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Dr. Stefan Mulitza

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MARUM Director


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MARUM (Pavillon) 0130

Dr.  Stefan Mulitza

Research Topics

  • Late Quaternary history of ocean circulation
  • Land-ocean interactions
  • Stable isotopes in foraminifera
  • Anthropocene
  • Data information systems & paleoclimatic synthesis tools

Selected Publications

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

E Capron, Govin A, Stone, EJ, Masson-Delmotte, V, Mulitza, S, Otto-Bliesner, B, Rasmussen, TL, Sime, LC, Waelbroeck, C, Wolff, EW (2014) Temporal and spatial structure of multi-millennial temperature changes at high latitudes during the Last Interglacial. Quaternary Science Reviews 103, 116-133, doi:10.1016/j.quascirev.2014.08.018

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



PalMod - From the last interglacial to the Anthropocene: Modelling a completeglacial cycle (WP3.1: Paleodata synthesis tools and concepts, BMBF)

NA-LINK - Linking past and present in the North Atlantic (Expedition with RV Maria S. Merian MSM39, Summer 2014)

REKLIM (Topic 8: Rapid climate change derived from proxy data (Helmholtz) (info)

AMADEUS - Response of Amazon sedimentation to deforestation, land use and climate variability (Expedition RV Maria S. Merian MSM20/3, Spring 2012) (info)

Changes in large-scale overturning circulation: present and past (MARUM Project OC1, DFG)


Past4Future - A Collaborative Project under the 7th Framework Programme of the European Commission. (info)

RETRO - Response of tropical Atlantic surface and intermediate waters to changes in the Atlantic meridional overturning circulation (ESF-Project within EuroMARC)

DAMOCLES - Detecting Holocene changes in the Atlantic Meridional Overturning Circulation: Integration of Proxy Data and Climate Simulations (SPP, DFG)

Quantifying the potential bias of planktonic foraminifera-based temperature reconstructions using a numerical foraminifera-assemblage mode (Projekt im Rahmen von EUROPROX, International Graduate College, DFG)

Glacial to Holocene history of the tropical rainbelt (MARUM Project OC2, DFG)


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 Climate Changes (info)
  • Marine Ecosystems as Environmental Indicators (info)