Category: William Gosling

Fossil Hunters!

New films on how to find out about past environmental change from Elizabeth Alexson (University of Minnesota Duluth, USA)

Past climate change seminars

Palynologische Kring presents four seminars focus on past climate change Date: Thursday 22 June Time: Starts 14:10 Location: University of Amsterdam, Institute for Biodiversity & Ecosystem Dynamics, Science Park Eric Grimm: A high-resolution record of hydrologic variability, vegetation, and fire from the Northern Great…

New paleoclimatic perspectives on the future of terrestrial systems: bigger change, higher confidence?

Institute for Biodiversity & Ecosystem Dynamics seminar University of Amsterdam 22 June 2017 (for details click here) New paleoclimatic perspectives on the future of terrestrial systems: bigger change, higher confidence? Jonathan Overpeck The University of Arizona Numerous assessments of future freshwater and terrestrial system…

Volcanic, climatic and human ecosystem modification

My second pair articles from Vegetation History & Archaeobotany that I would like to highlight look at the impacts of volcanoes and climate on vegetation change. Specifically these explore: The impact of past volcanic events on vegetation in Iceland (Eddudóttir et al., 2017).  The effect of climate and fire…

Shedding light on sporopollenin chemistry, with reference to UV reconstructions

Jardine, P.E., Abernethy, F.A.J., Lomax, B.H., Gosling, W.D. & Fraser, W.T. Shedding light on sporopollenin chemistry, with reference to UV reconstructions. Review of Palaeobotany and Palynology 238: 1-6. DOI: 10.1016/j.revpalbo.2016.11.014  

British Ecological Society 2016 on film

See what it was like at the British Ecological Society (BES) annual meeting 2016: See the winning act from the Science Slam: Find out more about the BES: For more videos by the society check out the BES YouTube channel by clicking here.

Records of past animals and human ecosystem manipulation

Having recently become an Associate Editor for Vegetation History & Archaeobotany I have decided that I will try and highlight a couple  papers from the journal each months which have caught my attention. My first selections are: A study which demonstrated the close relationship…