Institute for Biodiversity and Ecosystem Dynamics

History of P&L


The Research Group of Palaeoecology & Landscape Ecology  (P&L) has excited in various forms since 1966 when Thomas van der Hammen and Lex Wijmstra arrived at the University of Amsterdam.
The current configuration of the P&L group began in 2006 when the groups of “Palaeo- & Actuo-ecology” and “Soil science & Landscape Ecology” were combined during the formation of the Institute of Biodiversity & Ecosystem Dynamics.


In celebration of 50 years of palynological research at the University of Amsterdam a short article documenting the history of the group was published in Palynos (Hooghiemstra, 2015).
To download the text of this article click here.

Published by  IBED

3 May 2017