L. Diester-Haass

Prof. Dr. Liselotte Diester-Haass



PostanschriftUniversität des Saarlandes
Zentrum für Umweltforschung
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Diester-Haass, L., K. Billups, and K. C. Emeis (2011): Enhanced paleoproductivity across the Oligocene/Miocene boundary as evidenced by benthic foraminiferal accumulation rates. - Palaeogeography, Palaeoclimatology, Palaeoecology 302 (2011) 464–473


Diester-Haass, L., K. Billups, D. R. Gröcke, L. François, V. Lefebvre, and K. C. Emeis (2009), Mid-Miocene paleoproductivity in the Atlantic Ocean and implications for the global carbon cycle, Paleoceanography, 24, PA1209, doi:10.1029/2008PA001605.


Waite,A., S.J. Gibbs , L. Diester-Haass, R.E.M. Rickaby, K. Billups (2008): A Top-down and Bottom-up Comparison of Paleoproductivity Proxies: Calcareous Nannofossil Sr/Ca Ratios and Benthic Foraminiferal Accumulation Rates. G³ Geochemistry, Geophysics, Geosystems, vol.9 no.6, 17 june 2008, Q06005, doi:10.1029/2007GC001812.


Lazarus,D., Bittniok, B., Diester-Haass, L., Billups, K., Ogaway, Y., Takahasi, O., and Meyers, P., (2008): Radiolarian and sedimentologic paleoproductivity proxies in Late Pleistocene sediments  of the Benguela upwelling system, ODP Site 1084.- Marine Micropaleontology,vol. 68, no.3-4, 223-235.


Diester-Haass, L., K.Billups, D.R.Gröcke, L.Francois, K.C.Emeis, (2008). Mid Miocene carbon isotope maximum: marine versus terrestrial carbon burial. AGU Fall Meeting, 2008, EOS (AGU) vol. 89.

Hermoso, M., S.Hesselbo, H.Jenkyns, R.Rickaby, L.Diester-Haass, and D.Delsate, (2008), Deciphering carbon isotope excursions in separated biogenic and diagenetic carbonates. AGU Fall Meeting 2008, EOS (Agu), vol. 89.


Bittniok, B.B., Lazarus, D.B., Diester-Haass, L., Billups, K. Meyers,P.A. (2006): Radiolarian Indices of Paleoproductivity Variation in the late Pleistocene Benguela Upwelling System, ODP Site 1084, EOS Trans., AGU, 87 (52),Fall Meet.Suppl., abstr.1779.


Diester-Haass, L., Billups, K., and Emeis, K-C. (2006): Paleoproductivity during the Mid Miocene climate transition. EOS Trans., AGU, 87 (52),Fall Meet.Suppl., abstr.1683.


Groecke, D., Diester-Haass, L., Billups, K, (2006): Organic carbon isotopes through the mid-Miocene: lack of a global signal. EOS Trans., AGU, 87 (52),Fall Meet.Suppl., abstr.1684.


Diester-Haass, L., Billups, K., and Emeis, K-C. (2006): Late Miocene carbon isotope records and marine biological productivity: was there a (dusty) link?. Paleoceanography., vol.21, PA 4216, doi:10.1029/2006PA001267.


Lazarus, D., Bittniok, B., Diester-Haass, L., Meyers, P., Billups, K. (2006): Comparison of radiolarian and sedimentologic paleoproductivity proxies in the latest Miocene-Recent Benguela Upwelling System.- Marine Micropaleontology, 60, 269-294.


Diester-Haass , L. and Billups, K. (2005): Miocene Global Carbon Isotope Shifts and Marine Biological Productivity. (abstract), EOS, AGU,86(52),Fall Meeting, PP51B0588


Waite, A., Diester-Haass, L., Gibbs, S., Rickaby, R., and Billups, K. (2005): Geochemical support for insolation linked nannofossil productivity changes during the Mid-Pliocene. (abstract), EOS, AGU, 86(52), Fall Meeting, PP051B0586


Diester-Haass, L., Billups, K., and Emeis, K-C. (2005): In search of the late Miocene-early Pliocene “Biogenic Bloom“ in the Atlantic Ocean (ODP Sites 982, 925, and 1088). Paleoceanography vol. 20, PA4001,doi:10.1029/2005001139, 2005.


Robert, C., Diester-Haass,L. and Paturel J. (2005): Clay mineral assemblages, siliciclastic input and paleoproductivity at ODP Site 1085 off Southwest Africa: a Late Miocene - early Pliocene history of Orange River discharges and Benguela current activity and their relation to global sealevel change.-Marine Geology 216, 221-238.


Roth-Nebelsick, A., Utescher, T., Mosbrugger, V., Diester-Haass, L. and Walther, H. (2004): Changes in atmospheric CO2 concentrations and climate from the Late Eocene to Early Miocene. Palaeogeogr.,Palaeoclimat., Palaeoecol., 205, 43-67.


Diester-Haass, L. P.A. Meyers, and T. Bickert (2004): Carbonate crash and biogenic bloom in the late Miocene: Evidence from ODP Sites 1085, 1086, and 1087 in the Cape Basin, Southeast Atlantic Ocean.- Paleoceanography, 19, PA 1007, doi:10.1029/2003PA000933.


Diester-Haass,L. and Nees, S. (2004): Late Neogene history of paleoproductivity and ice rafting South of Tasmania. -In: Geophysical Monograph Series 148, AGU 10.1029/148GM18, “Climate evolution in the Southern Ocean”, edited by N. F. Exon, J.P.Kennett, and M.J.Malone.


Diester-Haass, L., Billups, K., and Emeis, K-C. (2004): The late Miocene carbon isotope shift and marine biological productivity (abstract)-EOS, 85/47, p.1189.


Bittniok,B., Lazarus, D., Diester-Haass, L., Billups, B., and Meyers, P.A. (2004): Radiolarian and sedimentologic paleoproductivity proxy record from the Benguela upwelling system, DSDP Site 532, 0-6 Ma (abstract). EOS, 85/47, p.1189.


Waite, A., Billups, K., Diester-Haass, L., Gibbs, S.Rickaby, R., and Stoll, H. (2004): Top down and bottom up: a comparison of coccolith Sr/Ca ratios and benthic foraminiferal accumulation rates as indicators of paleoproductivity (abstract). EOS 85/47, p.1190.


Diester-Haass,L. and Zachos ( 2003): The Eocene-Oligocene transition in the equatorial Atlantic (ODP Site 925): abrupt paleoproductivity increase. Geol.Soc. Am., Special vol ., Results of Penrose Conference, Olympia,Wa., 1999, "The marine Eocene-Oligocene transition".. ,Protero (Ed).


Diester-Haass, L. , Nees, S. (2002): Late Neogene sedimentation at ODP Site 1171 (ODP Leg 189). South Tasman Rise: history of ice rafting and paleoproduiuctivity.- EOS,, Trans. AGU, 83 (47), 928.


Robert, C., Diester-Haass, L., Chamley, H. (2002): Late Eocene-Oligocene oceanographic development at southern high latitudes, from terrigenous and biogenic particles: a comparison of Kerguelen Plateau and Maud Rise, ODP Sites 744 and 689. Marine Geology 191, 37-54


Twichell, S.C., Meyers, P.A., Diester-Haass, L. (2002): Significance of high C/N ratios in organic-carbon- rich Neogene sediments under the Benguela Current upwelling system. Organic Geochemistry 33, 715-722.


Diester-Haass, L., Meyers,P.A:, Vidal, L. (2002): The Late Miocene onset of high productivity in the Benguela Current upwelling system as part of a global pattern. Special Issue of Marine Geology, “Neogene and Quaternary evolution of the Benguela coastal upwelling system” edited by Beth Christensen and Jacques Giraudeau. Marine Geology 180, 87-103.


Diester-Haass,L., Meyers,P.A:, Bickert,T., Vidal, L. (2001): Data report: sand fraction, carbonate, and organic carbon contents of Late Miocene sediments from Site 1085, Middle Cape Basin.- In Ocean Drilling Program, Scientific Results Leg 175. http://www-odp.tamu.edu/publications/175_SR/175sr.htm


Diester-Haass, L., and Zahn,R. (2001): Paleoproductivity increase at the Eocene-Oligocene climatic transition: ODP/DSDP Sites 763 and 592. Paleogeogr.,Paleoclimat.,Paleoecol. , 172, 153-170.


Diester-Haass, L. (submitted): From "greenhouse" to "icehouse": development from low to high paleoproductivity in the Southern Ocean (ODP Site 738). Marine Geology.


Diester-Haass, L., Robert,C. and Chamley,H. (1999): Paleoproductivity and climate variations during sapropel deposition in the Eastern Mediterranean Sea. In: Robertson,A.H.F., Emeis,K.-C., Richter, C., and Camerlenghi.A.(Eds.), Proc. of the ODP, SC.Res., vol. 160.


Diester-Haass, L., Meyers, P.A., Bickert,T., Vidal,L., and Wefer,G. (1999): Late Miocene changes in paleoproductivity and carbonate dissolution in the Benguela Current upwelling: local or global control?- EOS, vol. 80,no.46,589.


Diester-Haass, L. (1997): "Warm climate intervals". - Nachr. Dte Geol.Ges., 62 (III), 16-18


Diester-Haass,L., Robert,C., Chamley,H. (1996): The Eocene-Oligocene preglacial-glacial transition in the Atlantic sector of the Southern Ocean (ODP Site 690). - Marine Geology, 131,no.3/4, 123-149


Diester-Haass,L. and Zahn,R. (1996): The Eocene-Oligocene transition in the Southern Ocean: history of water masses,circulation, and biological productivity inferred from high resolution records of stable isotopes and benthic foraminiferal abundances (ODP Site 689). Geology,vol.26, p.163-166.


Diester-Haass, L. (1996): Late Eocene -Oligocene paleoceanography in the southern Indian Ocean (ODP Site 744).-Mar.Geol. 130, 99-119


Diester-Haass,L. (1995): Middle Eocene to early Oligocene paleoceanography of the Antarctic Ocean (Maud Rise,ODP Leg 13,Site 689): change from a low to a high productivity ocean.- Paleogeogr., Paleoclimat., Paleoecol., 113, 311-334.


Diester-Haass,L., Robert,C. and Chamley,H. (1993): Paleoceanographic and paleoclimatic evolution in the Weddell Sea (Antarctica) during the middle Eocene-late Oligocene, from coarse sediment fraction and clay mineral data (ODPSite 689).-Marine Geology, 114, 223-250.


Diester-Haass,L., Meyers,P.A. and Rothe,P. (1992): The Benguela Current and associated upwelling on the southwest African margin:a synthesis of the Neogene-Quaternary sedimen-tary record at DSDP sites 362 and 532.- In:Summerhayes,C.P.,Prell,W.L. and Emeis,K.C.(eds.),1992, Upwelling Systems:Evolution since the early Miocene.-Geol. Soc. London Spec.Publ.,no. 64,331-342.


Diester-Haass, L. (1992): Late Eocene-Oligocene sedimentation in the Antarctic Ocean,Atlantic sector (Maud Rise,ODP Leg 113,Site 689):development of surface and bottom water circulation.-In:Kennett,J.P.(Ed.),The antarctic paleoenvironment: a perspective on global change change. Antarctic Research Series,vol. 56. Am.Geophys.Union,Washington. 185-202.


Diester-Haass, L (1991): Rhythmic carbonate content variations in Neogene sediments above the oceanic lysocline,controlled by environmental factors.-In:Einsele,G., Seilacher,A. and Ricken,W.,Cycles and events in stratigraphy. Springer Verlag, 94-104.


Diester-Haass,L. (1991): Eocene-Oligocene paleoceanography in the Antarctic Ocean,Atlantic sector (Maud Rise,ODP Leg 113, Site 689 and 690).-Marine Geology, 100,249-276.


Diester-Haass,L. ,Meyers,P.A. and Rothe,P. (1990): Miocene history of the Benguela Current and Antarctic ice volumes:evidence from rhythmic sedimentation and current growth across the Walvis Ridge (DSDP Sites 362 and 532).-Paleoceanography, 5,no.5, 685-707.


Oberhaensli,H., Heinze,P., Diester-Haass,L. and Wefer,G. (1990): Upwelling off Peru during the last 430.000 years and its relationship to the bottom water environment as deduced from coarse grain size distributions and analyses of benthic foraminifers at Sites 679D,680B and 681B (ODP leg 112).-In:Proc of the ODP,Leg 112. 369-390.


Diester-Haass,L. (1989): Volcanic ash layers in the North Atlantic (DSDP Site 552):a stratigraphic tool?-Marine Geology, 86,221-227.


Diester-Haass,L. and Schnitker,D. (1989): Plio-Pleistocene sedimentation regimes leading to chalk-marl cycles in the north Atlantic (DSDP Site 552,Hole 552A).-Geol. Rundschau,79,959-985.


Berger,W.H. and Diester-Haass, L. (1988): Paleoproductivity:the benthic-planktonic ratio in foraminifera as a productivity index.-Marine Geology,81,15-25.


Diester-Haass,L.,Heine,K.,Rothe,P. and Schrader,H.-J. (1988): Late Quaternary history of continental climate and the Benguela Current off SW Africa. Paleogeogr.Paleoclimat.,Paleoecol.,65,81-91.


Diester-Haass,L. (1988): Sea-level changes,carbonate dissolution and the history of the Benguela Current in the Oligocene (DSDP Site 362,Leg 40).-Marine Geology,79,213-242.


Diester-Haass,L. and Rothe (1987): Plio-Pleistocene sedimentation on the Walvis Ridge, South-East Atlantic (DSDP Leg 75, Site 532) - influence of surface currents, carbonate dissolution and climate.- Mar.Geol.,77,53-85.


Diester-Haass,L. (1987) History of the Benguela Current (DSDP Sites 362 and 532).-Paleoecology of Africa, vol. 18. 55-70



Poster (1993-1998):

Diester-Haass,L., Zahn,R., Das Ende der eozaenen Warmzeit: Palaeoproduktivitaet und Kohlenstoffkreislauf.-Kolloquium des DFG Schwerpunktprogramms "Ocean Drilling Program/Deep Sea Drilling Project. Freiburg,1998.


Diester-Haass,L. Zahn,R. Abrupt paleoproductivity increase at the Eocene-Oligocene boundary- discontinuous ocean-climate change. 6th Int.Conf. on Paleoceanography, Lissabon,1998.


Diester-Haass, L., Zahn,R., Past extreme warm climates.-Kolloquium des DFG Schwerpunktprogramms "Ocean Drilling Program/Deep Sea Drilling Project.,Kiel, 1997


Diester-Haass,L., and Shipboard Scientific Party Leg 160: Plio-Pleistocene paleoproductivity variations in the Eastern Mediterranean Sea.- ODP EuroColloquium, Oldenburg, 28.2.-1.3.1996.


Oberhaensli,H., Diester-Haass,L., Zahn,R., Paleogene Tiefenwasserverteilung im Indik.- ODP EuroColloquium, Oldenburg, 28.2.-1.3.1996.


Thomas,E.,Zahn,R., and Diester-Haass,L., The Eocene-Oligocene transition at high latitudes: benthic foraminifera, sediments and stable isotopes.-AGU Spring Meeting, Baltimore, 1995. Abstract in EOS,187,1995


Zachos,J.C., Salamy,K.A., Quinn,T.M., and Diester-Haass,L., The Eocene/early Oligocene deep-sea sediment record of continental glaciaton, ocean productivity and deep-water circulation.- AGU Spring Meeting, Baltimore, 1995. Abstract in EOS,1995,S187


Diester-Haass,L., Zahn,R., The Eocene-Oligocene transition in the Southern Ocean: History of water mass circulation and biological productivity (ODP Site 689).- 5th Int. Conf. on Paleoceanography, Halifax, oct.10-14,1995.


Thomas,E., Diester-Haass,.L., Zahn,R., and Meyers,P.A., Eocene-Oligocene deep-sea high latitude environments.- 5th Int. Conf. on Paleoceanography, Halifax, oct.10-14, 1995


Zahn,R., Diester-Haass,L., Oberhaensli,H., Thomas, E., Orbital forcing of Eocene-Oligocene climate: High resolution records of benthic isotopes from ODP Site 689, Maud Rise.- 5th Int. Conf. on Paleoceanography, Halifax, oct.10-14 , 1995.


Kowalski,E.A., Meyers, P.A., and Diester-Haass,L., Effects of glacial-interglacial cycles on sedimentation and delivery of organic matter in deep-sea sediments.- AGU Spring Meeting,San Francisco, 1994, Abstract in EOS,1994


Salamy, K.A., Zachos,J.C., Quinn, T.M., and Diester-Haass,L., High frequency variations in ice volume, calcite dissolution, and primary productivity in the early Oligocene as inferred from deep-sea sediment records.- AGU Fall Meeting, San Francisco, 1994. Abstract in EOS,1994

Diester-Haass,L., The Antarctic section of the South Atlantic: water masses and productivity in the Eocene-Oligocene.- Symposium The South Atlantic: Present and Past Circulation., Bremen, 15.-19.8.1994


Kowalski,E.A.,Meyers,P.A. and Diester-Haass,L., Glacial/interglacial variations recorded by organic matter contents of deep-sea sediments.- AGU Fall Meeting, San Francisco, 1993, Abstract in EOS,1993, 366.


Salamy,K.A.,Zachos,J.C.,Quinn,T.M., and Diester-Haass,L., High resolution oxygen isotope stratigraphy of the Eocene-Oligocene boundary, Sites 522 and 744: implications for high frequency ice-volume variations.- AGU Fall Meeting, San Francisco, 1993, Abstract in EOS,1993, 367.