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Paleoecology of Easter Island – new eBook

After more than three decades of paleoecological research, the potential role of climatic and anthropogenic drivers on Easter Island’s ecological and cultural change is still under discussion. A new eBook published by Frontiers (Lausane, Switzerland) provides a synthetic view of

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Posted in Books, My publications

Special issue on island colonization by humans

The journal Quaternary launches a new special issue entitled “The human footprint on islands – the ecological impact of discovery and colonization” edited by Erik de Boer (Institute of earth Science jaume Almera-CSIC, Spain), Lea de Nascimento (University of La Laguna, Spain),

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Posted in Quaternary Journal

A holistic view of Easter Island’s history

CLAFS (Cimate-Landscape-Anthropogenic Feedbacks and Synergies) is a hypothesis integrating natural and anthropogenic drivers of ecological and cultural change aimed at unraveling Easter Island’s history under a holistic perspective Our latest paper paper reviews the existing hypotheses concerning the cultural shift

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Curso de postgrado de Paleoecología (2018)

La próxima edición del curso de postgrado de Paleoecología que se imparte cada año en el Instituto de Ciencias de la Tierra Jaume Almera (ICTJA-CSIC) tendrá lugar entre el 7 y el 18 de Mayo de 2018. Se trata de

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Posted in courses, Teaching

A really old wine!

A recent PNAS paper reports molecular traces of a 6000-year old wine in the Caucasus region. The discovery was made by researchers of several American and European institutions on large jars reconstructed from pottery fragments found in newly excavated Neolithic

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Posted in archaeology

‘Quaternary’ is open for submissions

Dear colleagues, I am pleased to announce the launching of a new open-access journal called “Quaternary” covering all aspects of Quaternary science. “Quaternary” aims to be a high-quality, multidisciplinary and influential journal in the field, for which we have assembled

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Posted in Journals

A new open-access journal on Quaternary science

Valentí Rull has been appointed as Editor-in-Chief of the new open-access journal called Quaternary published by MDPI publishers based on Basel (Switzerland). MDPI publishes ca. 180 open-access journals, a number of which are listed in the WOS Journal Citation Reports with

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