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Palaeoecology

Palaeoecology is the study of the fossil record to determine the interaction of organisms and their environment through time. Within ELD we focus on exploring past ecosystem dynamics, in tropical and temperate regions, through the use of multiple lines of evidence (specialising in fossil pollen, spores, phytoliths, non-pollen palynomorphs, charcoal, and organic biomarkers).

We are particularly interested in revealing the role of past peoples and climate on vegetation change. Palaeoecological research commenced at the University of Amsterdam in 1966 with the arrival of Thomas van der Hammen and Lex Wijmstra; to find out more about the rich history click here. The people currently involved with palaeoecological research in ELD are:

dr. ir. J.H. (John) van Boxel

Assistant Professor Climatology

dr. B. (Bas) van Geel

Associate Professor Palaeoecology (retired)

W.D. (William) Gosling

Associate Professor Palaeoecology

dr. B. (Boris) Jansen

Associate Professor Soil Chemistry

dr. C.N.H. (Crystal) McMichael

Assistant Professor Palaeoecology

dr. M.C. (Carina) Hoorn

Faculty of Science

Institute for Biodiversity and Ecosystem Dynamics

prof. dr. H. (Henry) Hooghiemstra

Faculty of Science

Institute for Biodiversity and Ecosystem Dynamics

prof. dr. J. (Jan) Sevink

Faculty of Science

Institute for Biodiversity and Ecosystem Dynamics

dr. M.F. (Marco) Raczka

Faculty of Science

Institute for Biodiversity and Ecosystem Dynamics

Ms M.T. (Masha) van der Sande

Faculty of Science

Institute for Biodiversity and Ecosystem Dynamics

dr. S.Y. (Yoshi) Maezumi

Faculty of Science

Institute for Biodiversity and Ecosystem Dynamics

Ms M.L. (Milan) Teunissen van Manen MSc

Faculty of Science

Institute for Biodiversity and Ecosystem Dynamics

Mr H. (Huasheng) Huang MSc

Faculty of Science

Institute for Biodiversity and Ecosystem Dynamics

dr. N. (Natasha) Barbolini

Faculty of Science

Institute for Biodiversity and Ecosystem Dynamics

dr. J.M. (Jan) van Mourik

Faculty of Science

Institute for Biodiversity and Ecosystem Dynamics

Mr N.J.D. (Nicholas) Loughlin MSc

Faculty of Science

Institute for Biodiversity and Ecosystem Dynamics

K. (Keith) Richards

Faculty of Science

Institute for Biodiversity and Ecosystem Dynamics

Ms A.L. (Annemarie) Philip

Faculty of Science

Institute for Biodiversity and Ecosystem Dynamics