Dirk Verschuren

Research disciplines
  • Natural sciences
    • Geoarchaeology
    • Limnology
    • Climate change
    • Palaeoclimatology
    • Quaternary environments
    • Palaeo-ecology
    • Aquatic biology
limnology aquatic ecology paleoecology paleoclimatology climate change Quaternary Africa
Dirk Verschuren is full professor in paleoecology and climate change at Ghent University, and teaches courses in the Biology, Geology and Archeology programs. His multi-disciplinary research connects the domains of paleoclimatology, ecology, geology, geography and archeology. His primary research themes are the climate and environmental history of tropical Africa, and the long-term perspective of modern-day interactions between humans, climate, ecosystems and landscapes. He studies these topics using the natural archives of environmental change preserved in lake sediments.