Febr. 2, 2021

Open PhD position:

Modelling volcanism and climate change during the Late Pleistocene in Europe and their human impacts

Fully funded PhD position, part of the ERC CoG project CLIOARCH (http://cas.au.dk/en/ERC-clioarch/ ).

The project will address: (i) the role of external forcing on rapid climate changes over Europe by performing state-of-the-art transient global climate model simulations covering the Last Glacial-Interglacial Transition (15-11ka BP) and including the potential atmospheric radiative forcing of the Laacher See volcanic eruption; and (ii) the impact of these rapid changes on contemporaneous human populations through (a) downscaling climate model data to relevant spatial and temporal resolution drawing on ethnoclimatology, (b) producing estimates of human population densities using transform functions derived from the ethnographic record.

The project will be supervised by
Prof. Felix Riede
Professor (MSO) of Environmental Humanities and Climate Change Archaeology
Department of Archaeology and Heritage Studies
Director of Research (Materials, Culture and Heritage)
ERC CoG: CLIOdynamic ARCHaeology – Computational approaches to Final Palaeolithic/earliest Mesolithic archaeology and climate change
DFF Sapere Aude II: LAPADIS – Laboratory for Past Disaster Science
VILLUM Investigator core-group member: BIOCHANGE – Center for Biodiversity Dynamics in a Changing World
Aarhus University Moesgård
DK-8270 Højbjerg

And co-supervised by Dr. Claudia Timmreck of the Max-Planck-Institute for Meteorology in Hamburg, where the candidate is expected to spend some time.

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