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I am a palaeoecologist and head of the laboratory for Radiocarbon Dating.

My research is focussed on using fossil pollen data to obtain quantitative reconstructions of past land cover and vegetation composition, by applying models of pollen dispersal and the relative pollen productivity of different plant species. Quantitative reconstructions are relevant for the purposes of nature and biodiversity conservation and landscape management research, where they are needed to understand long-term ecological processes, and the impact of historical and prehistoric management, which are the basis of the current biodiversity. Furthermore, qualitative reconstructions are important for climate research, as past land cover has feedback mechanisms to the climate system through impacts on albedo, carbon and nutrient cycling etc.

My methods include Radiocarbon dating, pollen analysis, collection and age/depth modelling of lake sediments, pollen/vegetation modeling and statistical analysis, analysis of vegetation composition, both in the field and using GIS.

UKÄ subject classification

  • Geosciences, Multidisciplinary
  • Geology
  • Physical Geography

Free keywords

  • Radiocarbon
  • Pollen analysis
  • Palaeoecology
  • Quantitative landscape reconstruction
  • Palaeoclimatology
  • Land use changes
  • 14C dating
  • C14
  • Quaternary


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  • Testing the Effect of Relative Pollen Productivity on the REVEALS Model: A Validated Reconstruction of Europe-Wide Holocene Vegetation

    Serge, M. A., Mazier, F., Fyfe, R., Gaillard, M. J., Klein, T., Lagnoux, A., Galop, D., Githumbi, E., Mindrescu, M., Nielsen, A. B., Trondman, A. K., Poska, A., Sugita, S., Woodbridge, J., Abel-Schaad, D., Åkesson, C., Alenius, T., Ammann, B., Andersen, S. T., Anderson, R. S., & 119 othersAndrič, M., Balakauskas, L., Barnekow, L., Batalova, V., Bergman, J., Birks, H. J. B., Björkman, L., Bjune, A. E., Borisova, O., Broothaerts, N., Carrion, J., Caseldine, C., Christiansen, J., Cui, Q., Currás, A., Czerwiński, S., David, R., Davies, A. L., De Jong, R., Di Rita, F., Dietre, B., Dörfler, W., Doyen, E., Edwards, K. J., Ejarque, A., Endtmann, E., Etienne, D., Faure, E., Feeser, I., Feurdean, A., Fischer, E., Fletcher, W., Franco-Múgica, F., Fredh, E. D., Froyd, C., Garcés-Pastor, S., García-Moreiras, I., Gauthier, E., Gil-Romera, G., González-Sampériz, P., Grant, M. J., Grindean, R., Haas, J. N., Hannon, G., Heather, A. J., Heikkilä, M., Hjelle, K., Jahns, S., Jasiunas, N., Jiménez-Moreno, G., Jouffroy-Bapicot, I., Kabailienė, M., Kamerling, I. M., Kangur, M., Karpińska-Kołaczek, M., Kasianova, A., Kołaczek, P., Lagerås, P., Latalowa, M., Lechterbeck, J., Leroyer, C., Leydet, M., Lindbladh, M., Lisitsyna, O., López-Sáez, J. A., Lowe, J., Luelmo-Lautenschlaeger, R., Lukanina, E., Macijauskaitė, L., Magri, D., Marguerie, D., Marquer, L., Martinez-Cortizas, A., Mehl, I., Mesa-Fernández, J. M., Mighall, T., Miola, A., Miras, Y., Morales-Molino, C., Mrotzek, A., Sobrino, C. M., Odgaard, B., Ozola, I., Pérez-Díaz, S., Pérez-Obiol, R. P., Poggi, C., Rego, P. R., Ramos-Román, M. J., Rasmussen, P., Reille, M., Rösch, M., Ruffaldi, P., Goni, M. S., Savukynienė, N., Schröder, T., Schult, M., Segerström, U., Seppä, H., Vives, G. S., Shumilovskikh, L., Smettan, H. W., Stancikaite, M., Stevenson, A. C., Stivrins, N., Tantau, I., Theuerkauf, M., Tonkov, S., van der Knaap, W. O., van Leeuwen, J. F. N., Vecmane, E., Verstraeten, G., Veski, S., Voigt, R., Von Stedingk, H., Waller, M. P., Wiethold, J., Willis, K. J., Wolters, S. & Zernitskaya, V. P., 2023 May, In: Land. 12, 5, 986.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review

    Open Access
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  • European pollen-based REVEALS land-cover reconstructions for the Holocene: Methodology, mapping and potentials

    Githumbi, E., Fyfe, R., Gaillard, M. J., Trondman, A. K., Mazier, F., Nielsen, A. B., Poska, A., Sugita, S., Woodbridge, J., Azuara, J., Feurdean, A., Grindean, R., Lebreton, V., Marquer, L., Nebout-Combourieu, N., Stančikaite, M., Tanţǎu, I., Tonkov, S., Shumilovskikh, L., Åkesson, C., & 30 othersBalakauskas, L., Batalova, V., Birks, H. J. B., Bjune, A. E., Borisova, O., Bozilova, E., Burjachs, F., Cheddadi, R., Christiansen, J., David, R., De Klerk, P., Di Rita, F., Dörfler, W., Doyen, E., Eastwood, W., Etienne, D., Feeser, I., Filipova-Marinova, M., Fischer, E., Galop, D., Carrion, J. G. S., Gauthier, E., Giesecke, T., Herking, C., Herzschuh, U., Jouffroy-Bapicot, I., Kasianova, A., Kouli, K., Lagerås, P. & Persson, T., 2022 Apr 8, In: Earth System Science Data. 14, 4, p. 1581-1619 39 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review

    Open Access
  • Mid-Holocene European climate revisited: New high-resolution regional climate model simulations using pollen-based land-cover

    Strandberg, G., Lindström, J., Poska, A., Zhang, Q., Fyfe, R., Githumbi, E., Kjellström, E., Mazier, F., Nielsen, A. B., Sugita, S., Trondman, A. K., Woodbridge, J. & Gaillard, M. J., 2022 Apr 1, In: Quaternary Science Reviews. 281, 107431.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review

    Open Access
  • Pollen based landcover reconstructions help to reveal past climate–human–land-cover interactions in Europe (LANDCLIM2)

    Poska, A., Strandberg, G., Lindström, J., Githumbi, E., Fyfe, R., Kjellström, E., Mazier, F., Nielsen, A. B., Sugita, S., Trondman, A-K., Zhang, Q. & Gaillard-Lemdahl, M-J., 2022 Jun 19, 11th European Palaeobotany and Palynology Conference Abstracts, Program and Proceedings. McLoughlin, S. (ed.). Stockholm: Swedish Museum of Natural History, 0.116

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    Open Access