|Silviu's Web Corner|
|I am currently working as a senior scientist in the Department of Geospeleology and Karst Paleontology, at the "Emil Racovita" Institute of Speleology in Bucharest, Romania and I am leading the U-series Geochronology Laboratory.
My main reserch interests are:
Paleoclimate reconstruction based on cave deposits:
|spelothem dating (U-series, both TIMS and alpha spectrometry) and statistic interpretation;
calibration of Oxygen and Carbon isotopic profiles on speleothems.
|Paleogeographic reconstructions and speleogenesis based on speleothems and travertine datings;|
|reconstruction of Black Sea level changes during the last 700,000 years;
the evolution of the Danube Gorge during the Upper Pleistocene;
incision rates of some typical fluvio-karstic systems in the Carpathians.
|Paleoecological reconstruction as derived from speleothems Carbon record.|
|In addition to these, I am also interested in extending the U-series method of dating to non-carbonatic spelothems, such as those formed by gypsum or hematite as well as to bone and teeth remains.|