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Frouin, M., Douka., K, Dave, A.K., Schwenninger, J-L., Mercier, N., Murray, A.S., Santaniello, F., Boschian, G., Grimaldi, S., Higham, T. (in press). A refined chronology for the Middle and Upper Palaeolithic at Riparo Mochi (Liguria, Italy). Journal of Human Evolution.

Markovic, S.B., Oches, E.A., Peric, Z., Gaudenyi, T., Jovanovic, M., Sipos, G., Thiel, C., Buylaert, J.-P., Savic, S., McCoy, W.D., Radakovic, M.G., Markovic, R.S., Gavrilov, M.B. (in press); The Požarevac loess–paleosol sequence: a record of increased aridity in the south-eastern margin of the Carpathian Basin during the last 350 ka. Journal of Quaternary Science.

O’Dwyer, R., Marquer, L., Trondman, A.-K., Jönsson, A.M. (2021) Spatially continuous land-cover reconstructions through the Holocene in southern Sweden. Ecosystems.

Perić, Z., Marković, S.B., Avram, A., Timar-Gabor, A., Zeeden, C., Nett, J.J., Fischer, P., Fitzsimmons, K.E., Gavrilov, M.B. (in press) Initial quartz OSL and dust mass accumulation rate investigation of the Kisiljevo loess sequence in north-eastern Serbia. Quaternary International.


Prud’homme, C., Scardia, G., Vonhof, H., Guinoiseau, D., Nigmatova, S., Fiebig, J., Gerdes, A., Janssen, R., Fitzsimmons, K.E. (2021) Central Asian modulation of northern hemisphere moisture transfer over the Late Cenozoic. Communications Earth and Environment 2, 106.

Fischer, P., Jöris, O., Fitzsimmons, K.E., Vinnepand, M., Prud’homme, C., Schulte, P., Hatté, C., Hambach, U., Lindauer, S., Zeeden, C., Perić, Z., Lehmkuhl, F., Wunderlich, T., Wilken, D., Schirmer, W., Vött, A. (2021) The loess-palaeosol sequences of the Schwalbenberg (Middle Rhine Valley, Germany): Millennial-scale terrestrial ecosystem responses to last interglacial/glacial cycle climatic changes. Catena 196, 104913.

Zhang, Y., Marquer, L., Cui, Q., Zhuo, Z., Zhao, Y., Wan, Q., Zhou, A. (2021) Holocene vegetation changes in the transition zone between subtropical and temperate ecosystems in Eastern Central China. Quaternary Science Reviews 253, 106768.


Alenius, T., Marquer, L., Molinari, C., Heikkilä, M., Ojala, A. (in press) The environment they lived in. Anthropogenic changes in local and regional vegetation composition in eastern Fennoscandia during the Neolithic. Vegetation History and Archaeobotany.

Allen, S., Simonneau, A., Le Roux, G., Mazier, F., Marquer, L., Galop, D., Binet, S. (2020) Considering lacustrine erosion records and the De Ploey erosion model in an examination of mountain catchment erosion susceptibility and total rainfall reconstruction. Catena 187, 104278.

Barrows, T.T., Fitzsimmons, K.E., Mills, S., Tumney, J., Pappin, D., Stern, N. (2020) Late Pleistocene lake level history of Lake Mungo, Australia. Quaternary Science Reviews 238, 106338.

Braadbaart, F., Reidsma, F.H., Roebroeks, W., Chiotti, L., Slon, V., Meyer, M., Théry-Parisot, I., van Hoesel, A., Nierop, K. G. J., Kaal, J., van Os, B., Marquer, L. (2020) Heating histories and taphonomy of ancient fireplaces: A multi-proxy case study from the Upper Palaeolithic sequence of Abri Pataud (Les Eyzies-de-Tayac, France). Journal of Archaeological Science: Reports 33, 102468.

Fischer, P., Jöris, O., Fitzsimmons, K.E., Vinnepand, M., Prud’homme, C., Schulte, P., Hatté, C., Hambach, U., Lindauer, S., Zeeden, C., Perić, Z., Lehmkuhl, F., Wunderlich, T., Wilken, D., Schirmer, W., Vött, A. (2020) The loess-palaeosol sequences of the Schwalbenberg (Middle Rhine Valley, Germany): Millennial-scale terrestrial ecosystem responses to last interglacial/glacial cycle climatic changes. Catena 196, 104913.

Fitzsimmons, K.E., Dobos, A., Probst, M., Iovita, R. (2020) Thinking outside the box at open-air archaeological contexts: examples from loess landscapes in southeast Romania. Frontiers in Earth Sciences 8, 561207.

Fitzsimmons, K.E., Nowatzki, M., Dave, A.K., Harder, H. (2020) Intersections between wind regimes, topography and sediment supply: Perspectives from aeolian landforms in Central Asia. Palaeogeography, Palaeoclimatology, Palaeoecology 540, 109531.

Fitzsimmons, K.E., Nowatzki, M., Dave, A.K., Harder, H. (2020) Corrigendum to “Intersections between wind regimes, topography and sediment supply: Perspectives from aeolian landforms in Central Asia”. Palaeogeography, Palaeoclimatology, Palaeoecology 552, 109795.

Gavrilov, M.B., Radaković, M.G., Sipos, G., Mezosi, G., Gavrilov, G., Lukić, T., Basarin, B., Benyhe, B., Fiala, K., Kozák, P., Perić, Z., Govedarica, D., Song, Y., Marković, S.B. (2020) Aridity in the Central and Southern Pannonian Basin. Atmosphere 11(12), 1269.
Le Roux, G., Hansson, S.V., Claustres, A., Binet, S., De Vleeschouwer, F., Gandois, L., Mazier, F., Simonneau, A., Teisserenc, R., Allen, D., Rosset, T., Haver, M., Da Ros, L., Galop, D., Durantez, P., Probst, A., Sanchez Perez, J.M., Sauvage, S., Laffaille, P., Jean, S., Schmeller, D., Camarero, L., Marquer, L., Lofts, S. (2020) Trace metal Legacy in Mountain Environments: a view from the Pyrenees mountains. In: Biogeochemical cycles: Ecological drivers and environmental impact, AGU Books & Wiley-Blackwell, pp. 191-206.
Li, Y., Song, Y., Fitzsimmons, K.E., Chen, X., Prud’homme, C., Zong, X. (2020) Origin of loess deposits in the North Tian Shan piedmont, Central Asia. Palaeogeography, Palaeoclimatology, Palaeoecology 559, 109972.
Marković , S.B., Vandenberghe, J., Stevens, T., Mihailović, D., Gavrilov, M.B., Radaković, M.G., Zeeden, C., Obreht, I., Perić, Z.M. Nett, J.J., Lehmkuhl, F. (2020) Geomorphological evolution of the Petrovaradin Fortress Palaeolithic site (Novi Sad, Serbia). Quaternary Research, 1-14.
Marquer, L., Mazier, F., Sugita, S., Galop, D., Houet, T., Faure, E., Gaillard, M.J., Haunold, S., de Munnik, N., Simonneau, A., De Vleeschouwer, F., Le Roux, G. (2020) Pollen-based reconstruction of Holocene land-cover in mountain regions: evaluation of the Landscape Reconstruction Algorithm in the Vicdessos valley, Northern Pyrenees, France. Quaternary Science Reviews 228, 106049.
Marquer, L., Otto, T. (2020) Microscopic charcoal analysis in archaeological contexts. In: Henry, A. (Ed.) Analysis of Microscopic Particles in Archaeological Samples. Springer, Cham, pp. 225-254.
Peretto, C., Arzarello, M., Coltorti, M., Bertolini, M., Cui, Q.Y., De Curtis, O., Lebreton, V., Lembo, G., Marquer, L., Pieruccini, P., Ravani, S., Rufo, E., Sala, B., Talamo, S., Thun Hohenstein, U. (2020) Grotta Reali, the first multilayered mousterian evidences in the Upper Volturno Basin (Rocchetta a Volturno, Molise, Italy). Archaeological and Anthropological Sciences 12, 67.
Perić, Z.M., Marković, S.B., Sipos, G., Gavrilov, M.B., Thiel, C., Zeeden, C., Murray, A.S. (2020) A post-IR IRSL chronology and dust mass accumulation rates of the Nosak loess- palaeosol sequence in north-eastern Serbia. Boreas 49(4), 841-857.
Peti, L., Fitzsimmons, K.E., Hopkins, J.L., Nilsson, A., Fujioka, T., Fink, D., Mifsud, C., Christl, M., Muscheler, R., Augustinus, P.C. (2020) Development of a multi-method chronology spanning the Last Glacial Interval from Orakei maar lake, Auckland, New Zealand. Geochronology 2, 367-410.
Prud’homme, C., Vassallo, R., Crouzet, C., Carcaillet, J., Mugnier, J-L., Cortés-Aranda, J. (2020) Paired 10Be sampling of polished bedrock and erratic boulders to improve dating of glacial landforms: an example from the Western Alps. Earth Surface Processes and Landforms 45(5), 1168-1180.
Timar-Gabor, A., Chruscinska, A., Benzid, K., Fitzsimmons, K.E., Begy, R., Bailey, M. (2020) Bleaching studies on Al-hole ([AlO4/h]0) electron spin resonance signals in sedimentary quartz. Radiation Measurements 130, 106221.
Vinnepand, M., Fischer, P., Fitzsimmons, K.E., Thornton, B., Fiedler, S., Vött, A. (2020) Combining inorganic and organic carbon stable isotope signatures in the Schwalbenberg loess-palaeosol sequence near Remagen (Middle Rhine valley, Germany). Frontiers in Earth Science 8, 276.


Daniau, A.-L., Desprat, S., Aleman, J.C., Bremond, L., Davis, B., Fletcher, W., Marlon, J.R., Marquer, L., Montade, V., Morales Del Molino, C., Naughton, F., Rius, D., Urrego, D.H. (2019) Terrestrial plant microfossils in paleoenvironmental studies, pollen, microcharcoal and phytolith. Towards a comprehensive understanding of vegetation, fire and climate changes over the past one million years. Revue de micropaléontologie 63, 1-35.

Dave, A., Courty, M.A., Fitzsimmons, K.E., Singhvi, A.K. (2019) Revisiting the contemporaneity of a mighty river and the Harappans: archaeological, stratigraphic and chronometric constraints. Quaternary Geochronology 49, 230-235.

Doerschner, N., Fitzsimmons, K.E., Blasco, R., Finlayson, G., Rodriguez-Vidal, J., Rosell, J., Hublin, J.-J., Finlayson, C. (2019) Chronology of the late Pleistocene archaeological sequence at Vanguard Cave, Gibraltar: insights from quartz single and multiple grain luminescence dating. Quaternary International 501B, 289-302.

Fitzsimmons, K.E., Stern, N., Spry, C. (2019) Holocene and recent aeolian reactivation of the Willandra Lakes lunettes, semi-arid southeastern Australia. The Holocene 29(4), 606-621.

Fitzsimmons, K.E. (2019) Applications in aeolian environments. In: Bateman, M., Bailiff, I. (eds) Handbook of Luminescence Dating. Whittles Publishing, Caithness.

Gavrilov, M.B., An, W., Xu, C., Radakovi, M.G., Hao, Q., Yang, F., Guo, Z., Perić, Z., Gavrilov, G., Marković, S.B. (2019) Independent aridity and drought pieces of evidence based on meteorological data and tree ring data in southeast Banat, Vojvodina, Serbia. Atmosphere 10(10), 586.

Marquer, L., Gaillard, M.J., Sugita, S., Poska, A., Trondman, A.K., Mazier, F., Nielsen, A.B., Fyfe, R.M., Jönsson, A.M., Smith, B., Kaplan, J.O., Alenius, T., Birks, H.J.B., Bjune, A.E., Christiansen, J., Dodson, J., Edwards, K.J., Giesecke, T., Herzschuh, U., Kangur, M., Koff, T., Latałowa, M., Lechterbeck, J., Lorenz, S., Olofsson, J., Schult, M., Seppä, H. (2019) Pollen-based REVEALS estimates of plant cover in Europe for 36 grid-cells and the last 11700 years. PANGAEA,, supplement to Marquer et al. (2017;

Peric, Z., Adolphi, E.L., Stevens, T., Ujvari, G., Zeeden, C., Buylaert, J.P., Marković, S.B., Hambach, U., Fischer, P., Schmidt, C., Schulte, P., Huayu, L., Shuangwen, Y., Lehmkuhl, F., Obreht, I., Veres, D., Thiel, C., Frechen, M., Jain, M., Vött, A., Zoller, L., Gavrilov, M.B (2019) Quartz OSL dating of late quaternary Chinese and Serbian loess: A cross Eurasian comparison of dust mass accumulation rates. Quaternary International 502A, 30-44.

Prud’homme, C., Moine, O., Mathieu, J., Saulnier-Copard, S. & Antoine, P.: High-resolution quantification of earthworm calcite granules from western European loess sequences reveals stadial–interstadial climatic variability during the Last Glacial. Boreas 48(1), 257-268.

Smalley, I., Marshall, J., Fitzsimmons, K.E., Whalley, W.B., Ngambi, S. (2019) Desert loess: a selection of relevant topics. Geologos 25(1), 75-86.

Zwyns, N., Paine, C.H., Tsedendorj, B., Talamo, S., Fitzsimmons, K.E., Gantumur, A., Guunii, L., Davakhuu, O., Flas, D., Dogandzić, T., Doerschner, N., Welker, F., Gillam, J.C., Noyer, J.B., Bakhtiary, R.S., Allshouse, A.F., Smith, K.N., Khatsenovich, A.M., Rybin, E.P., Byambaa, G., Hublin, J.-J. (2019) The northern route for human dispersal in Central and Northeast Asia: new evidence from the site of Tolbor-16, Mongolia. Scientific Reports 9, 11759.


Despriée, J., Bayle, G., Coutard, S., Sun, X., Mercier, N., Courcimault, G., Marquer, L., Voinchet, P., Bahain, J.J., Locht, J.L. (2018) La formation lœssique du Pléistocène moyen et supérieur de La Jouannière à Bonneval, Eure-et-Loir (France) : sédimentologie, géochronologie, paléoenvironnement et préhistoire. Quaternaire 29 (2), 131-148.

Fitzsimmons, K.E., Sprafke, T. Zielhofer, C., Guenter, C., Deom, J.-M., Sala, R., Iovita, R. (2018) Loess accumulation in the Tian Shan piedmont: implications for palaeoenvironmental change in arid Central Asia. Quaternary International 469A, 30-43.

Fitzsimmons, K.E., McLaren, S., Smalley, I. (2018) The first loess map and related topics: contributions by twenty significant women loess scholars. Open Geosciences 10, 311-322.

Kuosmanen, N., Marquer, L., Tallavaara, M., Molinari, C., Zhang, Y., Alenius, T., Edinborough, K., Pesonen, P., Reitalu, T., Renssen, H., Trondman, A.K., Seppä, H. (2018) The role of climate, forest fires and human population size in Holocene vegetation dynamics in Fennoscandia. Journal of Vegetation Science 29 (3), 382-392.

Li, Y., Fitzsimmons, K.E., Chen, X., Wang, Q., Sun, H., Zhang, Z. (2018) New evidence for the provenance and formation of loess deposits in the Ili Basin, Arid Central Asia. Aeolian Research 35, 1-8.

Li, Y., Song, Y., Fitzsimmons, K.E., Chang, H., Orozbaev, R., Li, X. (2018) Aeolian dust dispersal patterns since the last glacial period in eastern Central Asia: insights from a loess-paleosol sequence in the Ili Basin. Climate of the Past 14, 271-286.

Lukic, T., Bjelajac, D., Fitzsimmons, K.E., Markovic, S.B., Basarin, B., Mladan, D., Micic, T., Schaetzl, R.J., Gavrilov, M.B., Milanovic, M., Sipos, G., Mezosi, G., Knezevic-Lukic, N., Milincic, M., Letal, A., Samaradzic, I. (2018) Factors triggering landslide occurrence on the Zemun loess plateau, Belgrade area, Serbia. Environmental Earth Sciences 77, paper 519.

Marković S.B., Sümegi, P., Stevens, T., Schaetzl, R.J., Obreht, I., Chu, W., Buggle, B., Zech, M., Zech, R., Zeeden, C., Gavrilov, M.B., Perić, Z., Svirčev, Z., Lehmkuhl, F. (2018) The Crvenka loess-paleosol sequence: A record of continuous grassland domination in the southern Carpathian Basin during the Late Pleistocene. Palaeogeography, Palaeoclimatology, Palaeoecology 509, 33-46.

Marquer, L., Dallmeyer, A., Poska, A., Pongratz, J., Smith, B., Gaillard, M.-J. (2018) Modelling past human-induced vegetation change is a challenge – the case of Europe. Past Global Changes Magazine 26 (1), 12-13.

Prud’homme, C., Lecuyer, C., Antoine, P., Hatte, C., Moine, O., Fourel, F., Amiot, R., Martineau, F., Rousseau, D.-D. (2018) δ13C signal of earthworm calcite granules: A new proxy for palaeoprecipitation reconstructions during the Last Glacial in Western Europe. Quaternary Science Reviews 179, 158-166.

Roberts, N., Fyfe, R.M., Woodbridge, J., Gaillard, M.J., Davis, B.A.S., Kaplan, J.O., Marquer, L., Mazier, F., Nielsen, A.B., Sugita, S., Trondman, A.K., Leydet, M. (2018) Europe’s lost forests: a pollen based synthesis for the last 11,000 years. Nature Scientific Reports 8, 716; doi:10.1038/s41598-017-18646-7.

Schaetzl, R.J., Bettis, E.A., Crouvi, O., Fitzsimmons, K.E., Grimley, D.A., Hambach, U., Lehmkuhl, F., Marković, S.B., Mason, J.A., Owczarek, P., Roberts, H.M., Rousseau, D.-D., Stevens, T., Vandenberghe, J., Zarate, M., Veres, D., Yang, S., Zech, M., Conroy, J.L., Dave, A.K., Faust, D., Hao, Q., Obreht, I., Prud’homme, C., Smalley, I., Tripaldi, A., Zeeden, C., Zech, R. (2018) Approaches and challenges to the study of loess. Quaternary Research 89, 563-618.

Schulte, P., Sprafke, T., Rodrigues, L., Fitzsimmons, K.E. (2018) Are fixed grain size ratios useful proxies for loess sedimentation dynamics? Experiences from Remizovka, Kazakhstan. Aeolian Research 31B, 131-140.

Sprafke, T., Fitzsimmons, K.E., Grützner, C., Elliot, A., Marquer, L., Nigmatova, S. (2018) Reevaluation of Late Pleistocene loess profiles at Remizovka (Kazakhstan) indicates the significance of topography in evaluating terrestrial paleoclimate records. Quaternary Research 89, 674-690.

Yravedra, J., Cacho, C., Martos, J.A., Andres, M., Avezuela, B., Jorda-Pardo, J., Marquer, L., Martin-Lerma, I., Sesé, C., Valvidia, J. Recurrent Magdalenian occupation in the interior of the Iberian Peninsula: new insights from the archaeological site of La Peña de Estebanvela (Segovia, Spain). Archaeological and Anthropological Sciences,

Zanon, M., Davis, B.A., Marquer, L., Brewer, S., Kaplan, J.O. (2018) European forest cover during the past 12 000 years: A palynological reconstruction based on modern analogues and remote sensing. Frontiers in Plant Science 9, article 253.

Zeeden, C., Hambach, U., Veres, D., Fitzsimmons, K.E., Obreht, I., Boesken, J., Schulte, P., Lehmkuhl, F. (2018) Millennial-scale climate oscillations recorded in the Lower Danube loess: high resolution correlative age models constrained by Campanian Ignimbrite tephra and luminescence dating. Palaeogeography Palaeoclimatology Palaeoecology 509, 164-181.

Zielhofer, C., Wellbrock, K., al-Souliman, A.S., von Grafenstein, M., Schneider, B., Fitzsimmons, K.E., Stele, A., Lauer, T., von Suchodoletz, H., Al-Khalifa, H., Grottker, M., Gebel, H.G.K. (2018) Climate forcing and shifts in water management on the northwest Arabian Peninsula (mid-Holocene Rasif wetlands, Saudi Arabia). Quaternary International 473A, 120-140.


Fitzsimmons, K.E. (2017) Reconstructing palaeoenvironments on desert margins: new perspectives from Eurasian loess and Australian dry lake shorelines. Quaternary Science Reviews 171, 1-19.

Fitzsimmons, K.E., Iovita, R.P., Sprafke, T., Glantz, M., Talamo, S., Horton, K., Beeton, T., Alipova, A., Bekseitov, G., Ospanov, Y., Deom, J.-M., Sala, R., Taimagambetov, Zh. (2017) A chronological framework connecting the early Upper Palaeolithic across the Central Asian piedmont. Journal of Human Evolution 113, 107-126.

Ackerley, D., Reeves, J., Barr, C., Bostock, H., Fitzsimmons, K., Fletcher, M.-S., Gouramanis, C., McGregor, H., Mooney, S., Phipps, S., Tibby, J., and Tyler, J. (2017) Evaluation of PMIP2 and PMIP3 simulations of mid-Holocene climate in the Indo-Pacific, Australasian and Southern Ocean regions, Climate of the Past 13, 1661-1684.

Fitzsimmons, K.E., Prud’homme, C., Albert, J., Dave, A.K. (2017) Hanging off cliffs in Central Asia (A field campaign in southern Kazakhstan). Quaternary Australasia 34(2), 17-19.

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