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

Fletcher WJ, Zielhofer C, Mischke S, Bryant C, Xu X, Fink D: AMS radiocarbon dating of pollen concentrates in a karstic lake system.

Fitzsimmons K, Sprafke T, Zielhofer C, Guenter C, Deom JM, Sala R, Iovita R: Loess ac-cumulation in the Tian Shan piedmont: implications for palaeoenvironmental change in arid Central Asia.

Doerschner N, Fitzsimmons KE, Ditchfield P, Zielhofer C, McLaren S, Steele TE, McPherron S, Bouzouggar A, Hublin JJ: New luminescence dating chronology for the archaeological site of Rhafas, Morocco, spanning the North African Middle Stone Age through to the Neolithic.


Zielhofer, C., Fletcher, W.J., 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., 2017. Atlantic forcing of Western Mediterranean winter rain minima during the last 12,000 years. Quaternary Science Reviews 157, 29-51.


del Olmo FD, Faust D, Zielhofer C, Catto N 2016. Progress in Quaternary archive studies of the Iberian Peninsula. Quaternary International 407, Part A, 1

Ließ M, Schmidt J, Glaser B 2016. Improving the Spatial Prediction of Soil Organic Carbon Stocks in a Complex Tropical Mountain Landscape by Methodological Specifications in Machine Learning Approaches. PLOS ONE

Faust D, Zöller L, Suchodoletz H von 2016. Comment on: “Palaeoclimatic considerations of talus flatirons and aeolian deposits inNorthern Fuerteventura volcanic island (Canary Islands, Spain)” by Gutiérrez-Elorza M, Lucha P, Gracia F-J, Desir G, Marin C, Petit-Maire N. (2013). Geomorphology 197.

Suchodoletz H von, Gärtner A, Hoth S, Umlauft J, Sukhishvili L, Faust D 2016. Late Pleistocene river migrations in response to thrust belt advance and sediment-flux steering – the Kura River (southern Caucasus). Geomorphology 266


Benito G, Macklin MG, Zielhofer C, Jones A, Machado MJ 2015. Holocene flooding and climate change in the Mediterranean. Catena 130, 13-33.

Suchodoletz H von, Menz M, Kühn P, Sukhishvili L, Faust D 2015. Fluvial sediments of the Algeti River in southeastern Georgia – an archive of Late Quaternary landscape activity and stability in the Transcaucasian region. Catena 130, 95-107.

Tolksdorf J F, Elburg R, Schröder F, Knapp H., Herbig Ch, Westphal Th, Schneider B , Fülling, A, Hemker Ch 2015. Forest exploitation for charcoal production and timber since the 12th century in an intact medieval mining site in the Niederpöbel Valley (Erzgebirge, Eastern Germany), Journal of Archaeological Science: Reports 487-500.

Opel Th, Ulrich M 2015. Permafrostdegradation in Sibirien – Sozio-öknomische Aspekte, Wissenschaftliche Auswertungen In: Warnsignal Klima: Das Eis der Erde, Hamburg & GEO Das Reportage Magazin, Hamburg, 261-270

Benito G, Macklin M, Panin A, Rossato S, Fontana A, Jones A, Machado M, Matlakhova E, Mozzi P, Zielhofer, C 2015. Recurring flood distribution patterns related to short-term Holocene climatic variability, Scientific Reports 8

Faust D, Yanes Y, Willkommen T, Richter D, Suchodoletz H von, Zöller L 2015. Late Pleistocene Dune-Paleosol-Sequences in Fuerteventura (Canary Islands). Geomorphology 246, 290 (2015).



Zielhofer C, Leitholdt E, Werther L, Stele A, Bussmann J, Linzen S, Schneider M, Meyer C, Berg-Hobohm S, Ettel P, 2014. Charlemagne’s Summit Canal: An Early Medieval Hydro-Engineering Project for Passing the Central European Watershed. PLOS ONE 9(9): e108194. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0108194 (20 pages)

Huang X, Oberhänsli H, Suchodoletz H von, Prasad S, Sorrel P, Plessen B, Mathis M, Usubaliev R (accepted). Hydrological changes in western Central Asia (Kyrgyzstan) during the Holocene: Results of a paleolimnological study from Son Kul. Quaternary Science Reviews 103, 134-152.

Lauer T, Suchodoletz H von, Vollmann H, Meszner S, Frechen M, Tinapp C, Goldmann L, Müller S, Zielhofer C 2014. Landscape aridification in Central Germany during the late Weichselian Pleniglacial – results from the Zauschwitz loess site in western Saxony. Zeitschrift für Geomorphologie N.F. Suppl. 1, 58, 27-50.

Bussmann J, Härtling JW, Zielhofer C, Stele A, Fuchs MC 2014. Holocene Sediment Dynamics at a Roman Battle Field near Osnabrueck (NW-Germany). Zeitschrift für Geomorphologie N.F. Suppl. 1, 58, 97-117.

Leitholdt, E, Krüger, A, Zielhofer, C 2014. The medieval Peat Layer of the Fossa Carolina – Evidence for bridging the Central European Watershed or climate control? Zeitschrift für Geomorphologie N.F. Suppl. 1, 58, 189-209.

Ulrich M, Grosse G, Strauss J, Schirrmeister L 2014. Quantifying wedge-ice volumes in Yedoma and thermokarst-basin deposits. Permafrost and Periglacial Processes 25, 151-161.


Fletcher W, Zielhofer C 2013. Fragility of Western Mediterranean landscapes during Holocene Rapid Climate Changes. Catena 103, 16-29.

Strauss J, Schirrmeister L, Grosse G, Wetterich S, Ulrich M, Herzschuh U, Hubberten H-W, 2013: The deep permafrost carbon pool of the Yedoma region in Siberia and Alaska. Geophysical Research Letters 40, 1-6.

Suchodoletz H von, Glaser B, Thrippleton T, Broder T, Zang U, Eigenmann R, Kopp B, Reichert M, Zöller L. 2013: The influence of Saharan dust deposits on La Palma soil properties (Canary Islands, Spain). Catena 103, 44-52.

Francus P, Suchodoletz H von, Dietze M, Donner R, Bouchard F, Roy AJ, Fagot M, Verschuren D, Kröpelin S. 2013. Warved sediments of Lake Yoa (Ounianga Kebir, Chad) reveal progressive drying of the Sahara during the last 6.100 years. Sedimentology 60, 911-934.

Tinapp C, Schneider B, Stäuble H 2013. Geochemical analysis of the sediments in and arond an Early Neolithic well near Brodau, Germany. Archaeometry 55, 533-544.

Fletcher W, Faust D, Zielhofer C 2013. Fragile Landscape Systems. Catena 103, 1-2.

Faust D, Zielhofer C 2013: Terrestrial Archives in the Mediterranean. Quaternary International 302, 1-2.

Guhl A, Bertran P, Zielhofer C, Fitzsimmons K 2013. Optically stimulated luminescence (OSL) dating of sand-filled wedge structures and their alluvial host sediment from Jonzac, Southwest France. Boreas 42, 317-332.

Zielhofer C, Weninger B 2013. Comment on: “Holocene climate variability in the Levant from the Dead Sea pollen record” by Litt, T., Ohlwein, C., Neumann, F.H., Hense, A., Stein, M. [Quat. Sci. Rev. 49 (2012) 95–105]. Quaternary Science Reviews. Quaternary Science Reviews 59, 112.

Morgenstern A, Ulrich M, Günther F, Roessler S, Fedorova IV, Rudaya NA, Wetterich S, Boike J, Schirrmeister L, 2013: Evolution of thermokarst in East Siberian ice-rich permafrost: A case study. Geomorphology 201, 363-379


Lauer T, Krbetschek M, Mauz B, Frechen M 2012. Yellow stimulated luminescence from potassium feldspar: observations on its suitability for dating. Radiation Measurements 47, 974-980.

Zielhofer C, Clare L, Rollefson G, Wächter S, Hoffmeister D, Bareth G, Roettig C, Bullmann H, Schneider B, Berke H, Weninger B.  2012. The decline of the early Neolithic population centre of ‘Ain Ghazal and corresponding earth surface processes, Jordan Rift Valley. Quaternary Research 78, 427-441.

Pestryakova LA, Herzschuh U, Wetterich S, Ulrich M.  2012. Present-day variability and Holocene dynamics of permafrost-affected lakes in central Yakutia (Eastern Siberia) inferred from diatom records Original Research Article. Quaternary Science Reviews 51, 56-70.

Suchodoletz H von, Blanchard H, Hilgers A, Radtke U, Fuchs M, Dietze M, Zöller, L.  2012. TL and ESR-dating of Middle Pleistocene lava flows on Lanzarote island, Canary Islands (Spain). Quaternary Geochronology 9, 54-64.

Leitholdt E, Zielhofer C, Berg-Hobohm S, Schnabl K, Kopecky-Hermanns B, Bussmann J, Härtling JW, Reicherter K, Unger K. 2012. Fossa Carolina: The First Attempt to Bridge the Central European Watershed – A Review, New Findings, and Geoarchaeological Challenges. Geoarchaeology 27, 88–104.

Cordier S, Lauer T, Harmand D, Frechen M, Brkojewitch G. 2012. Fluvial response to climatic and anthropogenic forcing in the Moselle drainage basin (NE France) during historical periods: evidence from OSL dating. Earth Surface Processes and Landforms 37, 1167–1175.

Cordier S, Harmand D, Lauer T, Voinchet P, Bahain J-J, Frechen M. 2012. Geochronological reconstruction of the Pleistocene evolution of the Sarre valley (France and Germany) using OSL and ESR dating techniques. Geomorphology 165-166, 91-106.

Kreutzer S, Lauer T, Krbetschek M, Meszner S, Faust D, Fuchs M. Luminescence dating on a quaternary profile in Saxony-Anhalt – a preliminary dating study. Zeitschrift für Geomorphologie (available online).


Lauer T, Bonn R, Frechen M, Fuchs MC, Trier M, Tsukamoto S. 2011. Geoarchaeological studies on Roman time harbour sediments in Cologne – Comparison of different OSL dating techniques. Geochronometria 38, 341-349.

Lüthgens C, Böse M, Lauer T, Krbetschek M, Strahl J. 2011 . Timing of the last interglacial in Northern Europe derived from Optically Stimulated Luminescence (OSL) dating of a terrestrial Saalian-Eemian-Weichselian sedimentary sequence in NE Germany. Quaternary International 241, 79-96 (available online).

Huang X, Oberhänsli H, Suchodoletz H von, Sorrel P. 2011. Dust deposition in the Aral Sea: implications for changes in atmospheric circulation in central Asia during the past 2000 years. Quaternary Science Reviews 30, 3661-3674.

Lauer T, Frechen M, Klostermann J, Krbetschek MR, Schollmayer G, Tsukamoto S. 2011. Luminescence dating of Last Glacial and Early Holocene fluvial deposits from the Lower Rhine – Methodological aspects and chronological framework. Zeitschrift der Deutschen Gesellschaft für Geowissenschaften 162, 47-61.

Lauer T, Krbetschek MR, Frechen M, Tsukamoto S, Hoselmann C, Weidenfeller M. 2011. Infrared Radiofluorescence (IR-RF) dating of Middle Pleistocene fluvial archives of the Heidelberg Basin (Southwest Germany). Geochronometria 38, 23-33.


Ibouhouten H, Zielhofer C, Mahjoubi R, Kamel S, Linstädter J, Mikdad A, Bussmann J, Werner P, Fenech K. 2010. Archives alluviales holocènes et occupation humaine en Basse Moulouya (Maroc nord-oriental). Géomorphologie: relief, processus, environnement 16, 41-56.

Kaiser K, Lai Z, Schneider B, Junge F. 2010. Late Pleistocene genesis of the middle Yarlung Zhangbo Valley, southern Tibet (China), as deduced by sedimentological and luminiscence data. Quaternary Geochronology 5, 200-204.

Kujau A, Nürnberg D, Zielhofer C, Bahr A, Röhl U. 2010: The terrigenous Mississippi River discharge into the northeastern Gulf of Mexico over the last ~560,000 years – indications from X-ray fluorescence core-scanning data. Palaeogeography, Palaeoecology, Palaeoclimatology 298, 311-318.

Lauer T, Frechen M, Hoselmann C, Tsukamoto S. 2010. Fluvial aggradation phases in the Upper Rhine Graben – New insights by quartz OSL dating. Proceedings of Geologists´ Association 121, 154-161.

Linstädter A, Zielhofer C. 2010. Regional fire history shows abrupt responses of Mediterranean ecosystems to centennial-scale climate change (Olae-Pistacia woodlands, NE Morocco). Journal of Arid Environments 74, 101-110.

Lorz C., Eissner C, Lethmathe J, Schneider B. 2010. Spatial and temporal small-scale variability of nitrogen mobilization in a forest ecosystem with high N deposition in NW-Germany. Environmental Pollution 158, 424-439.

Suchodoletz H von, Oberhänsli H, Faust D, Fuchs M, Blanchet C, Goldhammer T, Zöller L. 2010. The evolution of Saharan dust input on Lanzarote (Canary Islands) – influenced by human activity in the Northwest Sahara during the Early Holocene? The Holocene 20, 1-11.

Suchodoletz H von, Oberhänsli H, Hambach U, Zöller L, Fuchs M, Faust D. 2010. Soil moisture fluctuations recorded in Saharan dust deposits on Lanzarote (Canary Islands) over the last 180 ka. Quaternary Science Reviews 29, 2173-2184.

Zielhofer C, Bussmann J, Ibouhouten H, Fenech K. 2010. Flood frequencies reveal Holocene Rapid Climate Changes (Lower Moulouya River, NE Morocco). Journal of Quaternary Science 25, 700-714.


Kaiser K, Lai Z., Schneider B, Reudenbach C, Miehe G, Brückner H. 2009. Stratigraphy and paleoenvironmental implications of Pleistocene and Holocene aeolian sediments in the Lhasa area, southern Tibet (China). Palaeogeography, Palaeoclimatology, Palaeoecology 271, 329-342.

Kaiser K, Lai Z, Schneider B, Schoch WH, Shen X, Miehe G, Brückner H. 2009. Sediment sequences and paleosols in the Kyichu Valley, southern Tibet (China), indicating Late Quaternary environmental changes. Island Arc 18, 404-427.

Suchodoletz H von, Faust D, Zöller L. 2009. Geomorphological investigations of sediment traps on Lanzarote (Canary Islands) as a key for the interpretation of a palaeoclimate archive off NW Africa. Quaternary International 196, 44-56.

Suchodoletz H von, Kühn P, Hambach U, Dietze M, Zöller L, Faust D. 2009. Loess-like and palaeosol sediments from Lanzarote (Canary Islands/Spain) – indicators of palaeoenvironmental change during the Late Quaternary. Palaeogeography, Palaeoclimatology, Palaeoecology 278, 71-87.

Zielhofer C. 2009. The protection potential of soils and post-Jurassic covers against nitrate pollution in the Southern Franconian Jura, Germany. Zeitschrift für Geomorphologie N.F. 53, 371-386.

Zielhofer C, Recio Espejo JM, Nunez Granadoz MA, Faust D. 2009. Durations of soil formation and soil development indices in a Holocene Mediterranean floodplain. Quaternary International 209, 44-65.


Faust D, Zielhofer C. 2008. The last 15 ka of environmental change in Mediterranean regions: Interpreting different archives. Quaternary International 181, 1-3.

Kröpelin S, Verschuren D, Lézine AM, Eggermont H, Cocquyt C, Francus P, Cazet JP, Fagot M, Rumes B, Russell JM, Darius F, Conley DJ, Schuster M, Suchodoletz H von, Engstrom DR. 2008. Climate-driven ecosystem succession in the Sahara: the last 6000 years. Science 320, 765-768.

Moldenhauer KM, Zielhofer C, Faust D. 2008. Heavy metals in alluvial soils as indicators for sediment provenance in a semiarid catchment. Quaternary International, 189, 129-134.

Recio Espejo JM, Nunez Granadoz MA, Zielhofer C, Faust D. 2008. Degradation of Mediterranean argillic horizons by ascending capillary of carbonates (Andalusia, Spain). Soil Science 173, 350-358.

Suchodoletz H von, Fuchs M, Zöller L. 2008. Dating Saharan dust deposits at Lanzarote (Canary Islands) by luminescence dating techniques and their implication for paleoclimate reconstruction of NW Africa. Geochemistry, Geophysics, and Geosystems 9, doi: 10.1029/2007GC001658

Zielhofer C, Faust D. 2008. Mid- and Late Holocene fluvial chronology of Tunisia. Quaternary Science Reviews 27, 580-588.

Zielhofer C, Faust D, Linstädter J. 2008. Late Pleistocene and Holocene fluvial records in the Western Mediterranean: hydroclimatical changes and past human response. Quaternary International 181, 39-54.


Zielhofer C, Linstädter J. 2006. Short-term mid-Holocene climatic deterioration in the West Mediterranean region – climatic impact on Neolithic settlement pattern? Zeitschrift für Geomorphologie N.F. Suppl. 142, 1-17.


Zielhofer C. 2005. Hydrographical and hydrochemical characteristics of karst water components (southern Franconian Jura) – a contribution to fresh water protection and karst morphogenesis. Zeitschrift für Geomorphologie N.F. Suppl. 136, 113-134.


Faust D, Zielhofer C, Baena R, Diaz del Olmo F. 2004. High resolution fluvial record of late Holocene geomorphic changes in Northern Tunisia: Climatic or human impact? Quaternary Science Reviews 23: 1757-1775.

Zielhofer C, Faust D, Baena R, Diaz del Olmo F, Kadereit A, Moldenhauer KM, Porras A. 2004. Centennial-scale late Pleistocene to mid-Holocene synthetic profile of the Medjerda floodplain (Northern Tunisia). The Holocene 14, 951-861.

Zöller L, Suchodoletz H von, Blanchard H, Faust D, Hambach U. 2004. Reply to the comment by JC Carracedo et al. on ‘Geoarchaeological and chronometrical evidence…’. Quaternary Science Reviews 23, 2049-2052.


Zöller L, Suchodoletz H von, Küster N. 2003. Geoarchaeological and Chronometrical Evidence of Early Human Occupation on Lanzarote (Canary Islands). Quaternary Science Reviews 22, 1299-1307.


Faust D, Zielhofer C. 2002. Reconstruction of the Holocene water level amplitude of Oued Medjerda as an indicator for changes of the environmental conditions in Northern Tunisia. Zeitschrift für Geomorphologie N.F. Suppl. 128: 161-175.

Zielhofer C, Faust D, Diaz del Olmo F, Baena R. 2002. Sedimentation and soil formation phases in the Ghardimaou Basin (northern Tunisia) during the Holocene. Quaternary International 93-94: 109-127.



Zielhofer C, Heinrich J, Lauer T, Suchodoletz H von. (Eds.), accepted: Geomorphological Systems and Climatic Signals. Zeitschrift für Geomorphologie N.F. Suppl.

Faust D, Fletcher W, Zielhofer C. (Eds.), accepted: Climatic signals in terrestrial archives of the Mediterranean. Quaternary International.

in press

Fletcher W, Faust D, Zielhofer C. (Eds.), in press: Long-term degradation of fragile landscape systems. Catena.


Faust D, Zielhofer C. (Eds.) 2008. The last 15000 years of environmental change in Mediterranean regions – interpreting different archives. Quaternary International 181, 138 p.

Zeitschriften- und Buchbeiträge (Auswahl)

in press

Zielhofer C, Leitholdt E, in press. Zeitliche Rekonstruktion der mittelalterlichen Weiherphasen im zentralen Grabenbereich der Fossa Carolina. RGZM-Tagungsband.


Kinne A, Schneider B, Stäuble H, Tinapp C.  2012. Ein zweiter Schnitt durch Kyhna. Untersuchungen an der vierfachen Kreisgrabenanlage. Arbeits- und Forschungsberichte zur sächsischen Bodendenkmalpflege Beiheft 24, 4-10.


Härtling J W, Lechner A, Zielhofer C. 2011. Klimawandel in den Polargebieten. Geographische Rundschau 63/12, 4-10.

Suchodoletz H von, Faust D, Wolf D. 2011. Investigations of the fluvial dynamics in eastern Georgia as a contribution to palaeoenvironmental research of the region. Journal of Agrarian Science 9/3, 13-17.


Tolksdorf JF, Kaiser K, Terberger T, Klasen N, Schneider B, Masberg P. 2010. Aeolian sedimentation in the Rhine and Main area from the Late Glacial until the Mid-Holocene. New evidence from the Magdalenien site of Götzenhain (Hesse, Germany). Quaternary Science Journal 59, 36–43.

Schneider B, Lorz C, Lethmathe J. 2010. Versauerung und Mobilisierungspotential von Sulfat in geschichteten Böden des nordwestlichen Teutoburger Waldes. Geo-Öko 27, 175-194.


Faust D, Fuchs M, Heckmann T, Moldenhauer KM, Schütt B, Zielhofer C. 2009. Klimawandel – Bedrohung für die Erdoberfläche. Beiträge der Geomorphologie zur Erforschung des Globalen Wandels (Denkschrift 2), pp. 3-15.

Menéndez I, Derbyshire E, Engelbrecht J, Suchodoletz H von, Zöller L, Dorta P, Carillo T, Rodríguez de Castro F. 2009. Saharan dust and the aerosols on the Canary Islands: past and present. in: Cheng M, Liu W. (Eds.): Airborne particulates, Novapublishers: Hauppauge NY, pp. 39-80.

Weninger B, Clare L, Rohling E, Bar-Yosef O, Böhner U, Budja M, Bundschuh M, Feurdean A, Gebel HG, Hilpert J, Jöris O, Linstädter J, Mayewski P, Mühlenbruch T, Reingruber A, Rollefson G, Schyle D, Thissen L, Todorova H, Zielhofer C. 2009. The Impact of Rapid Climate Change on Prehistoric Societies during the Holocene in the Eastern Mediterranean. Documenta Praehistorica Ljubljana 36, 7-59.


Zielhofer C. 2007. Climate Change and landscape-ecological effects in the Western Mediterranean – future, present and learning from the past. Europa Regional 15 (2/2007), 110-118.

Schmidt ED, Lauer T, Bibus E, 2007. Die Bedeutung des oberflächennahen Untergrundes für Boden und Relief an der Bauland-Odenwald-Grenze. Mitteilungen der Deutschen Bodenkundlichen Gesellschaft 110, 535-536.


Zielhofer C. 2006. Die römische Landnutzung und deren Einfluss auf die antike Umwelt in Nordtunesien. Geographische Rundschau 58/4, 22-29.

Zöller L, Faust D, Suchodoletz H von. 2006. Pedostratigraphie des Quartärs auf Lanzarote. Bayreuther Geographische Arbeiten 27, 1-21.

Suchodoletz H von. 2006. Ohne Uhrenvergleich geht´s nicht. Lumineszenzdatierungen als Schlüssel zu den Klimaarchiven Lanzarotes. Bayreuther Geographische Arbeiten 27, 23-53.

Letzte Änderung: April 25, 2017