Senior scientist

Patric Simões Pereira

Innsbruck Quaternary Research Group

Research Interests
    •    Radiogenic isotope geochemistry and high-precision mass spectrometry
    •    Antarctic palaeoclimate and ice-sheet history
    •    Geochronology and sedimentary geochemistry
    •    Earth surface processes and glacial-interglacial transitions
    •    Biogeochemistry of the Arctic and its impact on climate
Short CV

    •    2023 -              Senior Scientist at the University of Innsbruck
    •    2019 - 2022    Postdoctoral Researcher at the University of Gothenburg, Sweden
    •    2018 - 2019    Research Associate at Imperial College London, UK
    •    2014 - 2018    PhD at Imperial College London London, UK



Benavent, N, Mahajan, AS, Li, Q, Cuevas, CA, Schmale, J, Angot, H, Jokinen, T, Quelever, LLJ, Blechschmidt, A-M, Zilker, B, Richter, A, Serna, JA, Garcia-Nieto, D, Fernandez, RP, Skov, H, Dumitrascu, A, Simões Pereira, P, Abrahamsson, K, Bucci, S, Dütsch, M, Stohl, A, Beck, I, Laurila, T, Blomquist, B, Howard, D, Archer, SD, Bariteau, L, Helmig, D, Hueber, J, Jacobi, H-W, Posman, K, Dada, L, Daellenbach, KR & Saiz-Lopez, A (2022): Substantial contribution of iodine to Arctic ozone destruction. - Nature Geoscience, 15, 10, 770-773.

Angelopoulos, M, Damm, E, Simões Pereira, P, Abrahamsson, K, Bauch, D, Bowman, J, Castellani, G, Creamean, J, Divine, D, Dumitrascu, A, Fons, S, Granskog, M, Kolabutin, N, Krumpen, T, Marsay, C, Nicolaus, M, Oggier, M, Rinke, A, Sachs, T, Shimanchuk, E, Stefels, J, Stephens, M, Ulfsbo, A, Verdugo, J, Wang, L, Zhan, L, Haas, C (2022): Deciphering different Arctic ice types on the MOSAiC floe for gas pathways during the growth phase. - Frontiers in Earth Sciences, 10, 864523.

Klages, JP, Salzmann, U, Bickert, T, Hillenbrand, CD, Gohl, K, Kuhn, G, Bohaty, S, Titschack, J, Müller, J, Frederichs, T, Bauersachs, T, Ehrmann, W, van de Flierdt, T, Simões Pereira, P, Larter, RD, Lohmann, G, Niezgodzki, I, Uenzelmann-Neben, G, Zundel, M, Spiegel, C, Mark, C, Chew, D, Francis, JE, Nehrke, G, Schwarz, F, Smith, JA, Freudenthal, T, Esper, O, Pälike, H, Ronge, T, Dziadek, R, Afanasyeva, V, Arndt, JE, Ebermann, B, Gebhardt, C, Hochmuth, K, Küssner, K, Najman, Y, Riefstahl, F,and Scheinert, M (2020): Temperate rainforests near the South Pole during Peak Cretaceous warmth. - Nature, 580, 7801, 81–86.

Simões Pereira, P, van de Flierdt, T, Hemming, SR, Frederichs, T, Hammond, SJ, Brachfeld, S, Doherty, C, Kuhn, G, Smith, JA, Klages, JP, Hillenbrand, CD (2020): The geochemical and mineralogical fingerprint of West Antarctica’s weak underbelly: Pine Island and Thwaites Glaciers. - Chemical Geology, 550, 119649.

Simões Pereira, P, van de Flierdt, T, Hemming, SR, Hammond, SJ, Kuhn, G, Brachfeld, S, Doherty, C, Hillenbrand, CD (2018): Geochemical fingerprints of glacially eroded bedrock from West Antarctica: detrital thermochronology, radiogenic isotope systematics and trace element geochemistry in Late Holocene glacial-marine sediments. - Earth-Science Reviews, 182, 204-32.

Gohl, K, Freudenthal, T, Hillenbrand, CD, Klages, J, Larter, R, Bickert, T, Bohaty, S, Ehrmann, W, Esper, O, Frederichs, F, Gebhardt, C, Küssner, K, Kuhn, G, Pälike, H, Ronge, T, Simões Pereira, P, Smith, J, Uenzelmann-Neben, G, van de Flierdt, T, Science Team of Expedition PS104 (2018): MeBo70 seabed drilling on a polar continental shelf: operational report and lessons from drilling in the Amundsen Sea Embayment of West Antarctica. - Geochemistry, Geophysics, Geosystems, 18, 11, 4235-50.