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Professor Joyce Lundberg (retired)

Karst - the geomorphology of landscapes of dissolution; Biogeomorphology in karst - the impact of bats on caves; Paleo-environmental reconstruction from cave calcities and sediments

Degrees:B.Sc. (Trinity College), M.Sc. (Austrialian National), Ph.D. (McMaster)


Joyce Lundberg was educated in Trinity College, Dublin, Australia National University, Canberra (M.Sc), Bristol University (PGCE), and McMaster University, Hamilton (Ph,D). She joined the faculty in 1990. Her research interests centre around sea level change and paleoclimatology (using radiometric dating of cave calcites and fossil coral) but she maintains an on-going concern with karst geomorphology, both arctic and tropical. She retired July 2020.

Research Interests

  • Quaternary sea level change
  • Karst geomorphology and speleology
  • Paleoclimate and geochronology of carbonates


Lundberg, J., Brewer-Carias, C., McFarlane, D.A. 2018. On biospeleothems from a Venezuelan tepui cave: U-Th dating, growth rates, and morphology. International Journal of Speleology.  Vol 47 (3)

Columbu, A., Sauro, F., Lundberg, J., Drysdale, R., and De Waele, J. 2018. Palaeoenvironmental changes recorded by speleothems of the Southern Alps (Piani Eterni, Belluno, Italy) during four interglacial to glacial climate transitions. Quaternary Science Reviews, 197: 319-335.

McFarlane, D.A., Lundberg, J., and Gray, A. 2018. A Pleistocene Horse from Upper Canada Cave, West Mendip, UK, and the Lost Cave of Hutton. Cave and Karst Science, 45 (2): 62-66.

Musil R., Děkanovský O., Ivanov M., Doláková N., Mrázek J., Juřičková L., Lundberg J. 2018.  Dagmar Cave (Czech Republic, Moravian Karst), a Unique Palaeontological Site of the Cromerian Interglacial. Quaternary International.

McFarlane, D.A. and Lundberg, J. 2018. New records of guano-associated minerals from caves in northwestern Borneo. International Journal of Speleology  47(2): 119-126.

Lundberg, J. and McFarlane, D.A., 2017. Speleothems and spiders: morphology and origin of gypsum nucleated on spider webs, Deer Cave, Mulu, Borneo. Cave and Karst Science, 44 (3) 127-131.

McFarlane, D.A., Lundberg, J., van Rentergem, G., Umaña Ramíirez, C., 2017. An Autonomous Boat to investigate acidic crater lakes. EOS, Transactions of the American Geophysical Union, 98. Published on 05 June 2017.

McFarlane, D.A., Lundberg, J., van Rentergem, G., Howlett, E., Stimpson, C. 2016. A New Radiometric Date and Assessment of the Last Glacial Megafauna of Dream Cave, Derbyshire.  Cave and Karst Science, 43 (3): 109-116.

Lundberg, J., and McFarlane, D.A., 2016. Microclimate and niche constructionism in tropical bat caves: A case study from Mount Elgon, Kenya. In Feinberg, J., Gao, Y., and Alexander, E.C., Jr., eds., Caves and Karst across Time: Geological Society of America Special Papers, 2106, v. 516, p. 211-229, ISBN 978-0-8137-2516-1. Published online, June 2015: doi:10.1130/2015.2516(18).