Special Issue "Mediterranean Palaeoecology and Palaeoclimatology"

A special issue of Quaternary (ISSN 2571-550X).

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 January 2019

Special Issue Editors

Guest Editor
Dr. William Fletcher

Senior Lecturer in Physical Geography and Quaternary Science. Department of Geography, School of Environment, Education and Development (SEED), University of Manchester, UK
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Interests: Palynology; Palaeoecology; Palaeoclimatology; Radiocarbon Dating; Mediterranean Region
Guest Editor
Prof. Dr. María Fernanda Sánchez Goñi

Associate Editor
EPHE PSL, UMR EPOC, Université de Bordeaux, France
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Interests: palynology; palaeoclimatology; palaeoecology; past climate-human interactions

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

This Special Issue of Quaternary, entitled “Mediterranean palaeoclimatology and palaeoecology”, aims to present how the Mediterranean climate, its seasonality, variability, and teleconnections, evolved under the different boundary conditions (insolation, ice volume and greenhouse gas concentration) of the last 2.6 million years. This Special Issue seeks to showcase the diversity of studies dealing with both long-term and rapid climate changes in the Mediterranean region, and exploring the response of terrestrial and marine species, habitats and ecosystems (including vegetation dynamics and fire regimes).

Contributions based on novel and emerging methodological approaches including numerical modelling, presenting regional climate projections and implications for environmental resources, or exploring climate-environment-human interactions are welcome. We hope that this Special Issue will be a significant step towards unravelling regional environmental responses and their impacts on past populations, and in fine to a fundamental knowledge of the past, present and future Mediterranean climate and ecosystems.

Dr. William J. Fletcher
Prof. Dr. María Fernanda Sánchez Goñi
Guest Editors


Manuscript Submission Information

Manuscripts should be submitted online at www.mdpi.com by registering and logging in to this website. Once you are registered, click here to go to the submission form. Manuscripts can be submitted until the deadline. All papers will be peer-reviewed. Accepted papers will be published continuously in the journal (as soon as accepted) and will be listed together on the special issue website. Research articles, review articles as well as short communications are invited. For planned papers, a title and short abstract (about 100 words) can be sent to the Editorial Office for announcement on this website.

Submitted manuscripts should not have been published previously, nor be under consideration for publication elsewhere (except conference proceedings papers). All manuscripts are thoroughly refereed through a single-blind peer-review process. A guide for authors and other relevant information for submission of manuscripts is available on the Instructions for Authors page. Quaternary is an international peer-reviewed open access quarterly journal published by MDPI.

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  • Climate change
  • Mediterranean terrestrial and marine ecosystems
  • Rapid climate change impacts
  • Mediterranean climate projections
  • Mediterranean climate teleconnections
  • Climate impact on past populations
  • Climate-environment-human interactions

Published Papers

This special issue is now open for submission.
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