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Julian Murton
Professor of Permafrost Science (Geography)
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Selected publications


Murton, Julian, Bateman, Mark D, Telka, Alice M, Waller, Richard, Whiteman, Colin and Kuzmina, Svetlana (2017) Early to Mid Wisconsin fluvial deposits and palaeoenvironment of the Kidluit Formation, Tuktoyaktuk Coastlands, western Arctic Canada. Permafrost and Periglacial Processes, 28 (3). pp. 523-533. ISSN 1045-6740

Cooper, Mark D A, Estop-Aragonés, Cristian, Fisher, James P, Thierry, Aaron, Garnett, Mark H, Charman, Dan J, Murton, Julian B, Phoenix, Gareth, Treharne, Rachael, Kokelj, Steve V, Wolfe, Stephen A, Lewkowicz, Antoni G, Williams, Mathew and Hartley, Iain P (2017) Limited contribution of permafrost carbon to methane release from thawing peatlands. Nature Climate Change, 7. pp. 501-511. ISSN 1758-678X

Murton, Julian B, Edwards, Mary E, Lozhkin, Anatoly V, Anderson, Patricia M, Savvinov, Grigoriy N, Bakulina, Nadezhda, Bondarenko, Olesya V, Cherepanova, Marina V, Danilov, Petr P, Boeskorov, Vasiliy, Goslar, Tomasz, Grigoriev, Semyon, Gubin, Stanislav V, Korzun, Julia A, Lupachev, Alexei V, Tikhonov, Alexei, Tsygankova, Valeriya I, Vasilieva, Galina V and Zanina, Oksana G (2017) Preliminary paleoenvironmental analysis of permafrost deposits at Batagaika megaslump, Yana Uplands, Northeast Siberia. Quaternary Research, 87 (2). pp. 314-330. ISSN 0033-5894

Murton, Julian B, Kuras, Oliver, Krautblatter, Michael, Cane, Tim, Tschofen, Dominique, Uhlemann, Sebastian, Schober, Sandra and Watson, Phil (2016) Monitoring rock freezing and thawing by novel geoelectrical and acoustic techniques. Journal of Geophysical Research, 121 (12). pp. 2309-2332. ISSN 0148-0227

Murton, Julian, Ozouf, Jean-Claude and Peterson, Rorik (2016) Heave, settlement and fracture of chalk during physical modelling experiments with temperature cycling above and below 0°C. Geomorphology, 270. pp. 71-87. ISSN 0169-555X

Vasil’chuk, Yurij K and Murton, Julian (2016) Stable isotope geochemistry of massive ice. Geography, Environment, Sustainability, 9 (3). pp. 4-24. ISSN 2071-9388

Fisher, James P, Estop-Aragones, Cristian, Thierry, Aaron, Charman, Dan J, Wolfe, Stephen A, Hartley, Iain P, Murton, Julian B, Williams, Mathew and Phoenix, Gareth K (2016) The influence of vegetation and soil characteristics on active-layer thickness of permafrost soils in boreal forest. Global Change Biology, 22 (9). pp. 3127-3140. ISSN 1354-1013

Gilbert, Graham L, Kanevskiy, Mikhail and Murton, Julian B (2016) Special Issue: Recent advances (2008 – 2015) in the study of ground ice and cryostratigraphy. Permafrost and Periglacial Processes. ISSN 1045-6740

Brown, Antony G, Tooth, Stephen, Bullard, Joanna E, Thomas, David S G, Chiverrell, Richard C, Plater, Andrew J, Murton, Julian, Thorndycraft, Varyl R, Tarolli, Paolo, Rose, James, Wainwright, John, Downs, Peter and Aalto, Rolf (2016) The geomorphology of the Anthropocene: emergence, status and implications. Earth Surface Processes and Landforms, 42 (1). pp. 71-90. ISSN 0197-9337

Murton, Julian B (2016) Late Pleistocene cold-climate loess deposits of Beringia. Scottish Geographical Journal, 132 (2). pp. 177-181. ISSN 1470-2541

Stokes, Chris R, Tarasov, Lev, Blomdin, Robin, Cronin, Thomas M, Fisher, Timothy G, Gyllencreutz, Richard, Hättestrand, Clas, Heyman, Jakob, Hindmarsh, Richard C A, Hughes, Anna L C, Jakobsson, Martin, Livingstone, Stephen J, Kirchner, Nina, Margold, Martin, Murton, Julian B, Noormets, Riko, Peltier, W Richard, Peteet, Dorothy M, Piper, David J W, Preusser, Frank, Renssen, Hans, Roberts, David H, Roche, Didier M, Saint-Ange, Francky, Stroeven, Arjen P and Teller, James T (2015) On the reconstruction of palaeo-ice sheets: recent advances and future challenges. Quaternary Science Reviews, 125. pp. 15-49. ISSN 0277-3791

Murton, Julian, Goslar, Tomasz, Edwards, Mary E, Bateman, Mark D, Danilov, Petr P, Savvinov, Grigoriy N, Gubin, Stanislav V, Ghaleb, Bassam, Haile, James, Kanivskiy, Mikhail, Lozhkin, Anatoly V, Lupachev, Alexei V, Murton, Della K, Shur, Yuri, Tikhonov, Alexei, Vasil'chuk, Alla C, Vasil'chuk, Yurij K and Wolfe, Stephen A (2015) Palaeoenvironmental interpretation of yedoma silt (ice complex) deposition as cold-climate loess, Duvanny Yar, northeast Siberia. Permafrost and Periglacial Processes, 26 (3). pp. 208-288. ISSN 1045-6740

Murton, Julian (2015) [Review] Rory N. Mortimore (2014) Logging the chalk. Geology Today, 31 (4). p. 160. ISSN 0266-6979

Murton, Julian, Bowen, David Q, Candy, Ian, Catt, John A, Currant, Andrew, Evans, John G, Frogley, Mick, Green, Christopher P, Keen, David H, Kerney, Michael P, Parish, David, Penkman, Kirsty, Schreve, Danielle C, Taylor, Sheila, Toms, Phillip S, Worsley, Peter and York, Linda L (2015) Middle and Late Pleistocene environmental history of the Marsworth area, south-central England. Proceedings of the Geologists' Association, 126 (1). pp. 18-49. ISSN 0016-7878

Belshaw, R K, Gibbard, P L, Murton, J B and Murton, D K (2014) Early middle pleistocene drainage in southern central England. Netherlands Journal of Geosciences, 93 (04). pp. 135-145. ISSN 0016-7746

Bateman, Mark D, Hitchens, Stephen, Murton, Julian B, Lee, Jonathan R and Gibbard, Philip L (2014) The evolution of periglacial patterned ground in East Anglia, UK. Journal of Quaternary Science, 29 (4). pp. 301-317. ISSN 0267-8179

Willerslev, Eske, Davison, John, Moora, Mari, Zobel, Martin, Coissac, Eric, Edwards, Mary E, Lorenzen, Eline D, Vestergård, Mette, Gussarova, Galina, Haile, James, Craine, Joseph, Gielly, Ludovic, Boessenkool, Sanne, Epp, Laura S, Pearman, Peter B, Cheddadi, Rachid, Murray, David, Bråthen, Kari Anne, Yoccoz, Nigel, Binney, Heather, Cruaud, Corinne, Wincker, Patrick, Goslar, Tomasz, Alsos, Inger Greve, Bellemain, Eva, Brysting, Anne Krag, Elven, Reidar, Sønstebø, Jørn Henrik, Murton, Julian, Sher, Andrei, Rasmussen, Morten, Rønn, Regin, Mourier, Tobias, Cooper, Alan, Austin, Jeremy, Möller, Per, Froese, Duane, Zazula, Grant, Pompanon, François, Rioux, Delphine, Niderkorn, Vincent, Tikhonov, Alexei, Savvinov, Grigoriy, Roberts, Richard G, MacPhee, Ross D E, Gilbert, M. Thomas P, Kjær, Kurt H, Orlando, Ludovic, Brochmann, Christian and Taberlet, Pierre (2014) Fifty thousand years of Arctic vegetation and megafaunal diet. Nature, 506 (7486). pp. 47-51. ISSN 0028-0836

Murton, Della K and Murton, Julian B (2012) Middle and Late Pleistocene glacial lakes of lowland Britain and the southern North Sea Basin. Quaternary International, 260. pp. 115-142. ISSN 1040-6182

Waller, Richard, Phillips, Emrys, Murton, Julian, Lee, Jonathan and Whiteman, Colin (2011) Sand intraclasts as evidence of subglacial deformation of Middle Pleistocene permafrost, north Norfolk, UK. Quaternary Science Reviews, 30 (23-24). pp. 3481-3500. ISSN 0277-3791

Murton, Julian B and Belshaw, Roger K (2011) A conceptual model of valley incision, planation and terrace formation during cold and arid permafrost conditions of Pleistocene southern England. Quaternary Research, 75 (2). pp. 385-394. ISSN 0033-5894

Murton, Julian B, Bateman, Mark D, Dallimore, Scott R, Teller, James T and Yang, Zhirong (2010) Identification of Younger Dryas outburst flood path from Lake Agassiz to the Arctic Ocean. Nature, 464 (7289). pp. 740-743. ISSN 0028-0836

Bateman, Mark D, Murton, Julian B and Boulter, Claire (2010) The source of De variability in periglacial sand wedges: Depositional processes versus measurement issues. Quaternary Geochronology, 5 (2-3). pp. 250-256. ISSN 1871-1014

Murton, Julian B (2009) Stratigraphy and palaeoenvironments of Richards Island and the eastern Beaufort continental shelf during the last glacial-interglacial cycle. Permafrost and Periglacial Processes, 20 (2). pp. 107-125. ISSN 1045-6740

Harris, Charles, Arenson, Lukas U, Christiansen, Hanne H and Murton, Julian B (2009) Permafrost and climate in Europe: Monitoring and modelling thermal, geomorphological and geotechnical responses. Earth-Science Reviews, 92 (3-4). pp. 117-171. ISSN 00128252

Waller, Richard, Murton, Julian and Whiteman, Colin (2009) Geological evidence for subglacial deformation of Pleistocene permafrost. Proceedings of the Geologists' Association, 120 (2-3). pp. 155-162. ISSN 00167878

Murton, Della K, Pawley, Steven M and Murton, Julian B (2009) Sedimentology and luminescence ages of glacial Lake Humber deposits in the central Vale of York. Proceedings of the Geologists' Association, 120 (4). pp. 209-222. ISSN 0016-7878

Harris, Charles, Kern-Luetschg, Martina, Murton, Julian, Font, Marianne, Davies, Michael and Smith, Fraser (2008) Solifluction processes on permafrost and non-permafrost slopes: results of a large-scale laboratory simulation. Permafrost and Periglacial Processes, 19 (4). pp. 359-378. ISSN 1045-6740

Matsuoka, Norikazu and Murton, Julian (2008) Frost weathering: recent advances and future directions. Permafrost and Periglacial Processes, 19 (2). pp. 195-210. ISSN 1045-6740

Murton, Julian B, Peterson, Rorik and Ozouf, Jean-Claude (2006) Bedrock fracture by ice segregation in cold regions. Science, 314 (5802). pp. 1127-1129. ISSN 0036-8075


Murton, J B and Giles, D P (2016) The quaternary periglaciation of Kent: field guide. Quaternary Research Association. ISBN 0907780210

Book Section

Giles, D, Culshaw, M, Donnelly, L, Evans, D, De Freitas, M, Griffiths, J, Lukas, S, Martin, C, Morley, A, Murton, J, Norbury, D and Winter, M (2014) The Geological Society of London Engineering Group Working Party on periglacial and glacial engineering geology. In: Lollino, Giorgio, Giordan, Daniele, Thuro, Kurosch, Carranza-Torres, Carlos, Wu, Faquan, Marinos, Paul and Delgado, Carlos (eds.) Applied geology for major engineering projects. Engineering geology for society and territory, 1 (6). Springer, Cham, pp. 31-35. ISBN 9783319090597

Murton, Julian (2013) Ground ice and cryostratigraphy. In: Giardino, John R, Harbor, Jonathan M and Unset (eds.) Treatise on geomorphology.Glacial and periglacial geomorphology. Academic Press, Dan Diego, pp. 173-201. ISBN 9780123983503

Murton, Julian (2013) Ice wedges and ice-wedge casts. In: Elias, Scott A and Mock, Cary J (eds.) Encyclopedia of quaternary science. Elsevier, Amsterdam, pp. 436-451. ISBN 9780444536426

Murton, J and Catt, J (2013) Introduction. In: Catt, J, Murton, J, Brown, E and Maton, C (eds.) Quaternary history of the Chiltern plateau and scarp: Little Heath and Marsworth/Pitstone – scientific and conservation problems. QRA field guide . Quaternary Research Association, pp. 1-7.

Murton, J (2013) Marsworth/Pitstone SSSI (SP 9314). In: Catt, J, Murton, J, Brown, E and Maton, C (eds.) Quaternary history of the Chiltern plateau and scarp: Little Heath and Marsworth/Pitstone – scientific and conservation problems. QRA field guide . Quaternary Research Association, pp. 14-22.

Murton, Julian (2013) Permafrost. In: Bobrowsky, Peter T (ed.) Encyclopedia of natural hazards. Encyclopaedia of earth sciences . Springer. ISBN 9789048186990

Murton, Julian (2013) Rock weathering. In: Elias, Scott A and Mock, Cary J (eds.) Encyclopedia of quaternary science. Elsevier, Amsterdam, pp. 500-506. ISBN 9780444536426

Waller, Richard, Murton, Julian, Phillips, Emrys, Lee, Jonathan R and Whiteman, Colin A (2011) Sand intraclast development and the deformation of glacially-overridden permafrost, West Runton. In: Phillips, Emrys, Lee, Jonathan R and Evans, H M (eds.) Glacitectonics: field guide. Quaternary Research Association, pp. 162-181.

Murton, Julian B (2008) Global warming and thermokarst. In: Margesin, Rosa (ed.) Permafrost soils. Springer, pp. 185-203. ISBN 9783540693703

Waller, R, Murton, J and Whiteman, C (2008) Submarginal glaciotectonic deformation of Pleistocene permafrost. In: Proceedings of the 9th International Permafrost Conference, Fairbanks, Alaska 2008. Institute of Northern Engineering, University of Alaska, Fairbanks. ISBN 9780980017939

Candy, Ian and Murton, Julian Marsworth, Buckinghamshire, England [NGR: SP 933 142]. In: Silva, B and Phillips, E (eds.) UK top quaternary sites: a compilation to celebrate the QRA’s semi-centennial year. Quaternary Research Association, London, pp. 63-64. ISBN 0907780180

Murton, Julian and Catt, John Pegwell Bay, Kent, England [NGR: TR 635 164]. In: Silva, B and Phillips, E (eds.) UK top quaternary sites: a compilation to celebrate the QRA’s semi-centennial year. Quaternary Research Association, London, pp. 76-77. ISBN 0907780180

Conference or Workshop Item

Murton, Julian B, Bateman, Mark D, Waller, Richard I and Whiteman, Colin A (2015) Late Wisconsin glaciation of Hadwen and Summer islands, Tuktoyaktuk Coastlands, NWT, Canada. In: GEOQuébec2015: 7th Canadian Permafrost Conference, 20–23 September, 2015, Quebec City, Canada.

Murton, Julian (2008) Full-scale physical modeling of solifluction processes associated with one-sided and two-sided active layer freezing. In: Proceedings of the 9th International Permafrost Conference, June 29 - July 3, 2008, University of Alaska Fairbanks.