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The three dimensions of human impact on island vegetation

The manuscript entitled: Pristinity, degradation and replacement: the three dimensions of human impact on island vegetation, by V. Rull, has been accepted for publication in the journal Progress in Physical Geography. The abstract is reproduced below. Abstract: This paper presents

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The Elsevier book on the paleoecology of Easter Island already published!

Editorial summary. This book synthesizes the available paleoecological knowledge from the last millennia of Easter Island to pave the way towards an integrated interdisciplinary vision of the island’s environmental-ecological-cultural system as a complex functional unit. Human and environmental deterministic views

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New Springer book on the prehistory of Easter Island

Springer has approved the publication of a new book entitled The Prehistory of Easter Island (Rapa Nui): Towards a Multidisciplinary Integrative Framework, edited by Valentí Rull and Christopher M. Stevenson. The book is aimed at presenting representative papers from a

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Easter Island discovery: all options remain open

According to the current paradigm, the remote and enigmatic Easter Island, in the southeastern Pacific Ocean, is thought to have been discovered and settled by Polynesian sailors between about 800 and 1200 CE. However, recent studies using the latest genomic,

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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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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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Quaternary – new special issue on Africa

The journal Quaternary launches a new special issue entitled “Appying the Quaternary in Africa: the role of the past in supporting the future” edited by Robert Marchant (University of York, UK), Lindsey Gillson (University of Cape Town, South Africa) and

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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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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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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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