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Dr William D Gosling

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  • Faculty of Science, Technology, Engineering & Mathematics
  • School of Environment, Earth & Ecosystem Sciences
  • william.gosling

Professional biography

William is a Visiting Fellow at The Open University (2014- ) and has published widely on past environmental change in the tropics. Previously he was a Senior Lecturer (2013-2014) and Lecturer (2010-2013) in 'Earth Sciences', and an RCUK Academic Fellow in 'Ecosystem Science' (2005-2010). During his time at the OU he played a lead role in establishing the Palaeoenvironmental Change Research Group.

William is now an Associate Professor in 'Palaeoecology' and Head of the Palaeoecology & Landscape Ecology Group (2014- ) within the Institute for Biodiversity & Ecosystem Dynamics (IBED) at the Universiteit van Amsterdam (UvA). 

For further information visit his UvA web page by clicking here.

                                      

Publications

Drivers of ecosystem and climate change in tropical West Africa over the past ∼540 000 years (2016-09-16)
Miller, Charlotte S.; Gosling, William D.; Kemp, David B.; Coe, Angela L. and Gilmour, Iain
Journal of Quaternary Science ((Early View))
Inferring late-Holocene climate in the Ecuadorian Andes using a chironomid-based temperature inference model (2016-06-01)
Matthews-Bird, Frazer; Brooks, Stephen J.; Holden, Philip B.; Montoya, Encarni and Gosling, William D.
Climate of the Past, 12 (pp. 1263-1280)
Environmental controls on the distribution and diversity of lentic Chironomidae (Insecta: Diptera) across an altitudinal gradient in tropical South America (2016-01-18)
Matthews-Bird, Frazer; Gosling, William D.; Coe, Angela L.; Bush, Mark; Mayle, Francis E.; Axford, Yarrow and Brooks, Stephen J.
Ecology and Evolution, 6(1) (pp. 91-112)
CO2 and fire influence tropical ecosystem stability in response to climate change (2016)
Shanahan, Timothy M.; Hughen, Konrad A.; McKay, Nicholas P.; Overpeck, Jonathan T.; Scholtz, Christopher A.; Gosling, William D.; Miller, Charlotte S.; Peck, John A.; King, John W. and Heil, Clifford W.
Scientific reports, 6, Article 29587
Climate variability and human impact in South America during the last 2000 years: synthesis and perspectives from pollen records (2016)
Flantua, S. G. A.; Hooghiemstra, H.; Vuille, M.; Behling, H.; Carson, J. F.; Gosling, W. D.; Hoyos, I.; Ledru, M. P.; Montoya, E.; Mayle, F.; Maldonado, A.; Rull, V.; Tonello, M. S.; Whitney, B. S. and González-Arango, C.
Climate of the Past, 12 (pp. 483-523)
Updated site compilation of the Latin American Pollen Database (2015-12)
Flantua, Suzette G.A.; Hooghiemstra, Henry; Grimm, Eric C.; Behling, Hermann; Bush, Mark B.; González-Arrango, Catalina; Gosling, William D.; Ledru, Marie-Pierre; Lozano-Garciá, Socorro; Maldonado, Antonio; Prieto, Aldo R.; Rull, Valenti and van Boxel, John H.
Review of Palaeobotany and Palynology, 223 (pp. 104-115)
The impact of oxidation on spore and pollen chemistry (2015-07)
Jardine, Phillip E.; Fraser, Wesley T.; Lomax, Barry H. and Gosling, William D.
Journal of Micropalaeontology, 34(2) (pp. 139-149)
A statistical sub-sampling tool for extracting vegetation community and diversity information from pollen assemblage data. (2014-08-15)
Keen, Hayley F.; Gosling, William D.; Hanke, Felix; Miller, Charlotte S.; Montoya Romo, Encarni; Valencia, Bryan G. and Williams, Joseph J.
Palaeogeography, Palaeoclimatology, Palaeoecology, 408 (pp. 48-59)
Pollen and spores as a passive monitor of ultraviolet radiation (2014-04-22)
Fraser, Wesley; Lomax, Barry H.; Jardine, Phillip E.; Gosling, William D. and Sephton, Mark A.
Frontiers in Ecology and Evolution: Paleoecology, 2, Article 12 (pp. 1-3)
Changes in spore chemistry and appearance with increasing maturity (2014-02)
Fraser, Wesley T.; Watson, Jonathan S.; Sephton, Mark A.; Lomax, Barry H.; Harrington, Guy; Gosling, William D. and Self, Stephen
Review of Palaeobotany and Palynology, 201 (pp. 41-46)
Forests of the tropical eastern Andean flank during the middle pleistocene (2014-01-01)
Cárdenas, Macarena L.; Gosling, William D.; Pennington, R. Toby; Poole, Imogen; Sherlock, Sarah C. and Mothes, Patricia
Palaeogeography, Palaeoclimatology, Palaeoecology, 393 (pp. 76-89)
Quaternary forest associations in lowland tropical West Africa (2014)
Miller, Charlotte S. and Gosling, William D.
Quaternary Science Reviews, 84 (pp. 7-25)
Sex & Bugs & Rock 'n Roll: getting creative about public engagement (2014)
Sayer, Emma J.; Featherstone, Helen C.; Gosling, William D.; the BES Roadies, ; Bird, Frazer; Fawdon, Peter; Gunn, Leanne; Salmon, Kate and Dixon, Sophie
Trends in Ecology & Evolution, 29(2) (pp. 65-67)
Atlas of the tropical West African pollen flora (2013-12)
Gosling, William D.; Miller, Charlotte S. and Livingstone, Daniel A.
Review of Palaeobotany and Palynology, 199 (pp. 1-135)
Vegetation development in an Amazonian peatland (2013-03-15)
Roucoux, K. H.; Lawson, I. T.; Jones, T. D.; Baker, T. R.; Honorio Coronado, E. N.; Gosling, W. D. and Lähteenoja, O.
Palaeogeography, Palaeoclimatology, Palaeoecology, 374 (pp. 242-255)
Ecosystem service provision sets the pace for pre-Hispanic societal development in the central Andes (2013)
Gosling, William D. and Williams, Joseph J.
Holocene, 23(11) (pp. 1617-1622)
Response of chironomids to late Pleistocene and Holocene environmental change in the eastern Bolivian Andes (2012)
William, Joseph J.; Brooks, Stephen J. and Gosling, William D.
Journal of Paleolimnology, 48(3) (pp. 485-501)
North Atlantic forcing of Amazonian precipitation during the last ice age (2012)
Mosblech, Nicole A.S.; Bush, Mark B.; Gosling, William D.; Hodell, David; Thomas, Louise; van Calsteren, Peter; Correa-Metrio, Alexander; Valencia, Bryan G.; Curtis, Jason and van Woesik, Robert
Nature Geoscience, 5 (pp. 817-820)
Vegetation, climate and fire in the eastern Andes (Bolivia) during the last 18,000 years (2011-12-01)
Williams, Joseph J.; Gosling, William D.; Brooks, Stephen J.; Coe, Angela L. and Xu, Sheng
Palaeogeography, Palaeoclimatology, Palaeoecology, 312(1-2) (pp. 115-126)
Response to comment on "The response of vegetation on the Andean flank in western Amazonia to Pleistocene climate change" (2011-09)
Cárdenas, Macarena L.; Gosling, William D.; Sherlock, Sarah C.; Poole, Imogen; Pennington, R. Toby and Mothes, Patricia
Science, 333(6051) (p 1825)
Precessional forcing of tropical vegetation carbon storage (2011-07)
Gosling, William D. and Holden, Philip B.
Journal of Quaternary Science, 26(5) (pp. 463-467)
Four thousand years of environmental change and human activity in the Cochabamba Basin, Bolivia (2011-07)
Williams, Joseph J.; Gosling, William D.; Coe, Angela L.; Brooks, Stephen J. and Gulliver, Pauline
Quaternary Research, 76(1) (pp. 58-68)
A 370,000 year record of vegetation and fire history around Lake Titicaca (Bolivia/Peru) (2011-05-15)
Hanselman, Jennifer A.; Bush, Mark B.; Gosling, William D.; Collins, Aaron; Knox, Christopher; Baker, Paul A. and Fritz, Sheri C.
Palaeogeography, Palaeoclimatology, Palaeoecology, 305(1-4) (pp. 201-214)
The response of vegetation on the Andean flank in western Amazonia to Pleistocene climate change (2011-02-25)
Cárdenas, Macarena L.; Gosling, William D.; Sherlock, Sarah C. ; Poole, Imogen; Pennington, R. Toby and Mothes, Patricia
Science, 331(6020) (pp. 1055-1058)
Nonlinear climate change and Andean feedbacks: an imminent turning point? (2010)
Bush, M. B.; Hanselman, J. A. and Gosling, W. D.
Global Change Biology, 16(12) (pp. 3223-3232)
Differentiation between Neotropical rainforest, dry forest, and savannah ecosystems by their modern pollen spectra and implications for the fossil pollen record (2009)
Gosling, William D.; Mayle, Francis E.; Tate, Nicholas J. and Killeen, Timothy J.
Review of Palaeobotany and Palynology, 153(1-2) (pp. 70-85)
Long term drivers of change in Polylepis woodland distribution in the central Andes (2009)
Gosling, William D.; Hanselman, Jennifer A.; Knox, Christoper; Valencia, Bryan G. and Bush, Mark B.
Journal of Vegetation Science, 20(6) (pp. 1041-1052)
Pollen-based biome reconstruction for Latin America at 0, 6000 and 18 000 radiocarbon years ago (2009)
Marchant, R.; Cleef, A.; Harrison, S. P.; Hooghiemstra, H.; Markgraf, V.; van Boxel, J.; Ager, T.; Almedia, L.; Anderson, R.; Baied, C.; Behling, H.; Berrio, J. C.; Burbridge, R.; Bjorck, S.; Byrne, R.; Bush, M.; Duivenvoorden, J.; Flenley, J.; de Oliveria, P.; van Geel, B.; Graf, K.; Gosling, W. D.; Harberle, S.; van der Hammen, T.; Hansen, B.; Horn, S.; Kuhry, P.; Ledru, M.-P.; Mayle, F.; Leyden, B.; Lozano-Garcia, S.; Melief, A. M.; Moreno, P.; Moar, N. T.; Priesto, A.; van Reenen, G.; Salgado-Labouriau, M.; Schabitz, F.; Schreve-Brinkman, E. J. and Wille, M.
Climate of the Past, 5, (pp. 725-767)
Glacial-Interglacial changes in moisture balance and the impact on vegetation in the southern hemisphere tropical Andes (Bolivia/Peru) (2008)
Gosling, William D.; Bush, Mark B.; Hanselman, Jennifer A. and Chepstow-Lusty, Alex
Palaeogeography, Palaeoclimatology, Palaeoecology, 259(1) (pp. 35-50)
A role for palaeoecology in anticipating future change in mountain regions? (2007-03)
Gosling, William D. and Bunting, M. Jane
Palaeogeography, Palaeoclimatology, Palaeoecology, 259(1) (pp. 1-5)
Holocene fire and occupation in Amazonia: records from two lake districts (2007-02-28)
Bush, Mark B.; Silman, Miles R.; de Toledo, Mauro B.; Listopad, Claudio; Gosling, William D.; Williams, Christopher; de Oliveira, Paula E. and Krisel, Carolyn
Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences, 362(1478) (pp. 209-218)
Contrasting pollen histories of MIS 5e and the Holocene from Lake Titicaca (Bolivia/Peru) (2005-12)
Hanselman, Jennifer A.; Gosling, William D.; Paduano, Gina M. and Bush, Mark B.
Journal of Quaternary Science, 20(7-8) (pp. 663-670)
Modern pollen-rain characteristics of tall terra firme moist evergreen forest, southern Amazonia (2005-11)
Gosling, William D.; Mayle, Francis E.; Tate, Nicholas J. and Killeen, Timothy J.
Quaternary Research, 64(3) (pp. 284-297)
A biogeographic comment on: Wüster et al. (2005) Tracing an invasion: landbridges, refugia, and the phylogeography of the Neotropical rattlesnake (Serpentes: Viperidae: Crotalus durissus) (2005-10)
Gosling, William D. and Bush, Mark B.
Molecular Ecology, 14(11) (pp. 3615-3617)
A 17,000-year history of Andean climatic and vegetation change from Laguna de Chochos, Peru (2005)
Bush, Mark B.; Hansen, Barbara C.S.; Rodbell, Donald T.; Seltzer, Geoffrey O.; Young, Kenneth R.; Leon, Blanca; Abbott, Mark B.; Silman, Miles R. and Gosling, William D.
Journal of Quaternary Science, 20(7-8) (pp. 703-714)
Responses of Amazonian ecosystems to climatic and atmospheric carbon dioxide changes since the last glacial maximum: One contribution of 17 to a Theme Issue 'Tropical forests and global atmospheric change' (2004-03-29)
Mayle, Francis E.; Beerling, David J.; Gosling, William D. and Bush, Mark B.
Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences, 359(1443) (pp. 499-514)
A simple and effective methodology for sampling modern pollen rain in tropical environments (2003)
Gosling, William D.; Mayle, Francis E.; Killeen, Timothy J.; Siles, Marcelo; Sanchez, Lupita and Boreham, Steve
The Holocene, 13(4) (pp. 613-618)
Twenty-year weathering remeasurements at St Paul's Cathedral, London (2001)
Trudgill, S.T.; Viles, H.A.; Inkpen, R.; Moses, C.; Gosling, W.; Yates, T.; Collier, P.; Smith, D.I. and Cook, R.U.
Earth Surface Processes and Landforms, 26(10) (pp. 1129-1142)
Environmental change in the humid tropics and monsoonal regions (2012-02)
Bush, Mark B. and Gosling, William D.
In: Matthews, John A.; Bartlein, Patrick J.; Briffa, Keith R.; Dawson, Alastair G.; de Vernal, Anne; Denham, Tim; Fritz, Sherilyn C. and Oldfield, Frank eds. The SAGE Handbook of Environmental Change: Volume 2. Human Impacts and Responses (pp. 113-140)
ISBN : 9780857023605 | Publisher : SAGE | Published : London
Climate and vegetation change in the lowlands of the Amazon Basin (2011)
Bush, M. B.; Gosling, W. D. and Colinvaux, P. A.
In: Bush, Mark B.; Flenley, John R. and Gosling, William D. eds. Tropical Rainforest Responses to Climatic Change (2nd ed.) (pp. 61-84)
ISBN : 978-3-642-05382-5 | Publisher : Springer/Praxis | Published : Heidelberg
Climate change in the lowlands of the Amazon Basin (2006)
Bush, M.B.; Gosling, W.D. and Colinvaux, P.A.
In: Flenley, John R. and Bush, Mark B. eds. Tropical Rainforest Response to Climatic Change. Environmental Sciences (pp. 55-79)
ISBN : 3540239081 | Publisher : Springer, jointly published with Praxis Publishing, UK | Published : USA and UK
Tropical Rainforest Responses to Climatic Change (2nd ed.) (2011)
Bush, Mark B.; Flenley, John R. and Gosling, William D. eds.
ISBN : 978-3-642-05382-5 | Publisher : Springer/Praxis | Published : Chichester
Losses of dissolved organic carbon from natural and degraded tropical peatlands in Kalimantan, Borneo, Indonesia (2009-09-25)
Moore, Samuel; Gauci, Vincent; Gosling, William; Page, Susan and Evans, Chris
In : 2nd International Symposium on Peatlands in the Global Carbon Cycle (25-30 September 2009, Prague, Czech Republic)

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