Tag: Climate change

Central American climate and microrefugia: A view from the last interglacial

Cárdenes-Sandí, G.M., Shadik, C.R., Correa-Metrio, A., Gosling, W.D., Cheddadi, R. & Bush, M.B. (2019) Central American climate and microrefugia: A view from the last interglacial. Quaternary Science Reviews 205, 224-233. DOI: 10.1016/j.quascirev.2018.12.021 For free access click here before 19 February 2019

Past and future global transformation of terrestrial ecosystems under climate change

Nolan, C., Overpeck, J.T., Allen, J.R.M., Anderson, P.M., Betancourt, J.L., Binney, H.A., Brewer, S., Bush, M.B., Chase, B.M., Cheddadi, R., Djamali, M., Dodson, J., Edwards, M.E., Gosling, W.D., Haberle, S., Hotchkiss, S.C., Huntley, B., Ivory, S.J., Kershaw, A.P., Kim, S., Latorre, C., Leydet, M.,…

Polylepis woodland dynamics during the last 20,000 years

Valencia, B.G., Bush, M.B., Coe, A.L., Elizabeth, O. & Gosling, W.D. (2018) Polylepis woodland dynamics during the last 20,000 years. Journal of Biogeography online. DOI: 10.1111/jbi.13209

The ACER pollen and charcoal database: a global resource to document vegetation and fire response to abrupt climate changes during the last glacial period

Goni, M.F.S., Desprat, S., Daniau, A., Bassinot, F.C., Polanco-Martinez, J.M., Harrison, S.P., Allen, J.R.M., Anderson, R.S., Behling, H., Bonnefille, R., Burjachs, F., Carrion, J.S., Cheddadi, R., Clark, J.S., Combourieu-Nebout, N., Mustaphi, C.J.C., Debusk, G.H., Dupont, L.M., Finch, J.M., Fletcher, W.J., Giardini, M., Gonzalez, C.,…

Fields and feasts

Two articles recently published on-line in the journal Vegetation History & Archaebotany (of which I am an Associate Editor) recently caught my attention.These explore: agricultural practices of people living in the Netherlands c. 3000-2000 years ago  (Arnoldussen & van der Linden, 2017), and what…

Past climate change seminars

Palynologische Kring presents four seminars focus on past climate change Date: Thursday 22 June Time: Starts 14:10 Location: University of Amsterdam, Institute for Biodiversity & Ecosystem Dynamics, Science Park Eric Grimm: A high-resolution record of hydrologic variability, vegetation, and fire from the Northern Great…

New paleoclimatic perspectives on the future of terrestrial systems: bigger change, higher confidence?

Institute for Biodiversity & Ecosystem Dynamics seminar University of Amsterdam 22 June 2017 (for details click here) New paleoclimatic perspectives on the future of terrestrial systems: bigger change, higher confidence? Jonathan Overpeck The University of Arizona Numerous assessments of future freshwater and terrestrial system…

Shining a light on fossil sunshine

An international team of scientists have reconstructed the longest ever record of past sunshine using pollen trapped in lake sediments collected in Ghana, Africa. The study published today in Scientific Reports enables us to understand past changes in solar input to the global system…

Tropical forests in the Anthropocene

Seminar Institute for Biodiversity & Ecosystem Dynamics University of Amsterdam Tropical forests in the Anthropocene by Prof. Yadvinder Malhi (University of Oxford) 16:00-17:00, 24 November 2016 Science Park, Amsterdam If you want to attend please click here for full details. ABSTRACT:

Biodiversity and global change in the tropics

Treub Maatschappij – Society for the Advancement of Research in the Tropics & Institute for Biodiversity and Ecosystem Dynamics (IBED),University of Amsterdam “Biodiversity and global change in the tropics” Coordinators: Carina Hoorn & W. Daniel Kissling Time: Thursday 17 November 2016, 13:30-17:00 Location: University…

Recent reading

Hall, S.A. (2010) Early maize pollen from Chaco Canyon, New Mexico, USA. Palynology 34, 125-137. DOI: 10.1080/01916121003675746 Janzen, D.H. (1967) Why mountain passes are higher in the tropics. The American Naturalist 101, 233-249. DOI: 10.1086/282487 Tovar, C., Arnillas, C.A., Cuesta, F. & Buytaert, W….

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