Bilde av Brown, Antony
Bilde av Brown, Antony
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Antony Brown


Research Professor

Job description

Tony Brown' PhD combined floodplain geomorphology with palaeoecology and identified the major anthropogenic effect on the largest river in the UK, The Severn in his PhD (Southampton, UK). After this he was appointed lecturer in soils at the University of Leicester in 1983 and soon after a joint lecturer in Geography and Archaeology. In 1997 he moved to the University of Exeter where he developed interests in wetland environmental archaeology and ran the Masters degree in Wetland Archaeology. In 2007 he moved back to the University of Southampton to head the Palaeoenvironmental Laboratory on the Department of Geography and Environmental Sciences. At Southampton he had developed research into the use of sedaDNA in palaeoecology and environmental archaeology and in 2019 was appointed to a professorship at Tromsø Museum in Norway where he is one of the Directors of the ArcECoGEN Aurora Research Centre, UiT Norway. In 1997 he was elected a Fellow of the Society of Antiquaries and in a Fellow of the Geological Society of London in 2000.

 

Tony Brown has also been one of the developers of forensic palynology and worked on several high-profile cases including the Severs, Kinczyk and Neave cases, and has received several of Chief-Constables letters of commendation for his work. In 1997-2003 he was partially seconded to UN-ICTY Bosnian Exhumation Team. He has published paper in this area and was a member of the Forensic Science Advisory Group (FSAG). He has appeared in several TV and Radio programmes on this work including the BBC 'Expert Witness' Series (2023-2024).


  • Inger Greve Alsos, Victor Boussange, Dilli Prasad Rijal, Marieke-Lise Beaulieu, Antony Gavin Brown, Ulrike Herzschuh et al.:
    Using ancient sedimentary DNA to forecast ecosystem trajectories under climate change
    Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society of London. Biological Sciences 2024 DOI
  • Ben Pears, Andreas Lang, Daniel Joseph Fallu, Mark Roberts, David Jacques, Lisa Snape et al.:
    Lynchet-Type Terraces, Loess, and Agricultural Resilience on Chalk Landscapes in the UK and Belgium
    European Journal of Archaeology 2024 DOI
  • Anastasia Poliakova, Antony Gavin Brown, Inger Greve Alsos :
    Exotic pollen in sediments from the high Arctic Lake Tenndammen, Svalbard archipelago: diversity, sources, and transport pathways
    Palynology 2024 ARKIV / DOI
  • Inger Greve Alsos, Victor Boussange, Dilli Prasad Rijal, Marieke-Lise Beaulieu, Antony Gavin Brown, Ulrike Herzschuh et al.:
    Using ancient sedimentary DNA to forecast ecosystem trajectories under climate change
    Research Square 2023 DOI
  • Ben Pears, Antony Gavin Brown, Phillip S Toms, Jamie Wood, Benjamin T Pennington, Richard Jones :
    Rapid laminated clastic alluviation associated with increased Little Ice Age flooding co-driven by climate variability and historic land-use in the middle Severn catchment, UK
    The Holocene 2023 ARKIV / DOI
  • Aloïs Nicolas Revéret, Dilli Prasad Rijal, Peter D. Heintzman, Antony Gavin Brown, Kathleen R. Stoof-Leichsenring, Inger Greve Alsos :
    Environmental DNA of aquatic macrophytes: The potential for reconstructing past and present vegetation and environments
    Freshwater Biology 2023 ARKIV / DOI
  • Grzegorz Osipowicz, Monika Badura, Antony Gavin Brown, Samuel M. Hudson, Michał Jankowski, Daniel Makowiecki et al.:
    Human-environment interactions in the Mesolithic – The case of site Paliwodzizna 29, a lakeside site in central Poland
    Quaternary Science Reviews 2023 ARKIV / DOI
  • Lucas Dane Elliott, Dilli Prasad Rijal, Antony Brown, Jostein Bakke, Lasse Topstad, Peter D. Heintzman et al.:
    Sedimentary Ancient DNA Reveals Local Vegetation Changes Driven by Glacial Activity and Climate
    Quaternary 2023 ARKIV / DOI
  • Antony Brown, Daniel Fallu, Sara Cucchiaro, Monica Alonso-Eguiluz, Rosa Maria Albert, Kevin Walsh et al.:
    Early to Middle Bronze Age agricultural terraces in north-east England: Morphology, dating and cultural implications
    Antiquity 2023 ARKIV / DOI
  • Pengzhi Zhao, Daniel Fallu, Ben R. Pears, Camille Allonsius, Jonas J. Lembrechts, Stijn Van de Vondel et al.:
    Quantifying soil properties relevant to soil organic carbon biogeochemical cycles by infrared spectroscopy: The importance of compositional data analysis
    Soil & Tillage Research 2023 DOI
  • Pengzhi Zhao, Sebastian Doetterl, Zhengang Wang, Alison M. Hoyt, Enheng Wang, Hanqing Yu et al.:
    Factors controlling SOC stability in colluvial soils under contrasting climate and soil weathering conditions
    European Journal of Soil Science 2022 DOI
  • Sandra Garces Pastor, Inger Greve Alsos, Peter D. Heintzman, Youri Lammers, Eric Coissac, Sébastien Lavergne et al.:
    High resolution ancient sedimentary DNA shows that alpine plant diversity is associated with human land use and climate change
    Nature Communications 2022 ARKIV / DOI
  • Antony Brown, Thierry Fonville, Maarten Van Hardenbroek, Graeme Cavers, Anne Crone, Finbar Mccormick et al.:
    New integrated molecular approaches for investigating lake settlements in north-western Europe
    Antiquity 2022 ARKIV / DOI
  • Inger Greve Alsos, Dilli Prasad Rijal, Dorothee Ehrich, Dirk Nikolaus Karger, Nigel Yoccoz, Peter D. Heintzman et al.:
    Postglacial species arrival and diversity buildup of northern ecosystems took millennia
    Science Advances 28. September 2022 ARKIV / DOI
  • Aya Komatsu, Elisabeth Cooper, Inger Greve Alsos, Antony Brown :
    Towards a Jōmon food database: construction, analysis and implications for Hokkaido and the Ryukyu Islands, Japan
    World archaeology 2022 ARKIV / DOI
  • Samuel M Hudson, Clive Waddington, Ben Pears, Natalie Ellis, Luke Parker, Derek Hamilton et al.:
    Lateglacial and Early Holocene palaeoenvironmental change and human activity at Killerby Quarry, North Yorkshire, UK
    Journal of Quaternary Science 2022 ARKIV / DOI
  • Samuel M. Hudson, Ben Pears, David Jacques, Thierry Fonville, Paul Hughes, Inger Greve Alsos et al.:
    Life before Stonehenge: The hunter-gatherer occupation and environment of Blick Mead revealed by sedaDNA, pollen and spores
    PLOS ONE 2022 ARKIV / DOI
  • Antony Brown, Dilli Prasad Rijal, Peter D. Heintzman, Charlotte, L. Clarke, Hans Peter Blankholm, Helge Irgens Høeg et al.:
    Paleoeconomy more than demography determined prehistoric human impact in Arctic Norway
    PNAS Nexus 2022 ARKIV / DOI
  • Pengzhi Zhao, Daniel Fallu, Sara Cucchiaro, Paolo Tarolli, Clive Waddington, David Cockroft et al.:
    SOC stabilization mechanisms and temperature sensitivity in old terraced soils
    Biogeosciences 2021 ARKIV / DOI
  • Sara Cucchiaro, G Paliaga, Daniel Fallu, Ben Pears, Kevin Walsh, P Zhao et al.:
    Volume estimation of soil stored in agricultural terrace systems: a geomorphometric approach
    CATENA 2021 ARKIV / DOI
  • Antony Brown, Maarten van Hardenbroek, Thierry Fonville, Kimberley L. Davies, Helen Mackay, E Murray et al.:
    Ancient DNA, Lipid Biomarkers and Palaeoecological Evidence Reveals Construction and Life on early Medieval Lake Settlements
    Scientific Reports 2021 ARKIV / DOI
  • Victor Baker, gerardo benito, Antony Brown, Paul A. Carling, Yehouda Enzel, Noam Greenbaum et al.:
    Fluvial palaeohydrology in the 21st century and beyond
    Earth Surface Processes and Landforms 2021 DOI
  • Antony Brown, Edward Rhodes, Steven R Davis, Y Zhang, Ben Pears, Nicki J. Whitehouse et al.:
    Late Quaternary evolution of a lowland anastomosing river system: geological-topographic inheritance, non-uniformity and implications for biodiversity and management.
    Quaternary Science Reviews 2021 DOI
  • Antony Brown, Daniel Joseph Fallu, Kevin Walsh, Sara Cucchiaro, Paolo Tarolli, Pengzhi Zhao et al.:
    Ending the Cinderella status of terraces and lynchets in Europe: The geomorphology of agricultural terraces and implications for ecosystem services and climate adaptation
    Geomorphology 2021 ARKIV / DOI
  • Dilli Prasad Rijal, Peter D. Heintzman, Youri Lammers, Nigel Yoccoz, Kelsey Lorberau, Iva Pitelkova et al.:
    Sedimentary ancient DNA shows terrestrial plant richness continuously increased over the Holocene in northern Fennoscandia
    Science Advances 30. July 2021 ARKIV / PROSJEKT / DOI
  • Antony Brown, Kevin Walsh, Daniel Joseph Fallu, Sara Cucchiaro, Paolo Tarolli :
    European agricultural terraces and lynchets: from archaeological theory to heritage management
    World archaeology 2021 ARKIV / DOI
  • Benjamin Pennington, Penny Wilson, Fraser Sturt, Antony Brown :
    Landscape change in the Nile Delta during the fourth millennium BC: A new perspective on the Egyptian Predynastic and Protodynastic periods
    World archaeology 2020 ARKIV / DOI
  • Sara Cucchiaro, Daniel Joseph Fallu, Pengzhi Zhao, Clive Waddington, David Cockcroft, Paolo Tarolli et al.:
    Chapter 6 - SfM photogrammetry for GeoArchaeology
    Elsevier 2020 ARKIV / DOI
  • Sara Cucchiaro, Daniel Joseph Fallu, He Zhang, Kevin Walsh, Kristof Van Oost, Antony Brown et al.:
    Multiplatform-SfM and TLS Data Fusion for Monitoring Agricultural Terraces in Complex Topographic and Landcover Conditions
    Remote Sensing 2020 ARKIV / DOI
  • Francisco Javier Ancin Murguzur, Antony Brown, Charlotte Clarke, Per Johan E Sjøgren, John-Inge Svendsen, Inger Greve Alsos :
    How well can near infrared reflectance spectroscopy (NIRS) measure sediment organic matter in multiple lakes?
    Journal of Paleolimnology 2020 ARKIV / DOI
  • Michael Lobb, Antony Brown, Jules Leyland, Vincant Bernard, M-Y Daire, L Langouet :
    An estuarine tide-scape of production: terrestrial laser scanning (TLS) of fixed fishing structures and a tidal mill in the Léguer Estuary, Brittany, France.
    Antiquity 2020 ARKIV / DOI
  • Ben Pears, Antony Brown, Philip Toms, Jamie Wood, Richard Jones, David Sanderson :
    A high-resolution OSL chronostratigraphy and flood history from a major river confluence, UK
    Geology 2020 ARKIV / DOI
  • Ben Pears, Antony Brown, J Carroll, Philip Toms, Jamie Wood, Richard Jones :
    Early medieval place-names and riverine flood histories: a new approach and new chronostratigraphic records for three English rivers.
    European Journal of Archaeology 2020 DOI
  • Sandra Garces Pastor, Peter D. Heintzman, Scarlett Poppy Saunders Hovey Zetter, Antony Gavin Brown, Youri Lammers, Boris Vanniere et al.:
    Impact of climate and domesticated mammals on Holocene plant richness in the European Alps revealed by sedaDNA
    2023
  • Scarlett Poppy Saunders Hovey Zetter, Sandra Garces Pastor, Youri Lammers, Andreas Tribsch, Antony Gavin Brown, Eric Coissac et al.:
    Ancient DNA metabarcoding uncovers the effects of climate change and human impact on Austrian sub-alpine lake, Großer Winterleitensee
    2023
  • Scarlett Zetter, Sandra Garces Pastor, Youri Lammers, Andreas Tribsch, Antony Brown, Eric Coissac et al.:
    Holocene reconstruction of plant communities and impacts of human activity from sedaDNA in the Austrian Alps
    2021
  • Anastasia Poliakova, Anders Schomacker, David Sanderson, Antony Brown, Inger Greve Alsos :
    Spheroidal carbonaceous particles record reflects a history of coal combustion and helps to establish event-based stratigraphy for the High Arctic lake Tenndammen, Svalbard
    2021
  • Anastasia Poliakova, Antony Brown, David Sanderson, Inger Greve Alsos :
    Flood and desiccation events reconstructed based on luminescence profiles and palaeobotanical proxies from the High Arctic lake Tenndammen, Svalbard
    2021
  • Sandra Garces Pastor, Youri Lammers, Peter D. Heintzman, Antony Brown, Willy Tinner, Christoph Schwörer et al.:
    Exceptionally rich sedaDNA record from a subalpine lake in the Central Alps reveals plant responses to climate change and human land use
    2021
  • Scarlett Poppy Saunders Hovey Zetter, Sandra Garces Pastor, Youri Lammers, Andreas Tribsch, Antony Gavin Brown, Eric Coissac et al.:
    Holocene Plant Dynamics from a lake in the Austrian Alps
    2021
  • Anastasia Poliakova, Anders Schomacker, Antony Brown, Inger Greve Alsos :
    Palaeoecological studies in Svalbard: multiproxy approach and analytics.
    2020
  • Anastasia Poliakova, Lena Håkansson, Anders Schomacker, Antony Brown, Sofia Elisabeth Kjellman, Inger Greve Alsos :
    Multi-proxy study on ancient plant DNA, geochemical profiles, macro- and microfossils established event-based chronology for the High Arctic lake Tenndammen, Svalbard
    2020
  • Anastasia Poliakova, Lena Håkansson, Anders Schomacker, Antony Brown, Sofia Elisabeth Kjellman, Inger Greve Alsos :
    Multi-proxy study based on sedaDNA, pollen and plant macrofossils detects high proportion of Svalbard flora over the past 700 years
    2020
  • Scarlett Zetter, Sandra Garces Pastor, Youri Lammers, Andreas Tribsch, Antony Brown, Eric Coissac et al.:
    Holocene flora reconstruction in the Austrian Alps
    2020 PROSJEKT
  • Scarlett Zetter, Sandra Garces Pastor, Youri Lammers, Antony Brown, Andreas Tribsch, Eric Coissac et al.:
    Uraltes Erbgut aus Alpenseen zeigt Entwicklung der Almwirtschaft
    12. May 2020 PROSJEKT / FULLTEKST
  • Scarlett Zetter, Sandra Garces Pastor, Youri Lammers, Antony Brown, Andreas Tribsch, Eric Coissac et al.:
    Spuren früher Almwirtschaft in Alpensee
    04. May 2020 FULLTEKST / PROSJEKT
  • Scarlett Zetter, Sandra Garces Pastor, Youri Lammers, Antony Brown, Andreas Tribsch, Eric Coissac et al.:
    Uraltes Erbgut aus Alpenseen zeigt Entwicklung der Almwirtschaft
    04. May 2020 FULLTEKST / PROSJEKT
  • Scarlett Zetter, Sandra Garces Pastor, Youri Lammers, Antony Brown, Andreas Tribsch, Eric Coissac et al.:
    Salzburger erforscht Geschichte der Almwirtschaft
    04. May 2020 FULLTEKST / PROSJEKT
  • Antony Brown, Ben Pears, Thierry Fonville :
    ‘A Challenging Environment’: soils and land use history on Tory Island/Oileán Thoraí, Co. Donegal.
    Archaeology Ireland 2020
  • Scarlett Zetter, Sandra Garces Pastor, Youri Lammers, Antony Brown, Andreas Tribsch, Eric Coissac et al.:
    Die lange Geschichte vom höheren Leben in den Alpen
    08. July 2020 FULLTEKST / PROSJEKT

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