At the INQUA meeting in Dublin, Ireland, in July 2019, Dr. Dirk Sachse was elected new chair of the INTIMATE project for the period of the next 4 years. A few amendments in the coordination of the group were implemented: the practical management of the project is taken care of by the steering group with representation of different archives, aiming for age, geographical and gender diversity. To join the INTIMATE network and receive news and announcements, join the INTIMATE e-mail list. Inquiries about the web page can be sent to


Keywords: organic geochemistry, molecular paleohydrology, isotope geochemistry, rapid climate change, quantification of past hydrological changes, regional patterns of climate change, leads and lags



Keywords: Climate and past climate change, age modelling, tephrochronology, abrupt climate change, human interaction with climate change.
Keywords: Lake sediments, climate proxies, micro-facies analyses, high resolution, abrupt climate change, leads and lags in regional climate change, Lateglacial, Younger Dryas, Early Holocene, dating, varve chronology, extreme events,
Keywords: Tephrochronology, rapid climate changes, ice cores, marine cores, chronologies, last glacial period.   
Keywords: speleothems, U-series dating, chronology, stable oxygen and carbon isotopes, trace elements, proxy development, cave monitoring, proxy system modeling, Europe, Mediterranean, South America 
Keywords: Palaeolimnology,chironomids; pollen; non-pollen palynomorphs; quantification; lake depth; temperature;MIS-3; Late-Glacial; Holocene; NW Europe
Keywords: proxy-based reconstruction of terrestrial palaeoclimates; dust geochemistry, provenance and pathways; Quaternary loess archives in Europe and Central Asia; biomarkers 
Keywords: luminescence dating, aeolian geomorphology, deserts, loess, human-environment interactions, Australia, Eastern Europe, Central Asia, geoarcheology, desert dunes
Dr Tivadar Gaudenyi
Keywords: Reconstruction of Quaternary environments dynamics based on words.
Dr. Wim Hoek
Keywords: Large-scale and abrupt climate changes in particular during the last glacial-interglacial transition, its impact on geomorphology, vegetation, and humans and their interrelationships, requiring precise dating and correlation techniques.
Christine Lane
Keywords: Chronology, stratigraphy, tephra, cryptotephra, tephrochronology, tephrostratigraphy, palaeoclimate, Europe, Africa, abrupt climate change, terrestrial records, lakes, geoarchaeology.    

Dr Karolina Leszczyńska                                                                                                     Institue of Geology, Adam Mickiewicz University, Poznan, Poland

Keywords: Qauternary geology, sedimentology, micromorphology, Quaternary chronology incl. tepchrochronology, multiproxy reconstructions of environmental changes.

Keywords: last deglaciation, vegetation and climate dynamics, rapid climate change events, multi-proxy paleoecology, late glacial, East-Central Europe, lake sediments, human impact


Keywords: Climate system dynamics, palaeoceanography, palaeoclimate, marine geology, micropalaeontology, multi-proxy studies, marine sediment cores, polar to tropical regions, ocean current variability, atmospheric circulation, sea ice variability, palaeoproductivity, multidecadal to millenial scale variability.
Keywords: speleothems, lacustrine sediments, XRF Core Scanner, oxygen and carbon stable isotopes, cave monitoring, U-Th dating, abrupt climate change, Iberian peninsula, Mediterranean, last deglaciation
Dr. Francesco Muschitiello
Keywords: Palaeoclimate, palaeoceanography, North Atlantic Ocean, Quaternary chronology, isotope geochemistry, rapid climate change, lake sediment cores, marine sediment cores, atmospheric-ocean circulation.
Keywords: lake sediments, varve micro-facies, tephrochronology, cryptotephras, abrupt climate change, leads and lags in regional response to past climate change, desert environments, Eastern Mediterranean, Central Europe

Dr Christof Pearce
Department of Geosciences, Aarhus University, Denmark
Keywords: Paleoceanography, Paleoclimate, Diatoms, Sea ice biomarkers, Arctic Ocean, North Atlantic Ocean, Chronologies, Last Glacial Period, Holocene.

Keywords: stable isotopes, ice caves, speleothemes, Holocenes, Late Glacial, Central and Eastern Europe
Keywords: Quaternary chronology, Radiocarbon dating, Statistical methods, Databases, Radiocarbon calibration, Age-depth modelling, Bayesian modelling, Tephra, Rapid climate change, Archaeology, Physics    
Keywords: Ice cores, Ice-core dating and synchronization, GICC05 time scale, bipolar seesaw, LGM climate dynamics
Prof. Paula J. Reimer
Keywords: Radiocarbon calibration, marine radiocarbon reservoir corrections, regional marine calibration, carbon cycle changes.

Keywords: luminescence research, luminescence dating, optically stimulated luminescence, geochronology, loess, mineral dust, lakes, rates of geomorphic change, climate and environmental change.

Keywords: Data-model integration, paleoclimate and proxy modeling, water isotopes, carbon isotopes, Milankovitch theory, abrupt climate change, pattern evaluation in models using proxy data
Keywords: Climate evolution and developments during the Quaternary; Geology of karst areas, lake sediments and cave records as archives of climatic and human history; tephras as chronological and correlative tools.

Keywords: Palaeophysiology of plants, glacial - interglacial CO2 dynamics, growing season dynamics, vegetation dynamics
Keywords: Paleoclimatology, stratigraphy, stable isotopes, geochemistry, speleothems, lakes, tephrostratigraphy, tephrochronology, mediterranean basin, Quaternary geology