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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…

Palynologische Kring meeting May 2018

Palynologische Kring meeting Date: 31/05/2018 Location: Institute for Biodiversity & Ecosystem Dynamics, University of Amsterdam Organizer: Carina Hoorn Program

Introducing Yoshi Maezumi

Yoshi Maezumi is a new Marie Curie Fellow that will be joining UvA to study paleofire in Amazon Rainforest Ecotones.

Introducing Veerle Vink

Hi All! My name is Veerle, and I am in my first year of the Master in Biological Sciences, Ecology & Evolution track, at the University of Amsterdam. I also completed my BSc Biology at the University of Amsterdam, specializing in Ecology and Global…

Introducing Nina Witteveen

My name is Nina Witteveen and I’m doing a research project for my master (Biological Science) with Crystal McMichael and William Gosling. I’m analyzing phytoliths to reconstruct the vegetation changes of Campo Libre (Napo, Ecuador) of the past 30,000 years. It is so exciting…