Neueste Publikationen der Arbeitsgruppe Mikropaläontologie


Markowska, M., Martin, A., Vonhof, H.B., Guinoiseau, D., Fischer, M.L., Zinaye, B., Galer, S.J.G., Asrat, A., Junginger. A., 2022. A multi-isotope and modelling approach for constraining hydro-connectivity in the East African Rift System, southern Ethiopia. In review at Quaternary Science Reviews. Accepted.

Heidgen., S., Marinova, E., Nelle, O., Ebner, M., Rotava, T., Tafelmeier, Y., Krauss, R., Bofinger, J., Junginger, A., 2022. Palaeoecological signals for Mesolithic Land Use in a Central European Landscape? Quaternary Research. Accepted.

Heidgen, S., Junginger, A., Marinova, E., 2022. Ammer River Valley (SW Germany): Early Holocene vegetation record. Grana. Accepted.


Fischer, M.L., Bachofer, F., Yost, C. Bludau, I.E.J., Schepers, C., Foerster, V., Lamb, H., Schäbitz, F., Asrat, A. Trauth, M.H., Junginger, A., 2021 (accepted). A Phytolith supported Biosphere-Hydrosphere Predictive Model for southern Ethiopia: Insights into paleoenvironmental changes and human landscape preferences since the Last Glacial Maximum. Geosciences 2021, 11, x.

Robakiewicz, E., de Matos, D., Stone, J.R., Junginger, A., 2021. Hydrochemistry and Diatom Assemblages on the Humpata Plateau, Southwestern Angola. Geosciences 2021, 11, 359. https://

Bludau, I.J.E., Papadopoulou, P., Iliopoulos, G., Weiss, M., Schnabel, E., Thompson, N., Tourloukis, V., Zachow, C., Kyrikou, S., Konidaris, G.E., Karkanas, P., Panagopoulou, E., Harvati, K., Junginger, A., 2021. Lake Level Changes and their Paleo-Climatic Implications at the MIS12 Lower Paleolithic (Middle Pleistocene) Site Marathousa 1, Greece. Frontiers in Earth Science. doi: 10.3389/feart.2021.668445

Schäbitz, F., Asrat, A., Lamb, H.F., Cohen, A.S., Foerster, V., Duesing, W., Kaboth-Bahr, S., Opitz, S., Viehberg, F.A., Vogelsang, R., Dean, J., Leng, M.J., Junginger, A., Bronk Ramsey, C., Chapt, M.A., Deino, A., Lane, C.S., Roberts, H.M., Vidal, C., Tiedemann, R., Trauth, M.H., 2021. Hydroclimate changes in eastern Africa over the past 200,000 years may have influenced early human dispersal. Commun Earth Environ 2, 123.

Gebregiorgis, D., Deocampo, D.M., Foerster, V., Longstaffe, F.J., Delaney, J.S., Schaebitz, F., Junginger, A., Markowska, M., Opitz, S., Trauth, M.H., Lamb, H.F., Asrat, A. 2021. Modern Sedimentation and Authigenic Mineral Formation in the Chew Bahir Basin, Southern Ethiopia: Implications for Interpretation of Late Quaternary Paleoclimate Records. Frontiers in Earth Science. doi: 10.3389/feart.2021.607695.


Mussa, C., Biswick, T., Changadeya, W., Wilson, H., Mapoma, T., Junginger, A., 2020. Occurrence and potential ecological risk assessment of heavy metals in agricultural soils of Lake Chilwa catchment, Malawi. SN Applied Sciences - accepted.

Miranda, T., Roth-Nebelsick, A., Junginger, A., Ebner, M., 2020. Water relations of Tillandsia species on Ilha Grande Island (Brazil) as a function of micrometeorological conditions. Flora, 151692. DOI: 10.1016/j.flora.2020.151692

Heidgen, S., Marinova, E., Krauß, R., Nelle, O., Ebner, M., Märkle, T., Miranda, T., Bofinger, J., Klingler, S., Junginger, A., 2020 (in press). Paleoenvironment and potential resources for early Holocene human subsistence in the Ammer River Valley (Germany) based on palaeoecological and bioarchaeological evidence. Quaternary International.

Fischer, M.L., Markowska, M., Bachofer, F., Foerster, V.E., Zielhofer, C., Asrat, A., Trauth, M.H., Junginger, A., 2020. Determining the pace and magnitude of 20,000 years of lake level changes in southern Ethiopia using Lake Balance Modeling and SEBAL. Frontiers in Earth Science 8, Article 197. doi: 10.3389/feart.2020.00197.

Russel, J., Barker, P., Cohen, A., Ivory, S., Kimirei, I., Lane, C., Leng., M., Maganza, N., McGlue, M., Msaky, E., Noren, A., Park-Boush, L., Salzburger, W., Scholz, C., Tiedemann, R., Nuru, S., and the Lake Tanganyika Scientific Drilling Project (TSDP) Consortium, 2020, ICDP workshop on the Lake Tanganyika Scientific Drilling Project: a late Miocene–present record of climate, rifting, and ecosystem evolution from the world's oldest tropical lake, Scientific Drilling, 27, 53-60.


Crazzolara, C., Ebner, M., Platis, A., Miranda, T., Bange, J., Junginger, A., 2019. A new multicopter based unmanned aerial system for pollen and spores collection in the atmospheric boundary layer. Atmospheric Measurement Techniques 12, 1581-1598, 2019. link, doi: 10.5194/amt-2018-305

Mussa, C., Biswick, T., Changadeya, W., Junginger, A., & Vunain, E. (2019). Levels and spatial distribution of heavy metals in Lake Chilwa Catchment, Southern Malawi. ChemSearch Journal, 10(2), 66-73.


Trauth, M.H., Foerster, V., Junginger, A., Asrat, A., Lamb, H., Schaebitz, F., 2018. Abrupt or Gradual? Change Point Analysis of the Late Pleistocene-Holocene Climate Record from Chew Bahir, Southern Ethiopia. Quaternary Research, 90(2),  321-330. link

Foerster, V., Deocampo, D., Asrat, A., Günter, C., Junginger, A., Krämer, H., Stroncik, N., Trauth, M.H., 2018. Towards an understanding of climate proxy formation in the Chew Bahir basin, southern Ethiopian Rift. Palaeogeography, Palaeoclimatology, Palaeoecology 501, 111-123. link

Wagner, B., Wennrich, V., Viehberg, F., Junginger, A., Kolvenbach, A., Rethemeyer, J., Schaebitz, F., and Schmiedl, G., 2018. Holocene rainfall runoff in the central Ethiopian highlands and evolution of the River Nile drainage system as revealed from a sediment record from Lake Dendi, Global and Planetary Change 163, 29-43. link


Lattaud, J., D. Dorhout, H. Schulz, I. S. Castañeda, E. Schefuß, J. S. Sinninghe Damsté and S. Schouten, 2017. The C32 alkane-1,15-diol as a proxy of late Quaternary riverine input in coastal margins. Climate of the Past 13(8), 1049-1061. pdf

van der Lubbe, H.J.L., J. Krause-Nehring, A. Junginger, Y. Garcin, J.C.A. Joordens, G.R. Davies, C. Beck, C.S. Feibel, T.C. Johnson, H.B. Vonhof, 2017. Gradual or abrupt? Changes in water source of Lake Turkana (Kenya) during the African Humid Period inferred from Sr isotope ratios, Quaternary Science Reviews 174, 1-12. link

Munz, P.M., Steinke, S., Böll, A., Lückge, A., Groeneveld, J., Kucera, M., and Schulz, H. (2017). Decadal resolution record of Oman upwelling indicates solar forcing of the Indian summer monsoon (9–6 ka). Climate of the Past 13(5), pp. 491–509, doi:10.5194/cp-13-491-2017. Link

Zielhofer, C., Fletcher, W.J., Mischke, S., De Batist, M., Campbell, J.F.E., Joannin, S., Tjallingii, R., El Hamouti, N., Junginger, A., Stele, A., Bussmann, J., Schneider, B., Lauer, T., Spitzer, K., Strupler, M., Brachert, T., Mikdad, A., 2017. Atlantic forcing of Western Mediterranean winter rain minima during the last 12,000 years. Quaternary Science Reviews 157, 29-51.


Cohen, A.S., Campisano, C., Arrowsmith, R., Asrat, A., Behrensmeyer, A.K., Deino, A., Feibel, C., Hill, A., Johnson, R., Kingston, J., Lamb, H.F., Lowenstein, T., Noren, A., Olago, D., Owen, R.B., Potts, R., Reed, K., Renaut, R., Schaebitz, F., Tiercelin, J.J., Trauth, M.H., Wynn, J., Ivory, S., Brady, K., O'Grady, R., Rodysill, J., Githiri, J., Russell, J., Foerster, V., Dommain, R., Rucina, S., Deocampo, D., Russell, J., Billingsley, A., Beck, C., Dorenbeck, G., Dullo, L., Feary, D., Garello, D., Gromig, R., Johnson, T., Junginger, A., Karanja, M., Kimburi, E., Mbuthia, A., McCartney, T., McNulty, E., Muiruri, V., Nambiro, E., Negash, E.W., Njagi, D., Wilson, J.N., Rabideaux, N., Raub, T., Sier, M.J., Smith, P., Urban, J., Warren, M., Yadeta, M., Yost, C., Zinaye, B., 2016. The Hominin Sites and Paleolakes Drilling Project: Inferring the Environmental Context of Human Evolution from Eastern African Rift Lake Deposits. Scientific Drilling 21, 1-16.

Ehrmann, W., Schmiedl, G., Seidel, M., Krüger S., and Schulz, H. 2016. A distal 145 ka sediment record of Nile discharge.- Climate of the Past 12, 713-727.

Foerster, V., Vogelsang, R., Junginger, A., Asrat, A., Lamb, H.F., Schaebitz, F., Trauth, M.H., 2016. Reply to the comment on “Environmental change and human occupation of southern Ethiopia and northern Kenya during the last 20,000 years. Quaternary Science Reviews 129, 333–340”. Quaternary Science Reviews 141, 130-133.

Lamb, H.F., Cohen, A.S., Schäbitz, F., Asrat, A., Barker, P., Bates, R., Davies, S., Deino, A., Förster, V., Grove, M., Huws, D., Junginger, A., Konrad-Schmolke, M., Lane, C., Leng, M., Mark, D., Martin-Jones, E., Pearce, N., Pearson, E., Ramsey, C., Raub, T., Rethemeyer, J., Roberts, H., Rogass, C., Trauth, M.H., Viehberg, F., Wagner, B., Woldegabriel, G., 2016. The Hominin Sites and Palaeolakes Drilling Project: Testing Hypotheses of climate-driven human evolution and dispersal at Chew Bahir, Ethiopia. Quaternary International 404, 174–213.

Munz, P.M., Lückge, A., Siccha, M. Böll, A., Forke, S., Kucera, M. and Schulz, H. 2016. The Indian winter monsoon and its response to external forcing over the last two and a half centuries. Climate Dynamics 49(5), pp. 1801-1812.

Siccha, M., Schulz, H., Rebotim, A., Brown, E., Bayer, M., Lübben, B, and Kretzschmann, L., 2016. -SpaDE- Spatial scaling of diversity and ecology of planktonic foraminifera in the oligotrophic gyre of the North Atlantic - Cruise No. M113/2 - January 24 - February 9, 2015 - Ponta Delgada (Portugal) - Kingston (Jamaica).- METEOR-Berichte; M113/2; 1-18; METEOR-Berichte, DFG-Senatskommission für Ozeanographie, Bremen; 2016.


Böll, A., Schulz, H., Munz, P., Rixen, T., Gaye, B., and Emeis, K.-C., 2015. Contrasting sea surface temperature of summer and winter monsoon variability in the northern Arabian Sea over the last 25 ka.- Palaeogeography, Palaeoclimatology, Palaeoecology, 426: 10-21.

Foerster, V., Vogelsang, R., Junginger, A., Asrat, A., Lamb, H.F., Schaebitz, F., Trauth, M.H., 2015. Environmental Change and Human Occupation of Southern Ethiopia and Northern Kenya during the last 20,000 years. Quaternary Science Reviews 129, 333-340.

Trauth, M.H., Bergner, A.G.N., Foerster, V., Junginger, A., Maslin, M.A., Schaebitz, F., 2015. Episodes of Environmental Stability and Instability in Late Cenozoic Lake Records of Eastern Africa. Journal of Human Evolution 87, 21-31.

Munz, P., M. Siccha, A. Lückge, A. Böll, M. Kucera, and Schulz, H., 2015. Decadal-resolution record of winter monsoon intensity over the last two millennia from planktic foraminiferal assemblages in the northeastern Arabian Sea. The Holocene, 25(11), 1756–1771.


Böll, A., Lückge, A., Munz, P., Forke, S., Schulz, H., Ramaswamy, V., Rixen, T., Gaye, B. and Emeis, K.-C., 2014. Late Holocene primary productivity and sea surface temperature variations in the northeastern Arabian Sea: Implications for winter monsoon variability. Paleoceanography 29, 778-794,

Foerster, V., Junginger, A., Asrat, A., Umer, M., Lamb, H.F., Weber, M., Rethemeyer, J., Frank,U., Brown, M.C., Trauth, M.H., Schaebitz, F., 2014. 46 000 years of alternating wet and dry phases on decadal to orbital timescales in the cradle of modern humans: the Chew Bahir project, southern Ethiopia. Climate of the Past Discussions 10, 977-1023.

Hoffmann, R., Wochnik, A., Heinzl, C., Betzler, S.B., Griesshaber, Schulz, H., Kučera, M., E., Young, J., Scheu, C., and Schmahl, W.W. (2014). Nanoprobe crystallographic orientation studies of isolated shield elements of the coccolithophore species Emiliania huxleyi. European Journal of Mineralogy 26(4), 473-483.

Junginger, A., Roller, S., Olaka, L. A., Trauth, M. H., 2014. The effect of solar radiation changes on water levels in paleo-Lake Suguta, Northern Kenya Rift, during the African Humid Period (15–5 ka BP). Paleogeography, Paleoclimatology, Paleoecology 396, 1–16.

Schulz, H. and von Rad, U., 2014. Vertical and lateral flux on the continental slope of Pakistan: correlation of sediment core and trap results. Biogeosciences 11, 3107-3120.


Junginger, A. and Trauth, M. H., 2013. Hydrological constraints of paleo-Lake Suguta in the northern Kenya Rift during the African humid period (15–5 ka BP). Global Planetary Change 111, 174–188.

Wacker, L., Lippold, J., Molnár, M., Schulz, H. (2013). Towards single-foraminifera-dating with a gas ion source.- Nuclear Instruments and Methods in Physics Research Section B: Beam Interactions with Materials and Atoms 294, 307-310.


Basavaiah, N., Blaha, U., Das, P.K., Deenadayalan, K., Sadashiv, M.B., and Schulz, H. 2012. Evaluation of environmental magnetic pollution screening in soils of basaltic origin: Results from Nashik Thermal Power Station, Maharashtra, India. Environmental Science and Pollution Research 19, 3028-3038.

Foerster, V., Junginger, A., Langkamp, O., Gebru, T., Asrat, A., Umer, M., Lamb, H., Wennrich, V., Rethemeyer, J., Nowaczyk, N., Trauth, M.H., Schäbitz, F., 2012. Climatic change recorded in the sediments of the Chew Bahir basin, southern Ethiopia, during the last 45,000 years, Quaternary International 274, Special Issue Collaborative Research Center, 25-37.

Lippold, J., Luo, Y., Francois, R., Allen, S.E., Gherardi, J., Pichat, S., Hickey, B., and Schulz, H. 2012. Strength and geometry of the Glacial Atlantic Meridional Overturning Circulation. Nature Geoscience 5, 813-816.

Lückge,. A., Deplazes,. G., Schulz, H., Scheeder, G., Suckow, A.; Kasten, S. and Haug G., 2012. Impact of Indus River discharge on productivity and preservation of organic carbon in the Arabian Sea over the twentieth century. Geology, 40(5), 399-402.

Moller, T., Schulz, H., Hamann, Y., Dellwig, O., and Kucera, M., 2012. Sedimentological and geochemical analysis of an exceptionally preserved last interglacial S5 sapropel in the Levantine Basin. Marine Geology 291, 34-48.

Thuy, B. and Schulz, H., 2012. The oldest representative of a modern deep−sea ophiacanthid brittle−star clade from Jurassic shallow−water coral reef sediments. Acta Paleontologica Polonica 58(3), 525-531.


Junginger, A., 2011. East African climate variability on different time scales: The Suguta Valley in the African-Asian Monsoon Domain. Doctoral thesis, University Potsdam.

Lamy, F., Arz, H., Bartels, M., Dellwig, O., Kaiser, J., Kotthoff, U., Nickel, G., Plewe, S., Ruggieri, N., Schulz, H. and Weiner, A., 2011. RV Poseidon Cruise P413 - Ligurian Sea/Gulf of Genoa - Cruise Report , Bremerhaven, Alfred-Wegener-Institut, Helmholtz-Zentrum für Polar- und Meeresforschung.

Moller, T., Schulz, H., and Kučera, M., 2011. The effect of sea surface properties on shell morphology and size of the planktonic foraminifer Neogloboquadrina pachyderma in the North Atlantic. Palaeogeography, Palaeoclimatology, Palaeoecology 391, 34-48.

Schulz, H., Lückge, A., Emeis, K.-C., and Mackensen, A., 2011. Holocene to Late Pleistocene Zambezi riverine and marine sedimentation on the upper slope off Mozambique, 15°-21°S.- Marine Geology 286, 21-34.

Stoof-Leichsenring, K., Junginger, A., Olaka, L.A., Tiedemann, R., Trauth, M.H., 2011. Environmental variability in Lake Naivasha, Kenya, over the last two centuries. Journal of Paleolimnology 45, 353-367. *equal contribution.


Trauth, M.H., Maslin, M.A., Deino, A., Junginger, A., Lesoloyia, M., Odada, E., Olago, D.O., Olaka, L., Strecker, M.R., Tiedemann, R., 2010. Human Evolution and Expansion in a Variable Environment: The Amplifier Lakes of East Africa, Quaternary Science Reviews 29, 2981-3348.


Garcin, Y., Junginger, A., Melnick, D., Olago, D.O., Strecker, M.R., Trauth, M.H., 2009. Late Pleistocene-Holocene rise and collapse of Lake Suguta, northern Kenya Rift. Quaternary Science Reviews 28/9-10, 911-925.

Klug, C., Schulz, H., and De Baets, K., 2009. Red Devonian trilobites with green eyes from Morocco and the silicification of the trilobite exoskeleton. Acta Palaeontologica Polonica 54(1), 117–123.

Numberger, L., Hemleben, C., Hoffman, R., Mackensen, A., Schulz, H., Wunderlich, J.-M., and Kucera, M., 2009. Habitats, abundance patterns and isotopic signals of morphotypes of the planktonic foraminifer Globigerinoides ruber (d'Orbigny) in the eastern Mediterranean Sea since the Marine Isotopic Stage 12.- Marine Micropaelontology 73, 90-104.

Siccha, M., Trommer, G., Schulz, H., Hemleben, C., Kucera, M., 2009. Factors controlling the distribution of planktonic foraminifera in the Red Sea and implications for paleoenvironmental reconstructions by transfer functions. Marine Micropaleontology 72(3-4), 146-156.

Storz, D., Schulz, H., Waniek, J., Schulz-Bull, D., and Kučera, M., 2009. Seasonal and interannual variability of the planktic foraminiferal flux in the vicinity of the Azores Current.- Deep-Sea Research I 56, 107-124.

Trommer, G., Siccha, M., van der Meer, M., Schouten, S., Sinninghe Damsté, J.S., Schulz, H., Hemleben, C, and Kucera, M., 2009. Crenarchaeota tetraether membrane lipids in surface sediments of the Red Sea. Organic Geochemistry 40, 724-731.