Malin Kylander

Senior Lecturer in Chemical Sedimentology
RA-5 Co-leader for the Bolin Center
Department of Geological Sciences
Stockholm University
106 91 Stockholm, Sweden

Phone: (+46) 8 6747898
Email: malin.kylandergeo.su.se


My background is in the fields of analytical chemistry and environmental geochemistry. I completed my PhD in 2006 at the Department of Earth-Science and Engineering at Imperial College London, UK. My thesis Global Perspectives on Natural and Anthropogenic Controls on Atmospheric Lead and Dust Cycling Using Peat Bog Archives focused on Pb isotopes and their application to environmental pollution and gauging the magnitude of anthropogenic impact. During my research career I have gradually moved into paleoclimate studies, making reconstructions using geochemical records from terrestrial archives (lake sediments and peatlands) on Holocene and glacial-interglacial timescales. At present my two main field areas are in southern Sweden and South Africa.

Malin Kylander shows sediment



Malin Kylander teaching
In terms of research leadership, I am co-responsible for the S:LAM Lab and the running of an ITRAX XRF core scanner, which makes high-resolution (down to 200 μm), non-destructive XRF analyses of lake and marine sediments. Together with Qiong Zhang, I am also the co-leader of Research Area 5 (Historical to millennial climate variability) for the Bolin Centre for Climate Research. I will also co-chair, with Richard Bindler (Umeå University) and Dan Hammarlund (Lund University), the coming International Paleolimnology Symposium, supported by the International Paleolimnology Association, to be held in Stockholm in 2018.

I am the course director for the Masters courses Climate Change Throughout Earth’s History (GG8021) and Paleoceanography and paleoclimatology II (GG8112). I also teach at the Bachelor level on the Geology, Geochemistry I and Environmental Geochemistry courses.