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Our research activities cover a broad spectrum of clastic and carbonate marine sedimentology, where we focus on the subjects "siliciclastic shelf systems" and "ocean and climate". In addition, our work is focused on the study of coccolithophores, including work on ecology, morphometry and biometry, as well as their application for different paleoceanographic studies and paleoenvironmental reconstructions.

Last Activities
12.01.-14.02.2018 Research Cruise SO260, Argentina & Uruguay
Participants: K-H Baumann, B. Kockisch, H. Lantzsch, G. Warratz Members of our working group participated research cruise SO260. The study area is the continental slope offshore Argentina and Uruguay. Please follow the link for a ships log: Ships log SO260.

14 Dec 2017 PhD colloquium of Deborah Tangunan
Debs successfully defended her PhD thesis by a talk entitled "Late Quaternary paleoproductivity off South Africa inferred from coccolithophores"!

12 Dec 2017 Promotion colloquium of Grit Warratz
Grit successfully defended her PhD thesis by a talk entitled "The Argentine contourite depositional system - Intermediate and deep water circulation changes during the last 20 ka"!

Latest publications
• Guerreiro, C.V., Baumann, K.-H., Brummer, G.-J. A., Fischer, G., Korte, L. F., Merkel, U., Sá, C., de Stigter, H., Stuut, J.-B. (2017). Coccolithophore fluxes in the open tropical North Atlantic: influence of the Amazon river and of Saharan dust deposition. Biogeosciences Discuss.
• Henrich, R., Bach, W., Dorsten, I., Georg, F.-W., Henrich, C., Horch, U. (2017). Riffe, Vulkane, Eisenerz und Karst im Geopark Westerwald-Lahn-Taunus. Verlag Dr. Friedrich Pfeil, München, 208 pp.
• Korte, L., Brummer, G.-J., van der Does, M., Guerreiro, C.V., Hennekam, R., van Hateren, J. A., Jong, D., Munday, C. I., Schouten, S., Stuut, J-B. (2017). Downward particle fluxes of biogenic matter and Saharan dust across the equatorial North Atlantic. Atmos. Chem. Phys. 17, 1–17.
• Lantzsch, H., Hanebuth, T.J.J., Horry, J., Grave, M., Rebesco, M., Schwenk, T., 2017. Deglacial to Holocene history of ice-sheet retreat and bottom current strength on the western Barents Sea shelf. Quaternary Science Reviews 173, 40-57.
• Liu, X., Rendle-Bühring, R., Henrich, R., 2017. Geochemical composition of Tanzanian shelf sediments indicates Holocene climatic and sea-level changes. Quaternary Research 87 (3), 442-454.
• Patil, S.M., Mohan, R., Shetye, S.S., Gazi, S., Baumann, K.-H., Jafar, S. (2017). Biogeographic distribution of extant Coccolithophores in the Indian sector of the Southern Ocean. Marine Micropaleontolgy, doi: 10.1016/j.marmicro.2017.08.002
• Saavedra-Pellitero, M., Baumann, K.-H., Lamy, F., Köhler, P. (2017). Coccolithophore variability across Marine Isotope Stage 11 in the Pacific sector of the Southern Ocean and its potential impact on the carbon cycle. Paleoceanography, 32, doi:10.1002/2017PA003156.
• Saavedra-Pellitero, M., Baumann, K.-H., Ullermann, J., Lamy, F. (2017). Marine Isotope Stage 11 in the Pacific sector of the Southern Ocean; a coccolithophore perspective. Quaternary Science Reviews, 158, 1-14.
• Tangunan, D., Baumann, K.-H., Pätzold, J., Henrich, R., Kucera, M., De Pol-Holz, R., Groeneveld, J. (2017). Insolation forcing of coccolithophore productivity in the western tropical Indian Ocean over the last two glacial-interglacial cycles. Paleoceanography, 32, doi:10.1002/2017PA003102
• Warratz, G., Henrich, R., Voigt, I., Chiessi, C.M., Kuhn, G., Lantzsch, H., 2017. Deglacial changes in the strength of deep southern component water and sediment supply at the Argentine continental margin. Paleoceanography 32 (8), 796-812.

New guide book
Riffe, Vulkane, Eisenerz und Karst im Herzen des Geoparks Westerwald-Lahn-Taunus
The new geological guide book "Riffe, Vulkane, Eisenerz und Karst im Herzen des Geoparks Westerwald-Lahn-Taunus" was recently published.
Authors: Rüdiger Henrich, Wolfgang Bach, Ingo Dorsten, Friedrich-Willhelm Georg, Claudia Henrich und Uli Horch

This guide book provides a spectacular inview into the geological history of the Lahn-Dill-area and the Westerwald, both being a part of the Rhenish Slate Mountains.




British Antarctic

The Micropalaeontological

The International Nannoplankton Association

University of Bremen Research Group Sedimentology – Palaeoceanography
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