Dr. Max Engel

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Key Publications
M. Engel, Oetjen, J. , May, S. , et Brückner, H. , « Tsunami deposits of the Caribbean – Towards an improved coastal hazard assessment », Earth-Science Reviews, vol. 163, p. 260 - 296, 2016.
M. Engel, S. May, M. , Scheffers, A. , Squire, P. , Pint, A. , Kelletat, D. , et Brückner, H. , « Prograded foredunes of Western Australia's macro-tidal coast – implications for Holocene sea-level change and high-energy wave impacts », Earth Surface Processes and Landforms, vol. 40, p. 726–740, 2015.
M. Engel, Brückner, H. , Fürstenberg, S. , Frenzel, P. , Konopczak, A. , Scheffers, A. , Kelletat, D. , May, S. , Schäbitz, F. , et Daut, G. , « A prehistoric tsunami induced long-lasting ecosystem changes on a semi-arid tropical island—the case of Boka Bartol (Bonaire, Leeward Antilles) », Naturwissenschaften, vol. 100, p. 51–67, 2013.
M. Engel et May, S. , « Bonaire's boulder fields revisited: evidence for Holocene tsunami impact on the Leeward Antilles », Quaternary Science Reviews, vol. 54, p. 126–141, 2012.
M. Engel, Brückner, H. , Pint, A. , Wellbrock, K. , Ginau, A. , Voss, P. , Grottker, M. , Klasen, N. , et Frenzel, P. , « The early Holocene humid period in NW Saudi Arabia – Sediments, microfossils and palaeo-hydrological modelling », Quaternary International, vol. 266, p. 131–141, 2012.
Professional experiences

01/12/2017 > ongoing: Research Fellow

Geological Survey of Belgium, Royal Institute of Natural Sciences

01/12/2009 > 30/11/2017: Research Assistant

Institute of Geography, University of Cologne (Germany)

01/11/2007 > 30/11/2009: Research Assistant

Institute of Geography, University of Marburg (Germany)
Academic training

01/11/2007 > 16/05/2012: PhD Physical Geography

PhD Physical Geography
University of Cologne (Germany)

01/10/2003 > 30/09/2007: Diploma in Geography (MSc equivalent)

Diploma in Geography (MSc equivalent)
University of Marburg (Germany)

01/10/2001 > 31/03/2004: Pre-Diploma in Geography

Pre-Diploma in Geography
University of Frankfurt/Main (Germany

2018

M. Engel, Klasen, N. , Ginau, A. , Patzke, M. , Pint, A. , Frenzel, P. , et Brückner, H. , « Palaeoenvironmental change at Tayma (NW Saudi Arabia) as inferred from sabkha infill », in Taym{\={a}}ʾ I: Archaeological Exploration, Palaeoenvironment, Cultural Contacts, vol. I, Oxford: Archaeopress, 2018, p. 61-84.
A. G. Parker, Armitage, S. J. , Engel, M. , Morley, M. W. , Parton, A. , Preston, G. W. , et Russ, H. , « Geomorphology, Geoarchaeology and Palaeoenvironments », in Dosariyah – An Arabian Neolithic Coastal Community in the Central Gulf, P. Drechsler Oxford: Archaeopress, 2018, p. 21-55.
A. Pint, Frenzel, P. , Engel, M. , Ewald, J. , et Brückner, H. , « Micro-and Macrofossils as indicators of Early Holocene palaeoenvironmental changes in the northwestern Saudi Arabia », in EGU General Assembly Conference Abstracts, 2018, vol. 20, p. 2343.
M. Engel, Boesl, F. , Eco, R. Narod, Galang, J. , Gonzalo, L. , Llanes, F. , Quix, E. , Suarez, J. , Cuadra, C. , Lagmay, A. , et , , « Megaclasts of Eastern Samar (Philippines){–}Implications for the long-term hazard of extreme waves », in EGU General Assembly Conference Abstracts, 2018, vol. 20, p. 17391.
M. Engel, Boesl, F. , et Brückner, H. , « Anthropogenic and environmental controls of barchan dune dynamics in Qatar », in BOOK OF ABSTRACTS - Central European Conference on Geomorphology and Quaternary Sciences Joint Conference of AKG and DEUQUA University of Giessen, Germany September 23 – 27, 2018, 2018, p. 95.
M. Engel, Patel, T. , Dawson, S. , Pint, A. , Garrett, E. , Szczuciński, W. , Kempf, P. , Schön, I. , et Heyvaert, V. M. A. , « Metagenomics of tsunami deposits », in BOOK OF ABSTRACTS - Central European Conference on Geomorphology and Quaternary Sciences Joint Conference of AKG and DEUQUA University of Giessen, Germany September 23 – 27, 2018, 2018, p. 91-92.
M. Engel, Verheul, J. , et Willmes, C. , « CARTS - the database of CARibbean Tsunami depositS », in Geophysical Research Abstracts, 2018, vol. 20, p. EGU2018-2732.
M. Engel, Boesl, F. , Eco, R. N. , Galang, J. A. , Gonzalo, L. A. , Llanes, F. , Quix, E. , Oetjen, J. , J. Suarez, K. , Cuadra, C. , A. Lagmay, M. F. , Schroeder-Ritzrau, A. , Frank, N. , Schüttrumpf, H. , et Brückner, H. , « Reef-top platform coral boulders of Eastern Samar demonstrate the long-term coastal hazard of extreme waves », in BOOK OF ABSTRACTS - Central European Conference on Geomorphology and Quaternary Sciences Joint Conference of AKG and DEUQUA University of Giessen, Germany September 23 – 27, 2018, 2018, p. 93-94.
M. Engel, Schön, I. , Patel, T. , Dawson, S. , Garrett, E. , et Heyvaert, V. , « GEN-EX - Metagenomics of Extreme-Wave Events », in Geophysical Research Abstracts, 2018, vol. 20, p. EGU2018-4463.
M. Engel, Neugebauer, I. , Pint, A. , Dinies, M. , Plessen, B. , Frenzel, P. , Hoelzmann, P. , Schwarz, A. , Krahn, K. , Dräger, N. , Gleixner, G. , Tjallingii, R. , Brauer, A. , et Brückner, H. , « A surprisingly short early Holocene humid spell inferred from remnant shorelines and palaeolake deposits in northern Arabia », in BOOK OF ABSTRACTS- Central European Conference on Geomorphology and Quaternary Sciences Joint Conference of AKG and DEUQUA University of Giessen, Germany September 23 – 27, 2018, 2018, p. 22-23.
J. Oetjen, Engel, M. , Schönberger, J. J. , Pudasaini, S. P. , et Schüttrumpf, H. , « Simulation of boulder transport in a {fl}ume comparing cuboid and complex-shaped boulder models », in Geophysical Research Abstracts, 2018, vol. 20.
I. Neugebauer, Dinies, M. , Plessen, B. , Dräger, N. , Brauer, A. , Frenzel, P. , Gleixner, G. , Hoelzmann, P. , Krahn, K. , Pint, A. , Schwab, V. F. , Schwarz, A. , Tjallingii, R. , et Engel, M. , « The Early Holocene Humid Period in N Arabia – proxy evidence from a unique varved lake record », in Geophysical Research Abstracts, 2018, vol. 20.
M. Engel, Schön, I. , Patel, T. , Dawson, S. , Garrett, E. , Szczuciński, W. , Kempf, P. , et Heyvaert, V. M. A. , « Tracing ancient DNA of Foraminifera in tsunami deposits (GEN-EX) », in Abstract Volume - 6th Geologica Belgica Meeting, 12-14 September 2018 – Leuven (Belgium), 2018.
A. Hausleiter, Eichmann, R. , al-Najem, M. H. , Al-Said, S. F. , Brückner, H. , Engel, M. , Grottker, M. , Intilia, A. , Klasen, N. , Lora, S. , Maritan, L. , Mazzoli, C. , Purschwitz, C. , Schaudig, H. , Tourtet, F. , Weigel, F. , et Wellbrock, K. , « Tayma 2009 — 6th Report on the Saudi Arabian – German Joint Archaeological Project », ATLAL - Journal of Saudi Arabian Archaeology, vol. 25, p. 45-105, 2018.
J. Scheder, Engel, M. , Bungenstock, F. , Pint, A. , Siegmüller, A. , Schwank, S. , et Brückner, H. , « Fossil bog soils (`dwog horizons') and their relation to Holocene coastal changes in the Jade Weser region, southern North Sea, Germany », Journal of Coastal Conservation, vol. 22, p. 51-69, 2018.
D. Brill, Reimann, T. , Wallinga, J. , May, S. , Engel, M. , Riedesel, S. , et Brückner, H. , « Testing the accuracy of feldspar single grains to date late Holocene cyclone and tsunami deposits », Quaternary Geochronology, 2018.

2017

M. Engel, Schön, I. , Patel, T. , Dawson, S. , Garrett, E. , et Heyvaert, V. M. A. , « GEN-EX – Metagenomics of Extreme-Wave Events », in Abstract book of the Multidisciplinary Workshop "Disasters and Resilience in the 21st Century", 11 Dec 2017, Brussels, 2017, p. 46-47.
A. Pint, Engel, M. , Melzer, S. , Frenzel, P. , Plessen, B. , et Brückner, H. , « How To Discriminate Athalassic and Marginal Marine Microfaunas: Foraminifera and Other Fossils from an Early Holocene Continental Lake in Northern Saudi Arabia », Journal of Foraminiferal Research, vol. 47, p. 175–187, 2017.
J. Oetjen, Engel, M. , Brückner, H. , Pudasaini, S. , et Schüttrumpf, H. , « ENHANCED FIELD OBSERVATION BASED PHYSICAL AND NUMERICAL MODELLING OF TSUNAMI INDUCED BOULDER TRANSPORT PHASE 1: PHYSICAL EXPERIMENTS », Coastal Engineering Proceedings, vol. 1, p. 4, 2017.
D. Brill, May, S. M. , Shah-Hosseini, M. , Rufer, D. , Schmidt, C. , et Engel, M. , « Luminescence dating of cyclone-induced washover fans at Point Lefroy (NW Australia) », Quaternary Geochronology, vol. 41, p. 134 - 150, 2017.
M. Engel, Matter, A. , Parker, A. , Parton, A. , Petraglia, M. , Preston, G. , et Preusser, F. , « Lakes or wetlands? A comment on {`}The middle Holocene climatic records from Arabia: Reassessing lacustrine environments, shift of ITCZ in Arabian Sea, and impacts of the southwest Indian and African monsoons{'} by Enzel et al. », Global and Planetary Change, vol. 148, p. 258 - 267, 2017.
S. May, Brill, D. , Leopold, M. , Callow, J. , Engel, M. , Scheffers, A. , Opitz, S. , Norpoth, M. , et Brückner, H. , « Chronostratigraphy and geomorphology of washover fans in the Exmouth Gulf (NW Australia) – A record of tropical cyclone activity during the late Holocene », Quaternary Science Reviews, vol. 169, p. 65 - 84, 2017.

2016

M. Engel, Oetjen, J. , May, S. , et Brückner, H. , « Tsunami deposits of the Caribbean – Towards an improved coastal hazard assessment », Earth-Science Reviews, vol. 163, p. 260 - 296, 2016.
S. May, Falvard, S. , Norpoth, M. , Pint, A. , Brill, D. , Engel, M. , Scheffers, A. , Dierick, M. , Paris, R. , Squire, P. , et Brückner, H. , « A mid-Holocene candidate tsunami deposit from the NW Cape (Western Australia) », Sedimentary Geology, vol. 332, p. 40 - 50, 2016.
P. Drechsler, Engel, M. , Brill, D. , et Gerber, C. , « The Asaila depression, an archaeological landscape in Qatar », Proceedings of the Seminar for Arabian Studies, vol. 46, p. 98-106, 2016.
D. Brill, May, S. , Engel, M. , Reyes, M. , Pint, A. , Opitz, S. , Dierick, M. , Gonzalo, L. , Esser, S. , et Brückner, H. , « Typhoon Haiyan's sedimentary record in coastal environments of the Philippines and its palaeotempestological implications », Natural Hazards and Earth System Sciences, vol. 16, p. 2799-2822, 2016.
M. Engel, Jacobson, K. , Boldt, K. , Frenzel, P. , Katsonopoulou, D. , Soter, S. , Zarikian, C. A. Alzarez, et Brückner, H. , « New Sediment Cores Reveal Environmental Changes Driven by Tectonic Processes at Ancient Helike, Greece », Geoarchaeology, vol. 31, p. 140–155, 2016.

2015

M. S. May, Brill, D. , Engel, M. , Scheffers, A. , Opitz, S. , Wennrich, V. , Squire, P. , Kelletat, D. , et Brückner, H. , « Traces of historical tropical cyclones and tsunamis in the Ashburton Delta (north-west Australia) », Sedimentology, vol. 62, p. 1546–1572, 2015.
M. Reyes, Engel, M. , May, S. , Brill, D. , et Brueckner, H. , « Life and death after super typhoon Haiyan », Coral Reefs, vol. 34, p. 419-419, 2015.
S. J. Kluiving, Engel, M. , Heyvaert, V. M. A. , et Howard, A. , « Where Earth Scientists meet Cleopatra: Geoarchaeology and Geoprospection of ancient landscapes. », Quaternary International, vol. 367, p. 1-3, 2015.
A. J. Howard, Kluiving, S. J. , Engel, M. , et Heyvaert, V. M. A. , « Geoarchaeological records in temperate European valleys: Quantifying the resource, assessing its potential and managing its future », Quaternary International, vol. 367, p. 42-50, 2015.
M. Engel, S. May, M. , Scheffers, A. , Squire, P. , Pint, A. , Kelletat, D. , et Brückner, H. , « Prograded foredunes of Western Australia's macro-tidal coast – implications for Holocene sea-level change and high-energy wave impacts », Earth Surface Processes and Landforms, vol. 40, p. 726–740, 2015.
S. May, Engel, M. , Brill, D. , Cuadra, C. , Lagmay, A. , Santiago, J. , Suarez, J. , Reyes, M. , et Brückner, H. , « Block and boulder transport in Eastern Samar (Philippines) during Supertyphoon Haiyan », Earth Surface Dynamics, vol. 3, p. 543-558, 2015.

2014

M. Engel, Brill, D. , May, S. M. , Reyes, M. , et Brückner, H. , « Philippinen: "Haiyans" Erbe », Geographische Rundschau, vol. 66, p. 54-57, 2014.
M. Engel, Brückner, H. , Scheffers, A. , May, S. , et Kelletat, D. , « Holocene sea levels of Bonaire (Leeward Antilles) and tectonic implications », Zeitschrift für Geomorphologie, Supplementary Issues, vol. 58, p. 159-178, 2014.
M. Engel et Brückner, H. , « Late Quaternary environments and societies: progress in geoarchaeology », Zeitschrift für Geomorphologie, Supplementary Issues, vol. 58, p. 1-6, 2014.
A. Scheffers, Engel, M. , May, S. , Scheffers, S. , Joannes-Boyau, R. , Hänssler, E. , Kennedy, K. , Kelletat, D. , Brückner, H. , Vött, A. , Schellmann, G. , Schäbitz, F. , Radtke, U. , Sommer, B. , Willershäuser, T. , et Felis, T. , « Potential and limits of combining studies of coarse- and fine-grained sediments for the coastal event history of a Caribbean carbonate environment », Geological Society, London, Special Publications, vol. 388, p. 503-531, 2014.
C. Gerber, , , Yasin-Meier, D. , Brückner, H. , Engel, M. , Meier, D. M. P. , Götzelt, T. , Daitche, J. , Hörwarthner, D. , Lienig, A. , Reising, R. , et Tiltmann, S. , « The German-Qatari South Qatar Survey Project: The 2012-2013 Season », Zeitschrift für Orient-Archäologie, vol. 7, p. 248-275, 2014.

2013

S. May, Engel, M. , Brill, D. , Squire, P. , Scheffers, A. , et Kelletat, D. , « Coastal Hazards from Tropical Cyclones and Extratropical Winter Storms Based on Holocene Storm Chronologies », in Coastal Hazards, C. W. Finkl Dordrecht: Springer Netherlands, 2013, p. 557–585.
H. Brückner, Engel, M. , Klasen, N. , Ginau, A. , Pint, A. , Frenzel, P. , Eichmann, R. , Hausleiter, A. , Al-Najem, M. H. , et Al-Said, S. F. , « Late Quaternary environmental change and geochronology at Tayma, NW Saudi Arabia – current research », in Man and Environment in the Arab World in Light of Archaeological Discoveries, Riyadh: Adumatu, Abdul Rahman Al-Sudairy Foundation, 2013, p. 53–58.
M. Engel, Brückner, H. , Fürstenberg, S. , Frenzel, P. , Konopczak, A. , Scheffers, A. , Kelletat, D. , May, S. , Schäbitz, F. , et Daut, G. , « A prehistoric tsunami induced long-lasting ecosystem changes on a semi-arid tropical island—the case of Boka Bartol (Bonaire, Leeward Antilles) », Naturwissenschaften, vol. 100, p. 51–67, 2013.

2012

M. Engel et Brückner, H. , « A stratigraphic transect from the old town of Tayma across the sabkha », in Tayma 2007 – 4th Report on the Joint Saudi Arabian-German archaeological project, vol. 22}, publication\_type = {type, ATLAL, 2012.
M. Engel, Brückner, H. , Kiderlen, M. , Knipping, M. , et Kraft, J. C. , « Geoarchaeological research at Akovitika – reconstructing Early Bronze Age and Early Iron Age landscapes of the southwestern Peloponnese », in Ancient Helike and Aigialeia: Protohelladika. The Southern and Central Greek mainland: Proceedings of the fourth international conference (Helike IV), Nikolaiika, Diakopton, Greece, 1–3 September 2007, D. Katsonopoulou Athens: The Helike Society, 2012, p. 137-158.
M. Engel et May, S. , « Bonaire's boulder fields revisited: evidence for Holocene tsunami impact on the Leeward Antilles », Quaternary Science Reviews, vol. 54, p. 126–141, 2012.
M. Engel, Brückner, H. , Pint, A. , Wellbrock, K. , Ginau, A. , Voss, P. , Grottker, M. , Klasen, N. , et Frenzel, P. , « The early Holocene humid period in NW Saudi Arabia – Sediments, microfossils and palaeo-hydrological modelling », Quaternary International, vol. 266, p. 131–141, 2012.
A. Ginau, Engel, M. , et Brückner, H. , « Holocene chemical precipitates in the continental sabkha of Tayma (NW Saudi Arabia) », Journal of Arid Environments, vol. 84, p. 26–37, 2012.
M. Engel, Brückner, H. , Messenzehl, K. , Frenzel, P. , May, S. , Scheffers, A. , Scheffers, S. , Wennrich, V. , et Kelletat, D. , « Shoreline changes and high-energy wave impacts at the leeward coast of Bonaire (Netherlands Antilles) », Earth, Planets and Space, vol. 64, p. 9, 2012.
A. Scheffers, Engel, M. , Scheffers, S. , Squire, P. , et Kelletat, D. , « Beach ridge systems – archives for Holocene coastal events? », Progress in Physical Geography, vol. 36, p. 5–37, 2012.

2011

M. Engel, Brückner, H. , et Bosch, J. , « Geoarchaeological research at Tayma », in Tayma - Autumn 2005 and 2006 (spring and autumn) – 3rd Report on the Joint Saudi Arabian-German archaeological project, vol. 21}, publication\_type = {type, ATLAL, 2011.
M. Engel, Messenzehl, K. , et Brückner, H. , « Natural Environment of the Arabian Peninsula », in ROADS OF ARABIA - The Archaeological Treasures of Saudi Arabia, J. Gierlichs Franke Tübingen, Berlin: Wasmuth, 2011, p. 36-46.
M. Engel et Brückner, H. , « The identification of palaeo-tsunami deposits–a major challenge in coastal sedimentary research », Coastline Reports, vol. 17, p. 65–80, 2011.
N. Klasen, Engel, M. , Brückner, H. , Hausleiter, A. , Intilia, A. , Eichmann, R. , al-Najem, M. , et al-Said, S. , « Optically stimulated luminescence dating of the city wall system of ancient Tayma (NW Saudi Arabia) », Journal of Archaeological Science, vol. 38, p. 1818 - 1826, 2011.

2010

M. Engel et Brückner, H. , « Rekonstruktion der Landschaftsentwicklung; Geoarchäologie (Development of the Natural Environment of the Sanctuary; Geoarchaeology) », in Das Poseidonheiligtums bei Akovitika in Messenien: Struktur und Entwicklungszusammenhang eines regionalen Zentrums. Ergebnisse der Notgrabung 1969 und der Prospektion 2005, P. Themelis M. Kiderlen Wiesbaden: Reichert, 2010, p. 13-17, 162-171.
M. Kiderlen et Engel, M. , « Verkehrslage (Traffic Situation) », in Das Poseidonheiligtums bei Akovitika in Messenien: Struktur und Entwicklungszusammenhang ei-nes regionalen Zentrums. Ergebnisse der Notgrabung 1969 und der Prospektion 2005, P. Themelis M. Kiderlen Wiesbaden: Reichert, 2010, p. 17-18.
M. Engel, « Spezialuntersuchungen: Geoarchäologie », in Das Poseidonheiligtums bei Akovitika in Messenien: Struktur und Entwicklungszusammenhang eines regionalen Zentrums. Ergebnisse der Notgrabung 1969 und der Prospektion 2005, P. Themelis M. Kiderlen Wiesbaden: Reichert, 2010, p. 37-57, 173-192.
M. Engel, Brückner, H. , Wennrich, V. , Scheffers, A. , Kelletat, D. , Vött, A. , Schäbitz, F. , Daut, G. , Willershäuser, T. , et May, S. , « Coastal stratigraphies of eastern Bonaire (Netherlands Antilles): New insights into the palaeo-tsunami history of the southern Caribbean », Sedimentary Geology, vol. 231, p. 14-30, 2010.

2009

M. Engel, Bolten, A. , Brückner, H. , Daut, G. , Kelletat, D. , Schäbitz, F. , Scheffers, A. , Scheffers, S. R. , Vött, A. , Wille, M. , et Willershäuser, T. , « Reading the chapter of extreme wave events in nearshore geo-bio-archives of Bonaire (Netherlands Antilles) – initial results from Lagun and Boka Bartol », Marburger Geographische Schriften, vol. 145, p. 157-178, 2009.
M. Engel, Knipping, M. , Brückner, H. , Kiderlen, M. , et Kraft, J. C. , « Reconstructing middle to late Holocene palaeogeographies of the lower Messenian plain (south-western Peloponnese, Greece): coastline migration, vegetation history, and sea level change », Palaeogeography, Palaeoclimatology, Palaeoecology, vol. 284, p. 257-270, 2009.
A. Scheffers, Kelletat, D. , et Engel, M. , « Die Entwicklung der Tsunamiforschung nach der Katastrophe vom 26.12.2004 », Geographische Rundschau, vol. 61, p. 12-18, 2009.

2007

H. Brückner, Engel, M. , et Kiderlen, M. , « Geoarchäologische Studie über das Poseidon-Heiligtum von Akovitika in Messenien », Archäologischer Anzeiger, vol. 2006, p. 189-202, 2007.

2006

M. Engel, Brückner, H. , Kiderlen, M. , et C., K. John, « Built near the sea, buried by the river: The Poseidon Sanctuary of Akovitika », Forschungszentrum Terramare Berichte, vol. 16, p. 83-86, 2006.
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