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Marc Bormann

Marc Bormann
in B2

University of Cologne
Institute of Geography

    Bernhard-Feilchenfeld-Str. 11
50969 Cologne
    Phone:   +49 (0)221-470 6671
  E-mail:   marc.bormann@uni-koeln.de

CRC 806 - Project Affiliation

Project B2
Climatic and Environmental History of the Balkans During the Last Glacial Cycle

Project Z3
Integrated Research Training Group (IRTG)

Scientific Interests

  • Quaternary Research

  • Paleolimnology

  • Phytolith Analysis

Ph.D. Research Topic

"Late Quaternary environmental changes in the Eastern Carpathians inferred from soil, peat and lake sediments of the Mohos crater, Romania"

Supervisor: Prof. Dr. Frank Schäbitz


Since 2014

Ph.D. student at University of Cologne.


Diploma in Geography, Geology and Soil Science, Universities of Cologne and Bonn

Diploma thesis "Phytoliths in modern rice cultivars and examination of soil phytolith assemblages from the Yangtze River Delta, China"

Field Work / Research Assignments


Coring campaign on Mohos peat bog


Internship at Southern Croiss GeoScience, Lismore, Australia


Since 2014

PhD student within CRC 806, Project B2, University of Cologne


Student Assistant in several projects, University of Cologne

Conference Papers

Bormann M., Papadopoulou M., Veres D., Wulf S., Klasen N., Hubay K., Wennrich V., Opitz S., Magyari E., Panagiotopoulos K., Karátson D., Schäbitz F., 2016. Vegetation and climate history in the Carpathians during MIS 3-2 — a multi-proxy study of a sediment sequence from Mohoş crater/Romania. Poster presentation at the Central and Eastern Europe Paleoscience Symposium: From Local to Global, 23-24 May 2016, Cluj-Napoca, Romania.

Bormann M., Veres D., Wulf S., Klasen N., Papadopoulou M., Panagiotopoulos K., Schäbitz F., 2015. Environmental and volcanic history of the Eastern Romanian Carpathians since MIS 3 recorded in sediments from Mohoş crater. Poster presentation at the AGU Fall Meeting, 14-18 December 2015, San Francisco, USA.

Bormann M., Francois J.-P., Papadopoulou M., Veres D., Magyari E., Schäbitz F., 2014. Preliminary Results of a Phytolith Study from the Eastern Carpathians, Romania. Poster presentation in the 9th IMPR (International Meeting for Phytolith Research), 8-12 September 2014, Brussels, Belgium.


Karátson, D., Wulf, S., Veres, D., Magyari, E.K., Gertisser, R., Timar-Gabor, A., Novothny, Á., Telbisz, T., Szalai, Z., Anechitei-Deacu, V., Appelt, O., Bormann, M., Jánosi, Cs., Hubay, K., Schäbitz, F. (2016). The latest explosive eruptions of Ciomadul (Csomád) volcano, East Carpathians — A tephrostratigraphic approach for the 51–29 ka BP time interval, J. Volcanol. Geotherm. Res., 255: 29-51.

Wulf, S., Fedorowicz, S., Veres, D., Karátson, D., Bormann, M., Magyari, E., Gertisser, R., Appelt, O., Łanczont, M., Gozhik, P. (2016). The 'Roxolany Tephra' (Ukraine) - new evidence of an origin from a 29.6 ka eruption of Ciomadul volcano, Eastern Carpathians. Journal of Quaternary Science 31, 565-576.

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