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Submitted manuscripts

Breitenbach, S.F.M., Plessen, B., Waltgenbach, S., Tjallingii, R., Leonhardt, J., Jochum, K.P., Meyer, H., Goswami, B., Marwan, N. and Scholz, D., submitted. Holocene interaction of maritime and continental climate in Central Europe. Global and Planetary Change.

Budsky, A., Scholz, D., Mertz-Kraus, R., Spötl, C., Wassenburg, J.A., Riechelmann, D.F.C., Gibert, L., Jochum, K.P. and Andreae, M.O., submitted. Speleothem record suggests enhanced summer drought in south-eastern Spain between 9.7 and 7.5 ka – a circum-Western Mediterranean anomaly? The Holocene.

Otter, L.M., Macholdt, D.S., Jochum, K.P., Stoll, B., Weis, U., Weber, B., Scholz, D., Al-Amri, A.M. and Andreae, M.O., submitted. The relationship of rock varnish and adjacent mineral dust in arid and semi-arid environments. Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta.

Treble, P.C., Mah, M., Griffiths, A., Baker, A., Deininger, M., Kelly, B.F., Scholz, D. and Hankin, S., submitted. Separating isotopic impacts of karst and in-cave processes from climate variability using an integrated speleothem isotope-enabled forward model. Earth and Planetary Science Letters.

Wassenburg, J.A., Riechelmann, S., Schröder-Ritzrau, A., Riechelmann, D.F.C., Richter, D.K., Immenhauser, A., Terente, M., Constantin, S., Niedermayr, A., Hansen, M. and Scholz, D., submitted. Calcite Mg and Sr partition coefficients in cave environments: implications for interpreting prior calcite precipitation in speleothems. Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta.


Manuscripts accepted for publication

Deininger, M. and Scholz, D., accepted. ISOLUTION 1.0: an ISOtope evoLUTION model describing the stable oxygen (d18O) and carbon (d13C) isotope values of speleothems. International Journal of Speleology.

Hansen, M., Scholz, D., Schöne, B.R. and Spötl, C., accepted. Simulating speleothem growth in the laboratory: Determination of the stable isotope fractionation (d13C and d18O) between H2O, DIC and CaCO3. Chemical Geology.

Riechelmann, D.F.C., Fohlmeister, J., Kluge, T., Jochum, K.P., Richter, D.K., Deininger, M., Friedrich, R., Frank, N. and Scholz, D., accepted. Evaluating the potential of tree-ring methodology for cross-dating of annually laminated stalagmites. Quaternary Geochronology.


Manuscripts in press

Peer reviewed


Obert, J.C., Scholz, D., Felis, T., Lippold, J., Jochum, K.P. and Andreae, M.O., 2019. Improved constraints on open-system processes in fossil reef corals by combined Th/U, Pa/U and Ra/Th dating: A case study from Aqaba, Jordan. Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta 245, 459-478.


Ait Brahim, Y., Wassenburg, J.A., Cruz, F., Sifeddine, A., Scholz, D., Bouchaou, L., Dassié, E.P., Jochum, K.P., Edwards, R.L. and Cheng, H., 2018. Multi-decadal to Centennial hydro-climate variability and linkage to solar forcing in the Western Mediterranean during the last 1000 years. Scientific Reports 8, 17446.

Atsawawaranunt, K., Comas-Bru, L., Amirnezhad Mozhdehi, S., Deininger, M., Harrison, S.P., Baker, A., Boyd, M., Kaushal, N., Ahmad, S.M., Ait Brahim, Y., Arienzo, M., Bajo, P., Braun, K., Burstyn, Y., Chawchai, S., Duan, W., Hatvani, I.G., Hu, J., Kern, Z., Labuhn, I., Lachniet, M., Lechleiter, F.A., Lorrey, A., Pérez-Mejías, C., Pickering, R., Scroxton, N. and Sisal Working Group Members, 2018. The SISAL database: a global resource to document oxygen and carbon isotope records from speleothems. Earth System Science Data 10, 1687-1713.

Brocas, W.M., Felis, T., Gierz, P., Lohmann, G., Werner, M., Obert, J.C., Scholz, D., Kölling, M. and Scheffers, S.R., 2018. Last interglacial hydroclimate seasonality reconstructed from tropical Atlantic corals. Paleoceanography and Paleoclimatology 33, 198-213.

De Waele, J., D'Angeli, I.M., Bontognali, T.R.R., Tuccimei, P., Scholz, D., Jochum, K.P., Columbu, A., Bernasconi, S.M., Fornós, J., Grau González, E.R. and Tisato, N., 2018. Speleothems in a north Cuban cave register sea level changes and Pleistocene uplift rates. Earth Surface Processes and Landforms 43, 2313-2326.

Dublyansky, Y., Moseley, G.E., Liakhnitsky, Y., Cheng, H., Edwards, R.L., Scholz, D., Koltai, G. and Spötl, C., 2018. Late Palaeolithic cave art and permafrost in the southern Ural. Scientific Reports 8, 12080.

Heidke, I., Scholz, D. and Hoffmann, T., 2018. Quantification of lignin oxidation products as vegetation biomarkers in speleothems and cave drip water. Biogeosciences 15, 5831-5845.

Obert, J.C., Scholz, D., Lippold, J., Felis, T., Jochum, K.P. and Andreae, M.O., 2018. Chemical separation and MC-ICPMS analysis of U, Th, Pa and Ra isotope ratios of carbonates. Journal of Analytical Atomic Spectrometry 33, 1372-1383.

Richter, D.K., Neuser, R.D., Harder, M., Schabdach, H. and Scholz, D., 2018. Unusual internal structure of cm-sized coldwater calcite: Weichselian spars in former pools of the Zinnbergschacht Cave (Franconian Alb/SE Germany). International Journal of Speleology 47, 145-154.

Richter, D.K., Scholz, D., Jöns, N., Neuser, R.D. and Breitenbach, S.F.M., 2018. Coarse-grained cryogenic aragonite as end-member of mineral formation in dolomite caves. Sedimentary Geology 376, 136-146.

Vieten, R., Warken, S., Winter, A., Scholz, D., Miller, T., Spötl, C. and Schröder-Ritzrau, A., 2018. Monitoring of Cueva Larga, Puerto Rico – a First Step to Decode Speleothem Climate Records, in: White, W.B., Herman, J., Herman, E., Rutigliano, M. (Eds.), Karst Ground Water Contamination and Public Health. Springer, Cham, pp. 319-331.

Vieten, R., Warken, S., Winter, A., Schröder-Ritzrau, A., Scholz, D. and Spötl, C., 2018. Hurricane impact on seepage water in Larga Cave, Puerto Rico. Journal of Geophysical Research Biogeosciences 123, 879-888.

Warken, S., Fohlmeister, J., Schröder-Ritzrau, A., Constantin, S., Spötl, C., Gerdes, A., Esper, J., Frank, N., Arps, J., Terente, M., Riechelmann, D.F.C., Mangini, A. and Scholz, D., 2018. Reconstruction of late Holocene autumn/winter precipitation variability in SW Romania from a high-resolution speleothem trace element record. Earth and Planetary Science Letters 499, 122-133.

Weber, M., Lugli, F., Jochum, K.P., Cipriani, A. and Scholz, D., 2018. Calcium carbonate and phosphate reference materials for monitoring bulk and microanalytical determination of Sr isotopes. Geostandards and Geoanalytical Research 42, 77-89.

Weber, M., Scholz, D., Schröder-Ritzrau, A., Deininger, M., Spötl, C., Lugli, F., Mertz-Kraus, R., Jochum, K.P., Fohlmeister, J., Stumpf, C.F. and Riechelmann, D.F.C., 2018. Evidence of warm and humid interstadials in central Europe during early MIS 3 revealed by a multi-proxy speleothem record. Quaternary Science Reviews 200, 276-286


Hansen, M., Scholz, D., Froeschmann, M.-L., Schöne, B. R., and Spötl, C., submitted. Carbon isotope exchange between gaseous CO2 and thin solution films: Artificial cave experiments and a complete diffusion-reaction model. Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta 211, 28-47..

Lin, Y., Jochum, K. P., Scholz, D., Hoffmann, D. L., Stoll, B., Weis, U., and Andreae, M. O., 2017. In situ high spatial resolution LA-MC-ICPMS 230Th/U-dating enables detection of small scale age inversions in speleothems. Solid Earth Sciences 2, 1-9.

Lorscheid, T., Felis, T., Stocchi, P., Obert, J.C., Scholz, D. and Rovere, A., 2017. Tides in the Last Interglacial: insights from notch geometry and palaeo tidal models in Bonaire, Netherland Antilles. Scientific Reports 7, 16241.

Macholdt, D. S., Jochum, K. P., Pöhlker, C., Arangio, A., Förster, J.-D., Stoll, B., Weis, U., Weber, B., Müller, M., Kappl, M., Shiraiwa, M., Kilcoyne, D. A., Weigand, M., Scholz, D., Haug, G. H., Al-Amri, A. M., and Andreae, M. O., 2017. Characterization and differentiation of rock varnish types from different environments by microanalytical techniques. Chemical Geology 459, 91-118.

Mischel, S. A., Mertz-Kraus, R., Jochum, K. P., and Scholz, D., 2017. TERMITE - An R script for fast reduction of LA-ICPMS data and its application to trace element measurements. Rapid Communications in Mass Spectrometry 31, 1079-1087.

Mischel, S. A., Scholz, D., Spötl, C., Jochum, K. P., Schröder-Ritzrau, A., and Fiedler, S., 2017. Holocene climate variability in Central Germany and a potential link to the polar North Atlantic: A replicated record from three coeval speleothems. The Holocene 27, 509-525.

Rixhon, G., Briant, R. M., Cordier, S., Duval, M., Jones, A., and Scholz, D., 2017. Revealing the pace of river landscape evolution during the Quaternary: recent developments in numerical dating methods. Quaternary Science Reviews 166, 91-113.

Weber, M., Wassenburg, J. A., Jochum, K. P., Breitenbach, S., Oster, J., and Scholz, D., 2017. Sr-isotope analysis of speleothems by LA-MC-ICP-MS: high temporal resolution and fast data acquisition. Chemical Geology 468, 63-74.

Wu, H.C., Felis, T., Scholz, D., Giry, C., Kölling, M., Jochum, K.P. and Scheffers, S.R., 2017. Changes to Yucatán Peninsula precipitation associated with salinity and temperature extremes of the Caribbean Sea during the Maya civilization collapse. Scientific Reports 7, 15825..


Brocas, W. M., Felis, T., Obert, J. C., Gierz, P., Lohmann, G., Scholz, D., Kölling, M., and Scheffers, S. R., 2016. Last interglacial temperature seasonality reconstructed from tropical Atlantic corals. Earth and Planetary Science Letters 449, 418-429.

Cheng, H., Spötl, C., Breitenbach, S. F. M., Sinha, A., Wassenburg, J. A., Jochum, K. P., Scholz, D., Li, X., Yi, L., Peng, Y., Lv, Y., Zhang, P., Votintseva, A., Loginov, V., Ning, Y., Kathayat, G., and Edwards, R. L., 2016. Climate variations of central Asia on orbital to millennial timescales. Scientific Reports 6, 36975.

Dreybrodt, W., Hansen, M., and Scholz, D., 2016. Processes affecting the stable isotope composition of calcite during precipitation on the surface of stalagmites: Laboratory experiments investigating the isotope exchange between DIC in the solution layer on top of a speleothem and the CO2 of the cave atmosphere. Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta 174, 247-262.

Gibert, L., Scott, G. R., Scholz, D., Budsky, A., Ferrandez, C., Martin, R. A., Ribot, F., and Leria, M., 2016. Chronology for the Cueva Victoria fossil site (SE Spain): Evidence for Early Pleistocene Afro-Iberian dispersals. Journal of Human Evolution 90, 183-197.

Jamieson, R. A., Baldini, J. U. L., Brett, M. J., Taylor, J., Ridley, H. E., Ottley, C. J., Prufer, K. M., Wassenburg, J. A., Scholz, D., and Breitenbach, S. F. M., 2016. Intra- and inter-annual uranium concentration variability in a Belizean stalagmite controlled by prior aragonite precipitation: A new tool for reconstructing hydro-climate using aragonitic speleothems. Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta 190, 332-346.

Obert, J. C., Scholz, D., Felis, T., Brocas, W. M., Jochum, K. P., and Andreae, M. O., 2016. 230Th/U dating of Last Interglacial brain corals from Bonaire (southern Caribbean) using bulk and theca wall material. Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta 178, 20-40.

Passchier, C.W., Sürmelihindi, G., Spötl, C., Mertz-Kraus, R., and Scholz, D., 2016. Carbonate deposits from the ancient aqueduct of Béziers, France – A high-resolution palaeoenvironmental archive for the Roman Empire. Palaeogeography, Palaeoclimatology, Palaeoecology 461, 328-340.

Vieten, R., Winter, A., Warken, S. F., Schröder-Ritzrau, A., Miller, T. E., and Scholz, D., 2016. Seasonal temperature variations controlling cave ventilation processes in Cueva Larga, Puerto Rico. International Journal of Speleology 45, 259-273.

Wassenburg, J. A., Dietrich, S., Fietzke, J., Fohlmeister, J., Jochum, K. P., Scholz, D., Richter, D. K., Sabaoui, A., Spötl, C., Lohmann, G., Andreae, M. O., and Immenhauser, A., 2016. Reorganization of the North Atlantic Oscillation during Early Holocene deglaciation. Nature Geoscience 9, 602-605.

Wassenburg, J. A., Scholz, D., Jochum, K. P., Cheng, H., Oster, J., Immenhauser, A., Richter, D. K., Häger, T., Jamieson, R. A., Baldini, J. U. L., Hoffmann, D. L., and Breitenbach, S. F. M., 2016. Determination of aragonite trace element distribution coefficients from speleothem calcite-aragonite transitions. Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta 190, 347-367.

Wenz, S., Scholz, D., Sürmelihindi, G., Passchier, C. W., Jochum, K. P., and Andreae, M. O., 2016. 230Th/U-dating of carbonate deposits from ancient aqueducts. Quaternary Geochronology 32, 40-52.



Felis, T., Giry, C., Scholz, D., Lohmann, G., Pfeiffer, M., Pätzold, J., Kölling, M., and Scheffers, S., 2015. Tropical Atlantic temperature seasonality at the end of the last interglacial. Nature Communications 6, 6159.

Felis, T., Scholz, D., Lohmann, G., Giry, C., Fensterer, C., Wei, W., and Mangini, A., 2015. Control of seasonality and interannual to centennial climate in the Caribbean during the Holocene – Combining coral records, stalagmite records and climate models. In: Schulz, M. and Paul, A. Eds.), Integrated Analysis of Interglacial Climate Dynamics (INTERDYNAMIC). Springer.

Macholdt, D. S., Jochum, K. P., Pöhlker, C., Stoll, B., Weis, U., Weber, B., Müller, M., Kappl, M., Buhre, S., Kilcoyne, A. L. D., Weigand, M., Scholz, D., Al-Amri, A. M., and Andreae, M. O., 2015. Microanalytical methods for in-situ high-resolution analysis of rock varnish at the nanometer to micrometer scale. Chemical Geology 411, 57-68.

Meyer, S., Melim, L., and Scholz, D., 2015. Morphologie der Pool-Fingers in der Riesenberghöhle (Süntel, Niedersachsen). Die Höhle 66, 80-95.

Mischel, S. A., Scholz, D., and Spötl, C., 2015. 18O values of cave drip water - a promising proxy for the reconstruction of the North Atlantic Oscillation? Climate Dynamics 45, 3035-3050.

Plan, L., Schober, A., Scholz, D., Spötl, C., Pruner, P., and Bosak, P., 2015. Speleogenesis of the Hermannshöhle cave system (Austria): Constraints from 230Th/U-dating and palaeomagnetic analysis. International Journal of Speleology 44, 315-326.

Richter, D. K., Goll, K., Grebe, W., Niedermayr, A., Platte, A., and Scholz, D., 2015. Weichselian cryogenic calcites indicating former pools on ice in the Hüttenbläserschlacht Cave (Iserlohn, NRW). E&G Quaternary Science Journal 64, 67-81.

Rivera-Collazo, I., Winter, A., Scholz, D., Mangini, A., Miller, T., Kushnir, Y., and Black, D., 2015. Human adaptation strategies to abrupt climate change in Puerto Rico ca. 3.5 ka. The Holocene 25, 627-640.

Yang, Q., Scholz, D., Jochum, K. P., Hoffmann, D. L., Stoll, B., Weis, U., Schwager, B., and Andreae, M. O., 2015. Lead isotope variability in speleothems - A promising new proxy for hydrological change? First results from a stalagmite from western Germany. Chemical Geology 396, 143-151.



Bosle, J., Mischel, S., Schulze, A.-L., Scholz, D., and Hoffmann, T., 2014. Quantification of fatty acids in cave drip water and speleothems using HPLC-ESI-IT/MS - Development and validation of a selective method. Analytical and Bioanalytical Chemistry 406, 3167-3177.

Riechelmann, D. F. C., Maus, M., Dindorf, W., Schöne, B. R., Scholz, D., and Esper, J., 2014. Sensitivity of whole wood stable carbon and oxygen isotope values to milling procedures. Rapid Communications in Mass Spectrometry 28, 1371-1375.

Schober, A., Plan, L., and Scholz, D., 2014. Genese der Hermannshöhle (Kirchberg/Wechsel, NÖ). Die Höhle 65, 25-46.

Scholz, D., Tolzmann, J., Hoffmann, D. L., Jochum, K. P., Spötl, C., and Riechelmann, D. F. C., 2014. Diagenesis of speleothems and its effect on the accuracy of 230Th/U-ages. Chemical Geology 387, 74-86.

Spötl, C., Reimer, P. J., Rabeder, G., and Scholz, D., 2014. Presence of cave bears in western Austria before the onset of the Last Glacial Maximum: new radiocarbon dates and palaeoclimatic considerations. Journal of Quaternary Science 29, 760-766.

Yang, Q., Jochum, K. P., Stoll, B., Weis, U., Börner, N., Schwalb, A., Frenzel, P., Scholz, D., Doberschütz, S., Haberzettl, T., Gleixner, G., Mäusbacher, R., Zhu, L., and Andreae, M. O., 2014. Trace element variability in single ostracod valves as a proxy for hydrochemical change in Nam Co, central Tibet, during the Holocene. Palaeogeography, Palaeoclimatology, Palaeoecology 399, 225-235.



Fensterer, C., Scholz, D., Hoffmann, D. L., Spötl, C., Schröder-Ritzrau, A., Horn, C., Pajón, J. M., and Mangini, A., 2013. Millennial-scale climate variability during the last 12.5 ka recorded in a Caribbean speleothem. Earth and Planetary Science Letters 361, 143-151.

Foley, S. F., Gronenborn, D., Andreae, M. O., Kadereit, J. W., Esper, J., Scholz, D., Pöschl, U., Jacob, D. E., Schöne, B. R., Schreg, R., Vött, A., Jordan, D., Lelieveld, J., Weller, C. G., Alt, K. W., Gaudzinski-Windheuser, S., Bruhn, K.-C., Sirocko, F., and Crutzen, P. J., 2013. The Palaeoanthropocene - The beginnings of anthropogenic environmental change. Anthropocene 3, 83-88.

Hansen, M., Scholz, D., and Dreybrodt, W., 2013. Chemical evolution of dissolved inorganic carbon species flowing in thin water films on calcite surfaces and its implications for (rapid) degassing of CO2 during speleothem growth. Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta 107, 242-251.

Kluge, T., Affek, H. P., Marx, T., Aeschbach-Hertig, W., Riechelmann, D. F. C., Scholz, D., Riechelmann, S., Immenhauser, A., Richter, D. K., Fohlmeister, J., Wackerbarth, A. K., Mangini, A., and Spötl, C., 2013. Reconstruction of drip-water d18O based on calcite oxygen and clumped isotopes of speleothems from Bunker Cave (Germany). Climate of the Past 9, 377-391.

Lohmann, G., Wackerbarth, A. K., Langebroek, P., Werner, M., Fohlmeister, J., Scholz, D., and Mangini, A., 2013. Simulated European stalagmite record and its relation to a quasi-decadal climate mode. Climate of the Past 9, 89-98.

Richter, D. K., Meyer, S., Scholz, D., and Immenhauser, A., 2013. Multiphase formation of Weichselian cryogenic calcites, Riesenberg Cave, NW Germany. Zeitschrift der Deutschen Gesellschaft für Geowissenschaften 164, 353-367.

Riechelmann, D. F. C., Deininger, M., Scholz, D., Riechelmann, S., Schröder-Ritzrau, A., Spötl, C., Richter, D. K., Mangini, A., and Immenhauser, A., 2013. Disequilibrium carbon and oxygen isotope fractionation in recent cave calcite: Comparison of cave precipitates and model data. Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta 103, 232-244.

Wassenburg, J. A., Immenhauser, A., Richter, D. K., Niedermayr, A., Riechelmann, S., Fietzke, J., Scholz, D., Jochum, K. P., Fohlmeister, J., Schröder-Ritzrau, A., Sabaoui, A., Riechelmann, D. F. C., Schneider, L., and Esper, J., 2013. Moroccan speleothem and tree ring records suggest a variable positive state of the North Atlantic Oscillation during the Medieval Warm Period. Earth and Planetary Science Letters 375, 291-302.



Deininger, M., Fohlmeister, J., Scholz, D., and Mangini, A., 2012. Isotope disequilibrium effects: The influence of evaporation and ventilation effects on the carbon and oxygen isotope composition of speleothems – A model approach. Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta 96, 57-79.

Fensterer, C., Scholz, D., Hoffmann, D. L., Spötl, C., Pajón, J. M., and Mangini, A., 2012. Cuban stalagmite suggests relationship between Caribbean precipitation and the Atlantic Multidecadal Oscillation during the past 1.3 ka. The Holocene 22, 1403-1410.

Fohlmeister, J., Schröder-Ritzrau, A., Scholz, D., Spötl, C., Riechelmann, D. F. C., Mudelsee, M., Wackerbarth, A. K., Gerdes, A., Riechelmann, S., Immenhauser, A., Richter, D. K., and Mangini, A., 2012. Bunker Cave stalagmites: An archive for central European Holocene climate variability. Climate of the Past Discussions 8, 1687-1720.

Giry, C., Felis, T., Kölling, M., Scholz, D., Wei, W., Lohmann, G., and Scheffers, S., 2012. Mid- to late Holocene changes in tropical Atlantic temperature seasonality and interannual to multidecadal variability documented in southern Caribbean corals. Earth and Planetary Science Letters 331-332, 187-200.

Jochum, K. P., Scholz, D., Stoll, B., Weis, U., Wilson, S. A., Yang, Q., Schwalb, A., Börner, N., Jacob, D. E., and Andreae, M. O., 2012. Accurate trace element analysis of speleothems and biogenic calcium carbonates by LA-ICP-MS. Chemical Geology 318-319, 31-44.

Mudelsee, M., Fohlmeister, J., and Scholz, D., 2012. Effects of dating errors on nonparametric trend analyses of speleothem time series. Climate of the Past Discussions 8, 1973-2005.

Scholz, D., Frisia, S., Borsato, A., Spötl, C., Fohlmeister, J., Mudelsee, M., Miorandi, R., and Mangini, A., 2012. Holocene climate variability in north-eastern Italy: potential influence of the NAO and solar activity recorded by speleothem data. Climate of the Past 8, 1367–1383.

Scholz, D., Hoffmann, D. L., Hellstrom, J., and Bronk Ramsey, C., 2012. A comparison of different methods for speleothem age modelling. Quaternary Geochronology 14, 94-104.

Wassenburg, J. A., Immenhauser, A., Richter, D. K., Jochum, K. P., Fietzke, J., Deininger, M., Goos, M., Scholz, D., and Sabaoui, A., 2012. Climate and cave control on Pleistocene/Holocene calcite-to-aragonite transitions in speleothems from Morocco: Elemental and isotopic evidence. Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta 92, 23-47.

Zak, K., Richter, D. K., Filippi, M., Zivor, R., Deininger, M., Mangini, A., and Scholz, D., 2012. Cryogenic cave carbonate – a new tool for estimation of the Last Glacial permafrost depth of the Central Europe. Climate of the Past Discussions 8, 2145-2185.



Dreybrodt, W. and Scholz, D., 2011. Climatic dependence of stable carbon and oxygen isotope signals recorded in speleothems: From soil water to speleothem calcite. Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta 75, 734-752.

Fohlmeister, J., Scholz, D., Kromer, B., and Mangini, A., 2011. Modelling carbon isotopes of carbonates in cave drip water. Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta 75, 5219-5228.

Jochum, K. P., Wilson, S. A., Abouchami, W., Amini, M., Chmeleff, J., Eisenhauer, A., Hegner, E., Iaccheri, L. M., Kieffer, B., Krause, J., McDonough, W. F., Mertz-Kraus, R., Raczek, I., Rudnick, R. L., Scholz, D., Steinhoefel, G., Stoll, B., Stracke, A., Tonarini, S., Weis, U., and Woodhead, J. D., 2011. GSD-1G and MPI-DING Reference Glasses for In Situ and Bulk Isotopic Determination. Geostandards and Geoanalytical Research 35, 193-226.

Riechelmann, D. F. C., Schröder-Ritzrau, A., Scholz, D., Fohlmeister, J., Spötl, C., Richter, D. K., and Mangini, A., 2011. Monitoring Bunker Cave (NW Germany): A prerequisite to interpret geochemical proxy data of speleothems from this site. Journal of Hydrology 409, 682-695.

Scholz, D. and Hoffmann, D. L., 2011. StalAge – an algorithm designed for construction of speleothem age models. Quaternary Geochronology 6, 369-382.


Fensterer, C., Scholz, D., Hoffmann, D. L., Mangini, A., and Pajón, J. M., 2010. 230Th/U-dating of a late Holocene low uranium speleothem from Cuba. IOP Conference Series: Earth and Environmental Science 9, 012015.

Polag, D., Scholz, D., Mühlinghaus, C., Spötl, C., Schröder-Ritzrau, A., Segl, M., and Mangini, A., 2010. Stable isotope fractionation in speleothems: Laboratory experiments. Chemical Geology 279, 31-39.

Spötl, C., Nicolussi, K., Patzelt, G., Boch, R., and Daphne team, 2010. Humid climate during deposition of sapropel 1 in the Mediterranean Sea: Assessing the influence of the Alps. Global and Planetary Change 71, 242-248.

Wackerbarth, A. K., Scholz, D., Fohlmeister, J., and Mangini, A., 2010. Modelling the δ18O value of cave drip water and speleothem calcite. Earth and Planetary Science Letters 299, 387-397.


Mudelsee, M., Scholz, D., Röthlisberger, R., Fleitmann, D., Mangini, A., and Wolff, E. W., 2009. Climate spectrum estimation in the presence of timescale errors. Nonlinear Processes in Geophysics 16, 43-56.

Mühlinghaus, C., Scholz, D., and Mangini, A., 2009. Modelling fractionation of stable isotopes in stalagmites. Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta 73, 7275-7289.

Scholz, D., Mühlinghaus, C., and Mangini, A., 2009. Modelling δ13C and δ18O in the solution layer on stalagmite surfaces. Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta 73, 2592-2602.


Kluge, T., Marx, T., Scholz, D., Niggemann, S., Mangini, A., and Aeschbach-Hertig, W., 2008. A new tool for palaeoclimate reconstruction: Noble gas temperatures from fluid inclusions in speleothems. Earth and Planetary Science Letters 269, 407-414.

Scholz, D. and Hoffmann, D. L., 2008. 230Th/U-dating of fossil reef corals and speleothems. Quaternary Science Journal (Eiszeitalter und Gegenwart) 57, 52-77.

Spötl, C., Scholz, D., and Mangini, A., 2008. A terrestrial U/Th-dated stable isotope record of the Penultimate Interglacial. Earth and Planetary Science Letters 276, 283-292.

Wiedner, E., Scholz, D., Mangini, A., Polag, D., Mühlinghaus, C., and Segl, M., 2008. Investigation of the stable isotope fractionation in speleothems with laboratory experiments. Quaternary International 187, 15-24.



Hoffmann, D. L., Prytulak, J., Richards, D. A., Elliott, T., Coath, C. D., Smart, P. L., and Scholz, D., 2007. Procedures for accurate U and Th isotope measurements by high precision MC-ICPMS. International Journal of Mass Spectrometry 264, 97-109.

Mangini, A., Blumbach, P., Verdes, P., Spötl, C., Scholz, D., Machel, H., and Mahon, S., 2007. Combined records from a stalagmite from Barbados and from lake sediments in Haiti reveal variable seasonality in the Caribbean between 6.7 and 3 ka BP. Quaternary Science Reviews 26, 1332-1343.

Mangini, A., Verdes, P., Spötl, C., Scholz, D., Vollweiler, N., and Kromer, B., 2007. Persistent influence of the North Atlantic hydrography on central European winter temperature during the last 9000 years. Geophysical Research Letters 34, L02704.

Mühlinghaus, C., Scholz, D., and Mangini, A., 2007. Modelling stalagmite growth and δ13C as a function of drip interval and temperature. Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta 71, 2780-2790.

Scholz, D. and Mangini, A., 2007. How precise are U-series coral ages? Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta 71, 1935-1948.

Scholz, D., Mangini, A., and Meischner, D., 2007. U-redistribution in fossil reef corals from Barbados, West Indies, and sea level reconstruction for MIS 6.5. In: Sirocko, F., Claussen, M., Litt, T., and Sanchez-Goni, M. F. Eds.), The climate of past Interglacials. Elsevier, Amsterdam.

Sirocko, F., Claussen, M., Litt, T., Sanchez-Goni, M. F., Berger, A., Boettger, T., Diehl, M., Desprat, S., Delmonte, B., Degering, D., Frechen, M., Geyh, M. A., Groeger, M., Kageyama, M., Kaspar, F., Kühl, N., Kubatzki, C., Lohmann, G., Loutre, M.-F., Müller, U., Rein, B., Rosendahl, W., Roucoux, K., Rousseau, D.-D., Seelos, K., Siddall, M., Scholz, D., Spötl, C., Urban, B., Vautravers, M., Velichko, A., Wenzel, S., Widmann, M., and Wünnemann, B., 2007. Chronology and climate forcing of the last four Interglacials. In: Sirocko, F., Claussen, M., Litt, T., and Sanchez-Goni, M. F. Eds.), The climate of past Interglacials. Elsevier, Amsterdam.



Scholz, D. and Mangini, A., 2006. Estimating the uncertainty of coral isochron U-Th ages. Quaternary Geochronology 1, 279-288.

Vollweiler, N., Scholz, D., Mühlinghaus, C., Mangini, A., and Spötl, C., 2006. A precisely dated climate record for the last 9 kyr from three high alpine stalagmites, Spannagel Cave, Austria. Geophysical Research Letters 33, L20703.



Felis, T., Lohmann, G., Kuhnert, H., Lorenz, S. J., Scholz, D., Pätzold, J., Al-Rousan, S. A., and Al-Moghrabi, S. M., 2004. Increased seasonality in Middle East temperatures during the last interglacial period. Nature 429, 164-168.

Scholz, D., Mangini, A., and Felis, T., 2004. U-series dating of diagenetically altered fossil reef corals. Earth and Planetary Science Letters 218, 163-178.

Other publications

Andersen, M. B., Gallup, C. D., Scholz, D., Stirling, C. H., and Thompson, W. G., 2009. U-series dating of fossil coral reefs: Consensus and controversy. PAGES News 17, 54-56.

Budsky, A., Scholz, D., Gibert, L., and Mertz-Kraus, R., 2015. 230Th/U-dating of the Cueva Victoria flowstone sequence: Preliminary results and palaeoclimatic implications. In: Gibert, L. and Ferrandez-Canadell, C. Eds.), Geología y paleontología de Cueva Victoria (Geology and paleontology of Cueva Victoria), Cartagena.

Filomena, C. M. and Scholz, D., 2013. Neue Hinweise auf Alter und Entstehungsphasen der Vetterhöhle. Karstreport des Höhlenvereins Blaubeuren 5, 15-21.

Mühlinghaus, C., Scholz, D., and Mangini, A., 2008. Temperature and precipitation records from stalagmites grown under disequilibrium conditions: A first approach. PAGES News 16, 19-20.

Richter, D. K., Harder, M., Niedermayr, A., and Scholz, D., 2014. Zopfsinter in der Zoolithenhöhle: Erstfund kryogener Calcite in der Fränkischen Alb. Mitteilungen des Verbandes der deutschen Höhlen- und Karstforscher e.V. 60, 36-41.

Scholz, D., 2005. U-series dating of diagenetically altered fossil reef corals and the application for sea level reconstruction. PhD Thesis.

Scholz, D., Hoffmann, D. L., Spötl, C., Hopcroft, P., Mangini, A., and Richter, D. K., 2011. Decoupled evolution of temperature and precipitation in Western Germany during the Last Interglacial reconstructed from a precisely dated speleothem. Mineralogical Magazine 75, 1823.

Scholz, D., 2012. StalAge - an algorithm especially designed for construction of speleothem age models. Quaternary International 279-280, 439.