Thierry Fonville

Thierry Fonville
University of Southampton · Department of Geography and Environment

BSc Biology, MSc Biogeology, PhD Geography


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May 2015 - August 2017
University of Southampton
  • PhD Student


Publications (8)
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The Neolithic and Bronze Age construction and habitation of the Stonehenge Landscape has been extensively explored in previous research. However, little is known about the scale of pre-Neolithic activity and the extent to which the later monumental complex occupied an 'empty' landscape. There has been a long-running debate as to whether the monumen...
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Sedimentary DNA (sedDNA) has recently emerged as a new proxy for reconstructing past vegetation, but its taphonomy, source area and representation biases need better assessment. We investigated how sedDNA in recent sediments of two small Scottish lakes reflects a major vegetation change, using well-documented 20th Century plantations of exotic coni...
Crannogs are widely distributed archaeological sites in Scotland and Ireland and can be described as artificially constructed islands, dated mainly to the Iron Age and Medieval periods. However, little is known about the function and chronology of these sites. This study aims to show how palaeoecological and palaeoenvironmental analyses can support...
The long-term terrestrial and aquatic ecosystem dynamics spanning between approximately 6200 and 4800 cal BP were investigated using pollen, diatoms, pigments, charcoal, and geochemistry from varved sediments collected in a large stratified perialpine lake, Lago Grande di Avigliana, in the Italian Alps. Marked changes were detected in diatom and pi...
Over the past decades, increasing effort has been spent on understanding the effects of recent cultural eutrophication of European waters. However, simply reverting to conditions ~150 years ago is generally insufficient since both human activities and natural climate changes have influenced the landscape and nutrient levels of rivers and lakes for...


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Project (1)
Determine the relationships between historic sites and landuse on the Western Scottish and Northern Irish islands, from the early medieval to modern periods, to understand how populations were able to flourish from the individual community to inter-island network.