Tag: environmental change

Environmental change in the Yaque river area, northwestern Dominican Republic

Research Group of Palaeoecology & Landscape Ecology seminar by  Thomas Olijhoek (MSc student at Utrecht University) Title: Environmental change in the Yaque river area, northwestern Dominican Republic: Human impact before and after Columbus’ arrival in the New World Date: Wednesday 26 October, 11:00-12:00 Location: Science…

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…

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…

Past environmental change in the Amazon basin – AGU video

Hayley Keen’s video “Past environmental change in the Amazon basin” has been shortlisted for the American Geophysical Union (AGU) student video prize. Please watch and like Hayley’s video; top “Liked” videos will win entry to the AGU 2014 Fall meeting. View all the videos…

Population health in the Anthropocene

McMichael, AJ. 2014. Population health in the Anthropocene: Gains, losses and emerging trends. The Anthropocene Review, vol. 1, 1: pp. 44-56. Last week we changed our regular lab meeting, when we all normally discuss a particular paper, to each presenting a general view on the…

Miller PhD thesis 2014

Miller, C.S. (2014) 520,000 years of environmental change in West Africa. PhD Thesis, Department of Environment, Earth & Ecosystems, The Open University. Abstract: Global temperatures are predicted to rise by 2–2.5°C by 2065, profoundly affecting the Earth’s environment. The response of ecosystems to past…