Submitted Manuscripts

In Review

Marali, S., Schöne, B.R., Mertz-Kraus, R., Griffin, S.M., Wanamaker, A.D., Butler, P.G., Holland, H.A., Jochum, K.P., 2016. Reproducibility of trace element time-series (Na/Ca, Mg/Ca, Mn/Ca, Sr/Ca, and Ba/Ca) within and between specimens of the bivalve Arctica islandica ̶ a LA-ICP-MS line scan study. Palaeogeography, Palaeoclimatology, Palaeoecology.

Zhao, L., Schöne, B.R., Mertz-Kraus, R., Yang, F., 2016. Uranium and sodium provide unique insights into transgenerational effects of ocean acidification on bivalve shell formation. Science of the Total Environment.

Onuk, P., Melcher, F., Mertz-Kraus, R., Gäbler, H.-E., Goldmann, S., 2016. Development of a matrix- matched sphalerite (ZnS) calibration material (MUL-ZnS-1) for calibration of in situ trace element measurements by laser ablation inductively coupled plasma mass spectrometry (LA-ICP-MS). Geostandards and Geoanalytical Research.

Mischel, S.A., Mertz-Kraus, R., Jochum, K.P., Scholz, D., 2016. TERMITE ― An R script for fast reduction of LA-ICPMS data and its application to trace element measurements. Computers & Geosciences.

Foerster, M., Prelevic, D., Schmueck, H.R., Buhre, S., Veter, M., Mertz-Kraus, R., Foley, S.F., Jacob, D.E., 2016. Melting and dynamic metasomatism of mixed harzburgite + glimmerite mantle source: implications for the genesis of orogenic potassic magmas. Chemical Geology.

Sorokina, E.S., Rösel, D., Häger, T., Mertz-Kraus, R., Saul, J.M., 2016. LA-ICP-MS U-Pb dating of rutile inclusions within corundum (ruby and sapphire): new constraints on the formation of corundum deposits along the Mozambique belt. Mineralium Deposita.

Zhao, L., Schöne, B.R., Mertz-Kraus, R., 2016. Delineating the role of calcium in shell formation and elemental composition of Corbicula fluminea (Bivalvia). Hydrobiologia.

Zhao, L., Schöne, B.R., Mertz-Kraus, R., 2015. Seawater acidification and temperature affect sodium and magnesium incorporation into calcitic bivalve shells. Journal of Experimental Marine Biology and Ecology.

Manuscripts accepted for Publication

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

Sorokina, E.S., Hofmeister, W., Häger, T., Mertz-Kraus, R., Buhre, S., Saul, J.M., 2016. Morphological and chemical evolution of corundum (ruby and sapphire): crystal ontogeny reconstructed by EMPA, LA-ICP-MS and Cr3+ Raman mapping. American Mineralogist.

Marali, S., Schöne, B.R., Mertz-Kraus, R., Griffin, S.M., Wanamaker, A.D., Matras, U., Butler, P.G., 2016. Ba/Ca ratios in shells of Arctica islandica - Potential environmental proxy and crossdating tool. Palaeogeography, Palaeoclimatology, Palaeoecology. doi:10.1016/j.palaeo.2015.12.018.

In Press

Zhao, L., Schöne, B.R., Mertz-Kraus, R., 2016. Controls on strontium and barium incorporation into freshwater bivalve shells (Corbicula fluminea). Palaeogeography, Palaeoclimatology, Palaeoecology. doi: 10.1016/j.palaeo.2015.11.040.

Cruz-Uribe, A.M., Mertz-Kraus, R., Zack, T., Feineman, M.D., Woods, G., Jacob, J.E., 2016. A new LA-ICP-MS method for Ti-in-Quartz: Implications and application to HP rutile-quartz veins from the Czech Erzgebirge. Geostandards and Geoanalytical Research. doi: 10.1111/ggr.12132.

Peer Reviewed


Zhang, L.-Y., Prelević, D., Li, N., Mertz-Kraus, R., Buhre, S., 2016. Variation of olivine composition in the volcanic rocks in the Songliao basin, NE China: lithosphere control on the origin of the K-rich intraplate mafic lavas. Chemical Geology 262, 153-168. doi:10.1016/j.lithos.2016.06.028.

Candan, O., Akal, C., Koralay, O.E., Okay, A.I., Oberhänsli, R., Prelević, D., Mertz-Kraus, R., 2016. Carboniferous Granites on the Northern Margin of Gondwana, Anatolide-Tauride Block, Turkey ― Evidence For Southward Subduction of Paleotethys. Tectonophysics 683, 349-366. doi: 10.1016/j.tecto.2016.06.030.

Jochum, K.P., Wilson, S.A., Becker, H., Garbe-Schönberg, D., Groschopf, N., Kadlag, Y., Macholdt, D.S., Mertz-Kraus, R., Otter, L.M., Stoll, B., Stracke, A., Weis, U., Haug, G.H., Andreae, M.O., 2016. FeMnOx-1: A new microanalytical reference material for the investigation of Mn-Fe rich geological samples. Chemical Geology 432, 34-40. doi:10.1016/j.chemgeo.2016.03.026.

Robinson, A.C., Owen, L.A., Chen, J., Schoenbohm, L.M., Hedrick, K.A., Blisniuk, K., Sharp, W.D., Imrecke, D.B., Li, W., Yuan, Z., Caffee, M.W., Mertz-Kraus, R., 2016. Response to Comment on "No late Quaternary strike-slip motion along the northern Karakoram fault". Earth and Planetary Science Letters 443, 220-223. doi: 10.1016/j.epsl.2016.03.033.

Sharp, W.D., Mertz-Kraus, R., Vallverdu, J., Vaquero, M., Burjachs, F., Carbonell, E., Bischoff, J.L., 2016. Archaeological deposits at Abric Romaní extend to 110 ka: U-series dating of a newly cored,30-meter thick section. Journal of Archaeological Science: Reports 5, 400–406. doi: 10.1016/j.jasrep.2015.12.015.


Zwaan, J.C., Buter, E., Mertz-Kraus, R., Kane, R.E., 2015. Alluvial sapphires from Montana – inclusions, geochemistry, and indications for a metasomatic origin. Gems & Gemology 51, 370-391. doi:10.5741/GEMS.51.4.370.

Füllenbach, C., Schöne, B.R., Mertz-Kraus, R., 2015. Strontium/lithium ratio in aragonitic shells of Cerastoderma edule (Bivalvia) - A new potential temperature proxy for brackish environments. Chemical Geology 417, 341-355. doi:10.1016/j.chemgeo.2015.10.030.

Prelevic, D., Akal, C., Romer, R., Mertz-Kraus, R., Helvaci, C., 2015. Magmatic Response to Slab Tearing: Constraints from the Afyon Alkaline Volcanic Complex, Western Turkey. Journal of Petrology 56, 527-562. doi:10.1093/petrology/egv008.

Robinson, A.C., Owen, L.A., Chen, J., Schoenbohm, L.M., Hedrick, K.A., Blisniuk, K., Sharp, W.D., Imrecke, D.B., Li, W., Yuan, Z., Caffee, M.W., Mertz-Kraus, R., 2015. No late Quaternary strike- slip motion along the northern Karakoram fault. Earth and Planetary Science Letters 409, 290-298. doi:10.1016/j.epsl.2014.11.011.

Kirch, P., Mertz-Kraus, R., Sharp, W.D., 2015. Precise Chronology of Polynesian Temple Construction and Use for Southeastern Maui, Hawaiian Islands Determined by 230Th Dating of Corals. Journal of Archaeological Science 53, 166-177. doi:10.1016/j.jas.2014.09.025.

Soares, C.J., Mertz-Kraus, R., Guedes, S., Stockli, D.F., Zack, T., 2015. Characterization of apatites as potential U reference materials for fission-track dating by LA-ICP-MS. Geostandards and Geoanalytical Research 39, 305-313. doi:10.1111/j.1751-908X.2014.00301.x.


Budsky, A., Scholz, D., Gibert Beotas, L., Mertz-Kraus, R., 2014. Th/U-dating of the Cueva Victoria flowstone sequence: preliminary results and palaeoclimatic implications. In: Gibert L, Ferràndez-Canadell C (Eds.) Geología y Paleontología de Cueva Victoria: Geology and Paleontology of Cueva Victoria. Mastia: Revista del Museo Arqueológico Municipal de Cartagena, 11-13, 2012-2014, 101-109.

Rossi, C., Mertz-Kraus, R., Osete, M.-L., 2014. Paleoclimate variability during the Blake geomagnetic excursion (MIS 5d) deduced from a speleothem record. Quaternary Science Reviews 102, 166-180. doi:10.1016/j.quascirev.2014.08.007.

Jochum, K.P., Stoll, B., Weis, U., Jacob, D.E., Mertz-Kraus, R., Andreae, M.O., 2014. Non-matrix-matched calibration for the multi-element analysis of geological and environmental samples using 200 nm femtosecond LA-ICP-MS: A comparison with nanosecond lasers. Geostandards and geoanalytical Research 38, 265-292. doi:10.1111/j.1751-908X.2014.12028.x.

Oster, J., Montanez, I.P., Mertz-Kraus, R., Sharp, W.D., Stock, G.M., Spero, H.J., Tinsley, J., Zachos, J.C., 2014. Millennial-scale variations in western Sierra Nevada precipitation during the last glacial cycle MIS 4/3 transition. Quaternary Research 82, 236-248. doi:10.1016/j.yqres.2014.04.010.

Hettmann, K., Kreissig, K., Rehkämper, M., Wenzel, T., Mertz-Kraus, R., Markl, G., 2014. Thallium geochemistry in the metamorphic Lengenbach sulfide deposit, Switzerland: Thallium-isotope fractionation in a sulfide melt. American Mineralogist 90, 793-803. doi:10.2138/am.2014.4591.

Soares, C.J., Guedes, S., Hadler, J.C., Mertz-Kraus, R., Zack, T., Iunes, P.J., 2014. Novel calibration for LA-ICP-MS-based fission-track thermochronology. Physics and Chemistry of Minerals 41, 65-73. doi:10.1007/s00269-013-0624-2.


Brachert, T.C., Reuter, M., Krüger, S., Böcker, A., Lohmann, H., Mertz-Kraus, R., Fassoulas, C., 2013. Density banding in corals: barcodes of past and current climate change. Coral Reefs 32, 1013-1023. doi:10.1007/s00338-013-1056-7.


Maina, J., De Moel, H., Vermaat, J., Bruggemann, J., Guillaume, M., Grove, C., Madin, J., Mertz-Kraus, R., Zinke, J., 2012. Linking coral river runoff proxies with climate variability, hydrology and land-use in Madagascar catchments. Marine Pollution Bulletin 64, 2047-2059. doi:10.1016/j.marpolbul.2012.06.027.


Jochum, K.P., Wilson, S., Abouchami, W., Amini, M., Chmeleff, J., Eisenhauer, A., Hegner, E., Iaccheri, L., Kieffer, B., Krause, J., McDonough, B., Mertz-Kraus, R., Raczek, I., Rudnick, R., Scholz, D., Steinhoefel, G., Stoll, B., Stracke, A., Tonarini, S., Weis, D., Weis, U., Woodhead, J., 2011. GSD-1G and MPI-DING Reference Glasses for In Situ and Bulk Isotopic Determination. Geostandards and Geoanalytical Research 35. doi:10.1111/j.1751-908X.2010.00114.x.


Hergt, J.M., Arevalo, Jr. R., Bèdard, L.P., Bellucci, J., Enzweiler, J., Jochum, KP., Linge, K.L., McDonough, W.F., Mertz-Kraus, R., Wiedenbeck, M., Wang, X., Woodhead, J.D., 2010. GGR Critical Review of Analytical Developments in 2008–2009: An Introduction. Geostandards and Geoanalytical Research 34, 325–326. doi:10.1111/j.1751-908X.2010.00936.x.

Jochum, K.P., Enzweiler, J., Mertz-Kraus, R., Wang, X., 2010. GGR Biennial Review: Reference Materials in Geoanalyticla and Environmental Research – Review for 2008 and 2009. Geostandards and Geoanalytical Research 34, 353–385. doi:10.1111/j.1751-908X.2010.00931.x.

Jochum, K.P., Wang, X., Mertz-Kraus, R., Nohl, U., Schmidt, S., Schwager, B., Stoll, B., Yang, Q., Weis, U., 2010. Geostandards and Geoanalytical Research Bibliographic Review 2009. Geostandards and Geoanalytical Research 34, 407–410. doi:10.1111/j.1751-908X.2010.00123.x.

Mertz-Kraus, R., Jochum, K.P., Sharp, W.D., Stoll, B., Weis, U., Andreae, M.O., 2010. In situ 230Th-232Th-234U-238U analysis of silicate glasses and carbonates using laser ablation single-collector sector-field ICP-MS. Journal of Analytical Atomic Spectrometry 25, 1895–1904. doi:10.1039/C0JA00004C.


Mertz-Kraus, R., Brachert, T.C., Jochum, K.P., Reuter, M., Stoll, B., 2009. LA-ICP-MS analyses on coral growth increments reveal heavy winter rain in the Eastern Mediterranean at 9 Ma. Palaeogeography, Palaeoclimatology, Palaeoecology 273, 25–40. doi:10.1016/j.palaeo.2008.11.015.

Mertz-Kraus, R., Brachert, T.C., Reuter, M., Galer, S.J.G., Fassoulas, C., Iliopoulos, G., 2009. Late Miocene sea surface salinity variability in the Eastern Mediterranean inferred from coral aragonite δ18O (Crete, Greece). Chemical Geology 262, 202–216. doi:10.1016/j.chemgeo.2009.01.010.

Jochum, K.P., Stoll, B., Friedrich, J.M., Amini, M., Becker, S., Dücking, M., Ebel, D.S., Enzweiler, J., Hu, M., Kuzmin, D., Mertz-Kraus, R., Müller, W.E.G., Regnery. J., Sobolev, A., Wang, X., Zhan, X., 2009. Laser ablation-ICPMS and its application in geochemistry, cosmochemistry and environmental research. Rock and Mineral Analysis 28, 53–68.


Mertz-Kraus, R., Brachert, T.C., Reuter, M., 2008. Tarbellastraea (Scleractinia): A new stable isotope archive for Late Miocene paleoenvironments in the Mediterranean. Palaeoecology, Palaeoclimatology, Palaeogeography 257, 294–307. doi:10.1016/j.palaeo.2007.10.023.


Brachert, T.C., Vescogni, A., Bosellini, FR., Reuter, M., Mertz-Kraus, R., 2007. High salinity variability during the early Messinian revealed by stable isotope signatures from vermetid and Halimeda reefs of the Mediterranean region. Geologica Romana 40, 51–66.


Kraus, R (1998). The cranium of Piscogavialis jugaliperforatus n.gen., n.sp. (Gavialidae, Crocodylia) from the Miocene of Peru. Paläontologische Zeitschrift 72, 389–406.