Tag: pollen

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…

Pollen diagrams in colour!

I discovered what I think is the first colour pollen diagram this week. Published in 1948 and still looks beautiful. Selling, O.H. (1948) On the late Quaternary history of the Hawaiian vegetation. PhD thesis, University of Stockholm, Honolulu, Hawaii. Images of the copy held…

Exploring ancient cesspits in Deventer (Netherlands)

University of Amsterdam MSc Biological Sciences student Jippe Kreuning investigated the contents of cesspits in the Dutch city of Deventer for his research project. Jippe investigated fossil pollen, seeds and other biological remains to discover what people in the ancient city were eating. In doing…

Past climate change seminars

Palynologische Kring presents four seminars focus on past climate change Date: Thursday 22 June Time: Starts 14:10 Location: University of Amsterdam, Institute for Biodiversity & Ecosystem Dynamics, Science Park Eric Grimm: A high-resolution record of hydrologic variability, vegetation, and fire from the Northern Great…

Volcanic, climatic and human ecosystem modification

My second pair articles from Vegetation History & Archaeobotany that I would like to highlight look at the impacts of volcanoes and climate on vegetation change. Specifically these explore: The impact of past volcanic events on vegetation in Iceland (Eddudóttir et al., 2017).  The effect of climate and fire…

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…

Shedding light on sporopollenin chemistry, with reference to UV reconstructions

Jardine, P.E., Abernethy, F.A.J., Lomax, B.H., Gosling, W.D. & Fraser, W.T. (2017) Shedding light on sporopollenin chemistry, with reference to UV reconstructions. Review of Palaeobotany and Palynology 238, 1-6. DOI: 10.1016/j.revpalbo.2016.11.014