CL Climate: Past, Present & Future
The 2016 Outstanding Student Poster and PICO (OSPP) Awards is awarded to Liv Heinecke for the poster/PICO entitled:
Geochemical Analyses of Macrophytes (Potamogeton sp.) and ancient DNA from Lake Karakul, Tajikistan (Heinecke, L.; Epp, L., S.; Mischke, S.; Reschke, M.; Stoof-Leichsenring, K.; Rajabov, I.; Herzschuh, U.)
Click here to download the poster/PICO file.
I am a PhD student at the Alfred-Wegener-Institute, Helmholtz-Centre for Polar- and Marine Research and the University of Potsdam.
In my current project, I investigate vegetation and climate changes in the eastern Pamir Mountains in arid Central Asia since the late Pleistocene. In the poster session at the EGU 2016 I presented recent outcomes of our investigations about aquatic vegetation shifts and lake internal changes in bioproductivity of Lake Karakul. A combined approach of ancient sedimentary DNA analyses and stable isotope measurements on macrophyte remains was used to gain insights into lake system changes over time and inferences about lake level changes can be made.