Viv Jones is a diatomist and palaeolimnologist with over 25 years experience. She is an expert on upland and high latitude lakes in both Antarctica and the Arctic. She is currently working on projects in the UK, Greenland and North Eastern European Russia. She has published over 100 scientific papers and reports, and currently sits on NERC's radiocarbon committee.

Current Position

Principal Research Consultant (Ensis Ltd) & Reader in Palaeolimnology (UCL)

Professional Affiliations

  • Member of the British Ecological Society
  • Member of the International Diatom Society
  • Member of the Freshwater Biological Association

Selected Publications

Brooks, S., Jones, V.J., Telford, R., Appleby, P.G., Watson, E., McGowan,S. & Benn, S. (2012) Population trends in the Slavonian grebe Podiceps auritus (L.) and Chironomidae (Diptera) at a Scottish loch. Journal of Paleolimnology 47, 631–644

Birks, H.H., Jones, V.J., Brooks, S.J., Birks, H.J.B., Telford, R., Juggins, S. & Peglar, S.M. (2012) From cold to cool in northernmost Norway: Lateglacial and early Holocene multi-proxy environmental and climate reconstructions from Jansvatnet, Hammerfest. Quaternary Science Reviews 33, 100–12

Self, A.E., Brooks, S.J., Birks, H.J.B., Nazarova, L., Porinchu, D., Odland, A., Yang, Y. & Jones, V.J. (2011) The distribution of chironomids in high-latitude Eurasian lakes with respect to temperature and continentality: development and application of new chironomid-based climate-inference models in northern Russia. Quaternary Science Reviews 30, 1121–1141.

Walker, T.R., Crittenden, P.D., Dauvalter, V., Jones, V., Kuhry, P., Loskutova, O., Mikkola, K., Nikula, A., Patova, E., Ponomarev, V.I., Pystina, T., Ratti, O., Solovieva, N., Stenina, A., Virtanen, T. & Young, S.D. (2009) Multiple indicators of human impacts on the environment in the Pechora Basin, north-eastern European Russia. Ecological Indicators 9 765–779.

Verleyen, E., Vyverman, W., Sterken, M., Hodgson, D., De Wever, A., Juggins, S., Van de Vijver, B., Jones, V.J., Vanormelingen, P., Roberts, D., Flower, R., Kilroy, C., Souffreau, C. & Sabbe, K. (2009) The importance of dispersal related and local factors in shaping the taxonomic structure of diatom metacommunities. Oikos 118(8), 1239–1249.

Panizzo, V.N., Jones, V.J., Birks, H.J.B., Boyle, J.F., Brooks, S.J. & Leng, M.J. (2008) A multi-proxy palaeolimnological investigation of Holocene environmental change, between c. 10 700 and 7200 years BP, at Holebudalen, southern Norway. The Holocene 18, 805–817.

Solovieva, N., Jones, V.J., Birks, H.J.B., Appleby, P.G., Nazarova, L. & Brooks, S. (2008) Diatom responses to 20th century climate warming in lakes from the northern Urals, Russia. Palaeogeography, Palaeoclimatology, Palaeoecology 259 96–106.

Jones, V.J. (2007). Diatom Introduction. Encyclopedia of Quaternary Science (ed Elias, S.), pp. 476–484. Elsevier, Oxford.