Prof. Dominik Fleitmann
Professor in Palaeoclimatology and Archaeology, University of Reading
Dominik Fleitmann obtained his PhD at the University of Bern, Switzerland. In 2003, he was awarded a postdoctoral fellowship at Stanford University, USA. In 2006, he was awarded with the prestigious SNSF-Professorship at the University of Bern. In 2012, he became Professor for Palaeoclimatology and Archaeology at the University of Reading, UK.
Dominik Fleitmann is working on a variety of natural climate archives to construct precisely-dated and highly-resolved time series that provide new insights into climatic and environmental processes over a variety of timescales, ranging from seasonal to glacial/interglacial cycles. One aspect of his current research is to develop Holocene records that can provide information on climatic and environmental changes in unprecedented detail. Such records are crucial for interpreting archaeological findings and societal changes.
Dominik Fleitmann is a leading scientist in past climate change and has published more than 90 journal articles in journals such as Science, Nature, and Nature Geoscience. He is also contributing author to the fourth (AR4) and fifth (AR5) assessment report of the Intergovernmental Panel on climate change (IPCC). Dominik Fleitmann is currently Director of the Centre for Past Climate Change at the University of Reading.