Long-term biodiversity change of the Canary Islands
The Canary Islands are rich in endemics and contain a number of distinctive vegetation types including possible relict Tertiary laurel forests. This project aims to determine the impact of past climates and human activities on the development of these diverse forest types. Fossil pollen and charcoal analyses from the former lagoon of La Laguna city will provide the first temporal perspective on the biogeographic development of this climatically critical region.
Further information for Prof. José María Fernández-Palacios can be found on his departmental site
Further information for Prof. Rob Whittaker can be found on his departmental site