FWF Lise Meitner Fellow

Luke Gliganic

Innsbruck Quaternary Research Group

Research Interests

Late Pleistocene human occupation in arid regions, particularly Tibet and central Australia.
Quaternary environmental change and associated human and landscape responses.
Behavioural evolution of Homo sapiens.
Developing luminescence-based approaches for dating rock surfaces and archaeological structures.
Using the OSL signal from single grains of quartz to resolve the depositional and post-depositional histories of sediments in a wide range of settings.

Short CV

2016 FWF Lise Meitner Fellow, University of Innsbruck, Austria
2014–2016 Post-doctoral research, University of Innsbruck, Austria
2011–2014 Post-doctoral research, University of Wollongong, Australia
2007–2011 Ph.D.  School of Earth and Environmental Sciences, University of Wollongong, Australia,
2003-2007 B.A. Anthropology and Environmental Studies  Stony Brook University - State University of New York, USA




Gliganic, L.A.Meyer, M.C., Sohbati, R., Jain, M., Barrett, S. (2018): OSL surface exposure dating of a lithic quarry in Tibet: laboratory validation and application. Quaternary Geochronology, doi: 10.1016/j.quageo.2018.04.012.

Meyer, M.C.Gliganic, L.A., Jain, M., Sohbati, R., Schmidmair, D. (2018): Lithological controls on light penetration into rock surfaces – implications for OSL and IRSL surface exposure dating. Radiation Measurements, doi.org/10.1016/j.radmeas.2018.03.004.

Gliganic, L.A., Cohen, T.J., Meyer, M.C., Molenaar, A. (2017): Variations in luminescence properties of quartz and feldspar from modern fluvial sediments in three rivers. - Quaternary Geochronology, 41, 70-82.

Gliganic, L.A., Cohen, T.J., Slack, M., Feathers, J.K. (2016): Sediment mixing in aeolian sandsheets identified and quantified using single-grain optically stimulated luminescence. - Quaternary Geochronology, 32, 53-66.