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Brian Chase

  • Dr
  • Director of Research
  • Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique, Institut des Sciences de l'Evolution-Montpellier
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Research interests

southern Africastable isotopesrock hyrax middenspollenpalaeoenvironmentpalaeoclimatedata-model comparisonQuaternary

About

My research primarily focuses on the development and evaluation of new palaeoenvironmental proxy data sources in the arid to sub-humid environments of southern Africa. While this region is highly sensitive to cycles of regional and global environmental change, and has the potential to be a valuable indicator of past climatic variability, only a very few palaeoenvironmental archives have been recovered from the area, and its environmental history remains poorly understood. My research concentrates on overcoming these obstacles by identifying and analyzing proxy archives that have either not experienced or are resistant to the effects of the region’s pronounced seasonality.

Co-authors (268)

  • Louis Scott
  • Manuel Chevalier

Publications (5)

  • Climatic controls on Later Stone Age human adaptation in Africa's southern Cape

    • Chase B
    • Faith J
    • Mackay A
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  • The spatial extent and dynamics of the Antarctic Cold Reversal

    • Pedro J
    • Bostock H
    • Bitz C
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  • Multiphase late Quaternary aeolian sediment accumulation in western South Africa: Timing and relationship to palaeoclimatic changes inferred from the marine record

    • Chase B
    • Thomas D
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  • Late Quaternary dune accumulation along the western margin of South Africa: distinguishing forcing mechanisms through the analysis of migratory dune forms

    • Chase B
    • Thomas D
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    53Citations
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  • Late Quaternary palaeoenvironments of the winter-rainfall zone of southern Africa: Palynological and sedimentological evidence from the Agulhas Plain

    • Carr A
    • Thomas D
    • Bateman M
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    32Citations
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Editorships

Quaternary International

Editorial Board member

2016 - Present

Professional experience

Director of Research

Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique, Institut des Sciences de l'Evolution-Montpellier

November 2010 - Present