Publications

Fleitmann, D., Haldon, J., Bradley, R.S., Burns, S.J., Cheng, H., Edwards, R.L., Raible, C.C., Jacobson, M., Matter, A. Droughts, societal change and a context for the emergence of Islam in late Antique Arabia. Science 376; 1317-+, 2022.

Jacobson, M.J., Pickett, J., Gascoigne, A.L., Fleitmann, D., Elton, H. Settlement, environment, and climate change in SW Anatolia: Dynamics of regional variation and the end of Antiquity. PLOS ONE, 17: e0270295. doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0270295, 2022.

Fleitmann, D., Burns, S.J., Matter, A., Cheng, H., Affolter, S. Moisture and seasonality shifts recorded in Holocene and Pleistocene speleothems from south-eastern Arabia. Geophysical Research Letters, doi: 10.1029/2021GL097255, 2022.

Nicholson, S.L., Hosfield, R., Groucutt, H.S., Pike, A.W.G., Burns, S.J., Matter, A., Fleitmann, D. A climatic evaluation of the southern dispersal route during MIS 5e. Quaternary Science Reviews 279, doi: 10.1016/j.quascirev.2022.107378, 2022.

Midgley, S.D., Fleitmann, D., Grau-Crespo, R. Bromate incorporation in calcite and aragonite. Geochemica and Cosmochimica Acta 324, 17-25, 2022.

Erkan, G., Bayari, C.S., Fleitmann, D., Cheng, H., Edwards, R.L., Ozbakir, M. Late Pleistocene-Holocene climatic implications of high-resolution stable isotope profiles of a speleothem from south-central Anatolia, Turkey. Journal of Quaternary Science, 37, 503-515, 2022.

Weissbach, T., Kluge, T., Affolter, S., Leuenberger, M. C., Vonhof, H., Riechelmann, D. F.C., Fohlmeister, J., Juhl, M.-C., Hemmer, B., Warken, S. F., Schmidt, M., Frank, N., Aeschbach, W. Constraints for precise and accurate fluid inclusion stable isotope analysis using water-vapour saturated CRDS techniques. Chemical geology, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.chemgeo.2022.121268, 2022.

Arosio, T., Affolter, S., Nicolussi, K., Sigl, M., Ziehmer-Wenz, M. M., Schlüchter, C., Schaad, E., Stähli, R., Leuenberger, M. C. Variable response in Alpine tree-ring stable isotopes following volcanic eruptions in the tropics and Iceland, Geosciences, https://doi.org/10.3390/geosciences12100371, 2022.

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, Issue 20, e2021GL094733, https://doi.org/10.1029/2021GL094733

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.

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.

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.

Ghadiri, E., Affolter, S., Brennwald, M.S., Fleitmann, D., Häuselmann, A.D., Cheng, H., Maden, C., Leuenberger, M., Kipfer, R., 2020. Estimation of temperature - altitude gradients during the Pleistocene-Holocene transition from Swiss stalagmites. Earth and Planetary Science Letters 544, 10.1016/j.epsl.2020.116387.

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.

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.

Bosomworth, M., Fleitmann, D., Rabbani, M. (2020). Palaeoclimate and Environment of the Iraqi Central Zagros. In: The Early Neolithic of the Eastern Fertile Crescent: Excavations at Bestansur and Shimshara, Iraqi Kurdistan, Eds. Matthews, R., Matthews, W., Raheem, K.R., Richardson, A., Oxbow Books, pp. 688.

Flohr, P., Matthews, R., Matthews, W., Richardson, A., Fleitmann, D. (2020). Radiocarbon dates from Sheikh-e Abad, Iraqi-Kurdistan. In: The Early Neolithic of the Eastern Fertile Crescent: Excavations at Bestansur and Shimshara, Iraqi Kurdistan, Eds. Matthews, R., Matthews, W., Raheem, K.R., Richardson, A., Oxbow Books, pp. 688.

Comas-Bru, L.. et al., (2019). Evaluating model outputs using integrated global speleothem records of climate change since the last glacial. Climate of the Past 15, 1557-1579.

Nicholson, S.L., Pike, A.W.G., Hosfield, R., Roberts, N., Sahy, D., Woodhead, J., Cheng, H., Edwards, R.L., Affolter, S., Leuenberger, M., Burns, S.J., Matter, A., Fleitmann, D. (2019). Pluvial periods in Southern Arabia over the last 1.1. million years. Quaternary Science Reviews, 229, doi.org/10.1016/j.quascirev.2019.106112.

Ljungqvist, F. Seim, A., Krusic, P.,  Gonzalez-Rouco, J, Werner, J., Cook, E., Zorita, E., Luterbacher, J., Xoplaki, E., Destouni, G., Garcia-Bustamante, E., Aguilar, C., Seftigen, K., Wang, J., Gagen, M., Esper, J., Solomina, O., Fleitmann, D., Büntgen, U. (2019). European warm-season temperature and hydroclimate since 850 CE. Environmental Research Letters, 14 (8), 084015.

Altaweel, M., Marsh, A., Jotheri, J., Hritz, C., Fleitmann, D., Rost, S., Lintner, S.F., McGuire, G., Bosomworth, M., Jacobson, M., Garzanti, E., Limonta, M., Radeff, G. (2019). New insights on the role of environmental Dynamics shaping Southern Mesopotamia: From the Pre-Ubaid to the early Islamic period. Iraq, doi: 10.1017/irq.2019.2.

Affolter, S., Häuselmann, A., Fleitmann, D., Edwards, L.R., Cheng, H., Leuenberger, M. (2019). Central Europe temperature constrained by speleothem fluid inclusion water isotopes over the past 14,000 years. Science Advances; doi:10.1126/sciadv.aav3809.

Wendt, K., Häuselmann, A.D., Fleitmann, D., Berry, A.E., Wang, X., Auler, A.S., Cheng, H., Edwards, R.L. (2019). Three-phased Heinrich Stadial 4 recorded in NE Brazil stalagmites. Earth and Planetary Science Letters, 510, 94-102.

Jones, M.D. and 23 co-authors (2019). 20,000 years of societal vulnerability and adaptation to climate change in southwest Asia. Wires Water 6.

Atsawaranunt, K. and SISAL group members (2018). The SISAL database: a global resource to document oxygen and carbon isotope records from speleothems. Earth System Science Data, 10 (3), 1687-1713.

Cremaschi, M., Esposti, M.D., Fleitmann, D., Perego, A., Sibilia, E., Zerboni, A. (2018). Late Holocene onset of intensive cultivation and introduction of the falaj irrigation system in the Salut oasis (Sultanate of Oman). Quaternary Science Reviews, 200, 123-140.

Ghadiri, E., Vogel, N., Brennwald, M.S., Maden, C., Häuselmann, A.D., Fleitmann, D., Cheng, H., Kipfer, R. (2018). Noble gas thermometry on a Swiss stalagmite grown in the Jura Mountains during the last glacial – interglacial transition. Earth and Planetary Science Letters, 495, 192-201.

Xoplaki, E., Luterbacher, J., Wagner, S., Zorita, E., Fleitmann, D., Preiser-Kapeller, J., Sargent, A.M., White, S., Toreti, A., Haldon, J.F., Morchedai, L., Bozkurt, D., Akçer-Ön, S., Izdebski, A. (2018). Modelling climate and societal resilience in the Eastern Mediterranean during the last millennium. Human Ecology, 46, 363-371, 1doi: 0.1007/s10745-018-9995-9.

Marsh, A., Fleitmann, D., Al-Manmi, D.A.M., Altaweel, M., Wengrow, D., Carter, R. (in press). Mid- to late-Holocene archaeology, environment and climate in the northeast Kurdistan region of Iraq. Holocene, doi.org/10.1177/0959683617752843. 

Flohr, P., Fleitmann, D., Zorita, E., Sadekov, A., Cheng, H., Bosomworth, M., Edwards, L., Matthews, W., Matthews, R. (2017). Late Holocene droughts in the Fertile Crescent recorded in a speleothem from northern Iraq. Geophysical Research Letters, 44, doi: 10.1002/2016GL071786.

Chamenisch, C., Keller, K.M., Salvisberg, M., Amann, B., Bauch, M., Blumer, S., Bradzil, R., Brönnimann, S., Büntgen, U., Campbell, B.M.S., Fernandez-Donado, L., Fleitmann, D., Glaser, R., Gonzalez-Rouco, F., Grosjean, M., Hoffmann, R.C., Huhtamaa, H., Joos, F., Kiss, A., Kotyza, O., Lehner, F., Luterbacher, J., Maughan, N., Neukom, R., Novy, T., Pribyl, K., Raible, C.C., Riemann, D., Schuh, M., Slavin, P., Werner, J.P., Wetter, O. (2016). The early Spörer Minimum – a period of extraordinary climate and socio-economic changes in western and central Europe. Climate of the Past, 12, 2107-2126.

Fankhauser, A., McDermott, F., Fleitmann, D. (2016). Episodic speleothem deposition tracks the terrestrial impact of millennial-scale Last Glacial climate variability in SW Ireland. Quaternary Science Reviews, 152, 104-117.

Gogou, A., Triantaphyllou, M.V., Xoplaki, E., Izdebski, A., Parinos, C., Dimiza, M., Bouloubassi, I., Luterbacher, J., Kouli, K., Martrat, B., Fleitmann, D., Rousakis, G., Kaberi, H., Athanasiou, M., Lykousis, V. (2016). Climate variability and socio-environmental changes in the northern Aegean Sea during the last 1500 years. Quaternary Science Reviews, 136, 209-228.

Flohr, P., Fleitmann, D., Matthews, R., Matthews, W., Black, S. (2016). Evidence of resilience to past climate change in Southwest Asia: Early farming communities and the 9.2 and 8.2 ka events. Quaternary Science Reviews, 136, 23-39.

Xoplaki, E., Fleitmann, D., Luterbacher, J., Wagner, S., Haldon, J.F., Zorita, E., Telelis, I., Toreti, A., Izdebski, A. (2016). The Medieval Climate Anomaly and Byzantium: A review of the evidence on climatic fluctuations, economic performance and societal change. Quaternary Science Reviews, 136, 229-252.

Affolter, S., Häuselmann, A.D., Fleitmann, D., Häuselmann, P, Leuenberger, M. (2015). Triple isotope (δD, δ17O, δ18O) study on precipitation, drip water and speleothem fluid inclusions for a central European cave (NW Switzerland). Quaternary Science Reviews, 127, 73-89.

Meckler, A.N., Affolter, S., Dublyansky, Y.V., Krüger, Y., Vogel, N., Adkins, J.F., Bernasconi, S.M., Carolin, S., Cobb, K.M., Frenz, M., Kipfer R., Leuenberger, M., Moerman, J., Spötl, C., Fleitmann, D. Glacial-interglacial temperature change in the tropical West Pacific: A comparison of stalagmite-based paleo-thermometers. Quaternary Science Reviews, 127, 90-116.

Triantaphyllou, M.V., Gogou, A., Dimiza, M.D., Kostopoulou, S., Parinos, C., Roussakis, G., Geraga, M., Bouloubassi, I., Fleitmann, D., Zervakis, V., Velaoras, D., Diamantopoulou, A., Sampatakaki, A., Lykousis, V. (2016). Holocene Climatic Optimum centennial-scale paleoceanography in the NE Aegean (Mediterranean Sea). Geo-Marine Letters, doi:10.1007/s00367-015-0426-2.

Häuselmann, A.D., Fleitmann, D., Cheng, H., Tabersky, D., Günther, D., Edwards, L.R.. (2015). Timing and nature of the penultimate deglaciation in a high alpine stalagmite from Switzerland. Quaternary Science Reviews, 126, 264-275.

Spadin, F., Marti, D., Hidalgo-Staub, R., Ricka, J., Fleitmann, D., Frenz, M. (2015). Technical Note: How accurate can stalagmite formation temperatures be determined using vapour bubble radius measurements in fluid inclusions? Climate of the Past, 10, 3689-3713.

Arz, H. W., Shumilovskikh, L.S., Wegwerth, A., Fleitmann, D., Behling, H. (2015). Environmental and climate dynamics during the last two glacial terminations and interglacials in the Black Sea/Northern Anatolian region. M. Schulz and A. Paul (eds.), Integrated Analysis of Interglacial Climate Dynamics (INTERDYNAMIC), SpringerBriefs in Earth System Sciences, DOI 10.1007/978-3-319-00693-2-20.

Manning, S.W., Höflmayer, F., Möller, N., Dee, M.W., Bronk Ramsey, C., Fleitmann, D., Higham, T., Kutschera, W., Wild, E.M. (2014). Dating the Thera (Santorini) eruption: evidence versus poor scholarship, and the end of the low chronology. Antiquity, 88, 1164-1179.

Krüger, Y., Hiltbrunner, B., Luder, A., Fleitmann, D., Frenz, M. (2014). A new heating/cooling stage designed for fluid inclusion microthermometry of large stalagmite sections. Chemical Geology, 386, 59-65.

Affolter, S., Fleitmann, D., Leuenberger, M. (2014). New-on-line method for water isotope analysis of speleothem fluid inclusions using laser absorption spectroscopy (WS-CRDS). Climate of the Past, 10, 1291-1304.

Haldon, J., Roberts, N., Izdebski, A., Fleitmann, D., Ladstätter Cassis, M., Doonan, O., Eastwood, W., Elton, H., S., McCormick, M., Manning, S., Newhard, J., Nichol, K., Telelis, I., Xoplaki, E. (2014). Byzantine Anatolia: a 'laboratory' for the study of climate impacts and socio-environmental relations in the past. Journal of Interdisciplinary History, XLV:2, 113-161.

Schumilovskikh, L.S., Fleitmann, D., Nowaczyk, N.R., Behling, H., Marret, F., Wegwerth, A., Arz, HW. (2014). Orbital and millennial-scale environmental changes between 64 and 25 ka BP recorded in Black Sea sediments. Climate of the Past, 10, 939-945.

Badertscher, S., Borsato, A., Frisia, S., Cheng, H., Edwards, R. L., Tüysüz, O., Fleitmann, D. (2014). Speleothems as sensitive recorders of volcanic eruptions – the Bronze Age Minoan eruption recorded in a stalagmite from Turkey. Earth and Planetary Science Letters, 392, 58-65.

Westermann, S., Stein, M., Matera, V., Fiet, N., Fleitmann, D., Adatte, T., Föllmi, K.B. (2013). Rapid changes in the redox conditions of the western Tethys Ocean during the early Aptian oceanic anoxic event. Geochemica et Cosmochimica Acta, 121, 467-486.

Westermann, S., Duchamp-Alphonse, S., Fiet, N., Fleitmann, D., Matera, V., Adatte, T., Föllmi, K.B. (2013). Palaeoenvironmental changes during the Valanginian: new insights from variations in phosphorus contents and bulk- and clay mineralogies in the western Tethys. Palaeogeography, Palaeoclimatology, Palaeoecology, 392, 196-208.

Schumilovskikh, L.S., Arz, H.W., Fleitmann, D., Marret, F., Nowaczyk, N., Tarasov, P., Wegwerth, A., Behling, H. (2013). and environmental changes in Northern Anatolia during the penultimate deglaciation and Eemian recorded in Black Sea sediments. Quaternary Research, 80, 349-360.

Vogel, N., Brennwald, M.S., Fleitmann, D., Wieler, R., Maden, C., Süsli, A., Kipfer, R. (2013). A combined vacuum crushing and sieving (CVCS) system designed to determine noble gas paleo-temperatures from stalagmite samples. Geochemistry, Geophysics, Geosystems, 14 (7), 2432-2444.

Rosenberg, T., Preusser, F., Risberg, J., Plikk, A., A Kadi, K., Matter, A., Fleitmann, D. (2013). Middle and Late Pleistocene humid periods recorded in palaeolake deposits of the Nafud desert, Saudi Arabia. Quaternary Science Reviews, 70, 109-123.

Shumilovskikh, L.S., Marret, F., Fleitmann, D., Arz, H.W., Nowaczyk, N., Plessen, B., Behling, H. (2013). Eemian and Holocene sea-surface conditions in the southern Black Sea: organic-walled dinoflagellate cyst record from core 22-GC3/3. Marine Micropaleontology, 101, 146-160.

Rudzka, D., McDermott, F., Jackson, A., Fleitmann, D. (2013). Inverse modeling of the 14C bomb pulse in stalagmites to constrain the dynamics of soil carbon cycling at selected European cave sites. Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta, 112, 32-51.

Van Rampelbergh, M., Fleitmann, D., Verheyden, S., Cheng, H., Edwards, L., De Geest, P., De Vleeschouwer, D., Claeys, P., Burns, S.J., Matter, A. (2013), Keppens. Mid- to late Holocene Indian Ocean monsoon variability recorde; d in four speleothems from Socotra Island, Yemen. Quaternary Science Reviews, 65, 129-142 (Among the most 25 most downloaded papers).

Vogel, N., Scheidegger, Y., Brennwald, M.S., Fleitmann, D., Figura, S., Wieler, R, Kipfer, R. (2013). Stalagmite water content as a proxy for drip water supply in tropical and subtropical areas. Climate of the Past, 9, 1-12.

Bomou, B., Adatte, T., Tantawy, A.A., Mort, H., Fleitmann, D., Huang, Y., Föllmi, K.B. (2013). The expression of the Cenomanian-Turonian oceanic anoxic event in Tibet. Palaeogeography, Palaeoclimatology, Palaeoecology, 369, 466-481.

Stein, M., Westermann, S., Adatte, T., Matera, V., Fleitmann, D., Spangenberg, J.E., Föllmi, K.B. (2012). Late Barremian-Early Aptian paleoenvironmental change: the Cassis-La Bédoule section (SE France). Cretaceous Research, 37, 209-222.

Luterbacher, J..  R. Garcia Herrera, R. Allan, Alvarez-Castro, B.G., Benito, G., Booth, J., Büntgen, U., Colombaroli, D., Davis, B., Esper, J., Felis, T., Fleitmann, D., Frank, D., Gallego, D., Gonzalez-Rouco, F.J., Goosse, H., Kiefer, T., Macklin, M.G., Montagna, P., Newman, L., Ribera, P., Roberts, N., Silenzi, S., Tinner, W., Valero-Garces, B., van der Schrier, Vanniere, B., Wanner, H., Werner, J. P., Willett, G., Xoplaki, C.S. Zerefos, E., Zorita, E. A review of 2000 years of paleoclimate evidence in the Mediterranean. In: The climate of the Mediterranean region: From the past to the Future. Ed. Lionello, P., Elsevier, Amsterdam, the Netherlands, 87-186.

Schumilovskikh, L.S., Tarasov, P., Arz, H.W., Fleitmann, D., Schlütz, F., Marret, F., Behling, H. (2012). Vegetation and environmental dynamics in the southern Black Sea region since 18 kyr BP derived from the marine core 22-GC3, Palaeogeography, Palaeoclimatology, Palaeoecology, 337-338, 177-193.

Stein, M., Arnaud-Vanneau, A., Adatte, T., Fleitmann, D., Spangenberg, J.-E., Föllmi, K.B. (2012). Paleoenvironmental and paleoecological change on the northern Tethyan carbonate platform during the Late Barremian to earliest Aptian. Sedimentology, 59, 939-963.

Föllmi, K.B., Bole, M., Jammet, N., Froidevaux, P., Godet, A., Bodin, S., Adatte, T., Matera, V., Fleitmann, D., Spangenberg, J.E. (2012). Bridging the Faraoni and Selli oceanic anoxic events: short and repetitive dys- and anaerobic episodes during the late Hauterivian to early Aptian in the central Tethys. Climate of the Past, 8, 171-189.

Rosenberg, T.M., Preusser, F., Blechschmidt, I., Fleitmann, D., Jagher, R., Matter, A. (2012). Late Pleistocene palaeolake in the interior of Oman: A potential key-area for the dispersal of anatomically modern humans out-of-Africa. Journal of Quaternary Science, 27, 13-16.

Marti, D., Krüger, Y., Fleitmann, D., Frenz, M., Ricka, J. (2012). The effect of surface tension on liquid-gas equilibria in isochoric systems and its application to fluid inclusions. Fluid Phase Equilibria, 314, 13-21.

Rosenberg, T.M., Preusser, F., Fleitmann, D., Schwalb, A., Penkman, K., Schmid, T.W., Al-Shanti, M.A., Kadi, K., Matter, A. (2011). Humid periods in southern Arabia: windows of opportunity for modern human dispersal. Geology, 39, 1115-1118.

Gertsch, B., Keller, G., Adatte, T., Garg, R., Prasad, V., Berner, Z., Fleitmann, D. (2011). Environmental effects of Deccan volcanism across the Cretaceous-Tertiary transition in Meghalaya, India. Earth and Planetary Science Letters, 310, 272-285.

Krüger, Y., Marti, D., Hidalgo, R., Fleitmann, D., Frenz, M. (2011). Liquid-vapour homogenisation of fluid inclusions in stalagmites: Evaluation of a new thermometer for paleoclimate research. Chemical Geology, 289, 39-47.

Scheidegger, Y., Brennwald, M.S., Fleitmann, D., Jeannin, P-Y., Wieler, R., Kipfer, R. (2011). Determination of Holocene cave temperatures records from Kr and Xe concentrations in stalagmite fluid inclusions. Chemical Geology, 288, 61-66.

Graham, N.E., Ammann, C.M., Fleitmann, D., Cobb, K.M., Luterbacher, J. (2011). Shifting Tropical Ocean Temperatures Drove the Medieval Climate Anomaly. Climate Dynamics, 37, 1217-1245; doi 10.1007/s00382-010-0914-z.

Göktürk, O.M., Fleitmann, D., Badertscher, S., Cheng, H., Edwards, R.L., Leuenberger, M., Fankhauser, A., Tüysüz, O., Kramers, J. (2011). Climate on the Southern Black Sea coast during the Holocene: Implications from the Sofular Cave record. Quaternary Science Reviews, 30, 2433-2445.

Rudzka, D., McDermott, F., Baldini, L.M., Fleitmann, D., Moreno, A., Stoll, H. (2011). A coupled δ13C-radiocarbon investigation of cave and soil processes recorded by three European speleothems during the Late Glacial and early Holocene. Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta, 75, 4321-4339.

Gennari, G., Rosenberg, T., Spezzaferri, S., Berger, J.-P., Fleitmann D., Preusser, F., Al-Shanti, M., Matter A. (2011). Faunal evidence of a Holocene pluvial phase in Southern Arabia with remarks on the morphological variability of Helenina anderseni. Journal of Foraminiferal Research, 41, 248-259.

Stein, M., Föllmi, K.B., Westermann, S., Godet, A., Adatte, T., Matera, V., Fleitmann, D., Berner, Z. (2011). Progressive paleoenvironmental change during the Late Barremian - Early Aptian as prelude to Oceanic Anoxic Event 1a: Evidence from the Gorgo a Cerbara section (Umbria-Marche basin, central Italy). Palaeogeography, Palaeoclimatology, Palaeoecology, 30: 396-406.

Badertscher, S., Fleitmann, D., Cheng, H., Edwards, L., Göktürk, O.M., Zumbühl, A., Leuenberger, M., Tüysüz, O. (2011). Pleistocene water intrusions from the Mediterranean and Caspian Seas into the Black Sea. Nature Geoscience, 4: 236-239.

Graham, N., Ammann, C.M., Fleitmann, D., Cobb, K.M., Luterbacher, J. (2011). Evidence for global climate reorganization during medieval times. PAGES News, 19: 9-10.

Fleitmann, D., Burns, S.J., Pekala, M., Mangini, A., Al-Subbary, A.A., Al-Aowah, M., Kramers, J, Matter A. (2011). Holocene and Pleistocene pluvial periods in Yemen, Southern Arabia. Quaternary Science Reviews, 30: 783-787; doi: 10.1026/j.quascirev.2011.01.004.

Gray, L.J., Beer, J., Geller, M., Haigh, J., Lockwood, M., Matthes, K., Cubasch, U., Fleitmann, D., Harrison, G., Hood, L., Luterbacher, J., Marsh, N., Shindell, D., van Geel, B., White, W. (2010). Solar influences on climate. Reviews of Geophysics, 48, RG4001, doi: 10.1029/2009RG000282.

Gertsch, B., Adatte, T., Keller, G., Tantawy, A.A.A.M., Z. Berner, Mort, H.P., Fleitmann, D. (2010). Middle and Late Cenomanian anoxia in shallow and deeper shelf environments of western Morocco. Sedimentology, 57, doi: 10.1111/j.1365-3091.2010.01151.x.

Djamali, M., Andrieu-Ponel, V., Ponel, P., de Beaulieu, J.L., Braconnot, P., Lézine, A.-M-. Médail, F., Akhani, H., Fleitmann, D., Fleury, J., Gasse, F., Roberts, N., Stevens, L. (2010). Indian summer monsoon variations could have affected the early Holocene woodland expansion in the Near East. Holocene, 20: 813-820.

Westermann, S., Fiet, N., Fleitmann, D., Caron, M., Matera, V., Adatte, T., Föllmi, K.B. (2010). The expression of the end-Cenomanian oceanic anoxic event (OAE 2) in the Helvetic Alps. Cretaceous Research, 31, 5, 500-514.

Scheidegger, Y., Baur, H., Brennwald, M.S., Fleitmann D., Wieler, R., Kipfer, R. (2010). Accurate analysis of noble gas concentrations in small water samples and its application to fluid inclusions in stalagmites. Chemical Geology, 272, 31-39.

Westermann, S., Föllmi, K.B., Adatte, T., Matera, V., Schnyder, J., Fleitmann, D., Fiet, N., Ploch, I., Duchamp-Alphonse, S. (2010). Does the Valanginian positive carbon-isotope excursion correspond to an undercover oceanic anoxic episode? Earth and Planetary Science Letters, 290, 118-131.

Ebert, A., Ramseyer, K., Gnos, E., Spandler, C., Fleitmann, D., Bitzios, D., Decrouez, D. (2010). Provenance of marbles from Naxos based on microstructural and geochemical characterization. Archaeometry, doi: 10.1111/j.1475-4754.2009.00477.

Fleitmann, D., Cheng, H. Badertscher, S, Göktürk, O.M., Mudelsee, M., Fankhauser, A., Pickering, R., Edwards, R.L., Matter, A., Kramers, J., Tüsyüz, O. (2009). Timing and climatic imprint of Dansgaard-Oeschger events in stalagmites from Northern Turkey, Geophysical Research Letters, doi: 10.1029/2009GL040050.

Cheng, H., Fleitmann, D., Edwards, R.L., Wang, X.F., Cruz, F.W., Auler, A.S., Mangini, A., Wang, Y.J., Burns, S.J., Matter, A. (2009). Timing and structure of the 8.2 ky event inferred from δ18O records of stalagmites from China, Oman and Brazil. Geology, 37, doi: 10.1130/G30126A.1. ( both authors have contributed equally to the paper)

Fleitmann, D. and Matter, A. (2009). The speleothem record of climate variability in Southern Arabia. Comptes Rendus Geoscience, 341, 633-642.

Keller, G., Adatte, T., Bajpai, S., Mohabey, D.M., Widdowson, M., Khosla, A., Sharma, R., Khosla, S.C., Gertsch, B., Fleitmann, D., Sahni, A. (2009). K-T transition in Deccan traps and intertrappean beds in central India marks major marine seaway across India. Earth and Planetary Science Letters, 282, 10-23.

Mudelsee, M., Scholz, D., Röthlisberger, R., Fleitmann, D., Mangini, A., Wolff, E.W. (2009): Climate spectrum estimation in the presence of timescale errors. Nonlinear Processes in Geophysics, 16 (1), 43-56.

Cheng, H., Fleitmann, D., Edwards, R.L., Burns, S.J., Matter, A. (2008). Timing of the 8.2-kyr event in a stalagmite from Northern Oman. PAGES News, 16 (3), 29-30.

Frisia, S., Badertscher, S., Borsato, A., Susini, J., Göktürk, O.M., Cheng, H., Edwards, R.L., Tüysüz, O., Fleitmann, D. (2008). The use of stalagmite geochemistry to detect past volcanic eruptions and their environmental impacts. PAGES News, 16 (3), 25-26.

Krüger, Y., Fleitmann, D., Frenz, M. (2008). Paleotemperatures from fluid inclusion liquid-vapor homogenization in speleothems. PAGES News, 16 (3), 13-14.

Fleitmann, D., Burns, S.J., Mudelsee, M., Bradley, R.S., Kramers, J., Matter, A. (2008). A widespread climatic anomaly at around 9200 years before present. Paleoceanography, 23, PA1102, doi:10.1029/2007PA001519.

Shakun, J.D., Burns, S.J., Fleitmann, D., Kramers, J., Matter, A., Al-Subary, A. (2007). A high-resolution, absolute-dated deglacial speleothem record of Indian Ocean climate from Socotra Island, Yemen. Earth and Planetary Science Letters, 259, 442-456.

Fleitmann, D., Dunbar, R.B., McCulloch, M., Mudelsee, M., Vuille, M., McClanahan, T., Cole, J.E., Eggins, S. (2007). East African soil erosion recorded in a 300 year old coral colony from Kenya. Geophysical Research Letters, 34, doi:10.1029/2006GL028525. (See also: Editor”s Choice (2007). Science, 315, 1339)

Immenhauser, A., Dublyansky, Y.V., Vewer, K., Fleitmann, D., Pashenko, S.E. (2007). Textural, elemental and isotopic characteristics of Pleistocene phreatic cave deposits (Jabal Madar, Oman): A tale from two worlds. Journal of Sedimentary Research, 77, doi: 10.2110/jsr.2007.012.

Fleitmann, D., Burns, S. J., Mangini, A., Mudelsee, M., Kramers, J., Villa, I., Neff, U., Al-Subbary, A. A., Büttner, A., Hippler, D., Matter, A. (2007). Holocene ITCZ and Indian monsoon dynamics recorded in stalagmites from Oman and Yemen (Socotra). Quaternary Science Reviews, 26, 170-188. (Among the 25 most downloaded and five most cited papers in Quaternary Science Reviews between 2007 and 2012)

Luterbacher, J., Xoplaki, E., Casty, C., Wanner, H., Pauling, A., Küttel, M., Tutishauer, T., Brönnimann, S., Fischer, E., Fleitmann, D. and 34 others. (2006). Mediterranean climate variability over the last centuries; A review. In: The Mediterranean Climate: an overview of the main characteristics and issues, Eds. Lionello, P., Malanotte-Rizzoli, P., and Boscolo, R., Elsevier, Amsterdam, the Netherlands, 27-148.

Bookhagen, B., Fleitmann, D., Nishiizumi, K., Strecker, M.R., Thiede, R.C. (2006). Holocene monsoonal dynamics and fluvial terrace formation in the northwest Himalaya, India. Geology, 34, 601-604.

Fleitmann, D., Matter, A., Pint, J. (2004). The speleothem record of climate change in Saudi Arabia. Open-File Report, SGS-OF-2004-8, Saudi Geological Survey, 40 p.

Fleitmann, D., Burns, S.J., Neff, U., Mudelsee, M., Mangini, A., Kramers, J., Matter, A. (2004). Holocene records of rainfall variation and associated ITCZ migration from stalagmites from Northern and Southern Oman. In: The Hadley Circulation: Present, Past and Future. Diaz, H.F. and Bradley, R.S. (Eds.), 259-289 (511p).

Fleitmann, D., Matter, A., Burns, S. J., Al-Subbary, A., Al-Aowah (2004). Geology and Quaternary climate history of Socotra. Fauna of Arabia, 20, 27-45.

Fleitmann, D., Burns, S. J., Neff, U., Mudelsee, M., Mangini, A., Matter, A. (2004). Paleoclimatic interpretation of high-resolution oxygen isotope profiles derived from annually laminated speleothems from Southern Oman. Quaternary Science Reviews, 23, 935-945.

Burns, S. J., Fleitmann, D., Matter, A., Kramers, J., Al-Subbary, A. A. (2003). Indian Ocean climate and an absolute chronology over Dansgaard/Oeschger events 9 to 13. Science, 301, 1365-1367. See also: Burns, S.J., Fleitmann, D., Matter, A., Kramers, J., Al-Subbary, A. A. (2004). Corrections and clarifications – Indian ocean climate and an absolute chronology over Dansgaard-Oeschger events 9 to 13, Science, 305, 1567.

Fleitmann, D., Burns, S. J., Mudelsee, M., Neff, U., Kramers, J., Mangini, A., Matter, A. (2003). Holocene forcing of the Indian monsoon recorded in a stalagmite from Southern Oman. Science, 300, 1737-1739.

Fleitmann, D., Burns, S. J., Neff, U., Mangini, A., Matter, A. (2003). Changing moisture sources over the Last 330,000 Years in Northern Oman from fluid-inclusion evidence in speleothems. Quaternary Research, 60, 223-232. (Among the 25 most downloaded papers)

Fleitmann, D., Burns, S.J., Neff, U., Al-Subbary, A.A., Al-Aowah, M.A., Matter, A., Mangini, A. (2002). Climate change in Southern Arabia: Speleothems from Yemen and Oman as archives for monsoon rainfall over the last 330,000 years. Yemeni Journal of Science, 4, 15-23.

Burns, S.J., Fleitmann, D., Mudelsee, M., Neff, U., Mangini, A., Matter, A. (2002). A 780-year annually-resolved record of Indian Ocean monsoon variation in a speleothem from south Oman. Journal of Geophysical Research-Atmospheres, 107, doi:10.1029/2001JD001281.

Fleitmann, D., Burns, S.J., Mudelsee, M., Neff, U., Kramers, J., Mangini, A., Matter, A. (2002). Holocene variability in the Indian Ocean monsoon: A stalagmite-based, high-resolution oxygen isotope record from Southern Oman. PAGES News, 10 (2), 7-8.

Constantin, S., Onac, B.P., Fleitmann, D., Tamas, T. (2001). Past vegetation changes in karst areas as revealed by a comparative isotopic study of two speleothems from Romania. World Correlation of Karst Ecosystem Newsletter, IGCP Project 448, 67-73.

Burns, S.J., Fleitmann, D., Matter, A., Neff, U., Mangini, A. (2001). Speleothem evidence from Oman for continental pluvial events during interglacial periods. Geology, 29, 623-626.

Neff, U., Burns, S.J., Mangini, A., Mudelsee, M., Fleitmann, D., Matter, A. (2001). Evidence for solar forcing of the Indian Monsoon in a high-resolution speleothem record from Oman. Nature, 411, 290-293.

 

Other publications


Büntgen U, Luterbacher J, Charpentier Ljungqvist F, Esper J, Fleitmann D, Gagen M, González-Rouco F, Wagner S, Werner J, Zorita E, Martínez-Peña F (2015) Towards a spatiotemporal expansion of temperature and hydroclimatic proxy archives. Past Global Changes Magazine 23: 34.

Luterbacher, J., McCarroll, D., Fleitmann, D., Gonzalez-Rouco, F.J., Zorita, E., Salcedo, S., Vinther, B. (2011). The first Euro/Med 2k regional workshop: Review of current knowledge, available data covering the past 2k and plans for multi-proxy integration. PAGES News, 19 (1), 9.

Fleitmann, D., Treble, P., Cruz Jr., F., Cole, J., Cobb, K. (2008). White paper on “Speleothem-based climate proxy records”. Paleoclimate Uncertainties Workshop, Trieste 2008.
(available at: www.ncdc.noaa.gov/paleo/reports/trieste2008/speleothems.pdf)

Rosenberg, T., Preusser, F., Fleitmann, D., Al-Shanti, M., Kadi, K.A., Matter, A. (2008). Palaeoclimate history of the Rub”al Khali, Saudi Arabia: Humid phases recorded in lake deposits. Annual report for Saudi Geological Survey, 21 pp.

Fleitmann, D. and Spötl, C. (2008). Editorial: Advances in speleothem research. PAGES News, 16 (3), 2.

Fleitmann, D. (2003). Forcing mechanisms of field work in Yemen (“Tales from the Field”). PAGES News 11/1, 3.

Erbacher, J., Fleitmann, D., Kitazato, H., Meyer, J., and Schmiedl, G. (1996). Piston Cores, 213. In: Hemleben, Ch., Roether, W., and Stoffers, P. (1996): Östliches Mittelmeer, Rotes Meer, Arabisches Meer, Cruise No. 31, 30 December 1994 - 22 March 1995. METEOR-Berichte, Universität Hamburg, 96-4, 282 pp.

Stoffers, P., Moammar, M., Abu-Ouf, M., Ackermand, D., Alassif, O., Al-Hazim, Y., Boldt, S., Botz, R., Eder, W., El-Garafi, A., El-Mamoney, M., Fleitmann, D., Garbe-Schönberg, D., Geiselhart, S., Goedecke, D., Hartmann, M., Klauke, S., Moussa, K., Mühlhan, N., Mühlstrasser, T., Poggenburg, J., Rehder, W., Schmidt, M., Schmitt, M., Schoeps, D., Scholten, J., Shbalaby, M., Wismann, A., and Yohannes, E. (1998). Cruise Report SONNE 121, RED SEA: Hydrography, Hydrothermalism and Paleoceanography in the Red Sea. Berichte - Reports, Geol.-Paläont. Inst. Univ. Kiel 88, 107 pp.

 

Theses


Fleitmann, D. (2001). Annual to millennial Indian Ocean monsoon variability recorded in Holocene and Pleistocene stalagmites from Oman. Dissertation, University of Bern, Switzerland, 249 p.

Fleitmann, D. (1997). Clastic input into the Red Sea and Gulf of Aden by the Arabian monsoon – Analysis of piston cores. Diploma thesis, University of Göttingen, Germany, 129 p.

Fleitmann, D. (1997). Kartierung einer salinartektonischen Struktur bei Wibbecke, GK 25: 4424 Dransfeld. Diplom Kartierung, Universität Göttingen, 68 S.