Special Guest Lecture by Dr. Patricia Fall

Presentation Title: Long-term formation of natural and human landscapes: a comparison of mainland and island ecosystems

Dr. Fall’s research focuses on past environments in a variety of geographic settings, including tropical rain forests on Pacific and Caribbean islands and the semi-arid and arid environments of the eastern Mediterranean basin. She specializes in the analysis of pollen and plant macrofossils from small lakes and bogs to reconstruct past environments, as well as carbonized seeds and wood from archaeological deposits.