Tag: pollen

Cloudy with a chance of adventure

Cloudy with a chance of adventure By Rachel Sales (PhD researcher at the Institute for Global Ecology, Florida Institute of Technology) I am sitting on the shore of Lago Condorcillo in Southern Ecuador, after a long day of travel, trying to control my shivering….

Amazonia – natural wilderness or abandoned parkland?

Amazonia – natural wilderness or abandoned parkland? By Judith Kirschner (currently studying for MSc Earth Sciences: Geo-ecological Dynamics track at the University of Amsterdam) In the 4th edition of our “Amsterdam Paleoecology Club” (APC), we discussed ‘A 6900-year history of landscape modification by humans…

Quantitative model for geolocating pollen samples

Quantitative model for geolocating pollen samples By Inge van Haaften (currently studying for MSc Biological Sciences, Ecology & Evolution track at the University of Amsterdam) For this “Amsterdam Palaeoecology Club” (APC) meeting we did not discuss a paper, instead I presented my progress on my second…

A 7000-year history of changing plant trait composition in an Amazonian landscape; the role of humans and climate

Open access: van der Sande, M.T., Gosling, W.D., Correa-Metrio, A., Prado-Junior, J., Poorter, L., Oliveira, R.S., Mazzei, L. & Bush, M.B. (2019) A 7000-year history of changing plant trait composition in an Amazonian landscape; the role of humans and climate. Ecology Letters DOI: 10.1111/ele.13251…

Detecting the European arrival in the Caribbean

The second of our discussion papers for the “Amsterdam Palaeoecology Club”: Detecting the European arrival in the Caribbean By Mick Bönnen (currently studying for MSc Biological Sciences, Ecology & Evolution track at the University of Amsterdam) The paper we discussed was “Columbus’ footprint in…

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!

Human impact on forest cover in Europe during the last glaciation

This is the first is a series of blog posts based on papers discussed at our “Amsterdam Palaeoecology Club” meetings. The APC meetings are organized to promote palaeoecological discussion and to help the scientific development of our MSc and BSc research students. At each…