Tag: fieldwork

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…

American tour: Biogeography meeting & Ecuador field work

PCRG COMPLETE AGAIN I am glad to say that after almost two months out of the office running around with 8 bags of equipment, Frazer and I have finished our tour of the Americas. As the work has been so diverse, we would like…

PCRG January

January seems to have flown past and has been another active month. With group members variously involved in: International Biogeography Symposium, Field work in Ecuador, Developing the capability of the lab to produce sections from fossil wood, Preparation for the start of teaching the…