Climate, Glaciers, and Human ImpactSemester Course

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

This course focuses on the natural science 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 feedback 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.


Sebastian Fabian Jensen Zastruzny

DIS Copenhagen Semester Faculty

PhD (Geography-Geosciences, University of Copenhagen). Educated in permafrost dynamics at the Centre for Permafrost, IGN. Research on permafrost cores, water samples, climate data series, process based modelling, and effects of future climate change. Conducted fieldwork and taught field courses in Greenland and Denmark multiple times. With DIS since 2023.