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Jaeschke, A., May, M., Hakobyan, A., Mörchen, R., Bubenzer, O., Bernasconi, S.O.,  Schefuß, E., Hoffmeister, D., Latorre, C., Gwozdz, M., Rethemeyer, J., Knief, C., 2023. Microbial hotspots in a relict fog-dependent Tillandsia landbeckii dune from the coastal Atacama Desert. Global and Planetary Change, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.gloplacha.2024.104383.

Wennrich, V.,  Böhm, C., Brill, D., Carballeira, R., Hoffmeister, D., Jaeschke, J., Kerber, F., Maldonado, A., May, S.M., Olivares, L., Opitz, S., Rethemeyer, J., Reyers, M., Ritter, B., Schween,J.H., Sevinç, F., Steiner, J., Walber-Hellmann, K., Melles, M., 2024. Late Pleistocene to modern precipitation changes at the Paranal clay pan, central Atacama Desert. Global and Planetary Change 233, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.gloplacha.2023.104349.


Bahr, A., Jaeschke, A., Hou, A., Meier, K., Chiessi, C. M., Albuquerque, A. L. S., Rethemeyer, J., Friedrich, O, 2023. A comparison study of Mg/Ca-, alkenone-, and TEX86-derived temperatures for the Brazilian Margin. Paleoceanography and Paleoclimatology, 38, e2023PA004618. https://doi.org/10.1029/2023PA004618

Berg, S., Emmerson, L., Heim, C., Buchta, E., Fromm, T., Glaser, B., Hermichen, W.-D., Rethemeyer,  J., Southwell,  C., Wand,  U., Zech,  M., Melles, M., 2023. Reconstructing the paleo-ecological diet of snow petrels (Pagodroma nivea) from modern samples and fossil deposits: Implications for Southern Ocean paleoenvironmental reconstructions. Journal of Geophysical Research: Biogeosciences, 128, e2023JG007454. https://doi.org/10.1029/2023JG007454

Lenz, M.M.,Scheuer, R., Zhang, W., Jaeschke, J., Opitz, S., Leicher, N., Pöllen, M., Xu, X., Rethemeyer, J., Rahmedinov, E., Abdrakhmatov, K., Wennrich, V., Wagner, B., 2023. Modern sedimentation patterns in Lake Issyk Kul (Kyrgyzstan), derived from surface sediment and inlet stream samples. Earth and Space Science 10, https://doi.org/10.1029/2022EA002541.

Martens, J., Mueller, C.W., Joshi, P., Rosinger, C., Maisch, M., Kappler, A., Bonkowski, M., Schwamborn, G., Schirrmeister, L., Rethemeyer, J., 2023. Stabilization of mineral-associated organic carbon in Pleistocene permafrost. Nature Communications 14, https://doi.org/10.1038/s41467-023-37766-5.Siebers, N., Voggenreiter, E., Joshi, P., Rethemeyer, J., Wang, L., 2023. Synergistic relationships between the age of soil organic matter, Fe speciation, and aggregate stability in an arable Luvisol. Journal of Plant Nutrition and Soil Science, 00, 1–12. https://doi.org/10.1002/jpln.202300020

Rosinger, C., Jousk, J., Bonkowski, M., Rethemeyer, J., Jaeschke, A., 2023. Rewetting the hyper-arid Atacama Desert soil reactivates a carbon-starved microbial decomposer community and also triggers archaeal metabolism. Science of the Total Environment 892, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.scitotenv.2023.164785.

Siebert, N., Voggenreiter, E., Joshi, P., Rethemeyer, J., Wang, L., 2023. Synergistic relationships between the age of soil organic matter, Fe speciation, and aggregate stability in an arable Luvisol. Journal of Plant Nutrition and Soil Science

Urbanski, L., Kalbitz, K., Rethemeyer, J., Schad, P., Kögel-Knabner, I., 2024. Unexpected high alkyl carbon contents in organic matter-rich sandy agricultural soils of Northwest Central Europe. Geoderma 439, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.geoderma.2023.116695.

Yang, S., Anthony, S.E., Jenrich, M., in ‘t Zandt, M.H., Strauss, J., Overduin, P.P., Grosse, G., Angelopoulos, M., Biskaborn, B.K., Grigoriev, M.N., Wagner, D., Knoblauch, C., Jaeschke, A., Rethemeyer, J., Kallmeyer, J., Liebner, S., 2023. Microbial methane cycling in sediments of Arctic thermokarst lagoons. Global Change Biology, 29, https://doi.org/10.1111/gcb.16649.


Contreras, S., Landahur, M., García, K., Latorre, C., Reyer, M., Rethemeyer, J., Jaeschke, J., 2022. Leaf wax composition and distribution of Tillandsia landbeckii reflects moisture gradient across the hyperarid Atacama Desert. Plant Systematics and Evolution 308, https://doi.org/10.1007/s00606-021-01800-0

Herre, M., Heitkötter, J., Heinze, S., Rethemeyer, J., Preusser, S., Kandeler, E., Marschner, B., 2022. Differences in organic matter properties and microbial activity between bulk and rhizosphere soil from the top and subsoils of three forest stands. Geoderma 409, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.geoderma.2021.115589

Huguet, C., Jaeschke, A., Rethemeyer, J., 2022. Paleoclimatic and palaeoceanographic changes coupled to the Panama Isthmus closing (13–4 Ma) using organic proxies. Palaeogeography, Palaeoclimatology, Palaeoecology 601, 111139

Meier, KJF, Jaeschke, A, Rethemeyer, J, Chiessi, CM, Albuquerque, ALS, Wall, V, Friedrich, O, Bahr , A, 2022. Coupled oceanic and atmospheric controls of deglacial southeastern South America precipitation and western South Atlantic productivity. Frontiers in Marine Science, 1063

Melchert, J., Wischhöfer, P., Knoblauch, C., Liebner, S., Rethemeyer, J. Sources of CO2 production in freshly thawed Pleistocene Yedoma deposits. Frontiers in Earth Science 9, https://doi.org/10.3389/feart.2021.737237

Scheidt, S., Lenz, M., Egli, R., Brill, D., Klug, M., Fabian, K., Lenz, M.M., Gromig, R., Rethemeyer, J., Wagner, B., Federov, G., Melles, M., 2022. A 62 kyr geomagnetic palaeointensity record from the Taymyr Peninsula, Russian Arctic. Geochronology 4, https://doi.org/10.5194/gchron-4-87-2022


Ageby, L., Angelucci, D.E., Brill, D., Carrer, F., Rades, E.F., Rethemeyer, J., Brückner, H., Klasen N., 2021. Rock surface IRSL dating of buried cobbles from an alpine dry-stone structure in Val di Sole, Italy. Quaternary Geochronology 66, 101212, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.quageo.2021.101212

Aichner, B., Rethemeyer, J., Gierga, M., Stolz, A., Mętrak, M., Wilk, M., Suska-Malawska, M. Sachse, D., Rajabov, I., Rajabov, N., Mischke, S., 2021. Do radiocarbon ages of plant wax biomarkers agree with 14C-TOC/OSL-based age models in an arid high-altitude lake system? Radiocarbon, 1-16. doi:10.1017/RDC.2021.78

Cavalheiro, L., Wagner, T., Steinig, S. et al. Impact of global cooling on Early Cretaceous high pCO2 world during the Weissert Event. Nat Commun 12, 5411 (2021). https://doi.org/10.1038/s41467-021-25706-0

Dummann, W., Schröder-Adams, C., Hofmann, P., Rethemeyer, J., Herrle, J.O., 2021. Carbon isotope and sequence stratigraphy of the upper Isachsen Formation on Axel Heiberg Island (Nunavut, Canada): High Arctic expression of oceanic anoxic event 1a in a deltaic environment. Geosphere 17, 501–519, https://doi.org/10.1130/GES02335.1

Dummann, W., Steinig, S., Hofmann, P., Lenz, M., Kusch, S., Flögel, S., Herrle, J.O., Hallmann, C., Rethemeyer, J., Kasper, H.U., Wagner, T., 2021. Driving mechanisms of organic carbon burial in the Early Cretaceous South Atlantic Cape Basin (DSDP Site 361). Climate of the Past 17, 469-490. https://doi.org/10.5194/cp-17-469-2021

Kalks, F., Noren, G., Mueller, C.W., Helfrich, M., Rethemeyer, J. 2021. Geogenic organic carbon in terrestrial sediments and its contribution to total soil carbon. SOIL 7, 347–362, https://doi.org/10.5194/soil-7-347-2021.

Knoblauch, C., Beer, C., Schütt, A., Sauerland, L., Liebner, S.. Steinhof, A., Rethemeyer, J., Grigoriev, M.N., Faguet, A., Pfeiffer, E., 2021. Carbon Dioxide and Methane Release Following Abrupt Thaw of Pleistocene Permafrost Deposits in Arctic Siberia.  Journal of Geophysical Research: Biogeosciences 126, https://doi.org/10.1029/2021JG006543.

Kusch, S., Rethemeyer, J., Ransby, D., Mollenhauer, G., 2021. Permafrost organic carbon turnover and export into a high‐Arctic fjord: A case study from Svalbard using compound‐specific 14C analysis. Journal of Geophysical Research: Biogeosciences 126, https://doi.org/10.1029/2020JG006008.

Scheidt, S., Berg, S., Hambach, U., Klasen, N., Pötter, S., Stolz, A., Veres, D., Zeeden, C., Brill, D., Brückner, H., Kusch, S., Laag, C., Lehmkuhl, F., Melles, M., Monnens, F., Oppermann, L., Rethemeyer, J., Nett, J.J., 2021.Chronological assessment of the Balta Alba Kurgan loess-paleosol section (Romania)–a comparative study on different dating methods for a robust and precise age model. Frontiers in Earth Science 8, https://doi.org/10.3389/feart.2020.598448.

Wetterich, S., Meyer, H., Fritz, M., Mollenhauer, G., Rethemeyer, J., Kizyakov, A., Schirrmeister, L., Opel, T., 2021. Northeast Siberian permafrost ice-wedge stable isotopes depict pronounced last glacial maximum winter cooling. Geophysical Research Letters 48, https://doi.org/10.1029/2020GL092087.

Wordell-Dietrich, P., Wotte, A., Rethemeyer, J., Bachmann, J., Helfrich, M., Kirfel, K., Leuschner, C., Don, A., 2021. Vertical partitioning of CO2 production in a forest soil. Biogeosciences 17, 6341–6356, https://doi.org/10.5194/bg-17-6341-2020.


Ahrens, B., Guggenberger, G., Rethemeyer, J., John, S., Marschner, B., Heinze, S., et al. 2020. Combination of energy limitation and sorption capacity explains 14C depth gradients. Soil Biology and Biochemistry 148: 107912. https://doi:10.1016/j.soilbio.2020.107912.

Berg, S., Jivcov, S., Kusch, S., Kuhn, G., Wacker, L., Rethemeyer, J., 2020. Compound‐specific radiocarbon analysis of (sub‐) Antarctic coastal marine sediments - Potential and challenges for chronologies. Paleoceanography and Paleoclimatology 35, https://doi.org/10.1029/2020PA003890.

Cherezova, A.A., Fedorov,G.B., Raschke, E.A., Rethemeyer, J., Bolshiyanov, D.Y., Yozhikov, I.S.,  Spiridonov, I.G., Bazhenova, E.A.,  Sokolov, V.T.,  Melles, M., 2020. Lateglacial and Holocene palaeoenvironments on Bolshevik Island (Severnaya Zemlya), Russian High Arctic. Boreas 49, 375-388.

Dummann, W., Steinig, S., Hofmann, P, Lenz, M., Kusch, S., Flögel, S., Herrle, J.O., Hallmann, C., Rethemeyer, J., Kasper, H.U., Wagner, T., 2020. Driving mechanisms of organic carbon burial in the Early Cretaceous South Atlantic Cape Basin (DSDP Site 361). Climate of the past discussions, https://doi.org/10.5194/cp-2020-15.

Jaeschke, A., Thienemann, M., Schefuß, E., Urban, J., Schäbitz, F., Wagner, B., Rethemeyer, J., 2020. Holocene hydroclimate variability and vegetation response in the Ethiopian Highlands (Lake Dendi). Frontiers in Earth Science 8, 585770, https://doi.org/10.3389/feart.2020.585770.

Knief, C., Bol, R., Amelung, W., Eckmeier, E., Kusch, S., Jaeschke, A., Dunai, T., Fuentes, B., Mörchen, R., Schütte, T., Lücke, A., Klumpp, E., Kaiser, K., Rethemeyer, J., 2020. Tracing elevational changes in microbial life and organic carbon source in soils of the Atacama Desert. Global and Planetary Change 184, 103078.

Kusch, S., Jaeschke, A., Mörchen, R., Rethemeyer, J., 2020. Tracing life at the dry limit using phospholipid fatty acids–does sampling matter? Soil Biology and Biochemistry 141, 107661.

Schiffer, M., Stolz, A., López, D.A., Spanier, R., Herb, S., Müller-Gatermann, C., Heinze, S., Binnie, S., Melchert, J., Kivel, N., Schumann, D., Rethemeyer, J., Dunai, T., Dewald, A., 2020. Method developments for accelerator mass spectrometry at CologneAMS, 53Mn/3He burial dating and ultra-small 14CO2 samples. Global and Planetary Change 184, 103053.


Jaeschke, A., Böhm, C., Merklinger, F., Bernasconi, S.M., Reyers, M., Kusch, S., Rethemeyer, J., 2019. Variation in δ15N of fog-dependent Tillandsia ecosystems reflect water availability across climate gradients in the hyperarid Atacama Desert. Global and Planetary Change, doi.org/10.1016/j.gloplacha.2019.103029.

Knief, C., Bol, R., Amelung, W., Eckmeier, E., Kusch, S., Jaeschke, A., Dunai, T., Fuentes, B., Mörchen, R., Schütte, T., Lücke, A., Klumpp, E., Kaiser, K., Rethemeyer, J., 2020. Tracing elevational changes in microbial life and organic carbon source in soils of the Atacama Desert. Geophysical Research Letters 184, 103078.

Kusch, S., Winterfeld, M., Mollenhauer, G., Höfle, S., Schirrmeister, L., Schwamborn, G., Rethemeyer, J. Glycerol dialkyl glycerol tetraethers (GDGTs) in high latitude Siberian permafrost: diversity, environmental controls, and implications for proxy applications. Organic Geochemistry 136, doi.org10.1016/j.orggeochem.2019.06.009.

Melchert, J.O., Stolz, A., Dewald, A., Gierga, M., Wischhöfer, P., Rethemeyer, J., 2020. Exploring sample size limits of AMS gas ion source 14C analysis at CologneAMS. Radiocarbon 61, 1785-1793.

Rethemeyer, J., Gierga, M., Heinze, S., Stolz, A., Wotte, A., Wischhöfer, P., Berg, S., Melchert, J.O., Dewald, A., 2019. Current sample preparation and analytical capabilities of the radiocarbon laboratory at CologneAMS. Radiocarbon, doi.org/10.1017/RDC.2019.16.

Schiffer, M., Stolz, A., López, D., Spanier, R., Herb, S., Müller-Gatermann, C., Heinze, S., Binnie, S., Melchert, J., Kivel, N., Schumann, D., Rethemeyer, J., Dunai, T., Dewald, A., 2019. Method developments for accelerator mass spectrometry at CologneAMS, 53Mn/3He burial dating and ultra-small 14CO2 samples. Global and Planetary Change. 103053. 10.1016/j.gloplacha.2019.103053

Stolz, A.,Dewald, A., Heinze, S.., Altenkirch, R., Hackenberg, G., Herba, S., Müller-Gatermann, C., Schiffer, M., Zitzer, G., Wotte, A., Rethemeyer, J., Dunai, T., 2019. Improvements in the measurement of small 14CO2 samples at CologneAMS. Nuclear Instruments and Methods in Physics Research Section B 439, 70-75.

Wordell-Dietrich, P., Don, A., Wotte, A., Rethemeyer, J., Bachmann, J., Helfrich, M., Kirfel, K., Leuschner, C., 2019. Vertical partitioning of CO2 production in a Dystric Cambisol. Biogeosciences Discussion, doi.org/10.5194/bg-2019-143.


Angst, G., Messinger, J., Greiner, M., Häusler, W., Hertel, D., Kirfel, K., Kögel-Knabner, I., Leuschner, C., Rethemeyer, J., Mueller, C.W., 2018. Soil organic carbon stocks in topsoil and subsoil controlled by parent material, carbon input in the rhizosphere, and microbial-derived compounds. Soil Biology and Biochemistry 122, 19–30.

Berg, S., White, D.A., Jivcov, S., Melles, M., Leng, M.J., Rethemeyer, J., Allen, C., Perren, B., Bennike, O., Viehberg, F., 2018. Holocene glacier fluctuations and environmental changes in subantarctic South Georgia inferred from a sediment record from a coastal inlet.  Quaternary Research, doi.org/10.1017/qua.2018.85.

Jaeschke, A., Rethemeyer, J., Lappé, M., Schouten, S., Boeckx, P., Schefuß, E., 2018. Influence of land use on distribution of soil n-alkane δD and brGDGTs along an altitudinal transect in Ethiopia: Implications for (paleo) environmental studies. Organic Geochemistry, doi.org/10.1016/j.orggeochem.2018.06.006.

Kehl, M., Álvarez-Alonso, D., De Andrés-Herrero, M., Díez-Herrero, A., Klasen, N., Rethemeyer, J., Weniger, G., 2018. The rock shelter Abrigo del Molino (Segovia, Spain) and the timing of the late Middle Paleolithic in Central Iberia. Quaternary Research, 1-21. doi:10.1017/qua.2018.13.

Thienemann, T., Kusch, S., Vogel, H., Ritter, B.  Schefuss, E., Rethemeyer, J., 2018. Neoglacial transition of atmospheric circulation patterns over Fennoscandia recorded in Holocene Lake Torneträsk sediments. Boreas, doi.org/10.1111/bor.12365.

Wagner, B., Wennrich, V., Viehberg, F., Junginger, A., Kolvenbach, A., Rethemeyer, J., Schaebitz, F., Schmiedl, G., 2018. Holocene rainfall runoff in the central Ethiopian highlands and evolution of the River Nile drainage system as revealed from a sediment record from Lake Dendi. Global and Planetary Change, doi.org/10.1016/j.gloplacha.2018.02.003.

Wolter, J., Lantuit,H., Wetterich, S., Rethemeyer, J., Fritz, M., 2018. Climatic, geomorphologic and hydrologic perturbations as drivers for mid‐to late Holocene development of ice‐wedge polygons in the western Canadian Arctic. Permafrost and Periglacial, DOI: 10.1002/ppp.1977.

Zander, A., Strebler, D., Classen, E., Rethemeyer, J., Brückner, J., 2018. Roman traces in Germania magna: New thermoluminescence and pIRIR290 data from a lime kiln at Bergisch Gladbach, Germany. Archeometry, doi.org/10.1111/arcm.12435.


Wotte, A., Wischhöfer, P., Wacker, L., Rethemeyer, J., 2017. 14CO2 analysis of soil gas: evaluation of sample size limits and sampling devices. Nuclear Instruments and Methods in Physics Research B 413, 51-56.

Wotte, A., Wordell-Dietrich, P., Wacker, L., Don, A., Rethemeyer, J., 2017. 14CO2 processing using an improved and robust molecular sieve cartridge. Nuclear Instruments and Methods in Physics Research B 400, 65-73.

Stolz, A., Dewald, A., Altenkirch, R., Herb, S., Heinze, S., Schi er, M., Feuerstein, K., Mueller-Gatermann, C., Wotte, A., Rethemeyer, J., Dunai, T., 2017. Radiocarbon measurement of small gaseous samples at CologneAMS. Nuclear Instruments and Methods in Physics Research B 406, 283-286.

Schirrmeister, L., Schwamborn, G., Overduin, P.P., Strauss, J., Fuchs, M.C., Grigoriev, M., Yakshina, I., Rethemeyer, J., Dietze, E., Wetterich, S., 2017. Yedoma Ice Complex of the Buor Khaya Peninsula (southern Laptev Sea). Biogeosciences: 14, 1261-1283.


Angst, G., John, S.,  Mueller, C.W.,  Kögel-Knabner, I., Rethemeyer, J., 2016. Tracing the sources and spatial distribution of organic carbon in subsoils using a multi-biomarker approach. Nature Scientific Reports 6, doi:10.1038/srep29478.

Fritz, M., Wolter, J., Rudaya, N., Palagushkina O., Nazarova, L., Obu, J., Rethemeyer, J. Lantuit, H.,  Wetterich, S., 2016. Holocene ice-wedge polygon development in the northern Yukon, Canada. Quarternary Science Reviews, doi:10.1016/j.quascirev.2016.02.008 

Kusch, S., Rethemeyer, J., Hopmans, E.C., Wacker, L., Mollenhauer, G., 2016. Factors influencing algal and archaeal 14C concentrations and sea surface temperature proxies in the Black Sea. Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta 188, 35-57; doi:10.1016/j.gca.2016.05.025.

Schmidt, I., Ossendorf, G., Hensel, E., Bubenzer, O., Eichhorn, B., Gessert, L., Gwasira, G., Henselowsky, F., Imalwa, E., Kehl, M., Rethemeyer, J., Röpke, A., Sealy, J., Stengel, I., Tusenius, M., 2016. New investigations at the Middle Stone Age site of Pockenbank Rockshelter, Namibia. Antiquity 90, doi:10.15184/aqy.2016.165.

Thienemann, M., Kusch, S., John, S., Francke, A., Wagner, B., Rethemeyer, J., 2016. Reconstructing environmental and human settlement history on the southern Balkan Peninsula using lipid biomarkers from Lake Dojran sediments. The Holocene, DOI: 10.1177/0959683616683261.

Wagner, B.,Kolvenbach, A., Schäbitz, F.,  Viehberg, F., Junginger, A., Wennrich, V., Rethemeyer, J., Endale, T., Lamb, H., Asrat, A., 2016. Late Glacial and Holocene environmental history of the Ethiopian Highlands inferred from a 12 m long sediment record from Dendi crater lakes. Quaternary International 404, 174-213.


Höfle, S., Kusch, S., Talbot, H.M., Mollenhauer, G., Zubrzycki, S., Burghardt, S., Rethemeyer, J., 2015. Characterization of bacterial populations in permafrost soils using bacteriohopanepolyols. Organic Geochemistry 88, 1-16.

Klasen, N., Loibl, C., Rethemeyer, J., Lehmkuhl, F., 2015. Testing feldspar and quartz luminescence dating of sandy loess sediments from the Doroshivtsy site (Ukraine) against radiocarbon dating. Quarternary International, doi:10.1016/j.quaint.2015.05.036

Lehndorff, E., Brodowski, S., Schmidt, L., Haumaier, L., Grootes, P.M., Rethemeyer, J., Amelung, W., 2015. Industrial carbon input to arable soil since 1958. Organic Geochemistry 80, 46-52.

Mueller, C.W., Rethemeyer, J., Kao-Kniffin, J., Loeppmann, S., Hinkel, K., Bockheim, J.G., 2015. Large amounts of labile organic carbon in permafrost soils of Northern Alaska. Global Change Biology, doi: 10.1111/gcb.12876.

Vermeersch, P.M., Linseele, V., Marinova, E., Van Neer, W., Moeyersons, J., Van Peer, P., Rethemeyer, J., 2015. Early and Middle Holocene Human Occupation of the Egyptian Eastern Desert: Sodmein Cave. African Archaeological Review 32, 465-503.

Vogel, H., Russell, J.M., Yudawati Cahyarini, S., Bijaksana, S., Wattrus, N., Rethemeyer, J., Melles, M., 2015. Depositional modes and lake-level variability at Lake Towuti, Indonesia, during the past ~29 kyr BP. Journal of Paleolimnology 54, 359-377.


Hellawell, J., Ballhaus, C., Gee, C.T., Musto, G.E., Nagel, T.J., Wirth, R., Rethemeyer,  Tomaschek, F., Geisler, T., Greef, K., Mansfeldt, T., 2014. Incipient silicification of recent conifer wood at a Yellowstone hot spring. Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta 149, 79–87.

Hoffmann, J., Bahr, A., Voigt, S., Schönfeld, J., Nürnberg, D., Rethemeyer, J., 2014. Disentangling abrupt deglacial hydrological changes in northern South America: Insolation versus oceanic forcing. Geology 42, 579-582.

Magyari, E., D. Veres, V. Wennrich, B. Wagner, M. Braun, G. Jakab, D. Karátson, Z. Pál, Gy. Ferenczy, G. St-Onge, J. Rethemeyer, J-P. Francois, F. von Reumont, F., Schäbitz, 2014. Vegetation and environmental responses to climate forcing during the last glacial maximum and deglaciation in the East Carpathians: attenuated response to maximum cooling and increased biomass burning. Quaternary Science Reviews 106, 278–298.

Mueller, C., M. Gutsch, K. Kothieringer, N. Brüggemann, J. Rethemeyer, J. Leifeld, I. Kögel-Knabner, 2014. Bioavailability and isotopic composition of CO2 released from incubated soil organic matter fractions. Soil Biology and Biochemistry 69, 168-178.

Römer, M., M. Torres, S. Kasten, G. Kuhn, A. Graham, S. Mau, C. Little, K. Linse, T. Pape, P. Geprägs, D. Fischer, P. Wintersteller, Y. Marcon, J. Rethemeyer, G. Bohrmann, 2014. First evidence of widespread active methane seepage in the Southern Ocean, off the sub-Antarctic island of South Georgia. Earth and Planetary Science Letters 403, 166–177.


Damaschke, M., R. Sulpizio, G. Zanchetta, B. Wagner, A. Böhm, N. Nowaczyk, J. Rethemeyer, A. Hilgers, 2013.  Tephrostratigraphic studies on a sediment core from Lake Prespa in the Balkans. Climate of the Past 9, 267-287.

Dewald, A., S. Heinze, J. Jolie, A. Zilges, T. Dunai, J. Rethemeyer, M. Melles, M. Staubwasser, B. Kuczewski, J. Richter, U. Radtke, F. von Blanckenburg, M. Klein, 2013. CologneAMS, a dedicated Center for Accelerator Mass Spectrometry in Germany. Nuclear Instruments and Methods in Physics Research B 294, 18-23,.

Fülöp, R.-H., S. Heinze, S. John, J. Rethemeyer, 2013. Ultrafiltration of bones samples is neither the problem nor the solution. Radiocarbon 55, 491-500.

Francke, A., B. Wagner, M. Leng, J. Rethemeyer, 2013. A Late Glacial to Holocene sediment record of environmental and anthropogenic changes from Lake Dojran (Macedonia, Greece). Climate of the Past 9, 481-498.

Höfle S., J. Rethemeyer, C.W. Mueller, S. John, 2013. Organic matter composition and stabilization in a polygonal tundra soil of the Lena-Delta. Biogeosciences 10, 3145-3158.

McAnena, A., J.O. Herrle, A. Griesand, H.M. Talbot, J. Rethemeyer, P. Hofmann, T. Wagner, 2013. Million-year cooling and coupled marine biotic crises in the mid-Cretaceous greenhouse. Nature Geosciences 6, 558-561.

Rethemeyer, J. , A. Dewald, R. Fülöp, I. Hajdas, S. Höfle, U. Patt, B. Stapper, L. Wacker, 2013. Status report on sample preparation facilities for 14C analysis at the new CologneAMS centre. Nuclear Instruments and Methods in Physics Research B 294, 168-172.

Wacker, L., R. Fülöp, I. Hajdas, M. Molnár, J. Rethemeyer, 2013. A novel approach to process carbonate samples for radiocarbon measurement. Nuclear Instruments and Methods in Physics Research B 294, 214-217.


Foerster, V., Junginger, A., Langkamp, O., Gebru, T., Asrat, A., Umer, M., Lamb, H., Wennrich, V., Rethemeyer, J., Nowaczyk, N., Trauth, M., Schäbitz, F., 2012. Climatic change recorded in the sediments of the Chew Bahir basin, southern Ethiopia, during the last 45,000 years. Quaternary International 274, 25-37.

Höbig, N., Weber, M.E., Kehl, M., Weniger, G-C., Julia, R., Melles, M., Fülöp, R-H., Reicherter, K., 2012. Last Glacial to Holocene sedimentary facies and depositional variability of the karstic Lake Banyoles (northeastern Spain). Quaternary International 274, 205-218.


Kusch, S., J. Rethemeyer, E. Schefuß, G. Mollenhauer, 2010. Controls on the age of vascular plant biomarkers in Black Sea sediments. Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta 74, 7031-7047.

Pape, T., A. Bahr, J. Rethemeyer, J.D. Keßler, S.A. Klapp, W.S. Reeburgh, H. Sahling, K.-U. Hinrichs, G. Bohrmann, 2010. Molecular and isotopic partitioning of low-molecular weight hydrocarbons during migration and gas hydrate precipitation in deposits of a high-flux seepage site. Chemical Geology 269, 350-363.

Rethemeyer, J., F. Schubotz, H.E. Talbot, M. Cooke, K.-U. Hinrichs, G. Mollenhauer, 2010.  Distribution of polar membrane lipids in permafrost soils and sediments of a small high Arctic catchment. Organic Geochemistry 41, 1130-1145.

Zonneveld, K.A.F., G.J.M. Versteegh, S. Kasten, T.  Eglinton, K.-C. Emeis, C. Huguet, B. Koch, G.J. de Lange, J.W. de Leeuw, J.J. Middelburg, G. Mollenhauer, F. Prahl, J. Rethemeyer, S. Wakeham, 2010. Selective preservation of organic matter in marine environments; processes and impact on the sedimentary record. Biogeosciences 7, 483-511.


Mollenhauer, G., J. Rethemeyer, 2009. Compound-specific radiocarbon analysis: analytical challenges and applications. Earth and Environmental Science 5, 1-9.


Flessa, H., W. Amelung, M. Helfrich, G.L.B. Wiesenberg, G. Gleixner, S. Brodowski, J. Rethemeyer, C. Kramer, P.M. Grootes, 2008. Storage and stability of organic matter in a Luvisol and Phaeozem with continuous maize cropping: A synthesis. Journal of Plant Nutrition and Soil Science 171, 36-51.

Marschner, B., S. Brodowski, A. Dreves, G, Gleixner, P.M. Grootes, U. Hamer, A. Heim, G. Jandl, R. Ji, K. Kaiser, K. Kalbitz, C. Kramer, P. Leinweber, J. Rethemeyer, M.W.I. Schmidt, L. Schwark, G.L.B. Wiesenberg, 2008. How relevant is recalcitrance for the stabilization of organic matter in soils. Journal of Plant Nutrition and Soil Science 171, 91-110.


Rethemeyer, J., P.M. Grootes, S. Brodowski, B. Ludwig, 2007. Evaluation of soil 14C data for estimating inert organic matter in the RothC model. Radiocarbon 49, 1079-1091.

Ludwig, B., E. Schulz, J. Rethemeyer, I. Merbach, H. Flessa, 2007. Predictive modelling of C dynamics in the long-term fertilization experiment at Bad Lauchstädt with the Rothamsted Carbon Model. European. Journal of Soil Science 58, 1155–1163.

2004, 2005

Kalbitz, K., D. Schwesig, J. Rethemeyer, J.E. Matzner, 2005. Stabilization of dissolved organic matter after sorption to the mineral soil. Soil Biology and Biochemistry 37, 1319-1331.

Rethemeyer, J., C. Kramer, G. Gleixner, B. John, T. Yamashita, H. Flessa, N. Andersen, M.-J. Nadeau, P.M. Grootes, 2005. Radiocarbon analysis of functional-defined and molecular organic matter fractions from agricultural soil profiles. Geoderma 128, 94-105. 

Rethemeyer, J., F. Bruhn, C. Kramer, G. Gleixner, N. Andersen, M.-J. Nadeau, P.M. Grootes, 2004. Age heterogeneity of soil organic matter. Nuclear Instruments and Methods in Physics Research B 223-224, 521-527. 

Rethemeyer, J., C. Kramer, G. Gleixner, G.L.B. Wiesenberg, L. Schwark, N. Andersen, M.-J. Nadeau, P.M. Grootes, 2004. Complexity of soil organic matter: AMS 14C analysis of soil lipid fractions and individual compounds. Radiocarbon 46, 465-473.