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Maaike Zwier

PhD Candidate
  • E-mailMaaike.Zwier@uib.no
  • Visitor Address
    Thormølens gate 53 A/B
    5006 Bergen
  • Postal Address
    Postboks 7803
    5020 Bergen

My research is focused on creating reconstructions of vegetation and climate for the Late glacial and Holocene period. I analyze pollen and plant macrofossils from sediments collected in lake and bog environments. Combining these records with other proxies such as loss-on-ignition and a good chronology provides information on interactions between the landscape, climate and vegetation. Previously I have worked with North-Western European sites. Currently I am focusing on multiple islands in the Southern Ocean as part of the 'Effects and Responses to changing environments in the Sub-Antarctic' (CHANGE) project.


Academic article
  • Show author(s) (2021). Pollen evidence of variations in Holocene climate and Southern Hemisphere Westerly Wind strength on sub- Antarctic South Georgia. The Holocene.
  • Show author(s) (2021). 30,000 years of landscape and vegetation dynamics in a mid-elevation Andean valley. Quaternary Science Reviews.
  • Show author(s) (2021). Reconstructing past environments in the sub-Antarctic.
Academic lecture
  • Show author(s) (2021). Southern Hemisphere Westerly Winds and Holocene climate variability on sub-Antarctic South Georgia.
  • Show author(s) (2020). Pollen inferred Holocene vegetation and climate variability on sub-Antarctic South Georgia.
Popular scientific article
  • Show author(s) (2020). How tiny algae highlight our current climate problems. BES Palaeoecology Special Interest Group.
  • Show author(s) (2020). Holocene climate variability on sub-Antarctic South Georgia.

More information in national current research information system (CRIStin)

The CHANGE project.

Effects and responses to changing environments in the Sub-Antarctic (CHANGE) is a three-year project funded by the Department of Biological Sciences, University of Bergen.