• 1615 Citations

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Research Interests

Climate and environmental change, primarily through the lens of paleolimnology (the study of lake sediments and past lake environments) aimed at understanding climate change and glacier fluctuations in Arctic and alpine environments, most recently around the margins of the Greenland Ice Sheet. Research focuses on the Holocene (the last 11,000 years of Earth's history), but studies timescales ranging from the Pliocene to the present.

Education/Academic qualification

Geological Sciences, PhD, University of Colorado Boulder

… → 2007

Geology, MS, Utah State University

… → 2000

Geology, AB, Mount Holyoke College

… → 1997

Research interests

  • Artic
  • Climate change
  • Glacial geology
  • Paleolimnology
  • Quaternary geology

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  • Research Output

    • 1615 Citations
    • 37 Article
    • 2 Comment/debate
    • 1 Review article

    A global database of Holocene paleotemperature records

    Kaufman, D., McKay, N., Routson, C., Erb, M., Davis, B., Heiri, O., Jaccard, S., Tierney, J., Dätwyler, C., Axford, Y., Brussel, T., Cartapanis, O., Chase, B., Dawson, A., de Vernal, A., Engels, S., Jonkers, L., Marsicek, J., Moffa-Sánchez, P., Morrill, C. & 73 others, Orsi, A., Rehfeld, K., Saunders, K., Sommer, P. S., Thomas, E., Tonello, M., Tóth, M., Vachula, R., Andreev, A., Bertrand, S., Biskaborn, B., Bringué, M., Brooks, S., Caniupán, M., Chevalier, M., Cwynar, L., Emile-Geay, J., Fegyveresi, J., Feurdean, A., Finsinger, W., Fortin, M. C., Foster, L., Fox, M., Gajewski, K., Grosjean, M., Hausmann, S., Heinrichs, M., Holmes, N., Ilyashuk, B., Ilyashuk, E., Juggins, S., Khider, D., Koinig, K., Langdon, P., Larocque-Tobler, I., Li, J., Lotter, A., Luoto, T., Mackay, A., Magyari, E., Malevich, S., Mark, B., Massaferro, J., Montade, V., Nazarova, L., Novenko, E., Pařil, P., Pearson, E., Peros, M., Pienitz, R., Płóciennik, M., Porinchu, D., Potito, A., Rees, A., Reinemann, S., Roberts, S., Rolland, N., Salonen, S., Self, A., Seppä, H., Shala, S., St-Jacques, J. M., Stenni, B., Syrykh, L., Tarrats, P., Taylor, K., van den Bos, V., Velle, G., Wahl, E., Walker, I., Wilmshurst, J., Zhang, E. & Zhilich, S., Dec 1 2020, In : Scientific Data. 7, 1, 115.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

    Open Access
  • 5 Scopus citations

    Temperature change as a driver of spatial patterns and long-term trends in chironomid (Insecta: Diptera) diversity

    Engels, S., Medeiros, A. S., Axford, Y., Brooks, S. J., Heiri, O., Luoto, T. P., Nazarova, L., Porinchu, D. F., Quinlan, R. & Self, A. E., Mar 1 2020, In : Global change biology. 26, 3, p. 1155-1169 15 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  • 3 Scopus citations

    Calibration of modern sedimentary δ2H plant wax-water relationships in Greenland lakes

    McFarlin, J. M., Axford, Y., Masterson, A. L. & Osburn, M. R., Dec 1 2019, In : Quaternary Science Reviews. 225, 105978.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  • 3 Scopus citations

    Challenges and research priorities to understand interactions between climate, ice sheets and global mean sea level during past interglacials

    Capron, E., Rovere, A., Austermann, J., Axford, Y., Barlow, N. L. M., Carlson, A. E., de Vernal, A., Dutton, A., Kopp, R. E., McManus, J. F., Menviel, L., Otto-Bliesner, B. L., Robinson, A., Shakun, J. D., Tzedakis, P. C. & Wolff, E. W., Sep 1 2019, In : Quaternary Science Reviews. 219, p. 308-311 4 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  • 1 Scopus citations

    Holocene temperature history of northwest Greenland – With new ice cap constraints and chironomid assemblages from Deltasø

    Axford, Y., Lasher, G. E., Kelly, M. A., Osterberg, E. C., Landis, J., Schellinger, G. C., Pfeiffer, A., Thompson, E. & Francis, D. R., Jul 1 2019, In : Quaternary Science Reviews. 215, p. 160-172 13 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  • 9 Scopus citations