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Silviu Constantin

" Emil Racovita" Institute of Speleology, Bucharest, Romania

Institution web page: http://www.iser.ro
Personal web page: https://sites.google.com/site/cavescience/
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Born: 1964

Interests: karst, paleoclimate, U-series dating, palaeogeography, speleology

Details:
Current: Paleoclimate and paleogeographic reconstructions as derived from cave & karst deposits. U-series dating of secondary calcite from caves' environment by alpha-spectroscopy TIMS and ICP-MS.

ResearcherID: D-1650-2010

Selected publications:
• O. T. Moldovan, S. Constantin, C. Panaiotu, R. D. Roban, P. Frenzel, and L. Miko. Fossil invertebrates records in cave sediments and paleoenvironmental assessments a study of four cave sites from Romanian Carpathians. Biogeosciences, 13, pp. 483-497, 2016.
• Fu, Q, Hajdiniak, M, Moldovan, O. T., Constantin, S., Mallick, S, Pontus, S., Patterson, N, Rohland, N., Lazaridis, I., Nickels, B., Viola, B., Prufer, K., Meyer, M., Kelso, J., Reich, D., & Paabo, S. . An early modern human from Romania with a recent Neanderthal ancestor. Nature, 2015.
• Epure, L., Muntean, V., Constantin, S., & Moldovan, O. T. . Ecophysiological groups of bacteria from cave sediments as potential indicators of paleoclimate. . Quaternary International, 2015.
• Riechelmann, S., Schroder-Ritzrau, A., Wassenburg, J. A., Schreuer, J., Richter, D. K., Riechelmann, D. F. C., Terente, M., Constantin, S., Mangini, A., Immenhauser, A. Physicochemical characteristics of drip waters: Influence on mineralogy and crystal morphology of recent cave carbonate precipitates. Geochimica Cosmochimica Acta, 2014.
• Webb, D., Robu, M., Moldovan, O. -T., Constantin, S., Tomus, B., Neag, I. . Ancient Human Footprints in Ciur-Izbuc Cave, Romania. American Journal of Physical Anthropology, 2014.
• Constantin, S., Robu, M., Munteanu, C. -M., Petculescu, A., Vlaicu, M., Mirea, I., Kenesz, M., Dragusin, V., Hoffman, D., Anechitei, V., Timar-Gabor, A., Roban, R. -D., Panaiotu, C. G. . Reconstructing the evolution of cave systems as a key to understanding the taphonomy of fossil accumulations: The case of Ursilor Cave (Western Carpathians, Romania). Quaternary International, 2013.
• Trinkaus, E., Constantin, S., and Zilhao, J. (Eds. ) . Life and Death at the Pestera cu Oase. A Setting for Modern Human Emergence in Europe. Oxford University Press, 2012.
• Robu, M., Petculescu, A., Panaiotu, C., Doeppes, D., Vlaicu, M., Dragusin, V., Kenesz, M., Moldovan, O. T., and Constantin, S. . New insights on the cave bear population from the Ursilor Cave, Romania. Quaternaire, 4, pp. 107-116, 2011.
• O. T. Moldovan, A. Mihevc, L. Miko, S. Constantin, I. N. Meleg, A. Petculescu and P. Bosak. Invertebrate fossils from cave sediments: a new proxy for pre-Quaternary paleoenvironments. Biogeosciences, 8, pp. 1825-1837, 2011.
• Sanna, L., Saez, F., Simonsen, S., Constantin, S., Calaforra, J-M., Forti, P., Lauritzen, S. -E. . Uranium-series dating of gypsum speleothems: methodology and examples. International Journal of Speleology, 39 (1), pp. 35-46, 2010.
• Richards, M. P., Pacher, M., Stiller, M., Quiles, J., Hofreiter, M., Constantin, S., Zilhao, J., Trinkaus, E. . Isotopic evidence for omnivory among European cave bears: Late Pleistocene Ursus spelaeus from the Pestera cu Oase, Romania. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences USA, 105 (2), pp. 600-604, 2008.
• Zilhao, J., Trinkaus, E., Constantin, S., Milota, S., Gherase, M., Sarcina, L., Danciu, A., Rougier, H., Quilè s, J., and Rodrigo, R. . The Pestera cu Oase People, Europe's Earliest Modern Humans. In Mellars, P., Boyle, K., Bar-Yosef, O., and Stringer, C. (eds.), Rethinking the Human Revolution, pp. 249-262. McDonald Institute for Archaeological Research, Cambridge, 2007.
• Rougier, H., Milota, S., Rodrigo, R., Gherase, M., Sarcina, L., Moldovan, O., Zilhao, J., Constantin, S., Franciscus, R. G., Zollikofer, C. P. E., Ponce de Leon, M., Trinkaus, E. . Pestera cu Oase 2 and the cranial morphology of early modern Europeans. PNAS, 104 (4), pp. 1165-1170, 2007.
• J. Quilè s , C. Petrea, O. Moldovan, J. Zilhao, R. Rodrigo, H. Rougier, S. Constantin, S. Milota, M. Gherase, L. Sarcina and E. Trinkaus. Cave bears (Ursus spelaeus) from the Pestera cu Oase (Banat, Romania): Paleobiology and taphonomy. Comptes Rendus Palevol, 5/8, pp. 927-934, 2006.
• Constantin, S., Bojar, A. -V., Lauritzen, S. -E., Lundberg, J. . Holocene and Late Pleistocene climate in the sub-Mediterranean continental environment: A speleothem record from Poleva Cave (Southern Carpathians, Romania). Palaeogeography, Palaeoclimatology, Palaeoecology, 243/3-4, pp. 322-338, 2006.
• Onac, B. P., Constantin, S., Lundberg, J., & Lauritzen, S. -E. Isotopic climate record in a Holocene stalagmite from Ursilor Cave (Romania). J. of Quaternary Sciences, 17 (4), pp. 319-327, 2002.


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