Dr. Phillip Jardine
© Phillip E. Jardine

Dr. Phillip Jardine

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

Tel.: +49 251 83-23933
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

    peer-reviewed publications




  • 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