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Dr. David De Vleeschouwer





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David De Vleeschouwer

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Article in
Article in "Die Zeit" [11.01.2018] on deep-sea oxygen, based on Stolper and Keller, 2018 (Nature)
Explore Science!
Explore Science! "Astronomy" on 30. and 31. August 2018 in Bürgerpark Bremen: Explaining the connection between planetary movements in our solar system and climate change in the geological record. (Photo by Anna-Joy Drury)

Peer-reviewed Publications

  1. Sinnesael M., De Vleeschouwer D., Zeeden C. et al. (2019) The Cyclostratigraphy Intercomparison Project (CIP): consistency, merits and pitfalls. Earth-Science Reviews, in press. 
  2. Vahlenkamp M., De Vleeschouwer D., Batenburg S. et al. (2019) An early to middle Eocene astrochronology for the Mentelle Basin (Australia) and its implications for the geologic time scale. Earth and Planetary Science Letters, in press. 
  3. De Vleeschouwer D., Petrick B., Garcia-Marinez A. (2019) Stepwise weakening of the Pliocene Leeuwin Current. Geophysical Research Letters, 46: 8310-8319. 
  4. Ishiwa T., Yokoyama Y., Reuning L., McHugh C.M., De Vleeschouwer D., Gallagher S.J. (2019) Australian Summer Monsoon variability in the past 14,000 years revealed by IODP Expedition 356 sediments. Progress in Earth and Planetary Science, 6: 17.
  5. Auer G., De Vleeschouwer D., Smith R.A., Bogus K., Groeneveld J., Grunert P., Castañeda I.S., Petrick B., Christensen B., Fulthorpe C., Gallagher S.J., Henderiks J. (2019) Timing and pacing of Indonesian Throughflow restriction and its connection to Late Pliocene climate shifts. Paleoceanography and Paleoclimatology, 34: 635-657.
  6. Da Silva A.C., Dekkers M.J., De Vleeschouwer D., Hladil J., Chadimova L., Slavik L., Hilgen F.J. (2018) Millennial-scale climate changes manifest Milankovitch combination tones and Hallstatt solar cycles in the Devonian greenhouse world. Geology, 47(1): 19-22.
  7. Gallagher S. J., Reuning L., Himmler T., Henderiks J., De Vleeschouwer D., Groeneveld J., Rastigar Lari A., Fulthorpe C.S., Bogus K., and Expedition 356 Shipboard Scientists (2018) The enigma of rare Quaternary oolites in the Indian and Pacific Oceans: A result of global oceanographic physicochemical conditions or a sampling bias? Quaternary Science Reviews, 200: 114-122.
  8. De Vleeschouwer D., Auer G., Smith R., Bogus K., Christensen B., Groeneveld J., Petrick B., Henderiks J., Castañeda I.S., O'Brien E., Ellinghausen M., Gallagher S.J., Fulthorpe C.S., Pälike H. (2018) The amplifying effect of Indonesian Throughflow heat transport on Late Pliocene Southern Hemisphere climate cooling. Earth and Planetary Science Letters, 500: 15-27.
  9. Percival L.M.E., Davies J.H.F.L., Schaltegger U., De Vleeschouwer D., Da Silva A.-C., Föllmi K. B. (2018). Precisely dating the Frasnian-Famennian boundary: implications for the cause of the Late Devonian mass extinction. Scientific Reports, 8: 9578.
  10. Gallagher S.J., Sagawa T., Henderson A.C.G., Saavedra-Pellitero M., De Vleeschouwer D., Black H., Itaki T., Toucanne S., Bassetti M.-A., Clemens S., Anderson W., Alvarez-Zarikian C., Tada R. (2018) East Asian Monsoon History and Paleoceanography of the Japan Sea Over the Last 460,000 Years. Paleoceanography and Paleoclimatology, 33: 683-702.
  11. Tangunan D.N., Baumann K.-H., Just J., LeVay L.J., Barker S., Brentegani L., De Vleeschouwer D., Hall I.R., Hemming S., Norris R. (2018) The last 1  million  years of the extinct genus Discoaster: Plio–Pleistocene environment and productivity at Site U1476 (Mozambique Channel). Palaeogeog. Palaeoclimatol. Palaeoecol., 505: 187-197.
  12. Sinnesael M., Zivanovic M., De Vleeschouwer D., Claeys P. (2018) Spectral Moments in Cyclostratigraphy: Advantages and Disadvantages compared to more classic Approaches. Paleoceanography and Paleoclimatology, 33(5): 493-510.
  13. Zhang W., De Vleeschouwer D., Shen J.,Zhang Z., Zeng L. (2018). Orbital time scale records of Asian eolian dust from the Sea of Japan since the early Pliocene. Quaternary Science Reviews, 187: 157-167.
  14. Boulila S., Vahlenkamp M., De Vleeschouwer D., Laskar J., Yamamoto Y., Pälike H., Kirtland Turner S., Sexton P., Westerhold T., Röhl U. (2018) Towards a robust and consistent middle Eocene astronomical timescale. Earth and Planetary Science Letters
 486: 94-107
  15. Vahlenkamp M., Niezgodzki I., De Vleeschouwer D., Bickert T., Harper D., Kirtland Turner S., Lohmann G., Sexton P., Zachos J., Pälike H. (2018) Astronomically paced changes in deep-water circulation in the western North Atlantic during the middle Eocene. Earth and Planetary Science Letters, 484: 329-340.

  16. De Vleeschouwer D., Königshof P. and Claeys P. (2018). Reading time and paleoenvironmental change in the Emsian-Eifelian boundary GSSP section (Wetteldorf, Germany): A combination of cyclostratigraphy and facies analysis. Newsletters on Stratigraphy, 51(2) 209-226.
  17. De Vleeschouwer D., Da Silva A.C., Sinnesael M., Chen D., Day J.E., Whalen M.T., Guo Z., Claeys P. (2017) Timing and pacing of the Late Devonian mass extinction event regulated by eccentricity and obliquity. Nature Communications, 8: 2268.

  18. De Vleeschouwer D., Dunlea A.G., Auer G., Anderson C.A., Brumsack H., de Loach A., Gurnis M.C., Huh Y., Ishiwa T., Jang K., Kominz M.A., März C., Schnetger B., Murray R.W., Pälike H., and Expedition 356 shipboard scientists (2017) Quantifying K, U and Th contents of marine sediments using shipboard natural gamma radiation spectra measured on DV JOIDES Resolution. Geochemistry, Geophysics, Geosystems, 18: 1053-1064.

  19. De Vleeschouwer D., Vahlenkamp M., Crucifix M., Pälike H. (2017) Alternating southern and northern hesmiphere response to astronomical forcing during the past 35 million years. Geology, 45(4): 375-378.

  20. Christensen B.A., Renema W., Henderiks J., De Vleeschouwer D., Groeneveld J., Castañeda I.S., Reuning L., Bogus K., Auer G., Ishiwa T., McHugh C.M., Gallagher S.J., Fulthorpe C.S., and IODP Expedition 356 Scientists (2017). Indonesian Throughflow drove Australian climate from humid Pliocene to arid Pleistocene. Geophysical Research Letters 44: 6914-6925.

  21. Groeneveld J., Hendriks J., Renema W., McHugh C.M., De Vleeschouwer D., Christensen B.A., Fulthorpe C.S., Reuning L., Gallagher S., Bogus K., Auer G., Ishiwa T. and Expedition 356 scientists (2017). Australian shelf sediments reveal shifts in Miocene Southern Hemisphere Westerlies. Science Advances, 3(5).

  22. Montanari A., Farley K., Claeys P., De Vleeschouwer D., de Winter N., Vansteenberge S., Sinnesael M., Koeberl C. (2017). Stratigraphic record of the asteroidal Veritas breakup in the Tortonian Monte dei Corvi section (Ancona, Italy). GSA Bulletin.

  23. Sinnesael M., Zivanovic M., De Vleeschouwer D., Claeys P., Schoukens J. (2016) Astronomical component estimation (ACE v.1) by time-variant sinusoidal modeling. Geoscientific Model Development, 9: 3517-3531

  24. Batenburg S. J., De Vleeschouwer D., Sprovieri M., Hilgen F. J., Gale A. S., Singer B. S., Koeberl C., Coccioni R., Claeys P., Montanari A. (2016) Orbital control on the timing of oceanic anoxia in the Late Cretaceous. Climate of the Past, 12: 1995-2009.

  25. Martinez M., Kotov S., De Vleeschouwer D., Pas D., Pälike H. (2016) Testing the impact of stratigraphic uncertainty on spectral analyses of sedimentary series. Climate of the Past, 12: 1765-1783.

  26. Sinnesael M., De Vleeschouwer D., Coccioni R., Claeys P., Frontalini F., Jovane L., Savian J.F., Montanari A. (2016) High-resolution multiproxy cyclostratigraphic analysis of environmental and climatic events across the Cretaceous-Paleogene boundary in the classic pelagic succession of Gubbio (Italy). Geological Society of America Special Papers 524: SPE524-09

  27. Pas D., Da Silva A.C., Devleeschouwer X., De Vleeschouwer D., Cornet P., Labaye C., Boulvain F. (2016) Insights into a million-year scale Rhenohercynian carbonate platform evolution through a multi-disciplinary approach: example of a Givetian carbonate record from Belgium. Geological Magazine: 1-33

  28. Whalen M.T., De Vleeschouwer D., Payne J.H., Day, J.E.., Over, J., and Claeys, P. (2016) Pattern and Timing of the Late Devonian Biotic Crisis in Western Canada: Insights from Carbon Isotopes and Astronomical Calibration of Magnetic Susceptibility Data, in Playton, T., Kerans, C., Weissenberger, J., and Montgomery, P., eds., New Advances in Devonian Carbonates: Outcrop Analogs, Reservoirs, and Chronostratigraphy: Tulsa, OK, USA, SEPM Special Publications.
  29. De Vleeschouwer D., Leather D., Claeys P. (2015) Ripple marks indicate Mid-Devonian paleo-wind directions in the Orcadian Basin (Orkney Isles, Scotland). Palaeogeography, Palaeoclimatology, Palaeoecology 426: 68-74

  30. Narkiewicz M., Grabowski J., Narkiewicz K., Niedźwiedzki G., Retallack G.J., Szrek P., De Vleeschouwer D. (2015). Palaeoenvironments of the Eifelian dolomites with earliest tetrapod trackways (Holy Cross Mountains, Poland). Palaeogeography, Palaeoclimatology, Palaeoecology 420: 173-192.

  31. De Vleeschouwer D., Boulvain F., Da Silva A.C., Pas D., Labaye C., Claeys P. (2015): The astronomical calibration of the Givetian (Middle Devonian) time scale. Geological Society of London Special Publications 414: 245-256

  32. Grabowski J., Narkiewicz M., De Vleeschouwer D. (2015). Forcing factors of the magnetic susceptibility signal in lagoonal and subtidal depositional cycles from the Zachelmie section (Eifelian, Holy Cross Mountains, Poland). Geological Society of London Special Publications 414: 225-244

  33. Devleeschouwer X., Riquier L., Bábek O., De Vleeschouwer D., Petitclerc E., Sterckx S., Spassov S. (2015). Magnetization carriers of grey to red deep-water limestones in the GSSP of the Givetian–Frasnian boundary (Puech de la Suque, France): signals influenced by moderate diagenetic overprinting. Geological Society of London Special Publications 414: 157-180

  34. Pas D., Da Silva A.C., Devleeschouwer X., De Vleeschouwer D., Labaye C., Cornet P., Michel J., Boulvain F. (2014) Sedimentary development and magnetic susceptibility evolution of the Frasnian in Western Belgium (Dinant Synclinorium, La Thure section). Geological Society of London Special Publications 414: 15-36

  35. De Vleeschouwer D., Crucifix M., Bounceur N., Claeys P. (2014): The impact of astronomical forcing on the Late Devonian greenhouse climate. Global and Planetary Change 120: 65-85

  36. De Vleeschouwer, D., Parnell, A. (2014): Reducing time scale uncertainty for the Devonian by integrating astrochronology and Bayesian statistics. Geology 42: p. 491-494

  37. Da Silva A.C., De Vleeschouwer D., Boulvain F., Claeys P., Fagel N., Humblet M., Mabille C., Michel J., Sardar Abadi M., Pas D., Dekkers M.J. (2013): Magnetic susceptibility as a high-resolution correlation tool and as a climatic proxy in Paleozoic rocks – Merits and pitfalls: Examples from the Devonian in Belgium. Marine and Petroleum Geology 46: 173-189.

  38. De Vleeschouwer, D., Rakociński M., Racki G., Bond D. P. G., Sobień K., and Claeys P. (2013): The astronomical rhythm of Late-Devonian climate change (Kowala section, Holy Cross Mountains, Poland). Earth and Planetary Science Letters 365: 25-37.

  39. Pas D., Da Silva A.C., Suttner T., Kido E., Bultynck P., Pondrelli M., Corradini C., De Vleeschouwer D., Dojen C. and Boulvain F. (2013). Insight into the development of a carbonate platform through a multi-disciplinary approach: a case study from the Upper Devonian slope deposits of Mount Freikofel (Carnic Alps, Austria/Italy). International Journal of Earth Sciences 103: 519-538.

  40. Van Rampelbergh, M., Fleitmann, D., Verheyden, S., Cheng, H., Edwards, L., De Geest, P., De Vleeschouwer, D., Burns, S.J., Matter, A., Claeys, P. (2013). Mid-to late Holocene Indian Ocean Monsoon variability recorded in four speleothems from Socotra Island, Yemen. Quaternary Science Reviews 65, 129-142.

  41. De Vleeschouwer, D., M. T. Whalen, J. E. Day, and P. Claeys (2012): Cyclostratigraphic calibration of the Frasnian (Late Devonian) time scale (western Alberta, Canada). Geological Society of America Bulletin 124(5-6): 928-942.

  42. De Vleeschouwer, D., A. C. Da Silva, F. Boulvain, M. Crucifix, and P. Claeys (2012): Precessional and half-precessional climate forcing of Mid-Devonian monsoon-like dynamics. Climate of the Past 8: 337-351.