Paleolimnology

Seenlandschaft des Nationalpark Cajas, Ecuador

The Paleolimnology Unit uses a range of sedimentological and biogeochemical proxies in lake sediments and statistical tools to investigate short- and long-term climate and environmental variability and change ranging from the Anthropocene to Glacial-Interglacial cycles. The spotlight of investigation is currently on the responses of lakes to rapid climate change, on the nexus between climate-productivity-anoxia and on organic micro-pollutants including Plant Protection Products and related eco-toxicological impacts. We investigate lakes in Switzerland, Central Europe, Africa and NE China. Research is typically highly interdisciplinary.

The group is a member of the Oeschger Centre for Climate Change Research, University of Bern.

Fieldwork impression: https://youtu.be/4BjyFH7UV_k 

Contact

University of Bern | Institute of Geography | Paleolimnology | Hallerstrasse 12 | CH-3012 Bern

Prof. Martin Grosjean: martin.grosjean@unibe.ch