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DFG awards 4 young scientists 2010 Bernd Rendel Prize
Date:10/7/2010

gist Claudia Wrozyna (28), Technical University (TU) of Brunswick

Claudia Wrozyna is using ostracods from the Tibetan Plateau to investigate long-term environmental change, as well as more recent events from the last 8,000 years. Information about these events can be derived from the sediments found in the Nam Co Lake at the Earth's "third pole". The detailed examination of individual ostracods, as well as of larger groups of these life forms, enables both the reconstruction of the palaeoclimate and the makeup of ecosystems. One of Wrozyna's aims is to determine the influence humans have had on the ecological changes in that region and the consequences of this influence for the Asian monsoon system.

The Bernd Rendel Prize has been awarded since 2002. It commemorates geology student Bernd Rendel, whose relatives established the foundation in his name after his early death. The foundation provides the funding for the prizes each year.


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Contact: Cornelia Pretzer
cornelia.pretzer@dfg.de
49-302-061-214-328
Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft
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