Michael Meyer

Innsbruck Quaternary Research Group

Research interests
• Luminescence dating of archaeological and paleoenvironmental sites
• Glaciations and human occupation of central High Asia

• Quaternary landscape evolution and environmental change

Short CV

2011- Senior scientist at the Institute of Geology, Univ. Innsbruck
2008-2011 Marie Curie International Outgoing Fellowship. Geoarchaeology, Palaeoenvironments and Luminescence Geochronology in the Eastern Alpine Realm and South Africa during the last Glacial Cycle (115-11 ka), School of Earth and Environmental Sciences, U. Wollongong, Australia (outgoing host) & Institute of Geology and Palaeontology, Univ. Innsbruck (EU host)
2008 Otto Ampferer Award of the Austrian Geological Society
2007-2008 Erwin Schrödinger Postdoctoral International Fellowship. U. Wollongong, School of Earth and Environmental Sciences, Australia
2006-2007 Postdoctoral Research Fellow at the Institute for Geology and Palaeontology, Univ. Innsbruck
2006 PhD Institute of Geology and Palaeontology, Univ. Innsbruck. Laminated speleothems as high-resolution archives of the Alpine paleoclimate
2004 Research grant from the University-Jubilee-Foundation of the city of Vienna: Ice ages, Paleoclimate and Paleoecology in the Bhutan-Himalaya
2001 M.Sc. Centre for Earth Sciences, Univ. Vienna, Austria. Glacial Geology and Holocene glacier fluctuations in Eastern Lunana, Bhutan-Himalaya
Meyer, M.C., Aldenderfer, M.S., Wang, Z.,  Hoffmann, D. L.,  Dahl, J. A., Degering, D., Haas, W. R., Schlütz, F. (2017): Permanent human occupation of the central Tibetan Plateau in the early Holocene. Science, 355, 64-67. doi: 10.1126/science.aag0357
Wang, Z., Meyer, M.C., Hoffmann, D.L. (2016): Sedimentology, petrography and early diagenesis of a travertine-colluvium succession from Chusang (southern Tibet). Sedimentary Geology 342, 218-236.
Meyer, M.C., Austin, P., Tropper, P. (2013): Quantitative evaluation of mineral grains using automated SEM-EDS analysis and its application potential in optically stimulated luminescence dating. Radiation Measurements 58, 1-11.
Dibble, H.L, Aldeiasd, V., Alvarez-Fernándeze, E., Blackwellf, B., Hallett-Desguezc, E., Jacobs, Z., Goldbergh, P., Moralai, A., Meyer, M.C., Olzsewskia, D.I., Reed, K., Reedk, D., Steeleb, T.E., Richter, D., Roberts, R.G., Sandgathe, D., Schurmans, U., Skinner, A., El-Hajraou, M. (2012): New Excavations at the Site of Contrebandiers Cave, Morocco. Paleoanthropology, 145-201, doi:10.4207/PA.2012.ART74.
Meyer, M.C., Spötl, C., Mangini, A., Tessadri, R. (2012): Speleothem deposition at the glaciation threshold - An attempt to constrain the age and paleoenvironmental significance of a detrital-rich flowstone sequence from Entrische Kirche Cave (Austria). - Palaeogeography, Palaeoclimatology, Palaeoecology, 319-320, 93-106. PDF
Jacobs, Z., Meyer, M.C., Roberts, R.G., Aldeias, V., Dibble, H., El Hajraoui, M.A. (2011): Single-grain OSL dating at La Grotte des Contrebandiers (‘Smugglers’ Cave’), Morocco: improved Marine Isotope Stage 5 age constraints for the Middle Paleolithic levels. - Journal of Archaeological Science, 38, 3631-3643.
Meyer, M.C., Cliff, R.A. & Spötl, C. (2011): Speleothems and mountain uplift. – Geology, 39, 447-450. PDF
Brown, K.S., Marean, C.W., Herries, A.I.R., Jacobs, Z., Tribolo, Ch., Braun, D., Roberts, D.L., Meyer, M.C., Bernatchez, J. (2009): Fire as an engineering tool of early modern humans. - Science, 325, 859-862.
Meyer, M.C., Hofmann, C., Gemmell, A.M.D., Haslinger, E., Häusler, H., Wangda, D. (2009): Holocene glacier fluctuations and migration of Neolithic yak pastoralists into the high valleys of northwest Bhutan. - Quaternary Science Reviews, 28, 1217-1237.
Spötl, C., Dublyansky, Y., Meyer, M. & Mangini, A. (2009): Identifying low-temperature hydrothermal karst and palaeowaters using stable isotopes: a case study from an alpine cave, Entrische Kirche, Austria. – International Journal of Earth Sciences, 98, 665-676. PDF
Meyer, M.C., Cliff, R.A., Spötl, C., Knipping, M. & Mangini, A. (2009): Speleothems from the earliest Quaternary: Snapshots of paleoclimate and landscape evolution at the northern rim of the Alps. – Quaternary Science Reviews, 28, 1374-1391. PDF
Meyer, M., Spötl, C., Mangini, A. (2008): The demise of the Last Interglacial recorded in isotopically dated speleothems from the Alps. - Quaternary Science Reviews, 27, 476-496. PDF
Meyer, M., Faber, R. & Spötl, C. (2006): The WinGeol Lamination Tool: new software for rapid, semi-automated analysis of laminated climate archives. – The Holocene, 16, 753-761. PDF
Meyer, M.C., Wiesmayr, G., Brauner, M., Häusler, H. & Wangda, D. (2006): Active tectonics in eastern Lunana (NW-Bhutan): Implications for the seismic and glacial hazard potential of the Bhutan-Himalaya. - Tectonics, 25, TC3001, doi: 10.1029/2005TC001858. PDF
Wiesmayr, G., Edwards, M.A., Meyer, M.C., Kidd, W.S.F., Leber, D., Häusler, H. &. Wangda, D. (2002): Evidence for steady fault accommodated strain in the High Himalaya; progressive fault rotation of the southern Tibet detachment system in NW-Bhutan. In: De Meer, S., Drury, M. R., De Bresser, J. H. P. & Pennock G. M. (eds). Deformation Mechanisms, Rheology and Tectonics: Current Status and Future Perspectives. Geological Society London, Special Publication, 200, 371-386.
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