Tag: Polylepis

Polylepis woodland dynamics during the last 20,000 years

Valencia, B.G., Bush, M.B., Coe, A.L., Elizabeth, O. & Gosling, W.D. (2018) Polylepis woodland dynamics during the last 20,000 years. Journal of Biogeography online. DOI: 10.1111/jbi.13209

An undergraduate eye-view of an Andean lake-coring expedition

Part 1: Huayabamba by Molly Kingston (a BSc Biological Sciences student at Florida Institute of Technology, taking part in an expedition lead by Prof. Mark Bush) When I first heard about this class in Peru, I had no idea that I was going to…

British Ecological Society annual meeting 2016

The British Ecological Society (BES) annual meeting for 2016 has come to an end. It has seemed like a long week (and it is only Thursday) because it has been so action packed. For me it commenced on Sunday when I helped out with…

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…

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Media articles Relics discovered in Mexico’s Teotihuacan, BBC News Tree of the year finalists announced, BBC News Journal articles Kessler, M., Toivonen, J.M., Sylvester, S.P., Kluge, J. & Hertel, D. (2014) Elevational patterns of Polylepis tree height (Rosaceae) in the high Andes of Peru:…

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…

Ecosystem service provision sets the pace for pre-Hispanic societal development in the central Andes

Gosling, W.D. & Williams, J.J. (2013) Ecosystem service provision sets the pace for pre-Hispanic societal development in the central Andes. The Holocene, 23(11): 1617-1622. doi: 10.1177/0959683613496296 Click here to download an open access version of this manuscript via The Open University Open Reseach Online repository.