Using Arctic driftwood at the interface of marine and terrestrial (paleo-) environmental research, Apr 27-30, 2016

Venue  The Icelandic Forest Research Institute Mógilsá, which is located ~20km northwest of Reykjavik, Iceland (Apr 27-30, 2016) Aims - Organizing and coordinating future fieldwork  activities - Joining forces towards a cross-disciplinary driftwood review paper - Fundraising and proposal writing to improve international driftwood research - Implementing the newly generated momentum of this workshop into ... Read more

PAGES EuroMed 2k meeting at Hoeri, Germany, March 23-25, 2016

With the workshop entitled “Consolidation, finalization and publication of the EuroMed2k database”, we will mainly aim at generating several contributions for the 2016 PAGES Special Issue. In this regard, we will critically outline the reconstruction potential and merging limitation of the various high- to low-resolution, marine and terrestrial proxy ... Read more

All-clear for gourmets: truffles not radioactive

Some forest mushrooms, such as wild porcini, accumulate dangerous levels of radioactivity originating from the Chernobyl nuclear disaster. With one notable exception: wild truffles, fungi that range among the most expensive foods in the world. Our publication All-clear for gourmets: truffles not radioactive, published in the journal "Biogeosciences", is being discussed in several international newspapers; selection below: El ... Read more

Late Antique Little Ice Age: news from around the world

Our Nature Geoscience publication Cooling and societal change during the Late Antique Little Ice Age from 536 to around 660 AD is being discussed in several international newspapers and online science magazines; selection below:   USA and UK Ancient Origins (US): Late Antiquity Little Ice Age Triggered Plague, Decline of Empires, and Migration    Fox News (US): The ... Read more

Radio- und TV-Beiträge zur Spätantiken Kleinen Eiszeit

Alte Bäume offenbaren "Spätantike Kleine Eiszeit" vor rund 1500 Jahren Jahrringmessungen decken eine drastische Kälteperiode in Eurasien zwischen 536 und etwa 660 nach Christus auf. Sie überlagert sich zeitlich mit der Justinianischen Pest sowie mit politischen Umwälzungen und Völkerwanderungen sowohl in Europa als auch in Asien. Dies berichtet ein interdisziplinäres ... Read more
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