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Erik Jan de Boer

Graduate Researcher (Juan de la Cierva Formación)



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Educational Background

  • 2010 – 2014 PhD, University of Amsterdam, Institute for Biodiversity and Ecosystem Dynamics (Netherlands).
  • 2007 – 2010 Master Biological Sciences, University of Amsterdam. Track ‘Ecology and Evolution’ (Netherlands).
  • 2004 – 2007 Bachelor Biology, University of Amsterdam (Netherlands).
Appointments
  • 2017 – 2019 Juan de la Cierva-formación research fellow, Instituto de Ciencias de la Tierra Jaume Almera (Barcelona, Spain).
  • 2016 – 2016 Postdoctoral Researcher, Georg-August-Universität Göttingen (Germany).
  • 2015 – 2015 Post-excavation analyst, EARTH Integrated Archaeology (Amersfoort,Netherlands)
  • 2014 – 2016 Guest researcher, University of Amsterdam, Institute for Biodiversity and Ecosystem Dynamics (Netherlands).

 

Research Interests

  • (Tropical) paleoecology
  • Biotic responses to climate change
  • Spatial and temporal patterns in island biodiversity following (first) human impact
  • Island ecology and biogeography
  • Conservation ecology applications of palynology

 

Active Projects

 

Outreach


PUBLICATIONS

Previous selected publications

2017

Gosling, W.D., De Kruif, J., Norder, S.J., De Boer, E.J., Hooghiemstra, H., Rijsdijk, K.F., McMichael, C.N.H., 2017. Mauritius on fire: Tracking historical human impacts on biodiversity loss. Biotropica, DOI: 10.1111/btp.12490.

Hansen, D.M., Austin, J.J. Baxter, R.H., De Boer, E.J., Falcón W., Norder S.J., Rijsdijk, K.F., Thébaud, C., Bunbury, N.J., Warren, B.H., 2017. Origins of endemic island tortoises in the western Indian Ocean: A critique of the human-translocation hypothesis. Journal of Biogeography 44 (6), 1430-1435, DOI: 10.1111/jbi.12893.

Nogue, Sandra, de Nascimento, Lea, Froyd, Cynthia A., Wilmshurst, Janet M., de Boer, Erik J., Coffey, Emily E.D., Whittaker, Robert J., Fernández-Palacios, José María and Willis, Kathy J., 2017. Island biodiversity conservation needs palaeoecology. Nature Ecology & Evolution, DOI: 10.1038/s41559-017-0181.

Patiño, J., Whittaker, Robert J., Borges, Paolo A.V., De Boer, Erik J., + 25 authors. A roadmap for island biology: 50 fundamental questions after 50 years of The Theory of Island Biogeography, 2017. Journal of Biogeography 44, 963-983, DOI: 10.1111/jbi.12986.

2016

Power, M.J., Whitney, B.S., Mayle, F.E., De Boer. E.J., MacLean, K., 2016. Fire, climate and vegetation linkages in the Bolivian Chiquitano seasonally dry forest. Proceedings of the Royal Society-B 371: 20150165.

2015

Rijsdijk, K.F., Hume, J.P., De Boer. E.J., + 35 authors, 2015. A Review of the Dodo and its Ecosystem: Interdisciplinary Research of a Vertebrate Concentration-Lagerstätte in Mauritius. Journal of Vertebrate Paleontology, DOI: 10.1080/02724634.2015.1113803.

De Boer, E.J., Vélez, M.I., Rijsdijk, K.F., et al., 2015. A deadly cocktail: how a prolonged drought around 4200 cal. yr BP caused mass mortality events at the infamous ‘dodo swamp’ in Mauritius. The Holocene 25, 758-771, https://doi.org/10.1177/0959683614567886.

2014

De Boer, E.J., Tjallingii, R., Vélez, M.I., et al., 2014. Climate variability in the SW Indian Ocean from an 8000-yr long multi-proxy record in the Mauritian lowlands shows a middle to late Holocene shift from negative IOD-state to ENSO-state. Quaternary Science Reviews 86, 175-189, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.quascirev.2013.12.026.

2013

Jansen, B., De Boer, E.J., Cleef, A.M., et al., 2013. Reconstruction of late Holocene forest dynamics in northern Ecuador from biomarkers and pollen in soil cores. Palaeogeography Palaeoclimatology Palaeoecology 386, 607-619, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.palaeo.2013.06.027.

Hooghiemstra, H., Rijsdijk, K.F., De Boer, E.J., et al., 2013. Insular environmental change; climate-forced and system-driven. In J.M. Fernandez-Palacios, L. de Nascimento, J.C. Hernandez, S. Clemente, J.P. Diaz & A. Gonzalez (Eds.), Climate change perspectives from the Atlantic: past, present and future (pp. 51-74). Tenerife: Servicio de Publicaciones, Universidad de La Laguna.

De Boer, E.J., Slaikovska, M., Hooghiemstra, H., et al., 2013b. Multi-proxy reconstruction of environmental dynamics and colonization impacts in the Mauritian uplands. Palaeogeography Palaeoclimatology Palaeoecology 383-384, 42-51, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.palaeo.2013.04.025.

De Boer, E.J., Hooghiemstra, H., Florens, et al., 2013a. Rapid succession of plant associations on the small ocean island of Mauritius at the onset of the Holocene. Quaternary Science Reviews 68, 114-125, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.quascirev.2013.02.005.

2012

Van der Plas, G.W., De Boer, E.J., Hooghiemstra, H., et al., 2012. Mauritius since the last glacial: environmental and climatic reconstruction of the last 38,000 years from Kanaka Crater. Journal of Quaternary Science 7, 159–168, DOI: 10.1002/jqs.1526.

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