He is also a member of the Working Group of the SQS on the Anthropocene base of the Holocene, and is currently chairing a new INTIMATE/SQS Working Group to consider a formal subdivision of the Holocene.
Mike is a Fellow of the Society of Antiquaries and an Honorary Professor in the Institute of Geography and Earth Sciences, University of Aberystwyth.
O., Popp, T., Steffensen, J-P., Gibbard, P., Hoek, W., Lowe, J., Andrews, J., Björck, S., Cwynar, L. Hughen, K., Kershaw, P., Kromer, B., Litt, T., Lowe, D.
(2009): Formal definition and dating of the GSSP (Global Stratotype Section and Point) for the base of the Holocene using the Greenland NGRIP ice core, and selected auxiliary records.
Mc Grail), Council for British Archaeology Research Report 138.
He has published more than 140 scientific papers and other contributions, and is co-author of two Quaternary textbooks: Reconstructing Quaternary Environments (with John Lowe), (1st edition, Longman, 1984; 2nd edition, Addison-Wesley-Longman, 1997), and Late Quaternary Environmental Change: Physical and Human Perspectives (with Martin Bell), (1st edition, Longman, 1992; 2nd edition, Pearson International, 2005). Formal subdivision of the Holocene Series/ Epoch: a Discussion Paper by a Working Group of INTIMATE (Integration of ice-core marine and terrestrial records) and the Subcommission on Quaternary Stratigraphy (International Commission on Stratigraphy). (2008): Synchronisation of palaeoenvironmental events in the North Atlantic region during the Last Termination: a revised protocol recommended by the INTIMATE group. Davies: pp 130-131); Craig Cerrig-gleisiad: pollen stratigraphy and dating (pp 142-144); ): Traeth Mawr: pollen stratigraphy and glacial chronology (pp 146-150); The pre-Holocene successsion of glaciolacustrine sediments within Llangorse basin (with A. (2004): Bayesian recalibration of radiocarbon chronologies: examples from the European Lateglacial. (2004): A Lateglacial pollen record from Hallsenna Moor, near Seascale, Cumbria, with evidence for increased aridity during the later Loch Lomond Stadial and early Holocene.