Terrestrische Paläoklimatologie

August Ilg, volunteer, admin

Curriculum Vitae:

since 1978

  • strong preoccupation with Palaeontology as Hobby


  • extensive collection of fossils in the Upper Jurassic of Normandy, France


  • first publication in conjunction with Prof. Dr. Helmut Keupp about calcitic dinoflagellate cysts


  • papers about the palaeopathology of ammonites from the upper Callovian of Normandy, with Prof. Dr. Helmut Keupp


  • co-supervision of the diploma thesis of Silke Schlirf about epizoans on Gryphaea (Houlgate, Normandy)


  • fieldwork in Normandy (upper Callovian, lower Oxfordian) with Dr. Joachim Gründel within the scope of a DFG project about Jurassic Gastropoda

since 1996

  • volunteer at the State Museum of Natural History Stuttgart, excavations in the Nusplingen Lithographic Limestone

since 1998

  • close cooperation with Madelaine Böhme in the field, in collections, joint publications


  • participation in the EEDEN programme of the ESF (Environments and Ecosystem Dynamics of the Eurasian Neogene, 2000-2004)


  • Advisory Council and Delegate of the German Palaeontological Society

since 2010

  • volunteer in the work group Böhme at the Eberhard Karls University Tuebingen, fieldwork in Bulgaria and Hammerschmiede, admin of the website

In the field


Keupp, H. & Ilg, A. 1989: Die kalkigen Dinoflagellaten im Ober-Callovium und Oxfordium der Normandie.- Berliner geowiss.Abh.(A) 106: 165-205

Keupp, H. & Ilg, A. 1992: Paläopathologie der Ammonitenfauna aus dem Obercallovium der Normandie und ihre palökologische Interpretation.- Berliner geowiss.Abh.(E) 3: 171-189

Keupp, H. & Ilg, A. 1994: Paläopathologische Nachlese zur Ammoniten-Fauna aus dem Ober-Callovium der Normandie.- Berliner geowiss.Abh. E13 p.321-327

Böhme, M., Ilg, A., Ossig, A. & Küchenhoff, H. 2006: New method to estimate paleoprecipitation using fossil amphibians and reptiles and the middle and late Miocene precipitation gradients in Europe.- Geology 34(6): 425-428; doi: 10.1130/G22460.1; 2 figures, 1 table, Data Repository item 2006083

Böhme, M., Ilg, A., Winkelhofer, M. 2008: Late Miocene "washhouse" climate in Europe.- Earth Planet. Sci. Lett. 275(3-4): 393-401, doi:10.1016/j.epsl.2008.09.011

Böhme, M., Winklhofer, M., Ilg, A. 2011: Miocene precipitation in Europe: Temporal trends and spatial gradients.- Palaeogeography, Palaeoclimatology, Palaeoecology 304: 212-218

Schaller, M., Lachner, J., Christl, M., Maden, C., Spassov, N., Ilg, A., Böhme, M. 2015: Authigenic Be as a tool to date river terrace sediments? - An example from a Late Miocene hominid locality in Bulgaria. - Quaternary Geochronology 29: 6-15

Ilg, A. 2017: Öhningen und seine weltberühmten Fossilien. - Fossilien 1/2017: 42-49

Ilg, A. 2017: Dimitar Kovachev und das Paläontologische Museum Asenovgrad. - Fossilien 6/2017: 42-47