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New IHOPE Publication Co-authored by SSC Member Fredrik Charpentier Ljungqvist

This month the journal Climate of the Past published a new paper that is co-authored by IHOPE SSC member Fredrik Charpentier Ljungqvist. The paper “Climatic signatures in early modern European grain harvest yields” uses harvest yield data from Sweden, Switzerland, and Spain comparably with paleoclimate reconstructions. The research results in findings of regionally specific temperature and hydroclimate signatures. Notably, the linkage of harvest yield data with paleoclimate reconstructions provides more stability to both otherwise uncertain data sets. This research also is significant for attempting to identify complex regional differences in climate and their relationships to grain harvests.

Ljungqvist, F.C., Christiansen, B., Esper, J., Huhtamaa, H., Leijonhufvud, L., Pfister, C., Seim, A., Skoglund, M.K. & Thejll, P., “Climatic signatures in early modern European grain harvest yields”, Climate of the Past, 19 (2023): 2463–2491. https://doi.org/10.5194/cp-19-2463-2023

IHOPE SSC member Fredrik Charpentier Ljungqvist is Professor of History, particularly Historical Geography, at Stockholm University. In addition, he is Associate Professor of Physical Geography at the same university as well as Pro Futura Scientia Fellow at the Swedish Collegium for Advanced Study in Uppsala. He is also affiliated to the Bolin Centre for Climate Research, Stockholm University.

This interesting new publication is open access and available to read here. 

A list of all of IHOPE’s publications can be accessed here.