Quaternary Climate and Environmental Reconstructions
The course deals with methods for biological, physical and chemical analyses of natural archives for reconstructing climate and environmental changes during the Quaternary. You will learn about qualitative as well as quantitative methods. The course covers both general principles of climate- and environmental reconstructions and selected archives which we will discuss in great detail. Apart from “hands-on” expertise on how to analyze different archives, you will also learn about the statistical treatment and interpretation of proxy data.