Andrea Miebach

Dr.
Andrea Miebach
in B3, B4

University of Bonn
Steinmann Institute

    Nussallee 8
53115 Cologne
Germany 
     
    Phone:   +49 (0)228 73 3531
  E-mail:   a.miebach@uni-bonn.de

CRC 806 - Project Affiliation:

Project B3
Environmental Response on Climate Impact in the Levant during the Last Glacial and Holocene and their Role in the Origin of Agriculture

Project B4
Climatic Evolution of the Marmara Region during the past 50,000 years


Scientific Interests:

  • Paleoecosystems (vegetation, climate, limnology)
  • Palynology and paleobotany
  • Flora of the Eastern Mediterranean
  • Phytogeography and plant diversity


Education:

2013–2017: Ph. D. in Biology, Steinmann Institute for Geology, Mineralogy, and Paleontology, University of Bonn

Ph. D. thesis: Climate- and Human-Induced Vegetation Changes in Northwestern Turkey and the Southern Levant since the Last Glacial

2011–2013: M. Sc. in Organismic Biology, Evolutionary Biology, and Paleobiology (OEP-Biology), University of Bonn

M. Sc. thesis: Vegetation and climate history of the Marmara region during the last ca. 30,000 years based on lacustrine sediments from Lake Iznik (NW Turkey)

2008–2011: B. Sc. in Biology, University of Bonn

B. Sc. thesis: Biogeographie der Kakteen – Evolution und räumliche Diversitätsmuster der Hauptwuchsformen (Biogeography of cacti – evolution and spatial diversity patterns of the main growth forms)


Employments:

Since 2017: Postdoc in CRC 806/Project B3, Steinmann Institute for Geology, Mineralogy, and Paleontology, University of Bonn

20162017: Coordinator of the Integrated Research Training Group (IRTG) of the CRC 806, University of Cologne

2013–2016: Research assistant in CRC 806/Project B3, Steinmann Institute for Geology, Mineralogy, and Paleontology, University of Bonn

2013: Student research assistant in CRC 806/Project B4, Steinmann Institute for Geology, Mineralogy, and Paleontology, University of Bonn

2011–2012: Student research assistant in the working group „Biogeography and Macroecology“, Nees Institute for Biodiversity of Plants, University of Bonn

2011: Student research assistant in the biology bachelor class „Biodiversity of Plants“, Nees Institute for Biodiversity of Plants, University of Bonn


Publications:

Miebach, A.; Chen, C.; Schwab, M. J.; Stein, M.; Litt, T. (2017): Vegetation and climate during the Last Glacial high stand (ca. 28-22 ka BP) of the Sea of Galilee, northern Israel. Quaternary Science Reviews 156: 47–56. Doi: 10.1016/j.quascirev.2016.11.013.

Miebach, A.; Niestrath, P.; Roeser, P.; Litt, T. (2016): Impacts of climate and humans on the vegetation in northwestern Turkey: palynological insights from Lake Iznik since the Last Glacial. Climate of the Past 12: 575–593. Doi: 10.5194/cp-12-575-2016.

Barthlott, W.; Burstedde, K.; Geffert, J. L.; Ibisch, P. L.; Korotkova, N.; Miebach, A.; Rafiqpoor, M. D.; Stein, A.; Mutke, J. (2015): Biogeography and Biodiversity of Cacti. Schumannia 7: 205 pages.

Hutterer, R.; Miebach, A. (2011): Neue Funde von Raubtieren (Mammalia: Carnivora) aus dem Jungpaläolithikum der Eifel. Decheniana 164: 105–115.


Conference Contributions:

Miebach, A.; Chen, C.; Litt, T. (2017): High lake levels – sparse vegetation: palynological insights into the paleoenvironment of the southern Levant during MIS 2. 5th PAGES OSM. Zaragoza, Spain. Oral presentation. Awardee of PAGES OSM travel grant.

Miebach, A.; Chen, C.; Schwab, M. J.; Lev, L.; Stein, M.; Litt, T. (2016): New insights into the paleoenvironment of northern Israel during the Last Glacial. European Geosciences Union General Assembly. Vienna, Austria. PICO presentation.

Miebach, A.; Niestrath, P.; Roeser, P. A.; Litt, T. (2015): Klima vs. Mensch: Die Vegetationsgeschichte der Marmara-Region (NW Türkei) der letzten 30.000 Jahre. 25. Jahrestagung des AK Vegetationsgeschichte der Reinhold-Tüxen-Gesellschaft. Benediktbeuern, Germany. Oral presentation.

Miebach, A.; Niestrath, P.; Roeser, P. A.; Litt, T. (2015): Climate and human impacts on the vegetation in NW Turkey: palynological insights from Lake Iznik since the Last Glacial. The Anatolian Plateaus: Endogene and Exogene Geological Processes and Impact on Climate Change - An Itinerary Workshop across Anatolia, Turkey. Poster presentation.

Miebach, A.; Niestrath, P.; Roeser, P. A.; Litt, T. (2015): Climate and human impacts on the vegetation in NW Turkey: palynological insights from Lake Iznik since the Last Glacial. European Geosciences Union General Assembly. Vienna, Austria. Poster presentation. Awardee of the Outstanding Student Poster Award.

Miebach, A.; Chen, C.; Litt, T. (2015): Last Glacial vegetation and climate change in the southern Levant. European Geosciences Union General Assembly. Vienna, Austria. Poster presentation.

Miebach, A.; Chen, C.; Litt, T. (2015): Wet Glacials and Dry Interglacials in the Southern Levant? Preliminary Evidence from Pollen Analyses. IODP/ICDP Germany Annual Colloquium. Bonn, Germany. Poster presentation. Awardee of the first poster prize.

Miebach, A. (2014): Palynology of the Last Glacial. 1st Dead Sea Deep Drilling Project workshop. Ein Gedi, Israel. Oral presentation.

Miebach, A.; Litt, T.; Roeser, P. A. (2014): Vegetation and climate history of the Marmara region (NW Turkey) during the last 31,000 years. GeoFrankfurt. Frankfurt, Germany. Oral presentation.

Miebach, A.; Litt, T.; Roeser, P. A. (2014): Vegetation dynamics in response to climate change and land use: a pollen record from the Marmara region (NW Turkey) encompassing the last 31,000 years. 9th European Palaeobotany and Palynology Conference. Padua, Italy. Oral presentation.

Miebach, A.; Roeser, P. A.; Litt, T. (2013): First results of a pollen record from Lake Iznik (NW Turkey) encompassing the last c. 30,000 years. Regional Committee on Mediterranean Neogene Stratigraphy 14th Congress. Istanbul, Turkey. Poster presentation.


Field Work / Research Assignments:

09/2015: Invited geological excursion to Turkey

09/2014: Geological and paleontological excursion to NE Germany

09/2012: Paleontological and biological excursion to Texas

03/2012: Botanical excursion to Ecuador and the Galapagos Islands


Professional Memberships:

Paläontologische Gesellschaft

Reinhold-Tüxen-Gesellschaft


Media:

DFG – Klimataucher

Auszug aus Afrika: Klimaphänomene beeinflussen die Wanderung des Homo sapiens (Forsch – Bonner Universitäts-Nachrichten, Nov. 2016)


Links:

University of Bonn

Steinmann Institute

 

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