CL Climate: Past, Present & Future
The 2008 Young Scientist Outstanding Poster Paper (YSOPP) Awards is awarded to Julia Pongratz for the poster/PICO entitled:
Biogeophysical Effects of Anthropogenic Land Cover Change During the Last Millennium (Pongratz, J.; Reick, C.; Raddatz. T.; Claussen, M.)
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Julia Pongratz is working on her PhD at the Max Planck Institute for Meteorology, Hamburg, as member of the International Max Planck Research School on Earth System Modelling. Her research topic, supervised by Christian Reick and Martin Claussen, focuses on the impact of historical land cover change on climate: Did humans alter climate already in pre-industrial times by agricultural activity? To answer this question, Julia reconstructed global land cover for the last millennium. Applying the COSMOS climate model, she now investigates the resulting changes in the energy balance and the carbon cycle.