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Environmental Change Research Unit - ECRU


Contact information:

Environmental Change Research Unit (ECRU)
Department of Environmental Sciences
P.O. Box 65 (Viikinkaari 1)
FIN-00014 University of Helsinki

Phone: +358-9-1911
(main switch board)
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Jan Weckström


PhD, Docent, Kaarina Weckström

Paimionlahti, Photo: Sanna Vaalgamaa

My research focuses on the reconstruction of past climate and environments using both marine and freshwater sediment proxy records. My expertise include marine and freshwater diatom taxonomy/ecology and sediment biomarkers with a special interest in proxy evaluation and development. I have both led and been involved in several international projects including research topics such as the recent eutrophication history of the Baltic Sea (MOLTEN, DETECT, DEFINE), Late-Pleniglacial climatic change in the southern Alps (Academy of Finland Postdoctoral Fellowship to work at the Mondsee Institute for Limnology, Austria), Arctic sea ice and ocean variability around Greenland and in the Labrador Sea (incl. Marie Curie CLIMICE) and the effects of groundwater phosphorus concentrations on lake trophy. My recent interest in Arctic environmental change began during my years at the Geological Survey of Denmark and Greenland (GEUS).



Kaarina Weckström (weckstrom in e-mail)
Department of Environmental Sciences
Division of Environmental Change and Policy / ECRU
P.O. Box 65(Viikinkaari 1)
FI-00014 University of Helsinki


Department of Quaternary Geology,
Geological Survey of Denmark and Greenland (GEUS),
Øster Voldgade 10, 1350 Copenhagen, DENMARK
Phone: +4538142357

Phone: +358-9-191 57 894
Fax: +358-9-191 57 788

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