Global Change in the last
250,000 years (UK PAGES Meeting)
CLIMATE, ENVIRONMENT &
PEOPLE IN MESOAMERICA
University of Edinburgh
Braisby, Ann Breen,
Malcolm Murray and
Department of Geography, The University of Edinburgh, Edinburgh EH8
Department of Geology & Geophysics, The University of
Edinburgh, Edinburgh EH9 3JW
This page contains
details of the poster presented at the
Change in the last 250,000 years (UK PAGES Meeting) held on 10
March 2000 by researchers in the departments of
Geology & Geophysics at
the University of Edinburgh who
are carrying out palaeoenvironmental research in Mexico and Belize.
For further details please contact the authors of this poster.
The region known as
MesoAmerica, together with the adjacent Caribbean, offers the
opportunity to study climatic and environmental change in a sensitive
area of the northern hemisphere tropics. Human exploitation of the
region has been intensive and relationships between climate, people
and environment are complex. Research is being undertaken in Mexico,
Belize and Cuba to address a range of themes including: Climatic
change over the last glacial cycle; Drought episodes during the
Holocene The impact of volcanic activity on the palaeolimnological
record Environmental histories of the last 500 years, high resolution
records of climatic change and human impact
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||Introduction of the poster including the themes of
the research, collaborators in the UK and elsewhere and the sponsers
of the research.
||Maps of MesoAmerica including details maps of
central Mexico and Belize and recent publications.
||Research on Long-Term Climate Change in northern
Mexico. This research is centred in the Chihuahuan desert.
||This research concentrates on the records of
periods drought both in Mexico and Belize.
||High-resolution records of Post-Hispanic
environmental change are being developed for lakes from the
highlands of Central Mexico.
||The nature of the impact of tephra deposition on
the palaeo record provided by diatoms is being investigated through
studies of lake sediment sequences from a series of basins across
the volcanic highlands of central Mexico.
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