Dr. Elisabeth Dietze


Elisabeth Dietze
Division Polar Terrestrial Environmental Systems
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Email Elisabeth Dietze
Phone +49(331)288-2220
Fax +49(331)288-2122
Address Alfred Wegener Institute

Telegrafenberg A43
14473 Potsdam
(Building A43 | Room 215)

Publications and more

Publications, Presentations and Reports: EPIC repository
ResearchGate | Orcid

Research interests

I reconstruct those Quaternary environmental changes that are mediated by land cover to assess the role of climate, humans and internal system dynamics on Earth surfaces processes and landscape evolution, i.e.


-> Palaeofire regimes using sedimentary charcoal and fire biomarkers (anhydrosugars)


-> Sediment transport and depositional processes using grain size end-member modelling analysis


-> Lake level changes using sedimentological and geomorphological evidence


... based on lacustrine and terrestrial sediment archives


... across spatial and temporal scales


... considering dating and proxy measurement uncertainties



Recent research outreach (in German)


02-Aug-2019: www.swr.de/swraktuell/Schmelzende-Permafrost-Boeden-Waldbraende-in-Sibirien-Gefahr-fuers-Klima,waldbraende-sibirien-permafrost-klima-100.html


Interview at hr-iNFO 23-Jul-2019: provided upon request


press release (GFZ Potsdam) 25-Oct-2018: www.gfz-potsdam.de/medien-kommunikation/meldungen/detailansicht/article/neue-einblicke-in-die-waldbrandgeschichte-zentraleuropas/


press release (GFZ Potsdam) 27-Jun-2016: www.gfz-potsdam.de/medien-kommunikation/meldungen/detailansicht/article/starke-seespiegelschwankungen-in-nordostdeutschland-rekonstruiert/