Glaciers and Human Impact: Icelandic Climate Change Case StudySemester Course

Environmental Science of the Arctic
Week-Long Study Tour
Core Course Week Study Tour
Eastern Denmark
Major Discipline(s)
Biology, Environmental Science, Geology
Core Course
Fall/Spring semester

This course focuses on the natural science and societal aspects of climate change with emphasis on historic times. The course takes a journey from ancient times through to the present describing periods when the climate was strikingly different than it is today and revealing the mechanisms and feedbacks that govern the climate system. With Iceland as your case study, you gain a thorough understanding of general climate mechanisms, with a focus on the past 1,000 years and how civilizations have interacted with climate processes.


Mikkel Ulfeldt Hede

DIS Copenhagen Semester Faculty

Ph.D. (Geology, Department of Geography and Geology, University of Copenhagen, 2009). Geologist at Ministry of Environment (2009-10). Teacher at the Natural History Museum of Denmark, University of Copenhagen (2010-2011). Post doc at Department of Geosciences and Natural Resource Management, University of Copenhagen (2011-2015). Main research areas are lake sediment core analysis, beach ridge deposits and reconstruction of past changes in sea level.

Susanne Lilja Buchardt

DIS Copenhagen Semester Faculty

PhD in Glaciology (University of Copenhagen). Educated at Centre for Ice and Climate, Niels Bohr Institute and works with ice core analysis and ice flow models. Participated in ice core drillings in Greenland and Antarctica since she was a grad student. With DIS since 2013.

Environmental Science of the Artic, Susanne Lilja Buchardt