I’ve got a guest post up today at Open Quaternary, blog for the editorial team of a brand-new Open Access journal focusing on the interdisciplinary research of the last 2.588 million years. My post is on an often-overlooked tool in Quaternary Science: the present!
Check out the post (and the blog!), leave a comment, and consider Open Quaternary for your next manuscript.
From the post:
“The Anthropocene is a fantastic time to be a Quaternarist. The last 2.5 million years of global changes offer so many important natural experiments to understand the future, from abrupt climate change to extinction to species introductions to disturbance shifts. New advances are pushing the boundaries of what we can glean from the ecological flotsam and jetsam of the fossil record, and how we date it. The age of Big Data in ecology (e.g., NEON Inc.) and earth science (e.g., EarthCube) is providing an unprecedented ability to answer questions about change through space and through time. We have an embarrassment of riches, and an unprecedented demand for those intellectual treasures from our colleagues in other fields.” Read the rest here.