UCL Department of Geography


Palaeoclimatology in Russia

CARBO-North is an EU 6th Framework project which aims to quantify the carbon budget in Northern Russia across temporal and spatial scales.

Activities address rates of ecosystem change, effects on the carbon budget  (radiative forcing), and global climate and policy implications. For this purpose the project reconstructs past changes in climate and environment, monitors and interprets present-day processes, and models future 'transient' and 'equilibrium' ecosystem responses for the next 100 years and beyond.

  • Self, A.E., Brooks, S.J., Birks, H.J.B., Nazarova, L., Porinchu, D., Odland, A., Yang, H., Jones, V.J. (2011) The distribution and abundance of chironomids in high-latitude Eurasian lakes with respect to temperature and continentality: development and application of new chironomid-based climate-inference models in northern Russia. Quaternary Science Reviews. 30: 1122-1141.
  • Salonen, J.S., Seppa, H., Valiranta, M., Jones, V.J., self, A., Heikkila, M., Kultti, S., Yang, H. (2011) The Holocene thermal maximum and late-Holocene cooling in the tundra of NE European Russia. Quaternary Research 75: 501-511.