Tallinn University of Technology

Division of Quaternary Geology

Headed by Professor Siim Veski

Quaternary geology, palaeoecology and related research disciplines explaining the current paradigm of actualism in geology, have been one of the principal targets of research at the Department of Geology since the 1950s.
The group focusses on:

  • Postglacial retreat of the ice sheet
  • Paleoclimate variation using multi-proxy analyses (such as pollen and chironomid based inference models);
  • Palaeobiodiversity (terrestrial and aquatic), functional and phylogenetic diversity dynamics and relationships with climate and environmental changes;
  • Past human impact upon landscapes, waterbodies, vegetation structure and cover
  • Shoreline displacement of the Baltic Sea.

A sediment sample from Lake Udsu

Inimesed paadiga järvel

Research on Lake Pangodi in 2020. Filmed by Argo Jõeleht.

Meet our team