Dr. Linda Taft

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Universität Bonn

Geographisches Institut

Former Staff Member

Address Meckenheimer Allee 172
53115 Bonn
Telephone +49 (0)228 73-6544
Email ltaft@uni-bonn.de
Homepage www.geographie.uni-bonn.de/forschung/arbeitsgruppe-evers/team_neu/dr.-linda-taft

 

 

Interests and research
  • Reconstruction of palaeoclimate conditions for Tibet
  • Environmental signals from lake sediments (Western Tibet & Tajikistan)
  • Stable Isotopes research on the basis of the gastropod genus radix
  • Quaternary Geomorphology
  • Glacier
Curriculum vitae
  • 2009 (August-October) expedition to Western Tibet, collecting samples of shells (radix) and sediments
  • since June 2009 PHD student at Institute of Geological Science, Department Palaeontology, Free University Berlin
  • 2009 M.A.-Thesis "Rekonstruktion und Vergleich historischer und rezenter Gletscherschneegrenzen in einer ausgewählten Region SO-Tibets. Eine Auswertung mittels GIS und Fernerkundung."
  • 2008-2009 Student research assistant at Institute of Physical Geography, RWTH Aachen (practical labwork, tutor for lectures in Geomorphology and Soil-Biogeography)
  • 2004-2009 Study of Physical Geography, Economic Geography and Political Sciences at Rheinisch-Westfälische Technische Hochschule Aachen (RWTH)
  • 1980 born in Düren, NRW
Publications
  • Taft, L., Mischke, S., Leipe, C., Rajabov, I., Riedel, F., Wiechert, U., In Press. Sclerochronological oxygen and carbon isotope ratios in Radix (Gastropoda) shells indicate changes of glacial meltwater flux and temperature since 4200 cal yr BP at Lake Karakul, eastern Pamirs (Tajikistan). Journal of Palaeolimnology.
  •  Taft, L., Wiechert, U., Riedel, F., Weynell, M., Zhang, HC., 2012. Sub-seasonal oxygen and carbon isotope variations in shells of modern Radix sp. (Gastropoda) from the Tibetan Plateau: potential of a new archive for palaeoclimate studies. Quaternary Science Reviews 34, 44-56.
  • Taft, L., Wiechert, U., Zhang, HC., Lei, GL., Mischke, S., Plessen, B., Weynell, M., Winkler, A., Riedel, F., 2012.  Oxygen and carbon isotope patterns archived in shells of the aquatic gastropod Radix: Hydrologic and climatic signals across the Tibetan Plateau in sub-monthly resolution. Quaternary International 290-291, 282-298.


Talks, Abstracts and Poster Presentations

  • Taft, L., Mischke, S., Wiechert, U., Zhang, HC., 2013. Sclerochronologic isotope patterns in shells of the aquatic gastropod Radix: A hydrologic and climatic archive for the Tibetan Plateau in sub-seasonal resolution. Abstract and talk Applied Isotope Geochemistry Conference, Budapest, Hungary.
  • Taft, L., Albrecht, C., Mischke, S., von Oheimb, P., Riedel, F., Wiechert, U., Wilke, T., Zhang, HC., 2013. The aquatic gastropod genus Radix: A new archive for inferring Neogene and Quaternary palaeoclimatic patterns across the Tibetan Plateau and its possible application in palaeoelevation studies. Abstract for Humboldt-Kolleg “Third Pole Demands Protection (HOPE - 2013) Nainital, India.
  • Taft, L., Wiechert, U., Zhang, HC., Mischke, S., Plessen, B., Weynell, M., Winkler, A., Riedel, F., 2012. Stable isotope compositions in modern gastropod shells from the Tibetan Plateau and the Pamirs mirror hydrologic and climatic signals in sub-seasonal resolution. Abstract in Journal of Nepal Geologic Society 45, 85.
  • Taft, L., Wiechert, U., Zhang, HC., Mischke, S., Plessen, B., Weynell, M., Winkler, A., Riedel, F., 2012. Hydrologic and climatic signals across the Tibetan Plateau inferred from δ18O and δ13C patterns archived in shells of the gastropod Radix sp.: A window to the past? Abstract and talk Centenary Meeting of the Palaeontologic Society, Berlin, Germany.
  •  Riedel, F., Fuchs, M., Henderson, A., Kossler, A., Leipe, C., Schmidt, M., Taft, L., 2012. Evolution of the mega-lake Palaeo-Makgadikgadi (Kalahari, Botswana) during the last 100 ka. Abstract in Speciation in Ancient Lakes (SIAL) – 6, Bogor, Indonesia.
  • Taft, L., Wiechert, U., Riedel, F., Weynell, M., Zhang, HC., 2011. Oxygen and carbon isotope analyses in shells of the freshwater gastropod Radix sp.: a suitable method for reconstructing lake history on the Tibetan Plateau. Abstract and talk INQUA, Bern, Switzerland.
  • Taft, L., Riedel, F., Wiechert, U., Weynell, M., Zhang, HC., 2010. Monsoon signals in shells of the gastropod Radix: a new archive for lake history and palaeoclimate studies on the Tibetan Plateau. Abstract and Poster presentation AGU, San Francisco, USA.