Environmental Factors in the Chronology of Human Evolution and Dispersal (EFCHED)

Dataset description

The major objective of the EFCHED programme has been to integrate and strengthen UK research in human evolution. The rationale underlying the research and the timing of the programme was the acute awareness that studies of human evolution needed to be tied closely to the ecological and environmental expertise underpinning Quaternary science. The EFCHED programme was aimed at exploring the interface between the disciplines engaged in human evolution research. These include the classic ones of human evolutionary studies - palaeoanthropology, archaeology and palaeoecology - as well as emerging ones such as evolutionary genetics and palaeoclimatic modelling together with allied disciplines such as neoecology. The relationship between environment and evolutionary change is at the heart of EFCHED projects. Targets A new understanding of our position as a dominant global species and implications for our future. An improved understanding of rates and scales of climate and landscape change, and how these impacted both on human evolution and dispersal. A more precise appreciation of how human evolution is affected by rates and scale of environmental change. An evolutionary context in which the results of post-genomic research will be understood. The stronger co-operation between collaborating disciplines engaged in human evolution research.

Further information

For more information please contact:


Environmental Science Centre, Nicker Hill, Keyworth
NG12 5GG

Tel : +44 (0)115 936 3143
Fax :+44 (0)115 936 3276
Email :enquiries@bgs.ac.uk

Associated dataset(s)

Neanderthal climate preferences and tolerances: the need for a better chronology

Dataset details

Author(s) Not available
Principal Investigator(s) Not available
Language English
Curator British Geological Survey
Supply media/format Not available
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Frequency of update not applicable
Start of capture {ts '1996-01-01 00:00:00'} After 1st January 1996
End of capture {ts '2018-10-18 08:26:22'} Not known
Contact details
Department Enquiries
Organisation British Geological Survey
Address Environmental Science Centre, Nicker Hill, Keyworth
City Nottingham
County Nottinghamshire
Country United Kingdom
Postcode NG12 5GG
E-mail enquiries@bgs.ac.uk
Telephone +44 (0)115 936 3143
Fax +44 (0)115 936 3276
Topic category code (ISO) geoscientificInformation (information pertaining to earth sciences)
Keyword source BGS Keyphrases
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Metadata language English
Metadata last updated 6th July 2009
Metadata standard compliance NERC profile of ISO19115:2003
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