Category: Field work

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…

Palynologendagen 2015

Palynologendagen “Een historisch-ecologische benadering van het landschap in noord-oost Twente” (“A historical-sociological approach to understanding landscapes in north-east Twente”) 8-9 October 2015 Organized by: Harm Smeenge, Bas van Geel & Stefan Engels For the: Palynologische Kring Last week I took part in my first…

Palaeoecology at UvA and Twente 2015: Teaching and Learning

By Crystal McMichael The month-long palaeoecology module at UvA is coming to an end. We have had two weeks of lectures and microscope work, an introduction to quantitative palaeoecology, and we just finished a week of fieldwork in Twente, which is in the easternmost…

XPERT field photos Lake Erazo

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Andean bear

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On our first field day three of the XPERT team (Valerie, Barry and Sarah) claim  they saw an Andean or spectacled bear (Tremarctos ornatus) in the paramo of the Cayambe-Coca National Park… Valerie did manage to provided some supporting evidence in…

Sediment coring in Lake Erazo

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Sediment coring on Lake Erazo. Photo by Valerie van den Bos (who spent the flight over reading a book on how to take the perfect photo) By Alexandra Lee and Nick Primmer To study the palaeo-environmental record of the Andean…

Tropical Botany in Belize: Part 2 – Las Cuevas

Tropical Botany in Belize By Nick Loughlin As mentioned in my last post I have recently returned from a 2 week field course in tropical botany run by the Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh (RBGE) in conjunction with their MSc course on the ‘Biodiversity and Taxonomy…