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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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Biodiversity of the “Lost World” – Table of Contents

The book “Biodiversity of Pantepui: the pristine ‘Lost World’ of the Neotropics”, edited by Valentí Rull (Institute of Earth Sciences Jaume Almera, Barcelona), Teresa Vegas-Vilarrúbia (University of Barcelona), Otto Huber (Museum of Nature South Tyrol) and Celsa Señaris (Venezuelan Institute

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Video on the paleoecological study of a Pyrenean lake with annually-laminated sediments covering the last millennia

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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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Próxima presentación de libro de divulgación sobre Isla de Pascua

El libro de divulgación titulado: ‘La Isla de Pascua. Una visión científica‘ (Editorial CSIC-La Catarata), escrito por el Dr. Valentí Rull, investigador del Institut de Ciències de la Terra Jaume Almera (CSIC), será presentado el martes 18 de Abril, a

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Postgraduate course on Paleoecology

The next edition of the CSIC postgraduate course on Paleoecology is coming! The course will be held at the Institute of Earth Sciences Jaume Almera (ICTJA-CSIC) between May and June 2017 and is intended for graduate students of a variety

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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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Posted in Research papers

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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