Maria Papadopoulou is a PhD student in the CRC project B2. She studied Forestry and Natural Environment at Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, ownes a master in Palynology and Palaeobotany from the same institute and started her PhD project in January 2014 at the University of Cologne.
Andrea Miebach is a PhD student in the CRC project B3. She studied biology at the University of Bonn and started her PhD project in October 2013. The key task of the B3 project is to reveal environmental conditions during times of human dispersal in the southern part of the eastern trajectory. Here, long and high-resolution continental records are rare. The study of pollen and other palynomorphs give us the opportunity not only to investigate how the vegetation looked like, but it also gives us insights into climate conditions and human occupation.
I am a part of the CRC 806 project B3 “Environmental Response on Climate Impact in the Levant during the last 200 ka based on a Long Continental Record from the Dead Sea”. As was introduced in my first presentation, the major objective of my PhD thesis is to investigate the vegetation of the southern Levant during the last Interglacial by analyzing pollen assemblages from the Dead Sea deep drilling cores.
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.