I am interested in the past vegetation dynamics and human impact in the tropics using pollen as a main proxy. I have a wide experience reconstructing the past vegetation changes during the Holocene in riverine systems of the Amazon region in Brazil and coastal lagoons in the Caribbean region in Colombia.
Currently, I am working deeper in time on the project: Long-term climate cycles in the wet Tropics- funded by the Foundation BNP PARIBAS and led by Dr. Marie-Pierre Ledru. In this multi-disciplinary project, we aim to understand the climate and the responses of the vegetation during glacial and interglacial cycles.
Rodríguez-Zorro, P.A., Turcq, B., Cordeiro, R.C., Moreira, L.S., Costa, R., McMichael, C.H., Behling, H., (2018). Forest stability during the early and late Holocene in the igapó floodplains of the Rio Negro. Quaternary Research 89, 75-89
Rodríguez-Zorro, P.A., Lima da Costa, M & Behling, H., 2017. Mid-Holocene vegetation dynamics with an early expansion of Mauritia flexuosa palm trees inferred from the Serra do Tepequém in the savannas of Roraima State in Amazonia, northwestern Brazil. Journal of Vegetation History and Archaeobotany
Rodríguez-Zorro, P.A., Enters, D., Hermanowski, B., Costa, M.L., Behling, H., 2015. Vegetation changes and human impact inferred from an oxbow lake in southwestern Amazonia, Brazil since the 19th century. Journal of South American Earth Sciences 62, 186-194.