• 60 years of scientific deep drilling in Colombia: The north Andean guide to the Quaternary 

      Hooghiemstra, Henry; Pérez, Gustavo Sarmiento; Torres Torres, Vladimir; Berrío, Juan-Carlos; Lourens, Lucas; Flantua, Suzette (Journal article; Peer reviewed, 2022)
      We sketch the initial history of collecting deep cores in terrestrial and marine sedimentary basins and ice cores to study environmental and climate change. Subsequently, we focus on the development of long records from ...
    • Compositional turnover and variation in Eemian pollen sequences in Europe 

      Felde, Vivian Astrup; Flantua, Suzette; Jenks, Cathy; Benito De Pando, Blas Manuel; de Beaulieu, Jacques Louis; Kuneš, Petr; Magri, Donatella; Nalepka, Dorota; Risebrobakken, Bjørg; ter Braak, Cajo J.F.; Allen, Judy R. M.; Granoszewski, Wojciech; Helmens, Karin F.; Huntley, Brian; Kondratienė, Ona; Kalnina, Laimdota; Kupryjanowicz, Mirosława; Malkiewicz, Małgorzata; Milner, Alice M.; Nita, Małgorzata; Noryśkiewicz, Bożena; Pidek, Irena A.; Reille, Maurice; Salonen, J. Sakari; Šeirienė, Vaida; Winter, Hanna; Tzedakis, P. Chronis; Birks, Harry John Betteley (Peer reviewed; Journal article, 2019)
      The Eemian interglacial represents a natural experiment on how past vegetation with negligible human impact responded to amplified temperature changes compared to the Holocene. Here, we assemble 47 carefully selected Eemian ...
    • Diversification in evolutionary arenas—Assessment and synthesis 

      Nürk, Nicolai; Linder, H. Peter; Onstein, Renske E; Larcombe, Matthew J; Hughes, Colin E; Piñeiro Fernández, Laura; Schlüter, Philipp M; Valente, Luis; Beierkuhnlein, Carl; Cutts, Vanessa; Donoghue, Michael J; Edwards, Erika J; Field, Richard; Flantua, Suzette; Higgins, Steven I; Jentsch, Anke; Liede‐Schumann, Sigrid; Pirie, Michael David (Journal article; Peer reviewed, 2020)
      Understanding how and why rates of evolutionary diversification vary is a key issue in evolutionary biology, ecology, and biogeography. Evolutionary rates are the net result of interacting processes summarized under concepts ...
    • Ecosystem services show variable responses to future climate conditions in the Colombian páramos 

      Diazgranados, Mauricio; Tovar, Carolina; Etherington, Thomas R.; Rodríguez-Zorro, Paula A.; Castellanos-Castro, Carolina; Rueda, Manuel Galvis; Flantua, Suzette (Journal article; Peer reviewed, 2021)
      Background: The páramos, the high-elevation ecosystems of the northern Andes, are well-known for their high species richness and provide a variety of ecosystem services to local subsistence-based communities and regional ...
    • The flickering connectivity system of the north Andean páramos 

      Flantua, Suzette; O'Dea, Aaron; Onstein, Renske E; Giraldo, Catalina; Hooghiemstra, Henry (Peer reviewed; Journal article, 2019-06-13)
      Aim: To quantify the effect of Pleistocene climate fluctuations on habitat connectivity across páramos in the Northern Andes. Location: Northern Andes. Methods: The unique páramos habitat underwent dynamic shifts in elevation ...
    • Global acceleration in rates of vegetation change over the past 18,000 years 

      Mottl, Ondrej; Flantua, Suzette; Bhatta, Kuber Prasad; Felde, Vivian Astrup; Giesecke, Thomas; Goring, Simon; Grimm, Eric C.; Haberle, Simon G.; Hooghiemstra, Henry; Ivory, Sarah J; Kuneš, Petr; Wolters, Steffen; Seddon, Alistair William Robin; Williams, John W. (Journal article; Peer reviewed, 2021)
      Global vegetation over the past 18,000 years has been transformed first by the climate changes that accompanied the last deglaciation and again by increasing human pressures; however, the magnitude and patterns of rates ...
    • A paleoecological context to assess the development of oak forest in Colombia: A comment on Zorilla-Azcué, S., Gonzalez-Rodríguez, A., Oyama, K., González, M.A., & Rodríguez-Correa, H., The DNA history of a lonely oak: Quercus humboldtii phylogeography in the Colombian Andes. Ecology and Evolution 2021, doi: 10.100-2/ ece3.7529 

      Hooghiemstra, Henry; Cleef, Antoine; Flantua, Suzette (Journal article; Peer reviewed, 2022)
      The present “comment” on Zorilla-Azcué et al.’s paper “The DNA history of a lonely oak: Quercus humboldtii phylogeography in the Colombian Andes. Ecology and Evolution 2021, doi:10.100-2/ece3.7529” provides the paleoecological ...
    • Palm fruit colours are linked to the broad-scale distribution and diversification of primate colour vision systems 

      Onstein, Renske E; Vink, Daphne N.; Veen, Jorin; Barratt, Christopher D.; Flantua, Suzette; Wich, Serge A.; Kissling, W. Daniel (Journal article; Peer reviewed, 2020)
      A long-standing hypothesis in ecology and evolution is that trichromatic colour vision (the ability to distinguish red from green) in frugivorous primates has evolved as an adaptation to detect conspicuous (reddish) fruits. ...
    • Rate-of-change analysis in palaeoecology revisited: a new approach 

      Mottl, Ondrej; Grytnes, John Arvid; Seddon, Alistair William Robin; Steinbauer, Manuel; Bhatta, Kuber Prasad; Felde, Vivian Astrup; Flantua, Suzette; Birks, Harry John Betteley (Journal article; Peer reviewed, 2021)
      Dynamics in the rate of compositional change (rate-of-change; RoC), preserved in paleoecological sequences, are thought to reflect changes due to exogenous (climate and human forcing) or endogenous (local dynamics and ...
    • The seasonally dry tropical forest species Cavanillesia chicamochae has a middle Quaternary origin 

      Bacon, Christine D.; Gutiérrez-Pinto, Natalia; Flantua, Suzette; Castellanos Suárez, Diego; Jaramillo, Carlos; Pennington, R. Toby; Antonelli, Alexandre (Journal article; Peer reviewed, 2021)
      We use DNA sequence data to understand the evolutionary history of the genus Cavanillesia (Malvaceae), with particular emphasis on C. chicamochae, an emblematic succulent-trunked tree endemic to seasonally dry tropical ...
    • Snapshot isolation and isolation history challenge the analogy between mountains and islands used to understand endemism 

      Flantua, Suzette; Payne, Davnah; Borregaard, Michael Krabbe; Beierkuhnlein, Carl; Steinbauer, Manuel J.; Dullinger, Stefan; Essl, Franz; Irl, Severin D.H.; Kienle, David; Kreft, Holger; Lenzner, Bernd; Norder, Sietze J.; Rijsdijk, Kenneth F.; Rumpf, Sabine B.; Weigelt, Patrick; Field, Richard (Journal article; Peer reviewed, 2020)
      Aim Mountains and islands are both well known for their high endemism. To explain this similarity, parallels have been drawn between the insularity of “true islands” (land surrounded by water) and the isolation of habitats ...