[Biography] [KITE at York] [Publications] [Contact Info] [Twitter] Biography: I use sediment stratigraphies to reconstruct past environmental conditions using sedimentological and palaeoecological methods. By studying the past we can start to understand how ecosystems will respond to future climatic and land-use changes and other anthropogenic effects. My recent research interest focuses on characterising past climatic, […]
Members of the ARCC project, including Paul Lane, Rob Marchant and Colin Courtney Mustaphi, presented work at the African Quaternary Association’s annual meeting held at the National Museum of Kenya in Nairobi (14-22 July 2018). Rob presented the current state of the PAGES supported LandCover6k working group with a focus on combining and synthesising palaeoenvironmental […]
Rob Marchant, Colin Courtney-Mustaphi and Rebecca Kariuki set out for the first ARCC project fieldwork in northern Tanzania in early July 2018. The fieldwork largely involved collecting lake sediment cores from Speke’s Bay in Lake Victoria. It also involved capturing leaf area index (LAI) images and surveying land use and livelihood patterns across northern Tanzania. […]
Originally posted: https://www.theatlantic.com/video/index/557792/humans-lions/ Apr 12, 2018 | 642 videos Video by Nani Walker and Alan Toth “Lions are really causing us havoc,” laments an African pastoralist in Nani Walker and Alan Toth’s short documentary, Living with Lions. The film chronicles the conflict between lions and humans in Laikipia County, Kenya, where drought and urbanization have pushed people and wildlife into […]
ARCC project members participated in the 16th annual Savanna Science Network Meeting in Skukuza, Kruger National Park, South Africa, 4-8 March 2018, organised by SANParks and SAEON.
Nelson Mandela – African Institution of Science and Technology, Arusha, Tanzania, hosted Dr. Claudia Capitani (University of York) who led training workshops on Participatory Scenarios for exploring potential futures for communities and stakeholders (3-11 April 2018). Participants: Claudia Capitani (Leader; University of York, UK, Joint Research Commission European Union, Italy) Francis Makari (NCAA, Tanzania) […]
The 15th Congress of PanAfrican Archaeological Association for Prehistory and Related Studies (PanAf) Rabat, Morocco, between 10-14 September, 2018 Abstracts of papers may be submitted to one of the thematic sessions proposed and accepted available on the site http://panaf18.fsoujda.org/en/accepted-sessions/ PANEL SESSION: Patterns of anthropogenic and climate-induced land cover change: Integrating archaeological, historical and palaeoenvironmental datasets […]
Originally posted by Dr. Jane Bunting (University of Hull) This group is intended to be open and to support communication, especially between isolated researchers (who might be the only ones in their group or department interested in estimating pollen productivity or in different methods of quantitative reconstruction of past environments from pollen records), so […]
The use of the term ‘overgrazing’ in literature accessible through Google Books.
The Paleochronology Building Workshop II is a hands-on workshop on the production of robust and reliable chronologies for palaeoecological records, dated using radiocarbon and other types of absolute dates. The workshop will cover details on dates, different approaches to age-modelling, and through practical computer sessions we will discuss, learn and practice with some of the latest software […]
2nd AFQUA International Conference Dates: 14.07 – 22.07.2018 Venue: Nairobi, Kenya Contact person: AFQUA 2018 Organising Committee, firstname.lastname@example.org Website: https://afquacongress.wixsite.com/afqua2018 The second AFQUA (The African Quaternary: Environments, Ecology and Humans) International Conference and Workshops will be held in Nairobi, Kenya, from 14-22 July 2018. Venue The National Museum of Kenya. Description AFQUA brings developed and developing world researchers together […]