Research for the Environment

Palaeoclimate research at the UFZ

Trees make a particularly good palaeoclimate archive

Trees make a particularly good palaeoclimate archive because they stay in one place over many years and because of their high level of disintegration over time (annual and seasonal).
Photo: Dr. Tatjana Böttger/UFZ

Scientists from the UFZ are using isotope methods to analyse tree rings and lake sediments to reconstruct the climate of selected historical periods (ranging in duration from several months to thousands of years) and regions – e.g. in northern and central Europe.

 
 

Research projects with UFZ participation

 

Title:

Millennium - European climate of the last millennium

Department:

Contact UFZ:

Dr. Tatjana Böttger
tatjana.boettger@ufz.de

Abstract:

A project funded by the European Union which is studying the climate conditions of the past 1000 years in order to investigate whether the climate of the 21st century is in line with, or deviates from the natural variation of the past millennium.

geography.swansea.ac.uk

 

Title:

Reconstruction of climate in the Kola-Peninsula

Department:

Contact:

Dr. Tatjana Böttger
tatjana.boettger@ufz.de

Abstract:

Within this project, researchers are looking at the climate of the past millennium in north-western Russia (reconstruction of climate in the Kola Peninsula for the last millennium based on dendrological and isotope data).

http://www.ufz.de/index.php?de=1699