Abteilung Palynologie und Klimadynamik

Abteilung Palynologie und Klimadynamik

Thesis Defense

On the 6th February at 12:00 am Bowen Wang defended successfully her Thesis: "Holocene vegetation and environmental changes with a focus on peat ecosystems in southwestern and northeastern Amazon."


Wang, B.; Costa, M. L.; Valente, G.; Santos, P.; Behling, H. (2024): Holocene vegetation dynamics, carbon deposition, sea level changes, and human impact inferred from the Lagoa da Fazenda core in the Baía de Caxiuanã region, Northern Brazil. Quaternary Science Reviews 327, p. 108520. DOI: 10.1016/j.quascirev.2024.108520

New Book Chapter

  • Behling, H., Pillar, V.D., Overbeck, G.E. (2024). Dynamics of South Brazilian Grasslands During the Late Quaternary.
    In: Overbeck, G.E., Pillar, V.D.P., Müller, S.C., Bencke, G.A. (eds) South Brazilian Grasslands. Springer, Cham. DOI: 10.1007/978-3-031-42580-6_4

  • New papers in 2023:

  • Barhoumi, C.; Ménot, G.; Joannin, S.; Ali, A. A.; Ansanay-Alex, S.; Golubeva, Y. et al. (2023): Temperature and fire controls on vegetation dynamics in Northern Ural (Russia) boreal forests during the Holocene based on brGDGT and pollen data. Quaternary Science Reviews 305, p. 108014. DOI: 10.1016/j.quascirev.2023.108014
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • Montes Condori, Rayner H.; Ribas, Lucas C.; Biagioni, Siria; Behling, Hermann; Bruno, Odemir (2023): Accurate and Efficient Pollen Grain Localization and Identification with Convolutional Neural Networks.This is a preprint article, it offers immediate access but has not been peer reviewed. DOI: 10.2139/ssrn.4496794
  • Nguyen, C. H.; Hapsari, K. A.; Saad, A.; Sabiham, S.; Behling, H. (2023): Late Holocene riparian vegetation dynamics, environmental changes, and human impact in the Harapan forest of Sumatra, Indonesia. Front. Ecol. Evol. 11. DOI: 10.3389/fevo.2023.1224160
  • 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