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Christian Bigler

Research focus on the dynamics of long-term environmental changes. Deputy head of department responsible for undergraduate education.

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Affiliation
Associate professor at Department of Ecology and Environmental Sciences Role: Deputy head of department
Location
KB. H4, Linneus väg 6, Umeå, A4.20.15 Umeå universitet, 901 87 Umeå

My research focuses on the study of the complex interactions between a lake's biota (mainly diatoms) and the environment. Most of the research is relying on paleolimnological techniques, which allow reconstructing the environmental histories of lakes, but also investigate the impact of major environmental changes on lake ecosystems. My projects deal with applied aspects of environmental degradation and recovery (e.g. climate, acidification, eutrophication), and more theoretical subjects related to long-term development of lakes. Because historical reconstructions are dependent on an understanding of living biological communities (algae, invertebrates), several projects are also dealing with present-day lake systems in varved lakes, and the linkage between aquatic and terrestrial systems. I have always been keen to develop my paleolimnological research using statistical methods, in order to achieve robust and quantified estimates of past environmental conditions.

Research area
Paleolimnology

Quaternary, MDPI 2021, Vol. 4, (1)
Capo, Eric; Giguet-Covex, Charline; Rouillard, Alexandra; et al.
Microorganisms, MDPI 2021, Vol. 9, (2)
Capo, Eric; Ninnes, Sofia; Domaizon, Isabelle; et al.
Frontiers in Ecology and Evolution, Frontiers Media S.A. 2019, Vol. 7
Capo, Eric; Rydberg, Johan; Tolu, Julie; et al.
Limnology and Oceanography, Association for the Science of Limnology and Oceanography 2019, Vol. 64, (3) : 1186-1199
Maier, Dominique B.; Diehl, Sebastian; Bigler, Christian
The Holocene, Sage Publications 2019, Vol. 29, (4) : 578-591
Myrstener, Erik; Biester, Harald; Bigler, Christian; et al.
Global Ecology and Biogeography, WILEY 2018, Vol. 27, (2) : 199-212
Adolf, Carole; Wunderle, Stefan; Colombaroli, Daniele; et al.
Journal of Paleolimnology, Springer 2018, Vol. 60, (2) : 133-152
Maier, Dominique Béatrice; Gälman, Veronika; Renberg, Ingemar; et al.
Quaternary Science Reviews, Elsevier 2018, Vol. 185 : 222-229
Zale, Rolf; Huang, Y. -T; Bigler, Christian; et al.
Journal of Paleolimnology, Springer 2017, Vol. 58, (4) : 479-495
Capo, Eric; Domaizon, Isabelle; Maier, Dominique; et al.
Palaeogeography, Palaeoclimatology, Palaeoecology, Elsevier 2017, Vol. 487 : 1-14
Meyer-Jacob, Carsten; Bindler, Richard; Bigler, Christian; et al.
Journal of Paleolimnology, SPRINGER 2017, Vol. 58, (3) : 335-351
Milan, Manuela; Bigler, Christian; Tolotti, Monica; et al.
Environmental and Ecological Statistics, Springer 2016, Vol. 23, (4) : 513-529
Arnqvist, Per; Bigler, Christian; Renberg, Ingemar; et al.
Organic Geochemistry, Vol. 83-84 : 253-262
Kaal, Joeri; Martinez Cortizas, Antonio; Rydberg, Johan; et al.
Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America, National Academy of Sciences 2015, Vol. 112, (21) : 6579-6584
Meyer-Jacob, Carsten; Tolu, Julie; Bigler, Christian; et al.
Journal of Great Lakes research, Elsevier 2015, Vol. 41, (4) : 982-994
Milan, Manuela; Bigler, Christian; Salmaso, Nico; et al.
GFF, Taylor & Francis 2013, Vol. 135, (3-4) : 231-236
Maier, Dominique B.; Rydberg, Johan; Bigler, Christian; et al.
Quaternary Science Reviews, Vol. 66 : 22-34
Rosqvist, Gunhild C; Leng, Melanie J.; Goslar, Tomasz; et al.
Quaternary Science Reviews, Vol. 29, (11/12) : 1322-1327
Ampel, Linda; Bigler, Christian; Wohlfarth, Barbara; et al.
The Diatoms: Applications for the Environmental and Earth Sciences, Cambridge: Cambridge University Press 2010 : 98-121
Battarbee, R.W.; Charles, D.F.; Bigler, Christian; et al.
Journal of Applied Phycology, Vol. 22, (5) : 541-548
Bigler, Christian; Gälman, Veronika; Renberg, Ingemar
Journal of Paleolimnology, Vol. 43, (2) : 393-412
Holmgren, Sofia U.; Bigler, Christian; Ingólfsson, Ólafur; et al.
Journal of Quaternary Science, Vol. 25, (6) : 918-930
Jonsson, Christina E; Rosqvist, Gunhild C; Leng, Melanie J; et al.
Environmental Science and Technology, Vol. 44, (7) : 2335-2340
Klaminder, Jonatan; Hammarlund, Dan; Kokfelt, Ulla; et al.
Journal of Paleolimnology, Springer 2010, Vol. 44, (1) : 233-242
Norberg, Matilda; Bigler, Christian; Renberg, Ingemar
Journal of Paleolimnology, Vol. 43, (1) : 149-169
Reuss, Nina; Leavitt, Peter R.; Hall, Roland I.; et al.
Meddelande / Länsstyrelsen, Västerbottens län, 3
Gälman, Veronika; Bigler, Christian; Renberg, Ingemar
Limnology and Oceanography, Association for the Sciences of Limnology and Oceanography 2009, Vol. 54, (3) : 917-924
Gälman, Veronika; Rydberg, Johan; Bigler, Christian
Limnology and Oceanography, Association for the Sciences of Limnology and Oceanography 2009, Vol. 54, (3) : 905-916
Gälman, Veronika; Rydberg, Johan; Bigler, Christian
Journal of Applied Phycology, Vol. 21, (4) : 471-482
Kahlert, Maria; Albert, Raino-Lars; Anttila, Eeva-Leena; et al.
Journal of Paleolimnology, Vol. 41, (2) : 329-342
Larocque , I; Grosjean , M; Heiri , O; et al.
Journal of Environmental Management, Elsevier 2009, Vol. 90, (8) : 2794-2800
Renberg, Ingemar; Bigler, Christian; Bindler, Richard; et al.
Freshwater Biology, Vol. 53 : 2520–2529-
Bergström, Ann-Kristin; Bigler, Christian; Stensdotter, U.; et al.
Environmental Monitoring & Assessment, Vol. 146, (1-3) : 295-308
Norberg, Matilda; Bigler, Christian; Renberg, Ingemar
Ecology, Vol. 89, (3) : 729-43
Tinner, Willy; Bigler, Christian; Gedye, Sharon; et al.
Journal of Paleolimnology, Vol. 39 : 283–299-
von Gunten, L.; Heiri, O.; Bigler, Christian; et al.
The Holocene, Vol. 17, (8) : 1141-1154
Bigler , Christian; Von Gunten, L.; Lotter , A.F.; et al.
Quaternary Research, Vol. 68, (2) : 184-195
Blass , Alex ; Bigler, Christian ; Grosjean, Martin ; et al.
Journal of Paleolimnology, Vol. 37, (2) : 247-258
Guhrén, Matilda; Bigler, Christian; Renberg, Ingemar
Ambio, Vol. 36, (5) : 401-405
Lindeberg, Carola; Bindler, Richard; Bigler, Christian; et al.
Environmental Science and Technology, Washington: American Chemical Society 2007, Vol. 41, (8) : 2874-2880
Persson, Jan; Nilsson, Mats; Bigler, Christian; et al.
Vegetation History and Archaeobotany, Vol. 15, (4) : 309-320
Bigler, Christian; Barnekow, L; Heinrichs, M L; et al.
Aquatic Sciences, Vol. 68 : 154-171
Bigler, Christian; Heiri, O; Krskova, R; et al.
Journal of Paleolimnology, Vol. 36 : 55-67
Finsinger, W; Bigler, C; Krähenbühl, U; et al.
Journal of Paleolimnology, Dordrecht: Springer 2006, Vol. 36, (1) : 55-67
Finsinger, Walter; Bigler, Christian; Kraehenbuehl, Urs; et al.
Antarctic and Alpine Research, Vol. 37 : 626-635
Thompson, R; Price, D; Cameron, N; et al.
Boreas, Vol. 34 : 192-206
Heinrichs, M L; Peglar, S M; Bigler, C; et al.
Journal of Paleolimnology, Vol. 29, (1) : 13-29
Bigler, Christian; Grahn, E.; Larocque, I.; et al.
Palaeogeography, Palaeoclimatology, Palaeoecology, Vol. 189, (3-4) : 147-160
Bigler, Christian; Hall, Roland I

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