Dr Janelle Stevenson
Areas of expertise
- Palaeoecology 060206
- Quaternary Environments 040606
- Archaeological Science 210102
- Geomorphology And Regolith And Landscape Evolution 040601
- Soil Sciences 0503
- Palaeontology (Incl. Palynology) 040308
Janelle is a palaeoecologist with experience working in Southeast Asia, the Pacific and Australia. Her particular interests are in landscapes of the past, how these have changed under different climatic scenarios, and how we can disentangle climate change from human impact in the palaeoenvironmental record.
Janelle is currently involved in several multi-disciplinary collaborative projects: ARC Linkage led by Macquarie University with Partner Organization Rio Tinto Alcan, investigating earth mounds at Weipa with ANU colleague Dr Sally Brockwell; ARC Linkage with Kakadu National Park, From Prehistory to History: Landscape and Cultural Change on the South Alligator River, Kakadu National Park with ANU colleagues Dr Sally Brockwell, Dr Ulrike Proske and Dr Robert Levitus; ARC Discovery The Archaeology Of Sulawesi: A Strategic Island for Understanding Modern Human Colonisation and Interactions across our Region led by ANU colleague Professor Sue O’Connor, along with ANU colleague Dr Jack Fenner. She is also a member of the Towuti Drilling Project, a large international and multidisciplinary project partly funded by the International Continental Scientific Drilling Program (http://www.icdp-online.org/projects/world/asia/lake-towuti/details/).
Grants are drawn from ARIES. To add Projects or Grants please contact your College Research Office.
- The pace and rhythm of climate: 600,000 years in a biological hotspot (Primary Investigator)
- From Prehistory to History: Landscape and Cultural Change on the South Alligator River, Kakadu National Park (Secondary Investigator)
- Enhancing cultural heritage management for mining operations: a multi-disciplinary approach (Secondary Investigator)
- The Archaeology of Sulawesi: A Strategic Island for Understanding Modern Human Colonization and Interactions Across our Region (Secondary Investigator)
- The Creation of Southeast Asian Peoples and Cultures, 3500 BC to AD 500 (Secondary Investigator)
- Understanding the Early Phases of Neolithic Dispersal in the Western Pacific (Secondary Investigator)