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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.

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.

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.


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., Muller-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. 

http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0168583X04006238Rethemeyer, 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.