Veronika KOUKAL, Mag. Dr.

Room Number: 2B484B
Tel.: +43-1-4277-53621

Veronika Koukal

Main Fields of Research:

  • Sedimentology, especially turbidites and submarine fan systems
  • (Event) Stratigraphy with focus on the Cretaceous, Paleogene and Quaternary
  • Anthropocene markers
  • FTIR spectroscopy of microplastics
  • Paleoclimatology and geological characteristics of past and present climate change

Current Projects:

UNESCO IGCP 732 - LANGUAGE of the Anthropocene

Late Cretaceous palaeoclimate events and stage boundary correlations - evidence from Tethyan key sections of Bulgaria and Austria

PhD Thesis:

„Paleogene deep-water facies of the Upper Gosau Subgroup at Gams (Styria, Austria)”

Diploma Thesis (Master's equivalent):

„Sedimentologie und Definition der Rohrbach-Formation („Rohrbacher Konglomerat“, Pliozän) im Steinbruch Rohrbach / Ternitz (NÖ)“  

October 2021: Host and member of organizing committee UNESCO IGCP 732 LANGUAGE of the Anthropocene Kick-Off Meeting

Since October 2021: Secretary, UNESCO International Geoscience Programme IGCP 732, Department of Geology, University of Vienna

March-June 2021: Organizer and host of lecture Anthropozän, a collaboration of the University of Vienna and Forum Anthropozän

September 2018: Organizer Pangeo Austria 2018, Vienna

August 2017: Member of organizing committee 10th International Symposium on the Cretaceous, Vienna.

2016-2019: Secretary, UNESCO/IUGS - International Geoscience Program IGCP 609, Department of Geodynamics und Sedimentology, University of Vienna, Austria  


Koukal, V., Wagreich, M. (Eds.) (2018): PANGEO Austria 2018: Abstracts: 24-26/09/2018 Universität Wien. – In: Berichte der Geologischen Bundesanstalt 128.

Bryda, G., Van Husen, D., Kreuss, O., Koukal, V., Moser, M., Pavlik, W., Schönlaub, H. P., Wagreich, M.,  Ahl, A. (Beitr.), Heinrich, M. (Beitr.), Lenhardt, W. A. (Beitr.), Moshammer, B. (Beitr.), Pfleiderer, S. (Beitr.), Plan, L. (Beitr.), Schedl, A. (Beitr.), Slapansky, P. (Beitr.) (2013): Erläuterungen zu Blatt 101 Eisenerz. - Geologische Karte der Republik Österreich 1:50.000.  

Koukal, V., Wagreich, M. (2009): Sedimentologie und Definition der Rohrbach-Formation („Rohrbacher Konglomerat“, Ober-Miozän – Pliozän) im Steinbruch Rohrbach/Ternitz (NÖ). - Jb. Geol. B.-A., 149. 4: 453-462.

 Publications (taken from u:cris)

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The urban sediments of Karlsplatz, Vienna (Austria) as a reference section for the Anthropocene series. / Wagreich, Michael (Corresponding author); Meszar, Maria; Lappé, Kira et al.

In: The Anthropocene Review, Vol. 10, No. 1, 04.2023, p. 316-329.

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Integrated biostratigraphy and palaeoenvironments of the Upper Cretaceous in the Petrich section (Central Srednogorie Zone, Bulgaria). / Pavlishina, Polina; Dochev, Docho; Wagreich, Michael et al.

In: Acta Geologica Polonica, Vol. 73, No. 1, 2023, p. 33-62.

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The Paleogene Gosau Group Slope Basins of the Incipient Eastern Alpine Orogenic Wedge : A Case Study at the Gams Basin (Austria). / Koukal, Veronika; Wagreich, Michael; Kallanxhi, Madalina-Elena et al.

In: Minerals, Vol. 12, No. 2, 178, 02.2022.

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In: Dokladi na Bălgarskata Akademija na Naukite = Comptes rendus de l'Académie Bulgare des Sciences, Vol. 75, No. 11, 2022, p. 1604-1612.

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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).

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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 .

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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 et al.

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

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A new expanded record of the Paleocene-Eocene transition in the Gosau Group of Gams (Eastern Alps, Austria). / Wagreich, Michael; Egger, Hans; Gebhardt, Holger et al.

In: Annalen des Naturhistorischen Museums Wien: Serie A, Vol. 113, 2011, p. 35-65.

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