Department of Palynology and Climate Dynamics

Department of Palynology and Climate Dynamics

UmWeltWandel Project


The UmWeltWandel Project [] invites everyone, who is interested to the international Conference "Human-Environment Interactions in Ancient Arabia"[] from the 6th to 8th November 2023. There will be no registration fee, however you have to register under until the 22nd of October.

Kontakt: e-mail:

New paper in nature:

  • Zemp, D.C., Guerrero-Ramirez, N., Brambach, F. et al. Tree islands enhance biodiversity and functioning in oil palm landscapes. Nature (2023).
    DOI: 10.1038/s41586-023-06086-5

  • New paper out:

  • Bodor, Z.; Benedek, C.; Behling, H.; Kovacs, Z. (2023): Fusion of electronic tongue and NIRS for the detection of heat treatment of honey. LWT, p. 115219. DOI: 10.1016/j.lwt.2023.115219
  • Lukanina, E.; Lyubichev, M.; Schneeweiss, J.; Schultze, E.; Myzgin, K.; Shumilovskikh, L. (2023): Did Holocene climate drive subsistence economies in the East-European forest-steppe? Case study Omelchenki, Kharkiv region, Ukraine. Quaternary Science Reviews 305, p. 108004. DOI: 10.1016/j.quascirev.2023.108004
  • Homami Totmaj, L.; Rasi, A.; Neumann, K.; Pirouzi, S.; Alizadeh, K.; Behling, H. (2022): Representation of the Hyrcanian Forest (Northern Iran) in Modern Pollen Rain Revealed by Palynological and Metabarcoding Data. Acta Palaeobotanica 63 (1), pp. 100–117. DOI: 10.35535/acpa-2023-0007
  • Pan, Y.; Mu, G.; Gao, C.; Behling, H.; Liu, D.; Wu, G. (2023): Charcoal in Kunlun Mountains loess: Implications for environment change and human activity during the middle Holocene. Front. Earth Sci. 10:1030224. DOI: 10.3389/feart.2022.1030224
  • Polgar, I. S.; Zolitschka, B.; Behling, H. (2023): Human impact on vegetation at Lago di Vedana (Dolomites, Northern Italy) during the last seven centuries. Anthropocene 44, p. 100401. DOI: 10.1016/j.ancene.2023.100401
  • Serge, M.; Mazier, F.; Fyfe, R.; Gaillard, M.-J.; Klein, T.; Lagnoux, A. et al. (2023): Testing the Effect of Relative Pollen Productivity on the REVEALS Model: A Validated Reconstruction of Europe-Wide Holocene Vegetation. Land 12 (5), p. 986. DOI: 10.3390/land12050986
  • Shumilovskikh, L.; Djamali, M.; Beaulieu, J.-L. de; Ponel, P.; Nokandeh, J.; Omrani Rekavandi, H.; Sauer, E. (2023): Woodland use in treeless landscapes? A compilation of botanical data from NE Iran during the Sasanian Empire. Quaternary International. Volume 659, 20 June 2023, Pages 34-44. DOI: 10.1016/j.quaint.2023.02.013
  • Silva, R. C.; Corrêa, G. R.; Arruda, D. M.; Veloso, G. V.; Filho, E. I.; Cândido, H. G. et al. (2023): The Brazilian semiarid region over the past 21,000 years: Vegetation dynamics in small pulses of higher humidity. Ecological Informatics, p. 102259. DOI: 10.1016/j.ecoinf.2023.102259
  • Wang, B.; Horna, V.; Heckmann, M.; Hapsari, K. A.; Zimmermann, R.; Behling, H. (2023): Holocene environmental changes inferred from an oxbow lake in a Mauritia palm swamp (aguajal) in the Madre de Dios region, southeastern Peru. Review of Palaeobotany and Palynology 312, p. 104863. DOI: 10.1016/j.revpalbo.2023.104863
  • Wang, J.; Zhou, X.; Wang, S.; Xu, H.; Behling, H.; Ye, J. et al. (2023): C4 expansion of Central Asia in the middle Miocene linked to the strengthening Indian monsoon. Global and Planetary Change 224, p. 104096. DOI: 10.1016/j.gloplacha.2023.104096