EES Student Charuta Kulkani (@ckulkarni) first authored a paper in Quaternary Science Reviews entitled ” Exploring the role of humans and climate over the Balkan landscape: 500 years of vegetational history of Serbia“. Highlights of the article include; 1) The first Serbian palynological record of vegetation-landscape shifts from the Little Ice Age (LIA) to present. 2) Open landscapes with minor woodland and intense land erosion ensued during 1540–1720 CE due to human and climatic impacts. 3) Increased moisture availability in the late LIA (1720–1850 CE) is visible by increases in mesic and montane trees. 4) Increased forest cover with stable cultivation characterized the post-LIA/Industrial Era.
- Congratulations Charuta!