Lake analyses for clean environments

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Climate Change

Quantification of climate change and/or
climate change impact on lake ecosystems

The expert within L.A.K.E.S have many years of expertise in climate change reconstruction using biological and sedimentological analysis.

Prof. Dr. Isabelle Larocque-Tobler has more than 40 publications on climate reconstruction using sub-fossil chironomids to reconstruct mean July/August air temperature. She has training sets from Sweden, Eastern Canada, Poland and Argentina which can be used to quantify changes.

By using multi-proxy analyses, it is also possible to determine the effect of climate change on lake ecosystems. Pollen, diatoms, zooplankton, chrysophytes, XRF analyses are offered by L.A.K.E.S

 Publications of I. Larocque-Tobler


 Chironomids and Biogenic silica have been used to reconstruct mean summer temperature in two Swiss lakes