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Bergner

Dr. Andreas Bergner

Universität Potsdam
Institut für Erd- und Umweltwissenschaften
Haus 27, Zi. 2.29
Karl-Liebknecht-Str. 24
14476 Golm

bergner @ geo.uni-potsdam.de
Phone: +49 (0) 331 977 5843
Fax: +49 (0) 331 977 5700


Research Interests and
Current Projects

Tropical climate change and paleo-ENSO on Glacial-Interglacial timescales, Paleoclimate of East Africa, Paleolimnology (Diatoms, African lakes), Geochronology (Ar-Ar dating), Lake-Balance Modelling

Outreach, Public Relations & Fundraising (particulary Edutainment, Industrial contracting & Sponsoring)

Awards and Scholarships

2003
Research fellow at Duke University, USA (DFG)

2004
Finalist of the Tilly-Edinger Award, (PalGes, Germany)

2007
Research fellow at Berkley Geochronolgy Center (BGC) and University of California, Berkeley (UCB) (DFG)

Education and Professional Experience

Feb 2007-Dec 2007
Research fellow at the Berkley Geochronolgy Center (BGC) and University of California, Berkeley (UCB)

2006
Degree of Science Managment from the Center of Science and Research Managment, Speyer (ZWM)

2004-2005
PostDoc at the Potsdam University, Member of the DFG-funded "Lake Naivasha Coring Project"

since 2005
Person in charge for Public Relations and Fundraising at Potsdam University, Dept. of Earth Sciences

2004
Dr. rer. nat. in Geology, Potsdam University. Title of Thesis "Lake-Level Fluctuations and Late-Quaternary Climate Change in the Central Kenya Rift", advisors Martin Trauth, Françoise Gasse (CEREGE) & Gerald Haug (ETH)

08/2001
participant of the special course 'Hydrologic modelling with PHREEQC' at the University of Bremen

2000-2003
Member of the Potsdam University, Dept. of Earth Sciences as PhD student, University of Potsdam
Member of the DFG research project 'Insolation forcing of climate and hydrology in the Naivasha Basin, Kenya' (Trauth, Strecker)
Member of the PAGES-PEP III program

2000
Diploma in Geoecology, Potsdam University. Title of Thesis "Lake-level fluctuations of paleo-Lake Naivasha, Kenya", advisors Martin Trauth and Manfred Strecker

1997 - 1998
ERASMUS stipend at the University of Grenoble (France), studies in Geology

1994 - 2000
Studies in Geoecology and Geology at Potsdam University

Selected Publications (peer-reviewed articles only)

RECENT

Bergner, A.G.N., Strecker, M.R., Trauth, M.H., Deino, A., Gasse, F., Blisniuk, P., Dühnforth, M.(submitted): Tectonic and climatic controls on evolution of rift lakes in the Central Kenya Rift, East Africa. Quaternary Science Reviews.

Thorpe, J., Bergner, A.G.N., Deino, A., Leng, M., Mackay, A., Sloane, H.J., Trauth, M.H. (submitted): Oxygene isotope and diatom assemblage records from the Central Kenya Rift, East Africa between 145 and 110 kyr BP. Quaternary Research.

Trauth, M.H., Maslin, M.A., Deino, A., Strecker, M.R., Bergner, A.G.N., Dühnforth, M. (in press): High- and low-latitude forcing of Plio-Pleistocene African climate and human evolution. Journal of Human Evolution.

2006

Dühnforth, M., Bergner, A.G.N., Trauth, M.H. (2006): The hydrological budget of the Nakuru-Elmenteita basin, Central Kenya Rift, during the Early Holocene wet period. Journal of Paleolimnology, 36, 281-294.

2004

Bergner, A.G.N., Trauth, M.H. (2004): Comparison of the hydrologic and hydrochemical evolution of Lake Naivasha (Kenya) during three highstands between 175 and 60 kyr BP. Palaeogeography Palaeoclimatology Palaeoecology, 125 (1-2), 17-36.

2003

Bergner, A.G.N., Trauth, M.H., Bookhagen, B. (2003): Magnitude of precipitation / evaporation changes in the Naivasha Basin (Kenya) during the last 150 kyrs. Global and Planetary Change, 36, 117-136.

Trauth, M.H., Deino, A.L., Bergner, A.G.N., Strecker, M.R. (2003): East African climate change and orbital forcing during the last 175 kyr BP. Earth and Planetary Science Letters, 206, 297-313.


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