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

Dr Dirk Sachse
GFZ German Research Centre for Geosciences
Section 4.6 Geomorphology, Organic Surface Geochemistry Lab, Potsdam, Germany
Keywords: organic geochemistry, molecular paleohydrology, isotope geochemistry, rapid climate change, quantification of past hydrological changes, regional patterns of climate change, leads and lags
Dr Simon Blockley
Department of Geography, Centre for Quaternary Research, Royal Holloway, University of London, UK
Keywords: climate and past climate change, age modelling, tephrochronology, abrupt climate change, human interaction with
climate change
Prof. Achim Brauer
GFZ German Research Centre for Geosciences, Potsdam Germany
Keywords: lake sediments, climate proxies, micro-facies analysis, high resolution, abrupt climate change, leads and lags in regional
climate change, Late Glacial, Younger Dryas, Early Holocene, dating, varve chronology, extreme events
Dr Siwan Davies
Swansea University, Wales, UK
Keywords: tephrochronology, rapid climate change, ice-cores, marine-cores, chronologies, last glacial period
Dr Michael Deininger
Palaeoclimate Dynamics Research Group, Institute for Geosciences, Johannes-Gutenberg University Mainz, Germany
Keywords: speleothems, U-series dating, chronology, stable oxygen and carbon isotopes, trace elements, proxy development, cave
monitoring, proxy system monitoring, Europe, Mediterranean, South America
Dr Stefan Engels
Department of Geography, Birkbeck, University of London, UK
Keywrods: palaeolimnology, chironomids, pollen, non-pollen palynomorphs, quantification, lake depth, temperature, MIS-3, Late
Glacial, Holocene, NW Europe
Dr Alexandra Engstrom Johansson
Max PLanck Research Group for Terrestrial Palaeoclimates, Max Planck Institute for Chemistry, Mainz, Germany
Keywords: proxy based reconstruction of terrestrial palaeoclimates, dust geochemistry, provenance and pathways, Quaternary loess
archives in Europe and Central Asia, biomarkers
Dr Kathryn Fitzsimmons
Max Planck Research Group for Terrestrial Palaeoclimates, Max Planck Institute for Chemistry, Mainz, Germany
Keywords: luminescence dating, aeolian geomorphology, deserts, loess, human-environment interactions, Australia, Eastern
Europe, Central Asia, geoarcheology, desert dunes
Dr Tivadar Gaudenyi
Serbian Academy of Sciences and Arts, Geographical Institute “Jovan Cvijic”, Department of Physical Geography, Belgrade, Serbia
Keywords: Reconstruction of Quaternary environments dynamics based on words.
Dr Wim Hoek
Department of Physical Geography, Faculty of Geosciences, Utrecht University, The Netherlands
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.
Dr Christine Lane 
The Department of Geography, University of Cambridge, UK
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: sedimentology, micromorphology, geochemistry, incl. tephrochronology; multiproxy reconstructions of environmental
changes, in particular extreme events, incl. storm events
Prof. Enikó Magyari
Department of Environmental and Landscape Geography, HAS Research Group for Palaeontology, Eötvös Loránd University,
Budapest, Hungary

Keywords: last deglaciation, vegetation and climate dynamics, rapid climate change events, multi-proxy paleoecology, late glacial,
East-Central Europe, lake sediments, human impact  
Prof. Marit-Solveg Seidenkrantz
Centre for Past Climate Studies , Arctic Research Centre and iClimate, Department of Geoscience, Aarhus, Denmark
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.
Dr Ana Moreno
Pyrenean Institute of Ecology-Spanish National Research Center, Zaragoza, Spain
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
Department of Geography, University of Cambridge, UK
Keywords: Palaeoclimate, palaeoceanography, North Atlantic Ocean, Quaternary chronology, isotope geochemistry, rapid climate
change, lake sediment cores, marine sediment cores, atmospheric-ocean circulation.
Dr Ina Neugebauer
GFZ German Research Centre for Geosciences, Potsdam, Germany
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.   
Dr Aurel Persoiu
Stefan Cel Mare University of Suceava, Faculty of History and Geography, Romania
Keywords: stable isotopes, ice caves, speleothemes, Holocenes, Late Glacial, Central and Eastern Europe
Prof. Christopher Ramsey
University of Oxford
Keywords: Quaternary chronology, Radiocarbon dating, Statistical methods, Databases, Radiocarbon calibration, Age-depth
modelling, Bayesian modelling, Tephra, Rapid climate change, Archaeology, Physics    
Dr Sune O. Rasmussen
Centre for Ice and Climate, Niels Bohrs Institute, University of Copenhagen, Denmark
Keywords: Ice cores, Ice-core dating and synchronization, GICC05 time scale, bipolar seesaw, LGM climate dynamics
Prof. Paula J. Reimer
14CHRONO Centre for Climate, the Environment and Chronology, Queen’s University Belfast, Belfast, UK
Keywords: Radiocarbon calibration, marine radiocarbon reservoir corrections, regional marine calibration, carbon cycle changes.
Prof. Helen M. Roberts
Department of Geography and Earth Sciences, Aberystwyth University, Wales, UK
Keywords: luminescence research, luminescence dating, optically stimulated luminescence, geochronology, loess, mineral dust,
lakes, rates of geomorphic change, climate and environmental change.
Dr Didier Roche
Laboratoire des Sciences du Climat et de l’Environnement, IPSL / CEA-CNRS-UVSQ, Gif-sur-Yvette, France
Keywords: Data-model integration, paleoclimate and proxy modeling, water isotopes, carbon isotopes, Milankovitch theory, abrupt
climate change, pattern evaluation in models using proxy data
Dr Daniel Veres
Romanian Academy – Institute of Speleology, Cluj, Romania
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.
Prof. Friederike Wagner-Cremer
Department of Physical Geography, Utrecht University, The Netherlands
Keywords: Palaeophysiology of plants, glacial – interglacial CO2 dynamics, growing season dynamics, vegetation dynamics  
Prof. Gianni Zanchetta
Dipartimento di Scienze della Terra, University of Pisa, Italy
Keywords: Paleoclimatology, stratigraphy, stable isotopes, geochemistry, speleothems, lakes, tephrostratigraphy,
tephrochronology, mediterranean basin, Quaternary geology