Tag: Landscape

Columbus’ environmental impact in the New World: Land use change in the Yaque River valley, Dominican Republic

Open access: Hooghiemstra, H., Olijhoek, T., Hoogland, M., Prins, M., van Geel, B., Donders, T., Gosling, W.D. & Hofman, C. (2018) Columbus’ environmental impact in the New World: Land use change in the Yaque River valley, Dominican Republic. The Holocene. Online DOI: 10.1177/0959683618788732

Netherlands Annual Ecology Meeting 2018 – day 2

Yesterday was the second, and final, day of the Netherlands Annunal Ecology Meeting (NAEM) for 2018. Having stayed up rather later than I would normally for a Tuesday night, due to the  the gezellig atmosphere, the scrambled eggs and coffee were very welcome for breakfast….

Field work in Ecuador

Insights into recent field work in Ecuador by a team lead by Crystal McMichael can be found in a recent blog from our collaborators at the Instituto Geofisico, Escuela Politecnica Nacional, Quito (Ecuador). Trabajo colaborativo entre Volcanólogos y Palenólogos potenciará el conocimiento sobre el…

Recent reading

van Beek, R., Gouw-Bouman, M.T.I.J. & Bos, J.A.A. (2015) Mapping regional vegetation developments in Twente (the Netherlands) since the Late Glacial and evaluating contemporary settlement patterns. Netherlands Journal of Geosciences-Geologie En Mijnbouw 94, 229-255. doi: 10.1017/njg.2014.40 SUMMARY: Examination of archaeological and palaeoecological evidence from…

Recent reading

In the news: Jonathan Amos (2016) ‘Case is made’ for Anthropogenic Epoch. BBC News: Science & Environment. Scientific publications: Sarmiento, F.O. (2002) Anthropogenic change in the landscapes of highland Ecuador. Geographical Review 92, 213-234. doi: 10.1111/j.1931-0846.2002.tb00005.x Swindles, G.T., Lamentowicz, M., Reczuga, M. & Galloway,…

BES annual meeting: Top talks

I am just back from a fabulous British Ecological Society (BES) annual meeting in Edinburgh. Both the city and the science were interesting and exciting. The Science Slam was certainly my highlight “fringe” event and I believe all the slams will be avaliable to…

JOB: PhD candidate in Palaeoecology & Landscape Ecology

Institute for Biodiversity & Ecosystem Dynamics Faculty of Science University of Amsterdam Characterization of Neotropical ecosystems by their modern pollen spectra and organic chemical composition Develop skills in pollen identification, pollen chemical characterization, and the analysis of organic biomarkers. Examine ecological variation across an…

Recent Reading

News article Science check call over Badger cull, Pallab Ghosh (@BBCPallab), BBC News. Reporting on: Transparency and Evidence-Based Policy: An Open Letter to Defra from Journal of Animal Ecology New fanged frog ‘gives both to tadpoles’, Jonathan Webb, BBC News. Journal Articles Hodgson, J.A., Thomas,…

Recent reading

In the news: First Farmers Were Also Sailors, by Michael Balter in Science. John Bostock: The man who ‘discovered’ hay fever, by Justin Parkinson in BBC News Magazine. DNA study shows yeti is real (sort of) – and Oxford scientist prepares expedition to find it, by Adam…

New job: Paleo & Landscape Ecology

I am delighted to announce that later this year I will be moving to the Institute of Biodiversity & Ecosystem Dynamics at the Universiteit van Amsterdam. I will be taking up an Associate Professor position as head of the Paleo & Landscape Ecology group. I…