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Geochronology

In this video, Associate Professor Thibaut Devièse discusses the principles of geochronology and its role in studies of the climate and environment of the past.

Case study of past biodiversity loss

Plant fossils (mostly pollen, leaves, fruits, and wood) demonstrate that during the Quaternary Period (the past 2.6 million years) a number of tree genera progressively disappeared from Europe, while they …

The response of species to climate change

The climate crisis affects every aspect of biodiversity, but not every species responds in the same way to climate change. Some species can cope with climate change via adjustments and …

Climate policy and biodiversity

The Conferences of the Parties (COP) is the supreme decision-making body of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC). Its aim is to frame and negotiate global solutions …

Ocean acidification

Ocean Acidification is often referred to as the ‘other carbon problem’ and corresponds to the modification of the chemistry of the ocean as a response to the increase in atmospheric …

The Land Ocean Aquatic Continuum (LOAC)

With a first order approach, the global carbon cycle can be conceptualized using only three large reservoirs: the atmosphere (which receives the anthropic emissions of CO2 resulting from fossil fuel …

Natural, present day and anthropic fluxes

A common source of confusion regarding the global biogeochemical carbon cycle and its interpretation is the difference between the notions of present day, natural and anthropogenic cycles. Using a simplified …

Terminology used to describe the Carbon Cycle

In this article, we will review terminology used to describe the carbon cycle. Reservoir: A delimited compartment of the Earth System used as homogeneous global unit to quantify the stocks …

Dating methods

As commented in the video, accurate dating is of fundamental importance to paleoclimatic and paleoenvironmental research (1-4). Indeed, without a reliable estimate of the age of these archives, it is …

What next?

Thank you for being with us on our virtual journey to Utö. We hope that our course has provided you with a sense of the need for interdisciplinarity when taking …

Water cycle

In this activity, we will face the need to optimize the use of water resources because of the impacts of climate change effects, we will learn about groundwater resources both …