Protz im Gebirge, DIE ZEIT, 12. Juni 2014

Der König der Alpen wäre beinahe ausgestorben. Dank der Klimaerwärmung geht es dem Steinbock heute besser denn je.  von Urs Willmann, DIE ZEIT, Nr. 25, 12. Juni 2014 Der König tut, als sei nichtsgewesen. Stolz wie ein Geck stellt sich der Alpensteinbock im Sommer auf die Felsen und besichtigt sein Reich, ... Read more

Talk at Heidelberger Geographische Gesellschaft, 13 May 2014, 7pm

Within the framework of the HGG (Heidelberger Geographische Gesellschaft), I will give a talk on May 13, 7pm on pending methodological and data related frontiers in modern tree-ring research. I look forward to outlining severel examples of the potential but also limitation of various tree-ring parameters contributing to scientific ... Read more

WSL tree ring research featured in ETH annual report

The tree-ring research at WSL - with special emphasis on the late glacial "Binz" find (via Daniel Nievergelt), i.e. 256 individual pines excavated from a construction in Zurich and dating around 13'500 years BP - is now prominently presented in the newly published ETH annual report 2013 (in German). "Holz ... Read more

International workshop ‘Mediterranean Holocene Climate and Human Societies’, Navarino Environmental Observatory (NEO), Greece, April 23-25, 2014

I am attending the international workshop ‘Mediterranean Holocene Climate and Human Societies’ at the Navarino Environmental Observatory (NEO) in Messina, Greece, from April 23-25, 2014. During these days, we will mainly apply an interdisciplinary, two-fold approach: a paleoclimatic perspective addressing the events, severity, rate and duration of past climatic changes, ... Read more

Visiting professorship in Brno, Czech Republic, 23 – 29 March 2014

I am currently visiting my Czech colleagues Petr Dobrovolny, Rudolf Brazdil and Mirek Trnka in Brno. During this one-week period, realized within the framework of the InterDrought project, we are actively working on the development of a new, oak-based, extreme-year record for the Czech Republic and back to AD ... Read more
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