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van Kranendonk, M.J., Bennett, V.C., Hoffmann, J.E. (Eds.) Earth’s Oldest Rocks. Elsevier, Amsterdam, 1030 pp. ISBN: 9780444639011

Kröner, A., Hoffmann, J.E., Wong, J.P.M., Geng, H.-J., Schneider, K.P., Xie, H., Yang, J.-H., Nhleko, N., (2018) Early Archaean rocks of the eastern Kaapvaal craton. In: Kröner, A., Hofmann, A. (eds.) The Archaean Kaapvaal Craton, southern Africa. Springer Geology, Springer-Verlag, Berlin-Heidelberg.

Hoffmann, J.E., Zhang, C., Moyen, J.-F., Nagel, T.J.  The formation of tonalites-trondjhemites-granodiorites in early continental crust. In: (eds. Van Kranendonk, M.J., Bennett, V.C., Hoffmann, J.E.), Earth’s oldest rocks (2nd ed.). Elsevier. Amsterdam. ISBN: 9780444639011

Hoffmann, J.E., Kröner, A. (2018) The Ancient Gneiss Complex of Swaziland and environs: an updated record of early Archaean crustal evolution in southern Africa. In: (eds. Van Kranendonk, M.J., Bennett, V.C., Hoffmann, J.E.), Earth’s oldest rocks (2nd ed.). Elsevier. Amsterdam. ISBN: 9780444639011

Viehmann, S., Bau, M., Hoffmann, J.E., Münker, C. (2018) Decoupled Hf-Nd isotopes in suspended and dissolved fractions of Late Archean seawater reveal mineral sorting during weathering and erosion processes of emerged Late Archean continents. Chemical Geology. DOI: 10.1016/j.chemgeo.2018.01.017

van de Löcht, J. Hoffmann, J.E., Li, C., Wang, Z., Becker, H., Rosing, M.T., Kleinschrodt, R., Münker, C. (2018) Earth’s oldest mantle peridotites show entire record of late accretion. Geology. DOI: 10.1130/G39709.1

C. Dorn, L. Noack, A.B. Rozel (2018): Outgassing on stagnant-lid super-Earths. Astronomy and Astrophysics. 614, A18, 20 pages, DOI: 10.1051/0004-6361/201731513.

H. Lammer, A.L. Zerkle, S. Gebauer, N. Tosi, L. Noack, M. Scherf, E. Pilat-Lohinger, M. Güdel, J.L. Grenfell, M. Godolt, A. Nikolaou (2018): Origin and evolution of the atmospheres of early Venus, Earth and Mars. The Astronomy and Astrophysics Review, 26:2, 72 pages, DOI: 10.1007/s00159-018-0108-y.

K.G. Kislyakova, L. Fossati, C.P. Johnstone, L. Noack, T. Lüftinger, V.V. Zaitsev, H. Lammer (2018): Effective Induction Heating around Strongly Magnetized Stars. The Astrophysical Journal, 858:2,  DOI: 10.3847/1538-4357

Schneider, K.P., Hoffmann, J.E., Boyet, M., Münker, C., Kröner, A. (2018) Coexistence of Archean igneous rocks with enriched and non-enriched 142Nd signatures in the eastern Kaapvaal Craton, southern Africa. Earth and Planetary Science Letters. DOI: 10.1016/j.epsl.2018.01.022

Wang, Z., Lazarov, M., Steinmann, L. K., Becker, H., Zou, Z., Geng, X. (2018) The distribution of lead and thallium in mantle rocks: Insights from the Balmuccia peridotite massif (Italian Alps). American Mineralogist 103 (8), 1185-1199. DOI: 10.2138/am-2018-6423

Wang, Z., Liu, Y., Becker, H., Hoffmann, E., Chen, C., Zou, Z., Li, Y. (2018) Constant Cu/Ag in upper mantle and oceanic crust: Implications for the role of cumulates during the formation of continental crust. Earth and Planetary Science Letters DOI: 10.1016/j.epsl.2018.04.008

Wang, Z., Becker, H. (2018) Molybdenum partitioning behavior and content in the depleted mantle: Insights from Balmuccia and Baldissero mantle tectonites (Ivrea Zone, Italian Alps), Chemical Geology, 499, 138-150. DOI: 10.1016/j.chemgeo.2018.09.023


Hohl, S. V., Becker, H., Jiang, S.-J., Ling, H-F., Guo, Q. Struck, U. (2017) Geochemistry of Ediacaran cap dolostones across the Yangtze Platform, South China: implications for diagenetic modification and seawater chemistry in the aftermath of the Marinoan glaciation. Journal of the Geological Society, DOI: 10.1144/jgs2016-145.

Hohl, S. V., Galer, S. J. G., Gamper, A. , H. Becker, H. (2017) Cadmium isotope variations in Neoproterozoic carbonates – A tracer of biologic production? Geochemical Perspectives 3, DOI: 10.7185/geochemlet.1704.

Rabizadeh T., Stawski T.M., Morgan D.J., Peacock C.L., and Benning L. G. (2017) The effects of inorganic additives on the nucleation and growth kinetics of calcium Sulfate dihydrate crystals. Crystal Growth & Design 17:582-589. DOI: 10.1021/acs.cgd.6b01441

Jon R. Hawkings, Jemma L. Wadham, Liane G. Benning, Katharine R. Hendry, Martyn Tranter, Andrew Tedstone, Pieter Nienov and Rob Raiswell (2017) Ice sheets as a Missing source of silica to the world's oceans Nature Communications 8 article no 14198 DOI: 10.1038/ncomms14198

Alexandre M. Anesio, Stefanie Lutz, Nathan Christmas and Liane G. Benning (2017) The microbiome of glaciers and ice sheets. Nature Biofilms and Microbiomes 3:10 DOI: 10.1038/s41522-017-0019-0

Iwona Galeczka, Diego Eydis Salome Eiriksdottir, Finnur Palsson, Eric Oelkers, Stefanie Lutz, Liane G. Benning, Andri Stefansson, Rikey Kjartansdottir, Johann Gunnarsson-Robin, Shuhei Ono, Rosa Olafsdottir, Elin Bjork Jonasdottir and Sigurdur R. Gislason (2017) Pollution from the 2014/15 Bardarbunga eruption monitored by snow cores from Vatnajokull glacier, Iceland. J Volcanology Geothermal Research 347:371-396 DOI: 10.1016/j.jvolgeores.2017.10.006

Mercedes Ossorio, Tomasz M. Stawski, Juan Diego Rodriguez-Blanco, Mikel Sleutel,Juan Manuel Garcia-Ruiz, Liane G. Benning and Alexander E. S. Van Driessche (2017) Physicochemical and additive controls on the multistep precipitation pathway of Gypsum. Minerals  7 article # 140  DOI: 10.3390/min7080140

Rogier Besselink, Juan Diego Rodriguez-Blanco, Tomas M. Stawski, Liane G. Benning and Dominique J. Tobler (2017) How short-lived ikaite affects calcite crystallization. Crystal Growth and Design 7/12: 6224-6230 DOI:10.1021/acs.cgd.7b00743

Juan Diego Rodriguez-Blanco, Karina K. Sand and Liane G. Benning (2017) ACC and vaterite as metastable intermediates in the solution based crystallization of CaCO3. (Chap. 5 In: New Perspectives on Mineral Nucleation and Growth Springer)

Alexander E. S. Van Driessche, Tomasz M. Stawski and Liane G. Benning and Matthias Kellermeier (2017) Calcium sulfate precipitation throughout its phase diagram (Chap. 12 In: New Perspectives on Mineral Nucleation and Growth Springer)

Dominique J. Tobler, Tomasz M. Stawski and Liane G. Benning (2017) Silica and alumina nanophases: natural processes and industrial applications (Chap. 15 In: New Perspectives on Mineral Nucleation and Growth Springer) 

Pokharel, R., Gerrits, R., Schuessler, J.A., Floor, G.H., Gorbushina, A.A., von Blanckenburg, F., (2017). Mg Isotope Fractionation during Uptake by a Rock-Inhabiting, Model Microcolonial Fungus Knufia petricola at Acidic and Neutral pH. Environ Sci Technol 51, 9691-9699. DOI: 10.1021/acs.est.7b01798

 Rahaman, W., Wittmann, H., von Blanckenburg, F., (2017). Denudation rates and the degree of chemical weathering in the Ganga River basin from ratios of meteoric cosmogenic Be-10 to stable Be-9. Earth and Planetary Science Letters 469, 156-169. DOI: 10.1016/j.epsl.2017.04.001

Steinhoefel, G., Breuer, J., von Blanckenburg, F., Horn, I., Sommer, M., (2017). The dynamics of Si cycling during weathering in two small catchments in the Black Forest (Germany) traced by Si isotopes. Chemical Geology. DOI: 10.1016/j.chemgeo.2017.06.026

 Tatzel, M., von Blanckenburg, F., Oelze, M., Bouchez, J., Hippler, D., (2017). Late Neoproterozoic seawater oxygenation by siliceous sponges. Nature communications 8, 621. DOI: 10.1038/s41467-017-00586-5

Uhlig, D., Schuessler, J.A., Bouchez, J., Dixon, J.L., von Blanckenburg, F., (2017). Quantifying nutrient uptake as driver of rock weathering in forest ecosystems by magnesium stable isotopes. Biogeosciences 14, 3111-3128. DOI: 10.5194/bg-14-3111-2017

 von Blanckenburg, F., (2017). Sleeping Beauties and the Grind of Scientific Communication. Elements 13, 147-147. DOI: 10.2113/gselements.13.3.147

 von Blanckenburg, F., (2017). Your Next Conference: Combat Greenhouse Gas Emissions and Stay at Home. Elements 13, 371-371. DOI: 10.2138/gselements.13.6.371

Wittmann, H., von Blanckenburg, F., Mohtadi, M., Christl, M., Bernhardt, A., (2017). The competition between coastal trace metal fluxes and oceanic mixing from the 10Be/9Be ratio: Implications for sedimentary records. Geophysical Research Letters 44, 8443-8452. DOI: 10.1002/2017GL074259

Wang, Z., Becker, H. (2017a) Chalcophile elements in Martian meteorites indicate low sulfur content in the Martian interior and a volatile element-depleted late veneer. Earth and Planetary Science Letters. DOI: 10.1016/j.epsl.2017.01.023.

Wang, Z., Becker, H. (2017b) Silver contents and Cu/Ag ratios in Martian meteorites and the implications for planetary differentiation. Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta 216, 96-114. DOI: 10.1016/j.gca.2017.05.024

Bernal, N. F., Gleeson, S.A., Smith, M. P., Barnes, J. D., Pan, Y.  (2017): Evidence of multiple halogen sources in scapolites from iron oxide-copper-gold (IOCG) deposits and regional NaCl metasomatic alteration, Norrbotten County, Sweden. - Chemical Geology, 451, pp. 90-103. DOI: 10.1016/j.chemgeo.2017.01.005

Fernandes, N. A., Gleeson, S.A., Magnall, J. M., Creaser, R. A., Martel, E., Fischer, B. J., Sharp, R. (2017): The origin of Late Devonian (Frasnian) stratiform and stratabound mudstone-hosted barite in the Selwyn Basin, Northwest Territories, Canada. - Marine and Petroleum Geology, 85, pp. 1-15. DOI: 10.1016/j.marpetgeo.2017.04.006

Milton, J. E., Hickey, K. A., Gleeson, S.A., Falck, H., Allaz, J.  (2017): In Situ Monazite Dating of Sediment-Hosted Stratiform Copper Mineralization in the Redstone Copper Belt, Northwest Territories, Canada: Cupriferous Fluid Flow Late in the Evolution of a Neoproterozoic Sedimentary Basin. - Economic Geology, 112, 7, pp. 1773-1806. DOI: 10.5382/econgeo.2017.4529

Milton, J. E., Hickey, K. A., Gleeson, S.A., Friedman, R. M.  (2017): New U-Pb constraints on the age of the Little Dal Basalts and Gunbarrel-related volcanism in Rodinia. - Precambrian Research, 296, pp. 168-180. DOI: 10.1016/j.precamres.2017.04.030

Gleißner, P. and Becker, H. (2017): Formation of Apollo 16 impactites and the composition of late accreted material: Constraints from Os isotopes, highly siderophile elements and sulfur abundances. Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta 200, 1-24. DOI: 10.1016/j.gca.2016.12.017

Hoffmann, J.E. (2017) Oxygenation by a changing crust. Nature Geoscience. DOI: 10.1038/ngeo3038

Hoffmann, J.E., Wilson, A.H. (2017) The origin of highly radiogenic Hf isotope compositions in 3.33 Ga Commondale komatiite lavas (South Africa). Chemical Geology. 455, 6-21. DOI: /10.1016/j.chemgeo.2016.10.010

Kadlag, Y., Becker, H. (2017). Origin of highly siderophile and chalcogen element fractionations in the components of unequilibrated H and LL chondrites. Geochemistry (Chemie der Erde) 77, 105-119. DOI: 10.1016/j.chemer.2017.01.004

N. C. Santos, V. Adibekyan, C. Dorn, C. Mordasini, L. Noack, S. C. C. Barros, E. Delgado-Mena, O. Demangeon, J. Faria, G. Israelian, and S. G. Sousa 2017: Constraining planet structure from stellar chemistry: planet composition trends in different stellar populations. Astronomy and Astrophysics, A&A 608, A94, 1-8. DOI: 10.1051/0004-6361/201731359. 

K.G. Kislyakova, L. Noack, C.P. Johnstone, V.V. Zaitsev, L. Fossati, H. Lammer, M.L. Khodachenko, P. Odert and M. Güdel 2017: Induction heating of planetary interiors: a hazard for habitability around M dwarfs.  Nature Astronomy, Vol. 1, 878-885, DOI:10.1038/s41550-017-0284-0

L. Noack, H. Rauer and I. Snellen 2017: Water in extrasolar planets and implications for habitability. ISSI chapter in The Delivery of Water to Proto-planets, Planets and Satellites/Space Science Reviews 212(1-2), pp 877-898, DOI:10.1007/s11214-017-0413-1

Weynell, M., Wiechert, U, Schuessler, J.A. (2017): Lithium isotopes and implications on chemical weathering in the catchment of Lake Donggi Cona, northeastern Tibetan Plateau. Geochimica et Cosmochimica acta, DOI: 10.1016/j.gca.2017.06.026


Becker, H. and Dale, Christopher W., Re–Pt–Os Isotopic and Highly Siderophile Element Behavior in Oceanic and Continental Mantle Tectonites. In: Highly Siderophile and Strongly Chalcophile Elements in High-Temperature Geochemistry and Cosmochemistry (eds. J. Harvey and J.M.D. Day), Reviews in Mineralogy and Geochemistry, 81, 369-440. DOI: 10.2138/rmg.2016.81.7

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., 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

Szilas, K., Hoffmann, J.E., Schulz, T., Hansmeier, C., Polat, A., Viehmann, S., Kasper, H.-U., Münker, C. (2016) Combined bulk-rock Hf- and Nd-isotope compositions of Mesoarchaean (ca. 3075 Ma) metavolcanic rocks from the Ivisaartoq Supracrustal Belt, SW Greenland. Chemie der Erde - GeochemistryDOI: 10.1016/j.chemer.2016.09.004

Szilas, K., Tusch, J., Hoffmann, J.E., Garde, A.A., Münker, C. (2016). Hafnium isotope constraints on the origin of Mesoarchaean andesites in southern West Greenland, North Atlantic craton. In: Archaean Cratons - New Insights on Old Rocks (Eds. J. Halla, M. Whitehouse, Z. Bagai, T. Ahmad). Special Publication of the Geological Society of London. DOI: 10.1144/SP449.2

Siedenberg, K., Strauss, H., Hoffmann, J.E. (2016) Multiple sulphur isotope signature of early Archean oceanic crust, Isua (SW-Greenland). Precambrian Research 283, 1-12. DOI: 10.1016/j.precamres.2016.07.002

van Acken, D., Hoffmann, J.E., Schorscher, H.J.D., Schulz, T., Heuser, A., Luguet, A., Formation of High-Al komatiites from the Mesoarchaean Quebro Osso Group, Minas Gerais, Brazil: trace elements, HSE systematics and Os isotopic signatures.Chemical Geology 422, 108-121. DOI: 10.1016/j.chemgeo.2015.12.015

Hoffmann, J.E., Kröner, A., Hegner, E., Viehmann, S., Xie, H., Iiacheri, L.M., Schneider, K.P., Hofmann, A., Wong, J., Geng, H., Yang, JH, Source composition, fractional crystallisation and magma mixing processes of the 3.48-3.43 Ga Tsawela tonalite suite (Ancient Gneiss Complex, Swaziland) – implications for Palaeoarchean geodynamics. Precambrian Research. DOI: 10.1016/j.precamres.2016.01.026

Kröner, A., Anhauesser, C.R., Hoffmann, J.E., Hegner, E., Wong, J., Geng, H., Xie, H., Yang, J., Liu, D., Chronology of the oldest supracrustal sequences of the Barberton Greenstone Belt, South Africa and Swaziland. Precambrian Research. DOI: 10.1016/j.precamres.2016.04.007

Rodler, A.S., Hohl, S.V., Guo, Q., Frei, R. (2016) Chromium isotope stratigraphy of Ediacaran cap dolostones, Doushantuo Formation, South China. Chemical Geology, 436, 24-34. DOI: 10.1016/j.chemgeo.2016.05.001

Kadlag Y. and Becker H., Highly Siderophile and Chalcogen Element Constraints on the Origin of Components of the Allende and Murchison Meteorites. Meteoritics & Planetary Science. DOI: 10.1111/maps.12653 

Kadlag Y. and Becker H. , 187Re-187Os systematics, Highly Siderophile and Chalcogen Element Abundances in the Components of Unequilibrated L chondrites. Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta, 172, 225-246. FUB-Dissertation

Wang, Z., Laurenz, V., Petitgirard, S., Becker, H., Earth's moderately volatile element composition may not be chondritic: Evidence from In, Cd and Zn. Earth Planet. Sci. Lett. 435, 136-146. DOI: 10.1016/j.epsl.2015.12.012


Peters, S. T., Münker, C., Becker, H., & Schulz, T.. Comment on “Cosmogenic 180 W variations in meteorites and re-assessment of a possible 184 Os–180 W decay system” by Cook, DL, Kruijer, T., Leya, I., Kleine, T.Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta169, 236-239. DOI: 0.1016/j.gca.2015.06.030

Suhr, N., Hoffmann, J.E., Kröner, A., Schröder, S., Archaean granulitic Paragneisses from Central Swaziland: Inferences on Paleoarchaean crustal reworking and a complex metamorphic history. Journal of the Geological Society of London 172, 139-152. DOI: 10.1144/jgs2014-007

Szilas, K., Hoffmann, J.E., Hansmeier, C., Hollis, J.A., Münker, C., Viehmann, S., Kasper, H.U., Sm-Nd and Lu-Hf isotope and trace element systematics of Mesoarchaean amphibolites, inner Ameralik fjord, southern West Greenland. Mineralogical Magazine 79, 857-876. DOI: 10.1180/minmag.2015.079.4.02

Szilas, K., Tusch, J., Hoffmann, J.E., Garde, A.A., Münker, C., Hafnium isotope constraints on the origin of Mesoarchaean andesites in southern West Greenland, North Atlantic craton. In: Archaean Cratons - New Insights on Old Rocks (Eds. J. Halla, M. Whitehouse, Z. Bagai, T. Ahmad). Special Publication of the Geological Society of London. DOI: 10.13140/1801.9684.

Viehmann, S., Bau, M., Hoffmann, J.E., Münker, C., Geochemistry of the Krivoy Rog Banded Iron Formation, Ukraine, and the impact of peak episodes of increased global magmatic activity on the trace element composition of Precambrian seawater. Precambrian Research 270, 165-180. DOI: 10.1016/j.precamres.2015.09.015

Hohl, S. V., and H. Becker, Gamper, A., Jiang, S. Y., Wiechert, U., Yang, J. H., & Wei, H. Z.. Secular changes of water chemistry in shallow-water Ediacaran ocean: Evidence from carbonates at Xiaofenghe, Three Gorges area, Yangtze Platform, South China. Precambrian Research, 270, 50-79. DOI:

Hohl, S. V.,  and H. Becker, Herzlieb, S., & Guo, Q.. Multiproxy constraints on alteration and primary compositions of Ediacaran deep-water carbonate rocks, Yangtze Platform, South China. Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta,163, 262-278. DOI:

Kadlag Y. and Becker H., Fractionation of Highly Siderophile and Chalcogen Elements in Components of EH3 chondrites. Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta, 161 166-187. DOI:

Wang, Z., Becker, H., Comment on “A non-primitive origin of near-chondritic S-Se-Te ratios in mantle peridotites: Implications for the Earth's late accretionary history” by König S. et al. Earth Planet. Sci. Lett. 385, 110–121]. Earth Planet. Sci. Lett. 417, 164-166.

Wang, Z., Becker, H., Abundances of Ag and Cu in mantle peridotites and the implications for the behavior of chalcophile elements in the mantle. Geochim. Cosmochim. Acta 160, 209-226.

Wang, Z., Becker, H., Fractionation of highly siderophile and chalcogen elements during magma transport in the mantle: Constraints from pyroxenites of the Balmuccia peridotite massif. Geochim. Cosmochim. Acta 159, 244-263.

Wang, Z., Becker, H., Wombacher, F., Mass Fractions of S, Cu, Se, Mo, Ag, Cd, In, Te, Ba, Sm, W, Tl and Bi in Geological Reference Materials and Selected Carbonaceous Chondrites Determined by Isotope Dilution ICP-MS. Geostand. Geoanal. Res. 39, 185-208.


Peters, S. T., Münker, C., Becker, H., & Schulz, T. , Alpha-decay of 184 Os revealed by radiogenic 180 W in meteorites: Half life determination and viability as geochronometer. Earth and Planetary Science Letters391, 69-76.

Van Kranendonk, M.J., Kröner, A., Hoffmann, J.E., Nagel, T.J., Anhaeusser, C., Just another drip: structural analysis of a proposed Mesoarchean suture from the Barberton Mountain Land, South Africa. Precambrian Research 254, 19-35.

Wang, Z., Becker, H. Abundances of sulphur, selenium, tellurium, rhenium and platinum group elements in eighteen reference materials by isotope dilution sector-field ICP-MS and negative TIMS. Geostandards and Geoanalytical Research, 38, 189-209.

Zeng, Q., Wang, Z., He, H., Wang, Y., Zhang, S. and Liu, J.,Multiple isotope composition (S, Pb, H, O, He, and Ar) and genetic implications for gold deposits in the Jiapigou gold belt, Northeast China. Mineral. Deposita 49, 145-164. 


Wang, Z., Becker, H., Ratios of S, Se and Te in the silicate Earth require a volatile-rich late veneer. Nature, 499, 328-332.

Wang, Z., Becker, H., Gawronski, T. , Partial re-equilibration of highly siderophile elements and the chalcogens in the mantle: A case study on the Baldissero and Balmuccia peridotite massifs (Ivrea Zone, Italian Alps). Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta 108, 21–44.

Zhu, B., Becker, H., Jiang, S.-Y., Pi, D.-H., Fischer-Gödde, M., Yang, J.-H., Re-Os geochronology of black shales from the Neoproterozoic Doushantuo Formation, Yangtze platform, South China. Precambrian Research, 225, 67-76. 


Mann, U., Frost, D. J., Rubie, D. C., Becker, H., Audetat, A., Partitioning of Ru, Rh, Pd, Re, Ir and Pt between liquid metal and silicate at high pressures and high temperatures - Implications for the origin of highly siderophile element concentrations in the Earth’s mantle. Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta, 84, 593-613.

Fischer-Gödde, M., Becker, H., Osmium isotope and highly siderophile element constraints on ages and nature of meteoritic components in ancient lunar impact rocks. Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta, 77, 135-156.

Gleissner, P., Drüppel, K., Becker, H. , Osmium isotopes and highly siderophile element fractionation in the massif-type anorthosites of the Mesoproterozoic Kunene Intrusive Complex, NW Namibia. Chemical Geology, 302-303, 33-47.

Taft, L., U. Wiechert, F. Riedel, M. Weynell, H. Zhang. Sub-seasonal oxygen and carbon isotope variations in shells of modern Radix sp. (Gastropoda) from the Tibetan Plateau: Potential of a new archive for palaeoclimatic studies. Quarternary Science Reviews.

Liu, X., Li, C., Lu, Q., Deng, B., Song, X., Zhao, F., Chu, Y., Xiao, J., Yi, W., Huang, Y.  (2012) The Genesis Mechanism of the Mantle Fluid Action and Evolution in the Ore-Forming Process: A Case Study of the Laowangzhai Gold Deposit in Yunnan, China. Acta Geologica Sinica (English edition), 86(3), 608-618. 


Fischer-Gödde, M., Becker, H., Wombacher, F. , Rhodium, gold and other highly siderophile elements in orogenic peridotites and peridotite xenoliths. Chemical Geology 280, 365-383.

Gleißner, P., Drüppel, K., Romer, R.L., The role of crustal contamination in massif-type anorthosites, new evidence from Sr-Nd-Pb isotopic composition of the Kunene Intrusive Complex, NW Namibia. Precambrian Research 185, 18-36.

Pettke, T., F. Oberli, A. Audetat, U. Wiechert, C. R. Harris and C. A. Heinrich , Plasma mass spectrometry: accurate lead isotope ratio determination by laser ablation of individual fluid inclusions. J. Anal. At. Spectrom. 26,475-492.

Magna, T., U. Wiechert, F.M. Stuart, A.N. Halliday, D. Harrison, Combined Li-He isotopes in Iceland and Jan Mayen basaltsand constraints on the nature of the North Atlantic mantle. Geochim. Cosmochim. Acta 75, 922–936.

Wombacher F.,Eisenhauer A., Böhm F., Gussone N., Regenberg M., Dullo W.-C., Rüggeberg A., Magnesium stable isotope fractionation in marine biogenic calcite and aragonite. Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta, 75, 5797-5878. 


Fischer-Gödde, M., Becker, H., Wombacher, F., Rhodium, gold and other highly siderophile element abundances in chondritic meteorites. Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta 74, 356-379.

V. Janoušek, V. Erban, F.V. Holub, T. Magna, H. Bellon, B. Mlčoch, U. Wiechert, V. Rapprich, Geochemistry and genesis of behind-arc basaltic lavas from eastern Nicaragua. J. of Volcanology and Geothermal Research 192, 232–256.

Magna, T. Janoušek, V., Kohút, M., Oberli, F., Wiechert, U.,. Fingerprinting orogenic plutonic rocks from Variscan belt with lithium isotopes and the link to subduction-related origin of some A-type granites. Chemical Geology, 274, 94-107.

C.V. Ullmann, U. Wiechert, C. Korte, Oxygen isotope fluctuations in a modern North Sea oyster (Crassostrea gigas) compared with annual variations in seawater temperature: Implications for palaeoclimate studies. Chemical Geology 277, 1-2, 160-166.

van Acken, D., Becker, H., Hammerschmidt, K., Walker, R. J., Wombacher, F. Highly siderophile elements and Sr-Nd isotopes in refertilized mantle peridotites - a case study from the Totalp ultramafic body, Swiss Alps. Chemical Geology 276, 257-268.

van Acken, D., Becker, H., Walker, R. J., McDonough, W., F., Wombacher, F., Ash, R. D., Piccoli, P. M. Formation of pyroxenite layers in the Totalp ultramafic massif (Swiss Alps) – insights from highly siderophile elements and Os isotopes. Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta 74, 2674–2691. 


Burla, S., Oberli, F., Heimhofer, U., Wiechert, U., Weissert, H. Improved time control of Cretaceous coastal deposits: New results from Sr isotope measurements using laser ablation. Terra Nova 21, 401-409..

Wombacher, F., Eisenhauer, A., Weyer, S., and Heuser, A. Separation of Mg, Ca and Fe from geological reference materials for stable isotope ratio analyses by MC-ICP-MS and double-spike TIMS. J. Anal. At. Spectrom. 24, 627-636. 


Lange T., Hammerschmidt K., Friedrichsen H., Marei A., Weise S. M., Groundwater in the Shallow Aquifer of the Jericho Area, Jordan Valley – Noble Gas Evidence for Different Sources of Salinization in: Fathi Zereini, J.W., Heinz Hötzl, (eds.) Climatic Changes and Water Resources in the Middle East and North Africa, 552 pp., Springer Verlag.

van Acken, D., Becker, H., Walker, R. J., Refertilization of Jurassic oceanic peridotites from the Tethys Ocean – implications for the Re-Os systematics of the upper mantle. Earth and Planetary Science Letters 268, 171-181.

Burla S., Oberli F., Wiechert U., Heimhofer U., Weissert, H.,The timing of Early Cretaceous global change as revealed by Sr-Isotopes using laser ablation. Submitted to Geology.

Leya I., Schönbächler M., Wiechert U., Krähenbühl U. and Halliday A.N. , Titanium isotopes and the radial heterogeneity of the solar system. Earth Planet. Sci. Lett. 266, 233-244.

Magna T., Ionov D.A., Oberli F., and Wiechert U., Links between mantle metasomatism and lithium isotopes: Evidence from glass-bearing and cryptically metasomatised xenoliths from Mongolia. Earth Planet. Sci. Lett. 276,214-222.

Wombacher, F., Rehkamper, M., Mezger, K., Bischoff, A., and Munker, C., Cadmium stable isotope cosmochemistry. Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta 72, 646-667. 


Farquhar J., Peters M., Johnston D. T., Strauss H., Masterson A., Wiechert U. and Kaufman A.J., Isotopic evidence for Mesoarchaean anoxia and changing atmospheric sulphur chemistry. Nature 449, 706-710.

Gleissner, P., Glodny, J., Franz, G., Rb-Sr isotopic dating of pseudomorphs after lawsonite in metabasalts from the Glockner nappe, Tauern Window, Eastern Alps. European Journal of Mineralogy 19, 723-734.

Heber V.S., Wiens R.C., Reisenfeld D.B., Allton J.H., Baur H., Burnett D.S., Olinger C.T., Wiechert U., Wieler R., The Genesis Solar Wind Concentrator Target: Mass Fractionation Characterised by Neon Isotopes. Space Sci. Rev. 130, 309-316.

Leya I., Schönbächler M., Wiechert U., Krähenbühl U., and Halliday A.N. , High precision titanium isotope measurements on geological samples by high resolution MC-ICPMS. Int. J. Mass Spec. 262, 247-255.

Trumbull R. B., Reid D. L., de Beer C., van Acken D., and Romer R. L., Magmatism and continental breakup at the west margin of southern Africa: A geochemical comparison of dolerite dikes from northwestern Namibia and the Western Cape. South African Journal of Geology 110.

Wiechert U. and Halliday A. N., Non-chondritic magnesium and the origins of the inner terrestrial planets. Earth Planet. Sci. Lett. 256, 360-371. 


Becker, H., Horan, M. F., Walker, R. J., Lorand, J.-P., Gao, S., Rudnick, R.L., Highly siderophile element composition of the Earth’s primitive upper mantle: Constraints from new data on peridotite massifs and xenoliths. Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta 70, 4528-4550.

Geldmacher J., Hoernle K., Klügel A., Bogaard P. v. d., Wombacher F., and Berning B., Origin and geochemical evolution of the Madeira-Tore Rise (eastern North Atlantic). J. Geophys Res. 111, B09206, doi:10.1029/2005JB003931.

Magna T., Wiechert U, and Halliday A. N. (2006) Lithium isotope composition of the Moon and terrestrial planets. Earth Planet. Sci. Lett. 243, 336-353.

Reynolds B. C., Georg R. B., Oberli F., Wiechert U. and Halliday A. N., Re-assessment of silicon isotope reference materials using high-resolution multi-collector ICP-MS. JAAS 21, 266 - 269.

Magna T., Wiechert U., Grove T., and Halliday A. N., Lithium isotope fractionation in the Southern Cascadia Subduction Zone. Earth Planet. Sci. Lett., 250, 428-443.

Shearer C. K., Hess P. C., Wieczorek M. A., Pritchard M. E., Parmentier E. M., Borg L. E., Longhi J., Elkins-Tanton L. T., Neal C. R., Antonenko I., Canup R. M., Halliday A. N., Grove T. L., Hager B. H., Lee D. C., and Wiechert U. (2006) Thermal and Magmatic Evolution of the Moon. In New Views of the Moon, Vol. 60 (ed. B. L. Jolliff, M. A. Wieczorek, C. K. Shearer, and C. R. Neal), pp. 365-518.

Rieu R., Allen P.A., Etienne J L, Cozzi A., and Wiechert U. , A Neoproterozoic glacially influenced basin margin succession and 'atypical' cap carbonate associated with bedrock palaeovalleys, Mirbat area, southern Oman. Precambrian Research18, 471-496.

C.J. Dobmeier, S Lütke, K. Hammerschmidt, K. Mezger,) Emplacement and deformation of the Vinukonda meta-granite (Eastern Ghats, India) – Implication fort he geological evolution of peninsular India and for Rodinia reconstaruction. Precambrian Research, 146(3-4): 165 – 178.

D. Upadhyay, M.M. Raith, K. Mezger, K. Hammerschmidt, Mesoproterozoic rift-related alkaline magmatism at Elchuru, Prakasam Alkaline Province, SE India. Lithos (2006)

J. Babist, M.R. Handy, M. Konrad-Schmolke, K. Hammerschmidt, Pre-collisional, multistage exhumation of subducted continental crust - the Sesia Zone, Western Alps. Tectonics 25, TC6008, doi:10.1029/2005TC001927.

Shearer C.K., Hess P.C., Wieczorek M.A., Pritchard M.E., Parmentier E.M., Borg L.E., Longhi J., Elkins-Tanton L.T., Neal C.R., Antonenko I., Canup R.M., Halliday A.N., Grove T.L., Hager B.H., Lee D.C., and  Wiechert U., Thermal and Magmatic Evolution of the Moon. In New Views of the Moon, Vol. 60 (ed. B.L. Jolliff, M.A. Wieczorek, C.K. Shearer, and C.R. Neal), pp. 365-518. 


Fehr M. A., Rehkämper M., Halliday A. N., Wiechert U., Hattendorf B., Günther D., Ono S., and Rumble III D., Tellurium isotopes in meteorites and Archean sulfides - A search for effects resulting from stellar nucleosynthesis, 126Sn decay and mass independent fractionation. Geochim. Cosmochim. Acta, 69, 21,5099-5112.

Glodny, J., Ring, U., Kühn, A., Gleissner, P., Franz, G., Crystallization and very rapid exhumation of the youngest Alpine eclogites (Tauern Window, Eastern Alps) from Rb/Sr mineral assemblage analysis. Contributions to Mineralogy and Petrology 149, 699-712.

Potter E.-K., Stirling C.H., Wiechert U., H., Halliday A.N., and Spötl C., Uranium-series dating of corals in situ using laser ablation MC-ICPMS. Int. J. Mass Spec. 240, 27-35.

Tomascak, P. B., Brown, M., Solar, G. S., Becker, H., Centorbi, T. L., and Tian, J., Geochemistry of Acadian Granites: Source Contributions to Magmatism Near the Laurentian Border, New Hampshire and Western Maine, USA. Lithos 80, 75-99. 

Ph.D. Theses

Weynell, Marc (2018) Chemical and isotopic (Li, H, O, C) composition of surface waters and sediments – implications on weathering, erosion, and paleoenvironmental reconstructions on the Tibetan Plateau.

Raschke, Ulli (2017) Exhumation mechanisms of middle and lower crust in the Western Tauern Window, Eastern Alps.

Li, Chunhui (2016) Siderophile and chalcophile elements in the Archean mantle-crust system.

Kadlag, Yogita (2015): Siderophile element constraints on the origin of components of unequilibrated chondrites.

Hohl, Simon V. (2015): Multi-proxy analysis of Ediacaran shallow and deep water carbonates, Yangtze platform, South China.

Ebert, Matthias (2014): Geochemical interaction between projectile and target in hypervelocity cratering experiments.

Schneider, Susanne (2014): Exhumation mechanisms of middle and lower crust in the Western Tauern Window, Eastern Alps.

Wang, Zaicong (2014): Constraints on mantle processes and late accretion from chalcogen and highly siderophile element abundances in rocks from the Earth’s mantle.

Lieger, Daniel (2011): Structural and Geochemical Analyses of fragment-rich pseudotachylite bodies and the Vredefort Granophyre of the Vredefort Impact Structure, South Africa.

Fischer-Gödde, Mario (2010): Highly siderophile elements in planetary materials as tracers for late accretion. 

van Acken, D. (2009): Melt-Rock Interaction and Refertilization of Oceanic Lithosphere - a Highly Siderophile Element and Os Isotope Study, Totalp Massif, Switzerland. 

Wegmann, M. (2006): Die Entwicklung des Rb/Sr-Isotopensystems in metamorphen Mikrostrukturen in Abhängigkeit von Temperatur, Druck und Mineralkomposition am Beispiel der Hochdruckmetamorphite von Südevia, Griechenland.  

M.Sc. Theses


Kühne, Philip: Stable silicon isotope compositions of silicates in the Allende CV3 meteorite.


Schmid, Franziska: Variation of silicon stable isotopes and Ge/Si in lake diatoms.

Iden, Eva: Präzise Bestimmung von d34S in Gesamtgesteinen mit EA-IRMS.


Kommescher, Sebastian: Rb/Sr dating of Rb-poor terrestrial and extra-terrestrial rocks.

Küssner, Marie: The Climate during the Pleistocene-Holocene Transition in the eastern Pamirs – New Insights from d18O and d13C in Sediments of Lake Karakul, Tajikistan.


Tüngerthal, Angelika: Nd- und Sr-Isotopenverhältnisse an Karbonatiten des Basalkomplexes von Ajui, Fuerteventura, Kanarische Inseln.

Wilckens, Frederike: On the Origin of Magnesium Isotope Variation in Waters and Sediments of Lake Bangong, Tibet Autonomous Region of China.


Friebel, Matthias: Isotopic constraints for sources and sinks of NOx in the city of Berlin.

Herzlieb, Steffen: Element- und Isotopenzusammensetzung von Karbonatgesteinen der Beckenfazies des Ediacariums der Yangtze Plattform (Südchina).

Uhlig, David: Magnesium und seine Isotope in der Sierra Nevada – Isotopenfraktionierung in der Verwitterungszone.


Barvencik, Sascha: Lithiumisotope in Flüssen und Seen auf dem Tibet-Plateau und Ihre Implikationen für die Verwitterung.

Weiske, Nicole: Die Karbonatite von Ajuy, Fuerteventura, Kanarische Inseln.


Ullman, Clemens, Vinzenz: Magnesiumisotope in Elbe, Rhein und Donau und ihre Implikationen für Verwitterung und Kohlenstoffhaushalt“ Weynell, Marc „Isotopische Muster von Oberflächenwässern des östlichen und südlichen Tibet-Plateaus.


Ziegler, Andreas: Bestimmung der Selengehalte mafischer und ultramafischer Referenzgesteine mit Isotopenverdünnung und ICP-MS (M.Sc. Cemistry)


B.Sc. Theses


Ruck, Vivian: Eine vergleichende Studie zum Verhalten der redox-sensitiven Spurenmetalle Mn, Mo, Re,und W in der Wassersäule des Landsort- und Gotland-Tiefs der zentralen Ostsee.

Streicher, Linus: B/K, B/Nb und andere Elementverhältnisse als Monitor für den Einfluss von Meerwasseralteration auf Gabbros der unteren ozeanischen Kruste.

Weitkamp, Saskia: B/K, B/Nb und andere Elementverhältnisse als Monitor für den Einfluss von Meerwasseralteration von Basalten des Walfischrückens.

Kruttasch, Pascal: Fraktionierung von volatilen chalkophilen Elementen in alkalischen Basalten aus dem Nordatlantik, N von Island.


Einfalt, Valeria: Der Erdmond – Rohstofflieferant von Helium-3.

Rohne, Roxana: Sm-Nd-Isotopenzusammensetzung von ultramafischen Gesteinen aus der Tumeralik Region (SW-Grönland).

Schaffrath, Ina: Fraktionierung hoch siderophiler Elemente in lunaren Impaktgesteinen am Beispiel der kristallinen Matrixbrekzie 14305.


Bischoff, Jasmin: Fraktionierung volatiler, chalkophiler Elemente in hochalkalischen Intraplattenvulkaniten des Meerfelder Maars (West-Eifel).

Wezel, Danila: Separation von Sm-Nd mit Hilfe von LnSpec-Ionen Austauscher Harz.

Karal, Lukas: Fraktionierung seltener volatiler Elemente in Ozeaninselbasalten der Vulkane Mauna Loa und Mauna Kea (Hawaii).

Jäger, Oliver: Chalcophile elements in picrites and basalts from HSDP1.


Mangels, Franziska: Petrographie und Zusammensetzung von Komponenten in unäquilibrierten Enstatitchondriten.


Giebner, Tanja: Fraktionierung hoch siderophiler Elemente in Komponenten des unäquilibrierten gewöhnlichen Chondrits QUE 97008.

Kühne, Philipp: Untersuchungen der Sr-Isotope an ausgewählten Laven des Meerfelder Maares, Westeifel.

Neukampf, Julia: Petrographie der Lapilli und Bomben aus dem Meerfelder Maar, Westeifel.

Wassermann, Nora: Quantitative Bestimmung der Haupt- und Spurenelementgehalte von biogenen Karbonaten mittels Plasmaquellen-Massenspektrometrie (ICP-MS).


Hoeltke, Michel: Durchschnittliche 187Os/188Os in Basalten, Pikriten, Komatiiten und Chromititen im Vergleich zur Modellzusammensetzung der Silikaterde.

Schubring, Franziska: Fraktionierung von Hauptelementen, Schwefel, Selen und Tellur in Komponenten des unäquilibrierten gewöhnlichen Chondrits QUE 97008.


Geißler, Danny: Zusammensetzung und Petrologie von Sulfiden in Mantelpyroxeniten.


Herzlieb, Steffen „Verteilungen der Seltenen-Erd-Elemente in Cap Karbonaten des Ediacariums der Yangtze Plattform (Südchina)”.

Kommescher, Sebastian „Re/Os Systematik und Verteilung hoch-siderophiler Elemente in einem Spinell-Pyroxenit aus dem Lanzo-Peridotit Massiv, Norditalien”.

Pfahl, Torsten „Isotopenzusammensetzung des Schwefels und Sauerstoffs in Sulfaten aus Donau, Elbe und Rhein“.

Uhlig, David „Lithiumisotope im Oberflächen- und Grundwasser des Panketals im NE von Berlin“.

Quiring, Manuel „Sr-Isotopen-Systematik in Karbonaten des Ediacariums der Yangtze-Plattform (Südchina)”.


Friebel, Matthias „CO2-Extraktion vs. BaCO3-Fällung des im Wasser gelösten Kohlendioxids und 13C/12C Isotopenanalytik“.

Wilckens, Frederike „Experimente zur Isotopenfraktionierung des Lithiums zwischen Wasser und Bentonit“.


Neldner, Kai „Kohlenstoffisotopenmuster in Karbonaten des Ediacariums der Yangtse-Plattform (Süd-China)”.


Wutzke, Corinna „Gold-, Rhodium- und Gehalte anderer Hochsiderophiler Elemente in Peridotiten”.


Meyer, Linda Caroline “Bestimmung von Gold-Konzentrationen in Peridotiten mit ICP-MS und Standardaddition”.

Weynell, Marc „SEE-Konzentrationen in Peridotiten und Pyroxeniten der schweizerischen Totalp“.