Tag: savannah

Introducing Yoshi Maezumi

Yoshi Maezumi is a new Marie Curie Fellow that will be joining UvA to study paleofire in Amazon Rainforest Ecotones.

Pollen-vegetation richness and diversity relationships in the tropics

Online, open access: Gosling, W.D., Julier, A.C.M., Adu-Bredu, S., Djagbletey, G.D., Fraser, W.T., Jardine, P.E., Lomax, B.H., Malhi, Y., Manu, E.A., Mayle, F.E. & Moore, S. (2017) Pollen-vegetation richness and diversity relationships in the tropics. Vegetation History and Archaeobotany. DOI: 10.1007/s00334-017-0642-y

The modern pollen-vegetation relationships of a tropical forest-savannah mosaic landscape, Ghana, West Africa

Julier, A.C.M., Jardine, P.E., Adu-Bredu, S., Coe, A.L., Duah-Gyamfi, A., Fraser, W.T., Lomax, B.H., Malhi, Y., Moore, S., Owusu-Afriyie, K. & Gosling, W.D. (2017) The modern pollen-vegetation relationships of a tropical forest-savannah mosaic landscape, Ghana, West Africa. Palynology online. DOI: 10.1080/01916122.2017.1356392

Recent reading

Lahr, M.M. et al. (2016) Inter-group violence among early Holocene hunter-gatherers of West Turkana, Kenya. Nature 529, 394-398. doi: 10.1038/nature16477 Rademaker, K., Hodgins, G., Moore, K., Zarrillo, S., Miller, C., Bromley, G.R.M., Leach, P., Reid, D.A., Yepez Alvarez, W. & Sandweiss, D.H. (2014) Paleoindian…

Netherlands Annual Ecology Meeting 2016 – day 2

Netherlands Annual Ecology Meeting (NAEM) 2016 10 February 2016 Conference Centre “De Werelt”, Lunteren Day 2 of the NAEM breakfast 07:30, first lectures at 08:30… Two keynotes today thinking about ecological stoichiometry the first by Stan Harpole (Martin-Luther-Universitat-Halle-Wittenberg) focused on resource ratio theory, and…

Humans and fires in the Brazilian Cerrado: A palaeoecological perspective

Fires and biodiversity in Brazilian savanna A new video from Boromir Bogumil on sediment coring and the natural history of the Brazilian savannah (Cerrado):    

Miller PhD thesis 2014

Miller, C.S. (2014) 520,000 years of environmental change in West Africa. PhD Thesis, Department of Environment, Earth & Ecosystems, The Open University. Abstract: Global temperatures are predicted to rise by 2–2.5°C by 2065, profoundly affecting the Earth’s environment. The response of ecosystems to past…

PCRG PhD studentship opportunity

Funded PhD studentship opportunity, October 2014 start Department of Environment, Earth & Ecosystems, The Open Univeristy Central England NERC Training Alliance (CENTA) Closing date for applications : 31/01/2014 Past tropical vegetation stability: forest-savannah dynamics in tropical West Africa William D. Gosling & Phil Jardine Maintain…

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.

PCRG publications 2009

Open access versions of some papers avaliable via Open Research Online: Gosling, W.D., Hanselman, J.A., Knox, C., Valencia, B.G. & Bush, M.B. (2009) Long term drivers of change in Polylepis woodland distribution in the central Andes. Journal of Vegetation Science, 20, 1041-1052 Gosling, W.D.,…