High Tech with a Human Touch
BUSH, Mark B
Biological Sciences Department, College of Science
B.Sc. University of Hull, U.K.
M.S. Duke University
Ph.D. University of Hull, U.K.
Postdoctoral Fellow, The Ohio State University
1987 - 1991
Postdoctoral Fellow, Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute, Panama
1991 - 1992
Assistant Professor in the Practice of Botany, Duke University
1992 - 1996
Editorial Board Global Ecology and Biogeography
2000 - 2006
Editor Journal of Biogeography
2004 - present
We are working on the fossil pollen history of Lake Peten-Itza in Guatemala to resolve the vegetation and paleoclimatic history of the Yucatan Peninsula. We are wrapping up a long-standing interest in the history of Lake Titicaca, Peru/Bolivia, and are starting a new wave of research in the Peruvian Andes to look at the long-term dynamics of the tree-line in that region. We are also engaged in investigations of the influence of the El Nino Southern Oscillation on the climate history of the Galapagos Islands and Amazonia. Lastly, we are investigating the role that native South and central American people played in altering their environment prior to European arrival.
Bush, M. B., Correa-Metrio, A., Hodell D.A., Brenner, M., Ariztegui, D., Anselmetti, F. S., Gilli, A., Burton, C., and A. D. Muller. in press. The Last Glacial Maximum: Central America. In F. Vimeaux, F. Sylvestre, and M. Khodri, editors. Past climate variability from the Last Glacial Maximum to the Holocene in Central America and surrounding regions. Springer, Paris.
Raper, D. and M.B. Bush, in press A test of Sporormiella representation as a predictor of megaherbivore presence and abundance. Quaternary Research.
Conroy, J.L., Restrepo, A., Overpeck, J.T., Steinitz-Kannan, M., Cole, J.E., Bush, M.B. and P.A. Colinvaux, 2009. Unprecedented recent warming in the eastern tropical Pacific. Nature Geosciences.
Hillyer, R., Valencia, B. G. , Bush, M.B., Silman, M.R. and M. Steinitz-Kannan. 2009. A 24,700-year paleolimnological history from the Peruvian Andes. Quaternary Research 71: 71-82.
Bush, M. B., Silman, M.R., McMichael, C. and S. Saatchi. 2008. Fire, climate change and biodiversity in Amazonia: a Late-Holocene perspective. Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society B 363:1795-1802.
Gosling, W.D., Bush, M.B. , Hanselman, J.A. and A.J. Chepstow-Lusty. 2008. Glacial-Interglacial changes in moisture balance and the impact on vegetation in the southern hemisphere tropical Andes (Bolivia/Peru). Palaeogeography Palaeoclimatology Palaeoecology 259:35-50.
Bush, M.B. and Silman, M.R. In press. Amazonian exploitation revisited: Ecological asymmetry and the policy pendulum. Frontiers in Ecology and the Environment.
Bush, M.B. and Flenley, J.R. 2007. Tropical Rainforest Responses to Climate Change. Praxis, Chichester.
Bush, M.B. and Lovejoy, T.E. 2007. Amazonian conservation: pushing the limits of biogeographical knowledge. Journal of Biogeography 34: 1291-1293.
Bush, M.B., Silman, M.R., de Toledo, M.B., Listopad, C.R.S., Gosling, W.D., Williams, C., de Oliveira, P.E. and Krisel, C. 2007. Holocene fire and occupation in Amazonia: Records from two lake districts. Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society of London. Ser. B.
Bush, M.B. and Weng. C. 2007. Introducing a new (freeware) tool for palynology. Journal of Biogeography 34: 377-380.
Hanselman, J.A., Gosling, W.D., Paduano, G.M. and Bush, M.B. 2005. Contrasting pollen histories of MIS 5e and the Holocene from Lake Titicaca (Bolivia/Peru). Journal of Quaternary Science 20, 663-670.
Bush, M.B., Silman, M.R. and Urrego, D.H. 2004. 48,000 years of climate and forest change in a biodiversity hotspot. Science 303: 827-829.