Category: Reports

An undergraduate eye-view of an Andean lake-coring expedition

Part 2: Progresso by Molly Kingston (a BSc Biological Sciences student at Florida Institute of Technology, taking part in an expedition lead by Prof. Mark Bush) With a fresh set of clothes and a shower after almost a week without one, it was time…

An undergraduate eye-view of an Andean lake-coring expedition

Part 1: Huayabamba by Molly Kingston (a BSc Biological Sciences student at Florida Institute of Technology, taking part in an expedition lead by Prof. Mark Bush) When I first heard about this class in Peru, I had no idea that I was going to…

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…

Success for BSc project students

This year 15 (fifteen!) bachelors students completed their research projects in palaeoecology based within the Department of Ecosystem & Landscape Dynamics at the University of Amsterdam. The students had a variety of backgrounds with the majority coming from the BSc Biology and the BSc…

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…

British Ecological Society annual meeting 2016

The British Ecological Society (BES) annual meeting for 2016 has come to an end. It has seemed like a long week (and it is only Thursday) because it has been so action packed. For me it commenced on Sunday when I helped out with…

Scientific methods in archaeology

Preparing my lecture for the new Scientific Methods in Archaeology course for VU Amsterdam and University of Amsterdam students studying a minor in Geoarchaeology. The focus will be on detecting human activity in the past, to illustrate this I will include Easter Island/Rapa Nui…