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Dr. Markus J. Schwab

Leibniz Center for Surface Process
and Climate Studies at Universität Potsdam
via
GeoForschungsZentrum Potsdam
Section 3.3
Telegrafenberg, C 428
D-14473 Potsdam Germany

mschwab@gfz-potsdam.de
Phone: ++49 (0) 331 288 1388
Fax: ++49 (0) 331 288 1302

 
Research interests

Paleoenvironmental and -climate studies
Lake Sedimentology, Biogeochemistry
Climate and Societies

Education

1998
Dr. rer. nat. Thesis: “Reconstruction of the Late Quaternary climatic and environmental history of the Schirmacher Oasis and the Wohlthat Massif (East Antarctica)”

09/87-02/93
Study of Geology / Paleontology at the Ernst Moritz Arndt University of Greifswald (Germany)
Diploma Thesis: "Investigations in order to internal deformation and epi-metamorphosis at selected cores (North German – Polish Caledonides) and rock samples (Massif Brabant Caledonides)."

Professional Experience

since 09/07
Research associate at the Leibniz Center for Earth Surface and Climate Studies

Summer semester 2007
Assistant professor and lecturer at the University of Vienna, Center for Earth Sciences, Dept. for Geodynamic and Sedimentology

Summer semester 2006
Assistant professor and lecturer at the University of Vienna, Center for Earth Sciences, Dept. for Geodynamic and Sedimentology

06/05-08/07
Research associate at the GFZ Potsdam, Section 'Climate Dynamics and Sediments'

08/04-05/05
Research associate at the Brunel University of West London, Dept. of Geography & Earth Sciences; EU-funded RELIEF project (RELiable Information on Earthquake Faulting)

11/03-07/04
Post-Doctoral Research associate at the GFZ Potsdam, Section 'Climate Dynamics and Sediments'

11/98-10/03
Research associate and assistant to the coordinator of the KIHZ project 'Natural climate variations from 10,000 years to the present day', GFZ Potsdam, Section 'Climate Dynamics and Sediments', Potsdam

03/01-07/02
Lecturer for Sedimentology at the Geological Institute, University of Potsdam

07/98-10/98
Research associate, Alfred Wegener Institute for Polar and Marine Research, Unit 'Periglacial Dynamics', Potsdam

10/94-07/98
PhD student, University of Potsdam Research associate at Alfred Wegener Institute for Polar and Marine Research, Unit 'Periglacial Dynamics', Potsdam

03/93-09/94
Geologist at the engineering company 'Kühn Geoconsulting' Bonn – Berlin

05/87-08/87
Geotechnical staff, brown coal combination Bitterfeld, Department Geotechnics Halle/Saale, Germany

11/85-04/87
Basic military service (air force / private first class, radar)

09/85-10/85
Exploration deep miner, potassium salt mine Rossleben (South Harz district), Germany 

Selected Publications

Schwab, M.J., Neumann, F., Litt, T., Negendank, J.F.W., Stein, M. (2004): Paleoecological investigations based on Holocene lacustrine sediments from the crater lake Birkat Ram, Golan Heights (Near East). Quaternary Science Reviews, 23, 16-17, 1723-1731.

Hazan, N., Stein, M., Agnon, A. Marco, S., Nadel, D., Negendank, J.F.W., Schwab, M.J., Neev, D. (2005): The late Quaternary limnological history of lake Kinneret (Sea of Galilee), Israel. Quater. Res.,63, 66-77. pdf

Frechen, M., Schwab, M.J., Sutter, I.(2004): Luminescence and radiocarbon dating of lake sediments from east Antarctica. In: Higham; T., Bronk Ramsey, C., Owen, C. (eds.): Radiocarbon and Archaeology. Oxford University School of Archaeology Monograph 62, 17-34.

Zinke, J., von Storch, H., Müller, B., Rein, B., Mieding, H.B., Miller, H., Lücke, A., Schleser, G.H., Schwab, M.J., Negendank, J.F.W., Kienel U. (2004): Evidence for the climate during the Late Maunder Minimum from proxy data available within KIHZ In: Fischer, H., Flöser, G., Kumke, T., Lohmann, G., Miller, H., Negendank, J.F.W., von Storch, H. (eds): The KIHZ project: Towards a synthesis of paleoclimate variability using proxy data and climate models. Springer Verlag, Berlin, 401-418 .

Frank, U., Schwab, M.J., Negendank, J.F.W. (2003): Results of rock magnetic investigations and relative paleointensity determinations on lacustrine sediments from Birkat Ram, Golan Hights (Israel). J. Geophys. Res., 108(B8), 2379.

Frank, U., Schwab, M.J., Negendank, J.F.W. (2002): A lacustrine record of paleomagnetic secularvariation from Birkat Ram, Golan Heigths (Israel) for the last 4400 years.- Phys. Earth Planet. Int.: 21-34

Negendank, J.F.W., Miller, H., von Storch, H., Schwab, M.J., Schwalb, A., Widmann, M. & the KIHZ Consortium (2001): KIHZ: Climate in historical times (Natural climate variations from 10,000 years to the present day). German Global Change Research: 45-53.

Müller, J., Oerhänsli, H., Melles, M., Schwab, M., Rachold, V. & Hubberten, H.-W. (2001): Late Pliocene sedimentation in Lake Baikal: implications for climatic and tectonic change in SE Siberia. Palaeogeography, Palaeoclimatology, Palaeoecology 174(4): 305-326.

Projects

Holocene Climate and settlement history in the Near East (Golan Heights)
Eifel maar lakes
The diatom-based varve micro-facies, Lake Holzmaar
Late Pleistocene (Last Glacial) short Climate cycles in sediments of Lake Kinneret


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