My PhD is part of a NERC / CEPSAR funded project looking at the response of tropical forests to past changes in global climate. The research will specifically examine the tropical cloud forests of Ecuador using a number of proxies (pollen, fossil wood, charcoal, non-pollen palynomorphs, chironomids etc) to determine how the abundance and diversity of vegetation has changed since the last glacial maximum 21,000 years ago and from this attempt to quantify the changes in vegetation, whilst understanding the driving forces behind the vegetation dynamics.
For further details visit our research group blog: Palaeolimnology et al.
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