The Baltic Sea is an important economic resource for the Baltic states; however, pollution and climate change have negative impacts on the Baltic as an economic and recreational resource. Jonathan Warnock and an international team of colleagues studied
changes to the Baltic over the last 8,000 years in order to understand both natural and anthropogenic change.
The study provides a roughly 30-year resolution, allowing for detailed evaluation of environmental change. The study examines the transition of the Baltic from a fresh to brackish state, the medieval climate anomaly, the “little ice age,” the advance
of agriculture across the Scandinavian peninsula, and industrialization.
Full citation: Warnock, J., Andrén, E., Juggins, S., Lewis, J., Ryves, D. B., Andrén, T. & Weckström, K. 2019: A high‐resolution diatom‐based Middle and Late Holocene environmental history of the Little Belt region, Baltic Sea.
Department of Geoscience