Dr Christian Wolff

Senior Research Associate - Tropical Palaeoclimatology

Research Overview

My research aims to contribute to a better understanding of the mechanisms driving the global climate system by building high resolution climate records to assess regional (a)synchronicity of environmental responses to climate forcing. To date, much of my research is focusing on the tropical region using climate archives like lake sediments (e.g. Kenya, Tanzania, Hawaii, Vanuatu, India) and speleothems (Kyrgyzstan) to reconstruct past seasonal dynamics. Main goal of all research topics are the examination of frequency and magnitude of extreme events (ENSO, floods, droughts, storms) over time, and their relationships to forcing, which are of particular relevance to societal concerns.