Manuscripts submitted and under review

Warken, S.F., Riechelmann, D.F.C., Fohlmeister, J., Schröder-Ritzrau, A., Frank, N., Scholz, D., Jochum, K.P., Mirea, I.-C., Constantin, S. and Spötl, C., under review. Dynamic forcing of Eastern Central European precipitation variability since the Last Glacial Maximum.- Communications Earth & Environment.

Jacobson, M.J., Chawchai, S., Scholz, D., Riechelmann, D.F.C., Holmgren, K., Vonhof, H., Wang, X. and Liu, G. under review. A rapid response of the Indian Summer Monsoon to the Younger Dryas termination? Speleothem stable isotope records from Tham Khao Dang Cave in western Thailand. Quaternary Science Reviews.

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Kuhl, E., Zang, C., Esper, J., Riechelmann, D.F.C., Büntgen, U., Briesch, M., Reinig, F., Römer, P., Konter, O., Schmidhalter, M. and Hartl, C., 2023. Using machine learning on tree-ring data to determine the geographical provenance of historical construction timbers. Ecosphere 14(3),e4453. 

Riechelmann, D.F.C., Jochum, K.P., Richter, D.K. and Scholz, D., 2023. Mg records of two stalagmites from B7-Cave (northwest Germany) indicating long-term precipitation changes during Early to Mid-Holocene. International Journal of Speleology 52(1), 9-22. 

Weissbach, T., Kluge, T., Affolter, S., Leuenberger, M.C., Vonhof, H., Riechelmann, D.F.C., Fohlmeister, J., Juhl, M.-C., Hemmer, B., Wu, Y., Warken, S.F., Schmidt, M., Frank, N. and Aeschbach, W., 2023. Constraints for precise and accurate fluid inclusion stable isotope analysis using water-vapour saturated CRDS techniques. Chemical Geology 617, 121268


Hartl, C., Schneider, L., Riechelmann, D.F.C., Kuhl, E., Kochbeck, M., Klippel, L., Büntgen, U. and Esper, J., in review. The temperature sensitivity along elevational gradients is more stable in maximum latewood density than tree-ring width. Dendrochronologia 73, 125958.

Riechelmann, D.F.C., Riechelmann, S. and Schröder-Ritzrau, A., 2022. Long-term elemental trends in drip waters from monitoring Bunker Cave: new insights for past precipitation variability. Chemical Geology 590, 120704.


Waltgenbach, S., Riechelmann D.F.C., Spötl, C., Jochum K.P., Fohlmeister, J., Schröder-Ritzrau, A. and Scholz, D., 2021. Climate variability in Central Europe during the last 2500 years reconstructed from four high-resolution speleothem multi-proxy speleothem records. Geosciences 11 (4), 166.

Weber, M., Hinz, Y., Schöne, B.R., Jochum, K.P., Hoffmann, D., Spötl, C., Riechelmann, D.F.C. and Scholz, D., 2021. Opposite trends in Holocene speleothem proxy records from two neighbouring caves in Germany: A multi-proxy evaluation. Frontiers in Earth Sciences 9, 154.


Riechelmann, D. F. C., Hartl, C. and Esper, J., 2020. The effect of provenance of historical timber on tree-ring based temperature reconstructions in the Western Central Alps. iForest – Biogeosciences and Forestry 13 (5), 351-359.

Waltgenbach, S., Scholz, D., Spötl, C., Riechelmann, D. F. C., Jochum, K. P., Fohlmeister, J. and Schröder-Ritzrau, A., 2020. Climate and structure of the 8.2 ka event reconstructed from three speleothems from Germany. Global and Planetary Change 193, 103266.

Chawchai, S., Liu, G., Bissen, R., Scholz, D., Riechelmann, D. F. C., Vonhof, H., Mertz-Kraus, R., Tan, L., Chiang, H.-W. and Wang, X., 2020. Hydroclimate variability of western Thailand during the last 1400 years. Quaternary Science Reviews 241,106423.

Riechelmann, D. F. C., Riechelmann, S. Wassenburg, J. A., Fohlmeister, J. Schöne, B. R., Jochum, K. P., Richter, D. K. and Scholz, D., 2020. High-resolution proxy records from two simultaneously grown stalagmites from Zoolithencave (south-eastern Germany) and their potential for palaeoclimate reconstruction. Geochemistry, Geophysics, Geosystems 21 (6), 1-20.

Esper, J., Riechelmann, D. F. C. and Holzkämper, S., 2020. Circumferential and longitudinal δ13C variability in a Larix decidua trunk from the Swiss Alps. Forests 11 (1),117.

Wassenburg, J. A., Riechelmann, S., Schröder-Ritzrau, A., Riechelmann, D. F. C., Richter, D. K., Immenhauser, A., Terente, M., Constantin, S., Hachenberg, A., Hansen, M. and Scholz, D., 2020. Calcite Mg and Sr partition coefficients in cave environments: Implications for interpreting prior calcite precipitation in speleothems. Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta 269, 581-596.


Riechelmann, D. F. C., Fohlmeister, J., Kluge, T., Jochum, K. P., Richter, D. K., Deininger, M., Friedrich, R., Frank, N. and Scholz, D., 2019. Evaluating the potential of tree-ring methodology for cross-dating of three annually laminated stalagmites from Zoolithencave (SE Germany). Quaternary Geochronology 52, 37-50.

Budsky, A., Scholz, D., Wassenburg, J. A., Mertz-Kraus, R., Spötl, C., Riechelmann, D. F. C., Gibert, L., Jochum, K. P. and Andreae, M. O., 2019. Speleothem δ13C record suggests enhanced spring/summer drought in south-eastern Spain between 9.7 and 7.8 ka – A circum-Western Mediterranean anomaly?. The Holocene 29 (7), 1113-1133.

Riechelmann, D. F. C. and Gouw-Bouman, M. T. I. J., 2019. A review of climate reconstructions from terrestrial climate archives covering the first millennium AD in northwestern Europe. Quaternary Research 91 (1), 111-131.


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 MIS 3 revealed by a multi-proxy speleothem record. Quaternary Science Reviews 200, 276-286.

Warken, S. F., 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.

Esper, J., Holzkämper, S., Büntgen, U., Schöne, B., Keppler, F., Hartl, C., St. George, S., Riechelmann, D. F. C. and Treydte, K., 2018. Site-specific climate signals in stable isotope records from Swedish pine forests. Trees 32, 855-869.


Riechelmann D. F. C., Greule, M., Siegwolf, R. T. W., Anhäuser, T., Esper, J. & Keppler, F., 2017. Warm season precipitation signal in δ2H values of wood lignin methoxyl groups from high elevation larch trees in Switzerland. Rapid Communications in Mass Spectrometry 31, 1589-1598.


Riechelmann, S., Schröder-Ritzrau, A., Spötl, C., Riechelmann, D. F. C., Richter, D. K., Mangini, A., Frank, N., Breitenbach, S. F. M. and Immenhauser, A., 2017. Sensitivity of Bunker Cave to climatic forcings highlighted through multi-annual monitoring of rain-, soil-, and dripwaters. Chemical Geology 449, 194-205.


Riechelmann, D. F. C., Maus, M., Dindorf, W., Konter, O., Schöne, B. R. and Esper, J., 2016. Comparison of δ13C and δ18O from cellulose, whole wood, and resin-free whole wood from an old high elevation Pinus uncinata in the Spanish central Pyrenees. Isotopes in Environmental and Health Studies 52(6), 694-705.

Riechelmann, D. F. C., Greule, M., Treydte, K., Esper, J. and Keppler, F., 2016. Climate signals in δ13C of wood lignin methoxyl groups from high-elevation larch trees. Palaeogeography, Palaeoclimatology, Palaeoecology 445, 60-71.


Riechelmann, S., Schröder-Ritzrau, A., Wassenburg, J., Schreuer, J., Richter, D. K., Riechelmann, D. F. C., A., Terente, M., Constantin, S., Mangini, A. and Immenhauser, A., 2014. Physicochemical characteristics of drip waters: Influence on mineralogy and crystal morphology of recent cave carbonate precipitates. Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta 145, 13-29.

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.

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 (12), 1371-1375.


Riechelmann, D. F. C., Schmidhalter, M., Büntgen, U. and Esper, J., 2013. Extending the high elevation larch ring width chronology from the Simplon region in the Swiss Alps over the past millennium. In: Helle, G. et al. (Eds.) Tree rings in archaeology, climatology and ecology. TRACE 11, 103-107.

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.

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.

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., Mangini, A. and Spötl, C., 2013. Reconstruction of drip-water δ18O based on calcite oxygen and clumped isotopes of speleothems from Bunker Cave (Germany). Climate of the Past 9, 377-391.


Riechelmann, S., Buhl, D., Schröder-Ritzrau, A., Riechelmann, D. F. C., Richter, D. K., Vonhof, H. B., Wassenburg, J. A., Geske, A., Spötl, C. and Immenhauser, A., 2012. The magnesium isotope record of cave carbonate archives. Climate of the Past 8, 1849-1867.

Fohlmeister, J., Schröder-Ritzrau, A., Scholz, D., Spötl, C., Riechelmann, D. F. C., Mudelsee, M., Wackerbarth, A., Gerdes, A., Riechelmann, S., Immenhauser, A., Richter, D. K. and Mangini, A., 2012. Bunker Cave stalagmites: an archive of central European Holocene climate variability. Climate of the Past 8, 1751-1764.

Riechelmann, S., Buhl, D., Schröder-Ritzrau, A., Spötl, C., Riechelmann, D. F. C., Richter, D. K., Kluge, T., Marx, T. and Immenhauser, A., 2012. Hydrogeochemistry and fractionation pathways of Mg isotopes in a continental weathering system: Lessons from field experiments. Chemical Geology 300-301, 109-122.


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 (3-4), 682-695.


Kluge, T., Riechelmann, D. F. C., Wieser, M., Spötl, C., Sültenfuß, J., Schröder-Ritzrau, A., Niggemann, S. and Aeschbach-Hertig, W., 2010. Dating cave drip water by tritium. Journal of Hydrology 394 (3-4), 396-406.

Immenhauser, A., Buhl, D., Richter, D., Niedermayer, A., Riechelmann, D., Dietzel, M. and Schulte, U., 2010. Magnesium-isotope fractionation during low-Mg calcite precipitation in a limestone cave – Field study and experiments. Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta 74 (15), 4346-4364.


Richter, D. K. and Riechelmann, D. F. C., 2008. Late Pleistocene cryogenic calcite spherolites from the Malachitdom Cave (NE Rhenish Slate Mountains, Germany): origin, unusual internal structure and stable C-O isotope composition. International Journal of Speleology 37 (2), 119-129.

Other Publications

Richter, D. K., Riechelmann, D. F. C., Dreyer, R., Niggemann, S., Jochum, K. P. and Scholz, D., 2019. „Holstein“-zeitliche Speläotheme der Dechenhöhle (Sauerland) Erste Ergebnisse zur Klimarekonstruktion. Geologie und Paläontologie in Westfalen 93, 19-29.

Riechelmann, D. F. C., 2010. Aktuospeläologische Untersuchungen in der Bunkerhöhle des Iserlohner Massenkalks (NRW/Deutschland): Signifikanz für kontinentale Klimaarchive. PhD Thesis, Ruhr-Universität Bochum .

Riechelmann, D. F. C., Richter, D. K., Niggemann, S., Schröder-Ritzrau, A. and Spötl, C., 2009. Mehrjähriges Monitoring in der Bunkerhöhle (Sauerland, NRW): Methodik und erste Ergebnisse. Mitteilungen des Verbandes der Deutschen Höhlen- und Karstforscher 55 (2), 44-52.

Dreyer, R., Niggemann, S., Richter, D. K. and Riechelmann, D. F. C., 2008. Groundwater table caves: Quaternary cave systems in the north eastern Rhenish Slate Mountains (Germany). em>EDGG Exkursionsführer und Veröffentlichungen der Deutschen Gesellschaft für Geowissenschaften - 26th Regional Meeting of the IAS and SEPM-CES SEDIMENT 2008 – 23.  Sedimentologen-Treffen Bochum 237, 35-50.