Stefanie Müller


Stefanie Müller recently became a Specially Appointed Assistant Professor in the Center of Ainu & Indigenous studies at Hokkaido University. Stefanie was previously a Post Doctoral Fellow at University of Potsdam in the Institute of Earth and Environmental Science (in collaboration with FU Berlin in Geological Science, Palaeontology) within the project "Pleistocene lakes in southern Israel and Jordan: the environmental conditions of the first step out of Africa." (PI Prof. Steffen Mischke)

Her research interests include the generation of objective (quantitative) and high-resolution environmental reconstructions of vegetation and climate - its mechanisms and driving forces - and validating regional proxy- and model-based climatic scenarios based on pollen, non-pollen-palynomorph, and testate amoebae analyses. And evaluation of the role of environmental factors (i.e. climate, vegetation, sea level changes, tsunami and volcanic activities) in local and regional human cultural change and population dynamics. Regions of interest: Russia (Siberia, Far East), Japan, Kazakhstan, Levant.


Phone: 030/838 702 75

Freie Universität Berlin
Institut für Geologische Wissenschaften, Fachrichtung Paläontologie
Malteserstr. 74-100, Haus D
12249 Berlin GERMANY


Müller, S., Tarasov, P.E., Hoelzmann, P., Bezrukova, E.V. Kossler, A., Krivonogov, S.K. 2014. Stable vegetation and environmental conditions during the Last Glacial Maximum: New results from Lake Kotokel (Lake Baikal region, southern Siberia, Russia). Quaternary International 348, 14-24.

Kleinen, T., Hildebrandt, S., Prange, M., Rachmayani, R., Müller, S., Bezrukova, E., Brovkin, V., Tarasov, P. 2014. The climate and vegetation of Marine Isotope Stage 11 - model results and proxy-based reconstructions at global and regional scale. Quaternary International 348, 247-265.

Bergemann, M., Müller, S. 2014. Last Interglacial vegetation in northern Asia: Model simulations and comparison with pollen-based reconstructions. Quaternary International 348, 236-246.

Bezrukova, E.V., Hildebrandt, S., Letunova, P.P., Ivanov, E.V., Orlova, L.A., Müller, S., Tarasov, P.E. 2013. Vegetation dynamics around Lake Baikal since the middle Holocene reconstructed from the pollen and botanical composition analyses of peat sediments: Implications for paleoclimatic and archeological research. Quaternary International 190-191, 35-45.

Tarasov, P.E., Müller, S., Zech, M., Andreeva, D., Diekmann, B., Leipe, C. 2013. Last glacial vegetation reconstructions in the extreme-continental eastern Asia: Potentials of pollen and n-alkane biomarker analyses. Quaternary International 290-291, 253-263.

Bakail Hokkaido archaeology project