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Paleoclimate and paleoecology

Understanding ecology, geology and climate variabilities in the past from thousands to millions of years ago can increse our understanding in what is going on with the climate today.

crinkled mountain
Photo: Anders Cronholm
  

Commonly known traces from the past are the ones from dinosaurs and other life that has become fossils. Why did 50-70 percent of all life go extinct 70 million years ago, including the dinosaurs? By reading the natural archives and proxys such as bedrock layers, isotopes, pollen and fossils, researchers are adding detailed information to the history of mass extinctions as well as information about past climate variations.

 

LUCCI - Lund University Centre for studies of Carbon Cycle and Climate Interactions

Department of Physical Geography and Ecosystem Science

Lund University

Sölvegatan 12

S-223 62 Lund, Sweden