Dr. Geanina-Adriana Butiseacă

Function: Postdoctoral researcher

Eberhard Karls University of Tübingen 
Department of Palaeoanthropology
Rümelinstr. 23
72070 Tübingen

 Room 707, DG


Geanina Butiseacă is a postdoctoral researcher specialized in paleoclimatology and paleoenvironmental reconstructions. Her current work focuses on Paleolithic sites in Greece (Peloponnese Peninsula) and the influence of Quaternary glacial-interglacial changes over biota in the Mediterranean region. She has a primary formation as a geologist and she uses organic geochemistry (e.g., n-alkanes, alkenones, GDGTs), stable isotopes (δ2H, δ13C, δ18O) and charcoal as main tools for decoding past climates, both at historical scale and in deep time, in continental and marine settings.

Besides paleoclimatology and paleoenvironment, she is also interested in geoarchaeology, archaeobotany, paleontology, paleoecology, paleoceanography, sedimentology, tectonics and structural geology. Additionally, she is interested in the interplay between humans/societies evolution and natural resources/geographical constraints.

Prior to accademia she has activated for six years in the oil and gas industry as an exploration geologist in numerous projects across Afro-Eurasia.


Academic Background

PhD, Paleoclimatology

Senckenberg Institute/Goethe University, Frankfurt am Main, Germany

M.Sc., Archaeology-Prehistory and Antiquity

University of Bucharest, Romania

M.Sc., Geology-Basin Analysis

University of Bucharest, Romania

B.A., Geology-Petroleum geology and mineral resources (engineering)

University of Bucharest, Romania



Eberhard Karls Universität Tübingen, Institute of Archaeological Sciences, Palaeoanthropology, Tübingen, Germany

PhD student/researcher

Senckenberg Institute/Goethe University, Frankfurt am Main, Germany.

Research assistant

University of Bucharest

Geologist engineer

Danubian Energy Consulting, Bucharest, Romania


Danubian Energy Consulting, Bucharest, Romania

Exhibition guide

Romexpo Romania

Professional sport player

CSM Buzău, Romania


In Prep

Butiseacă, G.A, Vasiliev, I., Tourloukis, V., Junginger, A., Mulch, A., Karkanas, P., Panagopoulou, E., Harvati., K. Preliminary biomarker/paleoclimate reconstruction results from the Marathousa 1 Lower Paleolithic site (Megalopolis Basin, Greece). Quaternary Science Special Issue. Accepted.


Butiseacă, G.A, Diaconu, V., Ilie, M., Vasiliev, I., V., Mulch, A., 2023. The transition from the Medieval Warming Period to the Little Ice Age in NE Romania (Târgu Neamț, La Damian Site). Journal of Archaeology, Anthropology and Interdisciplinary Studies, 5/2023(1), 279-294..


Butiseacă, G.A., van der Meer, M.T.J., Kontakiotis, G., Agiadi, K., Thivaiou, D., Besiou, E., Antonarakou, A., Mulch, A., Vasiliev, I., 2022. Multiple crises preceded the Mediterranean Salinity Crisis: Aridification and vegetation changes revealed by biomarkers and stable isotopes. Global and Planetary Change 217 (5): 103951, 2022. Doi: 10.1016/j.gloplacha.2022.103951

Krijgsman, W., Vasiliev, I., Beniest, A., Lyons, T., Lofi, J., Tari, G., Slomp, C.P., Catagay, N., Triantaphyllou, M., Flecker, R., Palcu, D., McHugh, C., Arz, H., Henrry, P., Lloyd, K., Cifci, G., Sipahioglu, O., Sachellariou, D., Agiadi, K., Andretto, F., Bista, D., Bulian, F., Butiseacă, G. et. al., 2022. Mediterranean–Black Sea gateway exchange: scientific drilling workshop on the BlackGate project. Scientific Drilling 31, 93-110, 2022. Doi: 10.5194/sd-31-93-2022

Agiadi, K., Vasiliev, I., Butiseacă, G.A., Kontakiotis, G., Thivaiou, D., Besiou, E., Zarkogiannis, S., Koskeridou, E., Antonarakou, A., Mulch, A., 2022. Otolith δ18O and δ13C evidence for stratification and fish metabolic changes in the eastern Mediterranean before the Messinian Salinity Crisis. Geology, 2022. Doi: 10.31223/X5P646 (Preprint)