Tribute to Daniel Livingstone and Paul Colinvaux

January 26, 2018

Mark Bush and I are proud to announce that a tribute to Prof. Daniel Livingston and Prof. Paul Colinvaux has recently been published in Quaternary Research. Dan and Paul were both pioneers of tropical pal(a)eoecology and both died in the spring of 2016 . To mark their passing Mark and I have guest edited ten new papers on palaeoecology drawn from researchers, and regions, of the tropics in which Dan and Paul worked (Bush & Gosling, 2018). We would like to thank Quaternary Research Senior Editor Derek Booth for giving us this opportunity and assisting greatly in the process of compiling the manuscripts. We would also like to thank all to contributing authors for their hard work and dedication to the project. We hope that you will enjoy reading the manuscripts and find them a fitting tribute to the life and work of these two great researchers.

Quaternary Research
Special Issue: Tribute to Daniel Livingstone and Paul Colinvaux
Volume 89 – Special Issue 1 – January 2018


  • Bush, M.B. & Gosling, W.D. (2018) In search of the ice age tropics, a tribute to Prof. Daniel Livingstone and Prof. Paul Colinvaux. Quaternary Research 89, 1-6. DOI: 10.1017/qua.2017.109

African papers

  • Ivory, S.J. & Russell, J. (2018) Lowland forest collapse and early human impacts at the end of the African Humid Period at Lake Edward, equatorial East Africa. Quaternary Research 89, 7-20. DOI: 10.1017/qua.2017.48
  • Curt Stager, J., Alton, K., Martin, C.H., King, D.T., Petruny, L.W., Wiltse, B. & Livingstone, D.A. (2018) On the age and origin of Lake Ejagham, Cameroon, and its endemic fishes. Quaternary Research 89, 21-32. DOI: 10.1017/qua.2017.37
  • Haberyan, K.A. (2018) A >22,000 yr diatom record from the plateau of Zambia. Quaternary Research 89, 33-42. DOI: 10.1017/qua.2017.31
  • Maley, J., Doumenge, C., Giresse, P., Mahe, G., Philippon, N., Hubau, W., Lokonda, M.O., Tshibamba, J.M. & Chepstow-Lusty, A. (2018) Late Holocene forest contraction and fragmentation in central Africa. Quaternary Research 89, 43-59. DOI: 10.1017/qua.2017.97

South America papers

  • Schiferl, J.D., Bush, M.B., Silman, M.R. & Urrego, D.H. (2018) Vegetation responses to late Holocene climate changes in an Andean forest. Quaternary Research 89, 60-74. DOI: 10.1017/qua.2017.64
  • Rodriguez-Zorro, P.A., Turcq, B., Cordeiro, R.C., Moreira, L.S., Costa, R.L., McMichael, C.H. & Behling, H. (2018) Forest stability during the early and late Holocene in the igapo floodplains of the Rio Negro, northwestern Brazil. Quaternary Research 89, 75-89. DOI: 10.1017/qua.2017.99
  • Behling, H. & de Oliveira, M.,Accioly Teixeira. (2018) Evidence of a late glacial warming event and early Holocene cooling in the southern Brazilian coastal highlands. Quaternary Research 89, 90-102. DOI: 10.1017/qua.2017.87
  • Raczka, M.F., Bush, M.B. & De Oliveira, P.E. (2018) The collapse of megafaunal populations in southeastern Brazil. Quaternary Research 89, 103-118. DOI: 10.1017/qua.2017.60
  • Loughlin, N.J.D., Gosling, W.D. & Montoya, E. (2018) Identifying environmental drivers of fungal non-pollen palynomorphs in the montane forest of the eastern Andean flank, Ecuador. Quaternary Research 89, 119-133. DOI: 10.1017/qua.2017.73
  • Smith, R.J. & Mayle, F.E. (2018) Impact of mid- to late Holocene precipitation changes on vegetation across lowland tropical South America: A paleo-data synthesis. Quaternary Research 89, 134-155. DOI: 10.1017/qua.2017.89

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