Dr. Pavel Tarasov’s team is getting it done!

Christian Leipe and Pavel Tarasov spent the first 9 days of October in the Institute of Geochemistry, Irkutsk, working on the sediment cores from Lake Ochaul and collecting samples for the sediment aDNA analysis together with Elena Bezrukova, Sasha Shchetnikov and their team. Lena and Sasha helped a lot to make our work as smooth and successful as possible.

Additional news from Dr. Pavel Tarasov during this time:

A cooperation agreement (Memorandum of Understanding) between Department of Earth Sciences Freie Universitaet Berlin and Institute of Geochemistry, Siberian Branch Russian Academy of Sciences, Irkutsk, has been signed.

Pavel Tarasov made a 60-minute presentation for the Geo-scientists and Archaeologists at the Conference Hall of the Institute of Geochemistry SB RAN, discussing results and advantages of multi-diciplinary research projects and importance of the knowledge dissemination.

The analytical results from the Lake Ochaul and Kalach Peat sediment cores obtained in Berlin, Irkutsk and St. Petersburg in 2018-2019 were discussed.

Congratulations to BAP PhD student Franziska Kobe who made her first big 30-minute presentation at the Scientific Colloquium organized by the Geological Club and Museum-Park Rüdersdorf near Berlin on 18 October 2019. Her talk was discussing importance of environmental archives from the lake sediments for reconstructing vegetation, climate and human-environmental interactions.

To see Franziska’s BAP graduate student profile, go here: https://tinyurl.com/sxg4yqb

Photo descriptions:

  1. Opening a new core (photo by Pavel Tarasov)
  2. Pleistocene-Holocene transition in the Lake Ochaul sediment core (photo by Pavel Tarasov)
  3. Franziska Kobe presenting her talk