• Dr. Oleg Dirksen, Institute of Volcanology and Seismology, Petropavlovsk, Russia.
• Dr. Veronika Dirksen, Institute of Volcanology and Seismology Petropavlovsk, Russia.
• Dr. Christel van den Bogaard, Geomar, Kiel.
Limnogeological studies were carried out on Kamchatka under the umbrella of the joint Russian-German project KALMAR (Kurile-Kamchatka and Aleutian Marginal Sea-Island Arc Systems: Geodynamic and Climate Interaction in Space and Time", which dealt with tectonic, volcanic as well as marine and terrestrial palaeoenvironmental processes at the active continental margin of the NW Pacific realm. The limnogeological study took place in the scope of the KALMAR subproject "Limnogeological Reconstruction of the late Quaternary Climate and Environment of Kamchatka", funded by the German Ministry of Research and Education (BMBF). Studies on Kamchatka will continue through, funded by the German Research Foundation (DFG) through a project entitled "Holocene Environment of far-east Siberia". Both projects were and are devoted to the inference of Holocene climate variability, obtained from lake-sediment records. Through the application of a palaeolimnological multi-proxy approach on lacustrine sediment cores, insights into the changes of the Kamchatka land climate are anticipated. The upper picture gives an impression of field work at Two-Yurts Lake in September 2007.