Ella Walsh

Academic Profile

During my Geography degree at University of Oxford, I focused on the study of desert landscapes, the Quaternary period and climatic change and variability. My dissertation studied the interaction between fire, climate, vegetation and human activity in the Holocene. I analysed charcoal content in a sediment core extracted from the Aammiq wetland, Lebanon, to produce the first fire history of Lebanon.


2017 Mortimer May scholarship, Hertford College

2017 Dissertation nominated for the Quaternary Research Association undergraduate dissertation prize

2016 EPSRC funding for 10 week climate modelling project looking at CMIP5 simulations of current and future extratropical cyclones.

2015 Academic scholarship, Hertford College

2015 John House Prize for highest aggregate mark in first year exams in Geography

Current Research

My D.Phil research will focus on Namibian valley fill sediments to better understand landscape responses to climatic variability on Quaternary timescales.


Publications will be coming soon