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The PhD project uses postglacial sedimentary pollen and NPP analysis to reconstruct terrestrial landcover, land use and regional climate patterns in North Eastern Europe. The PhD topic focuses on the evolution of peoples and cultures on the eastern coast of the Baltic Sea since their first arrival following the retreating continental ice margin. The student will work in an exceptional level group specialised on palaeoecological studies. Furthermore, through multidisciplinary cooperation the project offers possibilities to combine pollen-based datasets with other palaeoecological proxies, eDNA and sedaDNA analysis results and archaeological knowledge base. The novel datasets will be analyzed in a temporal, spatial and ecological context using state-of-art tecniques allowing to map the interactions of human cultures and populations with abiotic (climate) and biotic (flora, fauna) factors.

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