Tag: Quaternary

INQUA 2019: The changing tropical landscape

20th Congress of the International Union for Quaternary Research (INQUA) Abstract submission is now open for INQUA 2019 in Dublin Ireland (25-31 July 2019). Please consider submitting to the special session I am co-organizing on landscape change in the tropics. Submissions welcome from the fields…

AFQUA 2018 – day 6

AFQUA: The African Quaternary environments, ecology and humans 2ndInternational Conference and Workshops 14-22 July 2018-07-15 National Museum, Nairobi, Kenya Day 6 The final day of talks at AFQUA 2018 took a more applied approach in the first session “Applying the Quaternary: The role of…

AFQUA 2018 – day 1

AFQUA: The African Quaternary environments, ecology and humans 2ndInternational Conference and Workshops 14-22 July 2018-07-15 National Museum, Nairobi, Kenya My first AFQUA conference really began the day before the conference proper started in the Kenyan immigration queue where I met a number of fellow…

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

Job: Assistant/Associate Professor in Palaeoecology & Vegetation Dynamics

New Assistant/Associate Professor position advertised for the Palaeoecology group “down the road” at Utrect University. Closing data: 31/03/2018 To find out more and apply click here. Find out about Palaeoecology in Utrecht click here.  

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…

Job: Full Professor Earth Surface Science

Job: Full Professor Earth Surface Science Location: Institute for Biodiversity & Ecosystem Dynamics, University of Amsterdam Closing data: 04/01/2017 The Institute for Biodiversity & Ecosystem Dynamics (IBED) at the University of Amsterdam currently has a vacancy for a Full Professor in Earth Surface Science….

Full or Associate Professor in Earth and Climate at VU Amsterdam

I would like to publicize the current vacancy for a Full or Associate Professor within the “Earth & Climate” cluster at the VU Amsterdam. Having worked in Amsterdam now for just over two years I really enjoy living in the Netherlands, and find the…

Commemorating the life of Herb Wright

Last year the pioneering and influential Quaternary scientist Herb Wright sadly passed away. His friends and colleagues have complied an ebook about his life and legacy, including publications, poems and field stories. Click on the link to read: “Sedimental Journeys – The Life and…

Lake sediment coring equipment demonstration

How to assemble a coring equipment to collect lake deposits A new video from Boromir Bogumil on the operation of a Geo-core piston corer:    

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,…