[Wagner] Scientific Collaboration on Past Speciation Conditions in Lake Ohrid (SCOPSCO): Coring and Sedimentology

German Title: Scientific Collaboration on Past Speciation Conditions in Lake Ohrid (SCOPSCO): Coring and Sedimentology

Abbreviation: 283

Current Status: completed with report

Main Applicant:Prof. Dr. Bernd Wagner

Resources Recipient

Other Persons

Dr. Alexander Francke
Prof. Dr. Sebastian Krastel
Dr. Thomas Wonik
Dr. Anne Böhm

Conveyor Begin: 1 February, 2013
Conveyor End: 31 December, 2017
Conveyor Duration:
Year: 2013


The proposed project is the central part of a DFG bundle proposal of several German research institutions and is integrated in a collaborative research program, mainly with partners from European research institutions. Within the scope of the ICDP project Scientific Collaboration On Past Speciation Conditions in Lake Ohrid (SCOPSCO) five up to 680 m long sediment sequences shall be recovered from Lake Ohrid (Albania and Macedonia). The ICDP project aims to study the age and origin of Lake Ohrid, to achieve detailed information about geological, environmental and climate variations during the Quaternary and to improve the knowledge of the driving forces for biotic speciation. The project applied for here is intended (1) to ensure a successful coring campaign of Lake Ohrid in spring 2011 within the scope of the ICDP drilling campaign, (2) to carry out initial studies on the recovered sediment sequences in order to establish lithological profiles, define periods of major environmental changes and provide, in cooperation, robust age-depth models on the cores and (3) to provide a reliable scientific and logistic basis for future collaboration with other research institutions involved in the project.

Related Publications

Wagner, B., Francke, A., Sulpizio, R., Zanchetta, G., Lindhorst, K., Krastel, S., Vogel, H., Daut, G., Grazhdani, A., Lushaj, B. (2012). "Seismic and sedimentological evidence of an early 6th century AD earthquake at Lake Ohrid (Macedonia/Albania)" Climate of the Past 8 p2069-2078