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Richard Bindler

I am a professor of environmental science and research on paleolimnology and environmental change. Since 2018, I am chairman of the employment committee at the Faculty of Science and Technology.

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KBC-huset, plan 5, Linnaeus väg 6, Umeå, A5.52.15 Umeå universitet, 901 87 Umeå

Our research group is interested primarily in long-term environmental and climate changes and their causes, particularly due to super-imposed human impacts. Present-day conditions cannot be understood correctly without an understanding of the past process that have led up to the present status of the environment.

In order to study these changes through time we use natural archives such as lake sediments, which accumulate in principle continuously on the bottom of every lake since the end of the last ice age until the present. With the help of sediment archives we can develop insights concerning biogeochemical processes that take place over longer timescales than those timeframes covered in field studies or through environmental monitoring programs.

The sediment record also gives us critical insights into environmental conditions in the absence of human disturbance, which is a necessary reference point to assess human impacts. Questions of broad interest include acidification of lakes, atmospheric metal pollution, the millennial history of mining and metallurgy along with related environmental impacts, land-use changes, carbon cycling in lakes, as well as climate change – and oftentimes some or all of these are intertwined.    

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.
Botany, Canadian Science Publishing 2021, Vol. 99, (8) : 491-505
King, Connor; Michelutti, Neal; Meyer-Jacob, Carsten; et al.
PLOS ONE, Public Library of Science 2021, Vol. 16, (3)
Kylander, Malin E.; Holm, Mikaela; Fitchett, Jennifer; et al.
Science of the Total Environment, Elsevier 2021, Vol. 757
Martinez Cortizas, Antonio; Horak-Terra, Ingrid; Perez-Rodriguez, Marta; et al.
Boreas
Martínez Cortizas, Antonio; Sjöström, Jenny K.; Ryberg, Eleonor E.; et al.
Limnology and Oceanography
Myrstener, Erik; Ninnes, Sofia; Meyer-Jacob, Carsten; et al.
Science of the Total Environment, Elsevier 2020, Vol. 709
Cooke, Colin A.; Martinez-Cortizas, Antonio; Bindler, Richard; et al.
Boreas, John Wiley & Sons 2020, Vol. 49, (1) : 152-167
Kylander, Malin E.; Soderlindh, Jenny; Schenk, Frederik; et al.
Science of the Total Environment, Elsevier 2020, Vol. 710
Lopez-Costas, Olalla; Kylander, Malin; Mattielli, Nadine; et al.
The Holocene, Sage Publications 2020, Vol. 30, (4) : 507-518
Martinez Cortizas, Antonio; Lopez-Costas, Olalla; Orme, Lisa; et al.
Chemical Geology, Elsevier 2020, Vol. 554
Sjöström, Jenny K.; Martínez Cortizas, Antonio; Hansson, Sophia, V; et al.
Ecosystems (New York. Print), Springer 2019, Vol. 22, (8) : 1706-1720
Anderson, N.J.; Appleby, P.G.; Bindler, Richard; et al.
Frontiers in Ecology and Evolution, Frontiers Media S.A. 2019, Vol. 7
Capo, Eric; Rydberg, Johan; Tolu, Julie; et al.
Science of the Total Environment, Elsevier 2019, Vol. 662 : 903-914
Guedron, S.; Tolu, Julie; Brisset, E.; et al.
The Holocene, Sage Publications 2019, Vol. 29, (4) : 578-591
Myrstener, Erik; Biester, Harald; Bigler, Christian; et al.
Wetlands (Wilmington, N.C.), Springer 2019, Vol. 39, (3) : 473-481
Sjöström, Jenny K.; Bindler, Richard; Granberg, Therese; et al.
Scientific Reports, Nature Publishing Group 2018, Vol. 8
Kylander, Malin E.; Martínez-Cortizas, A.; Bindler, Richard; et al.
Methods in Ecology and Evolution, British Ecological Society 2018, Vol. 9, (3) : 535-543
Olajos, Fredrik; Bokma, Folmer; Bartels, Pia; et al.
Science of the Total Environment, Elsevier 2018, Vol. 613-614 : 919-930
Pérez-Rodríguez, Marta; Silva-Sánchez, Noemí; Kylander, Malin E.; et al.
BioScience, Oxford University Press 2017, Vol. 67, (2) : 118-133
Anderson, N. John; Saros, Jasmine E.; Bullard, Joanna E.; et al.
Journal of Archaeological Science: Reports, Elsevier 2017, Vol. 12 : 99-108
Bindler, Richard; Karlsson, Jon; Rydberg, Johan; et al.
Environmental Science and Technology, Vol. 51, (5) : 2621-2627
Giesler, Reiner; Karina, E. Clemmensen; Wardle, David A.; et al.
Palaeogeography, Palaeoclimatology, Palaeoecology, Elsevier 2017, Vol. 487 : 1-14
Meyer-Jacob, Carsten; Bindler, Richard; Bigler, Christian; et al.
Environmental Science and Technology, AMER CHEMICAL SOC 2017, Vol. 51, (22) : 13248-13255
Meyer-Jacob, Carsten; Michelutti, Neal; Paterson, Andrew M.; et al.
Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta, PERGAMON-ELSEVIER SCIENCE LTD 2017, Vol. 208 : 285-301
Naafs, B. D. A.; Inglis, G. N.; Zheng, Y.; et al.
Applied Geochemistry, Vol. 78 : 149-157
Olid, Carolina; Bindler, Richard; Nilsson, Mats B.; et al.
Biogeosciences, COPERNICUS GESELLSCHAFT MBH 2017, Vol. 14, (7) : 1773-1792
Tolu, Julie; Rydberg, Johan; Meyer-Jacob, Carsten; et al.
Vegetation History and Archaeobotany, Vol. 25, (6) : 569-581
Karlsson, Jon; Rydberg, Johan; Segerström, Ulf; et al.
Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta, Vol. 190 : 156-174
Kylander, Malin E.; Martinez-Cortizas, Antonio; Bindler, Richard; et al.
Science of the Total Environment, Vol. 545-546 : 398-406
Martínez Cortizas, Antonio; López-Merino, Lourdes; Bindler, Richard; et al.
Journal of Archaeological Science: Reports, Elsevier 2016, Vol. 5 : 35-44
Myrstener, Erik; Lidberg, William; Segerstrom, Ulf; et al.
Science of the Total Environment, Vol. 506 : 95-101
Hansson, Sophia V.; Tolu, Julie; Bindler, Richard
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.
Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta, Elsevier 2015, Vol. 150 : 74-89
Schellekens, Judith; Bindler, Richard; Martínez-Cortizas, Antonio; et al.
Mitigation and Adaptation Strategies for Global Change, Springer 2014, Vol. 19, (7) : 997-1010
Bohdalkova, Leona; Novak, Martin; Buzek, Frantisek; et al.
Ecology Letters, Wiley-Blackwell 2014, Vol. 17, (1) : 72-81
De Laender, Frederik; Melian, Carlos J.; Bindler, Richard; et al.
Biogeochemistry, Vol. 119, (1-3) : 329-339
Hansson, Sophia V.; Kaste, James M.; Chen, Keyao; et al.
Science of the Total Environment, Elsevier 2014, Vol. 493 : 170-177
Hansson, Sophia V.; Kaste, James M.; Olid, Carolina; et al.
Journal of Archaeological Science, Elsevier 2014, Vol. 50 : 208-218
López-Merino, Lourdes; Martínez Cortizas, Antonio; Reher, Guillermo S.; et al.
Journal of Paleolimnology, Springer Netherlands 2014, Vol. 52, (3) : 245-255
Meyer-Jacob, Carsten; Vogel, Hendrik; Boxberg, Florian; et al.
Environmental Pollution, Vol. 178 : 381-394
Allan, Mohammed; Le Roux, Gael; De Vleeschouwer, Francois; et al.
The Holocene, Sage Publications 2013, Vol. 23, (12) : 1666-1667
Hansson, Sophia V.; Rydberg, Johan; Kylander, Malin; et al.
Quaternary Science Reviews, Elsevier 2013, Vol. 69 : 69-82
Kylander, Malin E.; Bindler, Richard; Cortizas, Antonio Martinez; et al.
Journal of Paleolimnology, Vol. 50, (1) : 71-86
Martinez Cortizas, Antonio; Lopez-Merino, Lourdes; Bindler, Richard; et al.

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Paleolimnology

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