Svante Björck

Professor in Quaternary Sciences
Lund University, Sweden
Geobiosphere Science Centre, Quaternary Sciences

Fields of interest:

  • Quaternary paleoclimatology, 
  • sea level changes and related processes


Recent publications:

S. Björck, T.  Rittenour, P. Rosén, Z. França, P. Möller,
I. Snowball, S. Wastegĺrd, O. Bennike and B. Kromer:

A Holocene lacustrine record in the central North Atlantic: proxies for volcanic activity, short-term NAO mode variability and long-term precipitation
Quaternary Science Reviews, Vol. 25, (2006), pp. 9-32.

C.S. Andresen, S. Björck, M. Rundgren, D. Conley and C. Jessen:
Rapid Holocene climate changes in the North Atlantic: evidence from lake sediments from the Faroe
Boreas, Vol. 35, (2006), pp. 23-34.

H. Jiang, S. Björck, L. Ran, Y. Huang, J. Li:
Impact of the Kuroshio Current on the South China Sea based on a 115000 year diatom
Journal of Quaternary Science, Vol. 21, (2006), pp. 377-385. 

R. De Jong, S. Björck, L. Björkman, L. Clemmensen:
Storminess variation during the last 6500 years as reconstructed from an ombrotrophic peat bog in Halland, southwest
Journal of Quaternary Science, Vol. 21, (2006), pp. 905-919.

S. Björck:
Younger Dryas oscillation, global evidence,
In Elias, S. A. (Ed.): Encyclopedia of Quaternary Science, Volume 3, 1987-1994. Elsevier B.V., Oxford.

K. Ljung, S. Björck:
Holocene climate and vegetation dynamics on Nightingale Island, South Atlantic – an apparent interglacial bipolar seesaw in
Quaternary Science Reviews, pp. 3150-3166.

S. Björck:
The late Quaternary development of the Baltic Sea basin. In The BACC Author Team 
(Eds.): Assessment of climate change for the Baltic Sea Basin, Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg, 398-407.

K. Ljung, S. Björck, H. Renssen, D. Hammarlund:
South Atlantic Island record reveals a South Atlantic response to the 8.2 kyr
Climate of the Past, Vol. 4, (2008) pp. 35-45. 

B. Wohlfarth, D. Veres, L. Ampel, T. Lacourse, M. Blaauw, F. Preusser, V.
Andrieu-Ponel, D. Kéravis, E. Lallier-Vergčs, S. Björck, S.M. Davies, J-L. de
Beaulieu, J. Risberg, A. Hormes, H.U. Kasper, G. Possnert, M. Reille, N.
Thouveny, A. Zander:

Rapid ecosystem response to abrupt climate changes during the last glacial period in Western Europe, 40-16 kyr
Geology, Vol. 36, (2008), pp. 407-410.

R. Muscheler, B. Kromer, S. Björck, A. Svensson, M. Friedrich, K.F. Kaiser,
J. Southon:

Tree rings and ice cores reveal 14C calibration uncertainties during the Younger
Nature Geoscience, Vol. 1, pp. 263-267.