Tag: Amazonia

Rubicon project to link fossil pollen with plant traits

Dear Ecology of the past blog readers, This time you are reading a message from a non-expert in paleoecology. My name is Masha and I will spend the next two years on a very exciting postdoctoral fellowship funded by NWO (Dutch National Science Foundation)…

Vegetation History & Archaeobotany

I am delighted to report that I have recently been appointed as an Associate Editor for the journal Vegetation History & Archaeobotany (VHA). The journals scope is global and covers Quaternary environmental and climatic change, with a specific focus on the Holocene and pre-historic…

European Conference of Tropical Ecology 2016

European Conference of Tropical Ecology Georg-August-Universität Göttingen 23-26 February 2016 This is my first time attending the European Conference of Tropical Ecology and my second visit to Germany. The conference attracted c. 350 delegates; big enough to have plenty of interesting science, and yet…

Recent reading

In the news Ancient ‘massacre’ unearthed near Lake Turkana, Kenya, by Anon. BBC News: Africa Bronze Age houses uncovered in Cambridgeshire are Britain’s ‘Pompeii’ , by Anon. BBC News: Cambridgeshire Scientists weigh in on ‘giraffe relative’ fossil by Helen Briggs. BBC News: Science & Environment…

Recent reading

Brown, J.H. (2014) Why are there so many species in the tropics? Journal of Biogeography 41, 8-22. DOI:  10.1111/jbi.12228 Matamoro-Vidal, A., Prieu, C., Furness, C.A., Albert, B. & Gouyon, P. (2016) Evolutionary stasis in pollen morphogenesis due to natural selection. New Phytologist 209, 376-394….

Marine connections of Amazonia: Evidence from foraminifera and dinoflagellate cysts (early to middle Miocene, Colombia/Peru)

Boonstra, M., Ramos, M.I.F., Lammertsma, E.I., Antoine, P.-. & Hoorn, C. (2015) Marine connections of Amazonia: Evidence from foraminifera and dinoflagellate cysts (early to middle Miocene, Colombia/Peru). Palaeogeography, Palaeoclimatology, Palaeoecology 417, 176-194.