PhD student

Simon Steidle

Innsbruck Quaternary Research Group

PhD project
Reconstructing the Pleistocene hydroclimate in the United States' Great Basin

Research Interests
Understanding shifts in climate and moisture availability on regional and global scale.
Utilising speleothems as high-resolution climate archives.

Short CV
2019-2024    PhD candidate at the University of Innsbruck
2018-2019    Master Thesis Sea level reconstruction in the late Quaternary with 230Th/U dated submerged speleothems
2017-2019   M.Sc. Physics at Heidelberg University
2014-2017   B.Sc. Physics at Heidelberg University



Jackson, T.R., Steidle, S.D., Wendt, K.A., Dublyansky, Y., Spötl, C. (2023): A 350,000-year history of groundwater recharge in the southern Great Basin, USA. – Communications Earth & Environment, 4:98, |

Töchterle, P., Steidle, S.D., Edwards, R.L., Dublyansky, Y., Spötl, C., Li, X., Gunn, J., Moseley, G.E. (2022): 230Th/U isochron dating of cryogenic cave carbonates. – Geochronology, 4, 617-627.

Steidle, S.D., Warken, S.F., Schorndorf, N., Förstel, J., Schröder-Ritzrau, A., Moseley, G.E., Spötl, C., Avilés, J., Stinnesbeck, W., Frank, N.: Reconstruction of Middle to Late Quaternary sea level using submerged speleothems from the northeastern Yucatán Peninsula. - Journal of Quaternary Science, 36, 1190-1200.

Warken, S.F., Schorndorf, N., Stinnesbeck, W., Hennhoefer, D., Stinnesbeck, S.R., Förstel, J., Steidle, S.D., Olguin, J.A., Frank, N. (2021): Solar forcing of early Holocene droughts on the Yucatán peninsula. - Scientific Reports, 11:13885,