Inter-regional (central Europe and central Alaska) comparison of lacustrine sediment archives of Late-glacial age is a crucial approach to disentangle local and global characteristics of the abrupt environmental changes 12,900 years ago. The joined inter-disciplinary project will provide an improved understanding of the dynamics of the global environmental change at the Younger Dryas onset, consolidate the current scientific collaboration between the Czech (Charles University + Biology Centre of the CAS) and the US team (University of Alaska, Fairbanks), and allow exchange of the state-of the-art methods and approaches.
Principal investigator: Günther Kletetschka, Institute of Hydrogeology, Engineering Geology and Applied Geophysic, Faculty of Science, Charles University, Prague, Czechia
Co-investigator: Evžen Stuchlík, Institute of Hydrobiology, Biology Centre, Czech Academy of Sciences, České Budějovice, Czechia
Co-operating partner in USA: Nancy Bigelow, University of Alaska, Fairbanks, USA
Stará Jímka Paleolake
Jan. 6th, 2020
Three successful project proposals will strengthen up our study of Younger Dryas causes. Look at http://www.astrobiolab.org for details.
Nov. 30th, 2019
Website going operational.
Nov. 22th, 2019
New dawn of the project in Alaska. The first meeting of the project leader Günther Kletetschka with American partners.
Nov. 20th, 2019
we started building this website, working towards the first public release