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Dr. William D. Gosling

Head of Palaeoecology & Landscape Ecology
Institute for Biodiversity & Ecosystem Dynamics
University of Amsterdam
1090 GE Amsterdam

  +31 (0)20 525 7821

Expertise & Interests

Overview / specialty        Primarily tropical palynology and charcoal analysis. With interests in Quaternary vegetation and climate change, human impacts and the intergration of this data into present day conservation/development issues.
Official PAGES function(s)        LandCover6k - Latin America Coordinator (Land Cover)
Official functions (outside of PAGES)        Chair of Education, Training & Careers Committee at the British Ecological Society: http://www.britishecologicalsociety.org/
PAGES interests        LandCover6k



Keen, H.F., Gosling, W.D., Hanke, F., Miller, C.S., Montoya, E., Valencia, B.G. & Williams, J.J. (2014) A statistical sub-sampling tool for extracting vegetation community and diversity information from pollen assemblage data. Palaeogeography, Palaeoclimatology, Palaeoecology, 408, 48-59. doi: 10.1016/j.palaeo.2014.05.001

Fraser, W.T., Lomax, B.H., Jardine, P.E., Gosling, W.D. & Sephton, M.A. (2014) Pollen and spores as a passive monitor of ultraviolet radiation. Frontiers in Ecology and Evolution, 2: 12. doi: 10.3389/fevo.2014.00012

Miller, C.S. & Gosling, W.D. (2014) Quaternary forest associations in lowland tropical West Africa. Quaternary Science Reviews, 84, 7-25. doi: 10.1016/j.quascirev.2013.10.027

Sayer, E., Featherstone, H., Gosling, W.D. & the BES Roadies (2014) Sex & Bugs & Rock ‘n Roll: Getting creative about public engagement. Trends in Ecology & Evolution.

Cárdenas, M.L., Gosling, W.D., Pennington, R.T., Poole, I., Sherlock, S.C. & Mothes, P. (2014) Forests of the tropical eastern Andean flank during the middle Pleistocene. Palaeogeography, Palaeoclimatology, Palaeoecology, 393: 76-89. doi: 10.1016/j.palaeo.2013.10.009

Fraser, W.T., Watson, J.S., Sephton, M.A., Lomax, B.H., Harrington, G., Gosling, W.D. & Self, S. (2014) Changes in spore chemistry and appearance with increasing maturity. Review of Palaeobotany and Palynology, 201: 41-46. doi: 10.1016/j.revpalbo.2013.11.001

Gosling, W.D., Miller, C.S. & Livingstone, D.A. (2013) Atlas of the tropical West African pollen flora. Review of Palaeobotany & Palynology, 199: 1-135. doi: 10.1016/j.revpalbo.2013.01.003

Gosling, W.D. & Williams, J.J. (2013) Ecosystem service provision sets the pace for pre-Hispanic societal development in the central Andes. The Holocene, 23(11): 1617-1622. doi: 10.1177/0959683613496296

Roucoux, K.H., Lawson, I.T., Jones, T.D., Baker, T.R., Coronado, E.N.H., Gosling, W.D. & Lahteenoja, O. (2013) Complex vegetation succession in an Amazonian peatland. Palaeogeography, Palaeoclimatology, Palaeoecology, 374: 242-255. doi: 10.1016/j.palaeo.2013.01.023

Mosblech, N.A.S., Bush, M.B., Gosling, W.D., Hodell , D.A., Thomas, L., van Calsteren, P., Correa-Metrio, A., Valencia, B.G., Curtis, J.A. & van Woesik, R. (2012) North Atlantic forcing of Amazonian precipitation during the last ice age. Nature Geoscience, 5: 817-820. doi:10.1038/ngeo1588