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Marcel Bliedtner

wiss. Mitarbeiter
Marcel Bliedtner


Institut für Geographie
Lehrstuhl Physische Geographie
Raum 211
Löbdergraben 32
07743 Jena

Tel.: +49 3641-9-48809
Fax: +49 3641-9-48812

Marcel Bliedtner (M.Sc.)

Project associate

Application for funding is still in progress

Research interests

  • Holocene climate and landscape evolution
  • Biomarker analyses
  • Radiocarbon dating
  • Soil organic carbon cycling and turnover

Research Regions

Georgia and Caucasus region, Switzerland, western Russia, Siberia, Mongolia

Short CV

Since 09/2017
Research associate at the Institute of Geography, FSU Jena
05/2017 - 08/20176 Technician in the Sedimentology group, Swiss Federal Institute of Aquatic Science and Technology (Eawag)
Since 01/2016 Research associate and PhD student at the Institute of Geography and Oeschger Centre for Climate Change Research, University of Bern
01/2015 - 12/2015 Internship at the Institute of Geography, University of Bern
10/2012 - 07/2015 Studies in Physical Geography (M.Sc.), University of Leipzig
Master thesis: Holocene paleovegetation reconstructed from a fluvial sediment-paleosol sequence along the upper Alazani River (Caucasus Region) using leaf-wax biomarkers - local vs. catchment information.
10/2009 - 01/2013 Studies in Geography (B.Sc.), University of Leipzig
Bachelor thesis: Bodenkundliche - Geoarchäologische Untersuchungen zum potentiellen Besiedlungsareal der frühneolithischen Siedlung "Eythra" - Verbreitung eines Schwarzerdebodens am Talrand der Weißen Elster.



  • Hepp, J., Wüthrich, L., Bromm, T., Bliedtner, M., Schäfer, I., Glaser, B., Rozanski, K., Sirocko, F., Zech, R., Zech, M., submitted. How dry was the Younger Dryas? Evidence from a coupled δ2H-δ18O biomarker paleohygrometer, applied to the Lake Gemündener Maar sediments, Western Eifel, Germany.
  • Bliedtner, M., Zech, R., Kühn, P., Schneider, B., Zielhofer, C., Suchodoletz, H. von, 2018. The poten-tial of leaf wax biomarkers from fluvial soil-sediment sequences for paleovegetation reconstruc-tions - Upper Alazani River, central southern Greater Caucasus (Georgia). Quaternary Science Reviews 196, 62-79. doi:10.1016/j.quascirev.2018.07.029.
  • Schäfer, I.K., Bliedtner, M., Wolf, D., Kolb, T., Zech, J., Faust, D., Zech, R., 2018. A δ 13 C and δ 2 H leaf wax record from the Late Quaternary loess-paleosoil sequence El Paraíso, Central Spain. Palaeogeography, Palaeoclimatology, Palaeoecology 507, 52-59. doi:10.1016/j.palaeo.2018.06.039.
  • Bliedtner, M., Schäfer, I.K., Zech, R., Suchodoletz, H. von, 2018. Leaf wax n-alkanes in modern plants and topsoils from eastern Georgia (Caucasus) - implications for reconstructing regional paleovegetation. Biogeosciences 15(12), 3927-3936. doi:10.5194/bg-15-3927-2018.
  • Wolf, D., Kolb, T., Alcaraz-Castaño, M., Heinrich, S., Baumgart, P., Calvo, R., Sánchez, J., Ryborz, K., Schäfer, I., Bliedtner, M., Zech, R., Zöller, L., Faust, D., 2018. Climate deteriorations and Neanderthal demise in interior Iberia. Scientific reports 8(1), 7048. doi:10.1038/s41598-018-25343-6.
  • Lerch, M., Bliedtner, M., Roettig, C.-B., Schmidt, J.-U., Szidat, S., Salazar, G., Zech, R., Glaser, B., Kleber, A., Zech, M., 2018. Lipid biomarkers in aeolian sediments under desert pavements - po-tential and first results from the Black Rock Desert, Utah, USA, and Fuerteventura, Canary Is-lands, Spain. E&G Quaternary Sci. J. 66(2), 103-108. doi:10.5194/egqsj-66-103-2018
  • Wüthrich, L., Bliedtner, M., Schäfer, I.K., Zech, J., Shajari, F., Gaar, D., Preusser, F., Salazar, G., Szidat, S., Zech, R., 2017. Late Quaternary climate and environmental reconstruction based on leaf wax analyses in the loess sequence of Möhlin, Switzerland. E&G Quaternary Sci. J. 66(2), 91-100. doi:10.5194/egqsj-66-91-2017.
  • Haas, M., Bliedtner, M., Borodynkin, I., Salazar, G., Szidat, S., Eglinton, T.I., Zech, R., 2017. Radio-carbon Dating of Leaf Waxes in the Loess-Paleosol Sequence Kurtak, Central Siberia. Radiocar-bon, 1-12. doi:10.1017/RDC.2017.1.
  • Schäfer, I.K., Bliedtner, M., Wolf, D., Faust, D., Zech, R., 2016. Evidence for humid conditions during the last glacial from leaf wax patterns in the loess-paleosol sequence El Paraíso, Central Spain. Quaternary International. doi:10.1016/j.quaint.2016.01.061.