M.sc. Mareike Schmidt

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Image Credit: J. Evers

Geologische Wissenschaften

Fachrichtung Paläontologie

PhD Candidate

Address Malteserstrasse 74-100, Haus D
Room D.023
Berlin
Telephone +49(0)30 838 70271
Email mareike.schmidt@fu-berlin.de

Curriculum Vitae

  • since November 2013 PhD scholarship holder at FU Berlin, Geological Sciences, Palaeontology (supervisor Prof. Dr. P.E. Tarasov) founded by the Baikal Hokkaido Archaeology Project; topic: "A late Quaternary palaeoenvironmental record from Lake Kushu, Rebun Island, northern Japan using diatom analysis"

  • January 2011 - September 2013 student assistant at FU Berlin for preparing and counting ostracods

  • 2012 Master's thesis in palaeontology: "Erste limnologische Parameter des jungpleistozänen (MIS 5 a-c) Megasees Paläo-Makgadikgadi (Kalahari, Botsuana), abgeleitet von Diatomeenvergesellschaftungen" ("First limnological parameters from the late Pleistocene (MIS 5 a-c) megalake Palaeo-Makgadikgadi (Kalahari, Botswana) inferred from diatom assemblages")

  • October 2009 - November 2012 Master study of geological sciences at FU Berlin with focus on micropalaeontology

  • 2009 Bachelor thesis: "Die Taphonomie der unterkarbonischen Cephalopodenfauna der Bellavally Formation von Co. Leitrim (Irland)" ("The taphonomy of a carboniferous (Mississippian) Cephalopod fauna of the Bellavally Formation in Co. Leitrim (Ireland)")

  • October 2006 - September 2009 Bachelor study of geological sciences at FU Berlin

  • 1987 born in Königs Wusterhausen

Current project

 

Main topics of research interest

  • diatoms as bioindicators
  • late quaternary palaeolimnology in northern Japan, inferred from diatoms
  • reconstruction of the palaeolimnology of the (palaeo-) lacustrine Makgadikgadi Basin (Kalahari, Botswana)

Oral and poster presentations

  • Schmidt, M., Henderson, A.C.G., Kossler, A., Fuchs, M., Shemang, E., Riedel, F. (2013): Evidence for a MIS 5 mega lake highstandin the Kalahari - inferred from diatoms. Poster presentation at the workshop for desert margins in Rauischholzhausen

  • Schmidt, M., Kossler, A., Henderson, A.C.G., Shemang, E., Fuchs, M., Riedel, F. (2012): Late Pleistocene palaeolimnology of the mega lake Palaeo-Makgadikgadi (Kalahari, Botswana) inferred from diatom assemblages. Oral presentation at the Centenary Meeting of the Paläontologische Gesellschaft in Berlin

  • Schmidt, M., Henderson, A.C.G., Kossler, A., Fuchs, M., Shemang, E., Riedel, F. (2012): Diatom evidence for a MIS 5 mega lake highstand in the Kalahari (Botswana). Poster presentation at the 12th International Paleolimnology Symposium in Glasgow