Mike Baillie

Dendrochronologist Mike Baillie (1944-) was part of the team responsible for the construction of Ireland’s long oak tree ring chronology and the calibration of the radio carbon timescale. In the 1990s he was one of the earliest researchers to identify the significance for global environmental history of synchronous growth reductions in tree-rings. He has since investigated relations between these growth reductionsand catastrophic events – including volcanic eruptions and effects of comets on Earth – using material as diverse as myths, chronicles, ice cores and astronomical observations. For most of his career he has worked at Queens University of Belfast, in the Department of Archaeology.

  • Birth name Michael Baillie
  • Born 1944 Belfast, Northern Ireland
  • Occupation University Professor
  • Disciplines Climate History
  • Education Queen's University, Belfast

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