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Vasiliki Margari

Senior Research Associate

vasiliki-margari.JPGDepartment of Geography,
University College London,
North-West Wing,
Gower Street,
London.
WC1E 6BT.

E-mail: v.margari@ucl.ac.uk

Tel: +44 (0)20 7679 0510 (ex 35409)
Fax: +44 (0)20 7679 0565

Education

    • 2000-2004: University of Cambridge, Department of Geography, Cambridge, UK.
      Ph.D. in Quaternary Science, thesis titile:  "Late Pleistocene vegetational and environmental changes on Lesvos Island, Greece"
    • 1999-2000: University of Cambridge, Department of Geography, Cambridge, UK.
      M.Phil. in Quaternary Science, dissertation title: "Late Pleistocene vegetational and environmental changes on Lesvos Island, Greece".
    • 1995-1999: University of the Aegean, School of Environment, Greece.
      4-year B.Sc. in Environmental Science, dissertation title: “Biodiversity effect on productivity, vegetation structure and soil nutrient retention in Mediterranean-type experimental grassland communities”.
      • 1/3/2018- present: Senior research associate at the Department of Geography, University College London, London, UK. NERC project title: “Climate variability at the Middle Pleistocene Transition 900 kyr ago (CLIM900K)”.
      • 10/10/2017- present: Visiting Fellow, Department of Earth Sciences, University of Cambridge, Cambridge, UK.
      • 1/3/2015- 29/2/2018: Senior research associate at the Department of Geography, University College London, London, UK. Leverhulme Trust project title: “Placing the earliest human occupation of Europe in a climate context” .
      • 1/3/2012- 28/2/2015: Research associate at the Department of Geography, University College London, London, UK. NERC project title: “Marine Isotope Stage 19: analogue for the present interglacial”.
      • 1/10/2011- 29/2/2012: Research associate at the Department of Geography, University College London, London, UK. NERC project title: “Vegetation response to millennial and sub-millennial climate variability in the Early Glacial”.
      • 1/10/2009- 30/9/2011: Research associate at the Department of Geography, University College London, London, UK. NERC project title: “Climate instability during the Last Interglacial”.
      • 1/5/2007- 30/4/2009: Research associate at the School of Geography, University of Leeds, Leeds, UK. Leverhulme Trust project title: “The environmental background to early human appearance in Southern Europe”.
      • 1/10/2005- 30/6/2006: Research associate at the School of Geography, University of Leeds, Leeds, UK. NERC project title: “Vegetation response to abrupt climate change during Marine Isotope Stage 6: direct land-sea correlation”.
      • March-April 2005: Technical support and development of the protocol for the sedimentological analysis of terrestrial carbonate samples. NERC funded EFCHED Programme. Department of Earth Sciences, University of Cambridge, Cambridge, UK.
      • 1/1/2005- 1/3/2012: Visiting Fellow, Department of Geography, University of Cambridge, Cambridge, UK.

        Book

        • Margari, V., 2009. Where did the trees go? The vegetational history of Lesvos Island during the last glacial period. VDM Verlag Dr. Müller (ISBN-13 978-3639132632).

        Journals

        • Tzedakis, P. C., Drysdale, R.N., Margari, V., Skinner L.C., Menviel, L., Parrenin, F., Taschetto, A.S., Hellstrom, J.C., Regattieri, E., Zanchetta, G., Crowhurst, S.J., Mokeddem, Z., McManus, J.F., Hodell, D.A., 2018. Enhanced climate instability in the North Atlantic and southern Europe during the Last Interglacial, Nature Communications, 9:4235, doi: 10.1038/s41467-018-06683-3.
        • Margari, V., Roucoux, K., Magri, D., Manzi, G., Tzedakis, P.C., 2018. The MIS 13 interglacial at Ceprano, Italy, in the context of Middle Pleistocene vegetation changes in southern Europe. Quaternary Science Reviews, 199, 144-158.
        • Blain, H.-A., Cruz Silva, J.A., Jiménez Arenas, J.M., Margari, V., Roucoux, K., 2018. Towards a Middle Pleistocene terrestrial climate reconstruction based on herpetofaunal assemblages from the Iberian Peninsula: State of the art and perspectives. Quaternary Science Reviews, 191, 167-188.
        • Sánchez Goñi, M. F., Desprat, S., Daniau, A.-L., Bassinot, F. C., Polanco-Martínez, J. M., Harrison, S.P., Allen, J. R. M., Anderson, R. S., Behling, H., Bonnefille, R., Burjachs, F., Carrión, J. S., Cheddadi, R., Clark, J. S., Combourieu-Nebout, N., Courtney-Mustaphi, C. J., Debusk, G. H., Dupont, L. M., Finch, J. M., Fletcher, W. J., Giardini, M., González, C., Gosling, W. D., Grigg, L. D., Grimm, E. C., Hayashi, R., Helmens, K., Heusser, L. E., Hill, T., Hope, G., Huntley, B., Igarashi, Y., Irino, T., Jacobs, B., Jiménez-Moreno, G., Kawai, S., Kershaw, P., Kumon, F., Lawson, I. T., Ledru, M.-P., Lézine, A.-M., Liew, P. M., Magri, D., Marchant, R., Margari, V., Mayle, F.E., McKenzie, M., Moss, P., Müller, S., Müller, U. C., Naughton, F., Newnham, R. M., Oba, T., Pérez-Obiol, R., Pini, R., Ravazzi, C., Roucoux, K. H., Rucina, S. M., Scott, L., Takahara, H., Tzedakis, P. C., Urrego, D. H., van Geel, B., Valencia, B. G., Vandergoes, M. J., Vincens, A., Whitlock, C. L., Willard, D. A. and Yamamoto, M., 2017. The ACER pollen and charcoal database: a global resource to document vegetation and fire response to abrupt climate changes during the last glacial period. Earth System Science Data Discussions, 9, 679-695.
        • Berger, A., Crucifix, M., Hodell, D. A., Mangili, C., McManus, J. F., Otto-Bliesner, B., Pol, K., Raynaud, D., Skinner, L. C., Tzedakis, P. C., Wolff, E. W., Yin, Q. Z., Abe-Ouchi, A., Barbante, C., Brovkin, V. , Cacho, I., Capron, E., Ferretti, P., Ganopolski, A., Grimalt, J. O., Hönisch, B., Kawamura, K., Landais, A., Margari, V., Martrat, B., Masson-Delmotte, V., Mokeddem, Z., Parrenin, F., Prokopenko, A. A., Rashid, H. , Schulz, M., and Vazquez Riveiros, N., 2016. Interglacials of the last 800,000 years. Reviews of Geophysics, 54, 162-219.
        • Tzedakis, P.C., Margari, V., and Hodell, D.A., 2015. Coupled ocean- land millennial-scale changes 1.26 million years ago, recorded at Site U1385 off Portugal. Global and Planetary Change, 135, 83-88.
        • Hodell, D.Lourens, L.Crowhurst, S.Konijnendijk, T.Tjallingii, R.Jiménez-Espejo, F.Skinner, L.Tzedakis, P.C.Abrantes, F.Acton, G.D.Zarikian, C.A.A.Bahr, A.Balestra, B.Barranco, E.L.Carrara, G.Ducassou, E.Flood, R.D.José-Abel FloresFurota, S.Grimalt, J.Grunert, P.Hernández-Molina, J.Kim, J.K.Krissek, L.A.Kuroda, J.Li, B.Lofi, J.Margari, V.Martrat, B.Miller, M.D.Nanayama, F.Nishida, N.Richter, C.Rodrigues, T.Rodríguez-Tovar, F.J.Roque, A.C.F.Goñi, M.F.S.Sierro, F.J.Singh, A.D.Sloss, C.R.Stow, D.A.V.Takashimizu, Y.Tzanova, A.Voelker, A.Xuan, C., and Williams, T., 2015. A reference time scale for Site U1385 (Shackleton Site) on the SW Iberian Margin. Global and Planetary Change, 135, 49-64.
        • Lowe, J. J., Housley, R. A., Lane, C. S., Tomlinson, E. L., Stringer, C., Davies, W., Barton, N., Pollard, M., Gamble, C., Menzies, M., Rohling, E., Roberts, A., Blockley, S., Cullen, V., Grant, K., M., L., MacLeod, A., White, D., Albert, P., Hardiman, M., Lee, S., Oh, A., Satow, C., Cross, J. K., Law, C.B., Todman, A., Bourne, A., Matthews, I., Muller, W., Smith, V., Wulf, S., Anghelinu, M., Antl-Weiser, W., Bar-Yosef, O., Boric, D., Boscato, P., Ronchitelli, A., Chabai, V., Veselsky, A., Uthmeier, T., Farrand, W., Gjipali, I., Ruka, R., Gulec, E., Karavanic, I., Karkanas, P., King, T., Komso, D., Koumouzelis, M., Kyparissi, N., Lengyel, G., Mester, Z., Neruda, P., Panagopoulou, E., Shalamanov-Korobar, L., Tolevski, I., Sirakov, N., Guadelli, A., Guadelli, J-L., Ferrier, C., Skrdla, P., Slimak, L., Soler, N., Soler, J., Soressi, M., Tushabramishvilii, N., Zihao, J., Angelucci, D., Bramham Law, C., Lincoln, P., Staff, R., Flower, K., Aouadi-Abdeljaouad, N., Belhouchet, L., Barker, G., Bouzouggar, A., Van Peer, P., Kindermann, K., Gerken, K., Gerken, H., Tipping, R., Saville, A., Ward, T., Clausen, I., Weber, M. -J., Kaiser, K., Torksdorf, J. F., Turner, F., Veil, S., Nygaard, N., Pyne-O'Donnell, S. D. F., Masojc, M., Nalepka, D., Jurochnik, A., Kabacinski, J., Antoine, P., Olive, M., Christensen, M., Bodu, P., Debout, G., Orliac, M., De Bie, M., Van Gils, M., Paulissen, E., L., B., Leesch, D., Hadorn, P., Thew, N., Riede, F., Heinen, M., Joris, O., Richter, J., Uthmeier, T., Knipping, M., Stika, H. -P., Friedrich, M., Conard, N., Malina, M., Kind, C. -J., Beutelspacher, T., Mortensen, M. F., Burdukiewicz, J. M., Szynkiewicz, A., Poltowicz-Bobak, M., Bobak, D., Wisniewski, A., Przezdziecki, M., Valde-Nowak, P., Muzyczuk, A., Morgan, P., Ayder, E., E., C., Brown, R., Coltelli, M., Castro, D. L., Cioni, R., DeRosa, R., Donato, P., Roberto, A. D., Gertisser, R., Giordano, G., Branney, M., Jordan, N., Keller, J., Kinvig, H., Kinvig, H., Gottsman, J., Blundy, J., Marani, M., Orsi, G., Civetta, L., Arienzo, I., Caradente, A., Rosi, M., Zanchetta, G., Seghedi, I., Szakacs, A., Sulpizio, R., Thordarson, T., Trincardi, F., Vigliotti, L., Asioli, A., Piva, A., Andric, M., Brauer, A., de Klerk, P., Filippi, M. -L., Finsinger, W., Galovic, L., Jones, T., Lotter, A., Muller, U., Pross, J., Mangerud, J., Lohne, O., Markovic, S., Pini, R., Ravazzi, C., TheuerKauf, M., Tzedakis, C., Margari, V., Veres, D., Wastegard, S., Ortiz, J. E., Torres, T., Diaz-Bautista, A., Moreno, A., Moreno, A., Valero-Garces, B., Lowick, S., Ottolini, L., and Bronk Ramsey, C., 2015. The RESET project: Constructing a European tephra lattice for refined synchronisation of environmental and archaeological events during the last c. 100 ka. Quaternary Science Reviews, 118, 1-17.
        • Martrat, B., Tzedakis, P.C., Margari, V., Skinner, L.C., Hodell, D.A., and Grimalt, J.O., 2015. Multi-decadal temperature changes off iberia over the last two deglaciations and interglacials and their connection with the polar climate. PAGES Magazine, Science Highlights: Glacial Terminations and Interglacials, 23 (1), 10-11.
        • Margari, V., Skinner, L.C., Hodell, D.A., Martrat, B., Toucanne, S., Grimalt, J.O., Gibbard, P.L., Lunkka, J.P., and Tzedakis, P.C., 2014. Land-ocean changes on orbital and millennial time scales and the penultimate glaciation. Geology, 42, 183-186.
        • Hodell, D.A.Lourens, L.Stow, D.A.V.Hernández-Molina, J.Alvarez Zarikian, C.A.Abrantes, F.Acton, G.D.Bahr, A.Balestra, B.Llave Barranco, E.Carrara, G.Crowhurst, S.Ducassou, E.Flood, R.D.Flores, J.-A.Furota, S.Grimalt, J.Grunert, P.Jimenez-Espejo, F.J.Kyoung Kim, J.Konijnendijk, T.Krissek, L.A.Kuroda, J.Li, B.Lofi, J.Margari, V.Martrat, B.Miller, M.D.Nanayama, F.Nishida, N.Richter, C.Rodrigues, T.Rodríguez-Tovar, F.J.Freixo Roque, A.C.Sanchez Goni, M.F.Sierro Sánchez, F.J.Singh, A.D.Skinner, L.Sloss, C.R.Takashimizu, Y.Tjallingii, R.Tzanova, A.Tzedakis, P.C.Voelker, A.Xuan, C., and Williams, T., 2013. The "Shackleton Site" (IODP Site U1385) on the Iberian Margin. Scientific Drilling, 16, 13-19.
        • Channell, J.E.T. Hodell, D.A.Margari, V.Skinner, L.C.Tzedakis, and P.C.Kesler, M.S., 2013. Biogenic magnetite, detrital hematite, and relative paleointensity in Quaternary sediments from the Southwest Iberian Margin. Earth and Planetary Science Letters, 376, 99-109. Impact Factor: 4.581.
        • Hodell, D.Crowhurst, S.Skinner, L.C., Tzedakis, P.C.Margari, V.Channell, J.E.T.Kamenov, G.MacLachlan, S., and Rothwell, G., 2013. Response of Iberian Margin sediments to orbital and suborbital forcing over the past 420 ka. Paleoceanography, 28, 185-199.
        • Roucoux, K.H., Tzedakis, P.C., Lawson, I.T., and Margari, V., 2011. Vegetation history of the penultimate glacial period (MIS 6) at Ioannina, northwest Greece. Journal of Quaternary Science, 26, 616-626.
        • Manzi, G., Magri, D., Milli, S., Palombo, M.R., Celiberti, V., Margari, V., Barbieri, M., Barbieri, M., Melis, R., Rubini, M., Ruffo, M., Saracino, M., Tzedakis, P.C., Zarattini, A., and Biddittu, I., 2010. The new chronology of the Ceprano calvarium (Italy). Journal of Human Evolution, 59, 580-585.
        • Fletcher, W., Huntley, B., Sanchez Goñi, M.F., Allen, J.R.M., Cheddadi, R., Combourieu Nebout, N., Magri, D., Margari, V., Müller, U., Naughton, F., Novenko, E., Roucoux, K., and Tzedakis, P.C., 2010. Millennial-scale variability during the last glacial in vegetation records from Europe. Quaternary Science Reviews, 29, 2839-2864.
        • Margari, V., Skinner, L.C., Tzedakis, P.C., Ganopolski, A., Vautravers, M., and Shackleton, N.J., 2010. The penultimate glacial and the nature of millennial-scale climate variability. Nature Geoscience, 3, 127-131.
        • Margari, V., Gibbard, P.L., Bryant, C.L., and Tzedakis, P.C., 2009. Character of vegetational and environmental changes in southern Europe during the last glacial period: evidence from Lesvos Island, Greece. Quaternary Science Reviews, 28, 1317-1339.
        • Pyle, D.M. and Margari, V., 2009. Correlation of a widespread Pleistocene tephra marker from the Nisyros-Yali volcanic complex, Greece. Journal of Volcanology and Geothermal Research, 181, 251-254.
        • Margari V., Pyle, D.M., Bryant, C.L., and Gibbard, P.L., 2007. Mediterranean tephra stratigraphy revisited: results from a long terrestrial sequence from Lesvos Island, Greece. Journal of Volcanology and Geothermal Research, 163, 34-54.
        • Pyle, D. M., Ricketts, G. D., Margari, V., van Andel, T. H., Sinitsyn, A.A., Praslov, N. D., and Lisitsyn, S. 2006. Wide dispersal and deposition of distal tephra during the Pleistocene 'Campanian Ignimbrite/Y5' eruption, Italy. Quaternary Science Reviews, 25, 2713-2728.
        • Margari, V., 2005. Late Pleistocene vegetational and environmental changes on Lesvos Island, Greece. Quaternary Newsletter, 107, 41-44.
        • 1/3/2015- present: Educational Volunteer at the Fitzwilliam Museum, University of Cambridge, Cambridge, UK.
        • 1/5/2009- 30/9/2009: Presenter, co-writer and co-producer of the TV documentary series “Greece and Climate Change” (13 episodes lasting one hour each) broadcasted by the Hellenic Broadcasting Corporation ET1 (the Greek equivalent to BBC1).