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Faculty of Education and Arts
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I am a Physical Geographer and the Lecturer in Charge of Geography here at the ACU. I was awarded my PhD from the University of Sydney and since then have held post-doctoral positions at the Smithsonian Institution (USA), Georgetown University (USA) and the University of Glasgow (UK). Prior to relocating back to Sydney in 2012 I worked for the New Zealand Defence Force at the Defence Technology Agency as an Environmental Research Scientist.
My research is currently focused on the relationships between climatic variability, human response and landscapes over a variety of timescales worldwide. This work falls broadly into two main categories:
1. Recent and projected human-climate interactions: Historical climatic variability and environmental extremes in West Asia; Investigating the climatic background to recent piracy in the Horn of Africa region; projected climate change impacts in the Horn of Africa region; remote sensing of coastal environments via satellite and UAVs
2. Human response to environmental change in the past: High-resolution records of environmental change (Asia, Central America, Australasia), ancient agriculture and climate adaptation (Central America, UK), palaeoclimates and archaeological change (SE Asia, Mesoamerica)
The common theoretical thread linking these research interests is the question of how best to quantify and understand the complex interaction between human activity, climatic fluctuations and environmental change across the Earth's surface.
: 4147 (Strathfield) : Duncan.Cook@acu.edu.au
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