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Vasile Ersek

Northumbria University, Newcastle upon Tyne, England

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Born: 2000

Interests: Paleoclimate, speleothems, Quaternary geology, Stable isotopes

I am a postdoctoral fellow in the Department of Earth Sciences at the University of Oxford.I have a Masters of Science in Geology from Mississippi State University and a PhD in Geology and Oceanography from Oregon State University.

ResearcherID: G-5287-2010

Selected publications:
• Mariusz Galka, Ioan Tantau, Vasile Ersek, Angelica Feurdean. A 9000 year record of cyclic vegetation changes identified in a montane peatland deposit located in the Eastern Carpathians . Palaeogeography, Palaeoclimatology, Palaeoecology, 449, pp. 52-61, 2016.
• H. V. McGregor, M. N. Evans, H. Goosse, G. Leduc, B. Martrat, J. A. Addison, P. G. Mortyn, D. W. Oppo, M. -S. Seidenkrantz, M. -A. Sicre, S. J. Phipps, K. Selvaraj, K. Thirumalai, H. L. Filipsson, V. Ersek. Robust global ocean cooling trend for the pre-industrial Common Era. Nature Geoscience, 8, pp. 655-733, 2015.
• V. Dragusin, M. Staubwasser, D. L. Hoffmann, V. Ersek, B. P. Onac, and D. Veres. Constraining Holocene hydrological changes in the Carpathian-Balkan region using speleothem d18O and pollen-based temperature reconstructions. Climate of the Past, 10, pp. 1363-1380, 2014.
• Ersek, V., Clark, P. U., Mix, A. C., Cheng, H. and Edwards, R. L. . Holocene winter climate variability in mid-latitude western North America. Nature Communications, 3, p. 1219, 2012.
• Rushdi, A., Clark, P., Mix, A. Ersek, V., Simoneit, B. Cheng, H., Edwards, R. L. . Composition and sources of lipid compounds in speleothem calcite from southwestern Oregon and their paleoenvironmental implications. Environmental Earth Sciences, doi:10.1007/s12665-010-0613-4, pp. 1-17, 2010.
• Ersek, V., A. C. Mix, and P. U. Clark . Variations of [delta]18O in rainwater from southwestern Oregon. Journal of Geophysical Research, doi:10.1029/2009JD013345, p. D09109, 2010.
• Ersek, V., S. W. Hostetler, H. Cheng, P. U. Clark, F. S. Anslow, A. C. Mix and R. L. Edwards. Environmental influences on speleothem growth in southwestern Oregon during the last 380 000 years . Earth and Planetary Science Letters, 279, pp. 316-325 , 2009.

Theses and dissertations:
• Ersek, V. . Past Climate Variability in Southwestern Oregon and Relationships with Regional and Hemispheric Climate. 2008.
• Ersek, V. . Analyses of Common Elements and Oxides in the Paleosols of the Bahamas and of the Northern Mariana Islands. 2004.


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