Dr. Philipp Hoelzmann


Working Group Prof. Dr. Schütt


Address Malteserstr. 74-100, Building B
Room B 004
12249 Berlin
Telephone (+49 30) 838 - 70 635
Fax (+49 30) 838 - 458711
Email phoe@zedat.fu-berlin.de
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Office hours

Tuesday  8 - 10 a.m. 

Articles in peer reviewed journals

  • STOLLE, A., BERNHARDT, A., SCHWANGHART, W., HOELZMANN, P., ADHIKARI, B., FORT, M., KORUP, O. (2017): Catastrophic valley fills record large Himalayan earthquakes, Pokhara, Nepal. Quaternary Science Reviews 177:
    88-103. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.quascirev.2017.10.015.
  • HOLMES, J. & HOELZMANN; P., (2017): The Late Pleistocene-Holocene African Humid Period as Evident in Lakes. The Oxford Research Encyclopedia of Climate Science; Regional and Local Climates Online Publication Date: Apr 2017; DOI: 10.1093/acrefore/9780190228620.013.531.

  • WAGALAWATTA, T., BEBERMEIER, W., HOELZMANN, P., KNITTER, D., KOHLMEYER, K., PITAWALA, A., SCHÜTT, B. (2017): Spatial distribution and functional relationship of local bedrock and stone constructions in the cultural landscape of ancient Anuradhapura (377 BCE–1017 CE), Sri Lanka. Journal of Archaeological Science: Reports 13: 382-394. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jasrep.2017.03.060

  • BÜDEL, C., PADASHI, S. M., HOELZMANN, P., FUCHS, M., BAUMHAUER, R. (in press): The correlation of North-Iranian Late-Pleistocene and Holocene playa sediments to basin geomorphology. Zeitschrift für Geomorphologie, Supplementary Issue. DOI: 10.1127/zfg_suppl/2016/0419

  • BEBERMEIER, W., HOELZMANN, P., MEYER, M., SCHIMPF, S., SCHÜTT, B. (in press): Lateglacial to Late Holocene landscape history derived from floodplain sediments in context to prehistoric settlement sites of the southern foreland of the Harz Mountains, Germany. Quaternary International. DOI: 10.1016/j.quaint.2016.08.026

  • HOELZMANN, P., KLEIN, T., KUTZ, F., SCHÜTT, B. (2017): A new device to mount portable energy-dispersive X-ray fluorescence spectrometers (p-ED-XRF) for semi-continuous analyses of split (sediment) cores and solid samples. Geosci. Instrum. Method. Data Syst., 6, 93–101. DOI: 10.5194/gi-6-93-2017.

  • THELEMANN, M., BEBERMEIER, W., HOELZMANN, P., SCHÜTT, B. (in press): Landscape history since the Saalian Drenthe stadial in the Widawa Catchment Area in Silesia, Poland: A case study on long-term landscape changes. Quaternary International. DOI: org/10.1016/j.quaint.2016.09.015

  • COSTA-BÖDDEKER, S., HOELZMANN, P., THUYEN, L., HUY, D., NGUYEN, H., RICHTER, O., SCHWALB, A. (2017): Ecological risk assessment of a coastal zone in Southern Vietnam: Spatial distribution and content of heavy metals in water and surface sediments of the Thi Vai Estuary and Can Gio Mangrove Forest. Marine Pollution Bulletin, Vol. 114: 1141-1151. DOI: 10.1016/j.marpolbul.2016.10.046.
  • SCHMIDT, M., TARASOV, P.E., HOELZMANN, P., MEYER, H., LEIPE, C., Diatoms from Lake Kushu: A pilot study to test the potential of a late Quaternary palaeoenvironmental archive from Rebun Island (Hokkaido Region, Japan), Journal of Asian Earth Sciences (2016), doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jseaes.2016.03.005
  • THELEMANN, M., BEBERMEIER, W., HOELZMANN, P., LEHNHARDT, E. (2016): Bog iron ore as a resource for prehistoric iron production in Central Europe — A case study of theWidawa catchment area in eastern Silesia, Poland. Catena. DOI: 10.1016/j.catena.2016.04.002.
  • NYKAMP, M., HOELZMANN, P., HEEB, B.S., SZENTMIKLOSI, A., SCHÜTT, B. (2016): Holocene sediment dynamics in the environs of the fortification enclosure of Corneşti-Iarcuri in the Romanian Banat. Quaternary International. DOI: 10.1016/j.quaint.2015.11.118.
  • SCHWANGHART, W.; BERNHARDT, A.; STOLLE, A.; HOELZMANN, P.; ADHIKARI, B.; ANDERMANN, C.; TOFELDE, S.; MERCHEL, S.; RUGEL, G.; FORT, M.; KORUP, O. (2016): Repeated catastrophic valley infill following medieval earthquakes in the Nepal Himalaya. Science 351: 147-150. DOI:10.1126/science.aac9865.
  • VOGEL, S.,MÄRKER, M., RELLINI, I.,HOELZMANN, P., WULF, S., ROBINSON, M., STEINHÜBEL, L., DI MAIO, G., IMPERATORE, C., KASTENMEIER, P., LIEBMANN, L., ESPOSITO, D., SEILER, F. (2015): From a stratigraphic sequence to a landscape evolution model: Late Pleistocene and Holocene volcanism, soil formation and land use in the shade of Mount Vesuvius (Italy), Quaternary International, DOI 10.1016/j.quaint.2015.02.033.
  • KAUFMANN, G.; ULLRICH, B.; HOELZMANN, P. (2015): Two Iron-Age Settlement Sites in Germany: From Field Work via Numerical Modeling towards an Improved Interpretation. Archaeological Discovery 3-1: 1-14, DOI 10.4236/ad.2015.31001.
  • HOELZMANN, P.; KUTZ, F.; SCHÜTT, B. (2014): Probenkammer, insbesondere Probenkammer zur Analyse von Sediment- oder Bohrkernproben. Patentschrift, Deutsche Gebrauchsmusteranmeldung 20 2014 106 048.0, Patentamt München.
  • BORRELLI, P.; DOMDEY, C.; HOELZMANN, P.; KNITTER, D.; PANAGOS, P.; SCHÜTT, B. (2014): Geoarchaeological and historical implications of late Holocene landscape development in the Carseolani Mountains, central Apennines, Italy. Geomorphology 216: 26-39. DOI 10.1016/j.geomorph.2014.03.032
  • MÜLLER, S., TARASOV, P., HOELZMANN, P., BEZRUKOVA, E., KRIVOGONOV S. (2014): Stable vegetation and environmental conditions during the Last Glacial Maximum: New results from Lake Kotokel (Lake Baikal region, southern Siberia, Russia), Quaternary International 348: 14-24; DOI 10.1016/j.quaint.2013.12.012.
  • BEBERMEIER, W.; HOELZMANN, P.; KAISER, E.;KRAUSE, J. (2013): Landscape and archaeology. Quaternary International 312: 1-2. DOI 10.1016/j.quaint.2013.09.003

    BORRELLI, P., HOELZMANN, P., KNITTER, D., SCHÜTT, B., (2013): Late Quaternary soil erosion and landscape development in the Apennine region (Central Italy), Quaternary International, doi: 10.1016/j.quaint.2012.12.007

  • D. WENZEL, M. FRECHEN, M. BÖSE, T. REIMANN, C. TSENG, P. HOELZMANN (2012): Late Quaternary river terraces in the Central Mountain Range of Taiwan: A study of cover sediments across a terrace section along the Tachia River. – Quaternary International 263: 26-36. DOI:10.1016/j.quaint.2011.10.018

  • M. BLÄTTERMANN, M. FRECHEN, A. GASS, P. HOELZMANN, H. Parzinger and B. SCHÜTT (in press): Late Holocene landscape reconstruction in the Land of Seven Rivers, Kazakhstan, Quaternary International251:42-51, doi:10.1016/j.quaint.2011.06.045

  • L. PÉREZ, P. FRENZEL, M. BRENNER, J. ESCOBAR, P. HOELZMANN, B. SCHARF, A. SCHWALB (2011.): Late Quaternary (24–10 ka BP) environmental history of the Neotropical lowlands inferred from ostracodes in sediments of Lago Petén Itza, Guatemala, J. Palaeolimnology: 46:59-74. DOI 10.1007/s10933-011-9514-0

  • L. PÉREZ, R. BUGJA, J. LORENSCHAT, M. BRENNER, J. CURTIS, P. HOELZMANN, G. ISLEBE, B. SCHARF, A. SCHWALB (2011): Aquatic ecosystems of the Yucatan Peninsula (Mexico), Belize, and Guatemala. Hydrobiologia 661: 407-433.

    Late quaternary landscape evolution in a small catchment on the Chinese Loess Plateau. - Quaternary International 234:159-166.

  • P. HOELZMANN, A. SCHWALB, N. ROBERTS, P. COOPER, A. BURGESS (2010): Hydrological response of an east-Saharan palaeolake (NW Sudan) to early-Holocene climate. The Holocene 20: 537-549

  • U. SALZMANN & P. HOELZMANN (2005): The Holocene History of the Dahomey Gap: A climatic induced fragmentation of the West African Rainforest.- The Holocene, 15.2: 190-199.

  • P. HOELZMANN, F. GASSE, L. DUPONT, U. SALZMANN, M. STAUBWASSER, D.C. LEUSCHNER & F. SIROCKO (2004): Palaeoenvironmental changes in the arid and subarid-belt (Sahara-Sahel-Arabian Peninsula) from 150 ka to present. In: Battarbee, Gasse, Stickley (Eds.) „Past Climate Variability Through Europe and Africa“, Developments in Paleoenvironmental Research Vol. 6, Springer, 219 - 256.

  • D. VERSCHUREN, K R. BRIFFA, P. HOELZMANN, K. BARBER, P. BARKER, L. SCOTT, I. SNOWBALL, N. ROBERTS & R.W. BATTARBEE (2004): Holocene climate variability in Europe and Africa: a PAGES-PEP III time-stream 1 synthesis. In: Battarbee, Gasse, Stickley (Eds.) „Past Climate Variability Through Europe and Africa“, Developments in Paleoenvironmental Research Vol. 6, Springer, 567 - 582.

  • J. J. LOWE, P. BARKER, P. HOELZMANN, D. MAGRI, T.C. PARTRIDGE, M. SAARNISTO, J. VANDENBERGHE, F. A. STREET-PERROTT & F. GASSE (2004). Climate Variability in Europe and Africa during PAGES-PEPIII Time Stream II: A Synthesis. In: Battarbee, Gasse, Stickley (Eds.) „Past Climate Variability Through Europe and Africa“, Developments in Paleoenvironmental Research Vol. 6, Springer, 583 - 604.

  • U. SALZMANN, P. HOELZMANN & I. MORCZINEK (2002): Late Quaternary Climate and Vegetation of the Sudanian Zone of NE-Nigeria.- Quaternary Research, 58:73-83.

  • P. HOELZMANN, B. KEDING, H. BERKE, A. KRUSE, S. KRÖPELIN (2001): Environmental change and archaeology: Lake evolution and human occupation in the Eastern Sahara during the Holocene.- Palaeogeography, Palaeoclimatology, Palaeoecology, 169: 193-217.

  • ABELL, P. & P. HOELZMANN (2000): Stable Isotopes and Palaeoclimates in NW Sudan.- Global and Planetary Change, 26, 1-3: 1-12.

  • P. HOELZMANN, H.-J. KRUSE, & F. ROTTINGER (2000): Precipitation estimates of the E-Saharan Palaeomonsoon: sedimentary geochemistry; satellite image remote sensing and a regional water balance model of the West-Nubia-Lake.- Global and Planetary Change, 26, 1-3: 105-120.

  • H.-J. PACHUR & P. HOELZMANN (2000): Late Quaternary Palaeoecology and Palaeoclimates of the Eastern Sahara.- Journal of African Earth Sciences, 30-4: 929-939.

  • M. CLAUSSEN, C. KUBATZKI, V. BROVKIN, A. GANOPOLSKI, P. HOELZMANN, H.-J. PACHUR (1999): Simulation of an abrupt change in Saharan vegetation in the mid-Holocene.- Geophysical Research Letters, 26-14: 2037-2040.

  • K. DUSCHER & P. HOELZMANN (1999): Ablagerung atmosphärisch deponierter Schwermetalle im Sediment von Oberflächengewässern mit versauertem Einzugsgebiet – Fallstudie Trinkwassertalsperre Sous (Tschechische Republik).- Die Erde, 130: 29-46.

  • P. HOELZMANN (1998): Bestandsaufnahme, Verteilungsmuster und Bewertung der Schwer-metallkontamination der subhydrischen Sedimente von Spree und Havel.- Die Erde, 129: 211-228.

  • P. HOELZMANN, D. JOLLY, S.P. HARRISON, F. LAARIF, R. BONNEFILLE, H.-J. PACHUR (1998): Mid-Holocene land-surface conditions in northern Africa and the Arabian peninsula: A data set for the analysis of biogeophysical feedbacks in the climate system.- Global Biogeochemical Cycles, 12-1: 35-51.

  • P.I. ABELL, P. HOELZMANN & H.-J. PACHUR (1996): Stable Isotope Ratios of Gastropod Shells and Carbonate Sediments of NW Sudan as Paleoclimatic Indicators.- Palaeoecology of Africa, 24: 33-52.

  • H.-J. PACHUR & P. HOELZMANN(1991): Paleoclimatic Implications of Late Quaternary Lacustrine Sediments in Western Nubia, Sudan.- Quaternary Research, 36: 257-276.

  • A. BRANDE, P. HOELZMANN & J. KLAWITTER (1990): Genese und Paläoökologie eines brandenburgischen Kesselmoores.-Telma, 20: 27-54.

Other publications

  • KOSSLER, A., NÖLSCHER, M., HOELZMANN, P. (2016): Sedimentologische und geochemische Untersuchungen an Schichten der ausgehenden Saale-Kaltzeit von Jänschwalde (Niederlausitz,Brandenburg) in Hinblick auf die Paläoumwelt des Neandertalers. Brandenburg. geowiss. Beitr./Arbeitsber. Bodendenkmalpfl. Brandenburg 22 (2015), 2/28 (2016) Sonderband 2016: 129-139.

    SCHWALB, A. & HOELZMANN, P., 2005. Holocene paleohydrology of arid regions: Examples from the  Northern Chilean Altiplano and the Eastern Sahara. Zbl. Geol. Paläont. Teil I Heft 1/2: 87-101.

  • P. HOELZMANN (2002): Lacustrine Sediments as Indicators of Climate Change during the Late Quaternary in western Nubia (Eastern Sahara). Africa Praehistorica 14: 375-388.

  • P. HOELZMANN & ZELLMER, D. (2002): Schwermetallkontamination in den Sedimenten der Spree. In: Limnologie Aktuell Band 10: Die Spree: Zustand, Probleme, Entwicklungsmöglichkeiten, Schweizerbart’sche Verlagsbuchhandlung, Stuttgart, S. 85-95.

  • P. HOELZMANN (2000): Palaeoecology, palaeoclimate and land-surface conditions of the eastern Sahara derived from lacustrine environments of western Nubia, Sudan. Journal of African Earth Sciences, 30-4A: 39-40.

  • H.-J. PACHUR & P. HOELZMANN (1999): Zur Paläogeoökologie der Ost-Sahara.- Berliner Geographische Abhandlungen, 63: 27-34.

  • P. HOELZMANN & D. ZELLMER (1999): Geogene und anthropogene Schwermetallgehalte in Schwebstoffen und Sedimenten von Havel und Spree (Geogenic and anthropogenic heavy-metal contents in suspended matter and sediments of the Spree and Havel Rivers).- In: Gesellschaft für UmweltGeowissenschaften (Ed.): Ressourcen-Umwelt-Management: Wasser, Boden, Sedimente. Springer Verlag, p. 115-130.

  • P. HOELZMANN, D. JOLLY, S.P. HARRISON, F. LAARIF, R. BONNEFILLE, H.-J. PACHUR (1998): African 6K Land Surface Conditions. IGBP PAGES/World Data Center-A for Paleoclimatology, Data Contribution Series #98-012. NOAA/NGDC Paleoclimatology Program, Boulder CO, USA.

  • P. HOELZMANN (1997): Heavy Metal contamination of lake sediments in north-eastern Germany: Recent human impact vs geogenic background. Würzburger Geographische Manuskripte, 41: 95-96.

  • P. HOELZMANN (1996): Die Schwermetallbelastung der Sedimente der Havel. - In: J.H. SCHROEDER & W. NOWEL (Hrsg.): Führer der Geologie von Berlin und Brandenburg. No. 4: Potsdam und Umgebung - Calau. Selbstverlag Geowissenschaftler in Berlin und Brandenburg e.V., p. 152-157.

  • H.-J. PACHUR & P. HOELZMANN (1996): Bestandsaufnahme der Schadstoffsituation insbesondere mit Schwermetallen in Havel/Spree und Schwarze Elster im Hinblick auf die zukünftige Gewässsergüte. Teilprojekt 4: Havel und Spree. Forschungsbericht BMBF 02-WT 9262/9: 140 p.

  • P. HOELZMANN (1995): Die Schwermetallbelastung der Sedimente der Spree. - In: J.H. SCHROEDER & W. NOWEL (Hrsg.): Führer der Geologie von Berlin und Brandenburg. No. 3: Lübbenau - Calau. Selbstverlag Geowissenschaftler in Berlin und Brandenburg e.V., p. 237-242.

  • P. HOELZMANN (1995): Heavy Metal Contamination detected in Sediments from the Havel and Spree Rivers. - In: Proceedings of the 10th International Conference on Heavy Metals in the Environment, Hamburg 18.-22.September 1995, CEP Consultants Ltd: 328-331.

  • P. HOELZMANN & S. SCHWARZ (1994): Zur Schwermetallbelastung der Havel und Spreesedimente. In: Stand der Spurenstoffanalytik an der Elbe: 6. Magdeburger Gewässerschutzseminar. GKSS Forschungszentrum (Hrsg.): 9-10.

  • P. HOELZMANN (1994): Zur Schwermetallbelastung subhydrischer Sedimente der Havel und Spree. - In: R.-O. NIEDERMEYER, H. HÜNEKE, T. SCHOLL (Hrsg.): Sediment 94. Greifswalder Geowissenschaftliche Beiträge, Reihe A, Band 2: 79-81.

  • P. HOELZMANN (1993): Spätquartäre, lakustrine Sedimente Westnubiens, Südost Sahara.- Zentralbl. f. Geologie und Paläontologie, Teil I, H. 3/4: 234-237.

  • P. HOELZMANN (1993): Palaeoecology of Holocene lacustrine sediments in Western Nubia, SE Sahara. - In: U. THORWEIHE & H. SCHANDELMEIER (Hrsg.): Geoscientific Research in Northeast Africa. Procceedings of the international Conference on Geoscientific research in Northeast Africa, Berlin June 17.-19. 1993, Balkema, Rotterdam: 569-574.

  • P. HOELZMANN (1992): Palaeoecology of Holocene lacustrine sediments within the West Nubian Basin, SE-Sahara.- Würzburger Geographische Abhandlungen 83: 59-71.

  • M. BÖSE, P. HOELZMANN, H.-J. PACHUR & G. SCHULZ (1992): Zum Pleistozän und Holozän im Berliner Raum.- In: B. HOFMEISTER, F. VOSS & D. MÖBIUS (Hrsg.): Exkursionen durch Berlin und Umland.- Berliner Geographische Studien, 33: 121-149.

  • H.-J. PACHUR, S.KRÖPELIN, P. HOELZMANN, M. GOSCHIN & N. ALTMANN (1990): Late Quaternary Fluvio-Lacustrine Environments of Western Nubia.- Berliner Geowissenschaftliche Abh. (A), 120.1: 203-260.


  • P. HOELZMANN (1993): Holozäne Limnite im NW-Sudan. Freie Universität Berlin, FB Geowissenschaften, PhD-dissertation, 190 p.

Diploma thesis

  • P. HOELZMANN (1986): Spätweichselzeitliche und holozäne Sedimente einer Talung auf der Teltower Platte. Ein Beitrag zur Entwicklungsgeschichte eines Landschaftsschutzgebietes. Freie Universität Berlin, FB Geowissenschaften, Diplomarbeit, 66 p.