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.
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.
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.