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Edward Armstrong

Postdoctoral research fellow, University of Helsinki

I am a climate scientist who uses Earth System models in order to understand large scale climate dynamics, primarily throughout the Quaternary period (the past 2.5 million years). This includes identifying major feedbacks in the climate system and determining how these might be influenced by different climate states. My interests are broad, covering the role of the terrestrial biosphere, atmospheric dynamics, and the impact of changing ocean circulation. Currently my research is focused on reconstructing and analysing Quaternary climate in Africa, with a specific focus on the regional hydroclimate and the role it played in the evolution and migration of hominins.

I also work closely with Prof. Paul Valdes (Bristol) to produce high resolution climate datasets spanning the Quaternary, which are used for a broad range of ecological and anthropological research. Please email me regarding any data inquiries.


  • 2021–present
    Postdoctoral research fellow, University of Helsinki
  • 2017–2021
    Postdoctoral research fellow, University of Bristol


  • 2017 
    University of Bristol, PhD Climate Science
  • 2013 
    University College London, MSc Geology