D Margaret Avery

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Location: Cape Town, South Africa
Work: palaeoecology palaeoenvironmental change editing
Biographical: D.M. AVERY FRSSAf, Palaeoecologist, D.Phil. in Archaeology, University of Stellenbosch, South Africa. Currently, Honorary Associate, Cenozoic Studies, Natural History Division, Iziko Museums of South Africa. Research & publications: Interpreting evidence for environmental change in southern Africa during the Quaternary from micromammalian remains from most major archaeological and palaeontological sites in South Africa, as well as the important Zambian sites of Kabwe. Also studies of modern comparative material as contributions to knowledge of micromammalian distributional patterns and regional variation. 64 peer-reviewed articles, 11 book chapters and 22 reviews, edited volumes, popular articles, reports, etc. Science Liaison (present & past): Editor-in-Chief of the Transactions of the Royal Society of South Africa. Editor of Quaternary Perspectives (newsletter of the International Union for Quaternary Research). Member of the International Scientific Committee for Western African Quaternary Association workshops in Nigeria and Benin, Eastern African Quaternary Association meetings in Uganda, Ethiopia and Zanzibar, and Asian Quaternary Association meeting in Russia. Reviewer of manuscripts, books, grant applications and rating of scientists for a range of scientific bodies and journals. Honorary Positions (present & past): President, International Union for Quaternary Research, Vice President, Royal Society of South Africa; Editorial Advisory Board Member, Journal of Quaternary Science and Quaternary International; Scientific Advisory Committee Member, Cape Town Science Centre and Palaeontological Scientific Trust (PAST). Honorary Research Associate, Universities of the Witwatersrand and University of Cape Town.

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