© Phillip E. Jardine

Dr. Phillip Jardine

Institut für Geologie und Paläontologie - Paläobotanik
Westfälische Wilhelms-Universität Münster
Heisenbergstr. 2
D-48149 Münster

Tel.: +49 251 83-23934
Fax: +49 251 83-21739


  • Curriculum Vitae


    10.2006 – 10.2011 Ph.D. in Cenozoic palynology
    University of Birmingham, UK
    Supervisor: Dr. Guy Harrington
    Thesis title: Spatial and temporal diversity trends in an extra-tropical, megathermal vegetation type: the early Paleogene pollen and spore record from the US Gulf Coast (available at http://etheses.bham.ac.uk/2953/).
    09.2005 – 09.2006 M.Sc. in Palaeobiology
    University of Bristol, UK
    Thesis supervisors: Dr Sarda Sahney and Professor Mike Benton
    Thesis title: The alpha diversity of ancient mammalian grassland communities
    10.2000 – 06.2003 B.Sc in Geology and Geography
    University of Birmingham, UK
    Dissertation title: The fabric of extinctions across the Cretaceous/Tertiary boundary
    09.1992 – 06.1999 St. Bartholomew’s Secondary School, Newbury, UK


    05.2017 - present Research Associate
    Palaeobotany Research Group, Westfälische Wilhelms-Universität Münster, Germany.
    12.2016 – 04.2017 Postdoctoral Researcher
    Institute of Earth and Environmental Science, Universität Potsdam, Germany.
    ERC funded ‘Monsoons of Asia caused Greenhouse to Icehouse Cooling’, awarded to Dr. Guillaume Dupont-Nivet (PI).
    06.2013 – 09.2016 Postdoctoral Research Associate
    School of Environment, Earth and Ecosystem Sciences, Open University, UK.
    NERC funded ‘500,000 years of solar irradiance, climate and vegetation changes’, awarded to Dr William Gosling (PI).
    11.2011 – 05.2013 Postdoctoral Research Associate
    School of Geography, Earth and Environmental Sciences, University of Birmingham, UK.
    NSF funded ‘Bighorn Basin Coring Project’, awarded to Dr Will Clyde (PI), working with Dr Guy Harrington.
    10.2006 – 07.2011 Teaching support assistant (part-time)
    School of Geography, Earth and Environmental Sciences, University of Birmingham, UK.

  • Research Interests

    • Terrestrial palynology, primarily in the Cenozoic
    • Macroecology and biogeography
    • Palaeoclimatology and the development of palaeoclimate proxies
    • Pollen and spore chemistry
    • The application of ecological data analysis techniques to the fossil record
  • Technical Expertise

    • Palaeontological/sedimentological sample collection in core repositories and in the field
    • Laboratory processing of palynological samples
    • Light and electron microscopy
    • Micro-FTIR analysis of palynomorphs
    • Data analysis: Familiarity with univariate and multivariate data exploration and statistics, model fitting including linear models, generalised linear models, additive models and mixed models, frequentist and Bayesian (using JAGS) approaches to model fitting, data simulation. Expertise in use of software package R.
  • Field Experience

    07.2014 LacCore repository, Minneapolis, to sample Lake Bosumtwi sediment cores
    10.2013 Ghana, to recover and deploy pollen traps from vegetation study plots.
    05.2013 USGS, Virginia, to sample Paleogene cores from the US Gulf and Atlantic Coastal Plains.
    01.2011 MARUM, University of Bremen, part of science team describing, sampling and archiving cores as part of the NSF-funded Bighorn Basin Coring Project.
    02.2008 US Gulf Coast, for field and core sampling of Paleogene sediments in Texas, Mississippi and Alabama.
    01.2007 Rutgers University, New Jersey, to sample early Paleogene sediment cores.

  • Peer-reviewed publications


    • [22] Jardine, P.E., Kent, M., Fraser, W.T., and Lomax, B.H. 2019. Ginkgo leaf cuticle chemistry across changing pCO2 regimes. Paläontologische Zeitschrift, 93(3), 549-558. doi: 10.1007/s12542-019-00486-7.
    • [21] Jardine, P.E., Gosling, W.D., Lomax, B.H., Julier, A.C.M., and Fraser, W.T. 2019. Chemotaxonomy of domesticated grasses: a pathway to understanding the origins of agriculture. Journal of Micropalaeontology, 38, 83-95. doi: 10.5194/jm-38-83-2019.
    • [20] Lomax, B.H., Lake, J.A., Leng, M.J., and Jardine, P.E. 2019. An experimental evaluation of the use of ∆13C as a proxy for palaeoatmospheric CO2. Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta, 247, 162-174. doi: 10.1016/j.gca.2018.12.026
    • [19] Julier, A.C.M., Jardine, P.E., Adu-Bredu, S., Coe, A.L., Fraser, W.T., Lomax, B.H., Malhi, Y., Moore, S., and Gosling, W.D. 2019. Variability in modern pollen rain from moist and wet tropical forest plots in Ghana, West Africa. Grana, 58(1), 45-62. doi: 10.1080/00173134.2018.1510027


    • [18] Woutersen, A., Jardine, P.E., Bogotá-Angel, G., Zhang, H.-X., Silvestro, D., Antonelli, A., Gogna, E., Erkens, R.H.J., Gosling, W.D., Dupont-Nivet, G., and Hoorn, C. 2018. A novel approach to study the morphology and chemistry of pollen in a phylogenetic context, applied to the steppe-desert taxon Nitraria L. (Nitrariaceae). PeerJ, 6, e5055. doi: 10.7717/peerj.5055.
    • [17] Jardine, P.E., Harrington, G.J., Sessa, J.A. and Dašková, J. 2018. Drivers and constraints on latitudinal floral diversification gradients. Journal of Biogeography, 45(6), 1408-1419. doi: 10.1111/jbi.13216.
    • [16] Wheeley, J.R., Jardine, P.E., Raine, R.J., Boomer, I., and Smith, M.P. 2018. Paleoecologic and paleoceanographic interpretation of δ18O taxonomic variability amongst Ordovician (Floian) conodonts. Geology, 46(5), 467-470. doi: 10.1130/G40145.1.
    • [15] Gosling, W.D., Julier, A.C.M., Adu-Bredu, S., Djagbletey, G.D., Fraser, W.T., Jardine, P.E., Lomax, B.H., Malhi, Y., Mayle, F.E. and Moore, S. 2018. Pollen-vegetation richness and diversity relationships in the tropics. Journal of Vegetation History and Archaeobotany, 27, 411-418. doi: 10.1007/s00334-017-0642-y.
    • [14] Julier, A.C.M., Jardine, P.E., Adu-Bredu, S., Coe, A.L., Duah-Gyamfi, A., Fraser, W.T., Lomax, B.H., Malhi, Y., Moore, S., Owusu-Afriyie, K., and Gosling, W.D. 2018. The modern pollen-vegetation relationships of a forest-savannah mosaic landscape, Ghana, West Africa. Palynology, 42(3), 324-338. doi: 10.1080/01916122.2017.1356392.


    • [13] Jardine, P.E. and Lomax, B.H. 2017. Is pollen size a robust proxy for moisture availability? Review of Palaeobotany and Palynology, 246, 161-166. doi: 10.1016/j.revpalbo.2017.06.013.
    • [12] Jardine, P.E., Abernethy, F.A.J., Lomax, B.H., Gosling, W.D., and Fraser, W.T. 2017. Shedding light on sporopollenin chemistry, with reference to UV reconstructions. Review of Palaeobotany and Palynology. 238, 1-6. doi: 10.1016/j.revpalbo.2016.11.014


    • [11] Jardine, P.E., Fraser, W.T., Lomax, B.H., Sephton, M.A., Shanahan, T.M., Miller, C.S., and Gosling, W.D. 2016. Pollen and spores as biological recorders of past ultraviolet irradiance. Scientific Reports, 6, 39269. doi: 10.1038/srep39269.
    • [10] Julier, A.C.M., Jardine, P.E., Coe, A.L., Gosling, W.D., Lomax, B.H. and Fraser, W.T. 2016. Chemotaxonomy as a tool for interpreting the cryptic diversity of Poaceae pollen. Review of Palaeobotany and Palynology, 235, 140-147.
    • [9] Parker, A.G., Preston, G.W., Parton, A., Walkington, H., Jardine, P.E., Leng, M.J. and Hodson, M.J. 2016. Low latitude Holocene hydroclimate derived from lake sediment flux and geochemistry. Journal of Quaternary Science, 3(4), 286-299. doi: 10.1002/jqs.2859.


    • [8] Inglis, G., Farnsworth, A., Lunt, D., Foster, G., Hollis, C., Pagani, M., Jardine, P.E., Pearson, P., Markwick, P., Galsworthy, A., Raynman, L. and Pancost, R. 2015. Descent towards the Icehouse: Eocene sea surface cooling inferred from GDGT distributions. Paleoceanography, 30(7), 1000-1020. doi: 10.1002/2014PA002723.
    • [7] Jardine, P.E., Fraser, W.T., Lomax, B.H. and Gosling, W.D. 2015. The impact of oxidation on spore and pollen chemistry. Journal of Micropalaeontology, 34(2), 139-149. doi: 10.1144/jmpaleo2014-022.


    • [6] Fraser, W.T., Lomax, B.H., Jardine, P.E., Gosling, W.D. and Sephton, M.A. 2014. Pollen and spores as a passive monitor of ultraviolet radiation. Frontiers in Ecology and Evolution: Paleoecology, 2(12), 1-3. doi: 10.3389/fevo.2014.00012.


    • [5] Clyde, W.C., Gingerich, P.D., Wing, S.L., Röhl, U., Westerhold, T., Bowen, G., Johnson, K., Baczynski, A.A., Diefendorf, A., McInerney, F., Schnurrenberger, D., Noren, A., Brady, K., and the BBCP Science Team. 2013. Bighorn Basin Coring Project (BBCP): A Continental Perspective on Early Paleogene Hyperthermals. Scientific Drilling, 16, 21-31. doi:10.5194/sd-16-21-2013.


    • [4] Jardine, P.E., Janis, C.M., Sahney, S. and Benton, M.J. 2012. Grit not grass: Concordant patterns of early origin of hypsodonty in Great Plains ungulates and glires. Palaeogeography, Palaeoclimatology, Palaeoecology, 365-366, 1-10. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.palaeo.2012.09.001.
    • [3] Jardine, P.E., Harrington, G.J. and Stidham, T.A. 2012. Spatial heterogeneity in Late Paleocene paratropical forests on the U.S. Gulf Coast. Paleobiology, 38(1), 15-39.


    • [2] Stevens, L., Hilton, J., Bond, D., Glasspool, I. and Jardine, P.E. 2011. Radiation and extinction patterns in Pennsylvanian-Permian floras from North China as indicators for environmental and climate change. Journal of the Geological Society of London, 168, 607-619.


    • [1] Jardine, P.E. and Harrington, G.J. 2008. The Red Hills Mine palynoflora: A diverse swamp assemblage from the late Paleocene of Mississippi, U.S.A. Palynology, 32, 183-204.

  • Peer-review service

    • Chemical Papers
    • International Journal of Plant Sciences
    • Journal of Biogeography
    • Journal of the Geological Society of London
    • Global and Planetary Change
    • Palaeogeography, Palaeoclimatology, Palaeoecology
    • Palaeontology
    • Papers in Palaeontology
    • Rapid Communications in Mass Spectrometry
    • Review of Palaeobotany and Palynology