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Dr. Stefan Mulitza

Wissenschaftliches Personal


MARUM Direktor


+49 421 218-65536


+49 421 218-65505



MARUM (Pavillon) 0130

Stefan Mulitza

Research Topics

  • Stable oxygen and carbon isotopes in foraminifera
  • Data information systems & paleoceanographic synthesis tools
  • Late Quaternary land-ice-ocean interactions
  • Holocene-Anthropocene transition in marine sediments

Selected Publications

Max, L, Nürnberg, D, Chiessi, CM, Lenz, MM, and Mulitza, S (2022) Subsurface ocean warming preceded Heinrich Events, Nature Communications, 13, 4217, https://doi.org/10.1038/s41467-022-31754-x.

Mulitza S, Bickert T, Bostock HC, Chiessi CM, Donner B, Govin A, Harada N, Huang E, Johnstone H, Kuhnert H, Langner M, Lamy F, Lembke-Jene L, Lisiecki L, Lynch-Stieglitz J, Max L, Mohtadi M, Mollenhauer G, Muglia J, Nürnberg D, Paul A, Rühlemann C, Repschläger J, Saraswat R, Schmittner A, Sikes EL, Spielhagen RF, Tiedemann R (2022) World Atlas of late Quaternary Foraminiferal Oxygen and Carbon Isotope Ratios, Earth Syst. Sci. Data 14, 2553-2611, https://doi.org/10.5194/essd-14-2553-2022

Langner M, Mulitza S (2019) Technical Note: PaleoDataView - A software toolbox for the collection, homogenization and visualization of marine proxy data, Climate of the Past 15, 2067–2072, https://doi.org/10.5194/cp-15-2067-2019.

Maier, E, Zhang, X, Abelmann, A, Gersonde, R, Mulitza, S, Werner, M, Méheust, M, Ren, J, Chapligin, B, Meyer, H, Stein, R, Tiedemann, R, and Lohmann, G (2018) North Pacific freshwater events linked to changes in glacial ocean circulation, Nature, 559, 241–245, https://doi.org/10.1038/s41586-018-0276-y.

Collins JA, Prange M, Caley T, Gimeno L, Beckmann B, Mulitza S, Skonieczny C, Roche D, Schefuss E (2017) Rapid termination of the African Humid Period triggered by northern high-latitude cooling. Nature Communications 8, doi:10.1038/s41467-017-01454-y

Mulitza S, Chiessi CM, Schefuß E, Lippold J, Wichmann D, Antz B, Mackensen A, Paul A, Prange M, Rehfeld K, Werner M, Bickert T, Frank N, Kuhnert H, Lynch-Stieglitz J, Portilho-Ramos RC, Sawakuchi AO, Schulz M, Schwenk T, Tiedemann R, Vahlenkamp M, Zhang Y (2017) Synchronous and proportional deglacial changes in Atlantic meridional overturning and northeast Brazilian precipitation, Paleoceanography, 32, doi:10.1002/2017PA003084

Howe JNW, Piotrowski AM, Noble TL, Mulitza S, Chiessi CM, Bayon G (2016) North Atlantic Deep Water Production during the Last Glacial Maximum. Nature Communications 7, doi:10.1038/ncomms11765

Lynch-Stieglitz, J, Schmidt, MW, Henry, LG, Curry, WB, Skinner, LC, Mulitza, S, Zhang, R, Chang, P (2014) Muted change in Atlantic overturning circulation over some glacial-aged Heinrich events. Nature Geoscience, doi:10.1038/ngeo2045

Collins, JA, Schefuß, E, Heslop, D, Mulitza, S, Prange, M, Zabel, M, Tjallingii, R, Dokken, TM, Huang, E, Mackensen, A, Schulz, M, Tian, J, Zarriess, M & Wefer, G (2011) Interhemispheric symmetry of the tropical African rainbelt over the past 23,000 years. Nature Geoscience, 3, doi: 10.1038/NGEO1039

Mulitza, S, Heslop, D, Pittauerova, D, Fischer, HW, Meyer, I, Stuut, JB, Zabel, M, Mollenhauer, G, Collins, JA, Kuhnert, H, Schulz, M (2010) Increase in African dust flux at the onset of commercial agriculture in the Sahel region. Nature 466, 226-228, doi:10.1038/nature09213

Complete Publication List


Chief Scientist:
METEOR M65/1 (info)
MARIA S. MERIAN MSM20/3 (info)

Scientific Crew Member
RV METEOR: M15, M23, M38, M46, M49, M57, M75
RV MARION DUFRESNE: MD 167 RETRO (Co-Chief Scientist)


Courses (Master of Marine Geoscience, University of Bremen)

  • Abrupt, Past and Future Climate Changes (info)
  • Marine Ecosystems (info)


  • Winner of the ideas competition of the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research (~15.000 EUR) during the Brazil-Day of the BMBF in Bonn, March 24, 2017


Foraminiferal Isotope Data

World Atlas of late Quaternary Foraminiferal Oxygen and Carbon Isotope Ratios 2022