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.

BES TEG meeting

Freddie Draper and Tom Kelly gave presentations on their projects at a meeting of the Tropical Ecology Group of the British Ecological Society at Imperial College.

Fieldwork in the Congo

Greta Dargie, Ian Lawson and Simon Lewis spent several weeks in the Republic of Congo searching for peatlands. Greta’s PhD research, in collaboration with WCS Congo, aims to make the first systematic study of peatlands in the Congo Basin, developing the same kinds of themes that our group has been working on in Peru. Recent … Read more