senior research fellow
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  • ujvari.gabor at csfk.hun-ren.hu
Place and date of birth
    Mohács, 1976
  • 2023 DSc / Earth Sciences, Hungarian Academy of Sciences (13 November 2023). DSc Thesis: "Impacts of North Atlantic rapid climate changes of the last glacial period on the mineral dust cycle in Central Europe and its feedbacks"
  • 2006 PhD / Earth Sciences, University of Pécs (27 September 2006). PhD Thesis: "Geochemical and invertebrate paleontological investigation and paleoecological evaluation of loess-paleosol sequences in South-Baranya"
  • 2003 MSc / Geography, Janus Pannonius University (8 June 1999). MSc Thesis: "Loess studies on the eastern edge of the Nyárád-Harkány plain"
  • from 10.2020. / Inst. for Geological and Geochemical Research, Research Centre for Astronomy and Earth Sciences, senior research fellow
  • 10.2018. – 09.2020 / University of Vienna, Department of Lithospheric Research, Lise Meitner Research Fellow, postdoc
  • 10.2017 – 09.2018 / Inst. for Geological and Geochemical Research, Research Centre for Astronomy and Earth Sciences, Hungarian Academy of Sciences, senior research fellow
  • 04.2017. – 09.2017 / Riso Laboratory, DTU Nutech, senior researcher
  • 2016 – 03.2017 / Inst. for Geological and Geochemical Research, Research Centre for Astronomy and Earth Sciences, Hungarian Academy of Sciences, senior research fellow
  • 2005 – 2015 / Geodetic and Geophysical Institute, Research Centre for Astronomy and Earth Sciences, Hungarian Academy of Sciences, senior research fellow
  • 2010 – 2012 / University of Vienna, Department of Lithospheric Research, postdoc
  • 2009 / Washington Stae University and New Mexico State University, Fulbright Research Fellow, postdoc
Language knowledge
  • English (advanced)
  • German (intermediate)
Main fields of research
  • Quaternary paleoenvironmental reconstruction using mainly aeolian (loess) sediments
  • Provenance analysis in an isotope-geochemical approach (Sr, Nd, Hf, U, Pb)
  • Quaternary geochronology (radiocarbon, OSL/IRSL, U-Th dating)
Research projects
  • OTKA COOP-ANN-142613, " Arctic climate and atmospheric dust variations during the late glacial period from remnants of the Laurentide Ice Sheet", 1 January 2023 – 31 December 2026, 33.97 Million HUF, role: PI
  • OTKA K-142807, " Past in the ice: studying continental ice with isotopes and environmental tracers", 1 September 2022 – 31 August 2026, 42.168 Million HUF, role: co-investigator, PI: László Palcsu (ATOMKI/Inst. for Nuclear Research)
  • OTKA K-137767, " Paleosol carbonate-based clumped isotope temperatures and atmospheric CO2 concentrations over the Paleocene-Eocene global warming period in northern Spain", 1 December 2021 – 30. November 2025, 33.4 Million HUF, role: co-investigator, PI: Sándor Kele Sándor (Inst. for Geological and Geochemical Research)
  • OTKA K-135509, " Mass Accumulation Rates and their change in the Carpathian Basin, based on high resolution investigation of loess deposits representing the last two glacial cycles - producing input data for paleoclimate models ", 1 November 2020 – 31 October 2024, 25 Million HUF, role: co-investigator, PI: Ágnes Novothny (ELTE University)
Membership of scientific and professional organizations
  • advisory board member of the INQUA Stratigraphy and Geochronology Commission (SACCOM) (2019–)
  • member of the Hungarian Geological Society (2004–)
  • public body member of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences (2007–)
  • member/subscriber of Past Global Changes (PAGES) (2008–)
  • member of the American Geophysical Union (AGU) (2010–)
  • member of the INTIMATE network (2012–)
  • secretary and member of the INQUA Hungarian National Committee (2014–)
  • Editorial Board member:
    • Palaeogeography, Palaeoclimatology, Palaeoecology (from February 2018)
  • Peer reviewer:
    • Quaternary Science Reviews, Quaternary Research, Quaternary International, Journal of Quaternary Science, Palaeo-3, Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta, Geology, Journal of Geophysical Research, Catena, GSA Bulletin
Research grants, scholarships
  • 2018–2020 / Lise Meitner Research Fellowship, University of Vienna
  • 2015–2018 / Bolyai János Research Scholarship of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences
  • 2011-2014 / Bolyai János Research Scholarship of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences
  • 2010-2012/ Postdoc Research Fellowship of the Republic of Austria, University of Vienna
  • 2009 / Fulbright Research Fellowship, Washingtoni State University and New Mexico State University (3 months)
  • • 2018 / Outstanding reviewer, Earth-Science Reviews
  • • 2015 / Outstanding reviewer, Palaeo-3
  • • 2015 / Outstanding reviewer, Palaeo-3/li>
  • • 2013 / Outstanding reviewer, Quaternary International
  • • 2012 / Outstanding reviewer, Quaternary Science Reviews
International connections
  • Urs S. Klötzli (GeoCosmoChronology, Department of Lithospheric Research, University of Vienna)
  • Thomas Stevens (Department of Earth Sciences, Uppsala University)
  • Jan-Pieter Buylaert (DTU Nutech és Aarhus University)
  • Anders Svensson (Centre for Ice and Climate, Niels Bohr Institute, University of Copenhagen)
  • Stefano Bernasconi (Geological Institute, ETH, Zürich)
  • Shiling Yang (Key Laboratory of Cenozoic Geology and Environment, Institute of Geology and Geophysics, Chinese Academy of Sciences)
  • Slobodan B. Markovic (Laboratory for Palaeoenvironmental Reconstruction, Faculty of Sciences, University of Novi Sad)
Selected publications of the last 5 years
  • Újvári, G., Klötzli, U., Stevens, T., Svensson, A., Ludwig, P., Vennemann, T., Gier, S., Horschinegg, M., Palcsu, L., Hippler, D. et al., 2022. Greenland ice core record of last glacial dust sources and atmospheric circulation. Journal of Geophysical Research: Atmospheres 127, 15 Paper: e2022JD036597.
  • Újvári, G., Klötzli, U., Horschinegg, M., Wegner, W., Hippler, D., Kiss, G. I., Palcsu, L., 2021. Rapid decomposition of geological samples by ammonium bifluoride (NH4HF2) for combined Hf-Nd-Sr isotope analyses. Rapid Communication in Mass Spectrometry 35, e9081.
  • Ludwig, P., Gavrilov, M. B., Markovic, S. B., Újvári, G., Lehmkuhl, F., 2021. Simulated regional dust cycle in the Carpathian Basin and the Adriatic Sea region during the Last Glacial Maximum. Quaternary International 581-582, 114-127.
  • Bradák, B., Seto, Y., Chadima, M., Kovács, J., Tanos, P., Újvári, G. Hyodo, M., 2020. Magnetic fabric of loess and its significance in Pleistocene environment reconstructions Earth-Science Reviews 210, 103385.
  • Kovács, J., Németh, K., Szabó, P., Kocsis, L., Kereszturi, G., Újvári, G., Vennemann, T., 2020. Volcanism and paleoenvironment of the pula maar complex: A pliocene terrestrial fossil site in Central Europe (Hungary). Palaeogeography Palaeoclimatology Palaeoecology 537, 109398
  • Újvári, G., Kele, S., Bernasconi, S. M., Haszpra, L., Novothny, Á., Bradák, B., 2019. Clumped isotope paleotemperatures from MIS 5 soil carbonates in southern Hungary. Palaeogeography Palaeoclimatology Palaeoecology 518, 72-81.
  • Smedley, R. K., Buylaert, J.-P., Újvári, G., 2019. Comparing the accuracy and precision of luminescence ages for partially-bleached sediments using single grains of K-feldspar and quartz. Quaternary Geochronology 53, 101007.
  • Újvári, G., Wegner, W., Klötzli, U., Horschinegg, M., Hippler, D., 2018. Sr-Nd-Hf isotopic analysis of <10 mg dust samples: implications for ice core dust source fingerprinting. Geochemistry Geophysics Geosystems 19, 60-72.
  • Stevens, T., Buylaert, J.-P., Thiel, C., Újvári, G., Yi, S., Murray, A.S., Frechen, M., Lu, H., 2018. Ice-volume-forced erosion of the Chinese Loess Plateau global Quaternary stratotype site. Nature Communications 9, 983.
  • Buylaert, J.-P., Újvári, G., Murray, A.S., Smedley, R. K., Kook, M., 2018. On the relationship between K concentration, grain size and dose in feldspar. Radiation Measurements 120, 181-187.
Last update 2023.11.17.