Tag: palynology

Variability in modern pollen rain from moist and wet tropical forest plots in Ghana, West Africa

Open access: Julier, A.C.M., Jardine, P.E., Adu-Bredu, S., Coe, A.L., Fraser, W.T., Lomax, B.H., Malhi, Y., Moore, S. & Gosling, W.D. (2018) Variability in modern pollen rain from moist and wet tropical forest plots in Ghana, West Africa. Grana. DOI: 10.1080/00173134.2018.1510027

Palynologendagen 2018

I am delighted to be taking part in this years Palynologendagen (Palynology days) organised by the Palynologische Kring (Dutch Society for Palynology) Location: Van Waddenplaat to the Drents Plateau Date: 11-12 October 2018 For full program…

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…

Ancient monsoons on the Roof of the World

Recent findings of monsoonal activity in Asia as old as 45 million years raises the fascinating possibility that these Monsoons may have triggered a global shift from the warm ice-free Greenhouse world, to the bi-polar Icehouse conditions the Earth still experiences today. Increased erosion…

Pollen art…

Day 1 of my summer holiday raining = art with the kids.

Images of modern pollen from Ghana

The images taken by Adele Julier to help her with pollen identifications during her PhD at The Open University (UK) are now available to download. Please note these images are not of reference material but identifications, made by Adele and myself, of the pollen…

Pollen diagrams in colour!

I discovered what I think is the first colour pollen diagram this week. Published in 1948 and still looks beautiful. Selling, O.H. (1948) On the late Quaternary history of the Hawaiian vegetation. PhD thesis, University of Stockholm, Honolulu, Hawaii. Images of the copy held…

Past climate change seminars

Palynologische Kring presents four seminars focus on past climate change Date: Thursday 22 June Time: Starts 14:10 Location: University of Amsterdam, Institute for Biodiversity & Ecosystem Dynamics, Science Park Eric Grimm: A high-resolution record of hydrologic variability, vegetation, and fire from the Northern Great…

Shining a light on fossil sunshine

An international team of scientists have reconstructed the longest ever record of past sunshine using pollen trapped in lake sediments collected in Ghana, Africa. The study published today in Scientific Reports enables us to understand past changes in solar input to the global system…

Chemotaxonomy as a tool for interpreting the cryptic diversity of Poaceae pollen

Published open access: Julier, A.C.M., Jardine, P.E., Coe, A.L., Gosling, W.D., Lomax, B.H. & Fraser, W.T. (2016) Chemotaxonomy as a tool for interpreting the cryptic diversity of Poaceae pollen. Review of Palaeobotany and Palynology 235, 140-147. DOI: 10.1016/j.revpalbo.2016.08.004

Drivers of ecosystem and climate change in tropical West Africa over the past ~540,000 years

OPEN ACCESS ONLINE: Miller, C.S., Gosling, W.D., Kemp, D.B., Coe, A.L. & Gilmour, I. (2016) Drivers of ecosystem and climate change in tropical West Africa over the past ∼540 000 years. Journal of Quaternary Science online. DOI: 10.1002/jqs.2893

Linnean Society Palynology meeting

Linnean Society Palynology Specialist Group autumn meeting When: Thursday 24th November 2016 Where: Burlington House, Piccadilly, London Contact: Barry Lomax Submit and abstract now… talks on all aspects of palynology welcome!