Vegetation, climate, fire dynamics and human impacts in Java and southern Kalimantan inferred from pollen, spore and charcoal deposits in the Java Sea during the late Holocene
In order to obtain an understanding of future environment/ecosystem interactions in tropical ecosystems a long-term perspective of the interaction between climate changes, human impact and vegetation dynamics is needed. Despite this the majority of research projects dealing with conservation and rehabilitation of tropical biodiversity and ecosystems are based on short-term datasets rarely spanning more than the century timescale. A multi-proxies approach will be applied in order to better correlate and interpreted the results obtain from the singular palaeoecological method.
Main methods: analysis of pollen surface samples and sediment cores, charcoal analysis, data analysis and interpretation of the pollen and spore data with the aim to obtain a detailed reconstruction of the vegetation, climate and environmental changes in Indonesia.
Projektleitung: Prof. Dr. Hermann Behling
Schlüsselwörter: pollen and charcoal analysis, palaeoecology, vegetation, fire and climate history, Late Holocene, Java Sea
Project funded by: DFG 2012-2015