Heidelberg University
Institute of Earth Sciences
Im Neuenheimer Feld 236
69120 Heidelberg
Phone: +49 6221 54-8291
Fax: +49 6221 54-5503


Palynology & Paleoenvironmental Dynamics


Ilias Kousis, M.Sc.






Institute of Earth Sciences

Ruprecht-Karls-Universität Heidelberg

Im Neuenheimer Feld 234

D-69120 Heidelberg





+49 (0)6221-54 4830

+49 (0)6221-54 5503


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Research Profile:

My PhD study aims at deciphering the response of vegetation to centennial- and millennial-scale climate change in SE European during the Middle Pleistocene. More specifically, my work focuses on a better understanding of the characteristics of plant refugia during the MIS 11 interglacial (424 – 374 ka), which is considered one of the best orbital analogues to the Holocene, and the MIS 12 glacial (478 – 424 ka), which represents one of the most extreme glacials of the entire Quaternary. To address these research questions, I currently carry out high-resolution pollen analyses on new core material from Lake Ohrid, Europe’s oldest lake, which has recently (2013) been drilled within the framework of ICDP.


Short CV:

since 09/2015

PhD student within the Paleoenvironmental Dynamics Group at the Institute of Earth Sciences, Heidelberg University. Supervisors: Dr. Andreas Koutsodendris, Prof. Jörg Pross


Master student in Geology, University of Oslo (Norway).

Title of MSc thesis: Palynology and Sedimentology of the Dunscombe Formation, Mercia Mudstone Group, South Devon, Southwest England. Supervisors: Prof. Wolfram Kürschner, Dr. Steven Müller


BSc in Geology, University of Patras (Greece).

Title of BSc thesis: Geological and stratigraphical analysis of Meganisi, Ionian Islands. Supervisor: Dr. G. Iliopoulos


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