ZiF Cooperation Group

Volcanoes, Climate and History

November 2021 – October 2023

Ulf Büntgen (Cambridge, GBR)

Members

Convenor
Ulf Büntgen
Ulf Büntgen is Professor of Environmental Systems Analysis at the Department of Geography, University of Cambridge, UK. His main research interest and expertise are in the reconstruction of climate and environmental change at different spatiotemporal scales, with emphasis on linking natural data with historical evidence.
Fellows
Foto Nicola Di Cosmo
Nicola Di Cosmo is Henry Luce Foundation Professor of East Asian History at the Institute for Advanced Study in Princeton, USA. His main research interest and expertise are in the relations between China and inner Eurasia from prehistory to the modern period, with emphasis on using natural proxy data in the study of the Mongol empire and the Qing dynasty.
Foto Jan Esper
Jan Esper is Professor of Physical Geography and Climatology at the Gutenberg University in Mainz, Germany. His main research interest and expertise are in dendrochronology and high-resolution paleoclimatology, with emphasis on the development of multimillennial-long ring width and wood density chronologies from the upper and northern treelines.
Foto Lamya Khalidi
Lamya Khalidi is a Researcher at CNRS and the University of Cote d’Azur in Nice, France. Her main research interest and expertise are in environmental archaeology, with emphasis on the dynamical processes of human transformation and adaptation in response to volcanism in East Africa and the Middle East during different periods of the Holocene.
Foto Franz Mauelshagen
Franz Mauelshagen is a Senior Lecturer at Bielefeld University, Germany. His main research interest and expertise are in environmental history, with a strong expertise in historical climate research, disaster history and the Anthropocene. His work seeks to place examples of human-climate interactions of the Anthropocene in a longer-term context of modern history in, both, the “Old” and “New Worlds”.
Foto Clive Oppenheimer
Clive Oppenheimer is Professor of Volcanology at the University of Cambridge, UK. His main research expertise is in volcanic processes and hazards, with emphasis on the long-range climatic and societal impacts of eruptions. He has participated in 14 missions to Antarctica, and made two documentary features with Werner Herzog: Into the Inferno, and Fireball: Visitors from Darker Worlds.
Foto Eleonora Rohland
Eleonora Rohland is Professor for Entangled History in the Americas and Director of the Center for InterAmerican Studies (CIAS) at Bielefeld University, Germany. Her main research interest and expertise are in the environmental and climate histories of North America and the Caribbean, with emphasis on the history of knowledge and technology, as well as economic, insurance and disaster history.