Advances in understanding Holocene climate variability and its impact on human society
Convener: Vasile Ersek 
Oral Programme
 / Thu, 07 Apr, 15:30–17:00  / Room 13
Poster Programme
 / Attendance Thu, 07 Apr, 17:30–19:00  / Display Thu, 07 Apr, 08:00–19:30  / Hall XL

The Holocene has been characterized by relatively small climate fluctuations compared with glacial modes of variability. Nevertheless, these variations appear to have translated into significant changes in ecosystems on a variety of timescales and had a likely impact in the development of human civilization. Proposed causes of Holocene climate change include solar variability, changes in ocean circulation or stochastic processes, and this session will look at how the forcings might be reflected into ocean and continental proxies as well as in climate models. We invite contributions that evaluate the role of these forcings, the confidence with which paleoclimate records can be correlated on regional, hemispheric or global scale, and the degree to which climate and analytical noise influence the potential detection of likely forcings and teleconnections. We further welcome studies that address the impact of Holocene climate change on human society.