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Quaternary palaeoinsights open for submission

The journal Quaternary launches a new Topical Collection entitled Palaeoinsights, which aim is to provido a forum for essays and opinion papers on topics of interest for the science of Quaternary and for palaeosciences, in general. This collection is aimed

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Special issue on Quaternary fluvial system evolution

The journal Quaternary launches a new Special Issue entitled “Special External Effects on Fluvial System Evolution” edited by  Jef Vandenberghe (Vrije University, The Netherlands), David Bridgland (Durham University, UK) and Xianyang Wan (Nanjing University, China). Rivers are excellent witnesses of the

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

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The inaugural editorial of the new journal ‘Quaternary’ has been published

In a former post, I introduced the new open-access journal named Quaternary, of which I am the Editor-in-Chief. Now I am glad to announce the publication of the first paper of the journal, which is the inaugural editorial. In this

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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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New Springer book on neotropical diversification

The book proposal on neotropical diversification edited by V. Rull and A. Carnaval has been approved by Springer. The book will gather as many geographical settings, organism groups (including some rarely addressed in this context) and points of view as

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