G. Russell Coope: papers honouring his life and career

Elias, S. A. and Whitehouse, N. J. (2014) G. Russell Coope: papers honouring his life and career. Quaternary International, 341, pp. 1-5. (doi: 10.1016/j.quaint.2014.06.056)

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The passing of Russell Coope in 2011 brought an end to a vigorous, dynamic research career that launched the field of Quaternary entomology. This issue of Quaternary International is composed mostly of papers given in his honour in June, 2012 at Royal Holloway University of London. It comprises 21 papers that cover a wide range of topics. The reconstruction of British Pleistocene environments was arguably Coope's most important contribution to science. Three papers containing previously unpublished Middle and Late Pleistocene beetle faunas and their interpretations are included here. A discussion paper on the origins of the insect faunas of North Atlantic islands echoes another of Coope's research interests, as do two studies of late glacial climates of northwest Europe. A suite of several papers discussing the environmental archaeology of sites ranging in age from the Bronze Age to the early 20th century honour Coope's pioneering work in this field. Pleistocene research from sites in North America and Japan complete the volume, followed by descriptions of two large-scale insect fossil databases.

Item Type:Articles (Editorial)
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Whitehouse, Professor Nicki
Authors: Elias, S. A., and Whitehouse, N. J.
College/School:College of Arts & Humanities > School of Humanities > Archaeology
Journal Name:Quaternary International
ISSN (Online):1873-4553
Published Online:25 July 2014

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