sustain

team

Archaeologists, biochemists, palaeoclimatologists, biogeographers and modellers

Maria Ivanova-Bieg

Vienna Institute for Archaeological Science (VIAS), University of Vienna

Maria Ivanova-Bieg is Assistant Professor at VIAS and the Principal Investigator and coordinator of the SUSTAIN project. Her research is based on a combination of archaeological approaches to material culture and collaborations with the disciplines of archaeobotany, zooarchaeology, biogeography and biogeochemistry. Maria leads Theme 1 (Archaeology).

Richard Evershed

Organic Geochemistry Unit (OGU), School of Chemistry, University of Bristol

Richard Evershed is Professor in Biochemistry and Director of Bristol Biogeochemistry Research Centre. His research applies the principles, techniques, and rigor of organic and analytical chemistry, to tackle questions in the fields of archaeological chemistry, biogeochemistry, and biomolecular palaeontology. Richard co-leads Theme 4 (Animal husbandry) and co-ordinates the research activity in Bristol, incl. lipid anaylsis of pottery and radiocarbon (AMS and CSRA) dating. 

Mark Thomas

Research Department of Genetics, Evolution and Environment, UCL

Mark Thomas is Professor of Evolutionary Genetics at University College London. He works on biological and cultural aspects of human evolution, using computer simulation and statistical modelling to make inferences on processes such as past migrations and dispersals. Mark leads Theme 5 (Agent-based modelling).

Thomas Hickler

Senckenberg Biodiversität und Klima Forschungszentrum

Thomas Hickler is Professor in Quantitative Biogeography and Leader of the Senckenberg Data and Modelling Centre. Thomas specialises in the interactions between climate and the terrestrial biosphere. He will take responsibility for the environmental component of the project (Theme 2).

Marie Balasse

CNRS, Archéozoologie et Archéobotanique – Sociétés, Pratique et Environnements, UMR 7209 – AASPE

Marie Balasse is research director at CNRS and head of the Service de Spectrometrie de Masse isotopique of the National Museum of Natural History (MNHN) in Paris. She co-leads Theme 4 (Animal Husbandry), directing research on animal isotopes.

Elena Marinova-Wolff

Laboratory for Archaeobotany/ Referat 84.1, State Office for Cultural Heritage Baden-Württemberg

Elena Marinova-Wolff is director of the Laboratory for Archaeobotany at the State Office for Cultural Heritage, Baden-Württemberg. She is a specialist in vegetation history and archaeobotany, focusing on the relationships between people and plants in the past. Elena leads Theme 3 (Plant husbandry).

Adrian Timpson

Research Department of Genetics, Evolution and Environment, UCL

Adrian Timpson is postdoctoral researcher in the ERC COREX project at UCL, focusing on data structure and exploratory data analysis. His research is based around novel applications of computational modelling, statistical methods and big data analysis. Adrian supports the database management in the SUSTAIN project.