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  • 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.


  • 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.



  • 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.