Category: Frazer Bird

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

Inferring late-Holocene climate in the Ecuadorian Andes using a chironomid-based temperature inference model

Matthews-Bird, F., Brooks, S.J., Holden, P.B., Montoya, E. & Gosling, W.D. (2016) Inferring late-Holocene climate in the Ecuadorian Andes using a chironomid-based temperature inference model. Climate of the Past 12, 1263-1280. DOI: 10.5194/cp-12-1263-2016

Quantifying late-Holocene climate in the Ecuadorian Andes using a chironomid-based temperature inference model

Our latest manuscript has just been made available, via Climate of the Past Discussions, for comment and review. Click here to check it out. We look forward to hearing what people think. Quantifying late-Holocene climate in the Ecuadorian Andes using a chironomid-based temperature inference…

Environmental controls on the distribution and diversity of lentic Chironomidae (Insecta: Diptera) across an altitudinal gradient in tropical South America

Open access online: Matthews-Bird, F., Gosling, W.D., Coe, A.L., Bush, M., Mayle, F.E., Axford, Y. & Brooks, S.J. (2015) Environmental controls on the distribution and diversity of lentic Chironomidae (Insecta: Diptera) across an altitudinal gradient in tropical South America. Ecology and Evolution. DOI: 10.1002/ece3.1833…

Frazer on climate change & insects – AGU video

Frazer Matthews-Bird’s video on his PhD research examining long-term (>50 year) climate change from fossil insects (chironomids) has been shortlisted for the American Geophysical Union (AGU) student competition prize. Please watch Frazer’s video and “Like”; the most liked video will win free entry into…

Three new videos on the Ecology of the Past Youtube channel

We’ve got a bumper crop of palaeoecological film making for you today, with three videos uploaded to our very own ‘Ecology of the Past’ Youtube channel. We’ve got an interview with Will Gosling, talking about the Bosumtwi pollen chemistry project and his own background…

Recent reading

News articles: Unesco to rule on Tasmania forest and Great Barrier Reef, BBC News Asia. Climate change will ‘cost world far more than estimated’, by Tom Bawden, The Independent. Scientific articles: Heslop-Harrison, J. (1979) Aspects of the structure, cytochemistry and germination of the pollen…