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Department of Human Evolution

Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology

Deutscher Platz 6
04103 Leipzig

phone: +49 (341) 3550 - 350
fax: +49 (0341) 3550 - 399

e-mail: streiber@[>>> Please remove the brackets! <<<]eva.mpg.de


Curriculum Vitae

Current position

since 2014Research Scientist,
Department of Human Evolution,
Max Planck Institute of Evolutionary Anthropology,
Leipzig, Germany

Honorary position

since 2009Visiting Research Fellow,
School of Geographical Sciences,
University of Bristol, UK

Previous positions

2009-2014Research Group Leader,
U-series MC-ICPMS Laboratory, CENIEH,
Spain
2008-2009 Research Fellow,
School of Geographical Sciences,
University of Bristol, UK
2005-2008Postdoctoral Research Associate,
School of Geographical Sciences,
University of Bristol, UK
2002-2005Postdoctoral Research Assistant,
School of Geographical Sciences,
University of Bristol, UK
2002Postdoctoral Research Associate,
Heidelberger Akademie der Wissenschaften,
Institute for Environmental Physics,
University of Heidelberg, Germany
1998-2001 Pre-doctoral Research Associate,
Heidelberger Akademie der Wissenschaften,
Institute for Environmental Physics,
University of Heidelberg, Germany

Education

2002Dr. rer. nat. (University of Heidelberg)
1998Diplom Physiker (Dipl. phys., University of Heidelberg)

Research grants

2013-2014'U-series dating of Palaeolithic cave paintings in Europe - in search of Europe's oldest art',
National Geographic Society,
role: PI
2009-2013‘A calibrated climate record from Gibraltar speleothem: the instrumental era, the Holocene and the last interglacial’,
funding agency: National Environmental Research Council (NERC), UK,
role: PI, joint submission with P-I D. Mattey (Royal Holloway, University of London)
2012-2013'Do humid phases in costal Libya reflect an intensified Atlantic storm track?'
funding agency: NERC,
role: Co-I, ( PI M. Rogerson, University of Hull)
2013-2015'High and Dry – Quaternary climates, paleoenvironments and human prehistory of the Tibetan plateau'
funding agency: Austrian Science Fund (FWF) and Chinese Scholarship Council (CSC).
role: project partner, (PI M. Meyer, University of Innsbruck)
2013-2014'A new speleothem-based record of past rainfall changes in central North Africa' Leverhulme Trust International Networks,
Role: Co-I, (PI M. Rogerson, University of Hull)
Sept. 2013'The Early-Middle Pleistocene transition: Significance of the Jaramillo subchron in the sedimentary record'
Earthtime-EU scientific meeting,
conference held in Burgos 25-27 September 2013,
role: Convenor.
2012'Climatic background and chronology of Iberian Upper Palaeolithic Cave Art',
funding agency: Ministerio de Ciencia e Innovacion (MICINN),
Spanish National Programme for Fundamental Research Projects,
role: PI
2010-2011'U-series chronology of MIS 3 speleothems from Spain and Portugal - dating the late survival of the Middle Paleolithic and Neanderthals in the Iberian Peninsula'.
French Academy of Sciences Gentil-Bourcart 2010 award for K. Wainer,
role: PI
2008-2010.'Dating Palaeolithic Cave art in Iberia by Uranium Series',
PI: A. Pike (University of Bristol),
funding agency: NERC,
role: research partner
2008-2009'Application of the (LA) ICPMS technology to reconstruct and compare the climate of five past interglacials recorded in a precisely dated stalagmite from western Germany'.
DFG Fellowship for Denis Scholz,
role: Inviting PI
2005 - 2008‘New U-Th and U-Pb dating methods for applications from Quaternary climates to planetesimal formation',
submitted by D. Richards,
funding agency: Leverhulme Trust,
role: named researcher
2002Travel grant to attend 10th International Conference on Luminescence and Electron Spin Resonance Dating,
funding agency DFG (HO 2487/1-1)
1999-2002‘ESR-dating of equid teeth’,
PI: A. Mangini,
funding agency: DFG,
role: named researcher,

Professional Service

Reviewer

  • Analytical & Bioanalytical Chemistry
  • Atmospheric  Environment
  • Climate  of the Past
  • Earth  and Planetary Science Letters
  • Geochimica  et Cosmochimica Acta
  • Geology
  • International  Journal of Mass Spectrometry
  • Journal of Quaternary Science
  • Nature  Communications
  • Nuclear  Instruments and Methods in Physics Research Section B: Beam Interactions with  Materials and Atoms (NIMB) Proceedings
  • Quaternary  Geochronology
  • Quaternary  Science Reviews
  • Radiocarbon
  • Sedimentology
  • Grant  proposal reviews for the National Environmental Research Council (NERC), UK.

Guest Editor

  • Quaternary International

Convenor

  • Convenor ESF Earthtime-EU scientific meeting 'The Early-Middle Pleistocene transition: Significance of the Jaramillo Subchron in the sedimentary record', Burgos 25-27 September 2013
  • Convenor of Speleothem Research session at EGU General assembly 2010 - 2012

Selected invited presentations

'MC-ICPMS U-Th isotope measurements for precise speleothem chronologies in Quaternary climate research and Archaeology' Departmental Seminar, Department of Earth Sciences, RHUL, UK, 29 October 2013.

'Frontiers and potential of U-series dating for Quaternary timescales' Earthtime-EU scientific meeting, Workshop on 'Absolute timescales for the quaternary', Santorini, 07-11 October 2012.

'MC-ICPMS U-Th isotope measurements for precise speleothem chronologies in Quaternary climate research' EGU General Assembly 2011, Vienna, April 3 - 8, 2011.

'Radiocarbon Calibration and Stalagmites' Seminar Aktuelle Themen aus der Beschleunigermassenspektrometrie und deren Anwendungen, Institute of Ion Beam Physics, ETH Zürich, 26 May 2010.

'U-Th analyses of carbonate rich varved lake sediments - potential for dating' Workshop on Allogenic Contributions in U-Series Dating, Open University, Milton Keynes, UK, 20. March 2009.

'Procedures for U and Th isotope measurements using MC-ICPMS for applications in geochronology and isotope geochemistry' ESARDA Working Group on Techniques and Standards for Destructive Analysis, Workshop on Measurements of minor isotopes in uranium, IRMM, Geel, Belgium, 10 - 11 April 2008.

'Hochaufgelöste Spurenelementmessungen und U-Th Datierung an Stalagmiten mittels Laser Ablation-(MC)-ICPMS' Institute for Environmental Physics, University of Heidelberg, Germany, 16. November 2006.