In her PhD project Lis is collecting and integrating marine, terrestrial and lacustrine data from key areas of Northern Svalbard with the aim to get a more comprehensive understanding of the late Pleistocene-Holocene climate and glacial history of northern Svalbard. She is investigating multi-millennial natural variability in glacial geosystems, on time scales comparable to current and near-future changes in the Arctic.
Lis Allaart, PhD student
The aim of Sofia's PhD project is to reconstruct Holocene precipitation seasonality in Svalbard and North Norway by using leaf wax hydrogen isotopes as a proxy. By analyzing lake sediment cores, modern sediment from sediment traps, lake water and precipitation, she is investigating latitudinal gradients in Holocene precipitation seasonality and humidity through time.
Sofia Kjellman, PhD student