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Christian-Albrechts-Universität zu Kiel

       


 

Junior professor | Institute for Ecosystem Research

Prof. Dr. Ingmar Unkel (Germany, 1978)

Diploma in Geology

iunkel@ecology.uni-kiel.de

Prof. Dr. Ingmar Unkel, Junior professor
PhD thesis University of Heidelberg
Post-doc project Institute for Ecosystem Research
Research interests Human-climate interaction, with special focus on the development during the last 10 000 years and with regional focus on the Eastern Mediterranean and South America. Palaeoenvironmental reconstructions as a basis for modeling future climate development. Environmental reconstruction based on sedimentary analyses, radiocarbon dating and faunal assemblages.
Education

2003 - 2006
PhD Studies at the Heidelberg Academy of Sciences, Research Centre for Radiometric Dating, 14C-laboratory. Academic degree: Dr. rer. nat.

1999 - 2002
Studies at the University of Karlsruhe (TU), Germany Academic degree: Diplom-Geologist (Dipl.-Geol.)

1997 - 1999
Studies of Geology at University of Heidelberg, Germany

Work experience

Contracts and functions:
Since 2009

Junior Professor (Assistant Professor) in Environmental History - Graduate School “Human Development in Landscapes”, Kiel University

2008 - 2009
Postdoc – Department of Physics, Divison of Nuclear Physics, Lund University, Sweden

2006 - 2009
Postdoc – GeoBioSphere Centre, Quaternary Geology, Lund University, Sweden.

2006
Postdoc – Heidelberg Academy of Sciences, Research Centre for Radiometric Dating, 14C-laboratory

Projects:
Since 2009

StymphaCore- reconstructing the environmental history of the northern Peloponnesus (Projektleitung) Project partner:, Prof. W. Rabbel, Prof. L. Käppel, Dr. M.-J. Nadeau, Prof. O. Nelle (CAU Kiel); Dr. N. Nowaczyk (GFZ Potsdam); Prof. K. Christanis, Dr. H. Zagana (Uni Patras, Griechenland)

Since 2009
The archaic site of Pernil Alto, Peru, and the emergence of sedentism and agriculture in Peru in comparison to similar processes in the Old World. Project partner: H. Grobahn (Doktorand, Kiel), Prof. J. Müller (Erstbetreuer, Kiel), Dr. M. Reindel (Projektleiter; Bonn), Dr. B. Kromer (Heidelberg), Prof. B. Eitel (Heidelberg), Prof. G. Wagner (Heidelberg), Dr. J. Isla Cuadrado (Lima, Peru).

2008 - 2009
Analysen zur Risiko- und Häufigkeitsbewertung alpiner Bergrutsche mittels 14C Messungen. Projektpartner: Prof. J. Rohn (Projektleiter), Dr. D. Ehret (beide Erlangen).

2006 - 2009
An interhemispheric transect: paleoclimatic analyses of late Quaternary lacustrine and terrestrial records of Atlantic islands (ATLANTIS). Project partner: Prof. S. Björck (Projektleiter), Dr. K. Ljung, Dr. M. Rundgren, and Dr. I. Snowball (alle Lund, Schweden), Prof. B. Wohlfarth (Stockholm, Schweden), Prof. J. Rabassa und M. Fernandez (beide Ushuaia, Argentinien).

2003 - 2006
AMS-14C-Analysen zur Rekonstruktion der Landschafts- und Kulturgeschichte in der Region Palpa (S-Peru). Project partner: Dr. M. Reindel (Projektleiter; Bonn), Dr. B. Kromer (Heidelberg), Prof. B. Eitel (Heidelberg), Prof. G. Wagner (Heidelberg), Dr. J. Isla Cuadrado (Lima, Peru).

Selected publications

2010
Mächtle, B., Unkel, I., Eitel, B., Kromer, B., and Schiegl, S.: Molluscs as evidence for a Late Pleistocene and Early Holocene humid period in the northern Atacama desert, southern Peru (14.5°S). Quaternary Research 73, 39-47 doi:10.1016/j.yqres.2009.05.007.

2010
Unkel, I., Fernandez, M., Björck, S., Ljung, K., and Wohlfarth, B.: Records of environmental changes during the Holocene from Isla de los Estados (54.4ºS), southeastern Tierra del Fuego. Global and Planetary Change 74, 99-113, doi:10.1016/j.gloplacha.2010.07.003.

2010
Stenström, K., Unkel, I., Nilsson, C., Rääf, C., and Mattsson, S.: The use of hair as an indicator of occupational 14C contamination. Radiation and Environmental Biophysics 49, 97-107, doi:10.1007/s00411-009-0245-9.

2008
Unkel, I., Björck, S., and Wohlfahrt, B.: Deglacial environmental changes on Isla de los Estados (54.4ºS), southeastern Tierra del Fuego. Quaternary Science Review 27, 1541-1554, doi:10.1016/j.quascirev.2008.05.004.

2007
Unkel, I., Kromer, B., Reindel, M., Wacker, L., and Wagner, G. A.: A chronology of the pre-Columbian Paracas- and Nasca-culture in South Peru based on AMS-14C-dating. Radiocarbon, 49(2), 551-564.

2007
Unkel, I., Kadereit, A., Mächtle, B., Eitel, B., Kromer, B., Wagner, G. A., and Wacker, L.: Geomorphic evidence of palaeo-environmental changes at the eastern margin of the South Peruvian coastal desert (14°30' S) before and during the Little Ice Age. Quaternary International 175, 3-28, doi:10.1016/j.quaint. 2007.1003.1006.

2006
Mächtle, B., Eitel, B., Kadereit, A., and Unkel, I.: Holocene environmental changes in the northern Atacama desert, southern Peru (14°30’S) and their impact on the rise and fall of Precolumbian cultures. Zeitschrift für Geomorphologie Suppl. Vol. 142, 47-62.

2005
Eitel, B., Hecht, S., Mächtle, B., Schukraft, G., Kadereit, A., Wagner, G., Kromer, B., Unkel, I., and Reindel, M.: Geoarchaeological evidence from desert Loess in the Nasca-Palpa Region, Southern Peru: Palaeoenvironmental changes and their impact on pre-Columbian cultures. Archaeometry 47, 137-158.

2004
Giurgea, V., Rettenmaier, D., Pizzino, L., Unkel, I., Hötzl, H., Förster, A., and Quattrocchi, F.: Preliminary hydrogeological interpretation of the Aigion area from the AIG10 borehole data. CR Geoscience 336, 467-475.

2004
Lemeille, F., Chatoupis, F., Foumelis, M., Rettenmaier, D., Unkel, I., Micarelli, L., Moretti, I., Bourdillon, C., Guernet, C., and Müller, C.: Recent syn-rift deposits in the hangingwall of the Aigion Fault (Gulf of Corinth, Greece). CR Geoscience 336, 425-434.

Theses (co-)supervised

In progress
Hänßler, Elke: The environmental history of Cape Araxos, NW Peloponnese.

In progress
Heymann, Christian: The enviromental history of Lake Stymphalia (NE-Peloponnese, Greece).

In progress
Gorbahn, Hermann: The archaic site of Pernil Alto, Peru, and the emergence of sedentism and agriculture in Peru in comparision to similar processes in the Old Word (working title).

In progress
Hoffmann, Saskia: Stymphalos: the reception of landscape in Greek and Roman Antiquity.