Category: Bryan Valencia

Andean microrefugia: testing the Holocene to predict the Anthropocene

Valencia, B.G., Matthews-Bird, F., Urrego, D.H., Williams, J.J., Gosling, W.D. & Bush, M. (2016) Andean microrefugia: Testing the Holocene to predict the Anthropocene. New Phytologist online. DOI: 10.1111/nph.14042

Valencia PhD thesis 2014

Valencia Castillo, B.G. (2014) From glacial to modern conditions: Vegetation and climate change under human influence in the Central Andes. PhD Thesis, Department of Environment, Earth & Ecosystems, The Open University. Abstract Conservation, restoration and management strategies are employed to maintain Earth’s biological diversity and…

A statistical sub-sampling tool for extracting vegetation community and diversity information from pollen assemblage data

Published open access: Keen, H.F., Gosling, W.D., Hanke, F., Miller, C.S., Montoya, E., Valencia, B.G. & Williams, J.J. (2014) A statistical sub-sampling tool for extracting vegetation community and diversity information from pollen assemblage data. Palaeogeography, Palaeoclimatology, Palaeoecology, 408, 48-59.

Pollen counting tool

Extracting data from tropical pollen records can be difficult, and time consuming, because of the high floristic diversity. Ecology of the past contributor and PhD researcher Bryan Valencia has developed a method for turning your computer into a tally counter. Bryan’s method allows the…

A research expedition in Peru, the land of the Paddington Bear

I whish I could start with “ Once upon a time…” because that would be the easiest way to begin this paragraph (or a paper). Besides, to some extend, “Once upon a time” can be appropriate because this is a story related to the…