Tag: past environmental change

Environments Through Time paper presentations

The 2018 edition of the University of Amsterdam masters course “Environments Through Time” is now up and running. The course sits at the interface between ecology, physical geography and archaeology and seeks to provide students with a better understanding of how long-term (>100’s years)…

Valencia PhD thesis 2014

Valencia Castillo, B.G. (2014) From glacial to modern conditions: Vegetation and climate change under human influence in the Central Andes. PhD Thesis, Department of Environment, Earth & Ecosystems, The Open University. Abstract Conservation, restoration and management strategies are employed to maintain Earth’s biological diversity and…

Frazer on climate change & insects – AGU video

Frazer Matthews-Bird’s video on his PhD research examining long-term (>50 year) climate change from fossil insects (chironomids) has been shortlisted for the American Geophysical Union (AGU) student competition prize. Please watch Frazer’s video and “Like”; the most liked video will win free entry into…

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…

Forests of the tropical eastern Andean flank during the middle Pleistocene: An insight of how highly biodiverse forests lived without us

Who would have thought that building a road in Andes would have allowed us to gain new and unique insight of pristine western- Amazonian forests? (I would have thought completely the opposite). Initially Patricia Mothes, chief of the volcanologist section of the Intituto de…

Ecosystem service provision sets the pace for pre-Hispanic societal development in the central Andes

Gosling, W.D. & Williams, J.J. (2013) Ecosystem service provision sets the pace for pre-Hispanic societal development in the central Andes. The Holocene, 23(11): 1617-1622. doi: 10.1177/0959683613496296 Click here to download an open access version of this manuscript via The Open University Open Reseach Online repository.

Funded PhD studentship: Tropical vegetation, environment and climate

Fully funded NERC PhD studentship tied to 500,000 years of solar irradiance, climate and vegetation changes project. To start October 2013 now avaliable with the Palaeoenvironmental Change Research Group. Title: Tropical vegetation, environment and climate: The present is the key to the past Supervisors: William D. Gosling (The…