Tag: PhD

PhD: When was the South Pacific colonised?

Title: When was the South Pacific colonised? A lake sediment approach to understanding climate:human drivers of ecosystem change on remote Pacific Islands Location: University of Soithampton (Geography & Environment) Supervsiory team: Dr. Sandra Nogué, Prof Mary Edwards, Prof. David Sear, Dr. William Gosling (University…

PhD: Stress in Paradise

Title: Stress in Paradise: Quantifying the frequency and impacts of ENSO driven droughts in tropical Pacific Island Nations Location: University of Soithampton (Geography & Environment) Supervisory team: Prof. David Sear, Prof. Justin Sheffield, Prof Ian Croudace (National Oceanographic Centre, Southampton). Rationale: Because of their small size…

PhD position: When was the South Pacific colonised?

Funded PhD studentship at: Palaeoenvironmental Laboratory Department of Geography & Environment University of Southampton Title: When was the South Pacific colonised? A lake sediment approach to understanding climate:human drivers of ecosystem change on remote Pacific Islands Supervisors: Sandra Nogue, Pete Langdon, David Sear (all…

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

Ecology of the past on film: Hayley Keen

Whilst conducting her PhD research Hayley Keen helped produced two of short films about her research project Past environmental change on the eastern Andean flank, Ecuador: on her field work, which was the winning entry into the American Geophysical Union (AGU) student video competition in 2014, and…

Keen PhD Thesis 2015

Keen, H.F. (2015) Past environmental change on the eastern Andean flank, Ecuador. PhD Thesis, Department of Environment, Earth & Ecosystems, The Open University. Abstract The eastern Andean flank of Ecuador (EAF) contains some of the world’s most biodiverse ecosystems. Andean montane forests are threatened…

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…

Theses rush at The Open University

Hi palaeo-people!! It is been a while since the Milton Keynes’s part of the group have manifested in the blog. The main reason is that we have been a bit busy basically…submitting theses!!!! So this very short post is to congratulate Hayley Keen, Frazer…

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…

Surviving the Viva

British Ecological Society Ecological careers Webinar series 2014-2015 Webinar 1: Surviving the Viva 31 October 2014 For further information on the BES webinar series click here, or for more general information on ecological careers click here.

Williams PhD thesis 2011

Williams, J.J. (2011) Human and climate impacts on tropical Andean ecosystems. PhD Thesis, Department of Earth & Environmental Sciences, The Open University. Abstract: Population growth and predicted global climate change are applying new, and increasing, pressure to mountain environments, but the consequences of these…

Introducing Adele Julier: New PCRG PhD researcher

Hello! I’m Adele and I started my PhD about a week ago. It’s been a little intense but I can almost find the lab without a map now, so it is probably time to introduce myself. I’ll be studying pollen-vegetation relationships in Ghana, as…