Research area

Co-evolution of natural and social systems through time

The Anthropocene is the geological period that spans the time period when humans started having significant impacts on the global environment. As species we became a driver of global change. Its onset, the type of impacts and their spatial extent, however, are still unclear and under intense debate. Our aim is to contribute to the debate combining geochemical and archeological approaches to investigate the explotaition of natural resources by early human societies.

Projects in this area

June 2018 to May 2022
  • Climate Mitigation
  • Soil chemistry
  • Biogeochemistry
  • Land Use Changes

Agricultural landscapes undergo significant above- and belowground ecosystem changes following the cessation of intensive cultivation. Improvements in soil health after agricultural land abandonment ...

November 2020 to October 2022
  • Hydroclimate
  • Anthropocene
  • Land Use Changes
  • Biomarkers
  • Climate Change
  • Environmental Chemistry
  • Environmental Forensics
  • Palaeoclimatology

The overriding aim of GEOLAKE is to disentangle the effects of climate change and anthropogenic activities on the environment and to highlight the long-term adaptation of populations in the Upper ...

March 2021 to September 2014
  • Stable Isotopes
  • Biomarkers
  • Archaeology
  • Geoarchaeology

We propose a European Joint Doctorate in response to the need for early stage training between the analytical sciences and archaeology. Archaeological chemistry, biomolecular archaeology and ...

2019 to 2021

ImpactANT és reconegut com a Grup de rercerca emergent amb finançament.

Past projects in this area

January 2018 to December 2019
  • Stable Isotopes

Finalidad del proyecto: adquisición de un sistema de análisis de isótopos estables de compuestos específicos para ampliar la capacidad de análisis del Laboratorio de Análisis de Isótopos Estables de ...

September 2015 to August 2017 (and two annual renewals)
  • Palaeoceanography
  • Biogeochemistry
  • Stable Isotopes
  • Carbon cycle
  • Remote Sensing
  • Chemical Oceanography
  • Organic geochemistry
  • Biomarkers

The general topic of this proposal is the study of nitrogen isotopes in chlorins, here broadly defined as chlorophylls and their diagenetic products (i.e. dihydroporphyrins that are functionalized ...

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