Project

Exploiting a unique 150,000-year archive of climate and ecosystem history from equatorial Africa: UGent contribution to the ICDP DeepCHALLA project

Duration
01 December 2012 → 31 October 2018
Funding
Regional and community funding: Special Research Fund
Research disciplines
  • Natural sciences
    • Condensed matter physics and nanophysics
    • Physical geography and environmental geoscience
  • Social sciences
    • Anthropology
Keywords
paleoclimate aquatic ecology East-Afrika climate change limnology paleoecology paleohydroglogy
 
Project description

This CRA aims to improve understanding of the temporal distribution and causes of climate variability in equatorial East Africa at inter annual to millennial time scales, and of their impacts on the region's ecosystems and human environment. For this purpose we apply methods of paleoenvironmental reconstruction to a uniquely long and high-quality archive of past climate and environmental history contained in the bottom sediments of lake challa near Mt. Kilimanjaro