Larissa
Schneider
Research Fellow

Australian National University

Larissa is an environmental chemist interested in understanding the role of past climate changes and human activities on tropical and temperate ecosystems.

Her research focuses on the geochemistry of freshwater lake sediments to reveal long-term interactions between humans, climate and metal contamination using the information stored in the bottom of lakes.

This information sheds light on past climate changes, the role of human colonisation in the landscape and the magnitude of impacts from industry and other processes.

An essential item in Larrisa’s toolkit

“Application of geochemistry as a tool to reconstruct past environmental changes.”

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