Ice sheet formation and DNA

How the ice sheet has fluctuated in size and how and when it was formed can be read in the basal ice, as it is possible to date it as well as the genetic material that is encapsulated in the ice cores.

By combining the information about the age of the basal ice and the genetic material in the ice cores with climate models and data about past diversity, we arrive at new knowledge about how climate and ecosystems interact.

  Photo: Stieg & Wolfe (2008)

- Biodiversity and response to climate change
- Models for climate, biodiversity and evolution
- Interdisciplinary collaboration between research in climate and biology
- Interaction between models for climate and biodiversity