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


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Current Projects:

 Publications (taken from u:cris)


Anthropogenic and climate signals in late-Holocene peat layers of an ombrotrophic bog in the Styrian Enns valley (Austrian Alps). / Knierzinger, Wolfgang (Corresponding author); Drescher-Schneider, Ruth; Knorr, Klaus-Holger et al.

In: E & G: quarternary science journal, Vol. 69, No. 2, 25.09.2020, p. 121-137.

Publications: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review

Geochemistry and palynology of the upper Albian at the Abu Gharadig Basin, southern Tethys : Constraints on the oceanic anoxic event 1d. / Mansour, Ahmed; Gentzis, Thomas; Carvajal-Ortiz, Humberto et al.

In: Geological Journal, Vol. 55, No. 9, 09.2020, p. 6338-6360.

Publications: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review

BasinVis 2.0 Guideline for Users. / Lee, Eun Young; Novotny, Johannes; Wagreich, Michael.


Publications: Book

Depositional and organic carbon-controlled regimes during the Coniacian-Santonian event : First results from the southern Tethys (Egypt). / Mansour, Ahmed (Corresponding author); Wagreich, Michael; Gentzis, Thomas et al.

In: Marine and Petroleum Geology, Vol. 115, 104285, 05.2020.

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Compaction trend estimation and applications to sedimentary basin reconstruction (BasinVis 2.0). / Lee, Eun Young (Corresponding author); Novotny, Johannes; Wagreich, Michael.

In: Applied Computing and Geosciences, Vol. 5, 100015, 03.2020.

Publications: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review

Trace metals as markers for historical anthropogenic contamination : Evidence from the Peshawar Basin, Pakistan. / Bibi, Mehwish; Wagreich, Michael; Iqbal, Shahid.

In: Science of the Total Environment, Vol. 703, 134926, 10.02.2020.

Publications: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review

Cenomanian–Turonian drowning of the Arabian Carbonate Platform, the İṅisḑere section, Adıyaman, SE Turkey. / Mulayim, O.; Yilmaz, O. I.; Sari, B. et al.

Geological Society Special Publication. ed. / M. Wagreich. 1. ed. London : Geological Society of London, 2020. p. 189-210 (Geological Society Special Publications; No. 1, Vol. 498).

Publications: Contribution to bookChapterpeer-review

The pelagic archive of short-term sea-level change in the cretaceous : A review of proxies linked to orbital forcing. / Wagreich, Michael; Koukal, Veronika.

Geological Society Special Publication. 1. ed. Geological Society of London, 2020. p. 39-56 (Geological Society Special Publications; No. 1, Vol. 498).

Publications: Contribution to bookChapterpeer-review

Clay mineralogy of Miocene mudstones from the Lower Austrian Molasse Basin. / Meszar, Maria; Gier, Susanne; Palzer-Khomenko, Markus et al.

In: Austrian Journal of Earth Sciences, Vol. 113, No. 1, 01.2020, p. 125-138.

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Sedimentation and glaciations during the Pleistocene : Palaeoclimate reconstruction in the Peshawar Basin, Pakistan. / Bibi, Mehwish; Wagreich, Michael; Iqbal, Shahid et al.

In: Geological Journal, Vol. 55, No. 1, 01.2020, p. 671-693.

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Aquifer-eustasy as the main driver of short-term sea-level fluctuations during Cretaceous hothouse climate phases. / Sames, Benjamin; Wagreich, Michael; Conrad, Clinton P. et al.

In: Geological Society Special Publications, Vol. 498, No. 1, 2020, p. 9-38.

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Cretaceous Climate Events and Short-Term Sea-Level Changes. / Wagreich, Michael (Editor); Hart, Malcolm B. (Editor); Sames, Benjamin (Editor) et al.

London : The Geological Society of London, 2020. (Geological Society Special Publications, Vol. 498).

Publications: BookCollectionpeer-review


Provenance and palaeogeographic evolution of Lower Miocene sediments in the eastern North Alpine Foreland Basin. / Knierzinger, Wolfgang (Corresponding author); Wagreich, Michael; Palzer-Khomenko, Markus et al.

In: Swiss Journal of Geosciences, Vol. 112, No. 2-3, 12.2019, p. 269–286 .

Publications: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review

TETGAR_C: a novel three-dimensional (3D) provenance plot and calculation tool for detrital garnets. / Knierzinger, Wolfgang; Wagreich, Michael; Kiraly, Franz et al.

In: Journal of Geosciences, Vol. 64, No. 2, 64, 01.09.2019, p. 127-148.

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Regional sediment sources versus the Indus River system : The Plio-Pleistocene of the Peshawar Basin (NW-Pakistan). / Bibi, Mehwish; Wagreich, Michael; Iqbal, Shahid et al.

In: Sedimentary Geology, Vol. 389, 01.07.2019, p. 26-41.

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Vertebrate remains from the Turonian (Upper Cretaceous) Gosau Group of Gams, Austria. / Ősi, Attila; Szabó, Márton; Kollmann, Heinz et al.

In: Cretaceous Research, Vol. 99, 01.07.2019, p. 190-208.

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Early Miocene expansion of C4 vegetation on the northern Tibetan Plateau. / Wu, Chihua (Corresponding author); Xia, Guoqing (Corresponding author); Wagreich, Michael et al.

In: Global and Planetary Change, Vol. 177, 01.06.2019, p. 173-185.

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A formal Anthropocene is compatible with but distinct from its diachronous anthropogenic counterparts : a response to W.F. Ruddiman’s ‘three flaws in defining a formal Anthropocene’. / Zalasiewicz, Jan; Waters, Colin N.; Head, Martin J. et al.

In: Progress in Physical Geography, Vol. 43, No. 3, 06.2019, p. 319-333.

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Orbital cyclicity in sedimentary sequence and climatic indications of C-O isotopes from Lower Cretaceous in Qingxi Sag, Jiuquan Basin, NW China. / Jin, Si Ding; Cao, Hai Yang; Wang, Hua et al.

In: Geoscience Frontiers, Vol. 10, No. 2, 03.2019, p. 467-479.

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Metals. / Gałuszka, Agnieszka; Wagreich, Michael.

The Anthropocene as a Geological Time Unit: A Guide to the Scientific Evidence and Current Debate. Cambridge University Press, 2019. p. 178-186.

Publications: Contribution to bookChapterpeer-review

Pre–Industrial Revolution start dates for the Anthropocene. / Wagreich, Michael; Williams, Mark; Draganits, Erich et al.

The Anthropocene as a geological time unit: A guide to the scientific evidence and current debate. ed. / Jan Zalasiewicz; Colin N. Waters; Mark Williams; Colin Summerhayes. Cambridge : Cambridge University Press, 2019. p. 246-250.

Publications: Contribution to bookChapterpeer-review

Hot-house climate during the Triassic/Jurassic transition : The evidence of climate change from the southern hemisphere (Salt Range, Pakistan). / Iqbal, Shahid; Wagreich, Michael; Irfan U, Jan et al.

In: Global and Planetary Change, Vol. 172, 01.01.2019, p. 15-32.

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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 et al.

In: International Geology Review, Vol. 61, No. 10, 2019, p. 1244-1269.

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