Human Behaviour and Climate-linked fluctuations in the rainforests of West-Central Africa

Rainforest Redux Seminar 10: Human Behaviour and Climate-linked Fluctuations in the rainforests of West-Central Africa

  • Date: May 26, 2021
  • Time: 17:00 - 18:00
  • Speaker: Dr Orijemie Emuobosa Akpo
  • Location: Zoom
  • Host: Pan African Evolution Research Group
  • Contact: pan-ev.seminars@shh.mpg.de
Human Behaviour and Climate-linked fluctuations in the rainforests of West-Central Africa

About the Speaker

Orijemie, Emuobosa Akpo is a Senior Lecturer in the Department of Archaeology and Anthropology, University of Ibadan, Nigeria where he also completed his PhD in Environmental Archaeology. His main research interests are palynology, palaeoenvironmental (vegetation and climate) reconstruction, archaeobotany and melissopalynology. More specifically, he studies preserved pollen and spores (pteridophyte and fungal) to reconstruct the palaeoenvironments of tropical Africa and decipher human-landscape interactions in the Late Pleistocene-Holocene period. He also studies the pollen content of honeys from tropical Africa to understand bee (Apis and Meliponinii) behaviour and their foraging habits. His recent research has focused on the environmental (vegetation and climate) dynamics of the tropical rain forest during the Late Pleistocene-Recent and food production strategies of rain forest, and forest-savanna peoples of West-Central Africa. Dr Orijemie is the Secretary, Palynological Association of Nigeria (PAN), her councillor at the International Federation of Palynological Societies (IFPS), an Early Career Representative (2019-2021) of the PALCOM Commission, INQUA, and a Newton International (British Academy) Fellow.
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