Dr Lynda Yorke

Dr Lynda Yorke - Lecturer in Physical Geography                                                                                                                        

Room F22, Thoday Building

E-mail: l.yorke@bangor.ac.uk

Twitter: @drlyndayorke

Tel: +44(0)1248 388641


Responsibilities within SENRGY/BU

  • SENRGy Director of Student Engagement
  • SENRGy Director of Marketing

Qualifications and Membership of Professional Bodies

  • Ph.D. Quaternary Geomorphology - University of Hull, 2008.
  • MSc. Geomorphology and Environmental Change - University of Durham. 2000.
  • BSc. (Hons) Geography - Northumbria University, 1998.
  • PGCTHE - Aberystwyth University, 2011.
  • Senior Fellow, Higher Education Academy.
  • Quaternary Research Association.
  • British Society for Geomorphology.
  • The Geographical Association.

Research Interests

  • River response to Quaternary environmental change, particularly long-term dynamics and the influence of glacial-uplift on river development.
  • Riverine flooding, hazards and risk.
  • Human-river interactions (Geoarchaeology).
  • Geomorphology and sedimentology, especially in former UK glacial environments.

Research

Group Affiliation

  • Rivers and Catchments

Biography

Dr Lynda Yorke graduated from Northumbria University with a Geography BSc, gained a Masters’ degree from the University of Durham, and completed her doctoral research at the University of Hull.  Lynda has previously worked in project management and as a research associate on a number of ALSF-funded research projects.  She undertook post-doctoral research at the University of Liverpool, before starting her lecturing career at Aberystwyth University.  Lynda has been at Bangor since January 2012.

Media

  • BBC RadioWales, interview on BBC Science Café. Broadcast March 2017.
  • BBC Two/BBC One Wales, television interview/contribution to Richard Park’s Extreme Wales. Broadcast September and November 2016.
  • Skinner, C., Yorke, L. (9 December 2015). Flooding and Geomorphology [British Society for Geomorphology Press Release]. Retrieved from https://geomorphology.org.uk  
  • ITV1, television interview/contribution to Bear Gryll’s ‘Britain’s Biggest Adventures’. Broadcast September 2015.
  • Daily Post Wales ‘We can’t cope with more storms’. Interview and comment on flooding. Published 11th January 2014.
  • BBC One Wales, television interview/contribution to Week In Week out ‘Holding back the floods’. Broadcast 5th November 2013. http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b03gq1hf  

Blogs

Yorke, L., Bunting, M.J. (21 September 2016). Take it home and do it: open-book exams [GEES Network Blog]. Retrieved from https://teachingfocusedgeesnetwork.wordpress.com/tag/checklistding/

Staff Publications

Yorke, L., 2017. Flooding: is it really getting worse? Geology Today. Vol. 33, No. 3, May–June 2017.
Yorke, L., Livingstone, S.J., 2013. Overview of the glacial and fluvial geomorphology and sedimentology of the Tyne Gap and River Tyne Valley. In: Davies et al., The Quaternary of Northumberland, Durham and North Yorkshire. Field Guide. Quaternary Research Association, London, p. 22-24.
Yorke, L., 2013. Lower Tyne valley landform-sediment assemblages. In: Davies et al., The Quaternary of Northumberland, Durham and North Yorkshire. Field Guide. Quaternary Research Association, London, p. 129-134.
Yorke, L., 2013. Lateglacial and early Holocene alluvial history of the River Tyne between Haltwhistle and Blaydon. In: Davies et al., The Quaternary of Northumberland, Durham and North Yorkshire. Field Guide. Quaternary Research Association, London, p.135-142.
Davies, B.J, Yorke, L., Bridgland, D.R., Roberts, D.H., 2013. The Quaternary of Northumberland, Durham and North Yorkshire. Field Guide. Quaternary Research Association, London. 4
Yorke, L., Rumsby, B.T., Chiverrell, R. C., Depositional history of the Tyne valley associated with retreat and stagnation of Late Devensian Ice Streams. Proceedings of the Geologists’ Association. 2012. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.pgeola.2012.03.005   
Livingstone, S.J., Davies, B.J., Evans, D.A.J., Huddart, D., Merritt, J.W., Mitchell, W.A., O Cofaigh, C., Roberts, D.H., Yorke, L. 2012. Glaciodynamics of the central sector of the last British-Irish Ice Sheet. Earth Science Reviews 111, 25-55.
Hooke, J.M., Yorke, L., 2011. Channel bar dynamics on multi-decadal timescales in an active meandering river. Earth Surface Processes and Landforms 36, 1910-1928.
Hooke, J.M., Yorke, L., 2010. Rates, distributions and mechanisms of change in meander morphology over decadal timescales, River Dane, UK. Earth Surface Processes and Landforms 35, 1601–1614.
Yorke, L., Fuller, I.C., Howard, A.J., Passmore, D.G., 2007. Preliminary investigations of outwash environments in the Tyne Valley: implications for Late Devensian (Dimlington Stadial) deglaciation. Proceedings of the Geologists' Association 118, 201-211.

Subject-specific publications/Reports

Yorke, L., 2016. The suitability of the Afon Twrch, Bala for an extension to the current micro-hydro infrastructure. Unpublished report to Derwent Hydro.
Yorke, L., 2015. Geomorphological Assessment of the Afon Ogwen at Pont Ogwen for a micro-hydro scheme. Unpublished report to JH Hydropower Services.
Bird, G., Yorke, L., 2013. Geomorphological Assessment on the Afon Lliw micro-hydro scheme. Unpublished report to JH Hydropower Services.
Bird, G., Yorke, L., 2013. Geomorphological Assessment on the Afon Anafon micro-hydro scheme. Unpublished report to JH Hydropower Services.
Jones, A.F., Brewer, P.A., Macklin, M.G., Swain, C.H., Bird, G., Griffiths, H.M. Huband, M., Yorke, L., 2011. Late Quaternary River Development and Archaeology of the Middle Tywi Valley. Final report for the Dyfed Archaeological Trust Exploration Tywi Project. 97 pp.
Yorke, L., 2008. Optical Ages of the Late Pleistocene valley fill sequence in the River Tyne, Northumberland, UK. Quaternary Newsletter 115, 55-58.
Yorke, L., 2006. Late Devensian outwash environments in the Tyne Valley: preliminary investigations. Proceedings of the Cumberland Geological Society 7, 179-183.
Yorke, L., 2005. A review of aggregate extraction sites in Northumberland and Cumbria: evaluating their geoarchaeological potential. Unpublished report to NIAN/English Heritage.
Passmore, D.G., Yorke, L., 2004. Haughton Strother Geoarchaeological Evaluation: Interim Report. Unpublished report to Wardell Armstrong.
Yorke, L., McManus, K.B., Howard, A.J., 2003. Development of a Geomorphological Risk map for the Valley floor deposits of the River Trent. Unpublished report to English Heritage. Downloadable from www.TVG.org.uk)