Past Landscape Dynamic Laboratory
Our research focuses on analyzing high-resolution proxy records of past spatiotemporal climate and paleoenvironmental variability. We study how functioning and biodiversity of ecosystems responses to environmental disturbance including climate change, fire or anthropogenic impacts. We use different proxies in order to better understanding of past, present, and future climate and environmental changes. We focus on interactions with vegetation, animals, microbes, and biogeochemical processes in terrestrial and freshwater systems. We specialize in multiproxy paleoecological reconstructions that include such analysis as: Cladocera, Chironomidae, Coleoptera Testate amoebae, charcoal and macrofossils. One of our goals is to integrate paleoecological research, long-term monitoring and experimental data in order to develop bioindicators and cross validation proxy.