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  • Ritter, B., Vogt, A., and Dunai, T. J.: Technical Note: Noble gas extraction procedure and performance of the Cologne Helix MC Plus multi-collector noble gas mass spectrometer for cosmogenic neon isotope analysis, Geochronology Discuss., 2021, 1-16, 10.5194/gchron-2021-11, 2021.
  • Zúñiga‐Reinoso, A., Ritter, B., and Predel, R.: The colonization of the Puna and Atacama Biogeographic Province by sister clades of Psectrascelis (Coleoptera: Tenebrionidae): Synchronous expansion without spatial overlap, Journal of Biogeography, 2021.


  • Arndt, H., Ritter, B., Rybarski, A., Schiwitza, S., Dunai, T., and Nitsche, F.: Mirroring the effect of geological evolution: Protist divergence in the Atacama Desert, Global and Planetary Change, 103193, 2020.
  • Diederich, J. L., Wennrich, V., Bao, R., Büttner, C., Bolten, A., Brill, D., Buske, S., Campos, E., Fernández-Galego, E., Gödickmeier, P., Ninnemann, L., Reyers, M., Ritter, B., Ritterbach, L., Rolf, c., Scheidt, S., Dunai, T. J., and Melles, M.: A 68 ka precipitation record from the hyperarid core of the Atacama Desert in northern Chile, Global and Planetary Change, 184, 103054, 2020.
  • Medialdea, A., May, S. M., Brill, D., King, G., Ritter, B., Wennrich, V., Bartz, M., Zander, A., Kuiper, K., Hurtado, S., Hoffmeister, D., Schulte, P., Gröbner, M., Opitz, S., Brückner, H., and Bubenzer, O.: Identification of humid periods in the Atacama Desert through hillslope activity established by infrared stimulated luminescence (IRSL) dating, Global and Planetary Change, 185, 103086, 2020.
  • Mohren, J., Binnie, S. A., Ritter, B., and Dunai, T. J.: Development of a steep erosional gradient over a short distance in the hyperarid core of the Atacama Desert, northern Chile, Global and Planetary Change, 184, 103068, 2020.


  • Ritter, B., 2019 - Landscape and climate evolution in arid to hyperarid climates with special focus on the Atacama Desert – Dissertation University of Cologne

  • Böhnert, T., Luebert, F., Ritter, B., Merklinger, F., Stoll, A., Schneider, J., Quandt, D. & Weigend, M. (2019). Origin and diversification of Cristaria (Malvaceae) parallel Andean orogeny and onset of hyperaridity in the Atacama Desert. Global and Planetary Change, 181, 102992.
  • Ritter, B., Wennrich, V., Medialdea, A., Brill, D., King, G. E., Schneiderwind, S., Niemann, K., Fernandez-Galego, E., Diederich, J., Rolf, C., Melles, M., and Dunai, T. J (2019) Climatic fluctuations in the hyperarid core of the Atacama Desert during the past 215 ka, Scientific reports, 9, 5270.
  • Thienemann, M., Kusch. S., Vogel, H., Ritter, B., Schefuß, E., Rethemeyer, J., - Neoglacial transition of atmospheric circulation patterns over Fennoscandia recorded in Holocene Lake Torneträsk sediments 2019 - Boreas 48, 287-298.


  • Ritter, B., Binnie, S. A., Stuart, F. M., Wennrich, V., and Dunai, T. J.: Evidence for multiple Plio-Pleistocene lake episodes in the hyperarid Atacama Desert, Quaternary Geochronology, 44, 1-12, doi.org/10.1016/j.quageo.2017.11.002, 2018a.
  • Ritter, B., Stuart, F. M., Binnie, S. A., Gerdes, A., Wennrich, V., and Dunai, T. J.: Neogene fluvial landscape evolution in the hyperarid core of the Atacama Desert, Scientific Reports, 8, 13952, 10.1038/s41598-018-32339-9, 2018b.


  • Wennrich, V., Minyuk, P., Borkhodoev, V., Francke, A., Ritter, B., Nowaczyk, N. R., Sauerbrey, M., Brigham-Grette, J., and Melles, M.: Pliocene to Pleistocene climate and environmental history of Lake El'gygytgyn, Far East Russian Arctic, based on high-resolution inorganic geochemistry data, 2014.
  • Melles, M., Bennicke, O., Leng, K. M., Ritter, B., and Viehberg, F.: 12. Late Quaternary climatic and environmental history of South Georgia, 2013.


  • EGU 2019-4891 Adaption of drainage and depositional systems to tectonic and climate forcing – New insights from terrestrial cosmogenic nuclide exposure dating in the hyperarid core of the Atacama Desert - Benedikt Ritter (1), Julia Diederich (1), Finlay M. Stuart (2), Steven A. Binnie (1), Andreas Bolten (3), and Tibor J. Dunai (1); (1) Institute of Geology & Mineralogy, University of Cologne, Germany , (2) Scottish Universities Environmental Research Centre, SUERC, Glasgow, United Kingdom, (3) Institute of Geography, University of Cologne, Germany

  • EGU2018-17205 – “Neogene fluvial landscape evolution in the hyperarid core of the Atacama Desert”  Benedikt Ritter (1), Steven A. Binnie (1), Finlay M. Stuart (2), Axel Gerdes (3), Volker Wennrich (1), and Tibor J.Dunai (1); (1) University of Cologne, Institute of Geology & Mineralogy, Cologne, Germany, (2) Isotope Geosciences Unit, Scottish Universities Environmental Research Centre, East Kilbride, UK, (3) Institute of Geosciences, Goethe-University Frankfurt, Germany