Areas of Expertise

Palaeoclimate, abrupt climate change, tipping points, westerly winds, radiocarbon

Qualifications

PhD, University of Exeter, United Kingdom, Sep 2010 - Aug 2014

BA (Hons.), University of Oxford, United Kingdom, Sep 2007 - Jun 2010

I am an ARC DECRA Research Fellow based at the University of New South Wales, Australia. I have broad research interests in palaeoclimate and contemporary/future climates. My current work involves the understanding of tipping points and positive feedbacks within the Earth System, and determining the timing, teleconnections, and impacts of past atmospheric circulation change.

Grants

Discovery Early Career Researcher Award (DECRA): $426,715. Project title: Investigating the synchroneity of global atmospheric shifts in the Holocene.

Teaching

Environmental Change - GEOS3761

Organisational units

Publications

Journal articles
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Thomas ZA; Jones RT; Turney CSM; Golledge N; Fogwill C; Bradshaw CJA; Menviel L; McKay NP; Bird M; Palmer J; Kershaw P; Wilmshurst J; Muscheler R, 2020, 'Tipping elements and amplified polar warming during the Last Interglacial', Quaternary Science Reviews, vol. 233, pp. 106222 - 106222, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.quascirev.2020.106222
2020
Turney C; Fogwill C; Golledge N; McKay N; Van Sebille E; Jones R; Etheridge D; Rubino M; Thornton D; Davies S; Bronk Ramsey C; Thomas Z; Bird M; Munksgaard N; Kohno M; Woodward J; Winter K; Weyrich L; Rootes C; Millman H; Albert P; Rivera A; van Ommen T; Curran M; Moy A; Rahmstorf S; Kawamura K; Hillenbrand C-D; Weber M; Manning C; Young J; Cooper A, 2020, 'Early Last Interglacial ocean warming drove substantial ice mass loss from Antarctica', Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of USA, http://dx.doi.org/10.1073/pnas.1902469117
2020
Rainsley E; Turney CSM; Golledge NR; Wilmshurst JM; McGlone MS; Hogg AG; Li B; Thomas ZA; Roberts R; Jones RT; Palmer J; Flett V; de Wet G; Hutchinson DK; Lipson MJ; Fenwick P; Hines BR; Binetti U; Fogwill CJ, 2019, 'Pleistocene glacial history of the New Zealand subantarctic islands', Climate of the Past, vol. 15, pp. 423 - 448, http://dx.doi.org/10.5194/cp-15-423-2019
2019
Khider D; Emile-Geay J; McKay NP; Gil Y; Garijo D; Ratnakar V; Alonso-Garcia M; Bertrand S; Bothe O; Brewer P; Bunn A; Chevalier M; Comas-Bru L; Csank A; Dassié E; DeLong K; Felis T; Francus P; Frappier A; Gray W; Goring S; Jonkers L; Kahle M; Kaufman D; Kehrwald NM; Martrat B; McGregor H; Richey J; Schmittner A; Scroxton N; Sutherland E; Thirumalai K; Allen K; Arnaud F; Axford Y; Barrows T; Bazin L; Pilaar Birch SE; Bradley E; Bregy J; Capron E; Cartapanis O; Chiang HW; Cobb KM; Debret M; Dommain R; Du J; Dyez K; Emerick S; Erb MP; Falster G; Finsinger W; Fortier D; Gauthier N; George S; Grimm E; Hertzberg J; Hibbert F; Hillman A; Hobbs W; Huber M; Hughes ALC; Jaccard S; Ruan J; Kienast M; Konecky B; Le Roux G; Lyubchich V; Novello VF; Olaka L; Partin JW; Pearce C; Phipps SJ; Pignol C; Piotrowska N; Poli MS; Prokopenko A; Schwanck F; Stepanek C; Swann GEA; Telford R; Thomas E; Thomas Z; Truebe S; von Gunten L; Waite A; Weitzel N; Wilhelm B; Williams J; Williams JJ; Winstrup M; Zhao N; Zhou Y, 2019, 'PaCTS 1.0: A Crowdsourced Reporting Standard for Paleoclimate Data', Paleoceanography and Paleoclimatology, vol. 34, pp. 1570 - 1596, http://dx.doi.org/10.1029/2019PA003632
2019
Thomas ZA; Turney CSM; Hogg A; Williams AN; Fogwill CJ, 2019, 'Investigating Subantarctic 14C Ages of Different Peat Components: Site and Sample Selection for Developing Robust Age Models in Dynamic Landscapes', Radiocarbon, vol. 61, pp. 1009 - 1027, http://dx.doi.org/10.1017/RDC.2019.54
2019
Dougherty AJ; Thomas ZA; Fogwill C; Hogg A; Palmer J; Rainsley E; Williams AN; Ulm S; Rogers K; Jones BG; Turney C, 2019, 'Redating the earliest evidence of the mid-Holocene relative sea-level highstand in Australia and implications for global sea-level rise', PLoS ONE, vol. 14, pp. e0218430 - 19, http://dx.doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0218430
2019
Thomas ZA; Turney CSM; Palmer JG; Lloydd S; Klaricich JNL; Hogg A, 2018, 'Extending the observational record to provide new insights into invasive alien species in a coastal dune environment of New Zealand', Applied Geography, vol. 98, pp. 100 - 109, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.apgeog.2018.07.006
2018
Thomas Z; Jones R; Fogwill C; Hatton J; Williams A; Hogg A; Mooney S; Jones P; Lister D; Mayewski P; Turney C, 2018, 'Evidence for increased expression of the Amundsen Sea Low over the South Atlantic during the late Holocene', Climate of the Past, vol. 14, pp. 1727 - 1738, http://dx.doi.org/10.5194/cp-14-1727-2018
2018
Taranu ZE; Carpenter SR; Frossard V; Jenny JP; Thomas Z; Vermaire JC; Perga ME, 2018, 'Can we detect ecosystem critical transitions and signals of changing resilience from paleo-ecological records?', Ecosphere, vol. 9, http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/ecs2.2438
2018
Thomas Z; Turney C; Allan R; Colwell S; Kelly G; Lister D; Jones P; Beswick M; Alexander L; Lippmann T; Herold N; Jones R, 2018, 'A new daily observational record from Grytviken, South Georgia: Exploring twentieth-century extremes in the South Atlantic', Journal of Climate, vol. 31, pp. 1743 - 1755, http://dx.doi.org/10.1175/JCLI-D-17-0353.1
2018
Turney CSM; Palmer J; Maslin MA; Hogg A; Fogwill CJ; Southon J; Fenwick P; Helle G; Wilmshurst JM; McGlone M; Ramsey CB; Thomas ZX; Lipson M; Beaven B; Jones RT; Andrews O; Hua Q, 2018, 'Global Peak in Atmospheric Radiocarbon Provides a Potential Definition for the Onset of the Anthropocene Epoch in 1965', Scientific Reports, vol. 8, pp. 1 - 10, http://dx.doi.org/10.1038/s41598-018-20970-5
2018
Palmer JG; Turney CSM; Fogwill C; School of Biological E; Environmental Sciences UONSW; Fenwick P; Thomas Z; Lipson M; Jones RT; Beavan B; Richardson SJ; Wilmshurst JM, 2018, 'Growth response of an invasive alien species to climate variations on subantarctic Campbell Island', New Zealand Journal of Ecology, vol. 42, pp. 31 - 39, http://dx.doi.org/10.20417/nzjecol.42.2
2018
Fogwill C; Golledge NR; Thomas ZA; Levy RH; Gasson GW; Naish TR; McKay RM; Kowalewski DE, 2017, 'Antarctic climate and ice sheet configuration during a peak-warmth Early Pliocene interglacial', Climate of the Past Discussions, vol. 13, pp. 959 - 975, http://dx.doi.org/10.5194/cp-2016-123
2017
Turney CSM; Fogwill CJ; Palmer J; van Sebille E; Thomas Z; McGlone M; Richardson S; Wilmshurst JM; Fenwick P; Zunz V; Goosse H; Wilson K-J; Carter L; Lipson M; Jones RT; Harsch M; Clark G; Marzinelli E; Rogers T; Rainsley E; Ciasto L; Waterman S; Thomas ER; Visbeck M, 2017, 'Tropical forcing of increased Southern Ocean climate variability revealed by a 140-year subantarctic temperature reconstruction', Climate of the Past, vol. 13, pp. 231 - 248, http://dx.doi.org/10.5194/cp-13-231-2017
2017
Golledge NR; Thomas ZA; Levy RH; Gasson EGW; Naish TR; McKay RM; Kowalewski DE; Fogwill CJ, 2017, 'Antarctic climate and ice-sheet configuration during the early Pliocene interglacial at 4.23 Ma', Climate of the Past, vol. 13, pp. 959 - 975, http://dx.doi.org/10.5194/cp-13-959-2017
2017
Turney CSM; Wilmshurst JM; Jones RT; Hogg AG; Fenwick P; Crowley SF; Privat K; Palmer JG; Wood JR; Thomas Z, 2017, 'Reconstructing atmospheric circulation over southern New Zealand: Establishment of modern westerly airflow 5500 years ago and implications for Southern Hemisphere Holocene climate change', Quaternary Science Reviews, vol. 159, pp. 77 - 87, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.quascirev.2016.12.017
2017
Moss P; Dunbar G; Thomas Z; Turney C; Kershaw P; Jacobsen G, 2017, 'A 60 000-year record of environmental change for the Wet Tropics of north-eastern Australia based on the ODP 820 marine core', Journal of Quaternary Science, vol. 32, pp. 704 - 716, http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/jqs.2977
2017
Turney CSM; Jones RT; Phipps SJ; Thomas Z; Hogg A; Kershaw AP; Fogwill CJ; Palmer J; Bronk Ramsey C; Adolphi F; Muscheler R; Hughen KA; Staff RA; Grosvenor M; Golledge NR; Rasmussen SO; Hutchinson DK; Haberle S; Lorrey A; Boswijk G; Cooper A, 2017, 'Rapid global ocean-atmosphere response to Southern Ocean freshening during the last glacial', Nature Communications, vol. 8, pp. 1 - 9, http://dx.doi.org/10.1038/s41467-017-00577-6
2017
Turney CSM; McGlone M; Palmer J; Fogwill C; Hogg A; Thomas ZA; Lipson M; Wilmshurst JM; Fenwick P; Jones RT; Hines B; Clark GF, 2016, 'Intensification of Southern Hemisphere westerly winds 2000-1000 years ago: evidence from the subantarctic Campbell and Auckland Islands (52-50°S)', Journal of Quaternary Science, vol. 31, pp. 12 - 19, http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/jqs.2828
2016
Palmer J; Turney CSM; Cook ER; Fenwick P; Thomas Z; Helle G; Jones R; Clement A; Hogg A; Southon J; Ramsey CB; Staff R; Muscheler R; Corrège T; Hua Q, 2016, 'Changes in El NiNo - Southern Oscillation (ENSO) conditions during the Greenland Stadial 1 (GS-1) chronozone revealed by New Zealand tree-rings', Quaternary Science Reviews, vol. 153, pp. 139 - 155, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.quascirev.2016.10.003
2016
Turney C; Jones RT; Lister D; Jones P; Williams AN; Hogg A; Thomas ZA; Compo GP; Yin X; Fogwill CJ; Palmer J; Colwell C; Allen R; Visbeck M, 2016, 'Anomalous mid-twentieth century atmospheric circulation change over the South Atlantic compared to the last 6000 years', Environmental Research Letters, vol. 11, pp. 064009 - 064009, http://dx.doi.org/10.1088/1748-9326/11/6/064009
2016
Turney CSM; Jones RT; Fogwill C; Hatton J; Williams AN; Hogg A; Thomas ZA; Palmer J; Mooney S; Reimer RW, 2016, 'A 250-year periodicity in Southern Hemisphere westerly winds over the last 2600 years', Climate of the Past, vol. 12, pp. 189 - 200, http://dx.doi.org/10.5194/cp-12-189-2016
2016
Turney CSM; Palmer J; Bronk Ramsey C; Adolphi F; Muscheler R; Hughen KA; Staff RA; Jones RT; Thomas ZA; Fogwill CJ; Hogg A, 2016, 'High-precision dating and correlation of ice, marine and terrestrial sequences spanning Heinrich Event 3: Testing mechanisms of interhemispheric change using New Zealand ancient kauri (Agathis australis)', Quaternary Science Reviews, vol. 137, pp. 126 - 134, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.quascirev.2016.02.005
2016
Turney CSM; Palmer J; Hogg A; Fogwill CJ; Jones RT; Bronk Ramsey C; Fenwick P; Grierson P; Wilmshurst J; O’Donnell A; Thomas ZA; Lipson M, 2016, 'Multidecadal variations in Southern Hemisphere atmospheric 14C: Evidence against a Southern Ocean sink at the end of the Little Ice Age CO2 anomaly', Global Biogeochemical Cycles, vol. 30, pp. 211 - 218, http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/2015GB005257
2016
Thomas Z, 2016, 'Using natural archives to detect climate and environmental tipping points in the Earth System', Quaternary Science Reviews, vol. 152, pp. 60 - 71, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.quascirev.2016.09.026
2016
Thomas Z; Kwasnoik F; Boulton CA; Cox PM; Jones RT; Lenton TM; Turney CSM, 2015, 'Early warnings and missed alarms for abrupt monsoon transitions', Climate of the Past, vol. 11, pp. 1621 - 1633, http://dx.doi.org/10.5194/cp-11-1621-2015
2015
Turney C; Jones R; Fogwill C; Hatton J; Williams AN; Hogg A; Thomas Z; Palmer J; Mooney S, 2015, 'A 250 year periodicity in Southern Hemisphere westerly winds over the last 2600 years', Climate of the Past Discussions, vol. 11, pp. 2159 - 2180, http://dx.doi.org/10.5194/cpd-11-2159-2015
2015
Thomas ZA; Kwasniok F; Boulton CA; Cox PM; Jones RT; Lenton TM; Turney CSM, 2015, 'Early warnings and missed alarms for abrupt monsoon transitions', Climate of the Past, vol. 11, pp. 1621 - 1633, http://dx.doi.org/10.5194/cp-11-1621-2015
2015
Turney CSM; Jones RT; Thomas ZA; Palmer J; Brown D, 2015, 'Extreme wet conditions coincident with Bronze Age abandonment of upland areas in Britain', Anthropocene, vol. 13, pp. 69 - 79, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.ancene.2016.02.002
2015
Suggitt AJ; Jones RT; Caseldine CJ; Huntley B; Stewart JR; Brooks SJ; Brown E; Fletcher D; Gillingham PK; Larwood J; Macgregor NA; Silva B; Thomas Z; Wilson RJ; Maclean IMD, 2015, 'A reply to ‘A meta-database of Holocene sediment cores for England: missing data’ (Tooley 2015)', Vegetation History and Archaeobotany, vol. 24, pp. 753 - 754, http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s00334-015-0531-1
2015
Suggitt AJ; Jones RT; Caseldine CJ; Huntley B; Stewart JR; Brooks SJ; Brown E; Fletcher D; Gillingham PK; Larwood J; Macgregor NA; Silva B; Thomas Z; Wilson RJ; Maclean IMD, 2015, 'A meta-database of Holocene sediment cores for England', Vegetation History and Archaeobotany, vol. 24, pp. 743 - 747, http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s00334-015-0515-1
2015
Turney CSM; Thomas ZA; Hutchinson DK; Bradshaw CJA; Brook BW; England MH; Fogwill CJ; Jones RT; Palmer J; Hughen KA; Cooper A, 2015, 'Obliquity-driven expansion of North Atlantic sea ice during the last glacial', Geophysical Research Letters, vol. 42, pp. 10-382-10-390 - 10-382-10-390, http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/2015GL066344
2015
Telfer MW; Thomas ZA; Breman E, 2012, 'Sand ramps in the Golden Gate Highlands National Park, South Africa: Evidence of periglacial aeolian activity during the last glacial', Palaeogeography, Palaeoclimatology, Palaeoecology, vol. 313-314, pp. 59 - 69, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.palaeo.2011.10.008
2012
Thomas Z; Turney C; Kershaw AP; Jones R; Croudace I; Moss P; Herbert T; Grosvenor M; Wust R; Muller J; Kylander M; Rule S; Lewis S; Coulter S; Mudelsee M, 'Robust expression of ENSO throughout the Last Interglacial', , http://dx.doi.org/10.5194/egusphere-egu2020-12812
Turney CSM; Jones R; McKay NP; van Sebille E; Thomas ZA; Hillenbrand C-D; Fogwill CJ, 'A global mean sea-surface temperature dataset for the Last Interglacial (129–116 kyr) and contribution of thermal expansion to sea-level change', , http://dx.doi.org/10.5194/essd-2019-249
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Turney CSM; Jones R; McKay NP; van Sebille E; Thomas ZA; Hillenbrand C-D; Fogwill CJ, Supplementary material to "A global mean sea-surface temperature dataset for the Last Interglacial (129–116 kyr) and contribution of thermal expansion to sea-level change", Copernicus GmbH, http://dx.doi.org/10.5194/essd-2019-249-supplement