Tag: biodiversity

Netherlands Annual Ecology Meeting 2018 – day 2

Yesterday was the second, and final, day of the Netherlands Annunal Ecology Meeting (NAEM) for 2018. Having stayed up rather later than I would normally for a Tuesday night, due to the  the gezellig atmosphere, the scrambled eggs and coffee were very welcome for breakfast….

The impact of people on islands

Since being appointed as an Associate Editor of Vegetation History & Archaeobotany last year I have the pleasure of working on a number of exciting and interesting manuscripts from the tropics. I am particularly delighted that the first of these (Astudillo, 2018) has now…

Job: Post-doctoral researcher in Global Ecology

Job: Post-doctoral researcher Location: Institute for Biodiversity & Ecosystems Dyanamics, University of Amsterdam Duration: 3 years Deadline for applications: 10 December 2017 Focus on Global Ecology, including: global biodiversity patterns and ecosystem functioning, human impacts on biodiversity, biogeography of species interactions, and/or global changes…

Sustaining Earth’s Biodiversity

Exciting new edition of the Past Global Changes (PAGES) magazine focused on the sustainability of Earth’s biodiversity. Includes articles by Ecology of the Past blog contributors Dr. Encarni Montoya and Dr. Macarena Cardenas. To find out more check out the full issue (free): Gillson,…

Latitudinal and altitudinal patterns of plant community diversity on mountain summits across the tropical Andes

Online: Cuesta, F., Muriel, P., Llambí, L.D., Halloy, S., Aguirre, N., Beck, S., Carilla, J., Meneses, R.I., Cuello, S., Grau, A., Gámez, L.E., Irazábal, J., Jácome, J., Jaramillo, R., Ramírez, L., Samaniego, N., Suárez-Duque, D., Thompson, N., Tupayachi, A., Viñas, P., Yager, K., Becerra,…

Biodiversity and the functioning of tropical forests

Biodiversity and the functioning of tropical forests PhD defense University of Wageningen Candidate: Masha T. van der Sande Date: 06/07/2016 Watch Masha’s thesis defense on WUR TV (featuring W.D. Gosling as an opponent…) Click here to watch the video

Biodiversity and dynamics of tropical forests

Netherlands Annual Ecology Meeting 2016 – day 1

Netherlands Annual Ecology Meeting (NAEM) 2016 9 February 2016 Conference Centre “De Werelt”, Lunteren The annual Dutch ecology conference is being held over two days at the in “remote” Lunteren and I am pleased to be able to attend all of the conference this year….

Recent reading

Haffer, J. (1969) Speciation in Amazonian forest birds. Science 165, 131-137. DOI: 10.1126/science.165.3889.131 Mackenzie, G., Boa, A.N., Taboada, A.D., Atkin, S.L. & Sathyapalan, T. (2015) Sporopollenin, the least known yet toughest natural biopolymer. Frontiers in Materials  2. DOI: 10.3389/fmats.2015.00066 Nelson, B.W., Ferreira, C.A.C., da Silva, M.F. &…

Recent reading

Journal articles Clement, C.R., Denevan, W.M., Heckenberger, M.J., Junqueira, A.B., Neves, E.G., Teixeira, W.G. & Woods, W.I. (2015) The domestication of Amazonia before European conquest. Proceedings of the Royal Society of London B: Biological Sciences 282. DOI: 10.1098/rspb.2015.0813 Oliver, T.H., Heard, M.S., Isaac, N.J.B., Roy, D.B., Procter,…

Ecology of the past on film: Hayley Keen

Whilst conducting her PhD research Hayley Keen helped produced two of short films about her research project Past environmental change on the eastern Andean flank, Ecuador: on her field work, which was the winning entry into the American Geophysical Union (AGU) student video competition in 2014, and…

Keen PhD Thesis 2015

Keen, H.F. (2015) Past environmental change on the eastern Andean flank, Ecuador. PhD Thesis, Department of Environment, Earth & Ecosystems, The Open University. Abstract The eastern Andean flank of Ecuador (EAF) contains some of the world’s most biodiverse ecosystems. Andean montane forests are threatened…