Karen Dybkjær


  • Øster Voldgade 10
    1350 Copenhagen K

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Curriculum vitae

1986 M.Sc. in Geology, University of Aarhus
1990 Ph.D. in Geology, University of Aarhus

1990-1991: Research assistant at the Geological Survey of Denmark (DGU)
January–June 1992: ”On the job training” at Norsk Hydro, Oslo
Juli 1992–present: Senior research scientist at the Geological Survey of Denmark and Greenland (GEUS)

Maternity leave
1993 (March-October)
1996/1997 (September – February)

Management experience
1995–1996: Constituted Head of Stratigraphy Division (GEUS)
2003 – 2019: Head of the Palynological and Micropalaeontological Laboratories at GEUS

Scientific focus areas
Specialised in palynology (spores, pollen, dinoflagellate cysts) and palynofacies studies.

Great experience in using palynology for dating and correlating sedimentary successions, interpreting their depositional environments and the climatic conditions during deposition.

International relations
Cooperation with e.g.
Dr. Sev Kender, University of Nottingham, U.K.;
Dr. Timothy D. Herbert, Brown University, Providence, RI, USA;
Dr. Kari Grøsfjeld, Geological Survey of Norway, Trondheim, Norway.

Supervision of students
Graduated: 2 Ph.D., 2 M.Sc.
External examiner at the universities of Aarhus and Copenhagen, Denmark.

Scientific, peer reviewed, publications
H-index = 22, 64 journal papers, 1580 citations according to www. scopus.com


Name               Karen Dybkjær

Profession       Geologist/biostratigrapher

Date of birth    October 10, 1960

Nationality       Danish

Key qualifications

  • Biostratigraphic dating
  • Correlation of outcrops and boreholes
  • Palynofacies studies
  • Palaeoclimate studies
  • Studies of variations in palaeoenvironment

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