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

Guest Researcher
Faculty of Science
Institute for Biodiversity and Ecosystem Dynamics
Photographer: Nick Loughlin

Visiting address
  • Science Park 904
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Postal address
  • Postbus 94240
    1090 GE Amsterdam
Contact details
  • Profile

    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.

    For further details click here to visit my OU web page

  • Publications


    • Loughlin, N. J. D., Gosling, W. D., Mothes, P., & Montoya, E. (2018). Ecological consequences of post-Columbian indigenous depopulation in the Andean–Amazonian corridor. Nature Ecology & Evolution, 2(8), 1233-1236. DOI: 10.1038/s41559-018-0602-7  [details] 
    • Loughlin, N. J. D., Gosling, W. D., & Montoya, E. (2018). Identifying environmental drivers of fungal non-pollen palynomorphs in the montane forest of the eastern Andean flank, Ecuador. Quaternary Research, 89(1), 119-133. DOI: 10.1017/qua.2017.73  [details] 
    • 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] 
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