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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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Palaeoecological clues hiding in Polish peatlands could be key to helping conservationists plan for climate change

by Julia Meen (Oxford Archaeology) and Simon Hutchinson (University of Salford) This post is based on the paper: Lamentowicz, M, Galka, M, Marcisz, K, Slowinski, M, Kajukalo-Drygalska, K, Druget Daryrass, M and Jassey, V. 2019. Unveiling Tipping Points in Long-term ecological records from Sphagnum dominated peatlands. Royal Society Biology Letters 15 The world is comingContinue reading “Palaeoecological clues hiding in Polish peatlands could be key to helping conservationists plan for climate change”

Recreating Darwin’s Island: Restoring the Galápagos

by Nicholas Loughlin (Northumbria University) & Emma Karoune (find Nick on Twitter at @PalaeoNick and Emma at @ekaroune) This post is based on the paper: Bush, M.B., Restrepo, A. and Collins, A.F., 2014. Galápagos history, restoration, and a shifted baseline. Restoration ecology, 22(3), pp.296-298. Charles Darwin arriving in the Galápagos Islands in September of 1835 would haveContinue reading “Recreating Darwin’s Island: Restoring the Galápagos”

The Virtual Palaeoscience project – a community effort to collate online resources for those teaching or studying the palaeosciences

By M. Jane Bunting (University of Hull, on behalf of the ViPs co-ordinating group) this week, something a little different… a report from the second workshop of the Virtual Palaeoscience Project (ViPs), 24-25 August 2020 In March 2020, just as many departments were preparing for second semester fieldwork, COVID-19 shut down university labs and classrooms. Continue reading “The Virtual Palaeoscience project – a community effort to collate online resources for those teaching or studying the palaeosciences”

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