Category: News

Ancient monsoons on the Roof of the World

Recent findings of monsoonal activity in Asia as old as 45 million years raises the fascinating possibility that these Monsoons may have triggered a global shift from the warm ice-free Greenhouse world, to the bi-polar Icehouse conditions the Earth still experiences today. Increased erosion…

Field work in Ecuador

Insights into recent field work in Ecuador by a team lead by Crystal McMichael can be found in a recent blog from our collaborators at the Instituto Geofisico, Escuela Politecnica Nacional, Quito (Ecuador). Trabajo colaborativo entre Volcanólogos y Palenólogos potenciará el conocimiento sobre el…

Connecting Two Realms

Article from: Archaeology a publication of the Archaeological Institute of America Archaeologists rethink the early civilizations of the Amazon By ROGER ATWOOD Monday, June 12, 2017

Rubicon project to link fossil pollen with plant traits

Dear Ecology of the past blog readers, This time you are reading a message from a non-expert in paleoecology. My name is Masha and I will spend the next two years on a very exciting postdoctoral fellowship funded by NWO (Dutch National Science Foundation)…

A fortnight of palaeoecology at the University of Amsterdam!

by Crystal McMichael Wimbledon tennis fortnight is on its way, but we’ve had our own palaeoecology fortnight here at the Institute for Biodiversity & Ecosystem Dynamics at the University of Amsterdam. We’ve seen seminars on reconstructing past landscapes and climates on timescales of decades…

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…