Gabriella Koltai

Innsbruck Quaternary Research Group

Research Interests
High-resolution climate proxies in speleothems and tufas
Karst hydrogeochemistry
Cave microclimate
Application of various dating methods in karst systems

Short CV
2017- Postdoc at the University of Innsbruck
2013-2017 PhD student at the University of Innsbruck
2012-2013 Assistant research fellow, Hertelendi Laboratory for Environmental Studies, Inst. for Nuclear Research, Hungarian Academy of Sciences
2010-2012 PhD student, University of Szeged, Department of Climatology and Landscape Ecology
2003-2010 English (Diploma), University of Szeged
2003-2009 Geography (Diploma), University of Szeged

Grants and scholarships
2013 TÁMOP-4.2.4B/2-11/1-2012-0001 Grant
2012 IRCK and UNESCO Grant
2012 AÖU Grant
2009 Marie Curie Travel Grant
2007 Erasmus Scholarship, University of Wolverhampton




Koltai, G., Ostermann, M., Cheng, H. & Spötl, C. (2018): Can vein-filling speleothems constrain the timing of deep-seated gravitational slope deformation? A case study from the Vinschgau (Italian Alps). – Landslides, 15, 2243-2254.

Atsawawaranunt, K., Comas-Bru, L., Amirnezhad Mozhdehi, S., et al and SISAL Working Group Members including Carolin, S., Koltai, G., Luetscher, M., Moseley, G.E. 2018.: The SISAL database: a global resource to document oxygen and carbon isotope records from speleothems. Earth System Science Data, 10:1687-1713. DOI: 10.5194/essd-10-1687-2018

Palcsu, L., Morgenstern, U., Sültenfuss, J., Koltai, K., László, E., Temovski, M., Major, Z., Nagy, J.T., Papp, L., Varlam, C., Faurescu, I., Túri, M., Rinyu, L., Czuppon, G., Bottyán, E. & Jull, A.J.T. (2018): Modulation of cosmogenic Tritium in meteoric precipitation by the 11-year cycle of solar magnetic field activity. – Scientific Reports (Nature), 8:12813, DOI:10.1038/s41598-018-31208-9.

Dublyansky, Y.Moseley, G.E., Liakhnitsky, Y., Cheng, H., Edwards, R.L., Scholz, D., Koltai, G. Spötl, C. (2018): Late Palaeolithic cave art and permafrost in the Southern Ural. – Scientific Reports (Nature), 8:12080, DOI:10.1038/s41598-018-30049-w.

Koltai, G., Cheng, H., Spötl, C. (2018): Palaeoclimate significance of speleothems in crystalline rocks: a test case from the Late Glacial and early Holocene (Vinschgau, northern Italy). – Climate of the Past, 14, 369-381.

Koltai, G., Spötl, C., Luetscher, M., Cheng, H., Barrett, S.J., Müller, W. (2017): The nature of annual lamination in flowstones from non-karstic fractures, Vinschgau (northern Italy). – Chemical Geology, 457, 1-14.

Koltai, G., Spötl, C., Shen, C.-C., Wu, C.-C., Rao, Z., Palcsu, L., Kele, S., Surányi, G., Bárány-Kevei, I. (2017): A penultimate glacial climate record from southern Hungary. – Journal of Quaternary Science, 32, 946-956.