Tag: fieldwork

Amazonian coring isn’t boring

By Seringe Huisman (MSc Biological Sciences, Institute for Biodiversity & Ecosystem Dynamics, University of Amsterdam) Hello all! You might have been wondering if I died in the middle of Amazonian nowhere, since I haven’t come back to writing a blog after we left for fieldwork in July….

Job: Post-doctoral researcher in Palaeoecology

Job: Post-doctoral researcher in Neotropical Palaeoecology Location: Institute for Biodiversity & Ecosystem Dynamics, University of Amsterdam Duration: 3 years Deadline for applications: 15 January 2018 We are seeking to recruit a Neotropical palaeoecologist to join the recently funded “The past peoples of Amazonia: Assessing…

Enhancing fieldwork learning

Enhancing Fieldwork Learning Showcase 2016 University of Reading, Whiteknights Campus 12-13th September 2016 Sign up to attend this years showcase which will include: Nocturnal camera trapping Underwater camera work Field microscopy Drones in teaching and research. Virtual fieldwork Using e-books as lab notes Linking…

Lake sediment coring equipment demonstration

How to assemble a coring equipment to collect lake deposits A new video from Boromir Bogumil on the operation of a Geo-core piston corer:    

Tropical Botany in Belize: Part 2 – Las Cuevas

Tropical Botany in Belize By Nick Loughlin As mentioned in my last post I have recently returned from a 2 week field course in tropical botany run by the Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh (RBGE) in conjunction with their MSc course on the ‘Biodiversity and Taxonomy…

Paleoecology course University of Amsterdam

Last week, Will – our new associate professor at the University of Amsterdam – joined us on the field residential module of the undergraduate “Paleoecology” course; 7 days exploring the sediments and vegetation of the Twente region of the Netherlands. The experience provided Will…

Teaching in the field: Foundations, feedback and fun

My final teaching job for The Open University was to help deliver the “Sedimentary Rocks & Fossils in the Field” section of the Level 2 Practical Science module (SXG288) offered by the Science Faculty. I have been involved in all three presentations of this…

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…

Fieldwork in Ecuador 2013

Three members of the PCRG (William Gosling, Encarni Montoya and Nick Loughlin) visited Ecuador (November-December 2013) to develop collaborations with Ecuadorian institutions, recover more lake sediments, and find new potential sites for projects. Below are some photos from: Lake Pindo,  Lake Huila, and Lake Erazo. Full…

Introducing Adele Julier: New PCRG PhD researcher

Hello! I’m Adele and I started my PhD about a week ago. It’s been a little intense but I can almost find the lab without a map now, so it is probably time to introduce myself. I’ll be studying pollen-vegetation relationships in Ghana, as…

PCRG September

Having been away for half of the month I asked people to provide a summary of what they have been up to. Here is what they admitted to… Natalie Ludgate and Lottie Miller have submitted their theses! Well done. Hayley Keen: “Continual pollen counting,…

Lake coring equipment

When it comes to collecting sediments from lakes its all about having the right tools for the job. Working in remote areas of the tropics we tend to favour the Colinvaux-Vohnout corer; supplied by Vince Vohnout at Geo-core). The advantages of this system are: its…