We wish to welcome Marit Hichens-Bergström and Ellen Berntell, who recently started as PhD students in our unit.

Marit takes part in the Research school for School Teachers of Natural Science and Geography, focusing on Climate and Environment, which is partly organized by the Bolin Centre for Climate Research. Marit will study permafrost peatlands in northern Scandinavia as archives of volcanic eruptions under changing climatic conditions. Britta Sannel is Marit's main supervisor and Stefan Wastegård is co-supervisor.

Ellen will study the African and Asian monsoon variability, by analysing data from observations, paleoclimate reconstructions and climate model simulations. Qiong Zhang is Ellen's main supervisor and Gia Destouni is co-supervisor.