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Prof Mark Macklin

Professor of Fluvial Geomorphology

Institute of Agriculture and Environment

Research Expertise

Research Interests

River systems and environmental change

Fluvial Geomorphology

Metal mining impacts on river systems

Flood risk

Alluvial Geoarchaeology

Thematics

Resource Development and Management, Health and Well-being, Future Food Systems

Area of Expertise

Field of research codes
Archaeological Science (210102): Archaeology (210100): Archaeology of Asia, Africa and the Americas (210103):
Environmental Science and Management (050200): Environmental Sciences (050000):
Historical Archaeology (incl. Industrial Archaeology) (210108): History And Archaeology (210000):
Physical Sciences (020000)

Research Outputs

Journal

Toonen, WHJ., Foulds, SA., Macklin, MG., & Lewin, J. (2017). Events, episodes, and phases: Signal from noise in flood-sediment archives. Geology. 45(4), 331-334
[Journal article]Authored by: Macklin, M.
Naylor, LA., Spencer, T., Lane, SN., Darby, SE., Magilligan, FJ., Macklin, MG., . . . Möller, I. (2017). Stormy geomorphology: geomorphic contributions in an age of climate extremes. Earth Surface Processes and Landforms. 42(1), 166-190
[Journal article]Authored by: Macklin, M.
Toonen, WHJ., Middelkoop, H., Konijnendijk, TYM., Macklin, MG., & Cohen, KM. (2016). The influence of hydroclimatic variability on flood frequency in the Lower Rhine. Earth Surface Processes and Landforms. 41(9), 1266-1275
[Journal article]Authored by: Macklin, M.
Foulds, SA., & Macklin, MG. (2016). A hydrogeomorphic assessment of twenty-first century floods in the UK. Earth Surface Processes and Landforms. 41(2), 256-270
[Journal article]Authored by: Macklin, M.
Woodward, JC., Williams, MAJ., Garzanti, E., Macklin, MG., & Marriner, N. (2015). From source to sink: Exploring the Quaternary history of the Nile. Quaternary Science Reviews. 130, 3-8
[Journal article]Authored by: Macklin, M.
Macklin, MG., Panyushkina, IP., Toonen, WHJ., Chang, C., Tourtellotte, PA., Duller, GAT., . . . Prins, MA. (2015). The influence of Late Pleistocene geomorphological inheritance and Holocene hydromorphic regimes on floodwater farming in the Talgar catchment, southeast Kazakhstan, Central Asia. Quaternary Science Reviews. 129, 85-95
[Journal article]Authored by: Macklin, M.
Macklin, MG., Toonen, WHJ., Woodward, JC., Williams, MAJ., Flaux, C., Marriner, N., . . . Welsby, D. (2015). A new model of river dynamics, hydroclimatic change and human settlement in the Nile Valley derived from meta-analysis of the Holocene fluvial archive. Quaternary Science Reviews. 130, 109-123
[Journal article]Authored by: Macklin, M.
Woodward, JC., Williams, MAJ., Garzanti, E., Macklin, MG., & Marriner, N. (2015). From source to sink: Exploring the Quaternary history of the Nile Introduction. QUATERNARY SCIENCE REVIEWS. 130, 3-8
[Journal article]Authored by: Macklin, M.
Benito, G., Macklin, MG., Panin, A., Rossato, S., Fontana, A., Jones, AF., . . . Zielhofer, C. (2015). Recurring flood distribution patterns related to short-term Holocene climatic variability. Scientific Reports. 5
[Journal article]Authored by: Macklin, M.
Jones, AF., Macklin, MG., & Benito, G. (2015). Meta-analysis of Holocene fluvial sedimentary archives: A methodological primer. Catena. 130, 3-12
[Journal article]Authored by: Macklin, M.
Bonsall, C., Macklin, MG., Boroneant, A., Pickard, C., Bartosiewicz, L., Cook, GT., . . . Higham, TFG. (2015). Holocene climate change and prehistoric settlement in the lower Danube valley. Quaternary International. 378, 14-21
[Journal article]Authored by: Macklin, M.
Brewer, PA., Bird, G., & Macklin, MG. (2015). Isotopic provenancing of Pb in Mitrovica, northern Kosovo: Source identification of chronic Pb enrichment in soils, house dust and scalp hair. Applied Geochemistry. 64, 164-175
[Journal article]Authored by: Macklin, M.
Benito, G., Macklin, MG., Zielhofer, C., Jones, AF., & Machado, MJ. (2015). Holocene flooding and climate change in the Mediterranean. Catena. 130, 13-33
[Journal article]Authored by: Macklin, M.
Benito, G., Macklin, MG., Cohen, KM., & Herget, J. (2015). Past hydrological extreme events in a changing climate. Catena. 130, 1-2
[Journal article]Authored by: Macklin, M.
Mackay, EB., Wilkinson, ME., Macleod, CJA., Beven, K., Percy, BJ., Macklin, MG., . . . Haygarth, PM. (2015). Digital catchment observatories: A platform for engagement and knowledge exchange between catchment scientists, policy makers, and local communities. Water Resources Research. 51(6), 4815-4822
[Journal article]Authored by: Macklin, M.
Hardy, A., Mageni, Z., Dongus, S., Killeen, G., Macklin, MG., Majambare, S., . . . Thomas, C. (2015). Mapping hotspots of malaria transmission from pre-existing hydrology, geology and geomorphology data in the pre-elimination context of Zanzibar, United Republic of Tanzania. Parasites and Vectors. 8(1)
[Journal article]Authored by: Macklin, M.
Death, RG., Fuller, IC., & Macklin, MG. (2015). Resetting the river template: The potential for climate-related extreme floods to transform river geomorphology and ecology. Freshwater Biology. 60(12), 2477-2496
[Journal article]Authored by: Death, R., Fuller, I., Macklin, M.
Fuller, IC., Macklin, MG., & Richardson, JM. (2015). The geography of the anthropocene in New Zealand: Differential river catchment response to human impact. Geographical Research. 53(3), 255-269
[Journal article]Authored by: Fuller, I., Macklin, M., Richardson, J.
Wilkinson, ME., Mackay, E., Quinn, PF., Stutter, M., Beven, KJ., MacLeod, CJA., . . . Haygarth, PM. (2015). A cloud based tool for knowledge exchange on local scale flood risk. Journal of Environmental Management. 161, 38-50
[Journal article]Authored by: Macklin, M.
Williams, MAJ., Duller, GAT., Williams, FM., Woodward, JC., Macklin, MG., El Tom, OAM., . . . Barrows, TT. (2015). Causal links between Nile floods and eastern Mediterranean sapropel formation during the past 125 kyr confirmed by OSL and radiocarbon dating of Blue and White Nile sediments. Quaternary Science Reviews. 130, 89-108
[Journal article]Authored by: Macklin, M.
Hardy, A., Mageni, Z., Dongus, S., Killeen, G., Macklin, MG., Majambare, S., . . . Thomas, C. (2015). Mapping hotspots of malaria transmission from pre-existing hydrology, geology and geomorphology data in the pre-elimination context of Zanzibar, United Republic of Tanzania. Parasites and Vectors.
[Journal article]Authored by: Macklin, M.
Macklin, MG., & Lewin, J. (2015). The rivers of civilization. Quaternary Science Reviews. 114, 228-244
[Journal article]Authored by: Macklin, M.
Benito, G., Macklin, MG., Cohen, KM., & Herget, J. (2015). Past hydrological extreme events in a changing climate. Catena.
[Journal article]Authored by: Macklin, M.
Fuller, IC., Macklin, MG., & Richardson, JM. (2015). The Geography of the Anthropocene in New Zealand: Differential River Catchment Response to Human Impact. Geographical Research.
[Journal article]Authored by: Fuller, I., Macklin, M.
MacKlin, MG., Lewin, J., & Jones, AF. (2014). Anthropogenic alluvium: An evidence-based meta-analysis for the UK Holocene. Anthropocene. 6, 26-38
[Journal article]Authored by: Macklin, M.
Jones, AF., Macklin, MG., & Benito, G. (2014). Meta-analysis of Holocene fluvial sedimentary archives: A methodological primer. Catena.
[Journal article]Authored by: Macklin, M.
Benito, G., Macklin, MG., Zielhofer, C., Jones, AF., & Machado, MJ. (2014). Holocene flooding and climate change in the Mediterranean. Catena.
[Journal article]Authored by: Macklin, M.
Kossoff, D., Dubbin, WE., Alfredsson, M., Edwards, SJ., Macklin, MG., & Hudson-Edwards, KA. (2014). Mine tailings dams: Characteristics, failure, environmental impacts, and remediation. Applied Geochemistry. 51, 229-245
[Journal article]Authored by: Macklin, M.
Foulds, SA., Macklin, MG., & Brewer, PA. (2014). The chronology and the hydrometeorology of catastrophic floods on Dartmoor, South West England. Hydrological Processes. 28(7), 3067-3087
[Journal article]Authored by: Macklin, M.
Macklin, MG., Lewin, J., & Jones, AF. (2014). Anthropogenic alluvium: An evidence-based meta-analysis for the UK Holocene. Anthropocene.
[Journal article]Authored by: Macklin, M.
Foulds, SA., Griffiths, HM., Macklin, MG., & Brewer, PA. (2014). Geomorphological records of extreme floods and their relationship to decadal-scale climate change. Geomorphology. 216, 193-207
[Journal article]Authored by: Macklin, M.
Lewin, J., & Macklin, MG. (2014). Marking time in Geomorphology: Should we try to formalise an Anthropocene definition?. Earth Surface Processes and Landforms. 39(1), 133-137
[Journal article]Authored by: Macklin, M.
Gamarra, JGP., Brewer, PA., Macklin, MG., & Martin, K. (2014). Modelling remediation scenarios in historical mining catchments. Environmental Science and Pollution Research. 21(11), 6952-6963
[Journal article]Authored by: Macklin, M.
Foulds, SA., Brewer, PA., Macklin, MG., Haresign, W., Betson, RE., & Rassner, SME. (2014). Flood-related contamination in catchments affected by historical metal mining: An unexpected and emerging hazard of climate change. Science of the Total Environment. 476-477, 165-180
[Journal article]Authored by: Macklin, M.
Richardson, JM., Fuller, IC., Holt, KA., Litchfield, NJ., & Macklin, MG. (2014). Rapid post-settlement floodplain accumulation in Northland, New Zealand. Catena. 113, 292-305
[Journal article]Authored by: Fuller, I., Holt, K., Macklin, M., Richardson, J.
Smith, MW., Macklin, MG., & Thomas, CJ. (2013). Hydrological and geomorphological controls of malaria transmission. Earth-Science Reviews. 116(1), 109-127
[Journal article]Authored by: Macklin, M.
Giosan, L., Clift, PD., Macklin, MG., & Fuller, DQ. (2013). Sarasvati. Current Science. 104(3), 285
[Journal article]Authored by: Macklin, M.
Foulds, SA., Macklin, MG., & Brewer, PA. (2013). Agro-industrial alluvium in the Swale catchment, northern England, as an event marker for the Anthropocene. Holocene. 23(4), 587-602
[Journal article]Authored by: Macklin, M.
Macklin, MG., Woodward, JC., Welsby, DA., Duller, GAT., Williams, FM., & Williams, MAJ. (2013). Reach-scale river dynamics moderate the impact of rapid Holocene climate change on floodwater farming in the desert Nile. Geology. 41(6), 695-698
[Journal article]Authored by: Macklin, M.
Whitfield, RG., Macklin, MG., Brewer, PA., Lang, A., Mauz, B., & Whitfield née Maher, E. (2013). The nature, timing and controls of the Quaternary development of the Rio Bergantes, Ebro basin, northeast Spain. Geomorphology. 196, 106-121
[Journal article]Authored by: Macklin, M.
Macklin, MG., Lewin, J., & Jones, AF. (2013). River entrenchment and terrace formation in the UK Holocene. Quaternary Science Reviews. 76, 194-206
[Journal article]Authored by: Macklin, M.
Boisa, N., Bird, G., Brewer, PA., Dean, JR., Entwistle, JA., Kemp, SJ., . . . Macklin, MG. (2013). Potentially harmful elements (PHEs) in scalp hair, soil and metallurgical wastes in Mitrovica, Kosovo: The role of oral bioaccessibility and mineralogy in human PHE exposure. Environment International. 60, 56-70
[Journal article]Authored by: Macklin, M.
Giosan, L., Clift, PD., Macklin, MG., & Fuller, DQ. (2013). Sarasvati II. Current Science. 105(7), 888-890
[Journal article]Authored by: Macklin, M.
Hardy, AJ., Gamarra, JGP., Cross, DE., Macklin, MG., Smith, MW., Kihonda, J., . . . Thomas, CJ. (2013). Habitat hydrology and geomorphology control the distribution of malaria vector larvae in rural Africa. PLoS ONE. 8(12)
[Journal article]Authored by: Macklin, M.
Richardson, JM., Fuller, IC., Holt, KA., Litchfield, NJ., & Macklin, MG. (2013). Holocene river dynamics in Northland, New Zealand: The influence of valley floor confinement on floodplain development. Geomorphology. 201, 494-511
[Journal article]Authored by: Fuller, I., Holt, K., Macklin, M., Richardson, J.
Richardson, JM., Fuller, IC., Holt, KA., Litchfield, NJ., & Macklin, MG. (2013). Rapid post-settlement floodplain accumulation in Northland, New Zealand. Catena.
[Journal article]Authored by: Fuller, I., Holt, K., Macklin, M., Richardson, J.
Richardson, JM., Fuller, IC., Macklin, MG., Jones, AF., Holt, KA., Litchfield, NJ., . . . Bebbington, M. (2013). Holocene river behaviour in New Zealand: Response to regional centennial-scale climate forcing. Quaternary Science Reviews. 69, 8-27
[Journal article]Authored by: Bebbington, M., Fuller, I., Holt, K., Macklin, M., Richardson, J.
Clift, PD., Carter, A., Giosan, L., Durcan, J., Duller, GAT., Macklin, MG., . . . Fuller, DQ. (2012). U-Pb zircon dating evidence for a Pleistocene Sarasvati River and capture of the Yamuna River. Geology. 40(3), 211-214
[Journal article]Authored by: Macklin, M.
Giosan, L., Clift, PD., Macklin, MG., Fuller, DQ., Constantinescu, S., Durcan, JA., . . . Syvitski, JPM. (2012). Fluvial landscapes of the Harappan civilization. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America. 109(26)
[Journal article]Authored by: Macklin, M.
Jones, AF., Macklin, MG., & Brewer, PA. (2012). A geochemical record of flooding on the upper River Severn, UK, during the last 3750years. Geomorphology. 179, 89-105
[Journal article]Authored by: Macklin, M.
Macklin, MG., Lewin, J., & Woodward, JC. (2012). The fluvial record of climate change. Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society A: Mathematical, Physical and Engineering Sciences. 370(1966), 2143-2172
[Journal article]Authored by: Macklin, M.
Macklin, MG., Fuller, IC., Jones, AF., & Bebbington, M. (2012). New zealand and UK holocene flooding demonstrates interhemispheric climate asynchrony. Geology. 40(9), 775-778
[Journal article]Authored by: Bebbington, M., Fuller, I., Macklin, M.
Macklin, MG., Jones, AF., & Lewin, J. (2011). Comment: Cumulative probability functions and their role in evaluating the chronology of geomorphological events during the Holocene. Richard C. Chiverrell, Varyl, R. Thorndycraft And Thomas, O. Hoffmann, Journal of Quaternary Science 26: 76-85. Journal of Quaternary Science. 26(2), 238-240
[Journal article]Authored by: Macklin, M.
Woodward, JC., Tooth, S., Brewer, PA., & Macklin, MG. (2010). The 4th International Palaeoflood Workshop and trends in palaeoflood science. Global and Planetary Change. 70(1-4), 1-4
[Journal article]Authored by: Macklin, M.
Jones, AF., Brewer, PA., & Macklin, MG. (2010). Geomorphological and sedimentological evidence for variations in Holocene flooding in Welsh river catchments. Global and Planetary Change. 70(1-4), 92-107
[Journal article]Authored by: Macklin, M.
Bird, G., Brewer, PA., & Macklin, MG. (2010). Management of the Danube drainage basin: Implications of contaminantmetal dispersal for the implementation of the EU Water Framework Directive. International Journal of River Basin Management. 8(1), 63-78
[Journal article]Authored by: Macklin, M.
Harden, T., Macklin, MG., & Baker, VR. (2010). Holocene flood histories in south-western USA. Earth Surface Processes and Landforms. 35(6), 707-716
[Journal article]Authored by: Macklin, M.
Macklin, MG., Jones, AF., & Lewin, J. (2010). River response to rapid Holocene environmental change: evidence and explanation in British catchments. Quaternary Science Reviews. 29(13-14), 1555-1576
[Journal article]Authored by: Macklin, M.
Bird, G., Brewer, PA., Macklin, MG., Nikolova, M., Kotsev, T., Mollov, M., . . . Swain, C. (2010). Pb isotope evidence for contaminant-metal dispersal in an international river system: The lower Danube catchment, Eastern Europe. Applied Geochemistry. 25(7), 1070-1084
[Journal article]Authored by: Macklin, M.
Lewin, J., & Macklin, MG. (2010). Floodplain catastrophes in the UK Holocene: Messages for managing climate change. Hydrological Processes. 24(20), 2900-2911
[Journal article]Authored by: Macklin, M.
Turner, JN., Macklin, MG., Jones, AF., & Lewis, H. (2010). New perspectives on Holocene flooding in Ireland using meta-analysis of fluvial radiocarbon dates. Catena. 82(3), 183-190
[Journal article]Authored by: Macklin, M.
Jones, AF., Lewin, J., & Macklin, MG. (2010). Flood series data for the later holocene: Available approaches, potential and limitations from UK alluvial sediments. Holocene. 20(7), 1123-1135
[Journal article]Authored by: Macklin, M.
Bird, G., Brewer, PA., MacKlin, MG., Nikolova, M., Kotsev, T., Mollov, M., . . . Swain, C. (2010). Dispersal of contaminant metals in the mining-affected Danube and Maritsa drainage basins, Bulgaria, Eastern Europe. Water, Air, and Soil Pollution. 206(1-4), 105-127
[Journal article]Authored by: Macklin, M.
Macklin, MG., Tooth, S., Brewer, PA., Noble, PL., & Duller, GAT. (2010). Holocene flooding and river development in a Mediterranean steepland catchment: The Anapodaris Gorge, south central Crete, Greece. Global and Planetary Change. 70(1-4), 35-52
[Journal article]Authored by: Macklin, M.
Bird, G., Brewer, PA., Macklin, MG., Nikolova, M., Kotsev, T., Mollov, M., . . . Swain, C. (2010). Quantifying sediment-associated metal dispersal using Pb isotopes: application of binary and multivariate mixing models at the catchment-scale.. Environ Pollut. 158(6), 2158-2169
[Journal article]Authored by: Macklin, M.
Bird, G., MacKlin, MG., Brewer, PA., Zaharia, S., Balteanu, D., Driga, B., . . . Serban, M. (2009). Heavy metals in potable groundwater of mining-affected river catchments, northwestern Romania. Environmental Geochemistry and Health. 31(6), 741-758
[Journal article]Authored by: Macklin, M.
Macklin, MG., & Lewin, J. (2008). Alluvial responses to the changing earth system. Earth Surface Processes and Landforms. 33(9), 1374-1395
[Journal article]Authored by: Macklin, M.
Woodward, JC., Hamlin, RHB., Macklin, MG., Hughes, PD., & Lewin, J. (2008). Glacial activity and catchment dynamics in northwest Greece: Long-term river behaviour and the slackwater sediment record for the last glacial to interglacial transition. Geomorphology. 101(1-2), 44-67
[Journal article]Authored by: Macklin, M.
Bird, G., Brewer, PA., Macklin, MG., Balteanu, D., Serban, M., Driga, B., . . . Zaharia, S. (2008). River system recovery following the Novaţ-Roşu tailings dam failure, Maramureş County, Romania. Applied Geochemistry. 23(12), 3498-3518
[Journal article]Authored by: Macklin, M.
Rice, SP., & Macklin, MG. (2008). Geomorphology and earth system science: A reflection. Earth Surface Processes and Landforms. 33(13), 2118-2120
[Journal article]Authored by: Macklin, M.

Report

Fuller, IC., Macklin, MG., Toonen, W., & Holt, KA.(2017). Long-term river dynamics and flooding in the Hutt Valley: implications for flood risk and climate change resilience assessment.
[Technical Report]Authored by: Fuller, I., Holt, K., Macklin, M.
Dykes, RC., Fuller, IC., Macklin, MG., & Death, RG.(2015). An assessment of data and research in the Ruamahanga River catchment.
[Technical Report]Authored by: Death, R., Fuller, I., Macklin, M.

Conference

Fuller, IC., Macklin, MG., Toonen, W., Holt, KA., Norton, K., Malloy, E., . . . Veitch, J. (2017, February). Reconstructing Holocene palaeofloods in New Zealand.. Presented at ANZGG Conference. Greytown.
[Conference Oral Presentation]Authored by: Fuller, I., Holt, K., Macklin, M.
Fuller, IC., Macklin, MG., Toonen, W., Holt, K., Norton, K., Malloy, E., . . . Veitch, J. (2016, November). Extending flood series using river sedimentary archives.. Presented at NZ Hydrological Society Conference. Queenstown.
[Conference Oral Presentation]Authored by: Fuller, I., Holt, K., Macklin, M.
Fuller, IC., Macklin, MG., Toonen, W., Holt, K., Norton, K., Malloy, E., . . . Veitch, J. (2016, September). A comparison of alluvial and bedrock river sedimentary archives for reconstructing Holocene palaeofloods in New Zealand.. Presented at 5th International Palaeoflood Conference. Rapid City, SD.
[Conference Oral Presentation]Authored by: Fuller, I., Holt, K., Macklin, M.
Fuller, IC., Macklin, MG., & Richardson, JM. (2016, February). Human impacts in New Zealand rivers: implications for the Anthropocene.. Presented at NZ Geographical Society Conference. Dunedin.
[Conference Oral Presentation]Authored by: Fuller, I., Macklin, M., Richardson, J.
Clement, AJH., Novakova, T., Macklin, MG., Fuller, IC., Hudson-Edwards, KA., Fox, EG., . . . Zapico, I. (2016, February). Environmental and geomorphological impacts of historical gold mining activities in the Ohinemuri and Waihou Rivers, Coromandel, North Island, New Zealand. Presented at NZ Geographical Society Conference. Dunedin.
[Conference Oral Presentation]Authored by: Clement, A., Fuller, I., Macklin, M.
Lo Re, G., Fuller, IC., Sofia, G., Holt, K., Macklin, MG., & Tarolli, P. (2016). High-resolution topography for the analysis of palaeochannels in the Manawatu River (New Zealand). In Geophysical Research Abstracts, EGU General Assembly
[Conference Abstract]Authored by: Fuller, I., Holt, K., Macklin, M.
Fuller, IC., Macklin, MG., & Richardson, JM. (2014, November). Differential catchment response to human impact in New Zealand: implications for the Anthropocene. Presented at 16th ANZGG Conference 2014. Mount Tamborine, Australia.
[Conference Oral Presentation]Authored by: Fuller, I., Macklin, M., Richardson, J.
Fuller, IC., Macklin, MG., & Richardson, JM.The Geography of the Anthropocene in New Zealand: Differential River Catchment Response to Human Impact.
[Conference Oral Presentation]Authored by: Fuller, I., Macklin, M., Richardson, J.

Supervision and Teaching

Summary of Doctoral Supervision

Position Current Completed
CoSupervisor 1 0

Current Doctoral Supervision

CoSupervisor of:

  • Will Conley Jr - PhD
    Channel change and sediment transfers in the Ruamahanga catchment: a multi-scalar approach

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