Ole Bennike

Department of Environment History and Climate Development

Geological Survey of Denmark and Greenland

Thoravej 8

DK-2400 Copenhagen NV


Phone +45 38142363

Fax: +45 38142050

Email: [email protected]


Currently employed as senior research geologist in Quaternary science. Previously employed with the Geological Museum and the Arctic Station. Danish citizen. First degree in Geology and biology 1984, Ph.D. 1989, at the University of Copenhagen


Research interests include Quaternary geology, history and palaeoecology, plant- and animal macrofossils, Quaternary vegetation and flora history in the North Atlantic region, palaeolimnology, history of the Baltic Sea


Published 93 papers, 59 of which in peer-reviewed journals


Selected papers:

Bennike, O. 1987: Quaternary geology and biology of the Jørgen Brønlund Fjord area, North Greenland. Meddelelser om Grønland, Geoscience 18, 23 pp.

Bennike, O. 1990: The Kap København Formation: stratigraphy and palaeobotany of a Plio‑Pleistocene sequence in Peary Land,  North Greenland. Meddelelser om Grønland, Geoscience 23, 85 pp.

Bennike, O. & Böcher, J. 1990: Forest‑tundra neighbouring the  North Pole: plant and insect remains from the Plio‑Pleistocene  Kap København Formation, North Greenland. Arctic 43, 331‑338.

Bennike, O. & Böcher, J. 1992: Early Weichselian interstadial land biotas at Thule, Northwest Greenland. Boreas 21, 111‑117.

Bennike, O., Hansen, K.B., Knudsen, K.L., Penney, D.N. & Rasmussen, K.L. 1994: Quaternary marine stratigraphy and geochronology in central West Greenland. Boreas 23, 194-215.

Bennike, O., Houmark-Nielsen, M., Böcher, J. & Heiberg, E.O. 1994: A multi-disciplinary macrofossil study of Middle Weichselian sediments at Kobbelgård, Møn, Denmark. Palaeogeography, Palaeoclimatology, Palaeoecology 111, 1-15.

Bennike, O. & Böcher, J. 1994: Land biotas of the last interglacial/glacial cycle on Jameson Land, East Greenland. Boreas 23, 479-487.

Bennike, O. 1995: Palaeoecology of two lake bassins from Disko, West Greenland. Journal of Quaternary Science 10, 149-155.

Bennike, O. & Jensen, J.B. 1995: Near shore Baltic Ice Lake deposits in Fakse Bugt, southeast Denmark. Boreas 24, 185-195.

Bennike, O. 1997: Quaternary vertebrates from Greenland: a review. Quaternary Science Reviews 16, 899-909.

Bennike, O., Lemke, W. & Jensen, J.B. 1998: Fauna and flora in submarine Early Holocene lake marl deposits from the southwestern Baltic Sea. The Holocene 8, 377-382.

Bennike, O. & Jensen, J.B. 1998: Late- and postglacial shore level changes in the southwestern Baltic Sea. Bulletin of the Geological Society of Denmark 45, 27-38.

Bennike, O., Björck, S., Böcher, J., Hansen, L., Heinemeier, J. & Wohlfarth, B. 1999: Early Holocene plant and animal remains from North-east Greenland. Journal of Biogeography 26, 667-677.

Bennike, O. 1999: Colonisation of Greenland by plants and animals after the last ice age: a review. Polar Record 35, 323-336.

Jensen, J.B., Bennike, O., Witkowski, A., Lemke, W. & Kuijpers, A. 1999: Early Holocene history of the southwestern Baltic Sea: the Ancylus Lake stage. Boreas 29, 437-453.

Bennike, O. & Hoek, W. 1999: Late-glacial and early Holocene records of Stratiotes aloides L. from North-west Europe. Review of Palaeobotany and Palynology 107, 259-263.

Bennike, O. 2000: Palaeoecological studies of Holocene lake sediments from West Greenland. Palaeogeography, Palaeoclimatology, Palaeoecology 155, 285-304.