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During the XPERT summer school we will be using “R” as the portal through which we will conduct some data analysis. If you are unfamiliar with R our R expert, Emiel van Loon, recommends that you undertake the following steps…

XPERT Henry Hooghiemstra

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We are delighted to be able to confirm the University of Amsterdam‘s leading expert in tropical palaeoecology, Emeritus Professor Henry Hooghiemstra, will be giving the first of our XPERT lectures; on Monday 17 August at Science Park 904. The lecture…

XPERT field photos Lake Erazo

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Andean bear

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On our first field day three of the XPERT team (Valerie, Barry and Sarah) claim  they saw an Andean or spectacled bear (Tremarctos ornatus) in the paramo of the Cayambe-Coca National Park… Valerie did manage to provided some supporting evidence in…

Sediment coring in Lake Erazo

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Sediment coring on Lake Erazo. Photo by Valerie van den Bos (who spent the flight over reading a book on how to take the perfect photo) By Alexandra Lee and Nick Primmer To study the palaeo-environmental record of the Andean…

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…