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Keynote speaker at TRACE 2015: Tree Rings in Archaeology, Climatology and Ecology, 20-23 May 2015, Sevilla, Spain

TRACE 2015 Tree Rings in Archaeology, Climatology and Ecology, 20-23 May 2015, University Pablo de Olavide, Sevilla, Spain Keynote Speakers: Ulf Büntgen (WSL)  “Frontiers in tree-ring research” J. Julio Camarero (IPE-CSIC)  “A dendroecological approach to forest dieback with emphasis on Mediterranean forests” Paolo Cherubini (WSL) “From false rings to intra-annual density fluctuations in ... Read more

Lecture: “Frontiers in tree-ring research”, 6 May 2015 at Bolin Centre for Climate Research, Stockholm University

Lecture: Frontiers in tree-ring research By Dr. Ulf Büntgen, Swiss Federal Research Institute WSL, Birmensdorf, Switzerland Date and time: Wednesday 6 May 2015 at 11.15–12.00 Where: Seminar room T40, floor 4, Department of Physical Geography, Geosciences building, Bolin Centre for Climate Research, Stockholm University ABSTRACT Modern tree-ring research frequently operates at the interface of ... Read more

NZZ: Das Fort Knox der Dendrochronologie, 6.3.2015

Urzeit-Bäume lagern in Munitionsbunker. Das Fort Knox der Dendrochronologie Der Fund von rund 250 subfossilen Baumstrünken im Binz-Quartier 2013 war eine wissenschaftliche Sensation. Jetzt lagern die Urzeit-Kiefern in einem Bunker im Aargau. Dass die Gegend am Fuss des Üetlibergs schon kurz nach dem Rückzug der Gletscher am Ende der letzten ... Read more

Asian tree rings explain historical plague outbreaks in Europe

An interdisciplinary consortium of researchers from Oslo University and the Swiss Federal Research Institute WSL, for the first time, demonstrate that climate-driven plague outbreaks in Asia were repeatedly transmitted over several centuries into southern European harbors. This finding contrasts the general believe that the second plague pandemic "Black Death" ... Read more

Workshop: Famines During the ʻLittle Ice Ageʼ (1300-1800), ZIF Bielefeld, 19-20 Feb 2015

19-20 February, 2015 I will be at University Bielefeld, Center for Interdisciplinary Research (ZIF), attending the workshop "Famines During the ʻLittle Ice Ageʼ (1300-1800). Socio-natural Entanglements in Premodern Societies", where I will provide a lecture titled "A tree-ring perspective on ‘Little Ice Age’ summer temperature variability". Download programme Read more
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