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Dr. Lucien von Gunten

Lucien von Gunten

PAGES Science Officer
Falkenplatz 16
3012 Bern


  +41 (0 ) 31 631 56 09

Expertise & Interests

Overview / specialty        High-resolution climate reconstructions and pollution history. Environmental changes in the late Holocene. Improvement of the methodology for the development of quantitative climate reconstructions
Official PAGES function(s)        PAGES Science Officer, Series Editor of PAGES Magazine, 2k Network Co-coordinator, and 2k Network Mailing List Administrator




Kaufman DS, PAGES 2k Consortium (2014) A Community-Driven Framework for Climate Reconstructions. Eos, Transactions American Geophysical Union 95( 40): 361-362

Kaufman DS, McKay N, Kiefer T, von Gunten L (2013) A regional view of global climate change. Global Change 81: 18-23

de Jong R, von Gunten L, Maldonado A, Grosjean M (2013) Late Holocene summer temperatures in the central Andes reconstructed from the sediments of high-elevation Laguna Chepical, Chile (32°S). Climate of the Past 9: 1921-1932

von Gunten L, Anderson DM, Chase B, Curran M, Gergis J, Gille EP, Gross W, Hanhijärvi S, Kaufman DS, Kiefer T, McKay NP, Mundo I, Neukom R, Sano M, Shah A, Tyler J, Viau A, Wagner S, Wahl ER and Willard D (2013) The backbone of PAGES 2k: data management and archiving. PAGES news 21(2): 87

PAGES 2k Consortium (2013) Continental-scale temperature variability during the past two millennia. Nature Geoscience 6: 339-346

Shi F, Yang B, Mairesse A, von Gunten L, Li JP, Brauning A, Yang FM, Xiao X (2013) Northern Hemisphere temperature reconstruction during the last millennium using multiple annual proxies. Climate Research 56: 231-244

Elbert J, Wartenburger R, von Gunten L, Urrutia R, Fischer D, Fujak M, Hamann Y, Greber ND, Grosjean M (2013) Late Holocene air temperature variability reconstructed from the sediments of Laguna Escondida, Patagonia, Chile (45°30?S). Palaeogeography, Palaeoclimatology, Palaeoecology 369: 482-492

von Gunten L, D'Andrea WJ, Bradley RS, Huang Y (2012) Proxy-to-proxy calibration: Increasing the temporal resolution of quantitative climate reconstructions. Nature Scientific Reports 2, doi: 10.1038/srep00609

Shi F, Yang B, von Gunten L (2012) Preliminary multiproxy surface air temperature field reconstruction for China over the past millennium. Science China: Earth Sciences 55(12): 2058-2067

von Gunten L, Grosjean M, Kamenik C, Fujak M, Urrutia R (2012) Calibrating biogeochemical and physical climate proxies from non-varved lake sediments with meteorological data: methods and case studies. Journal of Paleolimnology 47: 583-600, doi: 10.1007/s10933-012-9582-9

Shi F, Yang B, von Gunten L, Qin C, Wang Z (2012) Ensemble empirical mode decomposition for tree-ring climate reconstructions. Theoretical and Applied Climatology 109: 233-243, doi: 10.1007/s00704-011-0576-8

von Gunten L, Wanner H, Kiefer T (2012) 2nd PAGES 2k Network Meeting: Review of status and plans for synthesis. PAGES news 20(1): 46

Elbert J, Grosjean M, von Gunten L, Urrutia R, Fischer D, Wartenburger R, Ariztegui D, Fujak M, Hamann Y (2012) Quantitative high-resolution winter (JJA) precipitation reconstruction from varved sediments of Lago Plomo 47°S, Patagonian Andes, AD 1530–2002. The Holocene 22(4): 465-474, doi: 10.1177/0959683611425547

Stewart MM, Grosjean M, Kuglitsch FG, Nussbaumer SU, von Gunten L (2011) Reconstructions of late Holocene paleofloods and glacier length changes in the Upper Engadine, Switzerland (ca. 1450 BC-AD 420). Palaeogeography Palaeoclimatology Palaeoecology 311(3-4): 215-223, doi: 10.1016/j.palaeo.2011.08.022

Neukom R, Luterbacher J, Villalba R, Küttel M, Frank D, Jones PD, Grosjean M, Wanner H, Aravena JC, Black DE, Christie DA, D'Arrigo R, Lara A, Morales M, Soliz-Gamboa C, Srur A, Urrutia R, von Gunten L (2011) Multiproxy summer and winter surface air temperature field reconstructions for southern South America covering the past centuries. Climate Dynamics 37(1-2): 35-51, doi: 10.1007/s00382-010-0793-3

Medina-Elizalde M, Burns SJ, Lea DW, Asmerom Y, von Gunten L, Polyak V, Vuille M, Karmalkar A (2010) High resolution stalagmite climate record from the Yucatan Peninsula spanning the Maya terminal classic period. Earth and Planetary Science Letters 298(1-2): 255-262, doi: 10.1016/j.epsl.2010.08.016

von Gunten L, Grosjean M, Beer J, Grob P, Morales A, Urrutia R (2009) Age modeling of young non-varved lake sediments: methods and limits. Examples from two lakes in Central Chile. Journal of Paleolimnology 42(3): 401-412, doi: 10.1007/s10933-008-9284-5

Grosjean M, von Gunten L, Trachsel M, Kamenik C (2009) Calibration-in-time: Transforming biogeochemical lake sediment proxies into quantitative climate variables. PAGES news 17(3): 108-110

von Gunten L, Grosjean M, Rein B, Urrutia R, Appleby P (2009) A quantitative high-resolution summer temperature reconstruction based on sedimentary pigments from Laguna Aculeo, central Chile, back to AD 850. The Holocene 19(6): 873-881, doi: 10.1177/0959683609336573

von Gunten L, Grosjean M, Eggenberger U, Grob P, Urrutia R, Morales A (2009) Pollution and eutrophication history AD 1800-2005 as recorded in sediments from five lakes in Central Chile. Global and Planetary Change 68(3): 198-208, doi: 10.1016/j.gloplacha.2009.04.004

von Gunten L (2009) High-resolution, quantitative climate reconstruction over the past 1000 years and pollution history derived from lake sediments in Central Chile. PhD Thesis University of Bern, Switzerland.

von Gunten L, Heiri O, Bigler C, van Leeuwen J, Casty C, Lotter AF, Sturm M (2008) Seasonal temperatures for the past ~400 years reconstructed from diatom and chironomid assemblages in a high-altitude lake (Lej da la Tscheppa, Switzerland). Journal of Paleolimnology 39(3): 283-299, doi: 10.1007/s10933-007-9103-4

Bigler C, von Gunten L, Lotter AF, Hausmann S, Blass A, Ohlendorf C, Sturm M (2007) Quantifying human-induced eutrophication in Swiss mountain lakes since AD 1800 using diatoms. The Holocene 17(8): 1141-1154, doi: 10.1177/0959683607082555

von Gunten L (2005) Diatomeen eines Hochgebirgssees (Lej da la Tscheppa, Oberengadin) als Umvweltindikator der letzten 400 Jahre. MSc Thesis University of Bern, Switzerland.

Series Editor PAGES Magazine