William Gosling

Professor Palaeocology & Biogeorgaphy (Ecology not elsewhere classified)

University of Amsterdam

William is Professor of Palaeoecology & Biogeography at the University of Amsterdam, and Head of the Department of Ecosystem & Landscape Dynamics. He has published widely on past environmental change in the tropics and co-ordinates the "Ecology of the past" blog (


  • Sex & Bugs & Rock 'n Roll - getting creative about public engagement ISSN: 0169-5347
  • Quaternary forest associations in lowland tropical West Africa ISSN: 0277-3791
  • Forests of the tropical eastern Andean flank during the middle Pleistocene ISSN: 0031-0182;1872-616X
  • Changes in spore chemistry and appearance with increasing maturity ISSN: 0034-6667;1879-0615
  • Vegetation development in an Amazonian peatland ISSN: 0031-0182
  • Ecosystem service provision sets the pace for pre-Hispanic societal development in the central Andes ISSN: 0959-6836
  • Atlas of the tropical West African pollen flora ISSN: 0034-6667;1879-0615
  • Response of chironomids to late Pleistocene and Holocene environmental change in the eastern Bolivian Andes ISSN: 0921-2728
  • North Atlantic forcing of Amazonian precipitation during the last ice age DOI: 10.1038/NGEO1588
  • Vegetation, climate and fire in the eastern Andes (Bolivia) during the last 18,000 years DOI: 10.1016/j.palaeo.2011.10.001
  • The Response of Vegetation on the Andean Flank in Western Amazonia to Pleistocene Climate Change ISSN: 0036-8075
  • Response to Comment on "The Response of Vegetation on the Andean Flank in Western Amazonia to Pleistocene Climate Change" DOI: 10.1126/science.1207888
  • Precessional forcing of tropical vegetation carbon storage DOI: 10.1002/jqs.1514
  • Four thousand years of environmental change and human activity in the Cochabamba Basin, Bolivia DOI: 10.1016/j.yqres.2011.03.004
  • Climate and vegetation change in the lowlands of the Amazon Basin ISSN: 978-3-642-05382-5
  • A 370,000-year record of vegetation and fire history around Lake Titicaca (Bolivia/Peru) ISSN: 0031-0182
  • Nonlinear climate change and Andean feedbacks: an imminent turning point? DOI: 10.1111/j.1365-2486.2010.02203.x
  • Pollen-based biome reconstructions for Latin America at 0, 6000 and 18 000 radiocarbon years ago ISSN: 1814-9324
  • Long-term drivers of change in Polylepis woodland distribution in the central Andes ISSN: 1100-9233
  • Differentiation between Neotropical rainforest, dry forest, and savannah ecosystems by their modern pollen spectra and implications for the fossil pollen record ISSN: 0034-6667
  • Glacial-interglacial changes in moisture balance and the impact on vegetation in the southern hemisphere tropical Andes (Bolivia/Peru) ISSN: 0031-0182
  • A role for palaeoecology in anticipating future change in mountain regions? Preface ISSN: 0031-0182
  • Holocene fire and occupation in Amazonia: records from two lake districts ISSN: 0962-8436
  • Modern pollen-rain characteristics of tall terra fume moist evergreen forest, southern Amazonia ISSN: 0033-5894
  • Contrasting pollen histories of MIS 5e and the Holocene from Lake Titicaca (Bolivia/Peru) ISSN: 0267-8179
  • A biogeographic comment on: Wuster et al. (2005) Tracing an invasion: landbridges, refugia, and the phylogeography of the Neotropical rattlesnake (Serpentes : Viperidae : Crotalus durissus) ISSN: 0962-1083
  • A 17000-year history of Andean climate and vegetation change from Laguna de Chochos, Peru ISSN: 0267-8179
  • Responses of Amazonian ecosystems to climatic and atmospheric carbon dioxide changes since the last glacial maximum ISSN: 0962-8436
  • A simple and effective methodology for sampling modern pollen rain in tropical environments ISSN: 0959-6836
  • Twenty-year weathering remeasurements at St Paul's Cathedral, London ISSN: 0197-9337
  • Pollen and spores as a passive monitor of ultraviolet radiation
  • A statistical sub-sampling tool for extracting vegetation community and diversity information from pollen assemblage data DOI: 10.1016/j.palaeo.2014.05.001

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