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Christoph Zielhofer

Christoph ZielhoferProf. Dr. habil. Christoph Zielhofer

Universität Leipzig
Institut für Geographie
Professur Physische Geographie
Johannisallee 19a
D–04103 Leipzig

Raum 1.02
+49 341 97 32965
+49 341 97 32799 (Fax)
+49 341 97 32790 (Sekretariat)
zielhofer@uni-leipzig.de

Schwerpunkte der Lehre

  • Klima- und Hydrogeographie
  • Geomorphologie
  • Landschaftsökologische Datenanalyse
  • Kipppunkte in Umweltsystemen
  • Umweltrisiken
  • Grenzen der Belastbarkeit von Umweltsystemen
  • Mensch-Umwelt-Interaktionen

Forschungs- und Arbeitsschwerpunkte

  • Genese von Auenlandschaften
  • Globaler Wandel in Umweltsystemen
  • Anthroposphäre
  • Umweltrisiken (Hochfluten, Dürren, Waldbrände)
  • Geoarchäologische Methodenentwicklung
  • Direct push-Anwendungen in Feuchtböden
  • Mitteleuropa, Mittelmeerraum, Eurasien, Nordafrika

Forschungsprojekte

  • Geomorphologische und ökologische Reaktionen auf rasche hydrologische Wechsel im Altasgebirge Marokkos während der letzten 30.000 Jahre (seit 2020) DFG-Projekt: ZI 721/9-3, SU 491/7-3
  • Imprints of Rapid Climate Changes and human activity on Holocene hydro-sedimentary dynamics in Central Europe (loess-covered Weiße Elster model region) (seit 2017) DFG-Projekt: SU 491/6-1, ZI 721/13-1
  • Direct push applications in wetland (geo)archaeology (2016-2022) DFG-Projekt: ZI 721/12-1, BE 5111/2-1, DI 833/19-1
  • Fossa Carolina: Bindeglied der Hafennetzwerke an Rhein und Donau. Studien zur Überwindung der Europäischen Hauptwasserscheide im Mittelalter (2012-2020) DFG-Projekt: ZI 721/10-1, ET 20/7-1
  • Detecting and understanding hydro-climatic, ecological and socio-ecological tipping points: A multi-scale study at the Moroccan desert margin (2017-2019) BMBF-Projekt: 01DH17020
  • The Standing Stone Cultures of Northwestern Arabia – From pastoral to oasis life: cultural strategies interacting with environmental shifts (2013-2015) DFG-Projekt: ZI 721/11-1, GR 1835/5-1

Curriculum vitae

seit 2010 am Leipziger Geographischen Institut

Habilitation (2008)

Habilitationsschrift: Rekonstruktion spätquartärer Umweltbedingungen in Tunesien – Alluviale Archive in einem hochsensitiven Klimagrenzraum

Promotion (2002)

Dissertationsschrift: Stofftransport, Stoffbelastung und hydrologische Funktion der postjurassischen Auflagen im Karstaquifer der Mittleren Altmühlalb

Diplom-Geograph (1997)

Diplomarbeit: Hydrologische und hydrogeologische Einflussfaktoren der Eutrophierung des Kratzmühlsees (Frankenalb) und Erarbeitung eines Sanierungskonzepts

Aktuelle Publikationen

Peer-reviewed

Stele, A., Fassbinder, J.W.E., Härtling, J.W., Bussmann, J., Zielhofer, C., in press. Genesis of magnetic anomalies and magnetic properties of archaeological sediments in floodplain wetlands of the Fossa Carolina. Archaeological Prospection

Muigg, B., Seim, A., Tegel, W., Werther, L., Herzig, F., Schmidt, J., Zielhofer, C., Land, A., Büntgen, U., 2020. 1500-years hydroclimate variability in southern Germany – Tree rings reveal dry conditions during Fossa Carolina construction in 793 CE. Quaternary Science Reviews 227, 106040

Bell, B.A., Fletcher, W.J., Cornelissen, H., Campbell, J.F.E., Ryan, P., Grant, H., Zielhofer, C., 2019. Stable carbon isotope analysis on fossil Cedrus pollen shows summer aridification in Morocco during the last 5000 years. Journal of Quaternary Science 34, 323-332.

Ulrich, M., Matthes, H., Schmidt, J., Siegert, C., Schirrmeister, L., Schneider, B., Strauss, J., Fedorov, A.N., Zielhofer, C., 2019. Holocene thermokarst dynamics in Central Yakutia – A multi-core and robust grain-size endmember modelling approach. Quaternary Science Reviews 218, 10-33.

von Suchodoletz, H., Tinapp, C., Lauer, T., Glaser, B., Stäuble, H., Kühn, P., Zielhofer, C., 2019. Distribution of Chernozems and Phaeozems in Central Germany during the Neolithic period. Quaternary International 511, 166-184.

Schmidt, J., Völlmer, J., Werther, L., Werban, U., Dietrich, P., Berg, S., Ettel, P., Linzen, S., Stele, A., Zielhofer, C., 2019. 3D modelling of Charlemagne’s summit canal (SW Germany) – merging remote sensing and geoarchaeological subsurface data. Remote Sensing 11(9): 1111, doi: 10.3390/rs11091111

Cheddadi, R., Palmisano, A., López Sáez, J.A., Nourelbait, M., Zielhofer, C., Tabel, J., Rhoujjati, A., Khater, C., Woodbridge, J., Lucarini, G., Broodbank, C., Fletcher, W., Roberts, N., 2019. Human demography changes in Morocco and environmental imprint during the Holocene. The Holocene 29, 816-829.

Bini, M., Zanchetta, G., Perșoiu, A., Cartier, R., Català, A., Cacho, I., Dean, J.R., Di Rita, F., Drysdale, R.N., Finnè, M., Isola, I., Jalali, B., Lirer, F., Magri, D., Masi, A., Marks, L., Mercuri, A.M., Peyron, O., Sadori, L., Sicre, M.A., Welc, F., Zielhofer, C., Brisset, E., 2019. The 4.2 ka BP Event in the Mediterranean Region: an overview. Climate of the Past 15, 555-577.

Zielhofer, C., Köhler, A., Mischke, S., Benkaddour, A., Mikdad, A., Fletcher, W.J., 2019. Western Mediterranean hydro-climatic consequences of Holocene ice-rafted debris (Bond) events. Climate of the Past 15, 463-475.

Köhn, D., Wilken, D., De Nil, D., Wunderlich, T., Rabbel, W., Werther, L., Schmidt, J., Zielhofer, C., Linzen, S., 2019. Comparison of time-domain SH waveform inversion strategies based on sequential low and bandpass filtered data for improved resolution in near-surface prospecting. Journal of Applied Geophysics 160, 69-83.

Bliedtner, M., Zech, R., Kuehn, P., Schneider, B., Zielhofer, C., von Suchodoletz, H., 2018. Assessing the potential of leaf wax biomarkers from fluvial sediment-paleosol sequences for paleovegetation reconstructions – the example of the upper Alazani River, southern Greater Caucasus (Georgia). Quaternary Science Reviews 196, 62-79.

Schmidt, J., Werther, L., Zielhofer, C., 2018. Shaping pre-modern digital terrain models: the former topography at Charlemagne’s canal construction site. PLOS ONE 13(7), doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0200167

von Suchodoletz, H., Gärtner, A., Zielhofer, C., Faust, D., 2018. The fluvial dynamics in the Lesser Caucasus since the Eemian interglacial. Quaternary Science Reviews 191, 189-203.

Zielhofer, C., Rabbel, W., Wunderlich, T., Vött, A., Berg, S., 2018a. Integrated geophysical and (geo)archaeological explorations in wetlands. Quaternary International 473, 1-2.

Kirchner, A., Zielhofer, C. (corresponding author), Werther, L., Schneider, M., Linzen, S., Wilken, D., Wunderlich, T., Rabbel, W., Meyer, C., Schneider, B., Berg-Hobohm, S., Ettel, P., 2018. A multidisciplinary approach in wetland (geo)archaeology: survey of the missing southern canal connection of the Fossa Carolina (SW Germany). Quaternary International 473, 3-20.

Hausmann, J., Zielhofer, C. (corresponding author), Berg-Hobohm, S., Dietrich, P., Heymann, R., Werban, U., Werther, L., 2018. Direct push sensing in wetland (geo)archaeology: High-resolution reconstruction of buried canal structures (Fossa Carolina, Germany). Quaternary International 473, 21-36.

Zielhofer, C., Wellbrock, K., al-Souliman, A.S., von Grafenstein, M., Schneider, B., Fitzsimmons, K., Stele, A., Lauer, T., von Suchodoletz, H., Al-Khilfa, H., Grottker, M., Gebel, H.G.K., 2018b. Climate forcing and shifts in water management on the Northwest Arabian Peninsula (mid-Holocene Rasif wetlands, Saudi Arabia). Quaternary International 473, 120-140.

von Suchodoletz, H., Zielhofer, C., Hoth, S., Umlauft, J., Schneider, B., Zeeden, C., Sukhishvili, L., Faust, D., 2018. North Atlantic influence on Holocene flooding in the southern Greater Caucasus. The Holocene 28, 609–620.

Fitzsimmons, K., Sprafke, T., Zielhofer, C., Guenter, C., Deom, J.M., Sala, R., Iovita, R., 2018. Loess accumulation in the Tian Shan piedmont: implications for palaeoenvironmental change in arid Central Asia. Quaternary International 469, 30-43.

Campbell, J.F.E., Fletcher, W.J., Joannin, S., Hughes, P., Rhanem, M., Zielhofer, C., 2017. Environmental drivers of Holocene forest development in the Middle Atlas, Morocco. Frontiers in Ecology and Evolution 5: 113, doi: 10.3389/fevo.2017.00113

Zielhofer, C., von Suchodoletz, H., Fletcher, W.J., Schneider, B., Dietze, E., Schlegel, M., Schepanski, K., Weninger, B., Mischke, S., Mikdad, A., 2017b. Millennial-scale fluctuations in Saharan dust supply across the decline of the African Humid Period. Quaternary Science Reviews 171, 119-135.

Ulrich, M., Wetterich, S., Rudaya, N., Frolova, L., Schmidt, J., Siegert, C., Fedorov, A.N., Zielhofer, C., 2017. Rapid thermokarst evolution during the mid-Holocene in Central Yakutia, Russia. The Holocene 27, 1899-1913.

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., Strumpler, M., Brachert, T., Mikdad, A., 2017a. Atlantic forcing of Western Mediterranean winter rain minima during the last 12,000 years. Quaternary Science Reviews 157, 29-51.

Fletcher, W.J., Zielhofer, C., Mischke, S., Bryant, C., Xu, X., Fink, D., 2017. AMS radiocarbon dating of pollen concentrates in a karstic lake system. Quaternary Geochronology 39, 112-123.

Letzte Änderung: Februar 10, 2020