Mapping Ancient Africa online seminar took place on Thursday 10 November 2022. The seminar was delivered by Manu Chevalier (University of Bonn) and showcased his new publication entitled: An introduction to the . Climate REconstruction SofTware (CREST) model
Details of this seminar can be found
here. You can find more Mapping Ancient Africa seminar videos on the “Ecology of the Past” YouTube channel.
Chevalier, M. (2022) crestr: an R package to perform probabilistic climate reconstructions from palaeoecological datasets.
Climate of the Past 18, 821-844. DOI: 10.5194/cp-18-821-2022
crestr An R package to perform probabilistic palaeoclimate reconstructions from palaeoecological datasets https://mchevalier2.github.io/crestr/
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New sediment coring videos from Lynne Quick and her team at Nelson Mandela University. Find out more about their work on Twitter (
@The_Palaeolab) and on their Palaeoecology Lab web pages.
Nelson Mandela University’s Palaeoecology Research Group: Sediment coring fieldwork campaign to the Zuurberg Mountains, Eastern Cape, September 2021. Enjoy…
The second in our series of seminars related to the
Mapping Ancient Africa project took place on Monday 13 December. You can now watch the seminar given by Tyler Faith on the Ecology of the Past YouTube channel. Seminar details can be found here.
Rethinking the ecological drivers of hominin evolution
Whilst conducting her PhD research
Hayley Keen helped produced two of short films about her research project Past environmental change on the eastern Andean flank, Ecuador:
on her field work, which was the winning entry into the
American Geophysical Union (AGU) student video competition in 2014, and a presentation summing up her PhD project in just 3 minutes!
First prize in the AGU student video competition (2014)
Three minute thesis (The Open University, 2014)
Follow Hayley’s ongoing research on this blog and on Twitter
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Frazer Matthews-Bird’s video on his PhD research examining long-term (>50 year) climate change from fossil insects (chironomids) has been shortlisted for the American Geophysical Union (AGU) student competition prize. Please watch Frazer’s video and “Like”; the most liked video will win free entry into the AGU Fall meeting 2014.
View all the videos on the
AGU YouTube channel.
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Hayley Keen’s video has been shortlisted for the “Past environmental change in the Amazon basin” American Geophysical Union (AGU) student video prize. Please watch and like Hayley’s video; top “Liked” videos will win entry to the AGU 2014 Fall meeting.
View all the videos on the
AGU YouTube channel.
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We are now in the
centenary year of the British Ecological Society (BES). To celebrate this there is a year long Festival of Ecology which includes many events across the country.
The BES is keen to share events online and these can be followed on twitter with # tags (
#BES100, #BESFest) and/or by following the BES ( @BESCentenary, @BritishEcolSoc).
Throughout the year we hope to get more and more video content of events and activities online. Here is a quick compiliation of existing BES online video content to give you a taste of what we are building upon!
The first Festival of Ecology video was posted by the
Sex & Bugs & Rock ‘n’ Roll team and was shot at the BES annual meeting 2012:
Ecologist workshop on creative public engagement at the BES annual meeting 2012
The BES Roadies (
@BESRoadies) will be taking ecology to music festivals over the summer. So far we are confirmed at Wychwood and Greenman. More video from the BES Roadies will be posted on our YouTube page.
Other BES video currently online is from:
If you are aware of any other ecology videos please add comments and links below. Thanks
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