Yearly Archives: 2017

Book on the biodiversity of the “Lost World”

The famous novel of Arthur Conan Doyle entitled “The Lost World” was inspired by the remote, enigmatic and still pristine flat summits of the neotropical table mountains known as the Guayana Highlands (GH), whose unique, diverse and largely endemic biota

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The Azores Islands were populated a century and a half before their official colonization

In our latest paper published in Quaternary Science Reviews, we provide sound evidence for agriculture and livestock farming in the São Miguel Island by 1290, about a century and a half prior to its official settlement. The most accepted date

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Neotropical diversification – the book

In November 2016, Springer contacted me to write a book on neotropical diversification. I proposed an edited book including as many views as possible on this fascinating topic and inivted Ana Carnaval, from the City University of New York, to

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A book on the “Anthropocene” is coming

Is the “Anthropocene” the new geological epoch in which we live? Is the current human footprint on recent rocks conspicuous and widespread enough to define a new unit of the geological time scale? Should we define a new epoch or

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New popular book on Easter Island

In December 2016, I published a popular book on the misterious Easter Island (Rapa Nui) and its emblematic giant stone statues (moais). The aim of this book is to inform the society about the latest results of scientific research on the socio-cultural

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