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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
Senior lecturer (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

2019
Frontiers in Ecology and Evolution, Frontiers Media S.A. 2019, Vol. 7
Capo, Eric; Rydberg, Johan; Tolu, Julie; et al.
2019
Limnology and Oceanography, Association for the Science of Limnology and Oceanography 2019, Vol. 64, (3) : 1186-1199
Maier, Dominique B.; Diehl, Sebastian; Bigler, Christian
2019
The Holocene, Sage Publications 2019, Vol. 29, (4) : 578-591
Myrstener, Erik; Biester, Harald; Bigler, Christian; et al.
2018
Global Ecology and Biogeography, WILEY 2018, Vol. 27, (2) : 199-212
Adolf, Carole; Wunderle, Stefan; Colombaroli, Daniele; et al.
2018
Journal of Paleolimnology, Springer 2018, Vol. 60, (2) : 133-152
Maier, Dominique Béatrice; Gälman, Veronika; Renberg, Ingemar; et al.
2018
Quaternary Science Reviews, Elsevier 2018, Vol. 185 : 222-229
Zale, Rolf; Huang, Y. -T; Bigler, Christian; et al.
2017
Journal of Paleolimnology, Springer 2017, Vol. 58, (4) : 479-495
Capo, Eric; Domaizon, Isabelle; Maier, Dominique; et al.
2017
Palaeogeography, Palaeoclimatology, Palaeoecology, Elsevier 2017, Vol. 487 : 1-14
Meyer-Jacob, Carsten; Bindler, Richard; Bigler, Christian; et al.
2017
Journal of Paleolimnology, SPRINGER 2017, Vol. 58, (3) : 335-351
Milan, Manuela; Bigler, Christian; Tolotti, Monica; et al.
2016
Environmental and Ecological Statistics, Springer 2016, Vol. 23, (4) : 513-529
Arnqvist, Per; Bigler, Christian; Renberg, Ingemar; et al.
2015
Organic Geochemistry, Vol. 83-84 : 253-262
Kaal, Joeri; Martinez Cortizas, Antonio; Rydberg, Johan; et al.
2015
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.
2015
Journal of Great Lakes research, Elsevier 2015, Vol. 41, (4) : 982-994
Milan, Manuela; Bigler, Christian; Salmaso, Nico; et al.
2013
GFF, Taylor & Francis 2013, Vol. 135, (3-4) : 231-236
Maier, Dominique B.; Rydberg, Johan; Bigler, Christian; et al.
2013
Quaternary Science Reviews, Vol. 66 : 22-34
Rosqvist, Gunhild C; Leng, Melanie J.; Goslar, Tomasz; et al.
2010
Quaternary Science Reviews, Vol. 29, (11/12) : 1322-1327
Ampel, Linda; Bigler, Christian; Wohlfarth, Barbara; et al.
2010
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.
2010
Journal of Applied Phycology, Vol. 22, (5) : 541-548
Bigler, Christian; Gälman, Veronika; Renberg, Ingemar
2010
Journal of Paleolimnology, Vol. 43, (2) : 393-412
Holmgren, Sofia U.; Bigler, Christian; Ingólfsson, Ólafur; et al.
2010
Journal of Quaternary Science, Vol. 25, (6) : 918-930
Jonsson, Christina E; Rosqvist, Gunhild C; Leng, Melanie J; et al.
2010
Environmental Science and Technology, Vol. 44, (7) : 2335-2340
Klaminder, Jonatan; Hammarlund, Dan; Kokfelt, Ulla; et al.
2010
Journal of Paleolimnology, Springer 2010, Vol. 44, (1) : 233-242
Norberg, Matilda; Bigler, Christian; Renberg, Ingemar
2010
Journal of Paleolimnology, Vol. 43, (1) : 149-169
Reuss, Nina; Leavitt, Peter R.; Hall, Roland I.; et al.
2009
Meddelande / Länsstyrelsen, Västerbottens län, 3
Gälman, Veronika; Bigler, Christian; Renberg, Ingemar
2009
Limnology and Oceanography, Association for the Sciences of Limnology and Oceanography 2009, Vol. 54, (3) : 917-924
Gälman, Veronika; Rydberg, Johan; Bigler, Christian
2009
Limnology and Oceanography, Association for the Sciences of Limnology and Oceanography 2009, Vol. 54, (3) : 905-916
Gälman, Veronika; Rydberg, Johan; Bigler, Christian
2009
Journal of Applied Phycology, Vol. 21, (4) : 471-482
Kahlert, Maria; Albert, Raino-Lars; Anttila, Eeva-Leena; et al.
2009
Journal of Paleolimnology, Vol. 41, (2) : 329-342
Larocque , I; Grosjean , M; Heiri , O; et al.
2009
Journal of Environmental Management, Elsevier 2009, Vol. 90, (8) : 2794-2800
Renberg, Ingemar; Bigler, Christian; Bindler, Richard; et al.
2008
Freshwater Biology, Vol. 53 : 2520–2529-
Bergström, Ann-Kristin; Bigler, Christian; Stensdotter, U.; et al.
2008
Environmental Monitoring & Assessment, Vol. 146, (1-3) : 295-308
Norberg, Matilda; Bigler, Christian; Renberg, Ingemar
2008
Ecology, Vol. 89, (3) : 729-43
Tinner, Willy; Bigler, Christian; Gedye, Sharon; et al.
2008
Journal of Paleolimnology, Vol. 39 : 283–299-
von Gunten, L.; Heiri, O.; Bigler, Christian; et al.
2007
The Holocene, Vol. 17, (8) : 1141-1154
Bigler , Christian; Von Gunten, L.; Lotter , A.F.; et al.
2007
Quaternary Research, Vol. 68, (2) : 184-195
Blass , Alex ; Bigler, Christian ; Grosjean, Martin ; et al.
2007
Journal of Paleolimnology, Vol. 37, (2) : 247-258
Guhrén, Matilda; Bigler, Christian; Renberg, Ingemar
2007
Ambio, Vol. 36, (5) : 401-405
Lindeberg, Carola; Bindler, Richard; Bigler, Christian; et al.
2007
Environmental Science and Technology, Washington: American Chemical Society 2007, Vol. 41, (8) : 2874-2880
Persson, Jan; Nilsson, Mats; Bigler, Christian; et al.
2006
Vegetation History and Archaeobotany, Vol. 15, (4) : 309-320
Bigler, Christian; Barnekow, L; Heinrichs, M L; et al.
2006
Aquatic Sciences, Vol. 68 : 154-171
Bigler, Christian; Heiri, O; Krskova, R; et al.
2006
Journal of Paleolimnology, Vol. 36 : 55-67
Finsinger, W; Bigler, C; Krähenbühl, U; et al.
2006
Journal of Paleolimnology, Dordrecht: Springer 2006, Vol. 36, (1) : 55-67
Finsinger, Walter; Bigler, Christian; Kraehenbuehl, Urs; et al.
2006
Antarctic and Alpine Research, Vol. 37 : 626-635
Thompson, R; Price, D; Cameron, N; et al.
2005
Boreas, Vol. 34 : 192-206
Heinrichs, M L; Peglar, S M; Bigler, C; et al.
2003
Journal of Paleolimnology, Vol. 29, (1) : 13-29
Bigler, Christian; Grahn, E.; Larocque, I.; et al.
2003
Palaeogeography, Palaeoclimatology, Palaeoecology, Vol. 189, (3-4) : 147-160
Bigler, Christian; Hall, Roland I
2002
The Holocene, Vol. 12, (4) : 481-496
Bigler, Christian; Larocque, Isabelle; Peglar, S. M.; et al.

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