Robin Gledhill (he/him)


School of Geography, University of Leeds


I am a PhD student researching peatland palaeoecology and its potential for informing restoration and management practices in the UK. Prior to my PhD I undertook a MSci in Geology at the University of Southampton, with a year at Pennsylvania State University as part of an exchange programme. My Master’s research was focussed around using stable isotope proxies for palaeoclimate reconstruction. In my free time I am keen rock climber.


2013 – 2017: Integrated Masters (MSci) in Geology from The University of Southampton.

Research Interests

Peatland Ecology

Project Title

Using Palaeoecology to inform blanket peatland management


Dr Antony Blundell, Dr Paul Morris, Prof. Joseph Holden


NERC Panorama DTP (grant NE/S007458/1),
2023 (Start year)

Project outline

My project will comprise an investigation into the temporal and spatial variation in the vegetation cover of a number of blanket bogs in the north of England. I will be using a combination of different palaeoecological techniques, such as macrofossils, testate amoebae and humification, to reconstruct changes to the local climatic conditions and ecology of these blanket bogs prior to their post-industrial degradation. The aim of this research is to provide a historical ecological context that can hopefully inform and improve future management and restoration in these environments. In order to do this I will be collaborating with regional peatland restoration partnerships.