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Joyce Lundberg

Associate Professor

Degrees:B.Sc. (Trinity College), M.Sc. (Austrialian National), Ph.D. (McMaster)
Phone:613-520-2600 x 2571
Office:A327 Loeb Building


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.

Research Interests

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

2016 – 2017 Courses

  • GEOG 1010 Global Environmental Systems
  • GEOG 2020 Physical Environments of Canada
  • GEOG 4101 2M Years of Environmental Change


Lundberg, J., and McFarlane, D.A., 2015. 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 Paper 516,  doi:10.1130/2015.2516(18). ISBN 978-0-8137-2516-1

McFarlane, D.A., Lundberg, J. and Maincent, G. 2014. New specimens of Amblyrhiza inundata (Rodentia: Caviomorpha) from the Middle Pleistocene of Saint Barthélemy, French West Indies. Caribbean Journal of Earth Science, 47, 15-19. © Geological Society of Jamaica.

Lundberg, J., Musil, R. and Sabol, M. 2014. Sedimentary history of Za Hájovnou Cave (Moravia, Czech Republic): A unique Middle Pleistocene palaeontological site. Quaternary International, 339-340, 11-24. Published online April 2013

McFarlane, D.A., Lundberg, J. and Neff, H., 2014. A Speleothem Record of Early British and Roman Mining at Charterhouse, Mendip, England. Archaeometry. 56 93): 431-443.

Lundberg J. 2013. Microsculpturing of Solutional Rocky Landforms. In: John F. Shroder (Editor-in-chief), Frumkin, A. (Volume Editor). Treatise on Geomorphology, Volume 6, Karst Geomorphology, San Diego: Academic Press. p. 121-138. This article was chosen as a Reference Module in Earth systems and Environmental Sciences, Elsevier, SBN: 978-0-12-409548-9.

McFarlane, D.A. and Lundberg, J., 2013. On the Occurrence of the Scimitar-Toothed Cat, Homotherium latidens (Carnivora; Felidae), at Kents Cavern, England. Journal of Archaeological Science, 40 (4): 1629–1635.

Lord, T., Lundberg, J., and Murphy, P. 2012 A guide to work at Victoria Cave – from the 19th to 21st O’Regan, H.J., Faulkner, T., and Smith, I.R. Eds. Cave archaeology and Karst Geomorphology of North West England: Field Guide, Quaternary Research Association. Pp. 84-97.

McFarlane, D. A. and Lundberg, L. 2012. The Status of the endemic Niah Cave Crab (Decapoda: Adeleana chapmani), Sarawak, Malaysia. Speleobiology Notes, 4: 29-33.

Lundberg, J. and McFarlane, D.A. 2012. Cryogenic fracturing of calcite flowstone in caves: theoretical considerations and field observations in Kents Cavern, Devon, UK. International Journal of Speleology, 41(2): 309-318.

Lundberg, J., McFarlane, D.A., 2012. A significant middle Pleistocene tephra deposit preserved in the caves of Mulu, Borneo. Quaternary Research 77: 335-343. doi:10.1016/j.yqres.2012.01.007

Lundberg, J. 2009.  “Coastal Karren” In: Ginés, A., Knez, M., Slabe, T., Dreybrodt, W. (Eds.), Karst Rock Features • Karren Sculpturing. Carstologia 9, Založba ZRC / ZRC Publishing, Ljubljana, pp. 249-264.

Lundberg, J. and Ginés, A. 2009. “Rillenkarren” In: Ginés, A., Knez, M., Slabe, T., Dreybrodt, W. (Eds.), Karst Rock Features • Karren Sculpturing. Carstologia 9, Založba ZRC / ZRC Publishing, Ljubljana, pp.185-210.

McFarlane, D.A., Lundberg, J. and Christenson, K. 2009. An undescribed gecko (Gekkonidae; Cyrtodactylus) from Deer Cave, Gunung Mulu National Park, Sarawak , with comments on the distribution of Bornean cave geckos. Herpetological Bulletin, 110: 33-35

McFarlane, D.A. and Lundberg, J. 2009.A Note on the Thermal Ecology and Foraging Behaviour of the Egyptian Fruit Bat, Rousettus egyptiacus, at Mt. Elgon, Kenya. African Journal of Ecology. Available on-line  doi: 10.1111/j.1365-2028.2009.01146.x

Murphy P J & Lundberg J. 2009 Uranium series dates from the Windypits of the North York Moors, United Kingdom: implications for speleogenesis and late Quaternary ice cover. Earth Surf. Process. Landforms 34, 305–313

Lundberg, J., and McFarlane, D.A. 2009. Bats and Bellholes: the microclimatic impact of bat roosting, using a case study from Runaway Bay Caves, Jamaica. In (Eds) De Waele et al.Recent developments in surface and subsurface karst geomorphology. special issue of Geomorphology, Geomorphology 106: 78–85.

Macintyre, I.G., Toscano, M.A., and Lundberg, J. 2008. Environmental Patterns and Holocene Sea-Level Changes Controlling Reef Histories along Northeastern St. Croix, USVI. Atoll Research Bulletin.556.

Lundberg, J., Simmons, J., and McFarlane, D.A., 2007/8.  A Middle Palaeolithic Age for the Fauna and Artifacts of Cow Cave, Devon. Submitted to Cave and Karst Science, Vol. 34, No. 3, 2007 (published in 2008): 101-104

Karem Azmy, K., Edinger, E., Lundberg, J. and Diegor W., 2008. Sea level and paleotemperature records from a mid-Holocene reef on the north coast of Java, Indonesia. International Journal of Earth Sciences, DOI 10.1007/s00531-008-0383-3, pp.14

Lundberg, J. and McFarlane, D.A.2007. Pleistocene depositional history in a periglacial terrane: A 500ka record from Kents Cavern, Devon, United Kingdom. Geosphere, 3, 199-219.

Blackwell, A.B., Teng, S.J.T., Lundberg, J., Blickstein, J.I.B., and Skinner, A.R. 2007. Coupled 230Th/234U-ESR Analyses for Corals: A New Method to Assess Sealevel Change. Radiation Measurements, 42, 1250 – 1255.

Lundberg, J. and McFarlane, D.A. 2007 A minimum age for canyon incision and for the extinct Molossid Bat, Tadarida constantinei, from Carlsbad Caverns National Park, New Mexico. Journal of Cave and Karst Studies, v. 68, no. 3, p. 115-117.

Blackwell, B.A.B., Montoya, A., Blickstein, J.B., Skinner, A.R., Pappu, S., Gunnell, Y., Taieb, M., Kumas, A., and Lundberg, J. 2007. ESR analyses for teeth from the open-air site at Attirampakkam, India: clues to complex U uptake and paleoenvironmental change Radiation Measurements, 42: 1243-1249.

Skinner, A.R., Blackwell, B.A.B., Mian, A. Baboumian, S.M., Blickstein, J.I.B., Wrinn, P.J., Krivoshapkin, A.I., Derevianko, A.P., and Lundberg, J. 2007. ESR Analyses on Tooth Enamel from the Paleolithic Layers at the Obi-Rakhmat hominid site, Uzbekistan: Tackling a Dating Controversy. Radiation Measurement 42: 1237-1242.

Lundberg, J. and Drew, D.P. 2006 ‘The antiquity of aillwee cave calcite deposits, Burren District, Ireland’ Cave and Karst Science 33(1), 9-10.

Lundberg, J. and McFarlane, D.A. 2006 ‘Speleogenesis of the Mt. Elgon ‘Elephant’ Caves, Kenya’ in ‘Perspectives on Karst Geomorphology, Hydrology, and Geochemistry – A Tribute Volume to Derek C. Ford and William B. White’ eds R.S. Harmon and C. Wicks, C. (Boulder, Colorado: Geological Society of America Special Paper 404) 51-63.