Climate Geochemistry

The nitrate concentration of the oceans around the antarctics. Graphics: Gerald H. Haug, MPI for Chemistry.
The nitrate concentration of the oceans around the antarctics. Graphics: Gerald H. Haug, MPI for Chemistry.

Prof. (ETHZ) Dr. Gerald H. Haug

The department addresses climate-ocean-atmosphere processes - from 'geologic' to annual timescales. The climate system has many interacting components and thresholds. Changes in internal feedback loops such as changes in ocean-atmosphere interactions, the oceanic heat transport, the oceanic nutrient reservoir, the nutrient status of the high latitude surface ocean and its effects on atmospheric greenhouse gases amongst many others amplify modest external forcing mechanisms and ultimately alter climate on different timescales. Periods of interest include much of the Cenozoic, the past 65 million years, including the Pliocene thermal maximum some 3 million years ago, which is the youngest geologic analogue of a 400ppm CO2 world – the same amount as today due to anthropogenic activities.

One focus is biogeochemical processes in the polar oceans and their role in regulating atmospheric CO2 concentration between ice ages and warmer periods. To quantify the mechanisms and causes of such major changes in the environmental conditions of the Earth, we use diverse geochemical methods, including light stable isotopes of foraminifera and organic matter, biomarkers, trace metals, and high-resolution non-destructive analytical techniques such as scanning XRF. We pursue diverse archives, including sediments from the open ocean, isolated marine basins, freshwater lakes, and speleothems.




Scientific Publications 2015-2017

Journal Articles


Bertotti, G., de Graaf, S., Bisdom, K., Oskam, B., Vonhof, H. B., Bezerra, F. H. R., Reijmer, J. J. G., &  Cazarin, C. L.: Fracturing and fluid-flow during post-rift subsidence in carbonates of the Jandaira Formation, Potiguar Basin, NE Brazil. Basin Research, 29(6), S. 836-853 (2017) DOI: 10.1111/bre.12246.  

Börner, N.; De Baere, B.; Akita, L. G.; Francois, R.; Jochum, K. P.; Frenzel, P.; Zhu, L.; Schwalb, A.: Stable isotopes and trace elements in modern ostracod shells: implications for reconstructing past environments on the Tibetan Plateau, China. Journal of Paleolimnology 58 (2), S. 191 - 211 (2017) DOI: 10.1007/s10933-017-9971-1

Brahim, Y. A.; Cheng, H.; Sifeddine, A.; Wassenburg, J. A.; Cruz, F. W.; Khodri, M.; Sha, L.; Pérez-Zanón, N.; Beraaouz, E. H.; Apaéstegui, J.; Guyot, J.-L.; Jochum, K. P.; Bouchaou, L.: Speleothem records decadal to multidecadal hydroclimate variations in southwestern Morocco during the last millennium. Earth and Planetary Science Letters 476, S. 1 - 10 (2017) DOI: 10.1016/j.epsl.2017.07.045  

Burls, N. J.; Fedorov, A. V.; Sigman, D. M.; Jaccard, S. L.; Tiedemann, R.; Haug, G. H.: Active Pacific meridional overturning circulation (PMOC) during the warm Pliocene. Science Advances (2017) DOI: 10.1126/sciadv.1700156

Chalk, T. B., Hain, M. P., Foster, G. L., Rohling, E. J., Sexton, P. F., Badger, M. P. S., Cherry, S. G., Hasenfratz, A. P., Haug, G. H., Jaccard, S. L., Martínez-García, A., Pälike, H., Pancost, R. D., Wilson, P. A.: Causes of ice age intensification across the Mid-Pleistocene Transition. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences 114, S. 13114-13119 (2017) DOI: 10.1073/pnas.1702143114  

de Baar, H. J. W.; van Heuven, S. M. A. C.; Abouchami, W.; Xue, Z.; Galer, S. J. G.; Rehkämper, M.; Middag, R.; van Ooijen, J.: Interactions of dissolved CO2 with cadmium isotopes in the Southern Ocean. Marine Chemistry 195, S. 105 - 121 (2017) DOI: 10.1016/j.marchem.2017.06.010  

de Graaf, S.; Reijmer, J. J. G.; Bertotti, G. V.; Bezerra, F. H. R.; Cazarin, C. L.; Bisdom, K.; Vonhof, H. B.: Fracturing and calcite cementation controlling fluid flow in the shallow-water carbonates of the Jandaira Formation, Brazil. Marine and petroleum geology 80, S. 382 - 393 (2017) DOI: 10.1016/j.marpetgeo.2016.12.014

Duprey, N. N., McIlroy, S. E., Ng, T. P. T., Thompson, P. D., Kim, T., Wong, J. C. Y., Wong, C. W. M., Husa, S. M., Li, S. M., Williams, G. A., & Baker, D. M.: Facing a wicked problem with optimism: issues and priorities for coral conservation in Hong Kong. Biodiversity and Conservation, 26(11), S. 2521-2545 (2017) DOI: 10.1007/s10531-017-1383-z  

Duprey, N. N.; Wang, X. T.; Thompson, P. D.; Pleadwell, J. E.; Raymundo, L. J.; Kim, K.; Sigman, D. M.; Baker, D. M.: Life and death of a sewage treatment plant recorded in a coral skeleton δ15N record. Marine Pollution Bulletin 120 (1-2), S. 109 - 116 (2017) DOI: 10.1016/j.marpolbul.2017.04.023  

Fer, I., Tietjen, B., Jeltsch, F., & Wolff, C.: The influence of El Nino-Southern Oscillation regimes on eastern African vegetation and its future implications under the RCP8.5 warming scenario. Biogeosciences, 14(18), S. 4355-4374 (2017) DOI: 10.5194/bg-14-4355-2017

Fonseca-Batista, D.; Dehairs, F.; Riou, V.; Fripiat, F.; Elskens, M.; Deman, F.; Brion, N.; Queroue, F.; Bode, M.; Auel, H.: Nitrogen fixation in the eastern Atlantic reaches similar levels in the Southern and Northern Hemisphere. Journal of Geophysical Research: Oceans 122 (1), S. 587 - 601 (2017) DOI: 10.1002/2016JC012335  

Hasenfratz, A. P.; Martinez-Garcia, A.; Jaccard, S. L.; Vance, D.; Walle, M.; Greaves, M.; Haug, G. H.: Determination of the Mg/Mn ratio in foraminiferal coatings: An approach to correct Mg/Ca temperatures for Mn-rich contaminant phases. Earth and Planetary Science Letters 457, S. 335 - 347 (2017) DOI: 10.1016/j.epsl.2016.10.004  

Hasenfratz, A. P.; Schiebel, R.; Thornalley, D. J. R.; Schoenfeld, J.; Jaccard, S. L.; Martinez-Garcia, A.; Holbourn, A.; Jennings, A. E.; Kuhnt, W.; Lear, C. H.; Marchitto, T. M.; Quillmann, U.; Rosenthal, Y.; Yu, J.; Haug, G. H.: Mg/Ca-temperature calibration for the benthic foraminifera Melonis barleeanum and Melonis pompilioides. Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta 217, S. 365 - 383 (2017) DOI: 10.1016/j.gca.2017.08.038  

Hofmann, A. W.: A store of subducted carbon beneath Eastern China. National science review / Chinese Academy of Sciences 4 (1), S. 2 - 2 (2017) DOI: 10.1093/nsr/nwx002  

Hohl, S. V.; Galer, S. J. G.; Gamper, A.; Becker, H.: Cadmium isotope variations in Neoproterozoic carbonates - A tracer of biologic production? Geochemical Perspectives Letters 3 (1), S. 32 - 44 (2017) DOI: 10.7185/geochemlet.1704  

Huong, L. T. T.; Otter, L. M.; Häger, T.; Ullmann, T.; Hofmeister, W.; Weis, U.; Jochum, K. P.: Charakterisierung gelber Danburite aus Luc Yen. Gemmologie: Zeitschrift der Deutschen Gemmologischen Gesellschaft 66 (1/2), S. 41 - 52 (2017)  

Janssen, D. J.; Abouchami, W.; Galer, S. J. G.; Cullen, J. T.: Fine-scale spatial and interannual cadmium isotope variability in the subarctic northeast Pacific. Earth and Planetary Science Letters 472, S. 241 - 252 (2017) DOI: 10.1016/j.epsl.2017.04.048  

Jochum, K. P., Schuessler, J. A., Wang, X.-H., Stoll, B., Weis, U., Müller, W. E. G., Haug, G. H., Andreae, M. O. & Froelich, P. N.: Whole-Ocean Changes in Silica and Ge/Si Ratios During the Last Deglacial Deduced From Long-Lived Giant Glass Sponges. Geophysical Research Letters, 44 (2017) DOI: 10.1002/2017GL073897  

Lechleitner, F. A.; Breitenbach, S. F. M.; Rehfeld, K.; Ridley, H. E.; Asmerom, Y.; Prufer, K. M.; Marwan, N.; Goswami, B.; Kennett, D. J.; Aquino, V. V.; Polyak, V.; Haug, G. H.; Eglinton, T. I.; Baldini, J. U. L.: Tropical rainfall over the last two millennia: evidence for a low-latitude hydrologic seesaw. Scientific Reports (2017) DOI: 10.1038/srep45809  

Lechleitner, F. A.; Breitenbach, S. F. M.; Cheng, H.; Plessen, B.; Rehfeld, K.; Goswami, B.; Marwan, R.; Eroglu, D.; Adkins, J.; Haug, G. H.: Climatic and in-cave influences on δ18O and δ13C in a stalagmite from northeastern India through the last deglaciation. Quaternary Research 88, S. 458 - 471 (2017) DOI: 10.1017/qua.2017.72  

Lin, Y.; Jochum, K. P.; Scholz, D.; Hoffmann, D. L.; Stoll, B.; Weis, U.; Andreae, M. O.: In-situ high spatial resolution LA-MC-ICPMS 230Th/U dating enables detection of small-scale age inversions in speleothems. Solid Earth Sciences 2 (1), S. 1 - 9 (2017) DOI: 10.1016/j.sesci.2016.12.003    

Linge, K. L., Bédard, L. P., Bugoi, R., Enzweiler, J., Jochum, K. P., Kilian, R., Liu, J., Marin-Carbonne, J., Merchel, S., Munnik, F., Morales, L. F. G., Rollion-Bard, C., Souders, A. K., Sylvester, P. J., & Weis, U.: GGR Biennial Critical Review: Analytical Developments Since 2014. Geostandards and Geoanalytical Research, 41 (2017) DOI:10.1111/ggr.12200.

Lorscheid, T., Felis, T., Stocchi, P., Obert, J. C., Scholz, D., & Rovere, A.: Tides in the Last Interglacial: insights from notch geometry and palaeo tidal models in Bonaire, Netherland Antilles. Scientific Reports, 7: 16241 (2017) DOI: 10.1038/s41598-017-16285-6  

Macholdt, D. S., Herrmann, S., Jochum, K. P., Kilcoyne, A. L. D., Laubscher, T., Pfisterer, H. K., Pfisterer, J. H. K., Pöhlker, C., Schwager, B., Weber, B., Weigand, M., Domke, K. F., & Andreae, M. O.: Black manganese-rich crusts on a Gothic cathedral. Atmospheric Environment, 171, S. 205-220 (2017) DOI: 10.1016/j.atmosenv.2017.10.022  

Macholdt, D. S.; Jochum, K. P.; Pöhlker, C.; Arangio, A.; Förster, J.-D.; Stoll, B.; Weis, U.; Weber, B.; Müller, M.; Kappl, M.; Shiraiwa, M.; Kilcoyne, A. L. D.; Weigand, M.; Scholz, D.; Haug, G. H.; Al-Amri, A.; Andreae, M. O.: Characterization and differentiation of rock varnish types from different environments by microanalytical techniques. Chemical Geology 459, S. 91 - 118 (2017) DOI: 10.1016/j.chemgeo.2017.04.009  

Mallo, M.; Ziveri, P.; Mortyn, P. G.; Schiebel, R.; Grelaud, M.: Low planktic foraminiferal diversity and abundance observed in a spring 2013 west-east Mediterranean Sea plankton tow transect. Biogeosciences 14 (9), S. 2245 - 2266 (2017) DOI: 10.5194/bg-14-2245-2017  

Marali, S.; Schoene, B. R.; Mertz-Kraus, R.; Griffin, S. M.; Wanamaker Jr., A. D.; Butler, P. G.; Holland, H. A.; Jochum, K. P.: Reproducibility of trace element time-series (Na/Ca, Mg/Ca, Mn/Ca, Sr/Ca, and Ba/Ca) within and between specimens of the bivalve Arctica islandica - A LA-ICP-MS line scan study. Palaeogeography, Palaeoclimatology, Palaeoecology 484, S. 109 - 128 (2017) DOI: 10.1016/j.palaeo.2016.11.024

Marconi, D., Sigman, D. M., Casciotti, K. L., Campbell, E. C., Weigand, M. A., Fawcett, S. E., Knapp, A. N., Rafter, P. A., Ward, B. B., & Haug, G. H.: Tropical Dominance of N2 Fixation in the North Atlantic Ocean. Global Biogeochemical Cycles, 31(10), S. 1608-1623 (2017) DOI: 10.1002/2016GB005613  

Meilland, J., Schiebel, R., Monaco, C. L., Sanchez, S., & Howa, H.: Abundances and test weights of living planktic foraminifers across the Southwest Indian Ocean: Implications for carbon fluxes. Deep-Sea Research Part I-Oceanographic Research Papers (2017) DOI: 10.1016/j.dsr.2017.11.004  

Mercedes-Martin, R.; Brasier, A. T.; Rogerson, M.; Reijmer, J. J. G.; Vonhof, H. B.; Pedley, M.: A depositional model for spherulitic carbonates associated with alkaline, volcanic lakes. Marine and petroleum geology 86, S. 168 - 191 (2017) DOI: 10.1016/j.marpetgeo.2017.05.032 

Millo, C.; Strikis, N. M.; Vonhof, H. B.; Deininger, M.; da Cruz Jr., F. W.; Wang, X.; Cheng, H.; Edwards, R. L.: Last glacial and Holocene stable isotope record of fossil dripwater from subtropical Brazil based on analysis of fluid inclusions in stalagmites. Chemical Geology 468, S. 84 - 96 (2017) DOI: 10.1016/j.chemgeo.2017.08.018  

Mischel, S. A.; Scholz, D.; Spoetl, C.; Jochum, K. P.; Schroeder-Ritzrau, A.; Fiedler, S.: Holocene climate variability in Central Germany and a potential link to the polar North Atlantic: A replicated record from three coeval speleothems. Holocene 27 (4), S. 509 - 525 (2017) DOI: 10.1177/0959683616670246    

Mischel, S. A.; Mertz-Kraus, R.; Jochum, K. P.; Scholz, D.: TERMITE: An R script for fast reduction of laser ablation inductively coupled plasma mass spectrometry data and its application to trace element measurements. Rapid Communications in Mass Spectrometry 31 (13), S. 1079 - 1087 (2017) DOI: 10.1002/rcm.7895  

Quade, J.; Rasbury, E. T.; Huntington, K. W.; Hudson, A. M.; Vonhof, H. B.; Anchukaitis, K.; Betancourt, J.; Latorre, C.; Pepper, M.: Isotopic characterization of late Neogene travertine deposits at Barrancas Blancas in the eastern Atacama Desert, Chile. Chemical Geology 466, S. 41 - 56 (2017) DOI: 10.1016/j.chemgeo.2017.05.004  

Rebotim, A.; Voelker, A. H. L.; Jonkers, L.; Waniek, J. J.; Meggers, H.; Schiebel, R.; Fraile, I.; Schulz, M.; Kucera, M.: Factors controlling the depth habitat of planktonic foraminifera in the subtropical eastern North Atlantic. Biogeosciences 14 (4), S. 827 - 859 (2017) DOI: 10.5194/bg-14-827-2017  

Ren, H.; Sigman, D. M.; Martinez-Garcia, A.; Anderson, R. F.; Chen, M.-T.; Ravelo, A. C.; Straub, M.; Wong, G. T. F.; Haug, G. H.: Impact of glacial/interglacial sea level change on the ocean nitrogen cycle. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America 114 (33), S. E6759 - E6766 (2017) DOI: 10.1073/pnas.1701315114

Repschläger, J.; Garbe-Schönberg, D.; Weinelt, M.; Schneider, R.: Holocene evolution of the North Atlantic subsurface transport. Climate of the Past 13 (4), S. 333 - 344 (2017) DOI: 10.5194/cp-13-333-2017  

Rogerson, M.; Mercedes-Martin, R.; Brasier, A. T.; McGill, R. A. R.; Prior, T. J.; Vonhof, H. B.; Fellows, S. M.; Reijmer, J. J. G.; McClymont, E.; Billing, I.; Matthews, A.; Pedley, H. M.: Are spherulitic lacustrine carbonates an expression of large-scale mineral carbonation? A case study from the East Kirkton Limestone, Scotland. Gondwana Research 48, S. 101 - 109 (2017) DOI: 10.1016/  

Schiebel, R., Spielhagen, R.F., Garnier, J., Hagemann, J., Howa, H., Jentzen, A., Martínez-Garcia, A., Meilland, J., Michel, E., Repschläger, J., Salter, I., Yamasaki, M., Haug, G., 2017. Modern planktic foraminifers in the high-latitude ocean. Marine Micropaleontology 136, S. 1-13 DOI: 10.1016/j.marmicro.2017.08.004  

Schulp, A. S.; Janssen, R.; van Baal, R. R.; Jagt, J. W. M.; Mulder, E. W. A.; Vonhof, H. B.: Stable isotopes, niche partitioning and the paucity of elasmosaur remains in the Maastrichtian type area. Netherlands journal of geosciences: geologie en mijnbouw 96 (1), S. 29 - 33 (2017) DOI: 10.1017/njg.2016.20  

Serno, S.; Winckler, G.; Anderson, R. F.; Jaccard, S. L.; Kienast, S. S.; Haug, G. H.: Change in dust seasonality as the primary driver for orbital-scale dust storm variability in East Asia. Geophysical Research Letters 44 (8), S. 3796 - 3805 (2017) DOI: 10.1002/2016GL072345  

Tomonaga, Y., Brennwald, M. S., Livingstone, D. M., Kwiecien, O., Randlett, M.-E., Stockhecke, M., Unwin, K., Anselmetti, F., Beer, J., Haug, G. H., Schubert, C. J., Sturm, M., & Kipfer, R.: Porewater salinity reveals past lake-level changes in Lake Van, the Earth's largest soda lake. Scientific Reports, 7: 313 (2017) DOI: 10.1038/s41598-017-0037  

van der Lubbe, H. J. L., Krause-Nehring, J., Junginger, A., Garcin, Y., Joordens, J. C. A., Davies, G. R., Beck, C., Feibel, C. S., Johnson, T.C., & Vonhof, H.B.:  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, S.1-12 (2017) DOI: 10.1016/j.quascirev.2017.08.010  

Wang, X. T.; Sigman, D. M.; Prokopenko, M. G.; Adkins, J. F.; Robinson, L. F.; Hines, S. K.; Chai, J.; Studer, A. S.; Martinez-Garcia, A.; Chen, T.; Haug, G. H.: Deep-sea coral evidence for lower Southern Ocean surface nitrate concentrations during the last ice age. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America 114 (13), S. 3352 - 3357 (2017) DOI: 10.1073/pnas.1615718114  

Wang, X.-J.; Chen, L.-H.; Hofmann, A. W.; Mao, F.-G.; Liu, J.-Q.; Zhong, Y.; Xie, L.-W.; Yang, Y.-H.: Mantle transition zone-derived EM1 component beneath NE China: Geochemical evidence from Cenozoic potassic basalts. Earth and Planetary Science Letters 465, S. 16 - 28 (2017) DOI: 10.1016/j.epsl.2017.02.028

Weber, M.; Wassenburg, J. A.; Jochum, K. P.; Breitenbach, S. F. M.; Oster, J.; Scholz, D.: Sr-isotope analysis of speleothems by LA-MC-ICP-MS: High temporal resolution and fast data acquisition. Chemical Geology 468, S. 63 - 74 (2017) DOI: 10.1016/j.chemgeo.2017.08.012  

Weber, M.; Lugli, F.; Jochum, K. P.; Cipriani, A.; Scholz, D.: Calcium Carbonate and Phosphate Reference Materials for Monitoring Bulk and Microanalytical Determination of Sr Isotopes. Geostandards and Geoanalytical Research 41 (2017) DOI: 10.1111/ggr.12191  

Weis, U., Schwager, B., Stoll, B., Nohl, U., Karlowski, P., Leisgang, I., Zwillich, F. & Jochum, K. P.:  Geostandards and Geoanalytical Research Bibliographic Review 2016. Geostandards and Geoanalytical Research, 41 (2017) DOI: 10.1111/ggr.12196  

Wolff, C.; Plessen, B.; Dudashvilli, A. S.; Breitenbach, S. F. M.; Cheng, H.; Edwards, L. R.; Strecker, M. R.: Precipitation evolution of Central Asia during the last 5000 years. Holocene 27 (1), S. 142 - 154 (2017) DOI: 10.1177/0959683616652711  

Wu, H. C., Felis, T., Scholz, D., Giry, C., Koelling, M., Jochum, K. P., & Scheffers, S. R.: Changes to Yucatan Peninsula precipitation associated with salinity and temperature extremes of the Caribbean Sea during the Maya civilization collapse. Scientific Reports, 7: 15825 (2017) DOI: 10.1038/s41598-017-15942-0

Xie, R. C.; Galer, S. J. G.; Abouchami, W.; Rijkenberg, M. J. A.; de Baar, H. J. W.; De Jong, J.; Andreae, M. O.: Non-Rayleigh control of upper-ocean Cd isotope fractionation in the western South Atlantic. Earth and Planetary Science Letters 471, S. 94 - 103 (2017) DOI: 10.1016/j.epsl.2017.04.024  

Zhang, G.-L.; Chen, L.-H.; Jackson, M. G.; Hofmann, A. W.: Evolution of carbonated melt to alkali basalt in the South China Sea. Nature Geoscience 10 (3), S. 229 - U105 (2017) DOI: 10.1038/NGEO2877    


Acikalin, S., Ocakoglu, F., Yilmaz, I. O., Vonhof, H., Hakyemez, A., & Smit, J.: Stable isotopes and geochemistry of a Campanian-Maastrichtian pelagic succession, Mudurnu-Goynuk Basin, NW Turkey: Implications for palaeoceanography, palaeoclimate and sea-level fluctuations. Palaeogeography Palaeoclimatology Palaeocecology, 441, S. 453-466 (2016) DOI: 10.1016/j.palaeo.2015.10.005  

Cheng, H.; Spoetl, C.; Breitenbach, S. F. M.; Sinha, A.; Wassenburg, J. A.; Jochum, K. P.; Scholz, D.; Li, X.; Yi, L.; Peng, Y.; Lv, Y.; Zhang, P.; Votintseva, A.; Loginov, V.; Ning, Y.; Kathayat, G.; Edwards, R. L.: Climate variations of Central Asia on orbital to millennial timescales. Scientific Reports 6, 36975 (2016) DOI: 10.1038/srep36975  

de Rijke, E., Schoorl, J. C., Cerli, C., Vonhof, H. B., Verdegaal, S. J. A., Vivo-Truyols, G., Lopatka, M., Dekter, R., Bakker, D., Sjerps, M. J., Ebskamp, M., & de Koster, C. G.: The use of δ2H and δ18O isotopic analyses combined with chemometrics as a traceability tool for the geographical origin of bell peppers. Food Chemistry, 204, S. 122-128 (2016) DOI: 10.1016/j.foodchem.2016.01.134  

Erler, D. V., Wang, X. T., Sigman, D. M., Scheffers, S. R., Martinez-Garcia, A., & Haug, G. H.: Nitrogen isotopic composition of organic matter from a 168 year-old coral skeleton: Implications for coastal nutrient cycling in the Great Barrier Reef Lagoon. Earth and Planetary Science Letters, 434, S. 161-170 (2016) DOI: 10.1016/j.epsl.2015.11.023  

Fietz, S., Ho, S. L., Huguet, C., Rosell-Mele, A., & Martinez-Garcia, A.: Appraising GDGT-based seawater temperature indices in the Southern Ocean. Organic geochemistry, 102, S. 93-105 (2016) DOI: 10.1016/j.orggeochem.2016.10.003  

Frey, F. A.; Huang, S.; Xu, G.; Jochum, K. P.: The geochemical components that distinguish Loa- and Kea-trend Hawaiian shield lavas. Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta 185, S. 160 - 181 (2016) DOI: 10.1016/j.gca.2016.04.010

Gibert, L., Scott, G. R., Scholz, D., Budsky, A., Ferrandez, C., Ribot, F., Martin, R. A., & Leria, M.: Chronology for the Cueva Victoria fossil site (SE Spain): Evidence for Early Pleistocene Afro-Iberian dispersals. Journal of Human Evolution, 90, S. 183-197 (2016) DOI: 10.1016/j.jhevol.2015.08.002  

Huong, L. T.; Otter, L. M.; Häger, T.; Ullmann, T.; Hofmeister, W.; Weis, U.; Jochum, K. P.: A New Find of Danburite in the Luc Yen Mining Area, Vietnam. Gems and gemology / Gemological Institute of America 52 (4), S. 393 - 401 (2016) DOI: 10.1016/j.gca.2016.04.010

Jaccard, S. L.; Galbraith, E. D.; Martinez-Garcia, A.; Anderson, R. F.: Covariation of deep Southern Ocean oxygenation and atmospheric CO2 through the last ice age. Nature 530 (7589), S. 207 - 210 (2016) DOI: 10.1038/nature16514  

Janssen, R.; Joordens, J. C. A.; Koutamanis, D. S.; Puspaningrum, M. R.; de Vos, J.; van der Lubbe, J. H. J. L.; Reijmer, J. J. G.; Hampe, O.; Vonhof, H. B.: Tooth enamel stable isotopes of Holocene and Pleistocene fossil fauna reveal glacial and interglacial paleoenvironments of hominins in Indonesia. Quaternary Science Reviews 144, S. 145 - 154 (2016) DOI: 10.1016/j.quascirev.2016.02.028  

Jochum, K. P.; Weis, U.; Schwager, B.; Stoll, B.; Wilson, S. A.; Haug, G. H.; Andreae, M. O.; Enzweiler, J.: Reference Values Following ISO Guidelines for Frequently Requested Rock Reference Materials. Geostandards and Geoanalytical Research 40 (3), S. 333 - 350 (2016) DOI: 10.1111/j.1751-908X.2015.00392.x  

Jochum, K. P.; Wilson, S. A.; Becker, H.; Garbe-Schonberg, D.; Groschopf, N.; Kadlag, Y.; Macholdt, D. S.; Mertz-Kraus, R.; Otter, L. M.; Stoll, B.; Stracke, A.; Weis, U.; Haug, G. H.; Andreae, M. O.: FeMnOx-1: A new microanalytical reference material for the investigation of Mn-Fe rich geological samples. Chemical Geology 432, S. 34 - 40 (2016) DOI: 10.1016/j.chemgeo.2016.03.026  

Knapp, A. N.; Fawcett, S. E.; Martinez-Garcia, A.; Leblond, N.; Moutin, T.; Bonnet, S.: Nitrogen isotopic evidence for a shift from nitrate- to diazotroph-fueled export production in the VAHINE mesocosm experiments. Biogeosciences 13 (16), S. 4645 - 4657 (2016) DOI: 10.5194/bg-13-4645-2016    

Lyle, M.; Pockalny, R.; Polissar, P.; Lynch-Stieglitz, J.; Bova, S.; Dunlea, A. G.; Ford, H.; Hertzberg, J. E.; Hovan, S.; Jacobel, A. W.; Wertman, C. K.; Maloney, A. E.; Murray, R. W.; Wilson, J. S.; Wejnert, K.; Xie, R. C.: Dynamic carbonate sedimentation on the Northern Line Islands Ridge, Palmyra Basin. Marine Geology 379, S. 194 - 207 (2016) DOI: 10.1016/j.margeo.2016.06.005  

Macholdt, D. S.; Jochum, K. P.; Wilson, S. A.; Otter, L. M.; Stoll, B.; Weis, U.; Andreae, M. O.: Suitability of Mn- and Fe-Rich Reference Materials for Microanalytical Research. Geostandards and Geoanalytical Research 40 (4), S. 493 - 504 (2016) DOI: 10.1111/ggr.12119 

Meilland, J.; Howa, H.; Lo Monaco, C.; Schiebel, R.: Individual planktic foraminifer protein-biomass affected by trophic conditions in the Southwest Indian Ocean, 30ºS-60ºS. Marine Micropaleontology 124, S. 63 - 74 (2016) DOI: 10.1016/j.marmicro.2016.02.004

Mercedes-Martin, R., Rogerson, M. R., Brasier, A. T., Vonhof, H. B., Prior, T. J., Fellows, S. M., Reijmer, J. J. G., Billing, I., & Pedley, H. M.: Growing spherulitic calcite grains in saline, hyperalkaline lakes: experimental evaluation of the effects of Mg-clays and organic acids. Sedimentary geology, 335, S. 93-102 (2016) DOI: 10.1016/j.sedgeo.2016.02.008  

Obert, J. C.; Scholz, D.; Felis, T.; Brocas, W. M.; Jochum, K. P.; Andreae, M. O.: 230Th/U dating of Last Interglacial brain corals from Bonaire (southern Caribbean) using bulk and theca wall material. Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta 178, S. 20 - 40 (2016) DOI: 10.1016/j.gca.2016.01.011  

Rembauville, M.; Meilland, J.; Ziveri, P.; Schiebel, R.; Blain, S.; Salter, I.: Planktic foraminifer and coccolith contribution to carbonate export fluxes over the central Kerguelen Plateau. Deep Sea Research Part I: Oceanographic Research Papers 111, S. 91 - 101 (2016) DOI: 10.1016/j.dsr.2016.02.017  

Schiebel, R.; Schoenfeld, J.; Struck, U.: MEMORIAL TO ALEXANDER VOLKER ALTENBACH (1953-2015). Journal of Foraminiferal Research 46 (1), S. 4 - 6 (2016) DOI: 10.2113/gsjfr.46.1.4 

Stefanoudis, P. V., Schiebel, R., Mallet, R., Durden, J. M., Bett, B. J., & Gooday, A. J. : Agglutination of benthic foraminifera in relation to mesoscale bathymetric features in the abyssal NE Atlantic (Porcupine Abyssal Plain). Marine Micropaleontology, 123, S. 15-28 (2016) DOI: 10.1016/j.marmicro.2015.12.005  

Stockhecke, M., Timmermann, A., Kipfer, R., Haug, G. H., Kwiecien, O., Friedrich, T., Menviel, L., Litt, T., Pickarski, N., & Anselmetti, F.: Millennial to orbital-scale variations of drought intensity in the Eastern Mediterranean. Quaternary Science Reviews, 133, S. 77-95 (2016) DOI: 10.1016/j.quascirev.2015.12.016  

Stockhecke, M., Timmermann, A., Kipfer, R., Haug, G. H., Kwiecien, O., Friedrich, T., Menviel, L., Litt, T., Pickarski, N., & Anselmetti, F.: Millennial to orbital-scale variations of drought intensity in the Eastern Mediterranean (vol 133, pg 77, 2016). Quaternary Science Reviews, 150, S. 312-314 (2016) DOI: 10.1016/j.quascirev.2016.07.019  

Tappe, S., Smart, K. A., Stracke, A., Romer, R. L., Prelevic, D., & van den Bogaard, P.:  Melt evolution beneath a rifted craton edge: 40Ar/39Ar geochronology and Sr-Nd-Hf-Pb isotope systematics of primitive alkaline basalts and lamprophyres from the SW Baltic Shield. Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta, 173, S. 1-36 (2016) DOI: 10.1016/j.gca.2015.10.006  

Wassenburg, J. A.; Dietrich, S.; Fietzke, J.; Fohlmeister, J.; Jochum, K. P.; Scholz, D.; Richter, D. K.; Sabaoui, A.; Spötl, C.; Lohmann, G.; Andreae, M. O.; Immenhauser, A.: Reorganization of the North Atlantic Oscillation during early Holocene deglaciation. Nature Geoscience 9, S. 602 - 607 (2016) DOI: 10.1038/ngeo2767  

Wassenburg, J. A.; Scholz, D.; Jochum, K. P.; Cheng, H.; Oster, J.; Immenhauser, A.; Richter, D. K.; Haeger, T.; Jamieson, R. A.; Baldini, J. U. L.; Hoffmann, D.; Breitenbach, S. F. M.: Determination of aragonite trace element distribution coefficients from speleothem calcite-aragonite transitions. Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta 190, S. 347 - 367 (2016) DOI: 10.1016/j.gca.2016.06.036  

Wei, R.; Abouchami, W.; Zahn, R.; Masque, R.: Deep circulation changes in the South Atlantic since the Last Glacial Maximum from Nd isotope and multi-proxy records. Earth and Planetary Science Letters 434, S. 18 - 29 (2016) DOI: 10.1016/j.epsl.2015.11.001

Weis, U.; Schwager, B.; Nohl, U.; Karlowski, P.; Otter, L. M.; Stoll, B.; Jochum, K. P.: Geostandards and Geoanalytical Research Bibliographic Review 2015. Geostandards and Geoanalytical Research 40 (4), S. 599 - 601 (2016) DOI: 10.1111/ggr.12152  

Wenz, S.; Scholz, D.; Suermelihindi, G.; Passchier, C. W.; Jochum, K. P.; Andreae, M. O.: 230Th/U-dating of carbonate deposits from ancient aqueducts. Quaternary Geochronology 32, S. 40 - 52 (2016) DOI: 10.1016/j.quageo.2015.12.001    


Acikalin, S., Vellekoop, J., Ocakoglu, F., Yilmaz, I. O., Smit, J., Altiner, S. O., Goderis, S., Vonhof, H., Speijer, R. P., Woelders, L., Fornaciari, E., Brinkhuis, H.: Geochemical and palaeontological characterization of a new K-Pg Boundary locality from the Northern branch of the Neo-Tethys: Mudurnu - Goynuk Basin, NW Turkey. Creataceous Research, 52, S. 251-267 (2015) DOI: 10.1016/j.cretres.2014.07.011  

Arienzo, M. M., Swart, P. K., Pourmand, A., Broad, K., Clement, A. C., Murphy, L. N., Vonhof, H. B., & Kakuk, B.: Bahamian speleothem reveals temperature decrease associated with Heinrich stadials. Earth and Planetary Science Letters, 430, S. 377-386 (2015) DOI: 10.1016/j.epsl.2015.08.035  

Brachert, T. C.; Bornemann, A.; Reuter, M.; Galer, S. J.; Grimm, K. I.; Fassoulas, C.: Upwelling history of the Mediterranean Sea revealed by stunted growth in the planktic foraminifera Orbulina universa (early Messinian, Crete, Greece). International Journal of Earth Sciences 104 (1), S. 263 - 276 (2015) DOI: 10.1007/s00531-014-1076-8  

Brasier, A. T., Rogerson, M. R., Mercedes-Martin, R., Vonhof, H. B., & Reijmer, J. J. G.: A Test of the Biogenicity Criteria Established for Microfossils and Stromatolites on Quaternary Tufa and Speleothem Materials Formed in the "Twilight Zone'' at Caerwys, UK. Astrobiology, 15(10), S. 883-900 (2015) DOI: 10.1089/ast.2015.1293  

Day, T. W.; Weldert, K. S.; Zeier, W. G.; Chen, B.-R.; Moffitt, S. L.; Weis, U.; Jochum, K. P.; Panthöfer, M.; Bedzyk, M. J.; Snyder, G. J.; Tremel, W.: Influence of Compensating Defect Formation on the Doping Efficiency and Thermoelectric Properties of Cu2-ySe1–xBrx. Chemistry of Materials 27 (20), S. 7018 - 7027 (2015) DOI: 10.1021/acs.chemmater.5b02405  

Gurenko, A. A., Bindeman, I. N., & Sigurdsson, I. A.:  To the origin of Icelandic rhyolites: insights from partially melted leucocratic xenoliths. Contributions to Mineralogy and Petrology, 169(5): 49 (2015) DOI: 10.1007/s00410-015-1145-4    

Hain, M. P., Sigman, D. M., Higgins, J. A., & Haug, G. H.: The effects of secular calcium and magnesium concentration changes on the thermodynamics of seawater acid/base chemistry: Implications for Eocene and Cretaceous ocean carbon chemistry and buffering. Global biogeochemical cycles, 29(5), S. 517-533 (2015) DOI: 10.1002/2014GB004986  

Kowal-Linka, M.; Jochum, K. P.: Variability of trace element uptake in marine reptile bones from three Triassic sites (S Poland): Influence of diagenetic processes on the host rock and significance of the applied methodology. Chemical Geology 397, S. 1 - 13 (2015) DOI: 10.1016/j.chemgeo.2015.01.007

Labuhn, I., Genty, D., Vonhof, H., Bourdin, C., Blamart, D., Douville, E., Ruan, J., Cheng, H., Edwards, R. L., Pons-Branchu, E., & Pierre, M.: A high-resolution fluid inclusion δ18O record from a stalagmite in SW France: modern calibration and comparison with multiple proxies. Quaternary Science Reviews, 110, S. 152-165 (2015) DOI: 10.1016/j.quascirev.2014.12.021

Macholdt, D. S.; Jochum, K. P.; Pöhlker, C.; Arangio, A.; Förster, J.-D.; Stoll, B.; Weis, U.; Weber, B.; Müller, M.; Kappl, M.; Shiraiwa, M.; Kilcoyne, A. L. D.; Weigand, M.; Scholz, D.; Haug, G. H.; Al-Amri, A.; Andreae, M. O.: Microanalytical methods for in-situ high-resolution analysis of rock varnish at the micrometer to nanometer scale. Chemical Geology 411, S. 57 - 68 (2015) DOI: 10.1016/j.chemgeo.2015.06.023  

Mojtahid, M., Manceau, R., Schiebel, R., Hennekam, R., & de Lange, G. J.: Thirteen thousand years of southeastern Mediterranean climate variability inferred from an integrative planktic foraminiferal-based approach. Paleoceanography, 30(4), S. 402-422 (2015) DOI: 10.1002/2014PA002705  

Ren, H., Studer, A. S., Serno, S., Sigman, D. M., Winckler, G., Anderson, R. F., Oleynik, S., Gersonde, R., & Haug, G. H.: Glacial-to-interglacial changes in nitrate supply and consumption in the subarctic North Pacific from microfossil-bound N isotopes at two trophic levels. Paleoceanography, 30(9), S. 1217-1232 (2015) DOI: 10.1002/2014PA002765  

Ridley, H. E., Asmerom, Y., Baldini, J. U. L., Breitenbach, S. F. M., Aquino, V. V., Prufer, K. M., Culleton, B., Polyak, V., Lechleitner, F. A., Kennett, D. J., Zhang, M., Marwan, N., Macpherson, C. G., Baldini, L. M., Xiao, T., Peterkin, J. L., Awe, J., & Haug, G. H.: Aerosol forcing of the position of the intertropical convergence zone since AD 1550. Nature Geoscience, 8(3), S. 195-200 (2015) DOI: 10.1038/NGEO2353  

Serno, S., Winckler, G., Anderson, R. F., Maier, E., Ren, H., Gersonde, R., & Haug, G. H.: Comparing dust flux records from the Subarctic North Pacific and Greenland: Implications for atmospheric transport to Greenland and for the application of dust as a chronostratigraphic tool. Paleoceanography, 30(6), S. 583-600 (2015) DOI: 10.1002/2014PA002748  

Studer, A. S., Sigman, D. M., Martinez-Garcia, A., Benz, V., Winckler, G., Kuhn, G., Esper, O., Lamy, F., Jaccard, S. L., Wacker, L., Oleynik, S., Gersonde, R., & Haug, G. H.: Antarctic Zone nutrient conditions during the last two glacial cycles. Paleoceanography, 30(7), S. 845-862 (2015) DOI: 10.1002/2014PA002745  

Torfstein, A., Goldstein, S. L., Kushnir, Y., Enzel, Y., Haug, G., & Stein, M.: Dead Sea drawdown and monsoonal impacts in the Levant during the last interglacial. Earth and Planetary Science Letters, 412, S. 235-244 (2015) DOI: 10.1016/j.epsl.2014.12.013  

Torfstein, A., Goldstein, S. L., Kushnir, Y., Enzel, Y., Haug, G., & Stein, M.: Response to comment on: "Dead Sea drawdown and monsoonal impacts in the Levant during the last interglacial" [EPSL, 412, 235-244, 2015]. Earth and Planetary Science Letters, 427, S. 306-308 (2015) DOI: 10.1016/j.epsl.2015.07.014  

Weis, U.; Schwager, B.; Nohl, U.; Otter, L. M.; Stoll, B.; Karlowski, P.; Jochum, K. P.: Geostandards and Geoanalytical Research Bibliographic Review 2014. Geostandards and Geoanalytical Research 39 (4), S. 497 - 500 (2015) DOI: 10.1111/j.1751-908X.2015.00395.x  

Winter, A., Zanchettin, D., Miller, T., Kushnir, Y., Black, D., Lohmann, G., Burnett, A., Haug, G. H., Estrella-Martinez, J., Breitenbach, S. F., M., Beaufort, L., Rubino, A., & Cheng, H.: Persistent drying in the tropics linked to natural forcing. Nature Communications, 6: 7627 (2015) DOI: 10.1038/ncomms8627  

Wohlgemuth-Ueberwasser, C. C.; Jochum, K. P.: Capability of fs-LA-ICP-MS for sulfide analysis in comparison to ns-LA-ICP-MS: reduction of laser induced matrix effects? Journal of Analytical Atomic Spectrometry 30 (12), S. 2469 - 2480 (2015) DOI: 10.1039/c5ja00251f

Xie, R. C.; Galer, S. J. G.; Abouchami, W.; Rijkenberg, M. J. A.; De Jong, J.; de Baar, H. J. W.; Andreae, M. O.: The cadmium-phosphate relationship in the western South Atlantic - The importance of mode and intermediate waters on the global systematics. Marine Chemistry 177, S. 110 - 123 (2015) DOI: 10.1016/j.marchem.2015.06.011  

Yang, Q.; Scholz, D.; Jochum, K. P.; Hoffmann, D. L.; Stoll, B.; Weis, U.; Schwager, B.; Andreae, M. O.: Lead isotope variability in speleothems-A promising new proxy for hydrological change? First results from a stalagmite from western Germany. Chemical Geology 396, S. 143 - 151 (2015) DOI: 10.1016/j.chemgeo.2014.12.028  

Book Chapters

Budsky, A., Scholz, D., Gibert, L., & Mertz-Kraus, R.: 230Th/U dating of the Cueva Victoria flowstone sequence: Preliminary results and paleoclimate implications. In Geology and Paleontology of Cueva Victoria 11-13. L. Gibert & C. Ferràndez-Canadell (Eds.) (pp. 101-109). Cartagena: Ayuntamiento de Cartagena (2015)  


Schiebel, R.; Hemleben, C.: Planktic Foraminifers in the Modern Ocean. Springer, Berlin [u.a.] (2017) DOI: 10.1007/978-3-662-50297-6?nosfx=y  

Doctoral Thesis

Hasenfratz, A. P; Paleoceanographic evolution of the Atlantic Southern Ocean since the Mid-Pleistocene limate transition. Dissertation 24255. ETH Zurich (2017)