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Mr Nicholas Loughlin

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  • Research Student
  • Research Student
  • Faculty of Science, Technology, Engineering & Mathematics
  • School of Environment, Earth & Ecosystem Sciences
  • nicholas.loughlin

Professional biography

My PhD is part of a NERC / CEPSAR funded project looking at the response of tropical forests to past changes in global climate. The research will specifically examine the tropical cloud forests of Ecuador using a number of proxies (pollen, fossil wood, charcoal, non-pollen palynomorphs, chironomids etc) to determine how the abundance and diversity of vegetation has changed since the last glacial maximum 21,000 years ago and from this attempt to quantify the changes in vegetation, whilst understanding the driving forces behind the vegetation dynamics.

For further details visit our research group blog: Palaeolimnology et al.


Ecological consequences of post-Columbian indigenous depopulation in the Andean-Amazonian corridor (2018-07-16)
Loughlin, Nicholas J. D.; Gosling, William D.; Mothes, Patricia and Montoya, Encarni
Nature ecology & evolution, 2(8) (pp. 1233-1236)
Landscape-scale drivers of glacial ecosystem change in the montane forests of the eastern Andean flank, Ecuador (2018-01-01)
Loughlin, Nicholas J.D.; Gosling, William D.; Coe, Angela L.; Gulliver, Pauline; Mothes, Patricia and Montoya, Encarni
Palaeogeography, Palaeoclimatology, Palaeoecology, 489 (pp. 198-208)
Identifying environmental drivers of fungal non-pollen palynomorphs in the montane forest of the eastern Andean flank, Ecuador (2018)
Loughlin, Nicholas J.D.; Gosling, William D. and Montoya, Encarni
Quaternary Research, 89(1) (pp. 119-133)
Changing Human Impact On The Montane Forests Of The Eastern Andean Flank, Ecuador (2018-04-24)
Loughlin, Nicholas
PhD thesis The Open University