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Karen Dybkjær


CV  -  Karen Dybkjær, GEUS


Karen Dybkjær

Date of Birth

October 10, 1960




University of Aarhus, 1986, M.Sc. in Geology

University of Aarhus, 1990, Ph.D. in Geology

Employment Record



Position and Responsibilities
















University of Aarhus


Geological Survey of Denmark and Greenland (GEUS), Department of Stratigraphy





Norsk Hydro, Oslo


Maternity leave, 6 months

Maternity leave, 6 months


Teaching Assistant in Palaeontology


-Senior Research Scientist (1992-date)

-Constituted Head of Department (1995/1996) 

-Head of Palynological and Micro-palaeontological Laboratorium (2003-date) 



“On the job-training”, 6 months





Key Personal Assignments

-Collegium Palynologicum Scandinavicum (CPS): Member of the board (2002-date).

-Regular referee for several international journals including; Palaeogeography, Palaeoclimatology,

  Palaeoecology, Review of Palaeobotany and Palynology, and Palynology.

-Convenor at the International Geological Congress, Oslo, 2008 (Symposium HPF 16): Correlation

  between marine and terrestrial ecosystems: problems, solutions, applications. Wednesday 6th of

  august 2008.

Selected Experience Record – Management of Research Projects

-25 years of experience in Triassic to Neogene Palynology, specialised in the Jurassic of the

  Central Graben and the Danish Basin, and in the Neogene onshore and offshore Denmark.

-Leader of and participant in several, larger, multidisciplinary research projects.

-Comprehensive experience from work on consultancy projects, mainly in NW Europe.

-Supervisor for Ph.D. students at the universities in Aarhus and Lund (Sweden).

-PhD Examination Panel Member and Examiner.


Selected scientific publications, peer-reviewed



Dybkjær, K. & Rasmussen, E.S., 2007: Dinocyst stratigraphy in an expanded Oligocene–Miocene boundary section in the eastern North Sea Basin (the Frida-1 well, Denmark) and correlation from basinal to marginal areas. Journal of Micropalaeontology 26, 1–17.


Schiøler, P., Andsbjerg, J., Clausen, O.R., Dam, G., Dybkjær, K., Hamberg, L., Heilmann-Clausen, C., Johannessen, E.P., Kristensen, L.E., Prince, I. and Rasmussen, J.A., 2007: Lithostratigraphy of the Palaeogene – Lower Neogene succession of the Danish North Sea. Geological Survey of Denmark and Greenland Bulletin 12, 77pp., 5 plates.


Larsen, L.M., Vajda, V. & Dybkjær, K., 2010: Vegetation and climate in the latest Oligocene – earliest Miocene in Jylland, Denmark. Review of Palaeobotany and Palynology, 159, 166–176.


Dybkjær, K. & Piasecki, S., 2010: Neogene dinocyst zonation in the eastern North Sea Basin, Denmark. Review of Palaeobotany and Palynology, 161, 1-29.


Nielsen, L.H., Petersen, H.I,, Dybkjær, K. & Surlyk, F., 2010: Lake-mire deposition, earthquakes and wildfires along a basin margin fault; Rønne Graben, Middle Jurassic, Denmark. Palaeogeography, Palaeoclimatology, Palaeoecology, 292, 103–126.


Johannessen, P.N., Dybkjær, K., Andersen, C., Kristensen, L., Hovikoski, J. 6 Vosgerau, H., 2010: Upper Jurassic reservoir sandstones in the Danish Central Graben: new insights on distribution and depositional environments. Petroleum Geology. From Mature Basins to New Frontiers. In: Vining, B.A. & Pickering, S.C. (eds): Petroleum Geology: From Mature Basins to New Frontiers – Proceedings of the 7th Petroleum Geology Conference, 127–143. Published by the Geological Society, London.


Weibel, R., Johannessen, P.N., Dybkjær, K., Rosenberg, P. & Knudsen, C., 2010: Chemostratigraphy of

Upper Jurassic reservoir sandstones, Danish Central Graben, North Sea. Marine and Petroleum Geology, 27, 1572–1594.


Rasmussen, E.S., Dybkjær, K. & Piasecki, S., 2010: Lithostratigraphy of the upper Oligocene – Miocene succession in Denmark. Geological Survey of Denmark and Greenland Bulletin 22, 92pp.


Larsson, L.M., Dybkjær, K., Rasmussen, E.S., Piasecki, S., Utescher, T. & Vajda, V., 2011: Miocene climate evolution of northern Europe: a palynological investigation from Denmark. Palaeogeography, Palaeoclimatology, Palaeoecology, 309, 161–175.


Dybkjær, K., King, C. & Sheldon, E., 2012: Identification and characterisation of the Oligocene –Miocene boundary (base Neogene) in the eastern North Sea Basin – based on dinocyst stratigraphy, micropalaeontology and δ13C-isotope data. Palaeogeography, Palaeoclimatology, Palaeoecology, 363-364, 11–22.


Rasmussen, E.S., Utescher, T. & Dybkjær, K., 2013: Drowning of the Miocene Billund delta, Jylland: land-sea fluctuations during a global warming event. In: Bennike, O., Garde, A.A. & Watt, W.S. (eds): Review of Survey Activities 2012. Geological Survey of Denmark and Greenland Bulletin 28, 9–12.


Sliwinska, K.K., Dybkjær, K., Schoon, P., Beyer, C., King, C., Schouten, S., Nielsen, O.B., 2014: Paleoclimatic and paleoenvironmental records of the Oligocene–Miocene transition, central Jylland, Denmark. Marine Geology, 350, 1–15.


Eidvin, T., Ullmann, C.V., Dybkjær, K., Rasmussen, E.S. & Piasecki, S., 2014. Discrepancy between Sr isotope and biostratigraphic datings of the upper middle and upper Miocene successions (Eastern North Sea Basin, Denmark). Palaeogeography, Palaeoclimatology, Palaeoecology 411, 267–280.