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Climate and Environmental Physics is a division of the Physics Institute of the University of Bern and affiliated to the Oeschger Centre for Climate Change Research. Our team of more than 60 is committed to understand the processes of the Earth System on time scales from seasons to a million years. If you like to join our effort, please see our JOB OPENINGS.

We analyse environmental archives such as ice cores from Greenland and Antarctica, groundwater and tree rings to reconstruct climate and environmental changes. With our unique palette of physical-biogeochemical climate models we investigate causes of past climate change and simulate the consequences of future man-made climate change. Since 2008 we hold the world record in the reconstruction of atmospheric CO2 concentrations of the past 800,000 years based on an Antarctic ice core.

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Uni Bern ranked 29th best University in Environmental Science 2023

In the new research.com ranking the University of Bern has reached rank 29 in the field of Environmental Sciences of all universities worldwide. The division for Climate and Environmental Physics has crucially contributed to this success.

Hubertus Fischer awarded with SNF Advanced Grant

Prof. Hubertus Fischer has received a SNF Advanced Grant within the SNF replacement scheme for the prestigious ERC projects. Within the new BURNice project, his group will reconstruct global biomass burning emissions using ethane in polar ice cores over the last glacial cycle. The 2 MCHF project is already the third Advanced Grant for Prof. Fischer in the last 15 years.


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