Hominin Ecology

In the Hominin Ecology group at the Department of Geosciences and Geography, we explore human-environment interactions across large temporal and spatial scales to better understand how humans have taken their dominant role in the global change. Our interest range from Early Pleistocene humans to modern ethnographically documented hunter-gatherers. In a close collaboration with many other research groups in the department and beyond, we study how biotic and abiotic environments have influenced human evolution and socio-ecological systems and how humans, in turn, have impacted other species. In our interdisciplinary research we combine data, methods and approaches from archaeology, palaeontology, anthropology, palaeoclimatology, climate modelling and biogeography, relying often on large data sets, quantitative analysis and modelling.