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Dr. Daniele Colombaroli

Daniele Colombaroli

Centre for Quaternary Research, Department of Geography
Royal Holloway University of London
TW20 0EX Egham


Expertise & Interests

Official PAGES function(s)        Global Paleofire Working Group Steering Committee
PAGES interests        EcoRe3, Floods Working Group, Global Paleofire, Future Earth, Former WG - Africa2k, Former WG - Biodiversity Theme
Topics        Chronology, Ecosystem processes, Extreme events, Floods, Fire, Forests, Human impacts & interactions, Warmer Worlds
Timescales        Anthropocene (last 100 years), Holocene
Regions        Africa, Europe, Global, Mediterranean, North America
Archives        Lake sediments, Peat, Pollen, Tree rings
Sector        Academia / Education, Research
Discipline        (Paleo)ecology, (Paleo)limnology, Palynology
Computers        R
Laboratory        Charcoal, Isotopes, Pollen



Selected publications:

Whitlock, C; Colombaroli, D; Conedera, M; Tinner, W (2018) Land-use history as a guide for forest conservation and management. Conservation Biology, 32-1

Morales-Molino, C., Tinner, W., García-Antón, M., and Colombaroli, D. The historical demise of Pinus nigra forests in the Northern Iberian Plateau (south-western Europe). Journal of Ecology (2017).

Colombaroli, D., Cherubini, P., De Ridder, M., Saurer, M., Toirambe, B., Zweifel, N. and Beeckman, H., (2016). Stable carbon and oxygen isotopes in tree rings show physiological responses of Pericopsis elata to precipitation in the Congo Basin. Journal of Tropical Ecology, 32: 213-225.

Colombaroli, D; Ssemmanda, I; Gelorini, V; Verschuren, D (2014) Contrasting long-term records of biomass burning in wet and dry savannas of equatorial East Africa. Global Change Biology 20(9):2903-2914.

Colombaroli, D; Beckmann, M; van der Knaap, WO; Curdy, P; Tinner, W (2013) Changes in biodiversity and vegetation composition in the central Swiss Alps during the transition from pristine forest to first farming. Diversity and distributions 19(2):157-170.

Colombaroli, D and Gavin, DG (2010) Highly episodic fire and erosion regime over the past 2,000 y in the Siskiyou Mountains, Oregon. Proceedings of the National Academy of Science of USA 107 (4): 18909-18914.

Colombaroli, D; Henne, PD; Kaltenrieder, P; Gobet, E; Tinner, W (2010) Species responses to fire, climate and human impact at tree line in the Alps as evidenced by palaeo-environmental records and a dynamic simulation model. Journal of Ecology 98(6):1346-1357