BES Palaeoecology Group
Palaeoecology is ecology studied in four dimensions, over time scales longer than fit within a standard research project, whether that’s a century of landuse change, the lifespan of a tree or a forest, or the lifetimes of species and genera
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By: Tessa Driessen (University of Loughborough) This post is based on the paper: Leys, B., Higuera, P. E., McLauchlan, K. K., & Dunnette, P. V. (2016). Wildfires and geochemical change in a subalpine forest over the past six millennia. Environmental Research Letters, 11(12), 125003 https://doi.org/10.1088/1748-9326/11/12/125003 Wildfires are increasing in high elevation forests across the westernContinue reading “Long-term impacts of wildfires on nutrient dynamics in a subalpine forest”
By: Judith Kirschner (European University Cyprus), twitter: @judith_kir This post is based on the paper: David A Burney and Lida Pigott Burney (2007). Paleoecology and “inter-situ” restoration on Kaua`i, Hawai`i. Frontiers in Ecology and the Environment 5(9): 483–490. On the Hawaiian island of Kaua`i, palaeoecological studies have played a key role in planning ecological andContinue reading “The key to restoring a tropical paradise lies hidden in caves and marshes”
Lake ecosystems are the product of a long history of climate and human interactions – and should be managed accordingly
By: Judith Kirschner (European University Cyprus) and Jemma Finch (University of KwaZulu-Natal) This post is based on the paper: Mills, K., D. Schillereff, É. Saulnier-Talbot, P. Gell, N. J. Anderson, F. Arnaud, X. Dong, M. Jones, S. McGowan, J. Massaferro, H. Moorhouse, L. Perez and D. B. Ryves 2017. Deciphering long-term records of natural variabilityContinue reading “Lake ecosystems are the product of a long history of climate and human interactions – and should be managed accordingly”
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