Published 09.04.2008. Written by Helge Kaasin.

Anne Hormes

Anne Hormes is propelled by her fascination for high mountain regions and glaciers. She applies physical dating methods in order to get hold of the exact timing of environmental changes in the past. Her work focuses on the last 40.000 years in the Alps, New Zealand, Svalbard, Sweden and France. Past glacier variability, lake sediment sequences, rock falls and ice wedge development have been studied and dated as precisely as possible in order to understand abrupt climate and environmental change.


The icebound project is the first attempt ever to map trimlines and date the upper limit of the Last Glacial Maximum ice sheet on Svalbard by means of cosmogenic nuclides.