On behalf of the Scientific Steering Committee, welcome to the website of the International Conference Climate variability and human impacts in Central and Eastern Europe during the last two millennia to be held in Gdańsk, Poland from June 17th – 19th 2015.

The conference seeks to gather paleoclimatologists and paleoecologists from different fields of research to review forced and unforced climate variability and human-environment interactions during the past two millennia and late Holocene. Geographically, the focus is on Central and Eastern Europe, the Baltic and southern Scandinavia. We invite comprehensive reviews of existing data sets and presentations of new information from observations, natural archives and model experiments. Contributions dealing with high-resolution, well-calibrated and quantitative archives are preferred. A focus is put on the question, how human activities have modified ecosystems in the past and how the human impact can be discriminated from the impact of climate variability in past ecosystem evolution.

The conference is actively supported by PAGES and will be a contribution to the Varves Working Group and EuroMed2k Working Group.



Scientific committee

  • Wojciech Tylmann (Poland)
  • Rudolf Brazdil (Czech Republic)
  • Ulf Büntgen (Switzerland)
  • Janusz Filipiak (Poland)
  • Martin Grosjean (Switzerland)
  • Lucien von Gunten (Switzerland)
  • Zoltán Kern (Hungary)
  • Małgorzata Latałowa (Poland)
  • Mirosław Miętus (Poland)
  • Rajmund Przybylak (Poland)
  • Olga Solomina (Russia)
  • Bernd Zolitschka (Germany)

Local organizing committee

  • Wojciech Tylmann
  • Alicja Bonk
  • Janusz Filipiak
  • Małgorzata Kinder
  • Anna Poraj-Górska
  • Dawid Weisbrodt
  • Marcin Winowski
  • Maurycy Żarczyński