Pavel Tarasov


Pavel Tarasov is a Professor of Quaternary Sciences at Freie Universität Berlin. His research interests include pollen analysis, regional-scale reconstructions of Holocene and Pleistocene plant communities, quantitative pollen-based climate, tree cover and biome reconstructions, human environment interactions, and data-model comparison. His main research area is Eurasia, including Russia, Mongolia, India, China and Japan (photo by Jan Evers).





Phone: +49(0)30 838 70280

Fax: +49(0)30 838 70745


Institute of Geological Science
Palaeontology, FU Berlin,
Malteserstr. 74-100, Haus D, 12249


Wagner, M. & Tarasov, P.E. (2014). The Neolithic of Northern and Central China. In: Renfrew, C., Bahn, P. (Eds.), The Cambridge World Prehistory. Vol. 2. East Asia and the Americas. Part V: 5. Cambridge University Press, pp. 742-764.

Wagner, M., Jin, G. & Tarasov, P.E. (Eds.) (2014). The Bridging Eurasia Research Initiative: Modes of mobility and sustainability in the palaeoenvironmental and archaeological archives from Eurasia. Quaternary International Vol. 348, 266 p.

Zheng, Z., Wei, J., Huang, K., Xu, Q., Lu, H., Tarasov, P., Luo, C., Beaudouin, C., Deng, Y.,  Pan, A., Zheng, Y., Luo, Y., Nakagawa, T., Li, C., Yang, S., Peng, H. & Cheddadi, R. (2014). East Asian pollen database: modern pollen distribution and its quantitative relationship with vegetation and climate. Journal of Biogeography 41, 1819–1832.

Tarasov, P., White, D. & Weber, A.W. (Eds.) (2013). The Baikal-Hokkaido Archaeology Project: Environmental archives, proxies and reconstruction approaches. Quaternary International, Vol. 290–291, 358 p.

Andreev, A.A. & Tarasov, P.E. (2013). Northern Asia. In: Elias S.A. (ed.) The Encyclopedia of Quaternary Science, vol. 4, pp. 164-172. Amsterdam, Elsevier.

Bakail Hokkaido archaeology project