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Prof Ulrich Salzmann

Professor

Department: Geography and Environmental Sciences

I am Professor of Palaeoecology in the Department of Geography & Environmental Sciences and Director of the NERC Doctoral Training Partnership ONEPlanet. Prior to joining Northumbria University, I worked at the British Antarctic Survey, Cambridge, UK (2005-2010), the Leibniz Centre for Tropical Marine Research (ZMT) in Bremen, Germany (2003-2005) and the Institute for Archaeology & Archaeobotany, University of Frankfurt, Germany (1998-2002), where I received my PhD degree on the vegetation and climate history of the West African savanna.

Ulrich Salzmann

Qualifications

PhD April 01 1998

Key Publications

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  • Diversification, Intensification, and Specialization, Kay, A., Fuller, D., Neumann, K., Eichhorn, B., Höhn, A., Morin-Rivat, J., Champion, L., Linseele, V., Huysecom, E., Ozainne, S., Lespez, L., Biagetti, S., Madella, M., Salzmann, U., Kaplan, J. 1 Jun 2019, In: Journal of World Prehistory
  • Late Pliocene vegetation turnover on the NE Tibetan Plateau (Central Asia) triggered by early Northern Hemisphere glaciation, Koutsodendris, A., Allstädt, F., Kern, O., Kousis, I., Schwarz, F., Vannacci, M., Woutersen, A., Appel, E., Berke, M., Fang, X., Friedrich, O., Hoorn, C., Salzmann, U., Pross, J. 1 Sep 2019, In: Global and Planetary Change
  • The DeepMIP contribution to PMIP4: methodologies for selection, compilation and analysis of latest Paleocene and early Eocene climate proxy data, incorporating version 0.1 of the DeepMIP database, Hollis, C., Dunkley Jones, T., Anagnostou, E., Bijl, P., Cramwinckel, M., Cui, Y., Dickens, G., Edgar, K., Eley, Y., Evans, D., Foster, G., Frieling, J., Inglis, G., Kennedy, E., Kozdon, R., Lauretano, V., Lear, C., Littler, K., Meckler, N., Naafs, B., Pälike, H., Pancost, R., Pearson, P., Royer, D., Salzmann, U., Schubert, B., Seebeck, H., Sluijs, A., Speijer, R., Stassen, P., Tierney, J., Tripati, A., Wade, B., Westerhold, T., Witkowski, C., Zachos, J., Zhang, Y., Huber, M., Lunt, D. 17 Jan 2019, In: Geoscientific Model Development Discussions
  • The DeepMIP contribution to PMIP4: methodologies for selection, compilation and analysis of latest Paleocene and early Eocene climate proxy data, incorporating version 0.1 of the DeepMIP database, Hollis, C., Dunkley Jones, T., Anagnostou, E., Bijl, P., Cramwinckel, M., Cui, Y., Dickens, G., Edgar, K., Eley, Y., Evans, D., Foster, G., Frieling, J., Inglis, G., Kennedy, E., Kozdon, R., Lauretano, V., Lear, C., Littler, K., Lourens, L., Meckler, A., Naafs, B., Pälike, H., Pancost, R., Pearson, P., Röhl, U., Royer, D., Salzmann, U., Schubert, B., Seebeck, H., Sluijs, A., Speijer, R., Stassen, P., Tierney, J., Tripati, A., Wade, B., Westerhold, T., Witkowski, C., Zachos, J., Zhang, Y., Huber, M., Lunt, D. 25 Jul 2019, In: Geoscientific Model Development
  • What can Palaeoclimate Modelling do for you?, Haywood, A., Valdes, P., Aze, T., Barlow, N., Burke, A., Dolan, A., von der Heydt, A., Hill, D., Jamieson, S., Otto-Bliesner, B., Salzmann, U., Saupe, E., Voss, J. Apr 2019, In: Earth Systems and Environment
  • A late Holocene palaeoenvironmental ‘snapshot’ of the Angamma Delta, Lake Megachad at the end of the African Humid Period, Bristow, C., Holmes, J., Mattey, D., Salzmann, U., Sloane, H. 15 Dec 2018, In: Quaternary Science Reviews
  • Orbital, tectonic and oceanographic controls on Pliocene climate and atmospheric circulation in Arctic Norway, Panitz, S., Salzmann, U., Risebrobakken, B., De Schepper, S., Pound, M., Haywood, A., Dolan, A., Lunt, D. 1 Feb 2018, In: Global and Planetary Change
  • Paleoceanography and ice sheet variability offshore Wilkes Land, Antarctica – Part 1: Insights from late Oligocene astronomically paced contourite sedimentation, Salabarnada, A., Escutia, C., Röhl, U., Nelson, C., Mckay, R., Jiménez-espejo, F., Bijl, P., Hartman, J., Strother, S., Salzmann, U., Evangelinos, D., López-quirós, A., Flores, J., Sangiorgi, F., Ikehara, M., Brinkhuis, H. 10 Jul 2018, In: Climate of the Past
  • Southern Ocean warming and Wilkes Land ice sheet retreat during the mid-Miocene, Sangiorgi, F., Bijl, P., Passchier, S., Salzmann, U., Schouten, S., McKay, R., Cody, R., Pross, J., Van De Flierdt, T., Bohaty, S., Levy, R., Williams, T., Escutia, C., Brinkhuis, H. 22 Jan 2018, In: Nature Communications
  • The Lake CHAd Deep DRILLing project (CHADRILL) – targeting ~10 million years of environmental and climate change in Africa, Sylvestre, F., Schuster, M., Vogel, H., Abdheramane, M., Ariztegui, D., Salzmann, U., Schwalb, A., Waldmann, N. 22 Oct 2018, In: Scientific Drilling

PGR Supervision

  • Michael Amoo Start: 01/10/2019
  • Florian Schwarz Pliocene vegetation and climate variability on the NE Tibetan Plateau (Qaidam and Kunlun Pass Basin) over glacial-interglacial timescales Start: 01/10/2015
  • Anna Egerton Start: 01/10/2019
  • Alasdair Thompson Start: 01/10/2019

Research Themes and Scholarly Interests

RESEARCH INTERESTS

My research focuses on the reconstruction of Earth’s past environments. I am particularly interested in the palaeoclimatology and palaeoecology of tropical and Polar Regions. My research includes:

Antarctic and Arctic climate and vegetation change. The polar regions play a key role in our understanding of environmental change in a warmer-than-present world. I am reconstructing Antarctic land-ocean interactions before the onset of glaciation and during Neogene warm periods in order to understand the forcing and feedback mechanisms controlling polar glaciation throughout the past Greenhouse to Icehouse transition.

Global synthesis of climate proxy data for testing and improving numerical climate models. By combining Palynology with global data-model comparison, my research fosters a deeper understanding of how terrestrial environments responded, and might respond in the future, to rapid changes in temperatures and atmospheric CO2 concentration.

Quaternary vegetation change and human impact. I have a strong interest in assessing the role of early human impact and climate change. A thorough understanding of the importance of human impact and climate change for the evolution and history of our ecosystems is essential for the development of sustainable management and appropriate mitigation strategies for the future.


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