The CLIMKARST Project
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Rapid climate oscillations recorded in karst deposits from Romania as revealed by isotopic and paleomagnetic proxies
supported through the CEEX 627/2005 Grant
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1. Onac, B.P., Tamas, T., Constantin, S., & Persoiu, A. (Eds.) (2006)
Archives of climate change in karst. Karst Waters Institute USA, Special Publication 10, 246 p. (ISBN 978-0-9640258-9-2).

2. Constantin, S. (Ed.) (2006)
Field trips in the karst of Romania. Selected routes from Southern Carpathians. 2-nd edition, Ed. AGIR, Bucuresti, 88 p. (ISBN 973-720-037-3).

CHAPTERS IN BOOKS

1. Zilhão, J., Trinkaus, E., Constantin, S., Milota, S., Gherase, M., Sarcina, L., Danciu, A.,  Rougier, H., Quilès, J., & Rodrigo, R. (2007) The Pestera cu Oase people, Europe’s earliest modern humans. In: Rethinking the Human Revolution:
New Behavioural and Biological Perspectives on the Origins and Dispersal of Modern Humans. (P. Mellars, O. Bar-Yosef, C Stringer & K Boyle, Eds.), McDonald Institute for Arcaheological Research, Cambridge, pp. 249-262.

PEER REVIEWED (ISI-indexed) PAPERS

1. Constantin, S., Bojar, A.-V., Lauritzen, S.-E., Lundberg, J. (2006) Holocene and Late Pleistocene climate in the sub-Mediterranean continental environment: a speleothem record from Poleva Cave (Southern Carpathians, Romania).
Paleontology, Paleogeography, Paleoecology, 243 pp. 322-338.

2. Quilès, J., Petrea, C., Moldovan, O., Zilhão, J., Rodrigo, R., Rougier, H., Constantin, S., Milota, S., Gherase, M., Sarcina, L., & Trinkaus, E. (2006), Cave bears (Ursus spelaeus) from the Pestera cu Oase (Banat, Romania): Taphonomy and paleobiology.
Paléontologie Systématique (Paléontologie des vertébrés), 5, pp. 927-934.

3. Rougier, H., Milota, S., Rodrigo, R., Gherase, M., Sarcina, L., Moldovan, O., Zilhao, J., Constantin, S., Franciscus, R. G., Zollikofer, C. P. E., Ponce de Leon, M., and Trinkaus, E. (2007). Pestera cu Oase 2 and the cranial morphology of early modern Europeans.
Proc. Nat. Acad. Sci. USA 104, pp. 1165-1170.

4.  Zak, K., Onac, B.P., Persoiu, A. (2008) Cryogenic carbonates in cave environments: a review.
Quaternary International, 187, pp. 84-96.

5. Onac, B.P. and Constantin, S. (2008). Archives of climate and environmental change in karst.
Quaternary International, 187, pp. 1-4.

6.  Richards, M. P., Pacher, M., Stiller, M., Quilès, J., Hofreiter, M., Constantin, S., Zilhão, J., and Trinkaus, E. (2008). Isotopic evidence for omnivory among European cave bears: Late Pleistocene Ursus spelaeus from the Pestera cu Oase, Romania.
Proc. Nat. Acad. Sci. USA 105, 600-604.

OTHER PEER REVIEWED (non-ISI) PAPERS

1. Trinkaus, E., Baltean, I., Constantin, S., Gherase, M., Horoi, V., Milota, S., Moldovan, O., Petrea, C., Quiles, J., Rodrigo, R., Rougier, H., Sarcina, L., Soficaru, A., & Zilhao, J. (2005) Asupra oamenilor moderni timpurii din Banat: Pestera cu Oase.
Banatica, 17, pp. 9-27. ("On early modern humans from Banat: Pestera cu Oase", in Romanian).

2. Tamas, T., Bojar, A.-V., Constantin, S., and Lauritzen, S.-E. (2007). The d18O record of a Holocene stalagmite from V11 Cave, NW Romania.
Studia Univ. Babes-Bolyai, Geologia, 52, pp. 77-79.

CONFERENCE PAPERS -EXTENDED ABSTRACTS and ABSTRACTS
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1. Panaiotu, C.G., Horoi, V., Petrea, C., Constantin, S., & Panaiotu, C.E. (2006) Magnetic record of the isotope stage 3 in the Carpathian Mountains (Romania),
Geophysical Research Abstracts, 8, 05167, SRef-ID: 1607-7962/gra/EGU06-A-05167, European Geosciences Union, Viena (#).

2. Constantin, S., Lauritzen, S.-E., & Lundberg, J. (2006) New data on the chronology of the Termination II and paleoclimate during MIS 5, based on the study of a stalagmite from Closani Cave (SW Romania). In:
Archives of Climate Change in Karst (B.P. Onac, T. Tamas, S. Constantin & A. Persoiu, Eds.), Karst Waters Institute USA, Special Publication 10, pp 98-100.

3. Petrea, C., Panaiotu, C.E., Horoi, V., Panaiotu, C., & Constantin, S. (2006) Preliminary climatic interpretation of sedimentologic and rockmagnetic data from the cave Pestera cu Oase (Southern Carpathians, Romania), In:
Archives of Climate Change in Karst (B.P. Onac, T. Tamas, S. Constantin & A. Persoiu, Eds.), Karst Waters Institute USA, Special Publication 10, pp 153-156.

4. Zilhao, J., Trinkaus, E., Constantin, S., Rougier, H., Quiles, J. (2006) Excavations at the Pestera cu Oase: the chronometric, stratigraphic and taphonomic context of Europe’s earliest modern humans.
Paleoanthropology Society Meeting, 24-26 aprilie 2006, San Juan, Puerto Rico, p. A99.

5. Moldovan, O. & Constantin, S. (2006) Pestera cu Oase (Romania) a complex site associated with the oldest modern human in Europe. In:
XVIII International Symposium of Biospeleology, Cluj 10-15 July 2006. Abstracts. (Moldovan, O., Ed.), pp. 10-11.

6. Panaiotu, C., Hoffmann, V., Necula, C., Panaiotu, C. (2006) Rock magnetic properties of selected loess-paleosol layers from Romania.
Travaux Géophysiques, XXVII (ISSN 0039-3169), Abstracts of the 10th Castle Meeting, “New trends in Geomagnetism paleo, rock and environmental magnetism”, Valtice, Czech Rep., sept. 3-8.

7. Petrea, C., Constantin, S. & Quilès, J. (2006) New paleontological and biochronological data on Ursus spelaeus from two caves of Romania.
The 12th International Symposium on Cave Bear. (2-5 nov. 2006, Thessaloniki, Greece), pp. 69-70.

8. Stiller, M., Hofreiter, M., Trinkaus, E., Zilhão, J., Constantin, S., Quiles, J. & Richards, M. (2006) Ancient DNA and stable isotopes from the cave bears of Pe?tera cu Oase, Romania – preliminary results.
The 12th International Symposium on Cave Bear. (2-5 nov. 2006, Thessaloniki, Greece), pp. 27-28.

9. Constantin, S. (2006) Datari preliminare pe speleoteme din Pestera cu Oase – semnificatii privind evolutia sistemului carstic si acumularea depozitului fosilifer. Sesiunea Stiintifica „85 de ani de la înfiintarea Institutului de Speologie “E. Racovita”’, 24 feb. 2006, Bucuresti.

10. Constantin, S., Onac, B.P., Fleitmann, D., Tamas, T. (2007) Paleovegetation changes suggested by the stable isotope profiles of two Holocene speleothems from Romania (AGU2007-A-01561),
European Geosciences Union (EGU) Meeting, Wien, Austria (April 15-20, 2007). (#)

11. Constantin, S., Dragusin, V., Lascu, C. Lauritzen, S.-E. (2007) Black Sea level fluctuations based on the study of submerged speleothems from Dobrogea (Romania).
Proc. International Conference “Time in Karst”, Postojna, Slovenia (March 14-18, 2007), p. 120.

12. Panaiotu, C., Petrea, C., Panaiotu, C.E., Constantin, S. (2007) Magnetic properties of cave sediments (Southern Carpathians).
International Union Geodesy and Geophysics (IUGG) XXIVth Congress, Perugia, 30.06-12.07.07.

13. Constantin, S., Dragusin, V., Lascu, C., and Lauritzen, S.-E. (2007). Black Sea level fluctuations based on the study of submerged speleothems from Dobrogea (Romania).
Quaternary International, 167-168, pp. 77. (#)

14. Constantin, S., Zilhao, J., Trinkaus, E., Quilès, J., and Lauritzen, S.-E. (2007). U-series speleothem dating from Pestera cu Oase (Romania) indicates the occurrence of rapid torrential events during MIS 3.
Quaternary International, 167-168, pp. 76-77. (#)

15. Constantin, S., Lauritzen, S.-E., and Lundberg, J. (2007). New data on the chronology of the Second Termination and the paleoclimate during MIS 5 based on the study of a stalagmite from Closani Cave (SW Romania).
Quaternary International 167-168, 77. (#)

16. Constantin, S. (2008) U-series dating of some very old speleothems from the Closani Cave (Southern Carpathians, Romania) using the RUBE approach.
Proc. Vth Intl. Conference Climate Change: The Karst Records, Chongqing, China, 2-5 June 2008. p. 80.

17. Petculescu, A. & Stiuca E. (2008) Paleoclimatic significance of the small mammals from the Middle and Upper Pleistocene from Romanian caves.
Proc. Vth Intl. Conference Climate Change: The Karst Records, Chongqing, China, 2-5 June 2008. p. 60.

18. Panaiotu, C. (2008) Magnetic properties of sediments from the Cioclovina Cave (Southern Carphatians, Romania),
Proc. 11th Castle Meeting New Trends in Geomagnetism Paleo, Rock and Environmental Magnetism, Bojinice, Slovakia, 22-29.06.2008.

19. Constantin, S. (2008) The integration of Closani Cave (Southern Carpathians, Romania) within the DAPHNE network.
DAPHNE Workshop, Heidelberg Academy of Science, Germany, 26-29.2008.
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