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The interdisciplinary ARVE team studies the interaction between soils, vegetation and the atmosphere.

Our current research focuses on how human activities have modified the terrestrial biosphere over the Holocene and how these changes in vegetation could have altered atmospheric chemistry and climate. We study human-environment interactions at large spatial and temporal scales using vegetation and carbon cycle models as well as palaeoenvironmental data.

2017-03-14 / Publications

New discussion paper published: The world’s first global weather generator

While a wide range of earth system processes occur at daily and even sub-daily timescales, many global vegetation and other...
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2017-03-02

Should the geologic definition of the Anthropocene be formalized?

Prof. Jed O. Kaplan says "No" in the latest issue of the Swiss National Science Foundation's quarterly magazine Horizons. Read below...
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2017-02-02

ARVE group members release WGEN-like weather generator v1.0.0

Prof. Jed Kaplan and doctoral student Philipp Sommer have published the WGEN-like weather generator version 1.0.0 - now available for...
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2017-02-02 / Presentations

ARVE group members present at the Society for American Archaeology’s Annual Meeting

Prof. Jed Kaplan and doctoral student Andrea Kay will be giving presentations at the 82nd Annual Meeting of the Society...
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2017-01-30

NEW DATASET: available on PANGAEA

We have made the ARVE KK10 dataset freely available to the public on the PANGAEA data archive (in a NetCDF...
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2017-01-20 / Videos

NEW VIDEO: Maori Influences on New Zealand landscapes

Jed Kaplan talks about his work modeling the Maori influences, from their colonization, on the landscapes of New Zealand. The...
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2017-01-20 / Posters

NEW POSTER: Modeling land use

The new poster that we presented at the American Geophysical Union’s 2016 Fall Meeting highlights ARVE group research on the...
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2017-01-20 / Publications

NEW PUBLICATION: Anthropogenic Reduction of Forest Cover

Did the anthropocene begin in the depths of the Last Ice Age? Read the ARVE group’s latest publication on how...
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