Paleoclimate and climate change

An important factor in the ability to predict of our future climate is the reconstruction of past climates from records captured in caves, coral reefs, ocean sediments, ice cores, and trees. These past climates can be used to place current climate change in context with natural variability, and to constrain the predictive capacity of climate models. Research Schools specialising in Palaeoclimate studies include the Research School of Earth Science, Fenner School of Environment and Society (ANU College of Science) and the Research School of Pacific and Asian Studies (ANU College of Asia and the Pacific).  

Major areas of interest and on-going research themes in the field of palaeoclimatology include: the use of isotopic and trace element geochemical methods from coral reefs, speleothems, tree rings and ocean sediments; palaeo-nutrient reconstructions; palaeo-pH reconstruction; and the development of high temporal resolution proxy climate records during the late Quaternary.



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