Dr Larissa Schneider

BSc (UFMS), MSc (INPA), PhD (UC)
DECRA Fellow
ANU College of Asia and the Pacific
T: +61 02 6125 2235

Areas of expertise

  • Geochemistry 0402
  • Main Group Metal Chemistry 030204
  • Palaeoclimatology 040605
  • Inorganic Chemistry 0302

Research interests


Biogeochemical cycle of Hg

Environmental contamination by ancient Empires and populations


Palaeoenvironmental Reconstruction



Dr Schneider is an environmental chemist interested in understanding the role of past climate changes and human activities on tropical and temperate ecosystems. Her research focuses on the geochemistry of freshwater lake sediments to reveal long-term interactions between humans, climate and metal contamination using the information stored in the bottom of lakes. This information sheds light on past climate changes, the role of human colonisation in the landscape, the magnitude of impacts from industry and other processes.



Projects and Grants

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