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Department of Geography

Staff Profile

Professor Ian Shennan - all publications

Journal papers: academic

  • Shennan, I., Bruhn, R., Barlow, N.L.M., Good, K. & Hocking, E.P. Late Holocene great earthquakes in the eastern part of the Aleutian megathrust. Quaternary Science Reviews. 2014;84:86-97.
  • Barlow, N.L.M., Shennan, I., Long, A.J., Gehrels, W.R., Saher, M.H, Woodroffe, S.A. & Hillier, C. Salt marshes as late Holocene tide gauges. Global and Planetary Change. 2013;106:90-110.
  • Watcham, E.P., Shennan, I. & Barlow, N.L.M. Scale considerations in using diatoms as indicators of sea-level change: lessons from Alaska. Journal of Quaternary Science. 2013;28:165-179.
  • Kuchar, J., Milne, G., Hubbard, A., Patton, H., Bradley, S., Shennan, I. & Edwards, R. Evaluation of a numerical model of the British–Irish ice sheet using relative sea-level data: implications for the interpretation of trimline observations. Journal of Quaternary Science. 2012;27:597-605.
  • Shennan, I., Milne, G. & Bradley, S. Late Holocene vertical land motion and relative sea-level changes: lessons from the British Isles. Journal of Quaternary Science. 2012;27:64-70.
  • Shennan, I. Relative land/sea level change is not the same as vertical land motion: Comment on Rennie, A.F. and Hansom, J.D. (2011) "Sea level trend reversal: land uplift outpaced by sea level rise on Scotland's coast" Geomorphology 125: 193-202. Geomorphology. 2012.
  • Barlow, N.L.M., Shennan, I. & Long, A.J. Relative sea-level response to Little Ice Age ice mass change in south central Alaska: Reconciling model predictions and geological evidence. Earth and Planetary Science Letters. 2012;315-316:62-75.
  • Bradley, S.L., Milne, G.A., Shennan, I. & Edwards, R. An improved Glacial Isostatic Adjustment model for the British Isles. Journal of Quaternary Science. 2011;26:541-552.
  • Shennan, I. Palaeoclimate: Sea level from global to local. Nature Geoscience. 2011;4:283.
  • Horton, B.P. & Shennan, I. Compaction of Holocene strata and the implications for relative sea-level change on the east coast of England. Geology. 2009;37:1083-1086.
  • Teferle, F.N., Bingley, R.M., Orliac, E.J., Williams, S.D.P., Woodworth, P.L., McLaughlin, D., Baker, T.F., Shennan, I., Milne, G.A., Bradley, S.L. & Hansen, D.N. Crustal motions in Great Britain: evidence from continuous GPS, absolute gravity and Holocene sea level data. Geophysical Journal International. 2009;178:23-46.
  • Shennan, I., Milne, G. & Bradley, S.L. Late Holocene relative land - and sea-level changes: providing information for stakeholders. GSA Today. 2009;19:52-53.
  • Shennan, I. Late Quaternary sea-level changes and palaeoseismology of the Bering Glacier region, Alaska. Quaternary Science Reviews. 2009;28:1762-1773.
  • Shennan, I., Bruhn, R. & Plafker, G. Multi-segment earthquakes and tsunami potential of the Aleutian megathrust. Quaternary Science Reviews. 2009;28:7-13.
  • Woodworth, P.L., Teferle, F.N., Bingley, R.M., Shennan, I. & Williams, S.D.P. Trends in UK mean sea level revisited. Geophysical Journal International. 2009;176:19-30.
  • Shennan, I., Brooks, A.J., Bradley, S.L., Edwards, R.J., Milne, G.A. & Horton, B. Postglacial relative sea-level observations from Ireland and their role in glacial rebound modelling. Journal of Quaternary Science. 2008;23:175-192.
  • Edwards, R., Brooks, A., Shennan, I., Milne, G. & Bradley, S. Reply: Postglacial relative sea-level observations from Ireland and their role in glacial rebound modelling. Journal of Quaternary Science. 2008;23:821-825.
  • Shennan, I. & Hamilton, S. Coseismic and pre-seismic subsidence associated with great earthquakes in Alaska. Quaternary Science Reviews. 2006;25:1-8.
  • Shennan, I. & Hamilton, S. Coseismic and pre-seismic subsidence associated with great earthquakes in Alaska. Quaternary Science Reviews. 2006;25:1-8.
  • Milne, G.A. & Shennan, I. Modelling the glacial isostatic adjustment of the UK region. Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society. 2006;364:931-948.
  • Shennan, I., Bradley, S., Milne, G., Brooks, A., Bassett, S. & Hamilton, S. Relative sea-level changes, glacial isostatic modelling and ice-sheet reconstructions from the British Isles since the Last Glacial Maximum. Journal of Quaternary Science. 2006;21:585-599.
  • Shennan, I., Hamilton, S., Hillier, C., Hunter, A., Woodall, R., Bradley, S., Milne, G., Brooks, A. & Bassett, S. Relative sea-level observations in western Scotland since the Last Glacial Maximum for testing models of glacial isostatic land movements and ice-sheet reconstructions. Journal of Quaternary Science. 2006;21:601-613.
  • Shennan, I., Hamilton, S. L., Hillier, C. & Woodroffe, S. A 16 000-year record of near-field relative sea-level changes, northwest Scotland, United Kingdom. Quaternary International. 2005;133-134:95-106.
  • Hamilton, S. & Shennan, I. Evidence for two great earthquakes at Anchorage, Alaska and implications for multiple great earthquakes through the Holocene. Quaternary Science Reviews. 2005;24:2050-2068.
  • S.L. Hamilton & I. Shennan Late Holocene great earthquakes and relative sea-level change at Kenai, southern Alaska. Journal of Quarternary Science. 2005;20:95-111.
  • Hamilton, S. & Shennan, I. Late Holocene relative sea-level changes and the earthquake deformation cycle around upper Cook Inlet, Alaska. Quaternary Science Reviews. 2005;24:1479-1498.
  • Shennan, I. Peat. Encyclopedia of Coastal Science. 2005;762-764.
  • Mastronuzzi, G., Sanso, P. & Shennan, I. Quaternary coastal morphology and sea-level changes - an introduction. Quaternary Science Reviews. 2005;24:1963-1968.
  • Horton, B. P., Innes, J. B., Shennan, I., Lloyd, J. M. & McArthur, J. J. Holocene coastal change in east Norfolk, UK: palaeoenvironmental data from Somerton and Winteron Holmes, near Horsey. Proceedings of the Geologists' Association. 2004;115:209-220.
  • I. Shennan, T. Coulthard, R. Flather, B. Horton, M. Macklin, J. Rees & M. Wright Integration of shelf evolution and river basin models to simulate Holocene sediment dynamics of the Humber Estuary during periods of sea-level change and variations in catchment sediment supply. Science of the Total Environment. 2003;314-316:737-754.
  • Zong, Y., Shennan, I., Combellick, R.A., Hamilton, S.L. & Rutherford, M.M. Microfossil evidence for land movements associated with the AD 1964 Alaska earthquake. The Holocene. 2003;13:7-20.
  • I. Shennan & G. Milne Sea-level observations around the Last Glacial Maximum from the Bonaparte Gulf, NW Australia. Quaternary Science Reviews. 2003;22:1543-1547.
  • Shennan, I., Peltier, W.R., Drummond, R. & Horton, B.P. Global to local scale parameters determining relative sea-level changes and the post-glacial isostatic adjustment of Great Britain. Quaternary Science Reviews. 2002;21:397-408.
  • Shennan, I. & Horton, B. Holocene land- and sea-level changes in Great Britain. Journal of Quaternary Science. 2002;17:511-526.
  • W.R. Peltier, I. Shennan, R. Drummond & B. Horton On the postglacial isostatic adjustment of the British Isles and the shallow viscoelastic structure of the Earth. Geophysical Journal International. 2002;148:443-475.
  • I. Shennan & B.P. Horton Relative sea-level changes and crustal movements of the UK. Journal of Quaternary Science. 2002;16:511-526.
  • Horton, B. P., Edwards, R. J. & Lloyd, J. M. Implications of a microfossil based transfer function in Holocene sea-level studies. 2000;Special No. 166:41 - 54.
  • I. Shennan, K Lambeck, B. Horton, J.B. Innes, J. Lloyd, J.J. McArthur, T. Purcell & M.M. Rutherford Late Devensian and Holocene records of relative sea-level changes in northwest Scotland and their implications for glacio-gydro-isostatic modelling. Quaternary Science Reviews. 2000;19:1103-1135.
  • I. Shennan, B. Horton, J.B. Innes, R. Gehrels, J.M. Lloyd, J.J. McArthur & M.M. Rutherford Late Quaternary sea-level changes, crustal movements and coastal evolution in Northumberland, UK. Journal of Quaternary Science. 2000;15:215-237.
  • I. Shennan, K Lambeck, R. Flather, B. Horton, J.J. McArthur, J.B. Innes, J.M. Lloyd, M.M. Rutherford & R. Wingfield Modelling western North Sea Palaeogeographies and tidal changes during the Holocene. Geological Society, London Special Publications. 2000;166:299-319.
  • Lloyd, J. M., Shennan, I., Green, F., Kirby, J. & Rutherford, M. Holocene relative sea-level changes in the inner Solway Firth. Quaternary International. 1999;60:83 - 105.
  • Shennan, I., Scott, D., Rutherford, M.M. & Zong, Y. Microfossil analysis of sediments representing the 1964 earthquake, exposed at Girdwood Flats, Alaska. Quaternary International. 1999;60:55-73.
  • I. Shennan, M. Tooley, F. Green, J.B. Innes, K. Kennington, J.M. Lloyd & M.M. Rutherford Sea level, climate change and coastal evolution in Morar, northwest Scotland. Geologie en Mijnbouw. 1999;77:274-262.
  • Shennan, I., Long, A.J. & Metcalfe, S. Editorial: IGCP Project 367 'Late Quaternary records of rapid coastal change: application to present and future conditions' and twenty-five years of progress in research. The Holocene. 1998;8:125-128.
  • Shennan, I., Long, A.J. & Metcalfe, S. Late Quaternary records of rapid coastal change: application to present and future conditions' and twenty-five years of progress in research. The Holocene. 1998;8:125-128.
  • Long, A.J. & Shennan, I. Models of rapid relative sea-level change in Washington and Oregon, USA. The Holocene. 1998;8:129-142.
  • Shennan, I., Long, A.J. & Metcalfe, S. Sea-level changes: IGCP Project 367. Special issue of The Holocene. 1998;8:125-247.
  • Shennan, I., Long, A.J., Rutherford, M.M., Kirby, J.R., Green, F.M.L., Innes, J.B. & Walker, K. Tidal marsh stratigraphy, sea-level change and large earthquakes, II: Events during the last 3500 years at Netarts Bay, Oregon, USA. Quaternary Science Reviews. 1998;17:365-393.
  • Nelson, A., Shennan, I. & Long, A.J. Identifying coseismic sea-level change in tidal wetland stratigraphic sequences in the Cascadia subduction zone of western North America. Journal of Geophysical Research. 1996;101:6115-6135.
  • Shennan, I., Long, A.J., Rutherford, M.M., Green, F.M., Innes, J.B., Lloyd, J.M., Zong, Y. & Walker, K. Tidal marsh stratigraphy, sea-level change and large earthquakes, 1; a 5000 year record in Washington, U.S.A. Quaternary Science Reviews. 1996;15:1-37.
  • Shennan, I., Innes, J.B., Long, A.J. & Zong, Y. Holocene relative sea-level changes at Kentra Moss, Argyll, Northwestern Scotland. Marine Geology. 1995;124:43-59.
  • Shennan, I., Innes, J.B., Long, A.J. & Zong, Y. Late Devensian and Holocene relative sea-level changes in northwestern Scotland: New data to test existing models. Quaternary International. 1995;26.
  • Shennan, I., Innes, J.B., Long, A.J. & Zong, Y. Late Devensian and Holocene relative sea-level changes at Loch nan Eala, near Arisaig, Northwest Scotland. Journal of Quaternary Science. 1994;9:261-283.
  • Long, A.J. & Shennan, I. Sea-level changes in Washington and Oregon and the 'Earthquake deformation cycle'. Journal of Coastal Research. 1994;10:825-838.
  • Long, A.J. & Shennan, I. Holocene sea-level and crustal movements in southeast and northeast England, UK. Quaternary Proceedings. 1993;3:15-19.
  • Shennan, I., Innes, J.B., Long, A.J. & Zong, Y. Late and post glacial sea-level movements in northwest Scotland, UK. Norsk Geologisk Tidsskrift. 1993;73:161-174.
  • Shennan, I., Innes, J.B., Long, A.J. & Zong, Y. Late-Glacial and Holocene sea-level changes at Rumach, northwest Scotland. Norsk Geologisk Tidsskrift. 1993;73:161-174.

Books: sections

  • Shennan, I. & Hamilton, S.L. Holocene sea-level changes and earthquakes around Bering Glacier. In: Bering Glacier: Interdisciplinary studies of Earth’s largest temperate surging glacier. Geological Society of America; 2009.
  • Shennan, I., Barlow, N. & Combellick, R. Palaeoseismological records of multiple great earthquakes in south-central Alaska - a 4000 year record at Girdwood. In: Active tectonics and seismic potential of Alaska. American Geophysical Union; 2008:185-199.
  • Shennan, I., Barlow, N.L.M. & Combellick, R. Palaeoseismological records of multiple great earthquakes in south-central Alaska: a 4000 year record at Girdwood. In: Freymueller, J.T. Haeussler, P.J. Wesson, R.L. & Ekstrom, G. Active tectonics and seismic potential of Alaska. Washington, DC: AGU Geophysical Monograph Series; 2008:185-199.
  • Shennan, I. Encyclopedia of Quaternary Science. In: Elsevier; 2007:2967-2974.
  • I. Shennan & S. Woodroffe Holocene sea level changes around Loch Duich and Loch Alsh, Northwest Highlands. In: R.M. Tipping The Quaternary of Glen Affric and Kintail. Quaternary Research Association; 2003:123-124.
  • S.L. Hamilton & I. Shennan Pre-seismic land and sea-level movements and great Holocene earthquakes, Alaska. In: Coastal Environmental Change During Sea Level Highstands: A Global Synthesis with Implications for Management of Further Coastal Change. IGCP Project 437 International Meeting; 2002:38.
  • Long, A.J., Innes, J.B., Shennan, I. & Tooley, M.J. Coastal stratigraphy: a case study from Johns River, Washington. In: Jones, A.P., Tucker, M.E. & Hart, J.K. The description and analysis of Quaternary stratigraphic field sections. Quaternary Research Association Technical Guide 7, Quarternary Research Association; 1999:267-286.

Reports: official