Tag: Netherlands

Fields and feasts

Two articles recently published on-line in the journal Vegetation History & Archaebotany (of which I am an Associate Editor) recently caught my attention.These explore: agricultural practices of people living in the Netherlands c. 3000-2000 years ago  (Arnoldussen & van der Linden, 2017), and what…

Rubicon project to link fossil pollen with plant traits

Dear Ecology of the past blog readers, This time you are reading a message from a non-expert in paleoecology. My name is Masha and I will spend the next two years on a very exciting postdoctoral fellowship funded by NWO (Dutch National Science Foundation)…

Success for BSc project students

This year 15 (fifteen!) bachelors students completed their research projects in palaeoecology based within the Department of Ecosystem & Landscape Dynamics at the University of Amsterdam. The students had a variety of backgrounds with the majority coming from the BSc Biology and the BSc…

Biodiversity and the functioning of tropical forests

Biodiversity and the functioning of tropical forests PhD defense University of Wageningen Candidate: Masha T. van der Sande Date: 06/07/2016 Watch Masha’s thesis defense on WUR TV (featuring W.D. Gosling as an opponent…) Click here to watch the video

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…

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…

Tropical Ecology in the Netherlands

Presentations by current PhD research students Related to the University of Amsterdam Tropical Ecology course Date: Friday October 16 2015 Location: Sciencepark 904 Contact: Joost Duivenvoorden Program 9:00-9:30 Marian Cabrera (UvA): Paramo response to human influence: A trait-based approach. 9:30-10:00 Caterina Cúcio (UvA): The…