Category: Reports

Cloudy with a chance of adventure

Cloudy with a chance of adventure By Rachel Sales (PhD researcher at the Institute for Global Ecology, Florida Institute of Technology) I am sitting on the shore of Lago Condorcillo in Southern Ecuador, after a long day of travel, trying to control my shivering….

How can we conserve species in the face of anthropogenic climate change?

  The International Conference on Past Plant Diversity, Climate Change, and Mountain Conservation was aimed to address this question, with a focus on mountain (montane) species. As climate warms, there are several outcomes for montane species. They can migrate upslope, go extinct, or adapt…

Netherlands Annual Ecology Meeting 2019

The Netherlands Annual Ecology Meeting (NAEM) 2019 takes place in the 12 and 13 February. This annual showcase of predominantly Dutch based ecological research will take place, as usual, at┬áConference Centre “De Werelt” (Lunteren). I am particularly excited this year as, along with Marielos…

Scientific Methods in Archaeology

Over the last two weeks I have been giving my lectures at the VU Amsterdam “Scientific Methods in Archaeology” bachelor program. In my lectures we think about how to detect past environmental change with particular reference to tracking past human activities. As part of…

Environments Through Time paper presentations

The 2018 edition of the University of Amsterdam masters course “Environments Through Time” is now up and running. The course sits at the interface between ecology, physical geography and archaeology and seeks to provide students with a better understanding of how long-term (>100’s years)…

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…

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…