Dr. Walter Dörfler

Former ROOTS member

Johanna-Mestorf-Straße 2-6, R. 35
Phone: +49 431 880-4059
Telefax: +49 431 880-7300

The focus of my research is on human environmental interaction in the past. How did people use resources and how did they transform the environment into a cultural landscape? I am dealing with natural as well as cultural archives in the form of soils, sediments and peat deposits. I use pollen, non-pollen-palynomorphs, micro-charcoal, and chemical and physical features of the deposits to reconstruct environmental change with high time resolution and precise dating. The combination of on-site, near-site and off-site studies enables adifferentiation between local, regional and supra-regional processes.


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