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M.Sc. Geogr. Christoph Burow

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M.Sc. Geogr. Christoph Burow

Südbau, Raum 0.18

Otto-Fischer-Straße 4
50674 Köln

Telefon +49-(0)221-470-8831
Fax +49-(0)221-470-5124
E-Mail christoph.burow(at)uni-koeln.de


Current Position

Research Associate 

Research Interest

Major Topics: Quaternary research, Geochronology, Geoarchaeology, OSL dating, ESR dating, Exploratory data analysis, R (programming)

Region: Central Europe, Iberian Peninsula (Spain) 

Graduate Studies

2010-2013:

Physical Geography,Geology at the University of Cologne

Master of Science: 2013

Master’s thesis: The potential of various luminescence dating techniques applied to fluvial deposits in rock shelters at palaeolithic sites in Spain

2007-2010:

Geography, Cultural Anthropology, Geology at the University of Cologne

Bachelor of Science: 2010

Bachelor‘s thesis: OSL-Datierung von spätglazialen und holozänen Sedimenten im Rahmen geoarchäologischer Untersuchungen bei Weeze-Vorselaer, Niederrhein 

Academic Professional Experience

Since 10/2013: Research Associate, Department of Geography, University of Cologne, Working group Prof. Dr. H. Brückner

09/2009 - 09/2013: Student Assistant in the luminescence laboratories, Department of Geography, University of Cologne 

Publications

2018

King, E.G., Burow, C., Roberts, H., Pearce, N.J.G., in review. Age determination using feldspar: evaluating fading-correction model performance. Radiation Measurements.

Riedesel, S., Brill, D., Roberts, H.M., Duller, D., Garrett, E., Zander, A., King, G.E., Tamura, T., Burow, C., Cunningham, A., Seeliger, M., De Batist, M., Heyvaert, V., Fujiwara, O., Brückner, H., 2018. Single-grain luminescence chronology of historical extreme-wave event de-posits recorded in the Shirasuka lowlands, Pacific coast of central Japan. Quaternary Geochronology 45, 37-49.

2017

Kreutzer, S., Burow, C., Dietze, M., Fuchs, M.C., Fischer, M., Schmidt, C., 2017. Software in the context of luminescence dating: status, concepts and suggestions exemplified by the R package Luminescence. Ancient TL 35(2), 1-11.

Zens, J., Schulte, P., Klasen, N., Krauß, L., Pirson, S., Burow, C., Brill, D., Eckmeier, E., Kels, H., Zeeden, C., Spagna, P., Lehmkuhl, F., in press. OSL chronologies of paleoenvironmental dynamics recorded by loess-paleosol sequences from Europe: Case studies from the Rhine-Meuse area and the Neckar Basin. Palaeogeography, Palaeoclimatology, Palaeoecology.

Obreht, I., Hambach, U., Veres, D., Zeeden, C., Bösken, J., Stevens, T., Markovic, S.B., Klasen, N., Brill, D., Burow, C., Lehmkuhl, F., 2017. Shift of large-scale atmospheric systems over Europe during late MIS 3 and implications for Modern Human dispersal. Scientific Reports 7, 5848.

Verbeek, K., Wouters, L., Vanneste, K., Camelbeek, T., Vandenberghe, D., Beerten, K., Rogiers, B., Schiltz, M., Burow, C., Mees, F., De Grave, J., Vandenberghe, N., 2017. Episodic activity of a dormant fault in tectonically stable Europe: The Rauw fault (NE Belgium). Tectonophysics 699, 146-163.

Strebler, D., Burow, C., Brill, D., Brückner, H., 2017. Using R for TL dating. Quaternary Geochronolgy 37, 97-107.

2016

Burow, C., Kreutzer, S., Dietze, M., Fuchs, M.C., Fischer, M., Schmidt, C., Brückner, H., 2016. RLumShiny - A graphical user interface for the R package 'Luminescence'. Ancient TL 34(2), 22-32.

Zilhão J., Ajas A., Badal E., Burow C., Kehl M., López-Sáez J.A., Pimenta C., Preece R.C., Sanchis A., Sanz M., Weniger G.C., White D., Wood R., Angelucci D.E., Villaverde V. & Zapata J., 2016. Cueva Antón: A multi-proxy MIS 3 to MIS 5a paleoenvironmental record for SE Iberia. Quaternary Science Reviews 146, 251–273.

Kehl, M., Burow, C., Cantalejo, P., Domínguez-Bella, S., Dúran, J., Henselowski, F., Klasen, N., Linstädter, J., Medianero, J., Pastoors, A., Ramos, J., Reicherter, K., Schmidt, C., Weniger, G.C., 2016. Site formation and chronology of the new Paleolithic site Sima de Las Palomas de Teba, southern Spain. Quaternary Research 85, 313-331.

Dietze, M., Kreutzer, S., Burow, C., Fuchs, M.C., Fischer, M., Schmidt, C., 2016. The abanico plot: visualising chronometric data with individual standard errors. Quaternary Geochronology31, 12-18.

2015

Burow, C., Kehl, M., Hilgers, A., Weniger, G.-C., Angelucci, D.E., Villaverde, V., Zapata, J., Zilhao, J., 2015. Luminescence dating of fluvial deposits in the rock shelter of Cueva Antón, Spain. Geochronometria 42, 107-125.

Fuchs, M.C., Kreutzer, S., Burow., C., Dietze, M., Fischer., M., Schmidt, C., Fuchs, M., 2015. Data processing in luminescence dating analysis: An exemplary workflow using the R package 'Luminescence'. Quaternary International 362, 8-13.

2013

Kehl, M., Burow, C., Hilgers, A., Navazo, M., Pastoors, A., Weniger, G.-C., Wood, R., Jordá Pardo, J., 2013. Late Neanderthals at Jarama VI (Central Iberia)?. Quaternary Research 80(2), 218-234.

Dietze, M., Kreutzer, S., Fuchs, M.C., Burow, C., Fischer, M., Schmidt, C., 2013. A practical guide to the R package Luminescence. Ancient TL 31(1), 11-18.

Kehl, M., Burow, C., Cantalejo, P., Domínguez-Bella, S., Durán, J.J., Henselowsky, F., Klasen, N., Medianero, F.J., Ramos, J., Reicherter, K., Schmidt, C., Weniger, G.-C., 2013. The Palaeolithic site Sima de las Palomas de Teba, southern Spain – Site formation processes and chronostratigraphy. VII Reunión de Cuaternario Ibérico, La Rinconada (Sevilla). 

2012

Zilhão, J., Angelucci, D.E., Burow, C., Hilgers, A., Kehl, M., Villaverde, V., Wood, R., Zapata, J., 2012. From Late Mousterian to Evolved Aurignacian: New Evidence for the Middle-to-Upper Paleolithic Transition in Mediterranean Spain. Abstracts European Society for the Study of Human Evolution, Bordeaux, 176. 

R packages

Sebastian Kreutzer, Michael Dietze, Christoph Burow, Margret C. Fuchs, Christoph Schmidt, Manfred Fischer and Johannes Friedrich. Luminescence: Comprehensive Luminescence Dating Data Analysis. R package version 0.7.4. http://CRAN.R-project.org/package=Luminescence

Christoph Burow, Urs Tilmann Wolpert and Sebastian Kreutzer (2017). RLumShiny: 'Shiny' Applications for the R Package 'Luminescence'. R package version 0.2.1. https://tzerk.github.io/RLumShiny/

Christoph Burow (2015). ESR: Package for Electron Spin Resonance Dating Data Analysis. R package version 0.1.0.9030. https://github.com/tzerk/ESR 

Oral presentations

Burow, C., 2017. "Easing access to R using 'shiny' to create graphical user interfaces: An example for the R package 'Luminescence'"
- International Conference on Luminescence and Electron Spin Resonance Dating - Cape Town, South Africa.

Burow, C., 2012. "Luminescence dating of fluvial cave deposits at prehistoric sites in Spain: case studies from Cueva Antón and JaramaVI"
- German Conference on Luminescence and Electron Spin Resonance Dating – Mannheim. 

Burow, C., 2011. “OSL-Datierung von spätglazialen und holozänen Sedimenten im Rahmen geoarchäologischer Untersuchungen bei Weeze-Vorselaer, Niederrhein“
- LVR-Amt für Bodendenkmalpflege im Rheinland, Tagung „Archäologische Forschung im Rheinland – Ergebnisse universitärer Abschlussarbeiten 2010“ 

Poster

Brill, D., May, S.M., Mhammdi, N., King, G., Burow, C., Brückner, H., 2017. OSL surface exposure dating of wave-emplaced coastal boulders - Research concept and first results from the Rabat coast, Morocco.
International Conference on Luminescence and Electron Spin Resonance Dating - Cape Town, South Africa.

King, G.E., Burow, C., Roberts, H.M., Pearce, N.J.G., Smith, V., 2017. Age determination using feldspar: evaluating fading correction model performance.
International Conference on Luminescence and Electron Spin Resonance Dating - Cape Town, South Africa.

Burow, C., Zens, J., Kreutzer, S., Dietze, M., Fuchs, M.C., Fischer, M., Schmidt, C., Brückner, H. (2016): Exploratory data analysis using the R package 'Luminescence' - Towards data mining in OSL applications.
- UK Luminescence and ESR meeting, Liverpool

Burow, C., Zens, J., Kreutzer, S., Dietze, M., Fuchs, M.C., Fischer, M., Schmidt, C., Brückner, H. (2015): Exploratory data analysis using the R package 'Luminescence' - Towards data mining in OSL applications.
- German Luminescence and ESR meeting, Berlin 

Kreutzer, S., Dietze, M., Burow, C., Fuchs, M.C., Fischer, M., Smedley, R., Schmidt, C. (2015): Enlighten the past: The R package Luminescence - signal, statistics and dating of environmental dynamics. 
- The R User Conference 2015, Aalborg (Denmark)

Kehl, M., Klasen, N., Burow, C., Hilgers, A., Brückner, H., Weniger, G.-C. (2015): Luminescence dating of Iberian cave sequences - potential and drawbacks.
- „Progress in Quaternary archive studies in the Iberian Peninsula“ - Sevilla (Spain) 

Kreutzer, S., Grehl, S., Dietze, M., Burow, C., Fuchs, M.C., Fischer, M., Schmidt, C. (2014): Investigating cold light: The R package Luminescence - signal, statistics and dating of environmental dynamics.
- The R User Conference 2014, Los Angeles (USA) 

Burow, C., Kreutzer, S., Dietze, M., Fuchs, M.C., Fischer, M., Schmidt, C. (2014): The R package 'Luminescence' - Further improvements in functionality, usability and flexibility.
- 14th International Conference on Luminescence and Electron Spin Resonance Dating, Montréal (Canada) 

Burow, C., Kreutzer, S., Dietze, M., Fuchs, M.C., Fischer, M., Schmidt., C., Brückner, H. (2014): Shiny R.Lum - Interactive web applications of the R package 'Luminescence' and 'ESR'.
- German Luminescence and ESR meeting, Gießen 

Fischer, M., Dietze, M., Kreutzer, S., Burow, C., Schmidt, C., Fuchs, M.C. (2013): The R package Luminescence – A comprehensive tool for luminescence data analysis and visualisation.
- German Luminescence and ESR meeting, Freiberg

Henselowsky, F., Kehl, M., Burow, C., Hoffmeister, J., Linstädter, J., Pastoors, A., Schmidt, C., Javier Medianero, F., Reicherter, K., Weniger, G.-C. (2013): Site formation processes and geochronological framework for the Palaeolithic site Sima de lasPalomas de Teba, southern Spain.
- Arbeitskreis Geoarchäologie – Jahrestagung 2013, Cottbus 

Fischer, M., Dietze, M., Kreutzer, S., Burow, C., Schmidt, C., Fuchs, M.C. (2013): The R package Luminescence – A comprehensive tool for luminescence data analysis and visualisation.
- UK Luminescence and Electron Spin Resonance Dating Meeting, St. Andrews 

Dietze, M., Kreutzer, S., Schmidt, C., Burow, C., Fuchs, M., Fischer, M., Fuchs, M. (2012): A software package for the free statistical software R – Luminescence.
- German Luminescence and ESR meeting, Mannheim. 

Fuchs, M.C., Kreutzer, S., Schmidt, C., Burow, C., Dietze, M., Fischer, M., Fuchs, M. (2012): Introducing the R package Luminescence.
- UK Luminescence and Electron Spin Resonance Dating Meeting, Aberystwyth 

Burow, C., Hilgers, A., Gerlach, R. (2011): OSL-Datierung von spätglazialen und holozänen Sedimenten im Rahmen geoarchäologischer Untersuchungen bei Weeze-Vorselaer, Niederrhein.
- German Luminescence and ESR meeting, Innsbruck