Northern Eurasian large lakes history: sediment records obtained in the frame of Russian-German research project PLOT


  • Fedorov, G. 1, 2
  • Andreev, A. 3
  • Baumer, M. 4
  • Bolshiyanov, D. 2
  • Cherezova, A. 5
  • Gromig, R. 4
  • Kostromina, N. 1
  • Kostrova, S. 3
  • Krastel, S. 6
  • Lebas, E. 6
  • Ludikova, A. 7
  • Melles, M. 4
  • Meyer, H. 3
  • Pestryakova, L. 8
  • Savelieva, L. 1
  • Shumilovskikh, L. 9
  • Subetto, D. 10
  • Wagner, B. 4
  • Wennrich, V. 4
  • Werner, M. 11
  • 1 St. Petersburg State University, Universitetskaya Nab. 7/9, St. Petersburg, 199034, Russia
    2 Arctic and Antarctic Research Institute, Bering Str. 38, St. Petersburg, 199397, Russia
    3 Department of Polar Terrestrial Environmental System, Alfred Wegener Institute Helmholtz Centre for Polar and Marine Research,
    4 Telegrafenberg A43 Potsdam, 14473, Germany
    5 Institute of Geology and Mineralogy, University of Cologne, Zulpicher Str. 49a, Cologne, 50674, Germany
    6 A.P. Karpinsky Russian Geological Research Institute (FGBU-“VSEGEI”), 74, Sredny prospect, St. Petersburg, 199106, Russia
    7 Institute of Geosciences, University of Kiel, Otto-Hahn-Platz 1, Kiel, D-24118, Germany
    8 Institute of Limnology, Russian Academy of Sciences, Sevastyanova 9, St. Petersburg, 196105, Russia
    9 Department for Geography and Biology, North-eastern Federal University of Yakutsk, Belinskogo 58, Yakutsk, 67700, Russia
    10 Department of Palynology and Climate Dynamics, Georg-August University of Gottingen, Wilhelm-Weber-Str. 2a, Gottingen, 37073, Germany
    11 Herzen State Pedagogical University of Russia, emb. Moika 48, St. Petersburg, 191186, Russia



Russian-German project “PLOT”, Northern Eurasian large lakes, Late Quaternary environments


Russian-German project PLOT (Paleolimnological Transect) aims at investigating the regional responses of the quaternary climate and environment on external forcing and feedback mechanisms along a more than 6000 km long longitudinal transect crossing Northern Eurasia. The well-dated record from Lake Elgygytgyn used as reference site for comparison the local climatic and environmental histories. Seismic surveys and sediment coring up to 54 m below lake floor performed in the frame of the project on Ladoga Lake (North-West of Russia; 2013), Lake Bolshoye Shchuchye (Polar Ural; 2016), Lake Levinson-Lessing and Lake Taymyr (Taymyr Peninsula; 2016-2017), Lake Emanda (Verkhoyansk Range; 2017). Fieldwork at Polar Ural and Taymyr Peninsula was conducted in collaboration with the Russian-Norwegian CHASE (Climate History along the Arctic Seaboard of Eurasia) project. Here, we present the major results of the project obtained so far.