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Biography

Dr Ersek is a palaeoclimatologist and geochemist with expertise in past climate changes and human-environment interactions. His research is spanning cave and karst science, atmospheric processes, paleoclimatology/palaeoceanography, and peat geochemistry. His current research focuses on using geochemical methods in speleothems, water, and peat deposits to understand past changes in climate and environment.

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Past Education and Employment

Postdoctoral researcher, Oxford University

PhD, Oregon State University, USA

MSc, Mississippi State University, USA

BSc, Babes-Bolyai University, Romania

 

Research in the media

Science Mag: Ancient megadrought may explain civilization’s ‘missing millennia’ in Southeast Asia

Daily Mail: Sahara turned from lush green grassland to a barren wasteland just 4,000 years ago and triggered a megadrought that crippled Southeast Asia for 1,000 years

World Economic Forum: How climate change caused the world’s first ever empire to collapse

EOS: The Akkadian Empire—Felled by Dust?

Newsweek: Ancient Curse of Akkad: World's First Empire Collapsed Because of Climate Change

Forbes: Climate Change May Have Contributed To The Extinction Of Neanderthals And Rise Of Modern Humans

Smithsonian Magazine: Climate Change Likely Iced Neanderthals Out Of Existence

Newsweek: Neanderthals: Climate Change May Have Killed Off Our Closest Human Relatives

CTV News: Cold, dry climate shifts linked to Neanderthal disappearance

Science Daily: Earliest European evidence of lead pollution uncovered in the Balkans

Phys.org: Earliest ever evidence of lead pollution found in the Balkans – from 3600 BC

Independent: Climate change: Nearly 700 'natural thermometers' demonstrate the world is warmer than its ever been

Phys.org: 1,800 years of global ocean cooling halted by global warming

OPB: Oregon Caves Weather The Passage Of Time

Fox News: Oregon stalagmite tells 13,000-year-long story

Education/Academic qualification

Geology, BSc (Hons), Babes-Bolyai University

Geology, MSc, Mississippi State University

Geology, PhD, Oregon State University

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