Tag: West Africa

Drivers of ecosystem and climate change in tropical West Africa over the past ~540,000 years

OPEN ACCESS ONLINE: Miller, C.S., Gosling, W.D., Kemp, D.B., Coe, A.L. & Gilmour, I. (2016) Drivers of ecosystem and climate change in tropical West Africa over the past ∼540 000 years. Journal of Quaternary Science online. DOI: 10.1002/jqs.2893

An interview with Phil Jardine

Well, we’ve heard from Wes and Adele, and now it’s my turn (Phil Jardine) for a bit of a chat on the “Ecology of the past” YouTube channel. Similar to the previous interview videos, I’m talking about my role on the Bosumtwi pollen chemistry…

Tropical pollen database online

To facilitate the our ability to identify pollen in the fossil record we have been building a searchable digital tropical pollen database. Our work builds upon the architecture provided by Bush & Weng (2007) for their Neotropical pollen database (Palaeoecology lab, Florida Institute of Technology). We have used Bush &…

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…

Quaternary forest associations in lowland tropical West Africa

Miller, C.S. & Gosling, W.D. (2014) Quaternary forest associations in lowland tropical West Africa. Quaternary Science Reviews, 84, 7-25.

PDRA: Past environmental and climate change in West Africa

Full time Post-Doctoral Research Associate, Temporary contract for 36 months, £27,854 – £36,298 Department of Environment, Earth & Ecosystems, Faculty of Science, The Open University Closing date : 25/04/2013 We are seeking a PDRA to study past climate and vegetation change in tropical West…

Funded PhD studentship: Tropical vegetation, environment and climate

Fully funded NERC PhD studentship tied to 500,000 years of solar irradiance, climate and vegetation changes project. To start October 2013 now avaliable with the Palaeoenvironmental Change Research Group. Title: Tropical vegetation, environment and climate: The present is the key to the past Supervisors: William D. Gosling (The…