Maria Papadopoulou and Marc Bormann are PhD students in Project B2 of the CRC 806 at the University of Cologne. Maria studied Forestry and Natural Environment at Aristotle University of Thessaloniki. Her master thesis focused on the comparison of recent vegetation and pollen records in vegetation units of Northern Greece.
Marc studied Geography, Geology and Soil Science at the Universities of Cologne and Bonn. In his diploma thesis, he investigated phytoliths derived from modern rice plants and rice paddy soils. Maria and Marc have been employed as research assistants in Project B2 since January 2014.
Marc and Maria will reconstruct vegetation and climate changes over the Last Glacial in the Carpathian Mountains using phytoliths and pollen. The climate of the study region at present is continental. By combining pollen and phytoliths, they aim to investigate the response of local vegetation to changes in temperature and precipitation and to trace the imprint of short-lived climate events (e.g. Heinrich and D/O) during the Last Glacial. They will give an overview of the scientific outcome from the first phase of Project B2 (2009-2013). They will introduce their working region (Lake Mohos, located in Transylvania, N. Romania) and present their plans for their field campaign scheduled for June 2014.
Date, Time: 07/04/2014, 16:00 h – 17:30 h
Location: Room S12, Seminargebäude (Building 106), Universitätsstraße 37 , Cologne