse, J.D. [Eds.] 2002
Quaternary shelf sea palaeoceanography: recent advances in Europe. Special Issue, Marine Geology, 191, 87-188.

Marret, F. and Scourse, J. 2002
Control of modern dinoflagellate cyst distribution in the Irish and Celtic Seas by seasonal stratification dynamics. Marine Micropaleontology, 47, 101-116.

Scourse, J.D. and Austin, W.E.N. 2002
Quaternary shelf sea palaeoceanography: recent developments in Europe. Marine Geology, 191, 87-94.

Scourse, J.D., Austin, W.E.N., Long, B.T., Assinder, D.J. and Huws, D. 2002
Holocene evolution of seasonal stratification in the Celtic Sea: refined age model, mixing depths and foraminiferal stratigraphy. Marine Geology, 191, 119-145.

Dowdeswell, J.A., O Cofaigh, C., Andrews, J.T. and Scourse, J.D. (2001)
Workshop explores debris transported by icebergs and palaeoenvironmental implications. EOS, Transactions, American Geophysical Union, 82, 382, 386.

Marret, F., Scourse, J.D., Versteegh, G., Jansen, J.H.F. and Scheider, R. (2001)
Integrated marine and terrestrial evidence for abrupt Congo River palaeodischarge fluctuations during the last deglaciation. Journal of Quaternary Science, 16, 761–766.

Scourse, J.D. and Furze, M.F.A. (2001a)
A critical review of the glaciomarine model for Irish sea deglaciation: evidence from southern Britain, the Celtic shelf and adjacent continental slope. Journal of Quaternary Science, 16, 419–434.

Scourse, J.D. and Furze, M.F.A. (2001b)
Report IGCP Project 437 meeting in Patagonia and Tierra del Fuego, 'Coastal interactions during eustatic highstands'. Quaternary Newsletter, 93, 44–48.

Scourse, J.D., Hall, I.R., McCave, I.N., Young, J.R. and Sugdon, C. (2000)
The origin of Heinrich layers: evidence from H2 for European precursor events. Earth and Planetary Science Letters, 182, 187–195.

Campbell, S., Hunt, C.O., Scourse, J.D., Keen, D.H. and Croot, D.G. (1999)
Southwest England. A revised correlation of Quaternary deposits in the British Isles [ed.D.Q.Bowen], Special Report of the Geological Society, 23, 66–78.

Marret, F., Scourse, J., Jansen, J.H.F., and Schneider, R. (1999)
Changements climatiques et paléocéanographiques en Afrique centrale atlantique au cours de la dernière déglaciation : contribution palynologique (Climate and palaeoceanographic changes in west Central Africa during the last deglaciation: palynological investication. Comptes Rendus Académie des Sciences, Paris, 329, 721–726.

Scourse, J.D., Austin, W.E.N., Sejrup, H.P. and Ansari, M.H. (1999)
Foraminiferal isoleucine epimerisation determinations from the Nar Valley Clay, Norfolk, UK: implications for Quaternary correlations in the southern North Sea Basin. Geological Magazine, 136, 543–560.

Scott, G., Thompson, L., Hitchin, R. and Scourse, J.D. (1998)
Observations on selected salt–marsh and shallow–marine species of agglutinating foraminifera: grain size and mineralogical selectivity. Journal of Foraminiferal Research, 28(4), 261–267.

Austin, W.E.N. and Scourse, J.D. 1997
Evolution of seasonal stratification in the Celtic Sea during the Holocene. Journal of the Geological Society 154, 249-256.


Scourse, J.D. [Ed.] (2006c)
The Isles of Scilly, Field Guide. Quaternary Research Association, London, 180 pp.

Scourse, J.D. and Furze, M.F.A. (1999)
The Quaternary of West Cornwall. Field Guide. Quaternary Research Association, 223pp.

Book Chapters

Catt, J.A., Gibbard, P.L., Lowe, J.J., McCarroll, D., Scourse, J.D., Walker, M.J.C. and Wymer,J.J. (2006)
Quaternary: ice sheets and their legacy. In: The Geology of England and Wales (2nd Edition) [Eds. P.J. Brenchley and P.F. Rawson]. Geological Society of London, pp. 429-467.

Barker, P.A., Talbot, M.R., Street-Perrott, A., Marret, F., Scourse, J.D. and Odada, E.O. (2004)
Late Quaternary climatic variability in intertropical Africa. In: Past Climate Variability through Europe and Africa [Eds. R.W. Battarbee, F. Gasse and C.E. Stickley], Springer-Verlag, pp.117-138.

Scourse, J.D. (1999)
4 chapters in The Quaternary of West Cornwall. Field Guide [ed.Scourse, J.D.], p,1–4, 27–45, 93–97 and 108–112.

Scourse, J.D. (1998)
13 chapters in Quaternary of SW England [eds. Campbell, S. et al.], Chapman and Hall, London, p.108–110 and 251–283.

Additional Publications

Scourse, J.D. 2010.
Comment on: A Last Glacial Maximum pollen record from Bodmin Moor showing a possible cryptic northern refugium in southwest England by Kelly et al., 2010, JQS 25, 296-308. Journal of Quaternary Science 25, 826-827. doi: 10.1002/jqs.1414.

Ridgway, I., Richardson, C.A., Scourse, J.D., Wanamaker, A.D. and Butler, P.G. (2008).
The long-lived clam Arctica islandica, a new model species for ageing research. British Society for Research on Ageing. Published online.

Wanamaker, A.D., Jr., Scourse, J.D., Richardson, C.A., Butler, P.G., Reynolds, D.J., and Ridgway, I. (2008)
Absolute chronologies from the ocean: Records from the longest-lived, non-colonial animals on Earth. PAGES News, 16(3), 4-6.

Wainwright, A., Varsamidis, T. and Scourse, J.D. 2007
A 3D visualisation environment modelling the evolution of north-west Europe since the Last Glacial Maximum., in LIM, I.S. and DUCE, D. (eds.) Theory and Practice of Computer Graphics. Eurographics UK Chapter Proceedings, 229-235.

Scourse, J., Clarke, L. and Marret, F., 2005
Thematic set: Annually-banded records in the Quaternary, Journal of Quaternary Science, 20(5).

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