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Palynologendagen 2018

I am delighted to be taking part in this years Palynologendagen (Palynology days) organised by the Palynologische Kring (Dutch Society for Palynology) Location: Van Waddenplaat to the Drents Plateau Date: 11-12 October 2018 For full program…

Palaeoecology in Dutch…

Delighted to do an interview for Folia.nl recently. Discussions commenced around my contribution to the recent publication Nolan et al. (2018) and ranged onto various issues in palaeoecology. The resulting article (in Dutch) can be read on the Folia web site: ‘Toen het één…

Job: PhD in Macroecology/Palaeoecology

There is a vacancy for a 3 or 4-year PhD position at the University of Bergen’s Department of Biological Sciences. The successful candidate will be primarily responsible for developing tests for evaluating the effect of humans through space and time on species range sizes…

The cradles, museums, and graves of biodiversity

Video by Thiago Rangel explaining our recent paper (Rangel et al., 2018).  

INQUA 2019: The changing tropical landscape

20th Congress of the International Union for Quaternary Research (INQUA) Abstract submission is now open for INQUA 2019 in Dublin Ireland (25-31 July 2019). Please consider submitting to the special session I am co-organizing on landscape change in the tropics. Submissions welcome from the fields…

AFQUA 2018 – day 6

AFQUA: The African Quaternary environments, ecology and humans 2ndInternational Conference and Workshops 14-22 July 2018-07-15 National Museum, Nairobi, Kenya Day 6 The final day of talks at AFQUA 2018 took a more applied approach in the first session “Applying the Quaternary: The role of…

AFQUA 2018 – day 5

AFQUA: The African Quaternary environments, ecology and humans 2ndInternational Conference and Workshops 14-22 July 2018-07-15 National Museum, Nairobi, Kenya Day 5 The fifth day of the AFQUA conference started with the second session on “Archaeological Landscapes”. Talks included: (i) a tribute to the work…

AFQUA 2018 – day 4

AFQUA: The African Quaternary environments, ecology and humans 2ndInternational Conference and Workshops 14-22 July 2018-07-15 National Museum, Nairobi, Kenya Day 4 Yesterday (day 3) was excursion day of the AFQUA conference (photos to follow). Day 4 of the meeting was back in the National…

AFQUA 2018 – day 2

AFQUA: The African Quaternary environments, ecology and humans 2ndInternational Conference and Workshops 14-22 July 2018-07-15 National Museum, Nairobi, Kenya Day 2 The second day of the AFQUA conference commenced with the second session on “East Africa” and Prof. Tom Johnson asking the question “Should…

AFQUA 2018 – day 1

AFQUA: The African Quaternary environments, ecology and humans 2ndInternational Conference and Workshops 14-22 July 2018-07-15 National Museum, Nairobi, Kenya My first AFQUA conference really began the day before the conference proper started in the Kenyan immigration queue where I met a number of fellow…

BES Palaeoecology Special Interest Group

The British Ecological Society is preparing for the launch of a new “Palaeoecology” Special Interest Group (SIG) at the Annual Meeting 2018 in Birmingham. As part of the launch there will be a Thematic Session at the Birmingham meeting entitled “Advancing our understanding of long-term…