Publications

A list of my publications can be found below. Use the links on the right to jump to a specific year or type of publication. I'll try to make PDFs available where possible, in the meantime contact me if you'd like a reprint.

Papers

In Review

  • Battarbee, R.W., Anderson, N.J., Bennion, H., & Simpson, G.L. (in review) Combining limnological and palaeolimnological data to disentangle the effects of nutrient pollution and climate change on lake ecosystems: problems and potential. Freshwater Biology. [pre-print]
  • Murphy, J.F., Winterbottom, J.H., Ortona, S., Simpson, G.L., Shilland, E.M., & Hildrew, A.G. (in review) Evidence of recovery from acidification in the macroinvertebrate assemblages of UK fresh waters: a 20–year time series. Ecological Indicators. [pre-print]
  • Curtis, C.J. & Simpson, G.L. (in review) Trends in bulk deposition of acidity in the UK, 1988–2007, assessed using additive models. Ecological Indicators.
  • Orr, H.G., Simpson, G.L., des Clers, S., Watts, G., Hughes, M., Hannaford, J., Dunbar, M.J., Laize, C., Wilby, R.L., Battarbee, R.W., Evans, R. & Phillips, H. (in review) Evidence of widspread and rapid warming of rivers. Hydrological Processes.

In Press

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2008

  • Battarbee, R.W., Monteith, D.T., Juggins, S., Simpson, G.L., Shilland E.W., Flower R.J. & Kreiser, A.M. (2008) Assessing the accuracy of diatom-based transfer functions in defining reference pH conditions for acidified lakes in the United Kingdom. The Holocene 8(1), 57–67.
  • Holden, P.B., Mackay, A.W. & Simpson, G.L. (2008) A Bayesian palaeoenvironmental transfer function model for acidified lakes. Journal of Paleolimnology 39(4), 551–556.

2007

  • Simpson, G.L. (2007) Analogue methods in palaeoecology: Using the analogue package. Journal of Statistical Software 22(2), 1–29.
  • Battarbee, R.W., Morley, D., Bennion, H. & Simpson, G.L. (2007) A meta-database for recent paleolimnological studies. PAGES News 15, 23–24.

2006

  • Sayer, C.D., Jackson, M.J., Hoare, D., Simpson, G.L., Henderson, A.C.G., Liptrott, E.R., Appleby, P.G., Boyle, J.F., Jones, I.J. & Waldock, M.J. (2006) TBT causes regime shift in shallow lakes? Environmental Science and Technology 40(17), 5269–5275.

2005

  • Simpson, G.L., Shilland, E.M., Winterbottom, J.M., & Keay, J. (2005) Defining reference conditions for acidified waters using a modern analogue approach. Environmental Pollution 137, 119–133.
  • Battarbee, R.W., Monteith, D.T., Juggins, S., Evans, C. D., Jenkins, A. and Simpson, G.L. (2005) Reconstructing pre-acidification pH for an acidified Scottish loch: a comparison of palaeolimnological and modelling approaches. Environmental Pollution 137, 135–149.

2004

  • Bennion, H., Fluin, J., & Simpson, G.L. (2004) Assessing eutrophication and defining ecological reference conditions for a set of Scottish freshwater lochs using sub-fossil diatom assemblages. Journal of Applied Ecology 41, 124–138.

Book Chapters

  • Simpson, G.L. & Birks H.J.B. (accepted) Statistical Learning in Palaeolimnology. In Birks, H.J.B, Lotter, A. and Juggins S (Eds) Developments in Paleoenvironmental Research Series, Vol 5: Numerical Methods. Kluwer, Dordrecht.
  • Simpson, G.L. (accepted) Modern analogue methods. In Birks, H.J.B, Lotter, A. & Juggins S (Eds) Developments in Paleoenvironmental Research Series, Vol 5: Numerical Methods. Springer.
  • Simpson, G.L. & Hall R.I. (accepted) Human impacts — applications of numerical methods to evaluate surface water acidification and eutrophication. In Birks, H.J.B, Lotter, A. & Juggins S (Eds) Developments in Paleoenvironmental Research Series, Vol 5: Numerical Methods. Springer.
  • Bennion, H., Simpson, G., Battarbee, R.W., Cameron, N.G., Curtis, C., Flower, R.J. Hughes, M., Jones, V.J., Kernan, M., Monteith, D.T., Patrick, S.T., Rose, N.L., Sayer, C.D. & Yang, H. (2002) Environmental change in Scottish fresh waters. In M.B. Usher, E.C. Mackey & J.C. Curran (Eds) The State of Scotland’s Environment and Natural Heritage. The Stationery Office, Edinburgh. pp. 145–152.

Reports

  • Monteith, D., & Simpson, G.L. (2007) Macroinvertebrate classification diagnostic tool development. Final report to SNIFFER on Project WFD60.
  • Curtis, C.J., & Simpson, G.L. (Eds) (2007) The effects of nitrogen deposition and climate change on freshwaters in the UK. Report to Defra under contract CPEA17. ECRC Research Report No. 115.
  • Curtis, C., & Simpson, G.L. (Eds) (2004) Summary of research under DEFRA contract "Recovery of acidified freshwaters in the UK" EPG/1/3/183. ECRC Research Report No. 98.
  • Bennion, H.B., Davidson, T., Simpson, G.L., Solovieva, N., Rose, N.L., Theophile, S., Yang, H., Anderson, N.J., Brooks, S. V., & Peglar, S. (2004) Identification of reference lakes and evaluation of palaeoecological approaches to define reference conditions for UK (England, Wales, Scotland & Northern Ireland) ecotypes. Final report of project WFD08. Scotland and Northern Ireland Forum for Environmental Research (SNIFFER).
  • Bennion, H.B. & Simpson, G.L. (2003) Identification of reference lakes and evaluation of palaeoecological approaches to define reference conditions for UK (England, Wales, Scotland & Northern Ireland) ecotypes. Progress report to SNIFFER on project WFD08.
  • Bennion, H., Hilton, J., Hughes, M., Clark, J., Hornby, D., Kernan, M., & Simpson, G.L. (2003) Development of a risk based prioritisation protocol for standing waters in Great Britain based on a georeferenced inventory — Phase 2. EA R&D Technical Report P2-260/2/TR1.
  • Curtis, C., Cooper, D., Jenkins, A., Kernan, K., Pope, L. & Simpson, G.L. (2003) Freshwater screening and assessment based on freshwater critical loads. Environment Agency R&D Report Reference No 12094: Technical Report.
  • Curtis, C., & Simpson, G.L. (2001) Summary of research under DETR contract "Acidification of fresh waters: the role of nitrogen and the prospects for recovery" Volumes 1—3. ECRC Research Report No. 79.
  • Simpson, G.L. (2001) Biological targets for recovery from lake acidification: Developing the analogue matching procedure. In Curtis, C. & Simpson, G. L. [Eds] (2001). Summary of research under DETR contract "Acidification of fresh waters: the role of nitrogen and the prospects for recovery: Work Package 2: Recovery". ECRC Research Report No. 79.
  • Simpson, G.L. (2000) Palaeolimnological analogues in defining target assemblages for the recovery of acidified surface waters: a desk study. ECRC Research Report No. 74.