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Dr. Daniele Colombaroli

Daniele Colombaroli

Centre for Quaternary Research, Department of Geography
Royal Holloway University of London
TW20 0EX Egham


Expertise & Interests

Official PAGES function(s)        DiverseK working group leader and mailing list administrator
PAGES interests        DiverseK, LandCover6k, Future Earth, Former WG - Africa2k, Former WG - Biodiversity Theme
Topics        Carbon cycle, Chronology, Climate dynamics, Ecosystem processes, Extreme events, Floods, Fire, Forests, Human impacts & interactions, Interannual-decadal varaibility, Warmer Worlds
Timescales        Anthropocene (last 100 years), Future projection, Holocene, Last glacial cycle
Regions        Africa, Europe, Global, Mediterranean, North America
Archives        Lake sediments, Peat, Pollen, Tree rings
Sector        Academia / Education, Research
Discipline        (Paleo)ecology, (Paleo)limnology, Palynology
Computers        R
Laboratory        Charcoal, Isotopes, Pollen



Selected publications:

Colombaroli, D., Gavin, D., Morey, A. & Thorndycraft, V., (2018), High resolution lake sediment record reveals self-organized criticality in erosion processes regulated by internal feedbacks. Earth Surface Processes and Landforms. 43, 10, p. 2181-2192

Whitlock, C; Colombaroli, D; Conedera, M; Tinner, W (2018) Land-use history as a guide for forest conservation and management. Conservation Biology, 32-1.

Colombaroli, D., Cherubini, P., De Ridder, M., Saurer, M., Toirambe, B., Zweifel, N. and Beeckman, H., (2016). Stable carbon and oxygen isotopes in tree rings show physiological responses of Pericopsis elata to precipitation in the Congo Basin. Journal of Tropical Ecology, 32: 213-225.

Colombaroli, D; Ssemmanda, I; Gelorini, V; Verschuren, D (2014) Contrasting long-term records of biomass burning in wet and dry savannas of equatorial East Africa. Global Change Biology 20(9):2903-2914.

Colombaroli, D and Gavin, DG (2010) Highly episodic fire and erosion regime over the past 2,000 y in the Siskiyou Mountains, Oregon. Proceedings of the National Academy of Science of USA 107 (4): 18909-18914.