Tag: climate

Scientific Methods in Archaeology

Over the last two weeks I have been giving my lectures at the VU Amsterdam “Scientific Methods in Archaeology” bachelor program. In my lectures we think about how to detect past environmental change with particular reference to tracking past human activities. As part of…

Environments Through Time paper presentations

The 2018 edition of the University of Amsterdam masters course “Environments Through Time” is now up and running. The course sits at the interface between ecology, physical geography and archaeology and seeks to provide students with a better understanding of how long-term (>100’s years)…

Geological and climatic influences on mountain biodiversity

Antonelli, A., Kissling, W.D., Flantua, S.G.A., Bermúdez, M.A., Mulch, A., Muellner-Riehl, A.N., Kreft, H., Linder, H.P., Badgley, C., Fjeldså, J., Fritz, S.A., Rahbek, C., Herman, F., Hooghiemstra, H. & Hoorn, C. (2018) Geological and climatic influences on mountain biodiversity. Nature Geoscience, 11, 718-725. DOI:…

Full or Associate Professor in Earth and Climate at VU Amsterdam

I would like to publicize the current vacancy for a Full or Associate Professor within the “Earth & Climate” cluster at the VU Amsterdam. Having worked in Amsterdam now for just over two years I really enjoy living in the Netherlands, and find the…

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

Climate change and precipitation in past present and future: Mini symposium

Research Group of Palaeoecology & Landscape Ecology Institute for Biodiversity & Ecosystem Dynamics University of Amsterdam Date: 17/06/2016 Time: 13:30-16:00 Location: Amsterdam Science Park 904 For registration & full details please contact: Dr. John van Boxel When addressing climate change the focus often is…

Inferring late-Holocene climate in the Ecuadorian Andes using a chironomid-based temperature inference model

Matthews-Bird, F., Brooks, S.J., Holden, P.B., Montoya, E. & Gosling, W.D. (2016) Inferring late-Holocene climate in the Ecuadorian Andes using a chironomid-based temperature inference model. Climate of the Past 12, 1263-1280. DOI: 10.5194/cp-12-1263-2016

Climate change song!

Whatya gonna do with your CO2? by ECLECTIC SPARKS

INQUA 2015: Climate change in the tropical South Pacific during the Late Quaternary

  Posted on behalf of Prof. David Sear (University of Southampton) The next INQUA Congress will be held in Nagoya (Japan) on July 27 – August 2, 2015 This is a call for contributions to session P05 on ‘Climate change in the tropical South…

Predicting the future by understanding the past: Climate change

As part of the “500,000 years of solar irradiance, climate and vegetation changes” Natural Environments Research Council funded (NE/K005294/1) project we have produced a wall chart explaining the type of research we do and how it can help to place on-going, and projected, climate change in…

Recent reading

In the news: Exploding flower blasts birds with pollen, by Xochitl Rojas-Rocha Science shot. (Research article behind this story is Dellinger et al. listed below). Also: Scientific articles: Dellinger, A.S., Penneys, D.S., Staedler, Y.M., Fragner, L., Weckwerth, W. & Schönenberger, J. A Specialized Bird Pollination System with…

An interview with Phil Jardine

Well, we’ve heard from Wes and Adele, and now it’s my turn (Phil Jardine) for a bit of a chat on the “Ecology of the past” YouTube channel. Similar to the previous interview videos, I’m talking about my role on the Bosumtwi pollen chemistry…