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Responses of vegetation and human society to climatic changes in Ukraine

English title Responses of vegetation and human society to climatic changes in Ukraine
Applicant Tinner Willy
Number 128248
Funding scheme SCOPES
Research institution Institut für Pflanzenwissenschaften Universität Bern
Institution of higher education University of Berne - BE
Main discipline Other disciplines of Environmental Sciences
Start/End 01.01.2010 - 31.12.2012
Approved amount 105'000.00
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All Disciplines (5)

Discipline
Other disciplines of Environmental Sciences
Botany
Agricultural and Forestry Sciences
Prehistory
Ecology

Keywords (4)

global change; climate change; ecosystem dynamics; societal responses

Lay Summary (English)

Lead
Lay summary
Our project focuses on paleoclimatic changes and their impact on the development of vegetation and human societies during the period of 9,000-2,500 years before present in the Northern Black Sea region. To carry out this work we use several tools including radiocarbon dating, spore-pollen analysis, diatom analysis, comparative-historical methods, archaeology and modelling. This project will result in a first reconstruction of regional paleoclimate through time, the description of vegetation dynamics as well as the characterization of human societal adaptations to the environmental changes in Ukraine during an important period of human history.
Direct link to Lay Summary Last update: 21.02.2013

Responsible applicant and co-applicants

Publications

Publication
New investigations of the Kamyana Mohyla 3 site.
Kotova Nadia, Nielsen Ebbe. H., Spytsyna L.A., Tinner Willy, Tuboltsev O.V. (2011), New investigations of the Kamyana Mohyla 3 site., in Archaeological Monuments of Eastern Europe, 14, 70-76.
Human adaptation to past climate changes in the Pontic steppe
Kotova N.S. Makhotykh S.V. (2010), Human adaptation to past climate changes in the Pontic steppe, in Quaternary International, 220, 88-94.

Communication with the public

Communication Title Media Place Year
Media relations: radio, television Kamyana Mohyla World Heritage International 2012

Associated projects

Number Title Start Funding scheme
114886 Long-term dynamics of Mediterranean vegetation in response to climatic change and disturbance: combining paleoecological and dynamic modelling approaches 01.03.2007 SNSF Professorships
133817 Environmental Analysis and Dating with Radiocarbon using MICADAS 01.12.2010 R'EQUIP
152732 Responses of vegetation and prehistorical society to climatic changes in Ukraine 01.03.2016 SCOPES

Abstract

Our project will focus on paleoclimatic changes and their impact on the development of vegetation and human societies during the period of 9,000-2,500 years before present in the Northern Black Sea region. To carry out this work we will use several tools including radiocarbon dating, spore-pollen analysis, diatom analysis, comparative-historical methods, and modelling. This project will result in a first reconstruction of regional paleoclimate through time, the description of vegetation dynamics as well as the characterization of human societal adaptations to the environmental changes in Ukraine during an important time interval in human history.
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