Fleitmann, D., Haldon, J., Bradley, R.S., Burns, S.J., Cheng, H., Edwards, R.L., Raible, C.C., Jacobson, M., Matter, A. (in revision). Droughts, societal change and a context for the emergence of Islam in late Antique Arabia. Science.

Fleitmann, D., Burns, S.J., Matter, A., Cheng, H., Affolter, S. (submitted). Moisture and seasonality shifts recorded in Holocene and Pleistocene speleothems from south-eastern Arabia. Geophysical Research Letters.

Midgley, S.D., Fleitmann, D., Grau-Crespo, R. (accepted pending revisions). Bromate incorporation in calcite and aragonite. Geochemica and Cosmochimica Acta.

Jacobson, M.J., Flohr, P., Gascoigne, A., Leng, M.J., Sadekov, A., Cheng, H., Edwards, R.L., Tüysüz, O., Fleitmann, D., 2021. Heterogenous late Holocene climate in the Eastern Mediterranean – The Kocain Record From SW Turkey. GeophysicalResearch Letters, 48, e2021GL094733.

Nicholson, S.L., Jacobson, M.J., Hosfield, R., Fleitmann, D., 2021. The stalagmite record of southern Arabia: Climatic Extremes, Human Evolution and Societal Development. Frontiers in Earth Science, 9:749488. doi: 10.3389/feart.2021.749488

Midgley, S.D., Di Tommaso, D., Fleitmann, D., Grau-Crespo, R., 2021. Sulfate and Molybdate Incorporation at the Calcite Water Interface: Insights from Ab Initio Molecular Dynamics. Acs Earth Space Chem 5, 2066-2073.

Nicholson, S.L., Hosfield, R., Groucutt, H.S., Pike, A.W.G., Fleitmann, D., 2021. Beyond arrows on a map: The dynamics of Homo sapiens dispersal and occupation of Arabia during Marine Isotope Stage 5. J Anthropol Archaeol 62.

Weissbach T, T. Kluge, S. Affolter, M. C. Leuenberger, H. Vonhof, D. F.C. Riechelmann, J. Fohlmeister, M.-C. Juhl, B. Hemmer, S. F. Warken, M. Schmidt, N. Frank, W. Aeschbach, “Advances in fluid inclusion isotope analysis for tracing paleotemperature changes on the (sub-)degree level”,submitted

Troch J., S. Affolter, C. Harris, S. M. Bernasconi, M. Leuenberger, “Oxygen and hydrogen isotope analysis of experimentally generated magmatic and metamorphic aqueous fluids using laser spectroscopy (WS-CRDS)”, Chemical geology, 584, 120487, 2021 (

Affolter S., M. Leuenberger, "Challenges in the direct determination of 17Oexcess in microliter amount of water extracted from speleothem fluid inclusions”, Frontiers in Earth Sciences, 9:612436, 2021 (doi: 10.3389/feart.2021.612436)

Affolter S., M. Schibig, T. Berhanu, N. Bukowiecki, M. Steinbacher, P. Nyfeler, M. Hervo, J. Lauper, M. Leuenberger, “Assessing local COcontamination revealed by two near-by high altitude records at Jungfraujoch, Switzerland”, Environmental Research Letters, 16, 044037, 2021 (

Bukowiecki N., B. Brem, G. Wehrle, G. Močnik, S. Affolter, M. Leuenberger, M. Collaud Coen, M. Hervo, U. Baltensperger, M. Gysel-Beer, “Elucidating local pollution and site representativeness at the Jungfraujoch, Switzerland through parallel aerosol measurement at an adjacent mountain ridge”, Environmental Research Communications, 3, 021001, 2021 (

Nicholson, S.L., Hosfield, R., Groucutt, H.S., Pike, A.W.G., Fleitmann, D., 2021. Beyond arrows on a map: The dynamics of Homo sapiens dispersal and occupation of Arabia during Marine Isotope Stage 5. Journal of Anthropological Archaeology, 62, doi: j.jaa2021.101269.

Affolter S., P. Steinmann, F. Aemisegger, R. Purtschert, M. Leuenberger, “Origin and percolation times of Milandre Cave drip water determined by tritium time series and beryllium-7 data from Switzerland”, Journal of Environmental Radioactivity, 222, 106346, 2020 (link)

Corrick, E.C., Drysdale, R.N., Hellstrom, J.C., Capron, E., Rasmussen, S.O., Zhang, X., Fleitmann, D., Couchoud, I., Wolff, E. (2020) Synchronous timing of abrupt climate changes during the last glacial period. Science, 369, 963-969.

Ghadiri, E., S. Affolter, M. S. Brennwald, D. Fleitmann, A. D. Häuselmann, H. Cheng, C. Maden, M. Leuenberger, R. Kipfer, “Estimation of temperature – altitude gradients during the Pleistocene–Holocene transition from Swiss stalagmites”, Earth and Planetary Science Letters, 544, 116387, 2020 (link)

Koc, K., Kosun, E., Cheng, H., Demirtas, F., Edwards, R.L., Fleitmann, D., 2020. Black carbon traces of human activities in stalagmites from Turkey. Journal of Archaeological Science 123, doi: j.jas.2020.105255.

Midgley, S.D., Taylor, J.O., Fleitmann, D., Grau-Crespo, R., 2020. Molybdenum and sulfur incorporation as oxyanion substitutional impurities in calcium carbonate minerals: A computational investigation. Chem Geol 553, doi: j.chemgeo.2020.119796.

Nicholson, S. L., A. Pike, R. Hosfield, N. Roberts, D. Sahy, J. Woodhead, H. Cheng, S. Affolter, M. Leuenberger, S. J. Burns, A. Matter, D. Fleitmann, “Pluvial periods in Southern Arabia over the last 1.1 million-years”, Quaternary Science Reviews, 229, 106112, 2020 (link)

Therre, S., Fohlmeister, J., Fleitmann, D., Matter, A., Burns, S.J., Arps, J., Schroder-Ritzrau, A., Friedrich, R., Frank, N., 2020. Climate-induced speleothem radiocarbon variability on Socotra Island from the Last Glacial Maximum to the Younger Dryas. Climate of the Past 16, 409-421.