Quaternary Climate and Environmental Reconstructions

The course deals with methods for biological, physical and chemical analyses of natural archives for reconstructing climate and environmental changes during the Quaternary. You will learn about qualitative as well as quantitative methods. The course covers both general principles of climate- and environmental reconstructions and selected archives which we will discuss in great detail. Apart from “hands-on” expertise on how to analyze different archives, you will also learn about the statistical treatment and interpretation of proxy data.


The course deals with methods for biological, physical and chemical analyses of natural archives for reconstructing climate and environmental changes during the Quaternary. You will learn about qualitative as well as quantitative methods. The course covers both general principles of climate- and environmental reconstructions and selected archives which we will discuss in great detail. Apart from “hands-on” expertise on how to analyze different archives, you will also learn about the statistical treatment and interpretation of proxy data.

Language of instruction

English.

Duration

Spring term, period A-B. Study tempo 100%

Requirements

Competence equivalent to a Bachelor's degree in biology-earth sciences, geography, Earth sciences. Also required is knowledge equivalent to Swedish upper secondary school course English B/English 6.

Course details

Academic level(s)Master
CountrySweden
Language of instructionEnglish
InstitutionStockholm University
Begin date-
End date-
Registration deadline15.10.2020
ECTS credits15.0
Field schoolNo
Fields of studyEarth science
Teaching placeStockholm
Tagsresearch methodsproxy datanatural archives
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