Dr Karine Wainer

Postdoctoral Research Associate

Email: karine.wainer@earth.ox.ac.uk
TEL: +44 (1865) 272044
FAX: +44 (1865) 272072
Homepage: http://www.earth.ox.ac.uk/~karinew

Research Profile

I am geochemist with Earth sciences background.

These last years, I mainly studied speleothems stable isotope composition and U-Th dating in order to reconstruct palaeo-climate and environments. 

Within the IGlass consortium, my current research focuses on the use of speleothems from coastal caves as a proxy for past interglacial sea-level reconstruction.

Selected Publications

·         Wainer, K., Genty, D., Blamart, D., Bar-Matthews, M., Quinif, Y., Plagnes, V., 2013. Millennial climatic instability during penultimate glacial period recorded in a south-western France speleothem. Palaeogeography, Palaeoclimatology, Palaeoecology 376, 122-131.
·         D.L. Hoffmann, A.W.G. Pike, K. Wainer, J. Zilhão, 2013. New U-series results for the speleogenesis and the Palaeolithic archaeology of the Almonda karstic system (Torres Novas, Portugal), Quaternary international 294, 168-182.
·         M. Daëron, W. Guo, J. Eiler, D. Genty, D. Blamart, R. Boch, R.N. Drysdale, R. Maire, K. Wainer, G. Zanchetta,2011. (CO)-C-13-O-18 clumping in speleothems: Observations from natural caves and precipitation experiments. Geochim. Cosmochim. Acta 75, 3303-3317.
·         K. Wainer, D. Genty, D. Blamart, M. Bar-Matthews, M. Daëron, H. Vonhof, Y. Dublyansky, P. Van Calsteren, E. Pons-Branchu, L. Thomas, N. Caillon and Y. Quinif, 2010 Speleothem record of the last 180 ka in Villars cave (SW France): investigation of a large d18O shift between MIS6 and MIS5. Quaternary Sci Rev 30, 130-146.
·         T. Caley, B. Malaize, M. Revel, E. Ducassou, K. Wainer, M. Ibrahim, D. Shoeaib, S. Migeon, V. Marieu, 2011. Orbital timing of the Indian, East Asian and African boreal monsoons and the concept of a 'global monsoon'. Quaternary Sci Rev 30, 3705-3715.
·         D. Genty, N. Nebout-Combourieu, O. Peyron, D. Blamart, K. Wainer, B. Ghaleb, L. Isabello, I. Dormoy, U. von Grafenstein, S. Bonelli, F. Mansouri, 2010. Isotopic characterization of rapid climatic events during OIS 3 and OIS 4 in Villars Cave stalagmites (SW-France) and correlation with Atlantic and Mediterranean pollen records, Quaternary science reviews (29): 2799-2820.
·         Bernard, V. Daux, C. Lécuyer, J.P Brugal, D. Genty, K. Wainer, V. Gardien, F. Fourel, J. Jaubert, 2009. Pleistocene seasonal temperature variations recorded in the d18O of Bison priscus teeth, Earth and Planetary Science Letters (283): 133-143
·         K. Wainer, D. Genty, D. Blamart, D. Hoffmann, and I. Couchoud, 2009. A new stage 3 millennial climatic variability record from a SW France speleothem. Palaeogeography Palaeoclimatology Palaeoecology, 271(1-2): 130-139.
·         D. Genty, D. Blamart, B. Ghaleb, V. Plagnes, C. Causse, M. Bakalowicz, K. Zouari, N. Chkir, J. Hellstrom, K. Wainer, and F. Bourges, 2006. Timing and dynamics of the last deglaciation from European and North African delta C-13 stalagmite profiles - comparison with Chinese and South Hemisphere stalagmites. Quaternary Science Reviews, 25(17-18): 2118-2142.