Past Climate Trends and Impacts
Dr. Kristen Beck and Dr. Matthew Hannaford explore past climatic change using reconstructions from natural archives and documentary records. Dr. Beck investigates late Quaternary climate patterns and their impacts on terrestrial-aquatic ecosystems. Dr. Hannaford uses documentary sources to investigate the nature of past climate variability and its impacts on society, as well as social responses and adaptation. Our research also uses this historical knowledge to inform present-day challenges.