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


Pérez-Rodríguez, Marta
Silva-Sánchez, Noemí
Kylander, Malin E.; et al.

Industrial-era lead and mercury contamination in southern Greenland implicates North American sources
Science of the Total Environment, 613-614: 919-930



Olajos, Fredrik
Bokma, Folmer
Bartels, Pia; et al.

Estimating species colonization dates using DNA in lake sediment
Methods in Ecology and Evolution, 9(3): 535-543



Meyer-Jacob, Carsten
Michelutti, Neal
Paterson, Andrew M.; et al.

Inferring past trends in lake water organic carbon concentrations in northern lakes using sediment spectroscopy
Environmental Science and Technology, 51(22): 13248-13255



Meyer-Jacob, Carsten
Bindler, Richard
Bigler, Christian; et al.

Regional Holocene climate and landscape changes recorded in the large subarctic lake Torneträsk, N Fennoscandia
Palaeogeography, Palaeoclimatology, Palaeoecology, 487: 1-14



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



Bindler, Richard
Karlsson, Jon
Rydberg, Johan; et al.

Copper-ore mining in Sweden since the pre-Roman Iron Age: lake-sediment evidence of human activities at the Garpenberg ore field since 375 BCE
Journal of Archaeological Science, 12: 99-108



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