Last interglacial vegetation and climate of the southern Levant

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I am a part of the CRC 806 project B3 “Environmental Response on Climate Impact in the Levant during the last 200 ka based on a Long Continental Record from the Dead Sea”. As was introduced in my first presentation, the major objective of my PhD thesis is to investigate the vegetation of the southern Levant during the last Interglacial by analyzing pollen assemblages from the Dead Sea deep drilling cores.

Chunzhu Chen

Chunzhu Chen
Project B3

Lake Samra (last interglacial precursor of the modern Dead Sea) exhibits thick halite layers indicating extremely low lake levels. Pollen analysis would provide independent Palaeoenvironment information from another perspective and contribute to the researches on early modern human dispersal/occupation in the southern Levant.

In this presentation, I will report my progress, analyze my initial result and put forward scientific questions as well as outlooks.

Event Information:

Date, Time: 15/06/2015, 14:00 h – 14:45 h

Location: Room S12, Seminargebäude (Building 106), Universitätsstraße 37 , Cologne

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