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


Martina Vannacci, M.Sc.





Institute of Earth Sciences

Ruprecht-Karls-Universität Heidelberg

Im Neuenheimer Feld 234

D-69120 Heidelberg





+49 (0)6221-54 8293

+49 (0)6221-54 5503


Martina Vannacci



Research Profile:

In my PhD study I aim to reconstruct the paleoclimatic evolution of Central Asia during the early Quaternary based on drillcore material from the Qaidam Basin (Tibetan Plateau). Via the generation and evaluation of palynological and organic geochemical proxy data, this study will contribute to a better understanding of the paleohydrological changes and their forcing factors connected to the shrinkage of the former Qaidam paleolake since the late Pliocene.


Short CV:

since 03/2017

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

10/2016 - 02/2017

Erasmus and traineeship at the Museum National d’Histoire Naturelle (Paris). Title of traineeship: Coastal Lagoon and Climate Change in the Mediterranean area. Supervisor: Dr. Nathalie Combourieu-Nebout


MSc in Geological Sciences and Technologies at the University of Florence (Italy)

Title of MSc thesis: Climate changes during Marine Isotope Stage 22 as recorded in the marine section of Montalbano Jonico (southern Italy) by palynological study. Supervisor: Prof. Adele Bertini


BSc in Geological Sciences at the University of Florence (Italy)

Title of BSc thesis: Structural analysis of Villore area, Mugello. Supervisor: Prof. Federico Sani



Conference contribution:

[1] Vannacci, M., Toti, F., Bertini, A., 2016. Flora and vegetation in southern Italy during MIS 22, a crucial glacial stage at the end of the early Pleistocene. Congress of The Micropaleontological Society: 5th Silicofossil and Palynology Joint Meeting 2016. Firenze, Italy [Poster]

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