Carsten Meyer-Jacob

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Ecology and Environmental Sciences


Umeå universitet , SE-901 87 Umeå , Sverige

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KBC-huset, plan 5, Linnaeus väg 6, Umeå, KB5B16


+46 90 786 97 84


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The main focus of my research is the reconstruction of environmental and climate changes in the boreal to arctic landscape in the past, in particular during the Holocene, i.e., the past 11.500 years. By using lake sediments as a historical archive, I study natural as well as human-induced changes through time related to, e.g., lake and landscape development, climate variations or human activities such as atmospheric deposition and land-use. I am particularly interested in the effects of historical changes on the transportation of organic matter from the catchment into lake ecosystems and their implications for lake-water quality, aquatic primary production, and long-term carbon cycling.

In addition to organic and inorganic geochemical proxies, I use infrared spectroscopic methods as a complementary tool to answer the addressed questions. My research involves the further development of applications of visible to mid infrared spectroscopy (VNIRS and FTIRS) to sediment records as fast and cost-efficient qualitative as well as quantitative techniques in environmental studies.




Year sorteringsordning


Weber, Michael E.
Lantzsch, Hendrik
Dekens, Petra; et al.

200,000 years of monsoonal history recorded on the lower Bengal Fan: strong response to insolation forcing
Global and Planetary Change, 166: 107-119



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



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



Ninnes, Sofia
Tolu, Julie
Meyer-Jacob, Carsten; et al.

Investigating molecular changes in organic matter composition in two Holocene lake-sediment records from central Sweden using pyrolysis-GC/MS
Journal of Geophysical Research - Biogeosciences, 122(6): 1423-1438



Wennrich, Volker
Andreev, Andrei A.
Tarasov, Pavel E.; et al.

Impact processes, permafrost dynamics, and climate and environmental variability in the terrestrial Arctic as inferred from the unique 3.6 Myr record of Lake El'gygytgyn, Far East Russia - A review
Quaternary Science Reviews, 147: 221-244



Vogel, Hendrik
Meyer-Jacob, Carsten
Thöle, Lena; et al.

Quantification of biogenic silica by means of Fourier transform infrared spectroscopy (FTIRS) in marine sediments
Limnology and Oceanography, 14(12): 828-838



Hahn, Annette
Compton, John S.
Meyer-Jacob, Carsten; et al.

Holocene paleo-climatic record from the South African Namaqualand mudbelt: A source to sink approach
Quaternary International, 404(B): 121-135



Wacnik, Agnieszka
Tylmann, Wojciech
Bonk, Alicja; et al.

Determining the responses of vegetation to natural processes and human impacts in north-eastern Poland during the last millennium: combined pollen, geochemical and historical data
Vegetation History and Archaeobotany, 25(5): 479-498



Meyer-Jacob, Carsten

Infrared spectroscopy as a tool to reconstruct past lake-ecosystem changes: Method development and application in lake-sediment studies



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