I reconstruct those Quaternary environmental changes that are mediated by land cover to assess the role of climate, humans and internal system dynamics on Earth surfaces processes and landscape evolution, i.e.
-> Palaeofire regimes using sedimentary charcoal and fire biomarkers (anhydrosugars)
-> Sediment transport and depositional processes using grain size end-member modelling analysis
-> Lake level changes using sedimentological and geomorphological evidence
... based on lacustrine and terrestrial sediment archives
... across spatial and temporal scales
... considering dating and proxy measurement uncertainties