Tag: palaeoecology

Cloudy with a chance of adventure

Cloudy with a chance of adventure By Rachel Sales (PhD researcher at the Institute for Global Ecology, Florida Institute of Technology) I am sitting on the shore of Lago Condorcillo in Southern Ecuador, after a long day of travel, trying to control my shivering….

How can we conserve species in the face of anthropogenic climate change?

  The International Conference on Past Plant Diversity, Climate Change, and Mountain Conservation was aimed to address this question, with a focus on mountain (montane) species. As climate warms, there are several outcomes for montane species. They can migrate upslope, go extinct, or adapt…

Detecting the European arrival in the Caribbean

The second of our discussion papers for the “Amsterdam Palaeoecology Club”: Detecting the European arrival in the Caribbean By Mick Bönnen (currently studying for MSc Biological Sciences, Ecology & Evolution track at the University of Amsterdam) The paper we discussed was “Columbus’ footprint in…

Human impact on forest cover in Europe during the last glaciation

This is the first is a series of blog posts based on papers discussed at our “Amsterdam Palaeoecology Club” meetings. The APC meetings are organized to promote palaeoecological discussion and to help the scientific development of our MSc and BSc research students. At each…

Plant Ecology & Diversity

I recently joined the editorial board of Plant Ecology & Diversity at the invitation of editor-in-chief Laszlo Nagy (University of  Campinas, Brazil). The journal focuses on ecological and evolutionary issues within plant biology with broad themes covering biodiversity, conservation and global change. Furthermore, I think…

Reconstructing past fire temperatures from ancient charcoal material

Gosling, W.D., Cornelissen, H. & McMichael, C.N.H. (2019) Reconstructing past fire temperatures from ancient charcoal material. Palaeogeography, Palaeoclimatology, Palaeoecology 520, 128-137. DOI: 10.1016/j.palaeo.2019.01.029 Click here for open access until 01/04/2019 Note: This article is developed directly from work conducted by Henk Cornelissen during his BSc…

Central American climate and microrefugia: A view from the last interglacial

Cárdenes-Sandí, G.M., Shadik, C.R., Correa-Metrio, A., Gosling, W.D., Cheddadi, R. & Bush, M.B. (2019) Central American climate and microrefugia: A view from the last interglacial. Quaternary Science Reviews 205, 224-233. DOI: 10.1016/j.quascirev.2018.12.021 For free access click here before 19 February 2019