PD Dr. Christian Scheibner

Research Assistant

Tel +49 421 218 65252


2010 Habilitation thesis "Carbonate platforms during icehouse and greenhouse climates"

since 2004 University of Bremen, Assistant Professor

2003 – 2004 University of Potsdam, Post-doc research fellow

2000 – 2002 University of Bremen, Post-doc research fellow

2000 Field Assistant in the project "Devonian stratigraphy and sedimentation" in cooperation with Dr D. Blomeier from Norsk Polar Institute

2000 Ph.D. Thesis "Architecture of a carbonate platform-to-basin transition on a structural high (Campanian-Early Eocene, Eastern Desert, Egypt) - classical and modelling approaches combined

1996 – 2000 University of Bremen, Ph.D student

1992 – 1993 two terms in the School of Ocean Sciences in Bangor (Wales) in the Master Course "Marine Geotechnics" as an Erasmus student

1989 – 1996 University of Kiel/GEOMAR


Introduction to scientific working

Geological structures and maps

Basin analysis and Sequence Stratigraphy

Field excursion

Mapping course

Sedimentology field course


Recent debris-flow in Lomfjorden, NE Spitsbergen, (2004): Videoclip by H. Forke and C. Scheibner (5MB, 34 Sec) more...

Picture Gallery Svalbard 2004 more...

Picture Gallery Svalbard 2007 (Scalp4) more...

Maastrichtian and Paleocene simulation run more...


since 2010 - Platform evolution in the Paleogene of Syria, Scheibner, Cakir, Ghanem

since 2008 - Platform evolution around the Early Eocene Climatic Optimum (EECO) in a low latitude setting (Egypt) (DFG Project Ku 642/22) Höntzsch, Kuss, Scheibner, Rasser more...

since 2004 - Climatic evolution at the northern rim of Pangea (Svalbard) during Permian/Carboniferous times in Svalbard (DFG Projects SCHE 685/3-1) more...

and northern Ellesmere Island, Canada (SCHE 685/6-1) more...

2003 – 2004: Linking biocalcification to the global carbon cycle: carbonate systems during the Paleogene (DFG project MU 2367/3-3) more...

2000 – 2002: Paleoceanographic processes and crises during the late Cretaceous and early Tertiary as recorded in basin, slope and platform series (DFG Project KU 642/19) more...

1996 – 2000: PhD thesis: Architecture of a carbonate platform-to-basin transition on a structural high (Campanian-early Eocene, Eastern Desert, Egypt) classical and modelling approaches combined DFG-Graduierten Kolleg Stoff-Flüsse in marinen Geosystemen more...

1995 – 1996: Diploma thesis within the DFG project of John Reijmer (GEOMAR) The evolution of Lower Jurassic carbonate platform: Sequence stratigraphy and sedimentation patterns (Jbel Bou Dahar, High Atlas, Morocco) DFG Project RE 1051/1 more...


31. Scheibner, C., Blomeier, D., Forke, H., Gesierich, K. (2015) From terrestrial to shallow-marine depositional environments: reconstruction of the depositional environments during the Late Carboniferous transgression of the Lomfjorden Trough in NE Spitsbergen (Malte Brunfjellet Formation) Norwegian Journal of Geology Vol 95: 127-152 PDF

30. Özcan, E., Scheibner, C., Boukhalfa, K., (2014): Orthophragminids (foraminiferida) across the Paeleocene/Eocene transition from Galala, Egypt: Taxonomy and paleobiogeographic implications, Journal of Foraminiferal Research. 44: 203-229 PDF

29. Blomeier, D., Carmohn, A., Forke, H., Scheibner, C. (2013): Facies analysis and depositional environments of a storm-dominated, temperate to cold, mixed siliceous-carbonate ramp: the Permian Kapp Starostin Formation in NE Svalbard, Norwegian Journal of Geology 93: 75-93 PDF

28. Höntzsch, S., Scheibner, C., Brock, J.P., Kuss, J. (2013): Circum-Tethyan carbonate platform evolution during the Palaeogene: the Prebetic platform as test for climatically-controlled facies shifts, Turkish Journal of Geology 22: 891-918. PDF

27. Scheibner, C., Hartkopf-Fröder, C., Blomeier, D., Forke, H., (2012): The Lower Carboniferous in NE Spitsbergen and a re-evaluation of the Billefjorden Group. Z. dt. Ges. Geowiss. 163: 293-308

26. Speijer, R.P., Scheibner, C., Stassen, P., Morsi, A.M.M. (2012): Response of marine ecosystems to deep time global warming: a synthesis of biotic patterns across the Paleocene-Eocene thermal maximum. Australian Journal of Earth Sciences 105: 6-16 PDF

25. Boukhary, M., Scheibner, C. (2011): New Paleocene large cassiduline foraminifera (Cassidinidae fam.nov., Miscellanacea) from Egypt and its phylogeny. Historical Biology 23: 349-366

24. Schulte, P., Scheibner, C., Speijer, R.P. (2011): Fluvial discharge and sea-level changes controlling black shale deposition during the Paleocene-Eocene Thermal Maximum in the Dababiya Quarry Section, Egypt. Chemical Geology 285: 167-183 PDF

23. Blomeier, D., Carmohn, A., Scheibner, C., Forke, H. (2011) Environmental change in the Permian of Spitsbergen: From a warm-water carbonate platform (Templet and Sørfonna members, Gipshuken Formation) to a temperate, mixed siliciclastic-carbonate ramp (Vøringen Member, Kapp Starostin Formation). Facies 57: 493-523. PDF

22. Höntzsch, S., Scheibner, C., Guasti, E., Kuss, H.J., Marzouk, A., Rasser, M.W. (2011) Increasing restriction of the Egyptian shelf during the Early Eocene? – New insights from a southern Tethyan carbonate platform. Palaegeography, Palaeoclimatology, Palaeoecology 302: 349-366. PDF

21. Höntzsch, S., Scheibner, C., Kuss, H.J., Marzouk, A.M., Rasser, M.W. (2011) Tectonically driven carbonate ramp evolution at the southern Tethyan shelf: the Lower Eocene succession of the Galala Mountains, Egypt. Facies 57: 51-72. PDF

20. Hoentzsch, S., Scheibner, C., Marzouk, A.M., Rasser, M.W. and Kuss, H.J., (2009): Multiple Early Eocene thermal maxima at low latitude platform carbonates - The Eocene succession of the Galala Mountains, Egypt. In: E.M. Crouch, C.P. Strong and C.J. Hollis (Editors), Climatic and biotic events of the Paleogene (CBEP 2009), extended abstracts from an international conference in Wellington, New Zealand, 12-15 January 2009. GNS Science Miscellaneous Series 18, pp. 70-74.

19. Boukhary, M., Scheibner, C. (2009) On the Origin of Nummulites: Urnummulites schaubi n.gen. n.sp. from the Late Paleocene of Egypt. Micropalaeontology 55; 413-420 PDF

18. Morsi, A.M.M., Scheibner, C. (2009) Paleocene – Lower Eocene ostracods from the Southern Galala Plateau area (Eastern Desert, Egypt): impacts of tectonics and platform evolution on ostracode distribution. Revue de Micropaleontology 52: 149-192, doi:10.1016/j.revmic.2007.08.009 PDF

17. Blomeier, D., Scheibner, C., Forke, H. (2009): Facies arrangement and cyclostratigraphic architecture of a shallow-marine, warm-water carbonate platform: The Late Carboniferous Ny Friesland Platform in eastern Spitsbergen (Pyefjellet Beds, Wordiekammen Formation, Gipsdalen Group). Facies, 55: 291-324, doi:10.1007/s10347-008-0163-3 PDF

16. Scheibner, C., Speijer R.P. (2009): Recalibration of shallow-bentic zonations across the Paleocene-Eocene boundary: Evidences from Egypt, Geologica Acta, 7; 195-214. PDF

15. Scheibner, C., Speijer, R.P. (2008): Decline of coral reefs during late Paleocene to early Eocene global warming. eEarth, 3: 19-26. PDF

14. Scheibner, C., Speijer, R.P. (2008): Late Paleocene–early Eocene Tethyan carbonate platform evolution — A response to long- and short-term paleoclimatic change. Earth-Science Reviews, 90: 71-102. PDF

13. Scheibner, C., Rasser, M., Mutti, M. (2007) The Campo section (Pyrenees, Spain) revisited: Implications for changing benthic carbonate assemblages across the Paleocene-Eocene boundary, Palaeogeography, Palaeoclimatology, Palaeoecology, 248: 145-168. PDF

12. Rasser, M.W, Scheibner, C., Mutti, M. (2005) A paleoenvironmental standard section for Lower Ilerdian tropical carbonate factories (Pyrenees, Spain; Corbieres, France), Facies 51, 217-232. PDF

11. Scheibner, C. Speijer, R. P., Marzouk, A. M. (2005) Larger foraminiferal turnover during the Paleocene/Eocene thermal maximum and paleoclimatic control on the evolution of platform ecosystems, Geology 33: 493-496. PDF

10. Kuss, J., Bassiouni, A., Bauer, J., Bachmann, M., Marzouk, A., Scheibner, C., Schulze, F. (2003) Cretaceous-Paleogene sequence stratigraphy of the Levant Platform (Egypt, Sinai, Jordan), in Gili et al. North African Cretaceous Carbonate platform systems, Nato Series:171-187

9. Marzouk, A. M., Scheibner, C. (2003) Calcareous nannofossil biostratigraphy and paleobiogeography of the late Cretaceous-Paleogene of the Galala Mountains, Eastern Desert, Egypt. Courier Forschungsinstitut Senckenberg 244: 11-35

8. Scheibner, C., Kuss, J., Speijer, J.P. (2003) Stratigraphic modelling of Maastrichtian to Paleocene carbonate platform-to-basin sediments, Eastern Desert, Egypt. Palaeogeography, Palaeoclimatology, Palaeoecology, 200: 163-185 PDF

7. Scheibner, C., Reijmer, J. J. G, Marzouk, A. M., Speijer, R. P. and Kuss ,J. (2003) From platform to basin: The evolution of a Paleocene carbonate margin (Eastern Desert, Egypt). International Journal of Earth Sciences, 92:624-640 PDF

6. Scheibner, C., Marzouk, A. M., Kuss, J. (2001) Shelf architectures of an isolated Late Cretaceous carbonate platform margin, Galala Mountains (Eastern Desert, Egypt). Sedimentary Geology, 145: 23-43 PDF

5. Scheibner, C., Marzouk, A. M., Kuss, J. (2001) Maastrichtian-Early Eocene lithostratigraphy and Palaeogeography of the N Gulf of Suez Region, Egypt, Journal of African Earth Sciences, 32: 223-255 PDF

4. Scheibner, C. (2000) Sedimentary budgets and quantification in marine successions on the northern margin of the African plate (Maastrichtian-lower Eocene), Berichte aus dem Fachbereich Geowissenschaften der Universität Bremen, 160, 220-227

3. Kuss, J., Scheibner C., Gietl, R. (2000) Carbonate platform to basin transition along an Upper Cretaceous to Lower Tertiary Syrian Arc Uplift, Galala Plateaus, Eastern Desert, Egypt, GeoArabia, 5: 405-424 PDF

2. Scheibner, C., Kuss, J., Marzouk A. (2000): Slope sediments of a Paleocene ramp-to-basin transition in NE-Egypt, Interational Journal of Earth Sciences, 88:708-724 PDF

1. Scheibner, C., Reijmer, J.J.G (1999): Facies patterns within a Lower Jurassic upper slope to inner platform transect (Jbel Bou Dahar, Morocco), Facies, 41:55-80 PDF


Scheibner, C, (2009): Carbonate platforms during icehouse and greenhouse climates. 402 pp University Bremen (Habilitation thesis)

Scheibner, C. (2000): Architecture of a carbonate platform-to-basin transition on a structural high (Campanian-early Eocene, Eastern Desert, Egypt)-classical and modelling approaches combined. Berichte aus dem Fachbereich Geowissenschaften der Universität Bremen, Nr. 186 173pp. (Ph.D. thesis)

Scheibner, C. (1995): Geologische Großkartierung des mittleren Teils des Djebel Bou Dahar, Hoher Atlas (Marokko) mit Beiträge zum Übergangsbereich Hang-Innere Plattform einer Karbonatplattform und Beiträgen zur Mikrofazies. 154 pp. Christian Albrechts Universiät zu Kiel, Germany (Diploma Thesis)