Dr. László Kocsis

Senior Assistant Professor


Educational Qualifications: M.Sc (Eötvös Loránd), PhD (Lausanne)

Research Interests

  • Isotope geochemistry
  • Paleoecology, paleoclimate, paleoceanography
  • Paleoenvironmental reconstruction
  • Bio- and chemostratigraphy
  • Trace elements in biominerals
  • Paleontology, especially fossil vertebrates
  • Taphonomy
  • Extinction events


  • SG-1204 Introduction to Paleontology
  • SG-1302 Physical Geology
  • SG-2308 Geology of Brunei and Surrounding Countries
  • SG-4310 Isotope Geochemistry and Geochronology


  • Kovács, J. et al. Pliocene and Early Pleistocene paleoenvironmental conditions in the Pannonian Basin (Hungary, Slovakia): Stable isotope analyses of fossil proboscidean and perissodactyl teeth. Palaeogeogr. Palaeoclimatol. Palaeoecol. 440, 455–466 (2015).
  • Kocsis, L., Vennemann, T. W., Ulianov, A. & Brunnschweiler, J. M. Characterizing the bull shark Carcharhinus leucas habitat in Fiji by the chemical and isotopic compositions of their teeth. Environ. Biol. Fishes 98, 1609–1622 (2015).
  • Kocsis, L. et al. Paleocene–Eocene palaeoenvironmental conditions of the main phosphorite deposits (Chouabine Formation) in the Gafsa Basin, Tunisia. J. African Earth Sci. 100, 586–597 (2014).
  • Kocsis, L. et al. Comprehensive stable isotope investigation of marine biogenic apatite from the late Cretaceous–early Eocene phosphate series of Morocco. Palaeogeogr. Palaeoclimatol. Palaeoecol. 394, 74–88 (2014).
  • Kocsis, L. et al. Orogeny forced terrestrial climate variation during the late Eocene-early Oligocene in Europe. Geology 42, 727–730 (2014).