Radiocarbon grant awarded

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.

New paper on the hydraulic conductivity of Peruvian peat

“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

New paper on the pollen record from Quistococha, Peru

“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

Radiocarbon dates funded

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.

European Geosciences Union General Assembly, Vienna

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.