Department of Palynology and Climate Dynamics

Department of Palynology and Climate Dynamics

PhD defense:

Caio kissing

Holocene climate changes, sea-level oscillations and humans impact in northeastern Brazil was on Thursday 21st of July at 1:00 pm.
Caio did it, congratulations.


  • Behling, H.; Dupont, L. M.; Jahns, S.; Schlütz, F.; Christiansen, J.; Bittmann, F. (2022): In memoriam Prof. em. Dr. Hans-Jürgen Beug, 18th January 1932 to 5th March 2022. Veget Hist Archaebot. DOI: 10.1007/s00334-022-00883-0

  • Most recent papers:

  • Brehm, N.; Christl, M.; Knowles, T. D.; Casanova, E.; Evershed, R. P.; Adolphi, F. et al. (2022): Tree-rings reveal two strong solar proton events in 7176 and 5259 BCE. Nature communications 13 (1), p. 1196. DOI: 10.1038/s41467-022-28804-9

  • Unkelbach, J.; Behling, H. (2022): The reconstruction of Holocene northwestern Mongolian fire history based on high-resolution multi-site macro-charcoal analyses. Front. Earth Sci. 10. DOI: 10.3389/feart.2022.959914

  • Homami Totmaj, L.; Alizadeh, K.; Behling, H. (2022): Late Holocene paleoenvironmental changes inferred from multi-proxy studies of the Kholasht-Kouh Lake sediments in the Gilan mountains, northern Iran. J Paleolimnol. DOI: 10.1007/s10933-022-00252-x

  • Piacsek, P.; Behling, H.; Stríkis, N. M.; Ballalai, J. M.; Venancio, I. M.; Da Rodrigues, A. M.; Albuquerque, A. L. (2022): Response of vegetation to hydroclimate changes in northeast Brazil over the last 130 kyrs. Palaeogeography, Palaeoclimatology, Palaeoecology, p. 111232. DOI: 10.1016/j.palaeo.2022.111232

  • Carneiro de Melo Moura, C.; Setyaningsih, C. A.; Li, K.; Merk, M. S.; Schulze, S.; Raffiudin, R. et al. (2022): Biomonitoring via DNA metabarcoding and light microscopy of bee pollen in rainforest transformation landscapes of Sumatra. BMC ecology and evolution 22 (1), p. 51. DOI: 10.1186/s12862-022-02004-x

  • Gu, F.; Alizadeh, K.; Behling, H. (2022): Late Holocene Vegetation and Environmental Changes of Coastal Lowlands in Northern Iran: Possible Role of Climate, Human Impact and Caspian Sea Level Fluctuations. Wetlands 42 (5). DOI: 10.1007/s13157-022-01555-5

  • Hapsari, K. A.; Jennerjahn, T.; Nugroho, S. H.; Yulianto, E.; Behling, H. (2022): Sea level rise and climate change acting as interactive stressors on development and dynamics of tropical peatlands in coastal Sumatra and South Borneo since the Last Glacial Maximum. Global Change Biology 28 (10), pp. 3459–3479. DOI: 10.1111/gcb.16131

  • Hapsari, K. A.; Jennerjahn, T. C.; Behling, H. (2022): The future of the past: Applications of paleoecological findings in peatland restoration in Indonesia. PAGES Mag 30 (1), pp. 14–15. DOI: 10.22498/pages.30.1.14

  • Lerch, M.; Unkelbach, J.; Schneider, F.; Zech, M.; Klinge, M. (2022): Holocene vegetation reconstruction in the forest–steppe of Mongolia based on leaf waxes and macro-charcoals in soils. E&G Quaternary Sci. J. 71 (1), pp. 91–110. DOI: 10.5194/egqsj-71-91-2022

  • Martins, G. S.; Cordeiro, R. C.; Turcq, B.; Meyers, P. A.; Mendez-Millan, M.; Moreira, L. S. et al. (2022): Late quaternary hydrological changes in the southeastern amazon basin from n-alkane molecular and isotopic records in sediments of Saci lake, Pará state (Brazil). Global and Planetary Change, p. 103833. DOI: 10.1016/j.gloplacha.2022.103833

  • Schmidt, A. R.; Steuernagel, L.; Behling, H.; Seyfullah, L. J.; Beimforde, C.; Sadowski, E.-M. et al. (2022): Fossil evidence of lichen grazing from Palaeogene amber. Review of Palaeobotany and Palynology 302, p. 104664. DOI: 10.1016/j.revpalbo.2022.104664

  • Wang, B.; Hapsari, K. A.; Horna, V.; Zimmermann, R.; Behling, H. (2022): Late Holocene peatland palm swamp (aguajal) development, carbon deposition and environment changes in the Madre de Dios region, southeastern Peru. Palaeogeography, Palaeoclimatology, Palaeoecology 594, p. 110955. DOI: 10.1016/j.palaeo.2022.110955

  • Yang, S.; Gu, F.; Song, B.; Ye, S.; Yuan, Y.; He, L. et al. (2022): Holocene vegetation history and responses to climate and sea-level change in the Liaohe Delta, northeast China. CATENA 217, p. 106438. DOI: 10.1016/j.catena.2022.106438