Staff Profile:Professor Dominik Fleitmann



Areas of Interest:

As a paleoclimatologist I am working on a variety of climate archives, including speleothems (stalagmites, flowstones), lacustrine sediments, spring carbonates and corals. The ultimate goal of my research is to construct precisely-dated and highly-resolved time series that provide new insights into climatic and environmental processes over a variety of timescales, ranging from seasonal to glacial/interglacial cycles. One particular aspect of my current and future research is to develop Holocene records that can provide information on climatic and environmental changes in unprecedented detail. Such records are crucial for interpreting archaeological findings and societal changes. It is therefore not surprising that my research interests and experience span a wide range of topics from paleoclimate, geochemistry, meteorology to archaeology and climate modelling. Because of the strong interdisciplinary nature of my research, I have developed a rich network of national and international collaborations.

  • Holocene climate variability in Europe and the Middle East
  • Impact of abrupt climatic events on societies
  • Timing and nature of abrupt climatic events (e.g. Dansgaard-Oeschger events)
  • Climate and Human dispersal (Out of Africa II)

Postgraduate supervision:

Dominik currently supervises five postgraduate students.

  • Matthew Bosomworth: Early to Mid Holocene climate and its impact on the development of the Neolithic in Iraq and Iran.
  • Matthew Jacobson: Climate change and socio-economic transformations in the Late Antiquity of the Middle East.
  • Sarah Jones: The impact of climate variability on Bronze Age and Iron Age societies in the Middle East.
  • Scott Midgley: Trace-element incorporation into stalagmite calcite as a paleo-volcanic record: a chemical perspective.
  • Sam Nicholson: Going global: Palaeoclimate of Arabia and Human Evolution.
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Further Publications:

Marti, D., Krüger, Y., Fleitmann, D., Frenz, M., Ricka, J. (2012). The effect of surface tension on liquid-gas equilibria in isochoric systems and its application to fluid inclusions. Fluid Phase Equilibria, 314, 13-21.

Shakun, J.D., Burns, S.J., Fleitmann, D., Kramers, J., Matter, A., Al-Subary, A. (2007). A high-resolution, absolute-dated deglacial speleothem record of Indian Ocean climate from Socotra Island, Yemen. Earth and Planetary Science Letters, 259, 442-456.

Fleitmann, D., Dunbar, R.B., McCulloch, M., Mudelsee, M., Vuille, M., McClanahan, T., Cole, J.E., Eggins, S. (2007). East African soil erosion recorded in a 300 year old coral colony from Kenya. Geophysical Research Letters, 34, doi:10.1029/2006GL028525. (See also: Editor"s Choice (2007). Science, 315, 1339)

Immenhauser, A., Dublyansky, Y.V., Vewer, K., Fleitmann, D., Pashenko, S.E. (2007). Textural, elemental and isotopic characteristics of Pleistocene phreatic cave deposits (Jabal Madar, Oman): A tale from two worlds. Journal of Sedimentary Research, 77, doi: 10.2110/jsr.2007.012.

Fleitmann, D., Burns, S. J., Mangini, A., Mudelsee, M., Kramers, J., Neff, U., Al-Subbary, A. A., Matter, A. (2007). Holocene ITCZ and Indian monsoon dynamics recorded in stalagmites from Oman and Yemen (Socotra). Quaternary Science Reviews, 26, 170-188.

(Among the 25 most downloaded and 5 most cited papers in Quaternary Science Reviews)

Luterbacher, J., Xoplaki, E., Casty, C., Wanner, H., Pauling, A., Küttel, M., Tutishauer, T., Brönnimann, S., Fischer, E., Fleitmann, D. and 34 others. (2006). Mediterranean climate variability over the last centuries; A review. In: The Mediterranean Climate: an overview of the main characteristics and issues, Eds. Lionello, P., Malanotte-Rizzoli, P., and Boscolo, R., Elsevier, Amsterdam, the Netherlands, 27-148.

Bookhagen, B., Fleitmann, D., Nishiizumi, K., Strecker, M.R., Thiede, R.C. (2006). Holocene monsoonal dynamics and fluvial terrace formation in the northwest Himalaya, India. Geology, 34, 601-604.

Fleitmann, D., Matter, A., Pint, J. (2004). The speleothem record of climate change in Saudi Arabia. Open-File Report, SGS-OF-2004-8, Saudi Geological Survey, 40 p.

Fleitmann, D., Burns, S.J., Neff, U., Mudelsee, M., Mangini, A., Kramers, J., Matter, A. (2004). Holocene records of rainfall variation and associated ITCZ migration from stalagmites from Northern and Southern Oman. In: The Hadley Circulation: Present, Past and Future. Diaz, H.F. and Bradley, R.S. (Eds.), 259-289 (511p).

Fleitmann, D., Matter, A., Burns, S. J., Al-Subbary, A., Al-Aowah (2004). Geology and Quaternary climate history of Socotra. Fauna of Arabia, 20, 27-45.

Fleitmann, D., Burns, S. J., Neff, U., Mudelsee, M., Mangini, A., Matter, A. (2004). Paleoclimatic interpretation of high-resolution oxygen isotope profiles derived from annually laminated speleothems from Southern Oman. Quaternary Science Reviews, 23, 935-945.

Burns, S. J., Fleitmann, D., Matter, A., Kramers, J., Al-Subbary, A. A. (2003). Indian Ocean climate and an absolute chronology over Dansgaard/Oeschger events 9 to 13. Science, 301, 1365-1367.

See also: Burns, S.J., Fleitmann, D., Matter, A., Kramers, J., Al-Subbary, A. A. (2004). Corrections and clarifications - Indian ocean climate and an absolute chronology over Dansgaard-Oeschger events 9 to 13, Science, 305, 1567.

Fleitmann, D., Burns, S. J., Mudelsee, M., Neff, U., Kramers, J., Mangini, A., Matter, A. (2003). Holocene forcing of the Indian monsoon recorded in a stalagmite from Southern Oman. Science, 300, 1737-1739.

Fleitmann, D., Burns, S. J., Neff, U., Mangini, A., Matter, A. (2003). Changing moisture sources over the Last 330,000 Years in Northern Oman from fluid-inclusion evidence in speleothems. Quaternary Research, 60, 223-232. (Among the 25 most downloaded papers)

Fleitmann, D., Burns, S.J., Neff, U., Al-Subbary, A.A., Al-Aowah, M.A., Matter, A., Mangini, A. (2002). Climate change in Southern Arabia: Speleothems from Yemen and Oman as archives for monsoon rainfall over the last 330,000 years. Yemeni Journal of Science, 4, 15-23.

Burns, S.J., Fleitmann, D., Mudelsee, M., Neff, U., Mangini, A., Matter, A. (2002). A 780-year annually-resolved record of Indian Ocean monsoon variation in a speleothem from south Oman. Journal of Geophysical Research-Atmospheres, 107, doi:10.1029/2001JD001281.

Fleitmann, D., Burns, S.J., Mudelsee, M., Neff, U., Kramers, J., Mangini, A., Matter, A. (2002). Holocene variability in the Indian Ocean monsoon: A stalagmite-based, high-resolution oxygen isotope record from Southern Oman. PAGES News, 10 (2), 7-8.

Constantin, S., Onac, B.P., Fleitmann, D., Tamas, T. (2001). Past vegetation changes in karst areas as revealed by a comparative isotopic study of two speleothems from Romania. World Correlation of Karst Ecosystem Newsletter, IGCP Project 448, 67-73.

Burns, S.J., Fleitmann, D., Matter, A., Neff, U., Mangini, A. (2001). Speleothem evidence from Oman for continental pluvial events during interglacial periods. Geology, 29, 623-626.

Neff, U., Burns, S.J., Mangini, A., Mudelsee, M., Fleitmann, D., Matter, A. (2001). Evidence for solar forcing of the Indian Monsoon in a high-resolution speleothem record from Oman. Nature, 411, 290-293.

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