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HOLANT project

Antarctica phase VI (2006-2010)

HOLANT - Holocene climate variability and ecosystem change in coastal East and Maritime Antarctica

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HOLANT is a multi-disciplinary project which is aimed at a better understanding of long- and short-term climatic events in different coastal regions in Maritime and East Antarctica. HOLANT will help documenting the history of environmental changes at the south pole in relation to other regions and its role in global climate during the past 10000 years.

Objectives

  • the reconstruction of changes in temperature and the moisture balance of lakes in Antarctic coastal areas during the past 10000 years,
  • the reconstruction of changes in the relative sea level of the regions, which is a function of the local continental ice thickness and global sea level and
  • reconstruction of changes in the relative sea level of the regions, which is a function of the regional-scale response of biota and their diversity on climate change

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Partners and Contact information

Coordinator: Professor Dr. Wim Vyverman
Protistology and Aquatic Ecology (PAE)
Biology Department
Ghent University
Krijgslaan 281 S8
B-9000 Gent
Belgium
Tel: +32 (0)9 264 85 01
Fax: +32 (0)9 264 85 99
www.pae.ugent.be

Partner 2: Dr. Annick Wilmotte
Center for Protein Engineering (CIP)
Institute of Chemistry
University of Liège
Sart Tilman B6
B-4000 Liège
Belgium
Phone: +32 (0)4 366 38 56 or 33 87
Fax: +32 (0)4 366 33 64
www.cip.ulg.ac.be

Partner 3: Prof. Dr. Marc De Batist
Renard Center of Marine Geology
Geology Department
Ghent University
Krijgslaan 281 S8
B-9000 Gent
Belgium
Tel.: +32-9-264 45 87
Fax: +32-9-264 49 88
www.RCMG.ugent.be

Partner 4: Dr. Dominic A. Hodgson
British Antarctic Survey
High Cross, Madingley Road
Cambridge CB3 0ET
UK
Tel: 44 1223 221635
Fax: 44 1223 362616
www.antarctica.ac.uk

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