Dr. Marcel Bliedtner

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Bliedtner, M., Haberzettl, T., Nowaczyk, N., Bazarradnaa, E., Zech, R., Strobel, P., 2023. Assessing lock-in depth and establishing a Late Holocene paleomagnetic secular variation record from the Mongolian Altai. Radiocarbon, 1–12. Link


Bliedtner, M., Strobel, P., Struck, J., Salazar, G., Szidat, S., Nowaczyk, N., Bazarradnaa, E., Lloren, R., Dubois, N., Haberzettl, T., Zech, R., 2022. Holocene Temperature Variations in Semi-Arid Central Mongolia—A Chronological and Sedimentological Perspective From a 7400-year Lake Sediment Record From the Khangai Mountains. Frontiers in Earth Science 10. Link

Strobel, P., Bliedtner, M., Carr, A.S., Struck, J., Du Plessis, N., Glaser, B., Meadows, M.E., Quick, L.J., Zech, M., Zech, R., Haberzettl, T., 2022. Reconstructing Late Quaternary precipitation and its source on the southern Cape coast of South Africa: A multi-proxy paleoenvironmental record from Vankervelsvlei. Quaternary Science Reviews 284, 107467. Link

Struck, J., Bliedtner, M., Strobel, P., Taylor, W., Biskop, S., Plessen, B., Klaes, B., Bittner, L., Jamsranjav, B., Salazar, G., Szidat, S., Brenning, A., Bazarradnaa, E., Glaser, B., Zech, M., Zech, R., 2022. Central Mongolian lake sediments reveal new insights on climate change and equestrian empires in the Eastern Steppes. Scientific reports 12(1). Link

Strobel, P., Struck, J., Bazarradnaa, E., Zech, M., Zech, R., Bliedtner, M., 2022. Precipitation and Lake Water Evaporation Recorded by Terrestrial and Aquatic n‐Alkane δ2H Isotopes in Lake Khar Nuur, Mongolia. Geochemistry, Geophysics, Geosystems 23(2). Link

Reinhardt, A., Kasper, T., Lochner, M., Bliedtner, M., Krahn, K., Haberzettl, T., Shumilovskikh, L., Rahobisoa, J-J., Zech, R., Favier, C., Behling, H., Bremond, L., Daut, G., Montade, V., 2022. Rain Forest Fragmentation and Environmental Dynamics on Nosy Be Island (NW Madagascar) at 1300 cal BP Is Attributable to Intensified Human Impact. Frontiers in Ecology and Evolution 9. Link


Bliedtner, M., Struck, J., Strobel, P., Salazar, G., Szidat, S., Bazarradnaa, E., Lloren, R., Dubois, N., Zech, R., 2021. Late Holocene Climate Changes in the Altai Region Based on a First High‐Resolution Biomarker Isotope Record From Lake Khar Nuur. Geophysical Research Letters 48(20). Link

Strobel, P., Bliedtner, M., Carr, A.S., Frenzel, P., Klaes, B., Salazar, G., Struck, J., Szidat, S., Zech, R., Haberzettl, T., 2021. Holocene sea level and environmental change at the southern Cape – an 8.5 kyr multi-proxy paleoclimate record from Lake Voëlvlei, South Africa. Climate of the Past17(4), 1567–1586. Link

Zech, M., Lerch, M., Bliedtner, M., Bromm, T., Seemann, F., Szidat, S., Salazar, G., Zech, R., Glaser, B., Haas, J.N., Schäfer, D., Geitner, C., 2021. Revisiting the subalpine Mesolithic site Ullafelsen in the Fotsch Valley, Stubai Alps, Austria – new insights into pedogenesis and landscape evolution from leaf-wax-derived n-alkanes, black carbon and radiocarbon dating. E&G Quaternary Science Journal 70(2), 171–186. Link

Strobel, P., Struck, J., Zech, R., Bliedtner, M., 2021. The spatial distribution of sedimentary compounds and their environmental implications in surface sediments of Lake Khar Nuur (Mongolian Altai). Earth Surface Processes and Landforms 46 (3), 611-625. Link


Suchodoletz, H. von, Richter, C., Walther, F., Bliedtner, M., Eloshvili, M., Losaberidze, L., Hausdorf, B., 2020. Snail assemblages in Holocene floodplain research – an example from the southern Caucasus. E&G Quaternary Science Journal 69(2), 247–260. Link

Struck, J., Bliedtner, M., Strobel, P., Bittner, L., Bazarradnaa, E., Andreeva, D., Zech, W., Glaser, B., Zech, M., Zech, R., 2020. Leaf Waxes and Hemicelluloses in Topsoils Reflect the δ2H and δ18O Isotopic Composition of Precipitation in Mongolia. Frontiers in Earth Science 8. Link

Bittner, L., Bliedtner, M., Grady, D., Gil-Romera, G., Martin-Jones, C., Lemma, B., Mekonnen, B., Lamb, H.F., Yang, H., Glaser, B., Szidat, S., Salazar, G., Rose, N.L., Opgenoorth, L., Miehe, G., Zech, W., Zech, M., 2020. Revisiting afro-alpine Lake Garba Guracha in the Bale Mountains of Ethiopia: rationale, chronology, geochemistry, and paleoenvironmental implications. Journal of Paleolimnology 64, 293-314. Link

Bliedtner, M., Zech, R., Zech, J., Schäfer, I., Suchodoletz, H., 2020. A first Holocene leaf wax isotope‐based paleoclimate record from the semi‐humid to semi‐arid south‐eastern Caucasian lowlands. Journal of Quaternary Science 35 (5), S. 625–633. Link

Bliedtner, M., Suchodoletz, H. von, Schäfer, I., Welte, C., Salazar, G., Szidat, S., Haas, M., Dubois, N., Zech, R., 2020. Age and origin of leaf wax n-alkanes in fluvial sediment-paleosol sequences and implications for paleoenvironmental reconstructions. Hydrology and Earth System Sciences24(4), 2105–2120. Link

Hepp, J., Schäfer, I.K., Lanny, V., Franke, J., Bliedtner, M., Rozanski, K., Glaser, B., Zech, M., Eglinton, T.I., Zech, R., 2020. Evaluation of bacterial glycerol dialkyl glycerol tetraether and 2H–18O biomarker proxies along a central European topsoil transect. Biogeosciences 17(3), 741–756. Link

Strobel, P., Haberzettl, T., Bliedtner, M., Struck, J., Glaser, B., Zech, M., Zech, R., 2020. The potential of δ2H-alkanes and δ18Osugar for paleoclimate reconstruction – A regional calibration study for South Africa. Science of The Total Environment 137045. Link

Struck, J., Bliedtner, M., Strobel, P., Schumacher, J., Bazarradnaa, E., Zech, R., 2020. Leaf wax n-alkane patterns and compound-specific δ13C of plants and topsoils from semi-arid and arid Mongolia. Biogeosciences 17(3), 567–580. Link


Hepp, J., Wüthrich, L., Bromm, T., Bliedtner, M., Schäfer, I.K., Glaser, B., Rozanski, K., Sirocko, F., Zech, R., Zech, M., 2019. How dry was the Younger Dryas? Evidence from a coupled δ2H–δ18O biomarker paleohygrometer applied to the Gemündener Maar sediments, Western Eifel, Germany. Climate of the Past 15(2), 713–733. Link


Bliedtner, M., Zech, R., Kühn, P., Schneider, B., Zielhofer, C., Suchodoletz, H. von, 2018. The potential of leaf wax biomarkers from fluvial soil-sediment sequences for paleovegetation reconstructions - Upper Alazani River, central southern Greater Caucasus (Georgia). Quaternary Science Reviews 196, 62–79. Link

Schäfer, I.K., Bliedtner, M., Wolf, D., Kolb, T., Zech, J., Faust, D., Zech, R., 2018. A δ13C and δ2H leaf wax record from the Late Quaternary loess-paleosoil sequence El Paraíso, Central Spain. Palaeogeography, Palaeoclimatology, Palaeoecology 507, 52–59. Link

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. Link

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. Link

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 – potential and first results from the Black Rock Desert, Utah, USA, and Fuerteventura, Canary Islands, Spain. E&G Quaternary Science Journal 66(2), 103–108. Link


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 Science Journal66(2), 91–100. Link

Haas, M., Bliedtner, M., Borodynkin, I., Salazar, G., Szidat, S., Eglinton, T.I., Zech, R., 2017. Radiocarbon Dating of Leaf Waxes in the Loess-Paleosol Sequence Kurtak, Central Siberia. Radiocarbon, 1–12. Link


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 407, 64-73. Link