People and Institutions



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People and Institutions

Andy Moir


Place of work:

Institute for the Environment, Brunel University

Professional experience:

1990-1996: Senior Geography Technician. London Guildhall University, London, UK.

1998-2001: Centre Manager (I.T. City & Guilds), Hammersmith & West London College, Hammersmith, UK.

2001: Director: Tree-Ring Services. 49 High St, Hungerford, Berkshire, UK.

2008: Post-doctoral Research Fellow. Brunel University, West London, UK.

Topics of interest:

The development of tree-ring analysis in environmental and climatological research; the dendroclimatology of Modern and Holocene Scots pine; the dendrochronological dating of Medieval oak buildings; the dendrochronology and dendroclimatology of Modern Yew.

Active research projects:

2010-2011: The Neolithic Pine Project: Extension of a Scottish network of 3000 BC pine. Grant by the Quaternary Research Association to recovery of around 20 sub-fossil pine stumps at each of three new sites in Northern Scotland, selected to extend a current network of nine sites.

2010-2014: The Wetland Pine Hydrology Project: Foulshaw Moss in Cumbria is undergoing restoration from forestry to raised bog. The site has a recorded history of widespread forest removal and daming and surviving pine are to be dendrochronologically analysied to examine relationships between hydrology and radial growth.

Representative publications:

Moir, A K, Leroy, S A G, and Helama, S, (Accepted) Role of substrate on the dendroclimatic response of Scots Pine from varying elevations in Northern Scotland, Canadian Jor for Forest Research.

Moir, A K, Leroy, S A G, Brown, D M, and Collins, P E F, 2010 Dendrochronological evidence for a lower water table on peatland around 3200-3000 BC from sub-fossil pine in northern Scotland, The Holocene, 20(6), 931-42.

Tipping, R, Ashmore, P, Davies, A, Haggart, B A, Moir, A K, Newton, A, Sands, R, Skinner, T, and Tisdall, E W, 2008a Prehistoric Pinus woodland dynamics in an upland landscape in northern Scotland: the role of climate change and human impact, Veget Hist Archaeobot, 17(3), 251-67.

Tipping, R, Ashmore, P, Davies, A, Haggart, B A, Moir, A K, Newton, A, Sands, R, Skinner, T, and Tisdall, E W, 2007b Peat, pine stumps and people: interactions behind climate, vegetation change and human activity in wetland archaeology at Loch Farlary, northern Scotland, in Archaeology from the Wetlands: recent perspectives (eds J Barber, C Clark, M Cressey, A Crone, A Hale, J Henderson, R Housley, R Sands, and A Sheridan), Edinburgh (Society of Antiqaries of Scotland), WARP Occasional Paper 18, 157-64.

Moir, A K, 2005c Dendrochronological analysis of sub-fossil pine in N. Scotland to examine the timing and extent of a c. 4000 cal. yr BP climatic event, Quaternary Newsletter (104), 75-8.

Moir, A K, 2004d Tree-ring analysis of Timbers from Waxham Great Barn, Sea Palling, Norfolk, Centre for Archaeol Rep, 67/2004.

Alcock, N W and Moir, A K, 2004 A medieval urban house with two heated open rooms: 3, 5 Butter Street, Alcester, Vernacular Architecture, 35, 63-5.

Tipping, R, Ashmore, P, Davies, A, Haggart, B A, Moir, A K, Newton, A, Sands, R, Skinner, T, and Tisdall, E W, 2003 The chronology, significance and environmental context of later prehistoric axe marks on in situ pine trees at Farlary, near Golspie, Sutherland, Report for Historic Scotland.

Meirion-Jones, G I, Jones, M C E, Bridge, M C, Moir, A K, and Shewan, D, 2002 The Noble Residence in Brittany: problems and recent advances in dendrochronological dating and interpretation, in The Seigneurial Residence in Western Europe AD c 800-1600 (eds G I Meirion-Jones, E Impey, and M C E Jones), BAR International Series 1088, 131-54.

Meirion-Jones, G I, Jones, M C E, Bridge, M C, Moir, A K and Shewan, D, 2000 La résidence noble en Bretangne du XIIe au XVIe siècles: une synthèse illustrée par quelques exemples morbihannais. Bulletin et Mémoires de la Société Polymathique du Morbiham, 126, 27-103.

Moir, A K, 1999 The dendrochronological potential of the yew (Taxus baccata): with special reference to yew from Hampton Court Palace, UK, New Phytologist, 144(3), 479-88.


I have full access to an equipped dendrochronological laboratory.