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The Caribbean mangroves: climatic, eustatic and anthropogenic drivers of ecological change

Mangroves are among the world’s most threatened ecosystems. Understanding how these ecosystems responded to past natural and anthropogenic drivers of ecological change is essential not only for understanding how extant mangroves have been shaped but also for informing their conservation.

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Posted in My publications, special issues

What do Easter Island, the Pyrenees and the Caribbean have in common?

This year, I have published a book on the prehistory of Easter Island, coedited with Christopher Stevenson, from the Virginia Commonwealth University (USA). The book has been issued by Springer Nature and is a collection of selected papers on the

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Cannabis entered the Iberian Peninsula well before its domestication

A study shows that Cannabis entered the Iberian Peninsula in its wild form during the Upper Paleolithic and underwent two further introduction waves, one in the Neolithic and another in the Middle Ages, likely in cultivated forms The main routes

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Posted in Cannabis, My publications

Quaternary has received its first CiteScore and is waiting for its Impact Factor Index

The open-access journal Quaternary was launched in 2018 and this year has received its first CiteScore from Scopus, which situates this publication among those with the greatest impact in the specialty In 2017, the scientific publisher MDPI commissioned me to

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Posted in Journals

Origin and Evolution of Caribbean Mangroves

Mangroves are forested ecosystems living on intertidal coastal wetlands all over the tropics and subtropics, roughly between the parallels 25ºN and 25ºS. These communities are typically organized around a few dominant tree species, the mangrove-forming trees, and are transitional land-sea

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High-mountain forest resilience

Some high-elevation Pyrenean forests remained virtually pristine during the last 4000 years Palynological analysis of the last ca. 4300 cal yr BP using a sediment core taken from high mountain (ca. 1900 m elevation) Lake Sant Maurici sediments (southern-central Pyrenees)

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Posted in My publications, Research papers

Quaternary Ecology, Evolution and Biogeography

The book “Quaternary Ecology, Evolution and Biogeography” by V. Rull, which will be issued in March 2020, can already be pre-ordered at the Elsevier website. This book is an introduction to the study of the ecological and evolutionary processes that

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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

Job offer in Paleoecology

The Institute of Earth Sciences Jaume Almera (ICTJA), of the Spanish National Research Council (CSIC), is looking for candidates for Marie Sklodowska Curie Individual Fellowships to develop research projects in paleoecology using pollen analysis. Candidates should have experience in Quaternary

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