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Ms. Helen McGregor

Helen McGregor

ARC Future Fellow
School of Earth & Environmental Sciences
University of Wollongong
Northfields Avenue
2522 Wollongong
New South Wales

  +61 (0)432897139

Expertise & Interests

Overview / specialty        Climate reconstruction over the Holocene using a variety of proxy records.
Official PAGES function(s)        2k Network coordinator
PAGES interests        2k Network
Topics        Chronology, Climate dynamics, Human impacts & interactions, Interannual-decadal varaibility, Ocean dynamics, Sea level and coastal processes
Timescales        Anthropocene (last 100 years), Holocene, Last millennia, Last glacial cycle
Regions        Africa, Australasia, Global, World ocean
Archives        Corals/bivalves, Instrumental records, Ocean sediments
Sector        Academia / Education, Research
Discipline        Geochemistry, (Paleo)climatology, (Paleo)oceanography



For the most up-to-date publication list please see Google Scholar.

Carilli, J.E., McGregor, H.V., Gaudry, J.J., Donner, S.D., Gagan, M.K., Stevenson, S., Wong, H., Fink, D. (2014) Equatorial Pacific coral geochemical records show recent weakening of the Walker Circulation. Palaeoceanography, 29:1031–1045, 10.1002/2014PA002683.

Felis, T., McGregor, H.V., Linsley, B.K., Tudhope, A.W., Gagan, M.K., Suzuki, A., Inoue, M., Thomas, A.L., Esat, T.M., Thompson, W.G., Tiwari, M., Potts, D.C., Mudelsee, M., Yokoyama, Y., Webster, J.M. (2014) Steeper meridional temperature gradient in the Great Barrier Reef during the deglaciation. Nature Communications, 5:4102, doi: 10.1038/ncomms5102.

McGregor, H.V., O'Shea, B., Brewer, C., Abuodha, P., Pharo, E. (2014) Internationalisation of the curriculum through student-led climate change teaching activity. Journal of Geoscience Education, 62:353–363, doi: 10.5408/13-033.1.

Head, L., Adams, M., McGregor, H.V., Toole, S. (2014) Climate change and Australia. WIREs Climate Change, 5:175–197, doi: 10.1002/wcc.255.

Davison, A., Brown, P., Pharo, E., Warr, K., McGregor, H.V., Terkes, S., Boyd, D., Abuodha, P. (2014) Distributed leadership: innovation in university climate change teaching. International Journal of Sustainability in Higher Education, 15:98-110, doi: 10.1108/IJSHE-10-2012-0091.

McGregor, H.V., Fischer, M.J., Gagan, M.K., Fink, D., Phipps, S.J., Wong, H., Woodroffe, C.W. (2013) A weak El Niño/Southern Oscillation with delayed seasonal growth around 4,300 years ago. Nature Geoscience, 6:949-953, doi: 10.1038/ngeo1936.

Stevenson, S., McGregor, H.V., Phipps, S.J., Fox-Kempler, B. (2013) Quantifying errors in coral-based ENSO estimates: Towards improved paleoclimate model validation. Palaeoceanography, 28, doi: 10.1002/palo.20059.

Hathorne, E.C., Gagnon, A., Felis, T., Adkins, J., Asami, R., Boer, W., Caillon, N., Case, D., Cobb, K.M., Douville, E., DeMenocal, P., Eisenhauer, A., Garbe-Schönberg, C.-D., Geibert, W., Goldstein, S., Hughen, K., Inoue, M., Kawahata, H., Kölling, M., Le Cornec, F., Linsley, B.K., McGregor, H.V., Montagna, P., Nurhati, I.S., Quinn, T.M., Raddatz, J., Rebaubier, H., Robinson, L., Sadekov, A., Sherrell, R., Sinclair, D., Tudhope, A.W., Wei, G., Wong, H., Wu, H., You, C.-F. (2013) Inter-laboratory study for coral Sr/Ca and other element/Ca ratio measurements. Geochemistry Geophysics Geosystems, 14:3730-3750, doi: 10.1002/ggge.20230.

Pharo, E., Davison, A., McGregor, H.V., Warr, K., Brown, P. (2013) Using communities of practice to enhance interdisciplinary teaching: Lessons from four Australian institutions. Higher Education Research and Development, doi: 10.1080/07294360.2013.832168.

LaVigne, M., Nurhati, I.S., Cobb, K.M., McGregor, H.V., Sinclair, D., Sherrell, R.M. (2013) Systematic ENSO-driven nutrient variability recorded by central equatorial Pacific corals. Geophysical Research Letters, 40:3956–3961, doi: 10.1002/grl.50765.

Phipps, S.J., McGregor, H.V., Gergis, J., Gallant, A.J.E., Neukom, R., Stevenson, S., Ackerley, D., Brown, J.R., Fischer, M.J., van Ommen, T.D. (2013) Palaeoclimate data-model comparison and the role of climate forcings over the past 1500 years. Journal of Climate, 26:6915-6936, doi: 10.1175/JCLI-D-12-00108.1.

Reeves, J.M., Barrows, T.T., Cohen, T.J., Kiem, A.S., Bostock, H.C., Fitzsimmons, K.E., Jansen, J.D., Kemp, J., Krause, C., Petherick, L., Phipps, S.J., OZ-INTIMATE Members (2013) Climate variability over the last 35,000 years recorded in marine and terrestrial archives in the Australian region: An OZ-INTIMATE compilation. Quaternary Science Reviews, 74:21-34, doi: 10.1016/j.quascirev.2013.01.001.

Reeves, J.M., Bostock, H.C., Ayliffe, L.K., Barrows, T.T., De Deckker, P., Devriendt, L.S., Dunbar, G.B., Drysdale, R.N., Fitzsimmons, K.E., Gagan, M.K., Griffith, M.L., Haberle, S.G., Jansen, J.D., Krause, C., Lewis, S., McGregor, H.V., Mooney, S.D., Moss, P., Nanson, G.C., Purcell, A., van der Kaars, S. (2013) Palaeoenvironmental change in tropical Australasia over the last 30,000 years – A synthesis by the OZ-INTIMATE group. Quaternary Science Reviews, 74:97-114, doi: 10.1016/j.quascirev.2012.11.027.

Woodroffe, C.D., McGregor, H.V., Lambeck, K., Smithers, S.G., Fink, D. (2012) Mid-Pacific microatolls record sea-level stability over the past 5000 yr Geology, 40:951-954, doi:910.1130/G33344.33341.

Fink, H.G., Wienberg, C., Hebbeln, D., McGregor, H.V., Taviani, M., Freiwald, A. (2012) Oxygen control on Holocene cold-water coral development in the Mediterranean Sea. Deep-sea Research Part 1, 62:89-96. doi: 10.1016/j.dsr.2011.12.013.

McGregor, H.V., Fischer, M., Gagan, M.K., Fink, D., Woodroffe, C.D. (2011) Environmental control of the oxygen isotope composition of Porites coral microatolls. Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta, 75:3930-3944, doi: 10.1016/j.gca.2011.04.017.

McGregor, H.V., Hellstrom, J., Fink, D., Hua, Q., Woodroffe, C.D. (2011) Rapid U-series dating of young fossil corals by laser ablation MC-ICPMS. Quaternary Geochronology, 6:195-206, doi: 10.1016/j.quageo.2010.10.002.

Farbotko, C., McGregor, H.V. (2010) Copenhagen, climate science and the emotional geographies of climate change. Australian Geographer, 41:159-165, doi: 10.1080/00049181003742286.

McGregor, H.V., Dupont, L., Stuut, J.-B., Kuhlmann, H. (2009) Vegetation change, goats, and religion: A 2000-year history of land use in southern Morocco. Quaternary Science Reviews, 28:1434-1448, doi: 10.1016/j.quascirev.2009.02.012.

Abram, N.J., McGregor, H.V., Gagan, M.K., Hantoro, W.S., Suwargadi, B.W. (2009) Oscillations in the southern extent of the Indo-Pacific Warm Pool during the mid-Holocene. Quaternary Science Reviews, 28:2794-2803, doi: 10.1016/j.quascirev.2009.07.006.

McGregor, H.V., Gagan, M.K., McCulloch, M.T., Hodge, E., Mortimer, G. (2008) Mid-Holocene variability in the marine 14C reservoir age for northern coastal Papua New Guinea. Quaternary Geochronology, 3:213-225, doi: 10.1016/j.quageo.2007.11.002.

McGregor, H.V., Abram, N.J. (2008) Images of diagenetic textures in Porites corals from Papua New Guinea and Indonesia. Geochemistry Geophysics Geosystems, 9:Q10013, doi: 10.1029/2008GC002093.

Brown, J.R., Tudhope, A.W., Collins, M., McGregor, H.V. (2008) Mid-Holocene ENSO: Issues in quantitative model-proxy data comparisons. Paleoceanography, 23:PA3202, doi: doi:10.1029/2007PA001512.

Schambron, T., Lowe, L., McGregor, H.V. (2008) Effects of environmental ageing on the static and cyclic bending properties of braided carbon fibre/PEEK bone plates. Composites Part B: Engineering, 39 (7-8):1216-1220, doi: doi:10.1016/j.compositesb.2008.03.001.

McGregor, H.V., Dima, M., Fischer, H.W., Mulitza, S. (2007) Rapid 20th-Century increase in coastal upwelling off northwest Africa. Science, 315:637-639, doi: 10.1126/science.1134839.

McGregor, H.V., Gagan, M.K. (2004) Western Pacific coral d18O records of anomalous Holocene variability in the El Niño-Southern Oscillation. Geophysical Research Letters, 31 (11):L11204, doi: 10.1029/2004GL019972.

McGregor, H.V., Gagan, M.K. (2003) Diagenesis and geochemistry of Porites corals from Papua New Guinea: Implications for paleoclimate reconstruction. Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta, 67 (12):2147-2156, doi: 10.1016/S0016-7037(02)01050-5.