Dr. Riker Yll

Dr. Riker Yll

Dr. Riker Yll
Catalan Institute of Human Palaeoecology and Social Evolution
Plaça Imperial Tarraco, 1
E-43005 Tarragona
Catalonia, Spain

Palaeobiologist (palynologist), Archaeologist
Ph. D. in Biology
UNESCO codes :
241603 - 241710 - 250105
550405 - 550501

Phone: + 34 977 55 86 49   +34 687 93 80 65
E-mail: riker@prehistoria.urv.cat

Dr. Riker Yll - Areas of interest

Quaternary palaeoecology and paleoclimatology

Palaeoecology and palaeoclimatology of the Balearic Islands and the Spanish Levant
Palaeoecology and palaeoclimatology of the SW of Spain (Guadalquivir Delta and Doñana National Park)
Palaeoecology, palaeoclimatology and Landscape evolution of the arid and semi-arid Mediterranean regions
Palaeontology (Holocene animal and vegetal extinction in Mediterranean islands)
Global Climatic Change from a Palaeoclimatic perspective
Anthropic action and Climate Change

Quaternary archaeology

Middle Palaeolithic archaeology (mousterian assemblages and Neanderthal occupations)
Upper Palaeolithic and Mesolithic archaeology (the last hunter-gathered populations in Mediterranean Spain)
Prehistoric archaeology and Landscape evolution
Lithic assemblages in the European prehistory
Extreme climatic adaptations of Holocene fueginian populations (Tierra del Fuego, Argentina)
Bioarchaeology (Archaeological remains and Climatic Change of Holocene Iberian populations)

Actual Research Projects

Techno-cultural and landscape changes in the Pleistocene-Holocene transition in the Mediterranean zones of Iberian Peninsula. (Dr. Francesc Burjachs, Universitat Rovira i Virgili, Tarragona)

Evolución geomorfológica de ambientes costeros como respuesta a cambios climáticos y del nivel del mar durante el Cuaternario en diferentes latitudes (Golfo de Cádiz, Archipiélagos de Canarias y Cabo Verde). (Dra. Caridad Zazo Cardeña, Departamento de Geología, Museo Nacional de Ciencias Naturales, C.S.I.C. Madrid.)

Relevant publications

Schulte, L. et al. 2019.

Integration of multi-archive datasets towards the development of a four-dimensional paleoflood model in alpine catchments.

Global and Planetary Change 180, 66-88.

Peña, J.C.; Schulte, L., 2020.

Simulated and reconstructed atmospheric variability and their relation with large Pre-industrial summer floods in the Hasli-Aare catchment (Swiss Alps) since 1300 CE.

Global and Planetary Change 190, 103191.

Schulte, L. et al., 2019.

Pluridisciplinary analysis and multi-archive reconstruction of paleofloods: societal demand, challenges and progress.

Global and Planetary Change 177, 225-238.

Blöschl, G. et al. 2020.

Current European flood-rich period exceptional compared with past 500 years.

Nature 583, 560–566 (2020).

Sánchez-García et al. 2019.

500-year flood history in the arid environments of south-eastern Spain. The case of the Almanzora River.

Global and Planetary Change, 102987.

Schulte, L. et al. 2015.

A 2600-year history of floods in the Bernese Alps, Switzerland: frequencies, mechanisms and climate forcing.

Hydrology and Earth System Sciences 19, 3047-3072.

Peña, J.C. et al. 2015.

Influence of solar forcing, climate variability and atmospheric circulation patterns on summer floods in Switzerland.

Hydrology and Earth System Sciences 19, 3807-3827.

Universitat de BarcelonaICREA - Institució Catalana de Recerca i Estudis AvançatsUniversität BernServei Meteorològic de CatalunyaGobierno de España - Ministerio de Educación y CienciaAlexander von Humboldt Foundation