Tag: Pleistocene

Landscape-scale drivers of glacial ecosystem change in the montane forests of the eastern Andean flank, Ecuador

Open acess, online: Loughlin, N.J.D., Gosling, W.D., Coe, A.L., Gulliver, P., Mothes, P. & Montoya, E. (2017) Landscape-scale drivers of glacial ecosystem change in the montane forests of the eastern Andean flank, Ecuador. Palaeogeography, Palaeoclimatology, Palaeoecology. DOI: 10.1016/j.palaeo.2017.10.011

Vegetation History & Archaeobotany

I am delighted to report that I have recently been appointed as an Associate Editor for the journal Vegetation History & Archaeobotany (VHA). The journals scope is global and covers Quaternary environmental and climatic change, with a specific focus on the Holocene and pre-historic…

Updated site compilation of the Latin American Pollen Database

Open access online: Flantua, S.G.A., Hooghiemstra, H., Grimm, E.C., Behling, H., Bush, M.B., González-Arango, C., Gosling, W.D., Ledru, M., Lozano-García, S., Maldonado, A., Prieto, A.R., Rull, V. & Van Boxel, J.H. Updated site compilation of the Latin American Pollen Database. Review of Palaeobotany and Palynology…

Recent reading

Journal articles Clement, C.R., Denevan, W.M., Heckenberger, M.J., Junqueira, A.B., Neves, E.G., Teixeira, W.G. & Woods, W.I. (2015) The domestication of Amazonia before European conquest. Proceedings of the Royal Society of London B: Biological Sciences 282. DOI: 10.1098/rspb.2015.0813 Oliver, T.H., Heard, M.S., Isaac, N.J.B., Roy, D.B., Procter,…

Assistant Professor Palaeoecology

Vacancy: Assistant Professor Palaeoecology (5-year tenure track) Palaeoecology & Landscape Ecology Institute of Biodiversity & Ecosystem Dynamics University of Amsterdam Closing data: 14 December 2014 Interviews: January 2015 We are looking for an ecologist with experience and interest in long timescales specifically related to…

Recent reading

In the news: Exploding flower blasts birds with pollen, by Xochitl Rojas-Rocha Science shot. (Research article behind this story is Dellinger et al. listed below). Also: Scientific articles: Dellinger, A.S., Penneys, D.S., Staedler, Y.M., Fragner, L., Weckwerth, W. & Schönenberger, J. A Specialized Bird Pollination System with…

Recent reading

News articles: Unesco to rule on Tasmania forest and Great Barrier Reef, BBC News Asia. Climate change will ‘cost world far more than estimated’, by Tom Bawden, The Independent. Scientific articles: Heslop-Harrison, J. (1979) Aspects of the structure, cytochemistry and germination of the pollen…

Cardenas PhD thesis 2011

Cárdenas, M.L. (2011) The response of western Amazonian vegetation to fire and climate change: A palaeoecological study. PhD Thesis, Department of Earth & Environmental Sciences, The Open University. Abstract: Amazonia is one of the most biodiverse regions of the world, a reputation largely earned by…

Recent reading

One short story and five scientific papers thinking about different aspects of ecological change through time. Short story: Checkhov, A. (1889) The Pipe SUMMARY (Will): People have long been concerned about environmental change. Observations of phenological shifts, degradation of ecosystem services and climate change are clearly…

Montoya PhD thesis 2011

Montoya, E. (2011) Paleocology of the southern Gran Sabana (SE Venezuela) since the Late Glacial to the present. PhD Thesis, Department of Animal Biology, Plant Biology and Ecology, Unitersitat Autonoma de Barcelona. Abstract: This thesis is aimed to study the paleoecology of the southern…

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…

PCRG publications 2011

Open access versions of some papers avaliable via Open Research Online: Bush, M.B., Flenley, J.R. & Gosling, W.D. (2011) Tropical rainforest responses to climatic change, 2nd edn. Springer/Praxis, Chichester. Bush, M.B., Gosling, W.D. & Colinvaux, P.A. (2011) Climate and vegetation change in the lowlands…