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Dr. Sandra Olivia Brugger

Sandra Olivia Brugger

Desert Research Institute
89512 Reno


  ECN Member

Expertise & Interests

PAGES interests        ECN, Global Paleofire
Topics        Climate dynamics, Climate variability, Ecosystem processes, Fire, Forests, Ice dynamics, Monsoon
Timescales        Anthropocene (last 100 years), Holocene, Last millennia
Regions        Arctic, Asia, Europe, Global, Mediterranean, Mid-latitude Northern Hemisphere, Neotropics, North America, South America, Tropics
Archives        Ice cores/glaciers, Lake sediments, Peat, Pollen
Sector        Research
Discipline        Glaciology, (Paleo)climatology, (Paleo)ecology, Palynology, Radiocarbon dating, Statistics
Computers        BACON, CLAM, OxCal, R
Laboratory        Charcoal, Non-pollen polymorphs, Pollen



Brugger SO, Gobet E, Schanz FR, Heiri O, Schwörer C, Sigl M, Schwikowski M, Tinner W., 2019. Why loss matters: Reply to the comments of Festi et al. on “A quantitative comparison of microfossil extraction methods from ice cores” by Brugger et al. (2018). Journal of Glaciology 65(253), 867–868

Brugger SO, Gobet E, Osmont D, Behling H, Fontana SL, Hooghiemstra H, Morales-Molino C, Sigl M, Schwikowski M, Tinner, 2019. Tropical Andean glacier reveals colonial legacy in modern mountain ecosystems. Quaternary Science Reviews (Invited Review) 220, 1-13

Brugger SO, Gobet E, Blunier T, Morales-Molino C, Lotter AF, Fischer H, Schwikowski M, Tinner W, 2019. Palynological insights into global change impacts on Arctic vegetation, fire, and pollution recorded in Central Greenland ice. The Holocene 29(7) 1189–1197

Hartmann M, Blunier T, Brugger SO, Schmale J, Schwikowski M, Vogel A, Wex H, Stratmann F, 2019. Variation of Ice Nucleating Particles in the European Arctic over the Last Centuries. Geophysical Research Letters 46(7), 4007-4016

Brugger SO, Gobet E, Sigl M, Osmont D, Papina T, Rudaya N, Schwikowski M, Tinner W, 2018. Ice records provide new insights into climatic vulnerability of Central Asian forest and steppe communities. Global and Planetary Change 169, 188-201

Brugger SO, Gobet E, Schanz FR, Heiri O, Schwörer C, Sigl M, Schwikowski M, Tinner W, 2018. A quantitative comparison of microfossil extraction methods from ice cores. Journal of Glaciology 64(245), 432-442

Gilgen A, Adolf C, Brugger SO, Ickes L, Schwikowski M, van Leeuwen JFN, Tinner W, Lohmann U, 2018. Implementing Microscopic Charcoal Particles into a Global Aerosol-Climate Model. Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics 18(16), 11813-11829

Brugger SO, Gobet E, van Leeuwen JFN, Ledru M-P, Colombaroli D, van der Knaap WO, Lombardo U, Escobar-Torrez K, Finsinger W, Rodrigues L, Giesche A, Zarate M, Veit H, Tinner W, 2016. Long-term man–environment interactions in the Bolivian Amazon: 8000 years of vegetation dynamics. Quaternary Science Reviews 132, 114-128