Alistair Seddon, Associate Professor is a long-term and global-change ecologist studying ecological responses to environmental change. He leads the PalaeoChem research group. He is also co-PI on the HOPE project and, as a member of the EECRG and Bjerknes Center for Climate Research, he uses long-term ecological and other time-series datasets to better understand drivers of ecosystem and biodiversity change in the past, present and future.

Natasha Barbolini, Researcher, Marie Skłodowska-Curie Fellow is a deep-time palaeoecologist who uses the fossil plant record to reconstruct ancient ecosystems. Her research focuses on understanding how climatic and environmental changes impact biodiversity through the Phanerozoic.

Mayke Nieuwkerk, PhD candidate is a (palaeo)-ecologist studying ecological responses to environmental change. She am doing her PhD in Palaeoecology, Experimental Ecology and Photobiology at the Palaeochem research group at the University of Bergen, researching the use of pollen chemistry as a proxy for past changes in UV-B radiation.

Florian Muthreich, PhD candidate is a PhD student interested in understanding the application of chemical variations in fossil pollen to understand ecosystem dynamics in sediment cores on the PalaeoChem project.

Visiting/ Associated researchers

  • Dr Ben Bell (Postdoctoral Researcher at the University of Manchester)
  • Ricarda Runte (DAAD Scholarship for student internships, 2021)
  • Daniela Festi (Uni. Innsbruck)
  • Matthew Robson (Uni. Helsinki)
  • Boris Zimmermann (NMBU)