QRA Annual discussion meeting 2019

High Atlas research was featured at the recent Quaternary Research Association (QRA) annual meeting at the University of Chester to kick off 2019.

Will Fletcher delivered a talk on the impact of snow melt on the alpine ecology of the Marrakech High Atlas, and introduced High Atlas glaciers as "water towers" of Morocco.

Using high-resolution pollen and non-pollen palynomorphs (NPPs) analysis, we investigated a 500 year history of environmental and climate change at Oukaimeden, and suggest that snow melt directly influences the alpine ecology, and may impact human activity in the area.

Look out for our upcoming paper with all the details later in the year.

Phil Hughes delivered a keynote talk on Quaternary glaciations across Mediterranean mountains, including the High Atlas, providing insights into the extent and timing of these events. Check out Phil and Jamie Woodward's book Quaternary glaciation in the Mediterranean mountains: a new synthesis for further details.

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