Igor Obreht

Igor Obreht
in B1

RWTH Aachen
Department of Geography

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CRC 806 - Project Affiliation:

Project B1
The „Eastern Trajectory": Last Glacial Palaeogeography and Archaeology of the Eastern Mediterranean and of the Balkan Peninsula

Project Z3
Integrated Research Training Group(IRTG)

Scientific Interests:

  • Loess
  • Terrestrial sediments
  • Paleoclimatology and paleoecology
  • Sedimentology and geochemistry

Ph.D. Research Topic:

Analysis of Migration Processes due to Environmental Conditions between 40,000 and 14,000 a BP in the Eastern Mediterranean and of the Balkan Peninsula, a sedimentological and geochemical approach

Supervisor: Prof. Dr. Frank Lehmkuhl


Since 2014: Ph.D. student at Department for Geography, RWTH Aachen University.

2013: M.A. in Geography/Geoecology, University of Novi Sad, Serbia

Field Work / Research Assignments:

  • Southeast Europe
  • Paleoenviroment and paleoclimate reconstruction


Obreht,I.,Buggle,B.,Catto,N.,Marković,S.B,Bösel,S.,Vandenberghe,D.A.G.,Hambach,U.,Svirčev,Z.,Lehmkuhl,F.,Basarin,B.,Gavrilov,M.B.,Jović,G., 2014.The Late Pleistocene Belotinac section (southern Serbia) at the southern limit of the European loess belt: Environmental and climate reconstruction using grain size and stable C and N isotopes. Quaternary International 334–335, 10-19.

Obreht, I., Zeeden, C., Schulte, P., Hambach, U., Eckmeier, E., Timar-Gabor, A., Lehmkuhl, F., 2015.Aeolian dynamics at the Orlovat loess-paleosol sequence, northern Serbia, based on detailed textural and geochemical evidence. Aeolian Research 18, 69-81.

Sprafke, T., Obreht, I., 2016 Loess: Rock, sediment or soil – What is missing for its definition? Quaternary International 399, 198-207.

Marković, S.B., Timar-Gabor, A., Stevens, T., Hambach, U., Popov, D., Tomić, N., Obreht, I., Lehmkuhl, F., Kels, H., Marković, R., Gavrilov, M.B., 2014. Environmental dynamics and luminescence chronology from the Orlovat loess–palaeosol sequence (Vojvodina, Northern Serbia). Journal of Quaternary Science 29, 189–199.

Marković, S.B., Korać, M., Mrđič, M., Buylaert, J-P., Thiel, C., McLaren, S., Stevens, T., Tomić, N., Petić, N., Jovanović, M., Vasiljević, D.A., Sümegi, P., Gavrilov, M.B., Obreht, I., 2014. Palaeoenvironment and geoconservation of mammoths from the Nosak loess–palaeosol sequence (Drmno, northeastern Serbia): Initial results and perspectives. Quaternary International 334-335, 30-39.

Dulić, T., Meriluoto, J., Palanački Malešević, T., Gajić, V., Važić, T., Tokodi, N., Obreht, I., Kostić, B., Kosijer, P., Khormali, F., Svirčev, Z., in press. Cyanobacterial diversity and toxicity of biocrusts from the Caspian Lowland loess deposits, North Iran. Quaternary International.

Svirčev, Z., Nikolić, B., Vukić, V., Marković, S.B., Gavrilov, M.B, Smalley, I., Obreht, I., Vukotić, B., Meriluoto, M., 2016. Loess and life out of Earth? Quaternary International 399, 208-217.

Svirčev, Z., Marković,S.B, Stevens, T., Codd, J.A., Smalley, I., Simeunović, S., Obreht, I., Dulić, T., Pantelić, D., Hambach, H., 2013. Importance of biological loess crusts for loess formation in semi-arid environments. Quaternary International 296, 206-215.

Važić, T., Svirčev, Z., Dulić, T., Krstić, K., Obreht, I., 2015. Potential for energy production from reed biomass in the Vojvodina region (north Serbia). Renewable and Sustainable Energy Reviews 48, 670-680.

Krstić, S., Zech, W., Obreht, I., Svirčev, Z., Marković, S., 2012. Late Quaternary environmental changes in Helambu Himal, Central Nepal, recorded in the diatom flora assemblage composition and geochemistry of Lake Panch Pokhari. Journal of Paleolimnology 47, 113-124.

Lukić, T., Marković, S.B., Stevens, T., Vasiljević, D.A., Machalett, B., Milojković, N., Basarin, B., Obreht, I., 2009. The Loess “Cave” Near the Village of Surduk - an Unusual Pseudokarst Landform in the Loess of Vojvodina, Serbia. Acta Carsologica 38, 227-235.





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