Mr N.J.D. (Nicholas) Loughlin MSc
Faculty of Science
Institute for Biodiversity and Ecosystem Dynamics
Science Park A
Science Park 904
1090 GE Amsterdam
I am a PhD student based at The Open University (OU) supervised by William Gosling at the University of Amsterdam.
My project is part of a NERC 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.
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- Loughlin, N. J. D., Gosling, W. D., Coe, A. L., Gulliver, P., Mothes, P., & Montoya, E. (2018). Landscape-scale drivers of glacial ecosystem change in the montane forests of the eastern Andean flank, Ecuador. Palaeogeography, Palaeoclimatology, Palaeoecology, 489, 198-208. DOI: 10.1016/j.palaeo.2017.10.011 [details]
- Loughlin, N. J. D., Gosling, W. D., & Montoya, E. (2017). Identifying environmental drivers of fungal non-pollen palynomorphs in the montane forest of the eastern Andean flank, Ecuador. Quaternary Research. DOI: 10.1017/qua.2017.73