Michael WAGREICH, Univ. Prof. Dr.


Room Number: 2B477
Tel.: +43-1-4277-53465

Michael Wagreich

Research Interests:

  • sedimentology and stratigraphy of events in Earth history
  • past and present global change
  • Anthropocene definition and markers
  • geodynamics and basin formation in Alpine mountain belts
  • isotope stratigraphy


Current professional service activities:


Current Projects:

 Publications (taken from u:cris)


Chronology of subduction and collision along the İzmir-Ankara suture in Western Anatolia : records from the Central Sakarya Basin. / Ocakoğlu, Faruk; Hakyemez, Aynur; Açıkalın, Sanem; Özkan Altıner, Sevinç; Büyükmeriç, Yeşim; Licht, Alexis; Demircan, Huriye; Şafak, Ümit; Yıldız, Ayşegül; Yilmaz, İsmail Ömer; Wagreich, Michael; Campbell, Clay.

In: International Geology Review, Vol. 62, No. 10, 2019, p. 1244-1269.

Publication: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review

Subsidence Analysis and Visualization : For Sedimentary Basin Analysis and Modelling. / Lee, Eun Young; Wagreich, Michael; Novotny, Johannes.

Cham : Springer International Publishing, 2019. 56 p.

Publication: Book

Upper Cretaceous volcaniclastic complexes and calcareous plankton biostratigraphy in the Western Pontides, NW Turkey. / Boehm, Katharina; Wagreich, Michael; Wolfgring, Erik; Tuysuz, Okan; Gier, Susanne; Yilmaz, Ismail Omer.

In: Turkish Journal of Earth Sciences, Vol. 28, No. 2, 2019, p. 187-210.

Publication: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review


Jurassic-Cretaceous radiolarian-bearing strata from the Gresten Klippen Zone and the St. Veit Klippen Zone (Wienerwald, Eastern Alps, Austria) : Implications for stratigraphy and paleogeography. / Slaczka, Andrzej; Bak, Marta; Pfersmann, Clemens; Koukal, Veronika; Wagreich, Michael; Kowalik, Szymon; Maslo, Martin.

In: Austrian Journal of Earth Sciences, Vol. 111, No. 2, 12.2018, p. 204-222.

Publication: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review

Maastrichtian oil shale deposition on the southern Tethys margin, Egypt: Insights into greenhouse climate and paleoceanography. / Fathy, Douaa; Wagreich, Michael; Gier, Susanne; Mohamed, Ramadan S.A.; Zaki, Rafat; El Nady, Mohamed M.

In: Palaeogeography, Palaeoclimatology, Palaeoecology, Vol. 505, 15.09.2018, p. 18-32.

Publication: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review

Facies, palaeogeography and stratigraphy of the lower Miocene Traisen Formation and Wildendürnbach Formation (former "Oncophora Beds") in the Molasse Zone of Lower Austria. / Palzer-Khomenko, Markus; Wagreich, Michael; Kallanxhi, Madalina-Elena; Soliman, Ali; Knierzinger, Wolfgang; Meszar, Maria; Gier, Susanne.

In: Austrian Journal of Earth Sciences, Vol. 111, No. 1, 09.2018, p. 75-91.

Publication: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review

The Santonian-Campanian boundary and the end of the Long Cretaceous Normal Polarity-Chron : Isotope and plankton stratigraphy of a pelagic reference section in the NW Tethys (Austria). / Wolfgring, Erik; Wagreich, Michael; Dinares-Turell, Jaume; Gier, Susanne; Bohm, Katharina; Sames, Benjamin; Spoetl, Christoph; Popp, Friedrich.

In: Newsletters on Stratigraphy, Vol. 51, No. 4, 09.2018, p. 445-476.

Publication: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review

A calcite crisis unravelling Early Miocene (Ottnangian) stratigraphy in the North Alpine-Carpathian Foreland Basin: A litho- and chemostratigraphic marker for the Rzehakia Lake System. / Palzer-Khomenko, Markus; Wagreich, Michael; Knierzinger, Wolfgang; Meszar, Maria; Gier, Susanne; Kallanxhi, Madalina-Elena; Soliman, Ali.

In: Geologica Carpathica, Vol. 69, No. 4, 08.2018, p. 315-334.

Publication: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review

Plankton biostratigraphy and magnetostratigraphy of the Santonian-Campanian boundary interval in the Mudurnu-Göynük Basin, northwestern Turkey. / Wolfgring, Erik; Wagreich, Michael; Dinarès-Turell, Jaume; Yilmaz, Ismail Omer; Böhm, Katharina.

In: Cretaceous Research, Vol. 87, 07.2018, p. 296-311.

Publication: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review

Tethyan plankton bioevents calibrated to stable isotopes across the upper Santonian–lower Campanian transition in north-western Tunisia. / Farouk, Sherif; Faris, Mahmoud; Elamri, Zaineb; Ahmad, Fayez; Wagreich, Michael.

In: Cretaceous Research, Vol. 85, 01.05.2018, p. 128-141.

Publication: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review

Late Cretaceous climbing erg systems in the western Xinjiang Basin : Palaeoatmosphere dynamics and East Asia margin tectonic forcing on desert expansion and preservation. / Wu, Chihua; Pedro Rodriguez-Lopez, Juan; Liu, Chenglin; Sun, Xiaoming; Wang, Jiuyi; Xia, Guoqing; Wagreich, Michael.

In: Marine and Petroleum Geology, Vol. 93, 05.2018, p. 539-552.

Publication: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review

The upper Coniacian to upper Santonian drowned Arabian carbonate platform, the Mardin-Mazidag area, SE Turkey : Sedimentological, stratigraphic, and ichthyofaunal records. / Yilmaz, Ismail O.; Cook, Todd D.; Hosgor, Izzet; Wagreich, Michael; Rebman, Katherine; Murray, Alison M.

In: Cretaceous Research, Vol. 84, 01.04.2018, p. 153-167.

Publication: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review

Global Boundary Stratotype Section and Point (GSSP) for the Anthropocene Series : Where and how to look for potential candidates. / Waters, Colin N.; Zalasiewicz, Jan; Summerhayes, Colin; Fairchild, Ian J.; Rose, Neil L.; Loader, Neil J.; Shotyk, William; Cearreta, Alejandro; Head, Martin J.; Syvitski, James P.M.; Williams, Mark; Wagreich, Michael; Barnosky, Anthony D.; An, Zhisheng; Leinfelder, Reinhold; Jeandel, Catherine; Gałuszka, Agnieszka; Ivar do Sul, Juliana A.; Gradstein, Felix; Steffen, Will; McNeill, John R.; Wing, Scott; Poirier, Clément; Edgeworth, Matt.

In: Earth-Science Reviews, Vol. 178, 01.03.2018, p. 379-429.

Publication: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review

Basin modelling with a MATLAB-based program, BasinVis 2.0: A case study on the southern Vienna Basin, Austria. / Lee, Eun Young; Wagreich, Michael.

In: Journal of the Geological Society of Korea, Vol. 54, No. 6, 2018, p. 615-630.

Publication: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review

Geochemical fingerprinting of Maastrichtian oil shales from the Central Eastern Desert, Egypt : Implications for provenance, tectonic setting, and source area weathering. / Abdou, Douaa Fathy Hussien (Corresponding author); Wagreich, Michael; Zaki, Rafat; Mohamed, Ramadan S.A.; Gier, Susanne.

In: Geological Journal, Vol. 53, No. 6, 2018, p. 2597-2612.

Publication: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review

Mid-Cretaceous aeolian desert systems in the Yunlong area of the Lanping Basin, China: Implications for palaeoatmosphere dynamics and paleoclimatic change in East Asia. / Li, Gaojie; Wu, Chihua; Rodríguez-López, Juan Pedro; Yi, Haisheng; Xia, Guoqing; Wagreich, Michael.

In: Sedimentary Geology, Vol. 364, 2018, p. 121-140.

Publication: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review

Paleocene-Eocene Calcareous Nannofossil Biostratigraphy and Cyclostratigraphy From the Neo-Tethys, Pabdeh Formation of the Zagros Basin (Iran). / Azami, Seyed Hamidreza; Wolfgring, Erik; Wagreich, Michael.

Cyclostratigraphy and Astrochronology. 2018.

Publication: Contribution to bookChapterpeer-review


Middle to Late Pleistocene multi-proxy record of environmental response to climate change from the Vienna Basin, Central Europe (Austria). / Salcher, Bernhard C.; Frank-Fellner, Christa; Lomax, Johanna; Preusser, Frank; Ottner, Franz; Scholger, Robert; Wagreich, Michael.

In: Quaternary Science Reviews, Vol. 173, 01.10.2017, p. 193-210.

Publication: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review

The Working Group on the Anthropocene : Summary of evidence and interim recommendations. / Zalasiewicz, Jan; Waters, Colin N.; Summerhayes, Colin P.; Wolfe, Alexander P.; Barnosky, Anthony D.; Cearreta, Alejandro; Crutzen, Paul; Ellis, Erle; Fairchild, Ian J.; Gałuszka, Agnieszka; Haff, Peter; Hajdas, Irka; Head, Martin J.; Ivar do Sul, Juliana A.; Jeandel, Catherine; Leinfelder, Reinhold; McNeill, John R.; Neal, Cath; Odada, Eric; Oreskes, Naomi; Steffen, Will; Syvitski, James; Vidas, Davor; Wagreich, Michael; Williams, Mark.

In: Anthropocene, Vol. 19, 01.09.2017, p. 55-60.

Publication: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review

Integrated palaeo-environmental proxies of the Campanian to Danian organic-rich Quseir section, Egypt. / El-Shafeiy, Moataz; Birgel, Daniel; El-Kammar, Ahmed; El-Barkooky, Ahmed; Wagreich, Michael; Tahoun, Sameh; Peckmann, Jörn.

In: Marine and Petroleum Geology, Vol. 86, 09.2017, p. 771-786.

Publication: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review

A Periglacial Palaeoenvionment in the Upper Carboniferous–Lower Permian Tobra Formation of the Salt Range, Pakistan. / Jan, Irfan U.; Iqbal, Shahid; Davies, Sarah J.; Zalasiewicz, Jan A.; Stephenson, Michael H.; Wagreich, Michael; Haneef, Muhammad; Hanif, Muhammad; Ahmad, Sajjad.

In: Acta Geologica Sinica, Vol. 91, No. 3, 01.06.2017, p. 1063-1078.

Publication: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review

Geochemistry, environmental and provenance study of the Middle Miocene Leitha limestones (Central Paratethys). / Ali, Ahmed; Wagreich, Michael.

In: Geologica Carpathica, Vol. 68, No. 3, 01.06.2017, p. 248-268.

Publication: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review

Latest Pannonian and Quaternary evolution at the transition between Eastern Alps and Pannonian Basin: new insights from geophysical, sedimentological and geochronological data. / Zámolyi, Andras (Corresponding author); Salcher, Bernhard; Draganits, Erich; Exner, Ulrike; Wagreich, Michael; Gier, Susanne; Fiebig, Markus; Lomax, Johanna; Surányi, Gergely; Diel, M.; Zámolyi, Ference.

In: International Journal of Earth Sciences, Vol. 106, No. 5, 06.2017, p. 1695-1721.

Publication: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review