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SARAH METCALFE

Interim Provost & Pro-Vice Chancellor


Monitoring holopelagic Sargassum spp. along the Mexican Caribbean coast: understanding and addressing user requirements for satellite remote sensing (2023)
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de la Barreda-Bautista, B., Metcalfe, S. E., Smith, G., Sjögersten, S., Boyd, D. S., Cerdeira-Estrada, S., …Foody, G. (2023). Monitoring holopelagic Sargassum spp. along the Mexican Caribbean coast: understanding and addressing user requirements for satellite remote sensing. Frontiers in Marine Science, 10, Article 1166000. https://doi.org/10.3389/fmars.2023.1166000

Massive influxes of holopelagic Sargassum spp. (Sargassum natans and S. fluitans) have been causing major economic, environmental and ecological problems along the Caribbean coast of Mexico. Predicting the arrival of the sargassum as an aid to addres... Read More about Monitoring holopelagic Sargassum spp. along the Mexican Caribbean coast: understanding and addressing user requirements for satellite remote sensing.

An 1800-year oxygen-isotope record of short- and long-term hydroclimate variability in the northern neotropics from a Jamaican marl lake (2023)
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Holmes, J., Burn, M., Cisneros-Dozal, L. M., Jones, M., & Metcalfe, S. (2023). An 1800-year oxygen-isotope record of short- and long-term hydroclimate variability in the northern neotropics from a Jamaican marl lake. Quaternary Science Reviews, 301, Article 107930. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.quascirev.2022.107930

Hydroclimate variability on multi-decadal timescales has been a prominent feature of the circum-Caribbean region over the common era, with marked dry intervals noted in particular for the period 800–950 CE coinciding with the Terminal Classic Period... Read More about An 1800-year oxygen-isotope record of short- and long-term hydroclimate variability in the northern neotropics from a Jamaican marl lake.

Response of a low elevation carbonate lake in the Yucatan Peninsula (Mexico) to climatic and human forcings (2022)
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Metcalfe, S. E., Holmes, J. A., Jones, M. D., Gonzalez, R. M., Primmer, N. J., Dyrzo, H. M., …Leng, M. J. (2022). Response of a low elevation carbonate lake in the Yucatan Peninsula (Mexico) to climatic and human forcings. Quaternary Science Reviews, 282, Article 107445. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.quascirev.2022.107445

The importance of climate change, specifically drought, across the Maya region in the northern Neotropics, remains a topic of lively debate. Part of this discussion hinges on the coherency of response to climatic variability across different archives... Read More about Response of a low elevation carbonate lake in the Yucatan Peninsula (Mexico) to climatic and human forcings.

A multiproxy database of western North American Holocene paleoclimate records (2021)
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Brown, K. J., Cumming, B. F., Rodysill, J. R., Lachniet, M. S., Fritz, S. C., Bennett, J. R., …Routson, C. C. (2021). A multiproxy database of western North American Holocene paleoclimate records. Earth System Science Data, 13(4), 1613-1632. https://doi.org/10.5194/essd-13-1613-2021

Holocene climate reconstructions are useful for understanding the diverse features and spatial heterogeneity of past and future climate change. Here we present a database of western North American Holocene paleoclimate records. The database gathers p... Read More about A multiproxy database of western North American Holocene paleoclimate records.

Climatic and environmental change in the western Tibetan Plateau during the Holocene, recorded by lake sediments from Aweng Co (2021)
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Zhang, Y., Zhang, J., McGowan, S., Metcalfe, S., Jones, M., Leng, M. J., & Hou, J. (2021). Climatic and environmental change in the western Tibetan Plateau during the Holocene, recorded by lake sediments from Aweng Co. Quaternary Science Reviews, 259, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.quascirev.2021.106889

Understanding the strength and extent of the Asian summer monsoon (including the East Asian summer monsoon and the Indian summer monsoon) in the Tibetan Plateau (TP) region is crucial for predicting possible changes in the regional eco-environment an... Read More about Climatic and environmental change in the western Tibetan Plateau during the Holocene, recorded by lake sediments from Aweng Co.

Can ?18O help indicate the causes of recent lake area expansion on the western Tibetan Plateau? A case study from Aweng Co (2020)
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Zhang, Y., Jones, M., Zhang, J., McGowan, S., & Metcalfe, S. (2020). Can ?18O help indicate the causes of recent lake area expansion on the western Tibetan Plateau? A case study from Aweng Co. Journal of Paleolimnology, https://doi.org/10.1007/s10933-020-00158-6

© 2020, Springer Nature B.V. Glacier-fed lakes on the Tibetan Plateau (TP) have undergone rapid expansions since the late 1990s, concurrent with the changing climate. However, the dominant cause(s) of lake area increases is still debated. To identify... Read More about Can ?18O help indicate the causes of recent lake area expansion on the western Tibetan Plateau? A case study from Aweng Co.

A Tale of Maize, Palm, and Pine: Changing Socio-Ecological Interactions from Pre-Classic Maya to the Present Day in Belize (2020)
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Rushton, E. A. C., Whitney, B. S., & Metcalfe, S. E. (2020). A Tale of Maize, Palm, and Pine: Changing Socio-Ecological Interactions from Pre-Classic Maya to the Present Day in Belize. Quaternary, 3(4), Article 30. https://doi.org/10.3390/quat3040030

The environmental impact of the ancient Maya, and subsequent ecological recovery following the Terminal Classic decline, have been the key foci of research into socio-ecological interactions in the Yucatán peninsula. These foci, however, belie the co... Read More about A Tale of Maize, Palm, and Pine: Changing Socio-Ecological Interactions from Pre-Classic Maya to the Present Day in Belize.

Diatoms in a sediment core from a flood pulse wetland in Malaysia record strong responses to human impacts and hydro‐climate over the past 150 years (2020)
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Briddon, C. L., McGowan, S., Metcalfe, S. E., Panizzo, V., Lacey, J., Engels, S., …Idris, M. (2020). Diatoms in a sediment core from a flood pulse wetland in Malaysia record strong responses to human impacts and hydro‐climate over the past 150 years. Geo: Geography and Environment, 7(1), Article e00090. https://doi.org/10.1002/geo2.90

Rapid development and climate change in southeast Asia is placing unprecedented pressures on freshwater ecosystems, but long term records of the ecological consequences are rare. Here we examine one basin of Tasik Chini (Malaysia), a UNESCO?designate... Read More about Diatoms in a sediment core from a flood pulse wetland in Malaysia record strong responses to human impacts and hydro‐climate over the past 150 years.

Community perception, adaptation and resilience to extreme weather in the Yucatan Peninsula, Mexico (2020)
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Metcalfe, S. E., Schmook, B., De la Barreda-Bautista, B., Endfield, G., Mardero, S., Manzon Che, M., …Boyd, D. S. (2020). Community perception, adaptation and resilience to extreme weather in the Yucatan Peninsula, Mexico. Regional Environmental Change, 20(1), Article 25. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10113-020-01586-w

© 2020, The Author(s). Perceptions of climate change, the impacts of and responses to climatic variability and extreme weather are explored in three communities in the Yucatan Peninsula, Mexico, in relation to livelihood resilience. These communities... Read More about Community perception, adaptation and resilience to extreme weather in the Yucatan Peninsula, Mexico.

Precipitation regionalization, anomalies and drought occurrence in the Yucatan Peninsula, Mexico (2020)
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De la Barreda, B., Metcalfe, S. E., & Boyd, D. S. (2020). Precipitation regionalization, anomalies and drought occurrence in the Yucatan Peninsula, Mexico. International Journal of Climatology, 40(10), 4541-4555. https://doi.org/10.1002/joc.6474

© 2020 The Authors. International Journal of Climatology published by John Wiley & Sons Ltd on behalf of the Royal Meteorological Society. Climate change projections have identified the Yucatan Peninsula as being vulnerable to increasing drought. U... Read More about Precipitation regionalization, anomalies and drought occurrence in the Yucatan Peninsula, Mexico.