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Records of past animals and human ecosystem manipulation

Having recently become an Associate Editor for Vegetation History & Archaeobotany I have decided that I will try and highlight a coupleĀ  papers from the journal each months which have caught my attention. My first selections are: A study which demonstrated the close relationship…

Scientific methods in archaeology

Preparing my lecture for the new Scientific Methods in Archaeology course for VU Amsterdam and University of Amsterdam students studying a minor in Geoarchaeology. The focus will be on detecting human activity in the past, to illustrate this I will include Easter Island/Rapa Nui…

PhD position: When was the South Pacific colonised?

Funded PhD studentship at: Palaeoenvironmental Laboratory Department of Geography & Environment University of Southampton Title: When was the South Pacific colonised? A lake sediment approach to understanding climate:human drivers of ecosystem change on remote Pacific Islands Supervisors: Sandra Nogue, Pete Langdon, David Sear (all…

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

Past environmental change on Samoa

Two students (Zoe van Kemenade and Tessa Driessen) have recently completed projects looking at past environmental change on Samoa working in the Research Group of Palaeoecology & Landscape Ecology at the University of Amsterdam (UvA). Zoe’s project, part of her BSc Future Planet Studies…

European Pollen Database meeting & workshop

Posted on behalf of Thomas Giesecke: EUROPEAN POLLEN DATABASE Meeting and training workshops 1-3/06/2016 Aix-en-Provence, France We offer exciting keynote lectures, an extensive poster session to showcase your research, and two days of training with experts in software, databases, and modelling. We want your…

Humans and fires in the Brazilian Cerrado: A palaeoecological perspective

Fires and biodiversity in Brazilian savanna A new video from Boromir Bogumil on sediment coring and the natural history of the Brazilian savannah (Cerrado):