Late Lunch Talk: Digging up drivers of biological change in Southeastern Norway during the Holocene

Late Lunch Talk by Anneke ter Schure

Illustration photo of researchers working at Lake Ljøgottjern.

Lake Ljøgottjern. Photo by Anneke ter Schure.


Modern ecosystems are the result of a long history of interactions between humans and the environment. Disentangling these interactions requires integrated analyses of long-term records from a diversity of disciplines. Lake sediments can provide information about the biotic and abiotic changes in the environment through pollen, sedimentary ancient DNA and geochemical analyses, while archaeological data can provide insight into human settlement history and population densities. Lake Ljøgottjern located in Southeastern Norway is of particular interest because of the archaeological finds surrounding the lake, including the Raknehaugen burial mound, which is one of the largest ones in Northern Europe.

During this talk I will present the some of the results of an interdisciplinary approach, reconstructing biological, environmental and anthropogenic changes at Lake Ljøgottjern, based on the lake sediment record.


Anneke ter Schure (link to profile page).


This talk will be available on Zoom. The zoom link will be shared through the CEES seminar mailing list. Contact Tore Wallem if you would like to be forwarded the invitation e-mail.

Published Mar. 12, 2021 2:18 PM - Last modified Mar. 16, 2021 12:45 PM