Climatology Group

Mission: We study high-resolution climate variability through the analysis of tree rings and other palaeoclimate archives at regional to global scales. Instrumental climate data are evaluated and used for the calibration of these archives to reconstruct climate over the past couple hundred to thousand years. We teach introductory and methodological courses on climatology with emphasis on spatial patterns and long-term changes of climate and ecological variability.


Recent paper: Assessing earlywood-latewood proportion influence on tree-ring stable isotopes

The paper details a test to assess potential biases from varying earlywood-latewood portions on long stable isotope-based climate reconstructions.

Details can be found here: Torbenson  et al. (2023) Dendrochronologia 82, 126147