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Prof. Michal Kucera

Michal Kucera

University of Bremen
Leobener Strasse
28359 Bremen


Expertise & Interests

Overview / specialty        micropaleontology, paleoceanography, foraminifera
Official PAGES function(s)        QUIGS Steering Group Member
PAGES interests        CVAS - Climate Variability Across Scales, PAGES-PMIP group on Quaternary Interglacials - QUIGS, PAGES-endorsed projects
Topics        Biogeochemical processes, Carbon cycle, Climate dynamics, Climate variability, Ecosystem processes, Ocean dynamics, Proxy development, Statistical analysis
Timescales        Anthropocene (last 100 years), Future projection, Holocene, Last millennia, Last glacial cycle, Neogene, Observational period, Paleogene, Pleistocene, Pre-Cenozoic
Regions        World ocean
Archives        Model results, Ocean sediments
Sector        Academia / Education, Research
Discipline        (Micro)paleontology, (Paleo)climatology, (Paleo)ecology, (Paleo)oceanography



Examples of PAGES-relevant publications fro the last two years:

Lopes, C., Kucera, M., Mix, A. C., 2015. Climate change decouples oceanic primary and export productivity and organic carbon burial. PNAS, 112 (2), 332–335. doi: 10.1073/pnas.1410480111

Hessler, I., Harrison, S.P., Kucera, M., Waelbroeck, C., Chen, M.-T., Anderson, C., de Vernal, A., Fréchette, B., Cloke-Hayes, A., Leduc, G., Londeix, L., 2014. Implication of methodological uncertainties for mid-Holocene sea surface temperature reconstructions. Climate of the Past, 10, 2237-2252, doi:10.5194/cp-10-2237-2014

Waelbroeck, C., Kiefer, T., Dokken, T., Chen, M.-T., Spero, H.J., Jung, S., Weinelt, M., Kucera, M., Paul, A., 2014. Constraints on surface seawater oxygen isotope change between the Last Glacial Maximum and the Late Holocene. Quaternary Science Reviews, 105, 102-111. doi: 10.1016/j.quascirev.2014.09.020

Weinkauf, M. F. G., Moller, T., Koch, M. C., Ku?era, M., 2014. Disruptive selection and bet-hedging in planktonic Foraminifera: Shell morphology as predictor of extinctions. Frontiers in Ecology and Evolution, 2:64. doi: 10.3389/fevo.2014.00064

Weinkauf, M. F. G., Moller, T., Koch, M. C., Ku?era, M., 2013. Calcification intensity in planktonic Foraminifera reflects ambient conditions irrespective of environmental stress. Biogeosciences, 10, 6639-6655. doi:10.5194/bg-10-6639-2013

Milker, Y., Rachmayani, R., Weinkauf, M., Prange, M., Raitzsch, M., Schulz, M., Kucera, M., 2013. Global and regional sea surface temperature trends during Marine Isotope Stage 11. Climate of the Past, 9: 2231-2252. doi:10.5194/cp-9-2231-2013

Telford, R. J., Li, C., Kucera, M., 2013. Mismatch between the depth habitat of planktonic foraminifera and the calibration depth of SST transfer functions may bias reconstructions, Climate of the Past, 9: 859-870, doi:10.5194/cp-9-859-2013