Tag: Africa

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 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…

Tribute to Daniel Livingstone and Paul Colinvaux

Mark Bush and I are proud to announce that a tribute to Prof. Daniel Livingston and Prof. Paul Colinvaux has recently been published in Quaternary Research. Dan and Paul were both pioneers of tropical pal(a)eoecology and both died in the spring of 2016 ….

Recent reading

Kissling, W.D., Blach-Overgaard, A., Zwaan, R.E. & Wagner, P. (2016) Historical colonization and dispersal limitation supplement climate and topography in shaping species richness of African lizards (Reptilia: Agaminae). Scientific Reports 6, 34014. DOI: 10.1038/srep34014 Lutz, H.L., Weckstein, J.D., Patane, J.S.L., Bates, J.M. & Aleixo,…

Recent reading

Bertola, L.D., Jongbloed, H., van, d.G., de Knijff, P., Yamaguchi, N., Hooghiemstra, H., Bauer, H., Henschel, P., White, P.A., Driscoll, C.A., Tende, T., Ottosson, U., Saidu, Y., Vrieling, K. & de Iongh, H.H. (2016) Phylogeographic Patterns in Africa and High Resolution Delineation of Genetic…

CO2 and fire influence tropical ecosystem stability in response to climate change

Shanahan, T.M., Hughen, K.A., McKay, N.P., Overpeck, J.T., Scholz, C.A., Gosling, W.D., Miller, C.S., Peck, J.A., King, J.W. & Heil, C.W. (2016) CO2 and fire influence tropical ecosystem stability in response to climate change. Scientific Reports 6, 29587. DOI: 10.1038/srep29587