PhD student

Charlotte Honiat

Innsbruck Quaternary Research Group

PhD project
The Last Interglacial in the Alps

Research Interests
• Using speleothems as high-resolution climate archives
• Understanding the climate history of the Alps
• High-latitude speleothem paleoclimate records from Patagonia

Short CV
2018-            PhD candidate in Earth Sciences at the University of Innsbruck, Austria
2016-2018    MSc in Earth Science from the Normal Superior School (ENS) and the University Claude-Bernard, Lyon, France. Second year completed in exchange at the ETH Zurich, Switzerland
2013-2016    Bachelor in Environmental and Earth Sciences at the University Paul Sabatier, Toulouse III, France. Third year completed in exchange with the University of Oregon, USA 
2013              French Baccalaureate in Science

Grants and scholarships
2017    Swiss-European Mobility Programme (formerly Erasmus)
2015    Trans-Atlantic Science Student Exchange Program (TASSEP) 
2013-2016     French government Merit-based scolarship

Professional and Community involvement
• Summer 2016 and 2017 Research internship "Speleothems as high-resolution archives of past climate fluctuations" supervised by Christine Perrin at the CNRS of Moulis, France
• May-June 2017 Research Internship „Quaternary dynamics, climate change and study of caves and speleothems of hypogenes caves in the Vienna Basin“ at the University of Innsbruck, Austria
• July 2012 International Solidarity project in Togo, CRAV-DMR
• Member of the Speleological Group of Couserans (GSC09) since 2007
• Scientific co-coordinator of UP2021 with Centre-Terre 




Spötl, C., Gruber, A., Racine, T., Scholz, D., Honiat, C. (2021): Karst und Höhlen am Guffert (Nordtirol). – Die Höhle, 72, 92-107.

Spötl, C., Dublyansky, Y., Koltai, G., Honiat, C., Plan, L., Angerer, T. (2021): Stable isotope imprint of hypogene speleogenesis: Lessons from Austrian caves. – Chemical Geology, 572, 120209,

Wilcox, P.S., Honiat, C., Trüssel, M., Edwards, R.L., Spötl, C. (2020): Exceptional warmth and climate instability occurred in the European Alps during the Last Interglacial period. – Communications Earth & Environment, 1:57,