Research Group Vegetation Modelling
Research group leader
Room number 315
“I study vegetation and plant diversity in their changing environment by using biological proxies (e.g. pollen and plant macro-remains) and pollen-based modelling schemes. My research interests are to quantify changes in climate, vegetation and land use interactions through time, i.e. from today to the Quaternary period. I am focusing my research on the coupling of pollen-based vegetation data with climate-based modelling and proxies (e.g. tree rings), dynamic vegetation modelling, archaeological information and land use scenarios, amongst other. I am a researcher at the University of Innsbruck and the head of the pollen monitoring service for the Tyrol region.”
- Pollen-based past land cover reconstruction in Central Asia – Max Planck Institute 2017-2022
- Development of pollen-based past vegetation modelling in mountain regions
- Past vegetation, climate and land use interactions from local to sub-continental scales
- Historical forest management in Europe: coupling pollen and tree rings data
- Influence of present and past climate changes on pollen production and dispersal in Tyrol
- 2022: Marquer, L., Otto, T., Ben Arous, E., Stoetzel, E., Campmas, E., Zazzo, A., Tombret, O., Seim, A., Kofler, W., Falguères, C., Abdeljalil El Hajraoui, M., Nespoulet, R. The first use of olives in Africa around 100,000 years ago. Nature Plants.
- 2021: O’ Dwyer, R., Marquer, L., Trondman, A.K., Jönsson, A.M. Spatially continuous land-cover reconstructions through the Holocene in southern Sweden. Ecosystems. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10021-020-00594-5.
- 2020: Marquer, L., Mazier, F., Sugita, S., Galop, D., Houet, T., Faure, E., Gaillard, M.J., Haunold, S., de Munnik, N., Simonneau, A., De Vleeschouwer, F., Le Roux, G. Pollen-based reconstruction of Holocene land-cover in mountain regions: evaluation of the Landscape Reconstruction Algorithm in the Vicdessos valley, Northern Pyrenees, France. Quaternary Science Reviews. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.quascirev.2019.106049.
- 2017: Marquer, L., Gaillard, M.J., Sugita, S., Poska, A., Trondman, A.K., Mazier, F., Nielsen, A.B., Fyfe, R.M., Jönsson, A.M., Smith, B., Kaplan, J.O., Alenius, T., Birks, H.J.B., Bjune, A.E., Christiansen, J., Dodson, J., Edwards, K.J., Giesecke, T., Herzschuh, U., Kangur, M., Koff, T., Latałowa, M., Lechterbeck, J., Lorenz, S., Olofsson, J., Schult, M., Seppä, H. Quantifying the effects of land-use and climate on Holocene plant composition and vegetation change in Europe. Quaternary Science Reviews. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.quascirev.2017.07.001
- 2014: Marquer, L., Gaillard, M.J., Sugita, S., Trondman, A.K., Mazier, F., Nielsen, A.B., Fyfe, R.M., Odgaard, B.V., Alenius, T., Birks, H.J.B., Bjune, A.E., Christiansen, J., Dodson, J., Edwards, K.J., Giesecke, T., Herzschuh, U., Kangur, M., Lorenz, S., Poska, A., Schult, M., Seppä, H. Holocene changes in vegetation composition in northern Europe: why pollen-based quantitative reconstruction matters. Quaternary Science Reviews. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.quascirev.2014.02.013
Additional research achievements
- Head of the pollen monitoring service for the Tyrol region
- Elected member of the French Palynological association – 2022 to 2026
- Board member for the journal Frontiers in Ecology and Evolution
- Peer reviewer for various scientific journals and international funding agencies
- Palaeoecology: Concepts and methods
- Holocene vegetation, climate and land use in Europe
- Pollen-based vegetation modelling
- Scientific writing and communication
- Plant diversity and systematic