PAGES’ LandCover6k Working Group

  • Gaillard, M. -J. (Project coordinator)
  • Bunting, M. Jane (Researcher)
  • Whitehouse, Nicky (Researcher)
  • Kaplan, Jed (Researcher)
  • Klein Goldewijk, Kees (Researcher)
  • Nielsen, Anne Birgitte (Researcher)

Project Details


Land-use change may imply land-cover change that will affect climate in different ways.

The goal of PAGES’ LandCover6k Working Group is to use pollen, archaeological and historical data to provide information on past land cover and land use change that can be used to evaluate and improve Anthropogenic Land-Cover Change (ALCC) scenarios for palaeoclimate modelling and the study of land-use as a climate forcing.

The latter will improve our understanding of past land cover-climate interactions and the effect of current and future land-use change on tomorrow’s climate.
Short titleLandCover6k
Effective start/end date2014/01/012020/12/31

UKÄ subject classification

  • Geosciences, Multidisciplinary


  • lLandscape reconstruction
  • climate-vegetation feedbacks
  • Climate Change
  • Pollen