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Dr. Kaarina Weckström

Senior Researcher
Ecosystems and Environment Research Programme
University of Helsinki
P.O. Box 65 (Viikinkaari 1)
00014 University of Helsinki Helsinki


Expertise & Interests

Overview / specialty        My research is defined by my background as a palaeoecologist – its focus lies in the reconstruction of past climate and environments using both marine and freshwater sediment proxy records. My expertise include marine, brackish and freshwater diatom taxonomy and ecology, and sediment biomarkers (especially IP25). My current research is mainly, but not exclusively, focused on the Arctic, and I am keenly interested in proxy evaluation and development.
Official PAGES function(s)        ACME Steering Group member
PAGES interests        2k Network, ACME, Aquatic Transitions, C-SIDE, EcoRe3, PALSEA, Volcanic Impacts on Climate and Society - VICS, Future Earth, Former WG - Arctic2k, Former WG - Ocean2k, Former WG - Sea Ice Proxies - SIP
Topics        Climate variability, Ecosystem processes, Human impacts & interactions, Ice dynamics, Interannual-decadal varaibility, Ocean dynamics, Proxy development, Sea level and coastal processes, Sustainability
Timescales        Anthropocene (last 100 years), Holocene
Regions        Arctic, Europe, Mid-latitude Northern Hemisphere
Archives        Archaeology, Documentary records, Instrumental records, Lake sediments, Model results, Ocean sediments
Sector        Academia / Education, Research
Discipline        Geochemistry, (Micro)paleontology, (Paleo)climatology, (Paleo)ecology, (Paleo)limnology, (Paleo)oceanography, Palynology
Laboratory        Diatoms, Geochemistry, Pollen, XRF