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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

Old trees reveal Late Antique Little Ice Age (LALIA) around 1,500 years ago

(Source: WSL press release 08.02.2016) Tree-ring measurements have revealed a period of extreme cold in Eurasia between 536 and around 660 CE. It coincides strikingly with the Justinian plague, migrations of peoples and political turmoil in both Europe and Asia, reports an interdisciplinary team, led by the Swiss Federal Research Institute ... Read more

“Binz-Project” meeting in Potsdam, 1-2 Dec 2015

Within the framework of the "Binz-Project" (DACH), all consortium were visiting GFZ and the Telegrafenberg in Potsdam (Dec 1-2, 2015). The main purpose of this second project meeting was to welcome new members and update each other on the various activities in Switzerland (ETH and WSL) as well in ... Read more

Keynote speakter at FORESTERRA FINAL CONFERENCE, Lisbon, Portugal. 25 November 2015

I am invited as a keynote speaker at the FORESTERRA FINAL CONFERENCE, Lisbon, Portugal: "The impact of climate change on forest ecosystems". FORESTERRA "Enhancing FOrest RESearch in the MediTERRAnean through improved coordination and integration" is an ERA-NET project funded by the European Union under the FP7 Programme. FORESTERRA aims to reinforce ... Read more
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