Discovery Projects - Grant ID: DP170104665 [ 2017 - 2023 ]

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Researchers Prof Chris Turney; Prof Alan Cooper; A/Prof Alan Hogg; Dr Konrad Hughen; Prof Dr Raimund Muscheler

Brief description This project aims to resolve the timing, rate of change, mechanisms and effects of past abrupt and extreme global climate change. These are uncertain for abrupt and extreme warming events in the recent geological record, due to difficulties comparing terrestrial and marine palaeoclimate and faunal records on radiocarbon timescales with independently dated ice cores over the last 50,000 years. By using yearly-resolved tree ring records, the project will discover when, how and what effect abrupt and extreme change had on global climate and species/ecosystems.

Funding Amount $980,500

Funding Scheme Discovery Projects

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