Tag: tropics

Introducing Britte Heijink

Hi all! My name is Britte Heijink and I’m doing my MSc Biological Science thesis research project with Crystal McMichael and William Gosling. I travelled with Veerle Vink and Crystal to the Colombian part of Amazonia to collect samples for my project. At Amacayacu…

Tribute to Daniel Livingstone and Paul Colinvaux

Mark Bush and I are proud to announce that a tribute to Prof. Daniel Livingston and Prof. Paul Colinvaux has recently been published in Quaternary Research. Dan and Paul were both pioneers of tropical pal(a)eoecology and both died in the spring of 2016 ….

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…

Rubicon project to link fossil pollen with plant traits

Dear Ecology of the past blog readers, This time you are reading a message from a non-expert in paleoecology. My name is Masha and I will spend the next two years on a very exciting postdoctoral fellowship funded by NWO (Dutch National Science Foundation)…

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…

Tropical forests in the Anthropocene

Seminar Institute for Biodiversity & Ecosystem Dynamics University of Amsterdam Tropical forests in the Anthropocene by Prof. Yadvinder Malhi (University of Oxford) 16:00-17:00, 24 November 2016 Science Park, Amsterdam If you want to attend please click here for full details. ABSTRACT:

Recent reading

Hall, S.A. (2010) Early maize pollen from Chaco Canyon, New Mexico, USA. Palynology 34, 125-137. DOI: 10.1080/01916121003675746 Janzen, D.H. (1967) Why mountain passes are higher in the tropics. The American Naturalist 101, 233-249. DOI: 10.1086/282487 Tovar, C., Arnillas, C.A., Cuesta, F. & Buytaert, W….