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 a focus on hotspot regions of current global warming in Siberia, North America and West Antarctica. Both lab and field methods are used to analyse palaeoenvironmental proxies focusing on stable isotope methods of different materials (i.e. ground and glacier ice, sediment, organic matter, diatoms). This research focus aims to contribute to a comprehensive understanding of past polar climate and environmental variability on seasonal to decadal to orbital time‐scales.