Past Climate Change
For putting present and past climate into context, glacial, periglacial and lacustrine records of bipolar palaeoclimate and palaeoenvironmental change are studied along temporal and spatial gradients with focus on hotspot regions of current global warming in Siberia, North America and West Antarctica. Both, lab and field methods are used to apply and develop palaeoenvironmental proxies focusing on stable isotope methods on different materials (i.e. ground and glacier ice, sediment, organic matter, diatoms). This research focus aims to contribute to a comprehensive understanding of polar past climate and environmental variability on seasonal decadal to orbital time‐scales.