Dr. Sonja Berg

As a research associate at the Institute of Geology and Mineralogy at the University of Cologne, I am conducting research within the framework of SPP-funded projects with focus on ice sheet-climate interactions in Antarctica. In this context, I investigate lacustrine, terrestrial, marine and avian sedimentary archives from of ice-free coastal sites and the near shore marine environment in East Antarctica to reconstruct past ice sheet and environmental changes and possible climatic drivers. For my PhD project at the University of Cologne I first visited Antarctica in 2007 within the scope of an expediton of RV Polarstern. I am currently involved in a series of expeditions to East Antarctica, which are part of the interdisciplinary research programme EASI (East Antarctic ice sheet instabilities).


Dr. Sonja Berg
Universität zu Köln
Insitut für Geologie und Mineralogie
Zülpicher Str. 49a
D-50674 Köln
Phone: +49 (0)221 470 2540

Brief CV

Since 2023   Coordination in the DFG priority programme 1158 Antarctic Research, Geosciences Division
Since 2011   Research associate at the University of Cologne
2011   Postdoc at the NERC Isotope Geosciences Laboratory, Keyworth, UK (DAAD scholarship)
2007 - 2010   Doctorate at the University of Cologne
2001 - 2006   Diploma degree program in Geology and Paleontology at the University of Cologne

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