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 currently responsable for the paleoclimate reconstruction from Marathousa (Megalopolis), Greece. She has a primary formation as a geologist and she uses biomarkers and stable isotopes as main tools for decoding past climates, both historicaly and deep time. Prior to accademia she has activated for six years in the oil and gas industry as an exploration geologist. Besides paleoclimatology, she is also fascinated about the link between societies evolution and natural resources/geographical constraints.

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


Kontakiotis, G.*, Butiseacă, G.A.*, Antonarakou, A., Agiadi, K., Zarkogiannis, S., Krsnik, E., Besiou, E., Zachariasse, J.-W., Lourens, L., Thivaiou, D., Koskeridou, E., Moissette, P., Mulch, A., Karakitsios, V., Vasiliev., I., 2022. Hypersalinity accompanies tectonic restriction in the Eastern Mediterranean during Early Messinian. Palaeogeography, Palaeoclimatology, Paleoecology. In press. *Equal contribution between the first two authors.

Vasiliev, I., van der Meer, M.T.J., Stoica, M., Krijgsman, W., Reichart, G.-J., Lazarev, S., Butiseacă, G.A., Niedermeyer, E.M., Aliyeva, E., van Baak, C.G.C., Mulch M., 2021. Biomarkers reveal two paramount Pliocene-Pleistocene connectivity events in the Caspian Sea Basin. Palaeogeography, Palaeoclimatology, Palaeoecology, 587.

Feurdean, A., Diaconu, A.C., Pfeiffer, M., Hutchinson, S.M., Gałka, M., Butiseacă, G., Gorina, N., Tonkov, S., Niamir, A., Tanțău, I., Kirpotin, S., 2022. Holocene wildfire regimes in forested peatlands in western Siberia: interaction between peatland moisture conditions and the composition of plant functional types. Climate of the Past. DOI: 10.5194.cp-2021-125

Butiseacă, G., Diaconu, V., 2021. Preliminary archaeobotanical data from a medieval house in Târgu Neamț (Romania). Alimentație și demografie în Moldova din Evul Mediu până în Epoca Modernă, 17-21.

Țentea, O., Călina, V., Condurățeanu, V., Butiseacă, G., 2021. Roman Temporary Fortifications in Muntenia. An evaluation of recent discoveries. Cercetări arheologice 28.2, 337-350.

Butiseacă, G.A., Vasiliev, I., van der Meer, M.T.J., Krijgsman, W., Palcu, D.V., Feurdean, A., Niedermeyer, E.M., Mulch., A., 2021. Severe late Miocene droughts affected Eurasia. Global and Planetary Change.