Environmental Change Reconstruction Laboratory

...all that happens today is the product of what happened yesterday.

About us

In our research group we study past environmental change possible to reconstruct based on lake sediments. We focus on climate-related and human-related changes recorded over the last several thousand years. For correct interpretation of sediment records, a thorough knowledge about the conditions affecting sedimentation processes is necessary. That is why investigations of modern sedimentation processes in lakes are very important research theme in our laboratory. We use mainly geochronological, sedimentological and geochemical methods. Taking into account that reconstructions of environmental change are multi-disciplinary, we have close collaboration with researchers working on paleobiological proxies and stable isotopes. Our laboratory was established in 2016 within the Division of Geomorphology and Quaternary Geology.