Christian Leipe


Photograph of Christian Leipe

Dr. Christian Leipe is a Scientific Assistant at the Institute of Geological Sciences at Freie Universität Berlin and former BHAP doctoral student. His research interests are mainly focused on palynological studies in order to reconstruct postglacial dynamics in vegetation and climate and to understand human-environment interactions in Monsoon Asia. He is currently investigating the spatio-temporal patterns of archaeological sites in northern Japan (photo by Jan Evers).


Phone: +49(0)30 838 70271

Fax: +49(0)30 838 70381

Dr. Christian Leipe
Freie Universität Berlin
Institute of Geological Sciences
Malteserstraße 74-100, Campus Bldg D
12249 Berlin, GERMANY


Leipe, C., Nakagawa, T., Gotanda, K., Müller, S., Tarasov, P.E., 2015. Late Quaternary vegetation and climate dynamics at the northern limit of the East Asian summer monsoon and its regional and global-scale controls. Quaternary Science Reviews 116, 57-71.

Leipe, C., Demske, D., Tarasov, P.E., Wünnemann, B., Riedel, F., HIMPAC Project Members. 2014. Potential of pollen and non-pollen palynomorph records from Tso Moriri (Trans-Himalaya, NW India) for reconstructing Holocene limnology and human–environmental interactions. Quaternary International 348, 113–129.

Leipe, C., Demske, D., Tarasov, P.E., HIMPAC Project Members. 2014. A Holocene pollen record from the northwestern Himalayan lake Tso Moriri: Implications for palaeoclimatic and archaeological research. Quaternary International 348, 93–112.

Leipe, C., Kito, N., Sakaguchi, Y., Tarasov, P.E. 2013. Vegetation and climate history of northern Japan inferred from the 5500-year pollen record from the Oshima Peninsula, SW Hokkaido. Quaternary International 290–291, 151–163.

Tarasov, P.E., Andreev, A.A., Anderson, P.M., Lozhkin, A.V., Leipe, C., Haltia, E., Nowaczyk, N.R., Wennrich, V., Brigham-Grette, J., Melles, M. 2013. A pollen-based biome reconstruction over the last 3.562 million years in the Far East Russian Arctic – new insights into climate-vegetation relationships at the regional scale. Climate of the Past 9 (6), 2759–2775.

Bakail Hokkaido archaeology project