Department of Geography


Matthew Currie

  • Role Title: MRes Researcher
  • Address: Buckingham Building, Lion Terrace, Portsmouth, Hants, PO1 3HE
  • Telephone: 023 9284 2504
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  • Department: Department of Geography
  • Faculty: Faculty of Science


I am a Physical Geographer, my research focuses on investigating and reconstructing past environments with an emphasis on fire in the Earth system. I graduated the University of Portsmouth in 2017. For my undergraduate dissertation I systematically compared automatic charcoal counting methods utilising digital photography.


Currently I am interested in wildfire - my research is assessing taphonomic effects of transport pathways on the preservation of charcoal in sediment records. I have expertise in quantification, extraction and identification of charcoal fragments.