Category: Field work

Amazonian coring isn’t boring

By Seringe Huisman (MSc Biological Sciences, Institute for Biodiversity & Ecosystem Dynamics, University of Amsterdam) Hello all! You might have been wondering if I died in the middle of Amazonian nowhere, since I haven’t come back to writing a blog after we left for fieldwork in July….

Off to the tropics!!

On Jan 1, 2018 I (Crystal McMichael) get to ring in the New Year in the best way possible by heading off to the tropics to do fieldwork! And this time I get to take two students with me. Britte Heijink and Veerle Vink…

Exploring the Llanos de Moxos, Bolivia

By Crystal McMichael The Llanos de Moxos in Bolivia is an area the size of England that has one of the highest densities of archaeological sites in the Amazon basin. I travelled there for the first time earlier this month for the fourth International…

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…

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…