Late Lunch Talk: Palaeoecology: what we can learn from the sediment record
Late Lunch Talk by Anneke ter Schure, CEES (UiO)
Palaeoecology studies aim to decipher the relationships between past organisms and the environment in which they lived by reconstructing past ecosystems. Plant and animal remains preserved in the sediment record provide a key to understanding current environmental changes, biotic responses to those changes, and can aid conservation efforts. In this talk, I will discuss some common methods and applications, including my MSc thesis work: a temperature reconstruction of the onset of the Younger Dryas (~ 12,900 years BP).