Paleontology and Historical Geology



  • Deik, Hanaa; Reuning, Lars; Courtillat, Margot; Petrick, Benjamin; Bassetti, Maria‐Angela (2021): The sedimentary record of Quaternary glacial to interglacial sea‐level change on a subtropical carbonate ramp: Southwest Shelf of Australia. In: Sedimentology 68 (2), S. 593–608. DOI: 10.1111/sed.12793.

  • Leupold, Maike; Pfeiffer, Miriam; Watanabe, Takaaki K.; Reuning, Lars; Garbe-Schönberg, Dieter; Shen, Chuan-Chou; Brummer, Geert-Jan A. (2021): El Niño–Southern Oscillation and internal sea surface temperature variability in the tropical Indian Ocean since 1675. In: Clim. Past 17 (1), S. 151–170. DOI: 10.5194/cp-17-151-2021


  • M.Hendrizan, Ningsih N.S. , Cahyarini S.Y, Putri M. R. , Setiadi B., Anwar I. P., Utami D.A., Agusta V.C., „Centennial-Millennial Climate Variability in the Makassar Strait during Early Holocene until the End of the Last Deglaciation „ ,International Journal of Oceans and Oceanography ISSN 0973-2667 Volume 14, Number 2 (2020), pp. 197-220 © Research India Publications 


  • T. Solihuddin, Utami D.A., Salim H.L., Mustikasari E,“Reef Geomorphology and Associated Habitats of Karimunjawa Islands, Indonesia: A Spatial Approach to Improve Coastal and Small Islands Management“

    Jurnal Segara 16 (2), 93-104

  • Deik H., L. Reuning, M. Courtillat, B. Petrick, M.‐A. Bassetti (2020)“The sedimentary record of Quaternary glacial to interglacial sea‐level change on a subtropical carbonate ramp: Southwest Shelf of Australia“ ,

  • Thronberens S. , S. Back, L. Reuning, J .Bourget,“ Basin subsidence and Miocene/Pliocene sedimentary change in the Browse Basin, NW Australia“ (2020), EGU General Assembly Conference Abstracts

  • Xia Z., Horitab J., L.Reuning , M.Bialik , Z.Hua ,N.D.Waldmann ,C.Liu ,W.Li ,“Extracting Mg isotope signatures of ancient seawater from marine halite: A reconnaissance“

  • Leupold M., M. Pfeiffer, T. K.Watanabe, L.Reuning, D. Garbe-Schönberg, Ch.-Ch. Shen, G.-J. A.Brummer (2020),"ENSO and internal sea surface temperature variability in the tropical Indian Ocean since the Maunder Minimum",Climate of the Past Discussions1-32, Copernicus GmbH
  • Danise, S., G.D. Price, M. Alberti, and S.M. Holland (2020). "Isotopic evidence for partial geochemical decoupling between a Jurassic epicontinental sea and the open ocean". Gondwana Research 82: 97-107.
  • T.K.Watanabe,Tsuyoshi Watanabe,Kazuto Ohmori,Atsuko Yamazaki ,“Improving analytical method of Sr/Ca ratios in coral skeletons for paleo‐SSTreconstructions using ICP‐OES“,18 April 2020,,Associate editor: John Smol

  • Ito S,Watanabe T,Yano M,Watanabe TK,“Influence of local industrial changes on reef coral calcification“,Scientific Reports,12 May 2020, 10(1):7892

  • Samuel E.Kahng,T.K.Watanabe,Hsun-Ming Hu,Tsuyoshi Watanabe,Chuan-ChouShen,“Moderate zooxanthellate coral growth rates in the lower photic zone“,Coral Reefs(2020)

  • Smodej J., L.Lemmen, L.Reuning, T.Hiller, N.Klitzsch, S.Claes and P.A.Kukla(2020), „Nano- to Millimeter Scale Morphology of Connected and Isolated Porosity in the Permo-Triassic Khuff Formation of Oman“Geosciences,10(1), 7;


  • Alberti, M., F.T. Fürsich, and N. Andersen (2019). "First steps in reconstructing Early Jurassic sea water temperatures in the Andean Basin of northern Chile based on stable isotope analyses of oyster and brachiopod shells". Journal of Palaeogeography 8: 33.

  • Pfeiffer M. ,L. Reuning, J. Zinke,D. Garbe‐Schönberg, M. Leupold and W.C.Dullo(2019), „20th Century δ18O Seawater and Salinity Variations Reconstructed From Paired δ18O and Sr/Ca Measurements of a La Reunion Coral“First published:22 November 2019/

  • Becker S.,L.Reuning, J.E.Amthor and P.A.Kukla(2019) „Diagenetic Processes and Reservoir Heterogeneity in Salt-Encased Microbial Carbonate Reservoirs (Late Neoproterozoic, Oman)“Volume2019|Article ID5647857|19pages|

  • Watanabe T.K., T. Watanabe, A. Yamazaki, M. Pfeiffer(2019) ,"Oman corals suggest that a stronger winter shamal season caused the Akkadian Empire (Mesopotamia) collapse", Geology,

  • Ishiwa T., Y. Yokoyama, L. Reuning, C. M McHugh, D. De Vleeschouwer, S. J Gallagher(2019/12) ,"Australian Summer Monsoon variability in the past 14,000 years revealed by IODP Expedition 356 sediments" , ,Progress in Earth and Planetary Science B.6.1,17S., doi:10.1186/s40645-019-0262-5

  • Petrick B.F., L. Reuning, A. Martinez-Garcia(2019) ,"Distribution of Glycerol Dialkyl Glycerol Tetraethers (GDGTs) in Microbial Mats from Holocene and Miocene Sabkha Sediments" ,Front. Earth Science. | doi: 10.3389/feart.2019.003
  • Deik H., L. Reuning, B. Petrick and H. Takayanagi (2019). “Hardened faecal pellets as a significant component in deep water, subtropical marine environments.” The Depositional Record 5(2): 348-361.
  • Leupold, M., M. Pfeiffer, D. Garbe‐Schönberg and C. Sheppard (2019). “Reef‐scale‐dependent response of massive porites corals from the central Indian Ocean to prolonged thermal stress: evidence from coral Sr/Ca measurements.” Geochemistry, Geophysics, Geosystems 20(3): 1468-1484.
  • Watanabe, T., Watanabe, T. K., Yamazaki, A., Yoneta, S., Sowa K., Sinniger, F.,‏ Eyal, G., Loya, Y. and Harii, S. (2019) "Coral sclerochronology: similarities and differences in coral isotopic signatures between mesophotic and shallow-water reefs". Mesophotic Coral Ecosystems. Springer, 667-681.
  • Alberti, M., F. T. Fürsich and D. K. Pandey (2019). "Sedimentology of a prograding delta complex: The Jurassic succession of the Wagad Uplift in the Kachchh Basin, western India." Neues Jahrbuch für Geologie und Paläontologie, Abhandlungen 292: 1-24.
  • Alberti, M., A. Arabas, F. T. Fürsich, N. Andersen and P. Ziółkowski (2019). "The Middle to Upper Jurassic stable isotope record of Madagascar: Linking temperature changes with plate tectonics during the break-up of Gondwana." Gondwana Research 73: 1-15.
  • Smodej, J., L. Reuning, S. Becker and P. A. Kukla (2019). “Micro- and nano-pores in intrasalt, microbialite-dominated carbonate reservoirs, Ara Group, South-Oman Salt Basin.” Marine and Petroleum Geology 104: 389-403.
  • Habermann, J. M., M. Alberti, V. Aldeias, Z. Alemseged, W. Archer, M. Bamford, D. Biro, D. R. Braun, C. Capelli, E. Cunha, M. F. da Silva, T. Lüdecke, H. Madiquida, F. I. Martinez, J. Mathe, E. Negash, L. M. Paulo, M. Pinto, M. Stalmans, F. T. Regala, J. G. Wynn, R. Bobe and S. Carvalho (2019). “Gorongosa by the sea: First Miocene fossil sites from the Urema Rift, central Mozambique, and their coastal paleoenvironmental and paleoecological contexts.” Palaeogeography, Palaeoclimatology, Palaeoecology 514: 723-738.
  • Ishiwa, T., Y. Yokoyama, L. Reuning, C. M. McHugh, D. De Vleeschouwer and S. J. Gallagher (2019). “Australian Summer Monsoon variability in the past 14,000 years revealed by IODP Expedition 356 sediments.” Progress in Earth and Planetary Science 6(17): doi:10.1186/s40645-019-0262
  • Pandey, D. K., R. Das, M. Alberti, F. T. Fürsich, R. S. Shekhawat and P. Udupa (2019). "Phenetic classification of Kimmeridgian ammonites from the eastern Kachchh Basin, India." Paläontologische Zeitschrift 93: 255-263.
  • Sadatzki, H., M. Alberti, D. Garbe-Schönberg, N. Andersen, P. Strey, H. Fortunato, C. Andersson and P. Schäfer (2019). "Paired Li/Ca and δ18O peaks in bivalve shells from the Gulf of Panama mark seasonal coastal upwelling." Chemical Geology 529: 119295.
  • Watanabe T. K., T. Watanabe, A. Yamazaki, M. Pfeiffer and M. R. Claereboudt (2019). “Oman coral δ18O seawater record suggests that Western Indian Ocean upwelling uncouples from the Indian Ocean Dipole during the global-warming hiatus.” Scientific Reports 9:  doi: 10.1038/s41598-018-38429-y


  • Alberti, M. and S. Reich (2018). “A palaeoecological review of the lower Gatun Formation (Miocene) of Panama with special emphasis on trophic relationships.” Palaeobiodiversity and Palaeoenvironments 98: 571-591.
  • Fürsich, F. T., A. Uchman, M. Alberti and D. K. Pandey (2018). „Trace fossils of an amalgamated storm-bed succession from the Jurassic of the Kachchh Basin, India: The significance of time-averaging in ichnology.” Journal of Palaeogeography 7: 14-31.
  • Gallagher, S. J., L. Reuning, T. Himmler, J. Henderiks, D. De Vleeschouwer, J. Groeneveld, A. R. Lari, C. S. Fulthorpe, K. Bogus and S. Expedition 356 Shipboard (2018). "The enigma of rare Quaternary oolites in the Indian and Pacific Oceans: A result of global oceanographic physicochemical conditions or a sampling bias?" Quaternary Science Reviews 200: 114-122.
  • Hallenberger, M., L. Reuning and J. Schoenherr (2018). "Dedolomitization Potential of Fluids from Gypsum-to-Anhydrite Conversion: Mass Balance Constraints from the Late Permian Zechstein-2-Carbonates in NW Germany." Geofluids. doi:10.1155/2018/1784821
  • Pandey, D. K., N. K. Swami, J. K. Sharma and M. Alberti (2018). “Callovian ammonites from a condensed horizon in the Kuldhar Member of the northeastern Jaisalmer Basin (Rajasthan, India) and their biostratigraphic implications.” Journal of the Palaeontological Society of India 63: 37-52.
  • Pandey, D. K., F. T. Fürsich, M. Alberti, J. K. Sharma and N. Swami (2018). “Recurrent hardgrounds and their significance for intra-basinal correlations: A case study of Upper Bathonian rocks from the western margin of the Indian Craton.” Journal of Palaeogeography 7: 14 (12 pages).
  • Rinke-Hardekopf, L., L. Reuning, J. Bourget and S. Back (2018). "Syn-sedimentary deformation as a mechanism for the initiation of submarine gullies on a carbonate platform to slope transition, Browse Basin, Australian North West Shelf." Marine and Petroleum Geology 91: 622-630.
  • Schoenherr, J., L. Reuning, M. Hallenberger, V. Luders, L. Lemmens, B. C. Biehl, A. Lewin, M. Leupold, K. Wimmers and C. J. Strohmenger (2018). "Dedolomitization: review and case study of uncommon mesogenetic formation conditions." Earth-Science Reviews 185: 780-805.
  • Strozyk, F., L. Reuning, S. Back and P.A. Kukla. (2018). “Giant pockmark formation from Cretaceous hydrocarbon expulsion in the westernmost Lower Saxony Basin, Netherlands.” In: Kilhams, B., Kukla, P. A., Mazur, S., Mckie, T., Mijnlieff, H. F., Van Ojik, K. (Eds) Mesozoic Resource Potential in the Southern Permian Basin. London, Geological Society, Special Publications 469: 519-536.
  • Utami, D. A., L. Reuning and S. Y. Cahyarini (2018). "Satellite- and field-based facies mapping of isolated carbonate platforms from the Kepulauan Seribu Complex, Indonesia." Depositional Record 4(2): 255-273.
  • Zinke, J., M. Pfeiffer, and T. Felis (2018). "Reconstructing Climate and Environment from Coral Archives", Eos Transactions American Geophysical Union 99: doi: 10.1029/2018EO096071.



  • Alberti, M., F. T. Fürsich and D. K. Pandey (2017). "First record of a xiphosuran trackway (Kouphichnium isp.) from the Jurassic of India." Paläontologische Zeitschrift 91: 113-126.
  • Alberti, M., F. T. Fürsich, A. A. Abdelhady and N. Andersen (2017). "Middle to Late Jurassic equatorial seawater temperatures and latitudinal temperature gradients based on stable isotopes of brachiopods and oysters from Gebel Maghara, Egypt." Palaeogeography, Palaeoclimatology, Palaeoecology 468: 301-313.
  • Alberti, M., F. T. Fürsich, D. K. Pandey and D. Mukherjee (2017). "Overview on the Middle to Upper Jurassic sedimentary succession of Gangta Bet in the Kachchh Basin, western India, with special emphasis on its lithostratigraphy, biostratigraphy, and palaeoenvironment." Journal of the Geological Society of India 89: 259-270.
  • Alberti, M., D. K. Pandey, J. K. Sharma, N. K. Swami and A. Uchman (2017). “Slumping in the Upper Jurassic Baisakhi Formation of the Jaisalmer Basin, western India: sign of synsedimentary tectonics?” Journal of Palaeogeography 6: 321-332.
  • Belde, J., S. Back, J. Bourget and L. Reuning (2017). "Oligocene and Miocene Carbonate Platform Development in the Browse Basin, Australian Northwest Shelf." Journal of Sedimentary Research 87(8): 795-816.
  • Belde, J., L. Reuning and S. Back (2017). "Bottom currents and sediment waves on a shallow carbonate shelf, Northern Carnarvon Basin, Australia." Continental Shelf Research 138: 142-153.
  • Christensen, B. A., W. Renema, J. Henderiks, D. De Vleeschouwer, J. Groeneveld, I. S. Castaneda, L. Reuning, K. Bogus, G. Auer, T. Ishiwa, C. M. McHugh, S. J. Gallagher, C. S. Fulthorpe and I. E. Scientists (2017). "Indonesian Throughflow drove Australian climate from humid Pliocene to arid Pleistocene." Geophysical Research Letters 44(13): 6914-6925.
  • Deik, H., L. Reuning and M. Pfeiffer (2017). "Orbital scale variation of primary productivity in the central equatorial Indian Ocean (Maldives) during the early Pliocene." Palaeogeography Palaeoclimatology Palaeoecology 480: 33-41.
  • Fürsich, F. T., M. Alberti and D. K. Pandey (2017). "Behavioural variants of the trace fossil Gyrochorte. " Zitteliana 89: 13-21.
  • Fürsich, F.T., M. Alberti, D. K. Pandey and J. Rai (2017). "Event beds or condensed unit? Analysis of a wood-log concentration in the Upper Jurassic of the Kachchh Basin, western India." Palaeogeography, Palaeoclimatology, Palaeoecology 466: 406-415.
  • Groeneveld, J., J. Henderiks, W. Renema, C. M. McHugh, D. De Vleeschouwer, B. A. Christensen, C. S. Fulthorpe, L. Reuning, S. J. Gallagher, K. Bogus, G. Auer, T. Ishiwa and S. Expedition (2017). "Australian shelf sediments reveal shifts in Miocene Southern Hemisphere westerlies." Science Advances 3(5). doi:10.1126/sciadv.1602567
  • Li, S. Y., L. Reuning, G. Marquart Y. Wang and P. Y. Zhao (2017). "Numerical model of halite precipitation in porous sedimentary rocks adjacent to salt diapirs." Journal of Geophysics and Engineering 14(5): 1160-1166.
  • Mukherjee, D., M. Alberti, F. T. Fürsich and D. K. Pandey (2017). "Brachiopods from the Middle to Upper Jurassic strata of Gangta Bet in the Kachchh Basin, western India." Journal of the Palaeontological Society of India 62: 137-146.
  • Pfeiffer, M., J. Zinke, W. C. Dullo, D. Garbe-Schonberg, M. Latif and M. E. Weber (2017). "Indian Ocean corals reveal crucial role of World War II bias for twentieth century warming estimates." Scientific Reports 7. doi:10.1038/s41598-017-14352-6
  • Prasad, G. V. R., D. K. Pandey, M. Alberti, F. T. Fürsich, M. G. Thakkar and G. D. Chauhan (2017). “Discovery of the first ichthyosaur from the Jurassic of India: implications for Gondwanan palaeobiogeography.” PLoS ONE 12(10): e0185851.
  • Strozyk, F., L. Reuning, M. Scheck-Wenderoth and D. C. Tanner (2017). “The Tectonic History of the Zechstein Basin in the Netherlands and Germany.” In: Soto, J. I., Flinch, J., Tari, G. (Eds.), Permo-Triassic Salt Provinces of Europe, North Africa and the Atlantic Margins: Tectonics and Hydrocarbon Potential, Amsterdam, Elsevier: 221—241.
  • Watanabe, T. K., T. Watanabe, A. Yamazaki, M. Pfeiffer, D. Garbe-Schonberg and M. R. Claereboudt (2017). "Past summer upwelling events in the Gulf of Oman derived from a coral geochemical record." Scientific Reports 7. doi:10.1038/s41598-017-04865-5