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Steffen Wolters

Dr. rer. nat., Dipl.-Biologe, M. Sc.



Senior researcher
Unit Vegetation history

Tel.: +49 4421 915-147





Curriculum vitae
since 12/2002Research associate at NIhK
1996 - 2002Research associate at the chair of botany, Potsdam University
2002PhD Graduate at Potsdam University. Thesis: Vegetationsgeschichtliche Untersuchungen zur spätglazialen und holozänen Landschaftsentwicklung in der Döberitzer Heide (Brandenburg)
1997Master of Science, National University of Ireland, University College Galway
1996Diploma, Potsdam University. Thesis: Palynological investigations into vegetation history of the Ferch Hills southwest of Potsdam (Mire Langes Fenn near Kemnitzerheide)
1990 - 1996Study of Biology at Potsdam University, University College Galway (Ireland) and at Technical University Berlin


Research priorities
Vegetation history of Northwest Europe
Bog and lake development in north-western Germany
History of cultivated plants


Current research topics
• Impact of prehistoric and pre-industrial land use on lake systems in northwestern Germany
Multy-proxy analyses towards the reconstruction of Late- and Post-Glacial development of the Fehmarn Belt/Baltic Sea
Palaeoecological investigations of submarine peat profiles towards the reconstruction of early Holocene sea level rise in the southern North Sea
• Makroanalytical investigations on mesolithic find assemblages of the excavation Friesack (Brandenburg) with special emphasis on the history of Urtica kioviensis ROGOW.
Pollen analytical investigations on the vegetation- and settlement history of Bosnia-Herzegowina (Seoce Jezero in the Visoko basin, Bosnia, elevation 630 m)


Memberships, honorary offices
Speaker of the Taxonomy Support Group by European Pollen Database