Research Fellowship Abarzua Vasquez A.M.: High-resolution glacial-interglacial climate records in south-central Chile (40-43°S)

18 April 2010 → 25 April 2011
Federal funding: various
Research disciplines
  • Natural sciences
    • Inorganic chemistry
    • Geology
    • Physical geography and environmental geoscience
    • Evolutionary biology
paleolimnology Chile Holocene paleoclimate late glacial pollen sedimentology
Project description

We will develop a paleoecological/paleoclimatological model for the last glacial-interglacial transition and the Holocene in south-central Chile (39-43°S), on the basis of high-resolution palynological, stratigraphical, and tephrochronological records. These records will be collected from Lago Villarrica (Chilean Lake District, 39°S) and Southern Chiloé Island (43°S). Both areas are characterized by a lack of paleoclimate records and the timing and directions of retreat of the Patagonian Ice Sheet in these areas is poorly described.