The Apalachicola Ecosystems Project

Anthropogenic Environments

A branch of the AEP research is directed toward reconstructing the environment of the past.  AEP scientists are involved in the analysis of ancient macro and micro botanical remains, geographic information systems modeling of environmental data, and reconstruction of ancient land use and topography from historic maps.  In order to understand the mechanisms of human use of the environment, we have to first understand the biophysical constraints.  Therefore a significant part of our work is directed toward measuring and characterizing the non-human altered plant and animal world of the past so that we can measure how humans use and alter that world.

Historic Landscapes and Transportation Routes

Ancient Forest Reconstruction

Human Land Use Change

Ancient Landscapes from Historic Journals

 

 

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