Tag: William Gosling

Palynologendagen 2018

I am delighted to be taking part in this years Palynologendagen (Palynology days) organised by the Palynologische Kring (Dutch Society for Palynology) Location: Van Waddenplaat to the Drents Plateau Date: 11-12 October 2018 For full program…

Shining a light on fossil sunshine

An international team of scientists have reconstructed the longest ever record of past sunshine using pollen trapped in lake sediments collected in Ghana, Africa. The study published today in Scientific Reports enables us to understand past changes in solar input to the global system…

Climate change and precipitation in past present and future: Mini symposium

Research Group of Palaeoecology & Landscape Ecology Institute for Biodiversity & Ecosystem Dynamics University of Amsterdam Date: 17/06/2016 Time: 13:30-16:00 Location: Amsterdam Science Park 904 For registration & full details please contact: Dr. John van Boxel When addressing climate change the focus often is…

Introducing the XPERT network

The Cross-disciplinary Palaeo-Environmental Research Training (XPERT) network commences in 2015. This international network will bring together early career researchers from five countries to learn new skills and develop collaborative projects. Training will be provided during a field school in Ecuador, and a summer school at…

Ecology of the past 2014

2014 has seen more people visit this blog and more “clicks” through to articles than in any previous year (see Annual Report 2014). So thanks for reading! I hope that the information provided is useful. For me 2014 has been a big year of…

Insects, sediment and climate change

Insects, sediment and climate change Frazer Bird and William Gosling talk about how to conduct palaeoecological research in the tropics for NERC’s Planet Earth pod-cast. Click here to here to listen to the conversation. For other similar stories online visit the Planet Earth website.

African ecology in context

I am delighted to be organizing a focus session at the first AfQUA meeting. The session seeks to bring together ecologists and palaeoecologists working in Africa. If you are interested in getting involved please contact me (William Gosling) directly. For further information on the…

Gosling PhD thesis 2004

Gosling, W.D. (2004) Characterisation of Amazonian forest and savannah ecosystems by their modern pollen spectra.  PhD Thesis, Department of Geography, University of Leicester. Abstract: Controversy surrounds the Quaternary palaeoenvironmental history of Amazonia. It is unclear whether moist evergreen forest, savannah or seasonally dry forest…

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…

Fieldwork in Ecuador 2013

Three members of the PCRG (William Gosling, Encarni Montoya and Nick Loughlin) visited Ecuador (November-December 2013) to develop collaborations with Ecuadorian institutions, recover more lake sediments, and find new potential sites for projects. Below are some photos from: Lake Pindo,  Lake Huila, and Lake Erazo. Full…