Some nice new images of Eschweilera, Mauritia, and a detail of Mauritia sculpture, taken by Tom Kelly.
Tom Kelly presented a poster on his research at the 50th anniversary meeting of the Quaternary Research Association.
Ian Lawson and Greta Dargie have been awarded radiocarbon dates to support Greta’s project. The dating allocation, “Determining and explaining the spatial distribution and carbon storage of peats in the Congo Basin, Central Africa, is NERC allocation number 1688.0313, approximate value £5220.
Freddie is returning to Peru for the second spell of fieldwork for his PhD project on the historical ecology of Peruvian peatlands.
“The high hydraulic conductivity of three wooded tropical peat swamps in northeast Peru: measurements and implications for hydrological function” by Tom Kelly, Andy Baird, Katy Roucoux, Tim Baker, Euridice Honorio Coronado, Marcos Ríos, and Ian Lawson has been published by the journal Hydrological Processes. This is the first article from Tom Kelly’s PhD research and … Read more
Tom Kelly presented a poster, “The high hydraulic conductivity of three wooded tropical peat swamps in northeast Peru: measurements and implications for hydrological function”. You can read the abstract here.
“Vegetation development in an Amazonian peatland” by Katy Roucoux, Ian Lawson, Tim Jones, Tim Baker, Euridice Honorio Coronado, Will Gosling and Outi Lähteenoja has been published in the journal Palaeogeography, Palaeoclimatology, Palaeoecology. It presents our first pollen diagram from Peru, charting the development of the Quistococha peatland over the last three millennia. The article is … Read more
Ian Lawson and Tom Kelly have been awarded further radiocarbon dates in support of Tom’s project. The application “Peatland development in Abandoned River Channels in the Peruvian Amazon” has been awarded NERC allocation number 1621.0312, approximate value £5200.
Greta Dargie, Freddie Draper, Tom Kelly, Katy Roucoux and Ian Lawson attended this discussion meeting, which Ian chaired. Greta gave a presentation about her recent fieldwork in the Republic of Congo.
Katy Roucoux presented a poster, Abrupt vegetation transitions characterise long-term Amazonian peatland development (authors KH Roucoux, TR Baker, WD Gosling, E. Honorio Coronado, TD Jones, O Lähteenoja, and IT Lawson), on the palynological and sedimentological results from core QT-2010-1 from Quistococha, Peru. You can read the abstract here.