Affiliated researcher

Paul Wilcox

Innsbruck Quaternary Research Group

Research Interests

Reconstructing past environments
Abrupt climate fluctuations
Cave-based research
Arctic and Alpine

Short CV
2017- 2023 Post-doctoral research, University of Innsbruck
2013-2017 PhD University of Alaska Fairbanks
2011-2013 MSc University of Cincinnati
2006-2010 BS Middle Tennessee State University



Wilcox, P., Mudelsee, M., Spötl, C., Edwards, R.L. (2023): Solar forcing of ENSO on century timescales. – Geophysical Research Letters, 50, e2023GL105201,

Wilcox, P.S., Spötl, C., Honkonen, J., Edwards, R.L. (2023): A Walker switch mechanism driving millennial-scale climate variability. – The Innovation Geoscience, 1(2): 100026,


Honiat, C., Festi, D., Wilcox, P., Edwards, R.L., Cheng, H., Spötl, C. (2022): Early Last Interglacial environmental changes recorded by speleothems from Katerloch (south-east Austria). – Journal of Quaternary Science, 37, 665-676.

Medford, A.K., Hall, B.L., Lowell, T.V., Kelly, M.A., Levy, L.B., Wilcox, P.S., Axford, Y. (2021): Holocene glacial history of Renland Ice Cap, East Greenland, reconstructed from lake sediments. - Quaternary Science Reviews, 258,


Comas-Bru, L., Rehfeld, K., Roesch, C., Amirnezhad-Mozhdehi, S., Harrison, S. P., Atsawawaranunt, K., Ahmad, S. M., Brahim, Y. A., Baker, A., Bosomworth, M., Breitenbach, S. F. M., Burstyn, Y., Columbu, A., Deininger, M., Demény, A., Dixon, B., Fohlmeister, J., Hatvani, I. G., Hu, J., Kaushal, N., Kern, Z., Labuhn, I., Lechleitner, F. A., Lorrey, A., Martrat, B., Novello, V. F., Oster, J., Pérez-Mejías, C., Scholz, D., Scroxton, N., Sinha, N., Ward, B. M., Warken, S., Zhang, H., and SISAL Working Group members including Moseley, G.E. , Wendt, K., Wilcox, P. (2020): SISALv2: a comprehensive speleothem isotope database with multiple age–depth models. - Earth Syst. Sci. Data 12, 2579–2606,

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,

Wilcox, P.S., Fowell, S.J., Baichtal, J.F. (2020): A mild Younger Dryas recorded in southeastern Alaska. - Arctic, Antarctic, and Alpine Research, 52, 236-247.

Wilcox, P., Addison, J., Fowell, S., Baichtal, J., Severin, K., & Mann, D. (2019). A new set of basaltic tephras from Southeast Alaska represent key stratigraphic markers for the late Pleistocene. - Quaternary Research, 92(1), 246-256.

Wilcox, P.S., Dorale, J.A., Baichtal, J., Spötl, C., Fowell, S.J., Edwards, R.L., Kovarik, J.L. (2019): Millennial-scale glacial climate variability in Southeastern Alaska follows Dansgaard-Oeschger cyclicity. – Scientific Reports, 9:7880,