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Markus Eichhorn left a comment for Peter Matthews
"Re - Greek landslides. That's not something I've come across before, but it may well appear somewhere. Have a look at Cato too in case it comes up in Roman agriculture. It would depend a lot on the nature of the landslide. Mineral soil can…"
May 24, 2009
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"Thanks - I am also trying to track down the source of a claim (in a gardening book) that the ancient Greeks recognised landslide surfaces as good places to garden, because of their fresh soil. I should look for a searchable versions of Dioscorides…"
May 24, 2009
Markus Eichhorn left a comment for Peter Matthews
"Thanks for your message about landslides. In response, I don't know of any work that's been done in Malaysia, but there have been some good studies by Ed Tanner (Cambridge) in the Caribbean that would be worth looking at. I'll have a…"
May 24, 2009
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"Dear Markus, Do you know of any ecological/botanical work on the re-establishment of vegetation on natural landslides in Malay rainforests? I am a crop historian but have developed a strong interest in landslides and their possible historical…"
May 24, 2009
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"To find out about last year's expedition to Kamchatka see: www.kamchatka2008.org.uk At present there are details of the project and photos from the trip. Over the course of the summer any publications arising from the project will be placed…"
May 8, 2009
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United Kingdom
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University of Nottingham
Fields of interest
science, biodiversity
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markus.eichhorn@nottingham.ac.uk
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http://www.nottingham.ac.uk/home/plztr/public_html/groupsite/eichho...
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English, Malay, German
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I'm a university lecturer and forest ecologist. My main interest is in community assembly - what it is that determines the species present in a forest and how they all fit together. My research includes fieldwork in Malaysia, Far East Russia and within the UK.
The Kamchatka project: www.kamchatka2008.org.uk

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At 11:44 on May 24, 2009, Peter Matthews said…
Thanks - I am also trying to track down the source of a claim (in a gardening book) that the ancient Greeks recognised landslide surfaces as good places to garden, because of their fresh soil. I should look for a searchable versions of Dioscorides or Theophrastus, online.

Peter
At 10:50 on May 24, 2009, Peter Matthews said…
Dear Markus,

Do you know of any ecological/botanical work on the re-establishment of vegetation on natural landslides in Malay rainforests? I am a crop historian but have developed a strong interest in landslides and their possible historical significance as a natural habitat for invasive, 'weedy' species.

Best regards, Peter
At 11:47 on May 8, 2009, Markus Eichhorn said…
To find out about last year's expedition to Kamchatka see:

www.kamchatka2008.org.uk

At present there are details of the project and photos from the trip. Over the course of the summer any publications arising from the project will be placed online, and eventually I hope to make all data collected freely available.

At the moment I'm still working on analysing data and publishing all the findings. I'm also working on some reviews of the likely impacts of development and climate change in the Russian Far East, and on a website which will bring together the many researchers working in Kamchatka. More to come.
At 18:58 on October 29, 2007, Markus Eichhorn said…
I'm in the process of organising an expedition to Kamchatka, Far East Russia, in summer 2008. The aim is to survey forests in a true wilderness region, to investigate what determines forest structures along an environmental gradient. We will be travelling with a group of British and Russian undergraduate students and spending about 12 weeks in the field.

If you'd like to know more about the expedition and its aims, please get in touch. A website should be put together before the end of the year.
 
 
 

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