Chiara Molinari

Researcher, Resercher

Research areas and keywords

UKÄ subject classification

  • Natural Sciences
  • Other Natural Sciences
  • Climate Research


  • Fire dynamics, Vegetation reconstruction, Land use change, Holocene, Climate change



My interest in palaeoecology, vegetation dynamics, fire history and human impact on terrestrial ecosystems mainly concerns the interpretation of long-term disturbances (causes/consequences) and the possible connection to the ongoing climate change. My present research at the Lund University is mainly focused on the reconstruction of global/regional biomass burning over the Holocene based on sedimentary charcoal records. The most important aim is to better understand past fire history and environmental dynamics in order to use palaeo-data for validating dynamic global vegetation models (DGVMs) designed to project potential future responses to climate, vegetation and anthropogenic land-cover variations.


Recent research outputs

Chiara Molinari & Montanari, C., 2018 Dec 2, In : Interdisciplinaria Archaeologica. 9, 2, p. 157-167 11 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Hannon, G. E., Halsall, K., Chiara Molinari, Boyle, J. & Bradshaw, R., 2018 Nov, In : The Holocene. 28, 11, p. 1791-1800

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Kuosmanen, N., Marquer, L., Tallavaara, M., Chiara Molinari, Zhang, Y., Alenius, T., Edinborough, K., Pesonen, P., Reitalu, T., Renssen, H., Trondman, A. K. & Seppä, H., 2018 May, In : Journal of Vegetation Science. 29, 3, p. 382-392

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