Dr Nicki Whitehouse

  • Senior Lecturer in Archaeological Science (Archaeology)

email: Nicki.Whitehouse@glasgow.ac.uk

Archaeology, School of Humanities, Molema Building, University of Glasgow, Glasgow, G12 8QQ

ORCID iDhttps://orcid.org/0000-0002-7044-6492

Research interests

I am an archaeological scientist working within tenvironmental archaeology and palaeoecology (Quaternary entomology). I am interested in understanding the socio-ecological dynamics of past human populations from northern temperate environments to the Mediterranean. 

My primary expertise lies in the analysis of Holocene cultural landscapes and ecosystems using palaeoenvironmental (especially insects, pollen data and other biological & geochemical proxies) climate, archaeological and 14C data, underpinned by sound chronological understandings. I work both at the site level, investigating the physical and environmental context of archaeological sites using a range of techniques to extract and analyse proxy data from soils and sediments, though to the landscape and regional scale, using ‘big data’ approaches to synthesize diverse lines of evidence. My research sheds light on the processes that drive landscape change, including shifts in cultural land-use through time such as the transition to early agriculture, showing how anthropogenic and other processes have shaped our historic and current environments. I have a long-standing interest in the study of wetland archaeology and environments.    

My interests span from reconstructing past vegetation and climatic histories, the modelling of ecological and human processes of change, people-environment co-evolutionary dynamics, long-term trajectories of biodiversity and sustainability in prehistoric societies, the origin and transition to agriculture & complexity and how communities and societies become resilient to change over space and time. Agriculture has had an immense impact on humans and non-humans and the future of our world is linked to making agriculture sustainable by maintaining and enhancing biodiversity, understanding traditional agricultural knowledge and mitigating environmental impacts. Archaeology can play a key role in all these lines of investigation. My contention is that modern biodiversity, ecosystems and landscapes are formed as a consequence of these historical processes and understanding the environmental past is key, both in terms of understanding past human behaviours and understanding our present and future. 

In recent years, I have further focused on the character of early agricultural systems, where, what and how people were growing crops and grazing animals, implications for land usage and impacts on landscapes, biological and biophysical systems. I have a particular fondness for working within the Mesolithic and Neolithic time periods, but I also work on later prehistoric and historic periods. 

Key areas for my work are the North Atlantic region, in Ireland and Britain and their Atlantic fringe context, linking through to the Mediterranean.  My research has been funded by NERC, AHRC, ERC, HLF, Heritage Council, British Academy, Royal Society.

Publications

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2021

Brown, A.G. et al. (2021) Ancient DNA, lipid biomarkers and palaeoecological evidence reveals construction and life on early medieval lake settlements. Scientific Reports, 11, 11807. (doi: 10.1038/s41598-021-91057-x) (PMID:34083588) (PMCID:PMC8175756)

Brown, A. G. et al. (2021) Late Quaternary evolution of a lowland anastomosing river system: geological-topographic inheritance, non-uniformity and implications for biodiversity and management. Quaternary Science Reviews, 260, 106929. (doi: 10.1016/j.quascirev.2021.106929)

Morrison, K. D. et al. (2021) Mapping past human land use using archaeological data: a new classification for global land use synthesis and data harmonization. PLoS ONE, 16(4), e0246662. (doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0246662) (PMID:33852578) (PMCID:PMC8046197)

Whitehouse, N. , Willsdon, C. , Beale, G. , Gardner, T., Davies, A., Gearey, B. and Everett, R. (2021) Bright Edge Deep: peatlands in history, cultural heritage, and climate. [Exhibitions]

2020

Schafstall, N., Whitehouse, N. , Kuosmanen, N., Svobodová-Svitavská, H., Saulnier, M., Chiverrell, R. C., Fleischer, P., Kuneš, P. and Clear, J. L. (2020) Changes in species composition and diversity of a montane beetle community over the last millennium in the High Tatras, Slovakia: implications for forest conservation and management. Palaeogeography, Palaeoclimatology, Palaeoecology, 555, 109834. (doi: 10.1016/j.palaeo.2020.109834)

Mackay, H. et al. (2020) Characterising life in settlements and structures: incorporating faecal lipid biomarkers within a multiproxy case study of a wetland village. Journal of Archaeological Science, 121, 105202. (doi: 10.1016/j.jas.2020.105202)

Harrison, S. P. et al. (2020) Development and testing scenarios for implementing land use and land cover changes during the Holocene in Earth system model experiments. Geoscientific Model Development, 13(2), pp. 805-824. (doi: 10.5194/gmd-13-805-2020)

2019

McClatchie, M., Schulting, R., McLaughlin, R., Colledge, S., Boggard, A., Barratt, P. and Whitehouse, N. (2019) Food production, processing and foodways in Neolithic Ireland. Environmental Archaeology, (doi: 10.1080/14614103.2019.1615215) (Early Online Publication)

Briant, R. M. et al. (2019) Early Ipswichian (last interglacial) sea level rise in the channel region: Stone Point Site of Special Scientific Interest, Hampshire, England. Proceedings of the Geologists’ Association, 130(1), pp. 1-26. (doi: 10.1016/j.pgeola.2018.03.002)

Roe, H., Whitehouse, N. J. and Knight, J. (Eds.) (2019) Late Quaternary Landscape Evolution, Palaeoenvironments and Human Occupation in the North of Ireland. Series: QRA Field Guides. Quaternary Research Association: London.

Brown, A.G. and Whitehouse, N. J. (2019) Lough Yoan – the crannogs enigma. In: Roe, H., Whitehouse, N. J. and Knight, J. (eds.) Late Quaternary Landscape Evolution, Palaeoenvironments and Human Occupation in the North of Ireland. Series: QRA Field Guides. Quaternary Research Association: London, pp. 184-190.

Pilcher, J., Plunkett, G. and Whitehouse, N. J. (2019) Palaeoecology of the north of Ireland – a brief over-view. In: Roe, H., Whitehouse, N. J. and Knight, J. (eds.) Late Quaternary Landscape Evolution, Palaeoenvironments and Human Occupation in the North of Ireland. Series: QRA Field Guides. Quaternary Research Association: London, pp. 36-47.

Roe, H. and Whitehouse, N. J. (2019) Strangford Lough. In: Roe, H., Whitehouse, N. J. and Knight, J. (eds.) Late Quaternary Landscape Evolution, Palaeoenvironments and Human Occupation in the North of Ireland. Series: QRA Field Guides. Quaternary Research Association: London, pp. 63-64.

Roe, H., Whitehouse, N. J. and Knight, J. (2019) Introduction to the late Quaternary environments and evolution of the north of Ireland. In: Roe, H., Whitehouse, N. J. and Knight, J. (eds.) Late Quaternary Landscape Evolution, Palaeoenvironments and Human Occupation in the North of Ireland. Series: QRA Field Guides. Quaternary Research Association: London, vii-xvi.

Whitehouse, N. J. , Watson, J. and Turney, C.S.M. (2019) The Late glacial site at Roddansport. In: Roe, H., Whitehouse, N. J. and Knight, J. (eds.) Late Quaternary Landscape Evolution, Palaeoenvironments and Human Occupation in the North of Ireland. Series: QRA Field Guides. Quaternary Research Association: London, pp. 65-72.

2018

Whitehouse, N. , Madella, M. and Antolín, F. (2018) European land-use at 6000 BP: from on-site data to the large-scale view. Past Global Changes Magazine, 26(2), p. 90. (doi: 10.22498/pages.26.2.90)

Gaillard, M.-J., Morrison, K.D., Madella, M. and Whitehouse, N. (2018) Past land-use and land-cover change: the challenge of quantification at the subcontinental to global scales. Past Global Changes Magazine, 26(1), p. 3. (doi: 10.22498/pages.26.1.3)

Jeffers, E. S. et al. (2018) Plant controls on Late Quaternary whole ecosystem structure and function. Ecology Letters, 21(6), pp. 814-825. (doi: 10.1111/ele.12944)

Morrison, K. D., Hammer, E., Popova, L., Madella, M., Whitehouse, N. and Gaillard, M.-J. (2018) Global-scale comparisons of human land use: developing shared terminology for land-use practices for global change. Past Global Changes Magazine, 26(1), pp. 8-9. (doi: 10.22498/pages.26.1.8)

Whitehouse, N. J. , Bunting, M.J., McClatchie, M., Barratt, P., McLaughlin, R., Schulting, R. and Bogaard, A. (2018) Prehistoric land-cover and land-use history in Ireland at 6000 BP. Past Global Changes Magazine, 26(1), pp. 24-25. (doi: 10.22498/pages.26.1.24)

Crone, A. et al. (2018) Nasty, brutish and short?; The life cycle of an Iron Age roundhouse at Black Loch of Myrton, SW Scotland. Journal of Wetland Archaeology, 18(2), pp. 138-162. (doi: 10.1080/14732971.2019.1576413)

Whitehouse, N. J. (2018) Investigations of fossil beetles remains from the Derragh Mesolithic platform, Co. Longford, Ireland. In: McGlynn, G., Stuijts, I. and Stefanini, B. (eds.) The Quaternary of the Irish Midlands. Series: IQUA Field Guide (35). Irish Quaternary Association: London, pp. 170-175. ISBN 9780947920593

2017

Schulting, R. J., Mcclatchie, M., Sheridan, A., Mclaughlin, R., Barratt, P. and Whitehouse, N. J. (2017) Radiocarbon dating of a multi-phase passage tomb on Baltinglass Hill, Co. Wicklow, Ireland. Proceedings of the Prehistoric Society, 83, pp. 305-323. (doi: 10.1017/ppr.2017.1)

Langford, H.E., Boreham, S., Briant, R.M., Coope, G.R., Horne, D.J., Penkman, K.E.H., Schreve, D.C., Whitehouse, N.J. and Whittaker, J.E. (2017) Evidence for the early onset of the Ipswichian thermal optimum: palaeoecology of Last Interglacial deposits at Whittlesey, eastern England. Journal of the Geological Society, 174(6), pp. 988-1003. (doi: 10.1144/jgs2017-001)

Wohlfarth, B., Muschitiello, F., Greenwood, S. L., Andersson, A., Kylander, M., Smittenberg, R. H., Steinthorsdottir, M., Watson, J. and Whitehouse, N. J. (2017) Hässeldala – a key site for Last Termination climate events in northern Europe. Boreas, 46(2), pp. 143-161. (doi: 10.1111/bor.12207)

2016

Lancelotti, C., Zurro, D., Whitehouse, N. J. , Kramer, K. L., Madella, M., García-Granero, J. J. and Greaves, R. D. (2016) Resilience of livelihood strategies in small-scale societies: a framework for studying the transition from food gathering to food production. Ecology and Society, 21(4), 8. (doi: 10.5751/ES-08757-210408)

McLaughlin, T. R., Whitehouse, N. J. , Schulting, R. J., McClatchie, M., Barratt, P. and Bogaard, A. (2016) The changing face of Neolithic and Bronze Age Ireland: a big data approach to the settlement and burial records. Journal of World Prehistory, 29(2), pp. 117-153. (doi: 10.1007/s10963-016-9093-0)

McClatchie, M., Bogaard, A., Colledge, S., Whitehouse, N. J. , Schulting, R. J., Barratt, P. and McLaughlin, T. R. (2016) Farming and foraging in Neolithic Ireland: an archaeobotanical perspective. Antiquity, 90(350), pp. 302-318. (doi: 10.15184/aqy.2015.212)

2015

Muschitiello, F., Pausata, F. S. R., Watson, J. E., Smittenberg, R. H., Salih, A. A. M., Brooks, S. J., Whitehouse, N. J. , Karlatou-Charalampopoulou, A. and Wohlfarth, B. (2015) Fennoscandian freshwater control on Greenland hydroclimate shifts at the onset of the Younger Dryas. Nature Communications, 6, 8939. (doi: 10.1038/ncomms9939) (PMID:26573386) (PMCID:PMC4660357)

Gaillard, M.-J., Morrisson, K. and Whitehouse, N. J. (2015) Past anthropogenic land use and land cover change at the global scale for climate modeling studies: PAGES LandCover6K Working Group. Quaternary Perspectives, 22(2), pp. 25-27.

2014

McClatchie, M., Bogaard, A., Colledge, S., Whitehouse, N.J. , Schulting, R.J., Barratt, P. and McLaughlin, T.R. (2014) Neolithic farming in north-western Europe: archaeobotanical evidence from Ireland. Journal of Archaeological Science, 51, pp. 206-215. (doi: 10.1016/j.jas.2012.10.022)

Whitehouse, N. J. and Kirleis, W. (2014) The world reshaped: practices and impacts of early agrarian societies. Journal of Archaeological Science, 51, pp. 1-11. (doi: 10.1016/j.jas.2014.08.007)

Whitehouse, N. J. , Schulting, R. J., McClatchie, M., Barratt, P., McLaughlin, T. R., Bogaard, A., Colledge, S., Marchant, R., Gaffrey, J. and Bunting, M. J. (2014) Neolithic agriculture on the European western frontier: the boom and bust of early farming in Ireland. Journal of Archaeological Science, 51, pp. 181-205. (doi: 10.1016/j.jas.2013.08.009)

Elias, S. A. and Whitehouse, N. J. (2014) G. Russell Coope: papers honouring his life and career. Quaternary International, 341, pp. 1-5. (doi: 10.1016/j.quaint.2014.06.056)

Langford, H.E., Boreham, S., Briant, R.M., Coope, G.R., Horne, D.J., Schreve, D.C., Whittaker, J.E. and Whitehouse, N.J. (2014) Middle to Late Pleistocene palaeoecological reconstructions and palaeotemperature estimates for cold/cool stage deposits at Whittlesey, eastern England. Quaternary International, 341, pp. 6-26. (doi: 10.1016/j.quaint.2014.01.037)

Mansell, L. J., Whitehouse, N. J. , Gearey, B. R., Barratt, P. and Roe, H. M. (2014) Holocene floodplain palaeoecology of the Humberhead Levels; implications for regional wetland development. Quaternary International, 341, pp. 91-109. (doi: 10.1016/j.quaint.2014.02.029)

Smith, D., Nayyar, K., Schreve, D., Thomas, R. and Whitehouse, N. (2014) Can dung beetles from the palaeoecological and archaeological record indicate herd concentration and the identity of herbivores? Quaternary International, 341, pp. 119-130. (doi: 10.1016/j.quaint.2013.11.032)

Seddon, A. W. R. et al. (2014) Looking forward through the past: identification of 50 priority research questions in palaeoecology. Journal of Ecology, 102(1), pp. 256-267. (doi: 10.1111/1365-2745.12195)

Grant, M. J. et al. (2014) A palaeoenvironmental context for Terminal Upper Palaeolithic and Mesolithic activity in the Colne Valley: offsite records contemporary with occupation at Three Ways Wharf, Uxbridge. Environmental Archaeology, 19(2), pp. 131-152. (doi: 10.1179/1749631413Y.0000000015)

Plunkett, G., Hall, V.A., Whitehouse, N. , Charman, D. and Blaaw, M. (2014) Overview and conclusion of palaeoenvironmental research. In: Kelly,, E.P. and Mulhall, I. (eds.) Bog Bodies Research Project. National Museum of Ireland: Dublin.

Whitehouse, N. (2014) Coleoptera analysis. In: Kelly,, E.P. and Mulhall, I. (eds.) Bog Bodies Research Project. National Museum of Ireland: Dublin.

2013

Gearey, B., Chapman, H., Marshall, P. and Whitehouse, N. (2013) Modelling, dating and contexualising palaeoenvironmental records. In: Chapman, H. P. and Gearey, B. R. (eds.) Modelling Archaeology and Palaeoenvironments in Wetlands: the Hidden Landscape Archaeology of Hatfield and Thorne Moors, Eastern England. Oxbow Books: Oxford, pp. 77-98. ISBN 9781782971740

2010

Watson, J. E., Brooks, S. J., Whitehouse, N. J. , Reimer, P. J., Birks, H. J. B. and Turney, C. (2010) Chironomid-inferred late-glacial summer air temperatures from Lough Nadourcan, Co. Donegal, Ireland. Journal of Quaternary Science, 25(8), pp. 1200-1210. (doi: 10.1002/jqs.1399)

Smith, D., Whitehouse, N. , Bunting, M. J. and Chapman, H. (2010) Can we characterise 'openness' in the Holocene palaeoenvironmental record? Modern analogue studies of insect faunas and pollen spectra from Dunham Massey deer park and Epping Forest, England. Holocene, 20(2), pp. 215-229. (doi: 10.1177/0959683609350392)

Whitehouse, N. J. and Smith, D. (2010) How fragmented was the British Holocene wildwood? Perspectives on the "Vera" grazing debate from the fossil beetle record. Quaternary Science Reviews, 29(3-4), pp. 539-553. (doi: 10.1016/j.quascirev.2009.10.010)

Bogaard, A. and Whitehouse, N. (2010) Early agriculture in uncertain climates: themes and approaches. Environmental Archaeology, 15(2), pp. 109-112. (doi: 10.1179/146141010X12640787648423)

2009

Whitehouse, N. J. (2009) Conservation lessons from the holocene record in "natural" and "cultural" landscapes. In: Hall, M. (ed.) Restoration and History: the Search for a Usable Environmental Past. Series: Routledge studies in modern history (8). Routledge: New York, pp. 87-97. ISBN 9780415871761

Plunkett, G., Whitehouse, N. J. , Hall, V. A., Charman, D. J., Blaauw, M., Kelly, E. and Mulhall, I. (2009) A multi-proxy palaeoenvironmental investigation of the findspot of an Iron Age bog body from Oldcroghan, Co. Offaly, Ireland. Journal of Archaeological Science, 36(2), pp. 265-277. (doi: 10.1016/j.jas.2008.09.014)

2008

Bunting, M. J. and Whitehouse, N. J. (2008) Adding time to the conservation toolkit: palaeoecology and long term wetland function dynamics. Biodiversity and Conservation, 17(9), 2051. (doi: 10.1007/s10531-008-9410-8)

Whitehouse, N. J. , Langdon, P. G., Bustin, R. and Galsworthy, S. (2008) Fossil insects and ecosystem dynamics in wetlands: implications for biodiversity and conservation. Biodiversity and Conservation, 17(9), pp. 2055-2078. (doi: 10.1007/s10531-008-9411-7)

Plunkett, G., Carroll, F., Hartwell, B., Whitehouse, N. J. and Reimer, P. J. (2008) Vegetation history at the multi-period prehistoric complex at Ballynahatty, Co. Down, Northern Ireland. Journal of Archaeological Science, 35(19), pp. 181-190. (doi: 10.1016/j.jas.2007.03.006)

2006

Whitehouse, N. J. (2006) The Holocene British and Irish ancient forest fossil beetle fauna: implications for forest history, biodiversity and faunal colonisation. Quaternary Science Reviews, 25(15-16), pp. 1755-1789. (doi: 10.1016/j.quascirev.2006.01.010)

Turney, C.S.M., Van Den Burg, K., Wastegård, S., Davies, S.M., Whitehouse, N.J. , Pilcher, J.R. and Callaghan, C. (2006) North European last glacial-interglacial transition (LGIT; 15-9 ka) tephrochronology: extended limits and new events. Journal of Quaternary Science, 21(4), pp. 335-345. (doi: 10.1002/jqs.990)

2004

Plunkett, G.M., Whitehouse, N.J. , Hall, V.A., Brown, D.M. and Baillie, M.G.L. (2004) A precisely-dated lake-level rise marked by diatomite formation in northeastern Ireland. Journal of Quaternary Science, 19(1), pp. 3-7. (doi: 10.1002/jqs.816)

Whitehouse, N. J. (2004) Mire ontogeny, environmental and climatic change inferred from fossil beetle successions from Hatfield Moors, eastern England. Holocene, 14(1), pp. 79-93. (doi: 10.1191/0959683604hl691rp)

Whitehouse, N. J. , Murphy, E. M. and Plunkett, G. (2004) Human exploitation and biota of Islands. Environmental Archaeology, 9(2), pp. 113-115. (doi: 10.1179/env.2004.9.2.113)

Whitehouse, N. J. and Smith, D. N. (2004) 'Islands' in Holocene forests: implications for forest openness, landscape clearance and 'culture-steppe' species. Environmental Archaeology, 9(2), pp. 199-208. (doi: 10.1179/env.2004.9.2.199)

2002

Boswijk, G. and Whitehouse, N. J. (2002) Pinus and Prostomis: a dendrochronological and palaeoentomological study of a mid-Holocene woodland in eastern England. Holocene, 12(5), pp. 585-596. (doi: 10.1191/0959683602hl569rp)

2000

Whitehouse, N.J. (2000) Forest fires and insects: Palaeoentomological research from a subfossil burnt forest. Palaeogeography, Palaeoclimatology, Palaeoecology, 164(1-4), pp. 231-246. (doi: 10.1016/S0031-0182(00)00188-7)

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Articles

Brown, A.G. et al. (2021) Ancient DNA, lipid biomarkers and palaeoecological evidence reveals construction and life on early medieval lake settlements. Scientific Reports, 11, 11807. (doi: 10.1038/s41598-021-91057-x) (PMID:34083588) (PMCID:PMC8175756)

Brown, A. G. et al. (2021) Late Quaternary evolution of a lowland anastomosing river system: geological-topographic inheritance, non-uniformity and implications for biodiversity and management. Quaternary Science Reviews, 260, 106929. (doi: 10.1016/j.quascirev.2021.106929)

Morrison, K. D. et al. (2021) Mapping past human land use using archaeological data: a new classification for global land use synthesis and data harmonization. PLoS ONE, 16(4), e0246662. (doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0246662) (PMID:33852578) (PMCID:PMC8046197)

Schafstall, N., Whitehouse, N. , Kuosmanen, N., Svobodová-Svitavská, H., Saulnier, M., Chiverrell, R. C., Fleischer, P., Kuneš, P. and Clear, J. L. (2020) Changes in species composition and diversity of a montane beetle community over the last millennium in the High Tatras, Slovakia: implications for forest conservation and management. Palaeogeography, Palaeoclimatology, Palaeoecology, 555, 109834. (doi: 10.1016/j.palaeo.2020.109834)

Mackay, H. et al. (2020) Characterising life in settlements and structures: incorporating faecal lipid biomarkers within a multiproxy case study of a wetland village. Journal of Archaeological Science, 121, 105202. (doi: 10.1016/j.jas.2020.105202)

Harrison, S. P. et al. (2020) Development and testing scenarios for implementing land use and land cover changes during the Holocene in Earth system model experiments. Geoscientific Model Development, 13(2), pp. 805-824. (doi: 10.5194/gmd-13-805-2020)

McClatchie, M., Schulting, R., McLaughlin, R., Colledge, S., Boggard, A., Barratt, P. and Whitehouse, N. (2019) Food production, processing and foodways in Neolithic Ireland. Environmental Archaeology, (doi: 10.1080/14614103.2019.1615215) (Early Online Publication)

Briant, R. M. et al. (2019) Early Ipswichian (last interglacial) sea level rise in the channel region: Stone Point Site of Special Scientific Interest, Hampshire, England. Proceedings of the Geologists’ Association, 130(1), pp. 1-26. (doi: 10.1016/j.pgeola.2018.03.002)

Whitehouse, N. , Madella, M. and Antolín, F. (2018) European land-use at 6000 BP: from on-site data to the large-scale view. Past Global Changes Magazine, 26(2), p. 90. (doi: 10.22498/pages.26.2.90)

Gaillard, M.-J., Morrison, K.D., Madella, M. and Whitehouse, N. (2018) Past land-use and land-cover change: the challenge of quantification at the subcontinental to global scales. Past Global Changes Magazine, 26(1), p. 3. (doi: 10.22498/pages.26.1.3)

Jeffers, E. S. et al. (2018) Plant controls on Late Quaternary whole ecosystem structure and function. Ecology Letters, 21(6), pp. 814-825. (doi: 10.1111/ele.12944)

Morrison, K. D., Hammer, E., Popova, L., Madella, M., Whitehouse, N. and Gaillard, M.-J. (2018) Global-scale comparisons of human land use: developing shared terminology for land-use practices for global change. Past Global Changes Magazine, 26(1), pp. 8-9. (doi: 10.22498/pages.26.1.8)

Whitehouse, N. J. , Bunting, M.J., McClatchie, M., Barratt, P., McLaughlin, R., Schulting, R. and Bogaard, A. (2018) Prehistoric land-cover and land-use history in Ireland at 6000 BP. Past Global Changes Magazine, 26(1), pp. 24-25. (doi: 10.22498/pages.26.1.24)

Crone, A. et al. (2018) Nasty, brutish and short?; The life cycle of an Iron Age roundhouse at Black Loch of Myrton, SW Scotland. Journal of Wetland Archaeology, 18(2), pp. 138-162. (doi: 10.1080/14732971.2019.1576413)

Schulting, R. J., Mcclatchie, M., Sheridan, A., Mclaughlin, R., Barratt, P. and Whitehouse, N. J. (2017) Radiocarbon dating of a multi-phase passage tomb on Baltinglass Hill, Co. Wicklow, Ireland. Proceedings of the Prehistoric Society, 83, pp. 305-323. (doi: 10.1017/ppr.2017.1)

Langford, H.E., Boreham, S., Briant, R.M., Coope, G.R., Horne, D.J., Penkman, K.E.H., Schreve, D.C., Whitehouse, N.J. and Whittaker, J.E. (2017) Evidence for the early onset of the Ipswichian thermal optimum: palaeoecology of Last Interglacial deposits at Whittlesey, eastern England. Journal of the Geological Society, 174(6), pp. 988-1003. (doi: 10.1144/jgs2017-001)

Wohlfarth, B., Muschitiello, F., Greenwood, S. L., Andersson, A., Kylander, M., Smittenberg, R. H., Steinthorsdottir, M., Watson, J. and Whitehouse, N. J. (2017) Hässeldala – a key site for Last Termination climate events in northern Europe. Boreas, 46(2), pp. 143-161. (doi: 10.1111/bor.12207)

Lancelotti, C., Zurro, D., Whitehouse, N. J. , Kramer, K. L., Madella, M., García-Granero, J. J. and Greaves, R. D. (2016) Resilience of livelihood strategies in small-scale societies: a framework for studying the transition from food gathering to food production. Ecology and Society, 21(4), 8. (doi: 10.5751/ES-08757-210408)

McLaughlin, T. R., Whitehouse, N. J. , Schulting, R. J., McClatchie, M., Barratt, P. and Bogaard, A. (2016) The changing face of Neolithic and Bronze Age Ireland: a big data approach to the settlement and burial records. Journal of World Prehistory, 29(2), pp. 117-153. (doi: 10.1007/s10963-016-9093-0)

McClatchie, M., Bogaard, A., Colledge, S., Whitehouse, N. J. , Schulting, R. J., Barratt, P. and McLaughlin, T. R. (2016) Farming and foraging in Neolithic Ireland: an archaeobotanical perspective. Antiquity, 90(350), pp. 302-318. (doi: 10.15184/aqy.2015.212)

Muschitiello, F., Pausata, F. S. R., Watson, J. E., Smittenberg, R. H., Salih, A. A. M., Brooks, S. J., Whitehouse, N. J. , Karlatou-Charalampopoulou, A. and Wohlfarth, B. (2015) Fennoscandian freshwater control on Greenland hydroclimate shifts at the onset of the Younger Dryas. Nature Communications, 6, 8939. (doi: 10.1038/ncomms9939) (PMID:26573386) (PMCID:PMC4660357)

Gaillard, M.-J., Morrisson, K. and Whitehouse, N. J. (2015) Past anthropogenic land use and land cover change at the global scale for climate modeling studies: PAGES LandCover6K Working Group. Quaternary Perspectives, 22(2), pp. 25-27.

McClatchie, M., Bogaard, A., Colledge, S., Whitehouse, N.J. , Schulting, R.J., Barratt, P. and McLaughlin, T.R. (2014) Neolithic farming in north-western Europe: archaeobotanical evidence from Ireland. Journal of Archaeological Science, 51, pp. 206-215. (doi: 10.1016/j.jas.2012.10.022)

Whitehouse, N. J. and Kirleis, W. (2014) The world reshaped: practices and impacts of early agrarian societies. Journal of Archaeological Science, 51, pp. 1-11. (doi: 10.1016/j.jas.2014.08.007)

Whitehouse, N. J. , Schulting, R. J., McClatchie, M., Barratt, P., McLaughlin, T. R., Bogaard, A., Colledge, S., Marchant, R., Gaffrey, J. and Bunting, M. J. (2014) Neolithic agriculture on the European western frontier: the boom and bust of early farming in Ireland. Journal of Archaeological Science, 51, pp. 181-205. (doi: 10.1016/j.jas.2013.08.009)

Elias, S. A. and Whitehouse, N. J. (2014) G. Russell Coope: papers honouring his life and career. Quaternary International, 341, pp. 1-5. (doi: 10.1016/j.quaint.2014.06.056)

Langford, H.E., Boreham, S., Briant, R.M., Coope, G.R., Horne, D.J., Schreve, D.C., Whittaker, J.E. and Whitehouse, N.J. (2014) Middle to Late Pleistocene palaeoecological reconstructions and palaeotemperature estimates for cold/cool stage deposits at Whittlesey, eastern England. Quaternary International, 341, pp. 6-26. (doi: 10.1016/j.quaint.2014.01.037)

Mansell, L. J., Whitehouse, N. J. , Gearey, B. R., Barratt, P. and Roe, H. M. (2014) Holocene floodplain palaeoecology of the Humberhead Levels; implications for regional wetland development. Quaternary International, 341, pp. 91-109. (doi: 10.1016/j.quaint.2014.02.029)

Smith, D., Nayyar, K., Schreve, D., Thomas, R. and Whitehouse, N. (2014) Can dung beetles from the palaeoecological and archaeological record indicate herd concentration and the identity of herbivores? Quaternary International, 341, pp. 119-130. (doi: 10.1016/j.quaint.2013.11.032)

Seddon, A. W. R. et al. (2014) Looking forward through the past: identification of 50 priority research questions in palaeoecology. Journal of Ecology, 102(1), pp. 256-267. (doi: 10.1111/1365-2745.12195)

Grant, M. J. et al. (2014) A palaeoenvironmental context for Terminal Upper Palaeolithic and Mesolithic activity in the Colne Valley: offsite records contemporary with occupation at Three Ways Wharf, Uxbridge. Environmental Archaeology, 19(2), pp. 131-152. (doi: 10.1179/1749631413Y.0000000015)

Watson, J. E., Brooks, S. J., Whitehouse, N. J. , Reimer, P. J., Birks, H. J. B. and Turney, C. (2010) Chironomid-inferred late-glacial summer air temperatures from Lough Nadourcan, Co. Donegal, Ireland. Journal of Quaternary Science, 25(8), pp. 1200-1210. (doi: 10.1002/jqs.1399)

Smith, D., Whitehouse, N. , Bunting, M. J. and Chapman, H. (2010) Can we characterise 'openness' in the Holocene palaeoenvironmental record? Modern analogue studies of insect faunas and pollen spectra from Dunham Massey deer park and Epping Forest, England. Holocene, 20(2), pp. 215-229. (doi: 10.1177/0959683609350392)

Whitehouse, N. J. and Smith, D. (2010) How fragmented was the British Holocene wildwood? Perspectives on the "Vera" grazing debate from the fossil beetle record. Quaternary Science Reviews, 29(3-4), pp. 539-553. (doi: 10.1016/j.quascirev.2009.10.010)

Bogaard, A. and Whitehouse, N. (2010) Early agriculture in uncertain climates: themes and approaches. Environmental Archaeology, 15(2), pp. 109-112. (doi: 10.1179/146141010X12640787648423)

Plunkett, G., Whitehouse, N. J. , Hall, V. A., Charman, D. J., Blaauw, M., Kelly, E. and Mulhall, I. (2009) A multi-proxy palaeoenvironmental investigation of the findspot of an Iron Age bog body from Oldcroghan, Co. Offaly, Ireland. Journal of Archaeological Science, 36(2), pp. 265-277. (doi: 10.1016/j.jas.2008.09.014)

Bunting, M. J. and Whitehouse, N. J. (2008) Adding time to the conservation toolkit: palaeoecology and long term wetland function dynamics. Biodiversity and Conservation, 17(9), 2051. (doi: 10.1007/s10531-008-9410-8)

Whitehouse, N. J. , Langdon, P. G., Bustin, R. and Galsworthy, S. (2008) Fossil insects and ecosystem dynamics in wetlands: implications for biodiversity and conservation. Biodiversity and Conservation, 17(9), pp. 2055-2078. (doi: 10.1007/s10531-008-9411-7)

Plunkett, G., Carroll, F., Hartwell, B., Whitehouse, N. J. and Reimer, P. J. (2008) Vegetation history at the multi-period prehistoric complex at Ballynahatty, Co. Down, Northern Ireland. Journal of Archaeological Science, 35(19), pp. 181-190. (doi: 10.1016/j.jas.2007.03.006)

Whitehouse, N. J. (2006) The Holocene British and Irish ancient forest fossil beetle fauna: implications for forest history, biodiversity and faunal colonisation. Quaternary Science Reviews, 25(15-16), pp. 1755-1789. (doi: 10.1016/j.quascirev.2006.01.010)

Turney, C.S.M., Van Den Burg, K., Wastegård, S., Davies, S.M., Whitehouse, N.J. , Pilcher, J.R. and Callaghan, C. (2006) North European last glacial-interglacial transition (LGIT; 15-9 ka) tephrochronology: extended limits and new events. Journal of Quaternary Science, 21(4), pp. 335-345. (doi: 10.1002/jqs.990)

Plunkett, G.M., Whitehouse, N.J. , Hall, V.A., Brown, D.M. and Baillie, M.G.L. (2004) A precisely-dated lake-level rise marked by diatomite formation in northeastern Ireland. Journal of Quaternary Science, 19(1), pp. 3-7. (doi: 10.1002/jqs.816)

Whitehouse, N. J. (2004) Mire ontogeny, environmental and climatic change inferred from fossil beetle successions from Hatfield Moors, eastern England. Holocene, 14(1), pp. 79-93. (doi: 10.1191/0959683604hl691rp)

Whitehouse, N. J. , Murphy, E. M. and Plunkett, G. (2004) Human exploitation and biota of Islands. Environmental Archaeology, 9(2), pp. 113-115. (doi: 10.1179/env.2004.9.2.113)

Whitehouse, N. J. and Smith, D. N. (2004) 'Islands' in Holocene forests: implications for forest openness, landscape clearance and 'culture-steppe' species. Environmental Archaeology, 9(2), pp. 199-208. (doi: 10.1179/env.2004.9.2.199)

Boswijk, G. and Whitehouse, N. J. (2002) Pinus and Prostomis: a dendrochronological and palaeoentomological study of a mid-Holocene woodland in eastern England. Holocene, 12(5), pp. 585-596. (doi: 10.1191/0959683602hl569rp)

Whitehouse, N.J. (2000) Forest fires and insects: Palaeoentomological research from a subfossil burnt forest. Palaeogeography, Palaeoclimatology, Palaeoecology, 164(1-4), pp. 231-246. (doi: 10.1016/S0031-0182(00)00188-7)

Book Sections

Brown, A.G. and Whitehouse, N. J. (2019) Lough Yoan – the crannogs enigma. In: Roe, H., Whitehouse, N. J. and Knight, J. (eds.) Late Quaternary Landscape Evolution, Palaeoenvironments and Human Occupation in the North of Ireland. Series: QRA Field Guides. Quaternary Research Association: London, pp. 184-190.

Pilcher, J., Plunkett, G. and Whitehouse, N. J. (2019) Palaeoecology of the north of Ireland – a brief over-view. In: Roe, H., Whitehouse, N. J. and Knight, J. (eds.) Late Quaternary Landscape Evolution, Palaeoenvironments and Human Occupation in the North of Ireland. Series: QRA Field Guides. Quaternary Research Association: London, pp. 36-47.

Roe, H. and Whitehouse, N. J. (2019) Strangford Lough. In: Roe, H., Whitehouse, N. J. and Knight, J. (eds.) Late Quaternary Landscape Evolution, Palaeoenvironments and Human Occupation in the North of Ireland. Series: QRA Field Guides. Quaternary Research Association: London, pp. 63-64.

Roe, H., Whitehouse, N. J. and Knight, J. (2019) Introduction to the late Quaternary environments and evolution of the north of Ireland. In: Roe, H., Whitehouse, N. J. and Knight, J. (eds.) Late Quaternary Landscape Evolution, Palaeoenvironments and Human Occupation in the North of Ireland. Series: QRA Field Guides. Quaternary Research Association: London, vii-xvi.

Whitehouse, N. J. , Watson, J. and Turney, C.S.M. (2019) The Late glacial site at Roddansport. In: Roe, H., Whitehouse, N. J. and Knight, J. (eds.) Late Quaternary Landscape Evolution, Palaeoenvironments and Human Occupation in the North of Ireland. Series: QRA Field Guides. Quaternary Research Association: London, pp. 65-72.

Whitehouse, N. J. (2018) Investigations of fossil beetles remains from the Derragh Mesolithic platform, Co. Longford, Ireland. In: McGlynn, G., Stuijts, I. and Stefanini, B. (eds.) The Quaternary of the Irish Midlands. Series: IQUA Field Guide (35). Irish Quaternary Association: London, pp. 170-175. ISBN 9780947920593

Plunkett, G., Hall, V.A., Whitehouse, N. , Charman, D. and Blaaw, M. (2014) Overview and conclusion of palaeoenvironmental research. In: Kelly,, E.P. and Mulhall, I. (eds.) Bog Bodies Research Project. National Museum of Ireland: Dublin.

Whitehouse, N. (2014) Coleoptera analysis. In: Kelly,, E.P. and Mulhall, I. (eds.) Bog Bodies Research Project. National Museum of Ireland: Dublin.

Gearey, B., Chapman, H., Marshall, P. and Whitehouse, N. (2013) Modelling, dating and contexualising palaeoenvironmental records. In: Chapman, H. P. and Gearey, B. R. (eds.) Modelling Archaeology and Palaeoenvironments in Wetlands: the Hidden Landscape Archaeology of Hatfield and Thorne Moors, Eastern England. Oxbow Books: Oxford, pp. 77-98. ISBN 9781782971740

Whitehouse, N. J. (2009) Conservation lessons from the holocene record in "natural" and "cultural" landscapes. In: Hall, M. (ed.) Restoration and History: the Search for a Usable Environmental Past. Series: Routledge studies in modern history (8). Routledge: New York, pp. 87-97. ISBN 9780415871761

Edited Books

Roe, H., Whitehouse, N. J. and Knight, J. (Eds.) (2019) Late Quaternary Landscape Evolution, Palaeoenvironments and Human Occupation in the North of Ireland. Series: QRA Field Guides. Quaternary Research Association: London.

Exhibitions

Whitehouse, N. , Willsdon, C. , Beale, G. , Gardner, T., Davies, A., Gearey, B. and Everett, R. (2021) Bright Edge Deep: peatlands in history, cultural heritage, and climate. [Exhibitions]

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Supervision

I welcome enquiries from PhD students interested in working the above topics, periods and areas.

  • Hay, Michelle
    Development of a novel ancient pathogen DNA protocol to aid in identifying and understanding the impact of vector-borne diseases in relation to Viking movements and migrations circa 800 – 1000 AD

Research datasets

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2020

Lewin, S. and Whitehouse, N. (2020) Regional Land Use mapping code and dataset for Early and Middle Neolithic Ireland (3750-3600 cal BC and 3600-3400 cal BC, respectively). [Data Collection]

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