Dr Richard Bates

Dr Richard Bates
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As an applied geoscientist I use high resolution geophysical methods to study a range of geoscientific areas in marine and terrestrial settings. Over the past 10 yrs a large part of my work has been applied to archaeology, in particular pre-history and the reconstruction of past environments and landscapes. However, following the old maxim that the present is the key to the past I also am extremely interested in using applied geophysical techniques to understanding modern environments that are rapidly changing. See the blog for more about my work.


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Recent publications listed in research@st-andrews
Wickham Jones, C, Bates, CR, Bates, M & Dawson, S 2017, The Changing Landscape of Prehistoric Orkney. in The Ecology of Early Settlement in Northern Europe - Conditions for Subsistence and Survival (Volume 1) - Per Persson. vol. 1. DOI: 10.1558/equinox.30926
Dawson, S, Bates, CR, Wickham Jones, C & Dawson, A 2017, Northern North Sea and Atlantic Northwest Approaches. in N Flemming (ed.), Submerged Landscapes of the European Continentalo Shelf, Wuaternary Paleoenvironments. Wiley-Blackwell, pp. 187-210.
bates, M, Bates, CR & Briant, R 2017, The Quaternary evolution of the Lower Medway: new evidence from beneath the flood plain. in G Dawkes (ed.), Between the Thames and the Medway: Archaeological excavations on teh Hoo Peninsula and its environs. spoilheap Publications, pp. 9-64.
Conneller, C, Bates, M, Bates, R, Schadla-Hall, T, Blinkhorn, E, Cole, J, Pope, M, Scott, B, Shaw, A & Underhill, D 2016, 'Rethinking human responses to sea-level rise: the Mesolithic occupation of the Channel Islands' Proceedings of the Prehistoric Society, vol 82, pp. 27-71. DOI: 10.1017/ppr.2016.1
Wickham Jones, C, Bates, M, Bates, CR, Dawon, S & Kavanagh, E 2016, 'People and Landscape at the Heart of Neolithic Orkney' Archaeological Review from Cambridge, vol 31, no. 2, pp. 26-48.
Crawford, A, Wadhams, P, Wagner, T, Stern, A, Abrahamsen, P, Bates, CR, Church, I & Nicholls, K 2016, 'Journey of an Arctic ice island' Oceanography, vol 29, no. 2, pp. 254-263. DOI: 10.5670/oceanog.2016.30
Pope, M, Scott, B, Mills, J, Bates, M, Bates, CR, Blinkhorn, E, Conneller, C, Duffy, S, Julien, M-A, Ravon, A-L & Shaw, A 2015, 'Discoveries from La Manche: five years of early prehistoric research in the Channel Island of Jersey' Archaeology International , vol 18, pp. 113-123. DOI: 10.5334/ai.1813
Stern, A, Johnson, E, Wagner, T, Holland, D, Wadhams, P, Bates, CR, Abrahamsen, P, Nicholls, K, Crawford, A, Gagnon, J & Tremblay, J-E 2015, 'Wind-driven upwelling around grounded tabular icebergs' Journal of Geophysical Research - Oceans, vol 120, no. 8, pp. 5820-5835. DOI: 10.1002/2015JC010805
Smith, O, Momber, G, Bates, CR, Garwood, P, Fitch, S, Pallen, M, Gaffney, V & Allaby, RG 2015, 'Sedimentary DNA from a submerged site reveals wheat in the British Isles 8000 years ago' Science, vol 347, no. 6225, pp. 998-1001. DOI: 10.1126/science.1261278
Bates, CR 2015, 'Tides of Change' The Geographer, vol Spring 2015, pp. 8.
Scott, B, Bates, M, Bates, CR, Conneller, C, Pope, M, Shaw, A & Smith, G 2014, 'A new view from la Cotte de St Brelade, Jersey' Antiquity, vol 88, no. 339, pp. 13-29.
Bates, CR 2014, 'One Million Years UK' British Archaeology, vol March April 2014, pp. 20.
Ashton, N, Lewis, SG, De Groote, I, Duffy, SM, Bates, M, Bates, CR, Hoare, P, Lewis, M, Parfitt, SA, Peglar, S, Williams, C & Stringer, C 2014, 'Hominin footprints from Early Pleistocene deposits at Happisburgh, UK' PLoS One, vol 9, no. 2, e88329. DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0088329
Wagner, TJW, Wadhams, P, Bates, CR, Elosegui, P, Stern, A, Vella, D, Abrahamsen, EP, Crawford, A, Nicholls, KW & Bates, CR 2014, 'The "footloose" mechanism: Iceberg decay from hydrostatic stresses' Geophysical Research Letters, vol 41. DOI: 10.1002/2014GL060832
chauche, N, Hubbard, A, Bates, CR, Gascard, J, Box, J, Koppe, M, Sole, A, Christoffersen, P & Patton, H 2014, 'Ice–ocean interaction and calving front morphology at two west Greenland tidewater outlet glaciers' The Cryosphere Discussions, vol 8, pp. 1457-1468. DOI: 10.5194/tc-8-1457-2014
Gaffney, V, Fitch, S, Ramsey, E, Yorston, R, Ch'ng, E, Baldwin, E, Bates, CR, Gaffney, C, Ruggles, C, Sparrow, T, McMillan, A, Cowley, D, Fraser, S, Murray, C, Murray, H, Hopla, E & Howard, A 2013, 'Time and a place: a luni-solar 'time-reckoner' from 8th millennium BC Scotland' Internet Archaeology, vol 34. DOI: 10.11141/ia.34.1
Dawson, AG, Gomez, C, Ritchie, W, Batstone, C, Lawless, M, Rowan, JS, Dawson, S, McIlveny, J, Bates, CR & Muir, D 2012, 'Barrier Island Geomorphology, Hydrodynamic Modelling, and Historical Shoreline Changes: An Example from South Uist and Benbecula, Scottish Outer Hebrides' Journal of Coastal Research, vol 28, no. 6, pp. 1462-1476. DOI: 10.2112/JCOASTRES-D-11-00184.1
Tempera, F, MacKenzie, ML, Bashmachnikov, I, Puotinen, M, Santos, RS & Bates, CR 2012, Predictive Modeling of Dominant Macroalgae Abundance on Temperate Island Shelves (Azores, Northeast Atlantic). in Seafloor Geomorphology as Benthic Habitat. pp. 169-184. DOI: 10.1016/B978-0-12-385140-6.00008-6
Neal, M, Blanchard, T, Hubbard, A, Chauche, N, Bates, CR & Woodward, J 2012, 'A Hardware Proof of Concept for a Remote-Controlled Glacier-Surveying Boat' Journal of Field Robotics, vol 29, no. 6, pp. 880-890. DOI: 10.1002/rob.21420
Gaffney, C, Gaffney, V, Neubauer, W, Baldwin, E, Chapman, H, Garwood, P, Moulden, H, Sparrow, T, Bates, CR, Loecker, K, Hinterleitner, A, Trinks, I, Nau, E, Zitz, T, Floery, S, Verhoeven, G & Doneus, M 2012, 'The Stonehenge Hidden Landscapes Project' Archaeological Prospection, vol 19, no. 2, pp. 147-155. DOI: 10.1002/arp.1422
Marshall, MH, Lamb, HF, Huws, D, Davies, SJ, Bates, CR, Bloemendal, J, Boyle, J, Leng, MJ, Umer, M & Bryant, C 2011, 'Late Pleistocene and Holocene drought events at Lake Tana, the source of the Blue Nile' Global and Planetary Change, vol 78, no. 3-4, pp. 147-161. DOI: 10.1016/j.gloplacha.2011.06.004
Tappin, DR, Pearse, B, Fitch, S, Dove, D, Geary, B, Hill, J, Chambers, C, Bates, CR, Pinnion, C, Green, M, Gallyot, J, Georgiou, L, Brutto, D, Marzialetti, S, Hopla, E, Ramsay, E & Fielding, H 2011, The Humber Regional Environmental Characterisation: British Geological Survey Open Report OR/10/54. British Geological Survey.
Dobson, NC, Tolson, H, Lavery, B, Bates, CR, Tempera, F & Pearce, J 2010, The HMS Sussex Shipwreck Project (Site E-82): Preliminary Report. in G Stemm & S Kingsley (eds), Oceans Odyssey. Oxbow, Oxford, pp. 159-190.
Baltzer, A, Bates, CR, Mokeddem, Z, Clet-Pellerin, M, Walter-Simonnet, A-V, Bonnot-Courtois, C & Austin, W 2010, Using seismic facies and pollen analyses to evaluate climatically driven change in a Scottish sea loch (fjord) over the last 20 ka. in JA Howe, WEN Austin, M Forwick & M Paetzel (eds), Fjord Systems and Archives. Geological Society Special Publication, vol. 344, Geological Society, pp. 355-369. DOI: 10.1144/SP344.24
Wickham-Jones, CR, Dawson, S & Bates, CR 2010, Orkney: The Submerged Landscape of Orkney. The Royal Archaeological Institute, London.
Bates, MR, Bates, CR, Bates, S, Jones, S, Schenninger, J-L, Walker, MJC & Whittaker, JE 2009, Cold stage deposits of the West Sussex Coastal Plain: the evidence from Warblington, Hampshire. in RM Briant, MR Bates, RT Hosfield & FF Wenban-Smith (eds), The Quaternary of the Solent Basin and West Sussex Raised Beaches: Field Guide. Quaternary Research Association, London, pp. 60-72.
Bates, MR, Bates, CR, Gibbard, PL, Keen, DH, Parfitt, SA, Peglar, SM, Schwenninger, J-L, Wenban-Smith, FF & Whittaker, JE 2009, West Street, Selsey. in RM Briant, MR Bates, RT Hosfield & FF Wenban-Smith (eds), he Quaternary of the Solent Basin and West Sussex Raised Beaches: Field guide. Quaternary Research Association, London.

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Dr Richard Bates
Irvine Building
University of St Andrews
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KY16 9AL

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email: crb@st-andrews.ac.uk


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