Richard Bindler

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Ecology and Environmental Sciences


Umeå universitet
SE-901 87 Umeå

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KBC-huset, plan 5, Linnaeus väg 6, Umeå, KB5B6


+46 90 786 97 42


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In brief, I am an environmental geoscientist with an interest in studying and teaching about environmental changes and their causes, with a focus on human impacts. In research and teaching I focus on the use of natural archives – lake sediments and peat – to study environmental changes through time and across space; such changes include lake and peatland development, biogeochemical processes related to lake-water quality and especially the fate and transport of pollutants in the environment. This research is conducted at a range of spatial (from single to multiple sites, whole-lake basin, regional, upwards to national) and temporal (from the present back through the Holocene) scales.

The main research areas at present are:
• Pre-industrial atmospheric metal pollution
• Early mining and land use impacts in the historical Bergslagen mining districts in central Sweden
• Fundamental research focused on deciphering environmental information from the geochemical record

Publications 2004-



Year sorteringsordning


Olid, Carolina
Bindler, Richard
Nilsson, Mats B.; et al.

Effects of warming and increased nitrogen and sulfur deposition on boreal mire geochemistry
Applied Geochemistry, 78: 149-157



Giesler, Reiner
Karina, E. Clemmensen
Wardle, David A.; et al.

Boreal Forests Sequester Large Amounts of Mercury over Millennial Time Scales in the Absence of Wildfire
Environmental Science and Technology, 51(5): 2621-2627



Anderson, N. John
Saros, Jasmine E.
Bullard, Joanna E.; et al.

The Arctic in the Twenty-First Century: Changing Biogeochemical Linkages across a Paraglacial Landscape of Greenland
BioScience, 67(2): 118-133



Naafs, B. D. A.
Inglis, G. N.
Zheng, Y.; et al.

Introducing global peat-specific temperature and pH calibrations based on brGDGT bacterial lipids
Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta, 208: 285-301



Tolu, Julie
Rydberg, Johan
Meyer-Jacob, Carsten; et al.

Spatial variability of organic matter molecular composition and elemental geochemistry in surface sediments of a small boreal Swedish lake
Biogeosciences, 14(7): 1773-1792



Martínez Cortizas, Antonio
López-Merino, Lourdes
Bindler, Richard; et al.

Early atmospheric metal pollution provides evidence for Chalcolithic/Bronze Age mining and metallurgy in Southwestern Europe
Science of the Total Environment, 545-546: 398-406



Kylander, Malin E.
Martinez-Cortizas, Antonio
Bindler, Richard; et al.

Potentials and problems of building detailed dust records using peat archives: An example from Store Mosse (the "Great Bog"), Sweden
Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta, 190: 156-174



Bindler, Richard
Rydberg, Johan

Revisiting Key Sedimentary Archives Yields Evidence Of A Rapid Onset Of Mining In The Mid-13th Century At The Great Copper Mountain, Falun, Sweden
Archaeometry, 58(4): 642-658



Karlsson, Jon
Rydberg, Johan
Segerström, Ulf; et al.

Tracing a bog-iron bloomery furnace in an adjacent lake-sediment record in Ängersjö, central Sweden, using pollen and geochemical signals
Vegetation History and Archaeobotany, 25(6): 569-581



Meyer-Jacob, Carsten
Tolu, Julie
Bigler, Christian; et al.

Early land use and centennial scale changes in lake-water organic carbon prior to contemporary monitoring
Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America, 112(21): 6579-6584



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