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
  • Stratigraphy
  • Paleoclimatology and Paleoceanography

PhD Thesis:

„Paleogene deep-water facies of the Upper Gosau Subgroup of Gams bei Hieflau (Styria, Austria)” - in progress.

Goals of my project are a better understanding and detailed data on turbidite architecture, facies, stratigraphy and the depositional history of the Upper Cretaceous to Paleogene Gosau Group of Gams (Northern Calcareous Alps).
Another point of interest is the influence of tectonics and eustasy on the composition of deep-water slope basin sediments.
Field work concentrates on Paleogene sections from the K/Pg boundary up to Lower Eocene.
Main lab methods include nannofossil evaluation for biostratigraphy and sediment petrography (thin sections, heavy minerals) for correlation and provenance analysis.
Futhermore I propose and compare a model for the confined Gams clastic slope deep-water depositional system in a tectonically active margin setting.

Diploma Thesis (Master's equivalent):

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

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

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

September 2018: Organizer Pangeo Austria 2018, Vienna



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.

Lab Assistant

Field of activity:

X-Ray Diffractometry

 Publications (taken from u:cris)

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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).

Publication: Contribution to bookChapterpeer-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; Gier, Susanne; Meszar, Maria; Lee, Eun Young; Koukal, Veronika; Strauss, Philipp.

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

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


A new expanded record of the Paleocene-Eocene transition in the Gosau Group of Gams (Eastern Alps, Austria). / Wagreich, Michael; Egger, Hans; Gebhardt, Holger; Mohamed, Omar; Spötl, Christoph; Koukal, Veronika; Hobiger, Gerhard.

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

Publication: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review

The Paleocene/Eocene boundary in a high-frequency turbiditic setting (Gosau Group, Austria). / Wagreich, Michael; Egger, Hans; Koukal, Veronika; Mohamed, Omar.

2011. Poster session presented at European Geosciences Union, General Assembly 2011, Wien, Austria.

Publication: Contribution to conferencePoster


Turbiditfazies im Paläogen der Gosau von Gams (Steiermark). / Koukal, Veronika; Wagreich, Michael; Egger, Hans; Gebhardt, Holger.

2010. Poster session presented at Pangeo Austria 2010, Leoben, Austria.

Publication: Contribution to conferencePoster


Late Neogene and Quaternary alluvial fans give evidence for tectonic events at the eastern margin of the Eastern Alps. / Wagreich, Michael; Salcher, Bernhard; Koukal, Veronika.

2009. Poster session presented at European Geosciences Union, General Assembly 2009, Wien, Austria.

Publication: Contribution to conferencePoster

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