Tag: Pollen trap

Pollen monitoring

On Wednesday I visited Dr. Letty de Weger at the Leiden University Medical Centrum to discuss pollen and see her facilities for monitoring pollen in the environment. Super exciting discussions and a beautiful day to be up on the roof!

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…

Gosling PhD thesis 2004

Gosling, W.D. (2004) Characterisation of Amazonian forest and savannah ecosystems by their modern pollen spectra.  PhD Thesis, Department of Geography, University of Leicester. Abstract: Controversy surrounds the Quaternary palaeoenvironmental history of Amazonia. It is unclear whether moist evergreen forest, savannah or seasonally dry forest…

“Ecology of the past” YouTube channel

With the redesign and refocusing of the blog underway, I’m delighted to announce the launch of our very own “Ecology of the past” YouTube channel. Initially this will host videos produced as part of the Lake Bosumtwi pollen chemistry project, which includes a strong emphasis…

PCRG January

January 2014 has been pretty mad for me but included presenting a poster at the Quaternary Research Association annual meeting, and taking on the role of chair of the British Ecological Society “Eduaction, Training and Careers Committee“. Here is a summary of what other people have…

Ghana field work: pollen traps, vegetation, lakes and horses!

Phil and Adele have survived field work in Ghana collecting pollen traps, looking at the vegetation, visiting Lake Bosumtwi and riding horses (!?) – hooray. For full report and pictures visit Adele’s blog Plants in real life.