25 (2): Sustaining Earth’s Biodiversity

Eds: Gillson L, Gell P & von Gunten L

Past Global Changes Magazine, vol. 25(2), 76-130, 2017


Number of pages: 56

This issue of Past Global Changes Magazine “Sustaining Earth’s Biodiversity” highlights how the study of long-term ecosystem change can provide critical insights into the resilience of ecosystems, the restoration of disturbance regimes and the prediction of future responses to changing climate and disturbance.

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> Sustaining Earth’s biodiversity [p.77]
Peter Gell and Lindsey Gillson

Science Highlights

> Paleo records as a guide for ecosystem management and biodiversity conservation [p.78-79]
Daniele Colombaroli, C. Whitlock, W. Tinner and M. Conedera

> Entangled ecosystem-people-animal interactions: perspectives from the East African savannas [p.80-81]
Rob Marchant, C.C. Mustaphi and E. Githumbi

> Paleoecology as a guide to landscape conservation and restoration in the neotropical Gran Sabana [p.82-83]
Valentí Rull, T. Vegas-Vilarrúbia and E. Montoya

> Legacies of Pre-Columbian land use on Latin American ecosystem composition and diversity: A case for paleoecology [p.84-85]
Bronwen S. Whitney and Macarena L. Cárdenas

> Using Paleoecology to understand natural ecological character in Ramsar wetlands [p.86-87]
Peter A. Gell

> The importance of paleoecology in the conservation and restoration of cultural landscapes [p.88-89]
Anneli Ekblom and Lindsey Gillson

> Geogenomics – integrating geology and phylogenetics to unravel the evolutionary history of Earth and its biota [p.90-91]
Sherilyn C. Fritz and Paul A. Baker

> Integrating paleoecology and phylogeography reveals congruent bioclimatic regions in the Brazilian Atlantic forest [p.92-93]
Marie-Pierre Ledru, A.C. Carnaval, C.Y. Miyaki and "AF Biota" project participants

> What do we mean by regime shift? Distinguishing between extrinsic and intrinsic forcing in paleoecological data [p.94-95]
Alistair W.R. Seddon

> The big data revolution and paleoecology [p.96-97]
Sandy P. Harrison

Mini Section: PAGES' Young Scientists Meeting 2017

> Reports from PAGES' Young Scientists Meeting 2017 [p.98]
> Early-career paleoscientists meet in the mountains of Aragon [p.99]
> Science communication methods and strategies for paleoscientists [p.100]
> Communicating the relevance of paleo research in the current societal environment [p.101]
> Is it important to create a PAGES early-career scientists working group? What should be its remit? [p.102]
> No professorship: There is a normal, non-scary life outside academia [p.103]
> What should the research questions and priorities in paleoscience be for the next ten years? [p.104]
> Strategies in highlighting paleo research [p.105]
> Insight about funding, communication and data sharing for early-career scientists [p.106]
> The PAGES Football Cup 2017 [p.107]

Workshop Reports

> Global Challenges for our Common Future: a Paleoscience Perspective [p.108]
> Integrated initiative on extreme events and risk assessment [p.109]
> Understanding the climate of the past 2000 years: Phase 3 of the PAGES 2k Network [p.110]
> Assessing hydroclimate patterns of the past 2000 years with paleo-δ18O and δD records [p.111]
> Summer temperature and drought co-variability [p.112]
> Overcoming reductionism when linking climate variability with human history [p.113]
> Central and Eastern Europe paleoscience symposium: From local to global [p.114]
> Natural and human-driven fire regime and land-cover changes in Central and Eastern Europe [p.115]
> Lessons learnt from paleoscience on a possible 1.5–2°C warmer world in the future [p.116]
> Towards a marine synthesis of late Pliocene climate variability [p.117]
> Spatial pattern and temporal evolution of glacial terminations of the last 800 ka [p.118]
> Proxy system modeling and data assimilation in paleosciences [p.119]
> Measuring resistance, recovery and resilience in long-term ecological datasets [p.120]
> Towards global land-cover and land-use reconstructions over the Holocene [p.121]
> Pollen-based reconstructions of past land-cover change in Latin America [p.122]
> Past land-cover change for climate modeling: data from Eastern Asia [p.123]
> Paleolimnological puzzles, databases and aquatic transitions [p.124]
> A global soil and sediment transfers database for the Anthropocene [p.125]
> Effort to enhance paleoclimatic research in South Asia [p.126]
> Coevolution of climate, demography and food systems in North and South America [p.127]
> Scales and scaling in past climate data [p.128]

Program News

> Speleothem synthesis and analysis working group [p.129]



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