Heidelberg University
Institute of Earth Sciences
Im Neuenheimer Feld 236
69120 Heidelberg
Phone: +49 6221 54-8291
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Palynology & Paleoenvironmental Dynamics


Prof. Dr. Jörg Pross






Institute of Earth Sciences

Ruprecht-Karls-Universität Heidelberg

Im Neuenheimer Feld 234

D-69120 Heidelberg






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+49 (0)6221-54 8291 (secretary)

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Short CV:

since 2013

Professor, Institute of Earth Sciences, Heidelberg University

2008 - 2013

Adjunct Senior Research Scientist, Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory, Columbia University, USA

2004 - 2013

Professor, Institute of Geosciences, Goethe University Frankfurt

2003 - 2004

Visiting Senior Researcher, Institute of Environmental Biology, Utrecht University, The Netherlands


"Habilitation", University of Tübingen; venia legendi in Paleontology, Historical Geology and Quaternary Ecology

2000 - 2004

"Hochschulassistent“, Institute of Geosciences, University of Tübingen


Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Dept. of Geology and Geography, Auburn University, USA


Postdoctoral Researcher, Institute of Geosciences, University of Tübingen


Doctorate in Paleontology (Dr. rer. nat.), University of Tübingen

1995 - 1997

Co-founder and co-editor, mountaineering periodical "klettern" (


Diploma in Geology and Paleontology (Dipl.-Geol.), University of Tübingen, Germany





(as of 06/2017; * denotes graduate student or postdoctoral advisee first author)



[106] Schemmel, F., Niedermeyer, E.M., Koutsodendris, A., Pross, J., Fiebig, J., Mulch, A., 2017. Paleohydrological changes in the Eastern Mediterranean region during the early Holocene recorded in plant wax n-alkane distributions and δ13CTOC – new data from Tenaghi Philippon, NE Greece. Organic Geochemistry 110, 100-109.

[105] Strother, S.L., Salzmann, U., Sangiorgi, F., Bijl, P.K., Pross, J., Escutia, C., Salabarnada, A., Pound, M.J., Voss, J., Woodward, J., 2017. A new quantitative approach to identify rework­ing in Eocene to Miocene pollen records from offshore Antarctica using red fluorescence and di­gi­tal imaging. Biogeosciences 14, 2089-2100.

[104] Peyron, O., Combourieu-Nebout, N., Brayshaw, D., Goring, S., Valérie Andrieu-Ponel, V., Desprat, S., Fletcher, W., Gambin, B., Ioakim, C., Joannin, S., Kotthoff, U., Kouli, K., Montade, V., Pross, J., Sadori, L., Magny, M., 2017. Precipitation changes in the Mediterranean basin during the Holocene from terrestrial and marine pollen records: a model–data comparison. Climate of the Past 13, 249-265.

[103] Jakob, K.A., Bolton, C.T., Wilson, P.A., Bahr, A., Pross, J., Fiebig, J., Kähler, K., Friedrich, O., 2017. Glacial-interglacial changes in equatorial Pacific surface-water structure during the Plio-Pleistocene intensification of Northern Hemisphere Glaciation. Earth and Planetary Science Let­ters 463, 69-80.

[102]* Koutsodendris, A., Brauer, A., Reed, J.M., Plessen, B., Friedrich, O., Hennrich, B., Zacharias, I., Pross, J., 2017. Climate variability in SE Europe since 1450 AD based on a varved sediment record from Etoliko Lagoon (western Greece). Quaternary Science Reviews 159, 63-76.



[101] Milner, A.M., Roucoux, K.H., Collier, R.E.L., Müller, U.C., Pross, J., Tzedakis, P.C., 2016. Vegetation responses to abrupt climatic changes during the Last Interglacial Complex (Marine Isotope Stage 5) at Tenaghi Philippon, NE Greece. Quaternary Science Reviews 154, 169-181.

[100]* Egger, L.M., Śliwińska, K.K., van Peer, T.E., Liebrand, D., Lippert, P.C., Friedrich, O., Wilson, P.A., Norris, R.D., Pross, J., 2016. Magnetostratigraphically-calibrated dinoflagellate cyst bioevents for the uppermost Eocene to lowermost Miocene of the western North Atlantic (IODP Expedition 342, Paleogene Newfoundland sediment drifts). Review of Palaeobotany and Palynology 234, 159-185.

[99] Jakob, K.A., Wilson, P.A., Bahr, A., Bolton, C.T., Pross, J., Fiebig, J., Friedrich, O., 2016. Glacial-interglacial productivity changes in the eastern equatorial Pacific upwelling system and its response to Plio-Pleistocene ice-sheet dynamics. Paleoceanography 31, 453-470.

[98] Schemmel, F., Niedermeyer, E.M., Schwab-Lavrič, V., Gleixner, G., Pross, J., Mulch, A., 2016. Plant-wax dD values record changing Eastern Mediterranean atmospheric circulation patterns during the 8.2 ka BP climatic event. Quaternary Science Reviews 133, 96-107.



[97] Herb, C., Koutsodendris, A., Zhang, W., Appel, E., Fang, X.M., Voigt, S., Pross, J., 2015. Late Pliocene-Pleistocene humidity fluctuations in the western Qaidam Basin (NE Tibetan Plateau) revealed by an integrated magnetic-palynological record from lacustrine sediments. Quaternary Research 84, 457-466.

[96] Bahr, A., Kaboth, S., Jiménez-Espejo, F.J., Sierro, F.J., Voelker, A.H.L., Lourens, L., Röhl, U., Reichart, G.J., Escutia, C., Hernández-Molina, F.J., Pross, J., Friedrich, O., 2015. Persistent monsoonal forcing of Mediterranean Outflow Water dynamics during the late Pleistocene. Geology 43, 951-954.

[95] Pross, J., Koutsodendris, A., Christanis, K., Fischer, T., Fletcher, W.J., Hardiman, M., Kalaitzidis, S., Knipping, M., Kotthoff, U., Milner, A.M., Müller, U.C., Schmiedl, G., Siavalas, G., Tzedakis, P.C., Wulf, S., 2015. The 1.35-Ma-long terrestrial climate archive of Tenaghi Philippon, northeastern Greece: Evolution, exploration and perspectives for future research. Newsletters on Stratigraphy 48, 253-276.

[94] Walliser, E.O., Schöne, B.R., Tütken, T., Zirkel, J., Grimm, K.I., Pross, J., 2015. The bivalve Glycymeris planicostalis as a high-resolution paleoclimate archive for the Rupelian (early Oligocene) of Central Europe. Climate of the Past 11, 653-668.

[93] Albert, P.G., Hardiman, M., Keller, J., Tomlinson, E.L., Bourne, A.J., Smith, V.C., Wulf, S., Zanchetta, G., Sulpizio, R., Müller, U.C., Pross, J., Ottolini, L., Matthews, I.P., Blockley, S.P.E., Menzies, M.A., 2015. Revisiting the Y-3 tephrostratigraphic marker: new diagnostic glass geochemistry, improved age estimate and climatostratigraphical context. Quaternary Science Reviews 118, 105-121.

[92] van Helmond, N.A.G.M., Sluijs, A., Sinninghe Damsté, J.S., Reichart, G.J., Voigt, S., Erbacher, J., Pross, J., Brinkhuis, H., 2015. Freshwater discharge controlled deposition of Cenomanian-Turonian black shales on the NW European epicontinental shelf (Wunstorf, North Germany). Climate of the Past 11, 495-508.

[91] Riding, J.B., Feist-Burkhardt, S., Fensome, R.A., Harding, I.C., Pross, J., 2015. Hans Gocht (1930–2014). Palynology 39, 143-144.

[90] Kim, J.-H., Schouten, S., Rodrigo-Gámiz, M., Rampen, S., Marino, G., Huguet, C., Helmke, P., Buscail, R., Hopmans, E.C., Pross, J., Sangiorgi, F., Middelburg, J.B.M., Sinninghe Damsté, J.S., 2015. Influence of deep-water derived isoprenoid tetraether lipids on the TEX H86 paleothermometer in the Mediterranean Sea. Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta 150, 125-141.

[89]* Koutsodendris, A., Brauer, A., Zacharias, I., Putyrskaya, V., Klemt, E., Sangiorgi, F., Pross, J., 2015. Ecosystem response to human- and climate-induced environmental stress on an anoxic coastal lagoon (Etoliko, Greece) since 1930 AD. Journal of Paleolimnology 53, 255-270.

[88] Herb, C., Appel, E., Voigt, S., Koutsodendris, A., Pross, J., Zhang, W., Fang, X., 2015. Orbitally tuned age model for the late Pliocene-Pleistocene lacustrine succession of drill core SG-1 from the western Qaidam (NE Tibetan Plateau). Geophysical Journal International 200, 35-51.



[87] Escutia, C., Brinkhuis, H., IODP Expedition 318 Scientists (including J. Pross), 2014. From greenhouse to icehouse at the Wilkes Land Antarctic Margin: IODP Expedition 318 synthesis of results in Stein, R., Blackman, D., Inagaki, F., Larsen, H.-C. (eds.), Developments in Marine Geology, Volume 7, Earth and Life Processes Discovered from Subseafloor Environments, Elsevier, Amsterdam, pp. 295-328.

[86]* Koutsodendris, A., Pross, J., Zahn, R., 2014. Exceptional Agulhas leakage prolonged interglacial warmth during MIS 11c in Europe. Paleoceanography 29, 1062-1071.

[85]* Contreras, L., Pross, J., Bijl, P.K., O’Hara, R.B., Raine, J.I., Sluijs, A., Brinkhuis, H., 2014. Southern high-latitude terrestrial climate change during the Paleocene–Eocene derived from a marine pollen record (ODP Site 1172, East Tasman Plateau). Climate of the Past 10, 1-20.

[84] Bechtel, A., Movsumova, U., Pross, J., Gratzer, R., Ċorić, S., Sachsenhofer, R.F., 2014. The Oligocene Maikop series of Lahich (eastern Azerbaijan): Paleoenvironment and oil–source rock correlation. Organic Geochemistry 71, 43-59.



[83] Pancost, R.D., Taylor, K., Inglis, G., Kennedy, E.M., Handley, L., Hollis, C.J., Crouch, E.M., Pross, J., Huber, M., Schouten, S., Pearson, P.N., Morgans, H.E.G., Raine, J.I., 2013. Early Paleogene evolution of terrestrial climate in the SW Pacific, Southern New Zealand. Geo­chemistry Geophysics Geosystems 14, 5413-5429.

[82] Herb, C., Zhang, W., Koutsodendris, A., Appel, E., Fang, X., Pross, J., 2013. Environmental implications of the magnetic record in Pleistocene lacustrine sediments of the Qaidam Basin, NE Tibetan Plateau. Quaternary International 313/314, 218-229.

[81]* Fletcher, W.J., Müller, U.C., Koutsodendris, A., Christanis, K., Pross, J., 2013. A centennial-scale record of vegetation and climate variability from 312 to 240 ka (Marine Isotope Stages 9c-a, 8 and 7a) from Tenaghi Philippon, NE Greece. Quaternary Science Reviews 78, 108-125.

[80] Regnery, J., Püttmann, W., Koutsodendris, A., Mulch, A., Pross, J., 2013. Comparison of the the paleoclimatic significance of higher land plant biomarker concentrations and pollen data: A case study of lake sediments from the Holsteinian interglacial. Organic Geochemistry 61, 73-84.

[79] Houben, A.P.J., Bijl, P.K., Pross, J., Bohaty, S.M., Passchier, S., Röhl, U., Tauxe, L., van de Flierdt, T., Sangiorgi, F., Sluijs, A., Escutia, C., Brinkhuis, H., Expedition 318 Scientists, 2013. Reorganization of Southern Ocean plankton ecosystem at the onset of Antarctic glaciation. Science 340, 341-344.

[78] McAnena, A., Flögel, S., Hofmann, P., Herrle, J.O., Griesand, A., Pross, J., Talbot, H.M., Rethemeyer, J., Wallmann, K., Wagner, T., 2013. Atlantic cooling associated with marine biotic crisis during the mid-Cretaceous period. Nature Geoscience 6, 558-561.

[77] Bijl, P.K., Bendle, J.A., Bohaty, S.M., Pross, J., Schouten, S., Tauxe, L., Stickley, C.E., McKay, R.M., Röhl, U., Olney, M., Sluijs, A., Escutia, C., Brinkhuis, H., Expedition 318 Scientists, 2013. Eocene cooling linked to early flow across the Tasmanian Gateway. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences 110, 9645-9650.

[76] Passchier, S., Bohaty, S.M., Jiménez-Espejo, F., Pross, J., Röhl, U., van de Flierdt, T., Escutia, C., Brinkhuis, H., 2013. Early Eocene to middle Miocene cooling and aridification of East Antarctica. Geo­chemistry Geophysics Geosystems 14, 1399-1410.

[75]* Koutsodendris, A., Lotter, A.F., Kirilova, E., Brauer, A., Pross, J., 2013. Evolution of a Holsteinian (MIS 11) paleolake ecosystem based on a 12-kyr-long diatom record from Dethlingen (northern Germany). Boreas 42, 714-728.

[74]* Contreras, L., Pross, J., Bijl, P.K., Koutsodendris, A., Raine, J.I., van de Schootbrugge, B., Brinkhuis, H., 2013. Early to middle Eocene vegetation dynamics at the Wilkes Land Margin (East Antarctica). Review of Palaeobotany and Palynology 197, 119-142.

[73] Milner, A.M., Müller, U.C., Roucoux, K.H., Collier, R.E.L., Pross, J., Kalaitzidis, S., Christanis, K., Tzedakis, P.C., 2013. Environmental variability during the Last Interglacial: A new high-resolution pollen record from Tenaghi Philippon, Greece. Journal of Quaternary Science 28, 113-117.



[72] Pross, J., Contreras, L., Bijl, P.K., Greenwood, D.R., Bohaty, S.M., Schouten, S., Bendle, J.A., Röhl, U., Tauxe, L., Raine, J.I., Huck, C.E., van de Flierdt, T., Jamieson, S.R., Stickley, C.E., van de Schootbrugge, B., Escutia, C., Brinkhuis, H., Expedition 318 Scientists, 2012. Persistent near-tropical warmth on the Antarctic continent during the early Eocene epoch. Nature 488, 73-77.

[71]* Richoz, S., van de Schootbrugge, B., Pross, J., Püttmann, W., Heunisch, C., Fiebig, J., Schou-ten, S., Wignall, P.B., 2012. Hydrogen sulphide poisoning of shallow seas following the end-Triassic extinction. Nature Geoscience 5, 662-667.

[70] Lowe, J., Barton, N., Blockley, S., Ramsey, C.B., Cullen, V.L., Davis, W., Gamble, C., Grant, K., Hardiman, M., Housley, R., Lane, C.S., Lee, S., Lewis, M., MacLeod, A., Menzies, M., Müller, W., Pollard, M., Price, C., Roberts, A.P., Rohling, E.J., Satow, C., Smith, V.C., Stringer, C.B., Tomlinson, E.L., White, D., Albert, P., Arienzo, I., Barker, G., Boric, D., Carandente, A., Civetta, L., Ferrier, C., Guadelli, J.-L., Karkanas, P., Koumouzelis, M., Müller, U.C., Orsi, G., Pross, J., Rosi, M., Shalamonov-Korobar, L., Sirakov, N., Tzedakis, P.C., 2012. Volcanic layers illuminate the resilience of Neanderthals and early modern Humans to natural hazards. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences 109, 13532-13537.

[69] Milner, A., Collier, R., Roucoux, K., Müller, U.C., Pross, J., Christanis, K., Tzedakis, P.C., 2012. Enhanced seasonality of precipitation in the Mediterranean during the early part of the Last Interglacial. Geology 40, 919-922.

[68] Tauxe, L., Stickley, C.E., Sugisaki, S., Bijl, P.K., Bohaty, S.M., Brinkhuis, H., Escutia, C., Flores, J.A., Houben, A.J.P., Iwai, M., Jiménez, F., McKay, R., Passchier, S., Pross, J., Riesselman, C.R., Röhl, U., Sangiorgi, F., Welsh, K., Klaus, A., Fehr, A., Bendle, J.A.P., Dunbar, R., Gonzàlez, J., Hayden, T., Katsuki, K., Olney, M.P., Pekar, S.F., Shrivastava, P.K., van de Flierdt, T., Williams, T., Yamane, M., 2012. Chronostratigraphic framework for the IODP Expedition 318 cores from the Wilkes Land Margin: constraints for paleoceanographic reconstruction. Paleoceanography 27, PA2214, doi: 10.1029/2012PA002308.

[67]* Koutsodendris, A., Pross, J., Müller, U.C., Brauer, A., Fletcher, W.J., Kühl, N., Kirilova, E., Verhagen, F.T.M., Lücke, A., Lotter, A.F., 2012. A short-term climate oscillation during the Holsteinian interglacial (MIS 11c): An analogy to the 8.2 ka climatic event? Global and Planetary Change 92, 224-235.

[66] Utescher, T., Ashraf, A.R., Dreist, A., Dybkjær, K., Mosbrugger, V., Pross, J., Wilde, V., 2012. Variability of Neogene continental climates in Northwest Europe – a detailed study based on microfloras. Turkish Journal of Earth Sciences 21, 289-314.



[65] Bijl, P.K., Pross, J., Warnaar, J., Stickley, C.E., Huber, M., Guerstein, R., Houben, A.J.P., Sluijs, A., Visscher, H., Brinkhuis, H., 2011. Environmental forcings of Paleogene Southern Ocean dinoflagellate biogeography. Paleoceanography 26, Art. Nr. PA1202.    

[64]* Müller, U.C., Pross, J., Tzedakis, P.C., Gamble, C., Kotthoff, U., Schmiedl, G., Wulf, S., Christanis, K., 2011. The role of climate in the spread of modern humans into Europe. Quaternary Science Reviews 30, 273-279.

[63]* Kotthoff, U., Koutsodendris, A., Pross, J., Schmiedl, G., Bornemann, A., Marino, G., Peyron, O., Schiebel, R., 2011. Impact of Lateglacial cold events on the northern Aegean region reconstructed from marine and terrestrial proxy data. Journal of Quaternary Science 26, 86-96.

[62]* Koutsodendris, A., Brauer, A., Pälike, H., Müller, U.C., Dulski, P., Lotter, A.F., Pross, J., 2011. Sub-decadal- to decadal-scale climate cyclicity during the Holsteinian interglacial (MIS 11) evidenced in annually laminated sediments. Climate of the Past 7, 987-999.

[61] Escutia, C., Brinkhuis, H., Klaus, A., and Expedition 318 Scientists (including J. Pross), 2011. Expedition Reports Wilkes Land Glacial History. Proceedings of the Integrated Ocean Drilling Program 318,

[60] Escutia, C., Brinkhuis, H., Klaus, A., and IODP Expedition 318 Scientists (including J. Pross), 2011. IODP Expedition 318: From Greenhouse to Icehouse at the Wilkes Land Antarctic Margin. Scientific Drilling 12, 15-23.

[59] Peyron, O., Goring, S., Dormoy, I., Kotthoff, U., Pross, J., de Beaulieu, J.-L., Drescher-Schneider, R., Vanniére, B., Magny, M., 2011. Holocene seasonality changes in the central Mediterranean region reconstructed from the pollen sequences of Lake Accesa (Italy) and Tenaghi Philippon (Greece). The Holocene 21, 131-146.   



[58] Pross, J., Houben, A.P.J., van Simaeys, S., Williams, G.L., Kotthoff, U., Coccioni, R., Wilpshaar, M., Brinkhuis, H., 2010. Umbria-Marche revisited: A refined magnetostratigraphic calibration of dinoflagellate cyst events for the Oligocene of the Western Tethys. Review of Palaeobotany and Palynology 158, 213-235.

[57] Sinninghe Damsté, J.S., van Bentum, E.C., Reichart, G.-J., Pross, J., Schouten, S., 2010. A CO2 decrease-driven cooling and increased latitudinal temperature gradient during the mid-Cretaceous Oceanic Anoxic Event 2. Earth and Planetary Science Letters 293, 97-103.

[56]* Koutsodendris, A., Müller, U.C., Pross, J., Brauer, A., Kotthoff, U., Lotter, A.F., 2010. Vegetation dynamics and climate variability during the Holsteinian interglacial based on a pollen record from Dethlingen (northern Germany). Quaternary Science Reviews 29, 3298-3307.

[55] Schmiedl, G., Kuhnt, T., Ehrmann, W., Emeis, K.-C., Hamann, Y., Dulski, P., Pross, J., 2010. Climatic forcing of eastern Mediterranean deep-water formation and benthic ecosystems during the past 22 000 years. Quaternary Science Reviews 29, 3006-3020.

[54] Montoya-Pino, C., Weyer, S., Anbar, A.D., Pross, J., Oschmann, W., van de Schootbrugge, B., Arz, H.W., 2010. Global enhancement of ocean anoxia during Oceanic Anoxic Event 2: A quantitative approach using U isotopes. Geology 38, 315-318.

[53] Expedition 318 Scientists (including J. Pross), 2010. Wilkes Land Glacial History: Cenozoic East Antarctic ice sheet evolution from Wilkes Land margin sediments. IODP Preliminary Report 318, 1-101,

[52] Feist-Burkhardt, S., Pross, J., 2010. Dinoflagellate cyst biostratigraphy of the Opalinuston Formation (Middle Jurassic) in the Aalenian type area in Southwest Germany and North Switzerland. Lethaia 43, 10-31.



[51] Pross, J., Kotthoff, U., Müller, U.C., Peyron, O., Dormoy, I., Schmiedl, G., Kalaitzidis, S., Smith, A.M., 2009. Massive perturbation in terrestrial ecosystems of the Eastern Mediterranean region associated with the 8.2 kyr BP climatic event. Geology 37, 887-890.

[50] Dormoy, I., Peyron, O., Combourieu Nebout, N., Goring, S., Kotthoff, U., Magny, M., Pross, J., 2009. Terrestrial climate variability and seasonality changes in the Mediterranean region between 15 000 and 4000 years BP deduced from marine pollen records. Climate of the Past 5, 615-632.

[49]* van de Schootbrugge, B., Quan, T.M., Lindstrom, S., Püttmann, W., Heunisch, C., Pross, J., Fiebig, J., Rosenthal, Y., Falkowski, P.G., 2009. Floral changes across the Triassic/Jurassic boundary linked to flood basalt volcanism. Nature Geoscience 2, 589-594.



[48]* van de Schootbrugge, B., Payne, J.L., Tomasovych, A., Pross, J., Fiebig, J., Föllmi, K.B., 2008. Carbon cycle perturbation and stabilisation after the Triassic-Jurassic mass extinction. Geo­chemistry Geophysics Geosystems 9, Art. Nr. Q04028.

[47] Coccioni, R., Bellanca, A., Bice, D.M., Brinkhuis, H., Church, N., Deino, A., Lirer, F., Macalady, A., Maiorano, P., Mancin, N., McDaniel, A., Monechi, S., Montanari, A., Neri, R., Nocchi, M., Pross, J., Rochette, P., Sagnotti, L., Sprovieri, M., Tateo, F., Touchard, Y., Williams, G.L., 2008. Integrated stratigraphy of the Oligocene pelagic sequence in the Umbria-Marche Basin (North­eastern Apennines, Italy): A potential GSSP for the Rupelian-Chattian boundary. Geological Society of America Bulletin 120, 487-511.

[46]* Kotthoff, U., Müller, U.C., Pross, J., Schmiedl, G., Lawson, I.T., van de Schootbrugge, B., Schulz, H., 2008: Lateglacial and Holocene vegetation dynamics in the Aegean region: An in­tegrated view based on pollen data from marine and terrestrial archives. The Holocene 18, 1019-1032.

[45]* Kotthoff, U., Pross, J., Müller, U.C., Peyron, O., Schmiedl, G., Schulz, H., Bordon, A., 2008. Climate dynamics in the borderlands of the Aegean Sea during formation of Sapropel S1 de­duced from a marine pollen record. Quaternary Science Reviews 27, 832-845.

[44] Erbacher, J., Pross, J., 2008. Editorial – The new face of "NoS". Newsletters on Stratigraphy 43, 1-2.



[43] Pross, J., Pletsch, T., Shillington, D.J., Ligouis, B., Kus, J., 2007. Thermal al­teration of terrestrial palynomorphs in mid-Cretaceous organic-rich mudstones intruded by an igneous sill (Newfoundland Margin, ODP Hole 1276A). International Journal of Coal Geology 70, 277-291.

[42] Versteegh, G.J.M., Blokker, P., Marshall, C., Pross, J., 2007. Macromolecular composition of the dinoflagellate cyst Thalassiphora pelagica (Oligocene, SW Germany). Organic Geochemistry 38, 1643-1656.

[41]* van de Schootbrugge, B., Rosenthal, Y., Feist-Burkhardt, S., Brinkhuis, H., Pross, J., Kent, D.V., Falkowski, P.G., 2007. End-Triassic calcification crisis and blooms of organic-walled “disaster species”. Palaeogeography, Palaeoclimatology, Palaeoecology 244, 126-141.

[40]* Müller, U.C., Pross, J., 2007. Lesson from the past: Present insolation minimum holds potential for glacial inception. Quaternary Science Reviews 26, 3025-3029.

[39] Pross, J., Tzedakis, P.C., Christanis, K., Schmiedl, G., Hooghiemstra, H., Müller, U.C., Kotthoff, U., Milner, A., 2007. Tenaghi Philippon re-visited: Drilling a continuous lower-latitude terrestrial climate archive of the last 250,000 years. Scientific Drilling 5, 30-32.

[38] Urquhart, E., Gardin, S., Leckie, R.M., Georgescu, G., Pross, J., Takata, H., Wood, A.S., 2007. A paleontological synthesis of ODP Leg 210, Newfoundland Basin. In: Tucholke, B.E., Sibuet, J.-C., Klaus, A. (Eds.), Proceedings of the Ocean Drilling Program, Scientific Results 210.

[37] Hottenrott, M., Pross, J., 2007. Mikrofloren aus den Mittleren Pechelbronn-Schichten der Boh­rungen W07 und B98-BK 5 bei Wallau (Südhessen). Geologische Abhandlungen Hessen 116, 127-139.

[36] Erbacher, J., Mutterlose, J., Wilmsen, M., Wonik, T., Wunstorf Drilling Scientific Party (including J. Pross), 2007. The Wunstorf Drilling Project: Coring a global stratigraphic reference section of the Oceanic Anoxic Event 2. Scientific Drilling 4, 19-21.


[35] Pross, J., Link, E., Ruf, M., Aigner, T., 2006. Delineating sequence stratigraphic patterns in deeper ramp carbonates: quantitative palynofacies data from the Upper Jurassic (Kimmeridgian) of Southwest Germany. Journal of Sedimentary Research 76, 524-538.

[34]* Stricanne, L., Munnecke, A., Pross, J., 2006. Assessing mechanisms of environmental change: Palynogical signals across the late Ludlow (Silurian) positive isotope excursion (d13C, d18O) on Gotland, Sweden. Palaeogeography, Palaeoclimatology, Palaeoecology 230, 1-31.



[33] Kempf, O., Pross, J., 2005. The lower marine to lower freshwater Molasse transition in the north­ern Alpine foreland basin (Oligocene; central Switzerland–South Germany): age and geodynamic implications. International Journal of Earth Sciences 94, 160-171.

[32] Sluijs, A., Pross, J., Brinkhuis, H., 2005. From greenhouse to icehouse; organic-walled dino­flagellate cysts as paleoenvironmental indicators in the Paleogene. Earth-Science Reviews 68, 281-315.

[31] Friedrich, O., Nishi, H., Pross, J., Schmiedl, G., Hemleben, Ch., 2005. Millenial- to centennial-scale interruptions of the Oceanic Anoxic Event 1b (Early Albian, Mid-Cretaceous) inferred from benthic foraminiferal repopulation events. Palaios 20, 64-77.

[30] Pross, J., Brinkhuis, H., 2005. Organic-walled dinoflagellate cysts as paleoenvironmental indi­cators in the Paleogene; a synopsis of concepts. Paläontologische Zeitschrift 79, 53-59.

[29] Bornemann, A., Pross, J., Reichelt, K., Herrle, J.O., Hemleben, C., Mutterlose, J., 2005. Recon­struction of short-term palaeoceanographic change during the formation of the Late Albian 'Niveau Breistroffer' black shales (Oceanic Anoxic Event 1d, SE France). Journal of the Geo­logical Society of London 162, 623-639.

[28]* Ruf, M., Link, E., Pross, J., Aigner, T., 2005b. Integrated sequence, stable isotope and palyno­facies analysis in deeper epicontinental shelf carbonates from the Upper Jurassic of SW Ger­many. Sedimentary Geology 175, 391-414.

[27]* Müller, U.C., Klotz, S., Geyh, M.A., Pross, J., Bond, G.C., 2005. Cyclic climate fluctuations dur­ing the last interglacial in central Europe. Geology 33, 449-452.

[26]* Ruf, M., Link, E., Pross, J., Aigner, T., 2005a. A multi-proxy study of deeper-water carbonates (Upper Jurassic, southern Germany): combining sedimentology, chemostratigraphy and palyno­facies. Facies 51, 326-349.

[25] Van Simaeys, S., Brinkhuis, H., Pross, J., Williams, G.L., Zachos, J.C., 2005. Arctic dinoflagellate migrations mark the strongest Oligocene glaciations. Geology 33, 709-712.



[24] Westphal, H., Munnecke, A., Pross, J., Herrle, J.O., 2004. Multiproxy approach to understanding of Cretaceous pelagic limestone-marl alternations (DSDP Site 391, Blake-Bahama Basin). Sedi­mentology 51, 109-126.

[23] Servais, T., Stricanne, L., Montenari, M., Pross, J., 2004. Ecophenotypism of galeate acritarchs ("pre-dinoflagellates") at the Cambrian-Ordovician boundary in the Algerian Sahara. Palaeontol­ogy 47, 395-414.

[22] Pross, J., Kotthoff, U., Zonneveld, K.A.F., 2004. Organic-walled dinoflagellate cysts as paleo­environmental indicators in the Meso- and Cenozoic: potential and limits. Paläontologische Zeitschrift 78, 5-39.

[21]* Stricanne, L., Munnecke, A., Pross, J., Servais, T., 2004. Acritarch distribution along an inshore-offshore transect in the Gorstian (lower Ludlow, Silurian) of Gotland, Sweden. Review of Pa­laeobotany and Palynology 130, 195-216.

[20] Leg 210 Shipboard Scientific Party (including J. Pross), 2004. Drilling the Newfoundland half of the Newfoundland–Iberia transect: The first conjugate margin drilling in a nonvolcanic rift. Pro­ceedings of the Ocean Drilling Program, Initial Results 210, http://www-odp.tamu. edu/publicat ions/210_IR/210ir.htm.



[19] Herrle, J.O., Pross, J., Friedrich, O., Hemleben, C., 2003. Short-term environmental changes in the Cretaceous Tethyan Ocean: Micropaleontological evidence from the Early Albian Oceanic Anoxic Event 1b. Terra Nova 15, 14-19.

[18]* Müller, U.C., Pross, J., Bibus, E., 2003. Vegetation response to rapid climate change in Central Europe during the last 135,000 years: Evidence from a new long pollen record. Quaternary Re­search 59, 235-245.

[17] Friedrich, O., Reichelt, K., Herrle, J.O., Lehmann, J., Pross, J., Hemleben, C., 2003. Causes for the formation of the Late Aptian Niveau Fallot black shales in the Vocontian Basin (SE France): Evidence from planktic and benthic foraminifera, palynomorphs, and stable isotopes. Marine Mi­cropaleontology 49, 65-85.

[16] Herrle, J.O., Pross, J., Friedrich, O., Kössler, P., Hemleben, C., 2003. Forcing mechanisms for mid-Cretaceous black shale formation: Evidence from the Aptian and Albian of the Vocontian Basin (SE France). Palaeogeography, Palaeoclimatology, Palaeoecology 190, 399-426.



[15] Pross, J., Schmiedl, G., 2002. Early Oligocene dinoflagellate cysts from the northern Rhine Gra­ben (SW Germany): Paleoenvironmental and paleoclimatic implications. Marine Micropaleontol­ogy 45, 1-24.

[14] Pross, J., Klotz, S., 2002. Paleotemperature estimates for the Praetiglian/Tiglian (Plio-Pleistocene) pollen sequence of Lieth, northern Germany: Implications for the climate evolution of northwestern Europe. Global and Planetary Change 34, 253-267.



[13] Pross, J., 2001c. Paleo-oxygenation in Tertiary epeiric seas: Evidence from dinoflagellate cysts. Palaeogeography, Palaeoclimatology, Palaeoecology 166, 369-381.

[12] Pross, J., 2001b. Biostratigraphie organischwandiger Dinoflagellatenzysten der Rupel-Abfolge (Unter-Oligozän) im Mainzer Becken. Mainzer geowissenschaftliche Mitteilungen 30, 67-80.

[11] Pross, J., 2001a. Dinoflagellate cyst biogeography and biostratigraphy as a tool for pa­laeoceanographic reconstructions: An example from the Oligocene of western Europe. Neues Jahrbuch für Geologie und Paläontologie, Abhandlungen 219, 207-219.

[10] Pross, J., Bruch, A.A., Mosbrugger, V., Kvacek, Z., 2001. Paleogene pollen and spores as a tool for quantitative paleoclimate reconstructions: the Oligocene of Central Europe in Goodman, D.K., Clarke, R.T. (eds.), Proceedings IX International Palynological Congress, Houston, Texas. AASP Foundation, Dallas, 299-310.

[9]  Hottenrott, M., Martini, E., Grimm, K.I., Pross, J., Radtke, G., 2001. Fossilführender Rupelton aus dem Untergrund des Hohen Vogelsbergs (Forschungsbohrung Vogelsberg 1996) in Hoppe, A., Schulz, R. (eds.), Die Forschungsbohrung Vogelsberg 1996. Geologische Abhandlungen Hessen 107, 171-188.

[8]  Wille, W., Pross, J., Luterbacher, H.-P., 2001. Dedication to Hans Gocht. Neues Jahrbuch für Geologie und Paläontologie, Abhandlungen 219, 1-2.



[7]  Pross, J., Klotz, S., Mosbrugger, V., 2000. Reconstructing palaeotemperatures for the Early and Middle Pleistocene using the mutual climatic range method based on plant fossils. Quaternary Science Reviews 19, 1785-1799.

[6]  Pross, J., 2000. Book review of "Mesozoic and Cenozoic Sequence Stratigraphy of European Basins", SEPM Volume 60. Palaios 15, 363-364.



[5]  Bruch, A.A., Pross, J., 1999. Palynomorph extraction from coals in Jones, T.P., Rowe, N.P. (eds.), Fossil plants and spores: modern techniques. Geological Society, London, 26-30.

[4]  Klotz, S., Pross, J., 1999. Temperature reconstructions for a Middle Pleistocene pollen record from the northern French Alps. Proceedings 5th European Conference of Paleobotany and Paly­nology, Acta Palaeobotanica, 481-486.



[3]  Feist-Burkhardt, S., Pross, J., 1998. Analysis of Middle Jurassic dinoflagellate cyst marker spe­cies using confocal laser scanning microscopy, digital-optical microscopy and conventional light microscopy. Bulletin des Centres de Recherches Exploration-Production elf aquitaine 22, 103-145.

[2]  Pross, J., Bruch, A.A., Kvacek, Z., 1998. Paläoklima-Rekonstruktionen für den Mittleren Rupelton (Unter-Oligozän) des Mainzer Beckens auf der Basis mikro- und makrobotanischer Befunde. Mainzer Geowissenschaftliche Mitteilungen 27, 79-92.



[1]  Pross, J., 1997. Aquatische Palynomorphe im Rupel des Mainzer Beckens (Oligozän, Süd­deutschland): Paläoökologie, Biostratigraphie und Taxonomie. Tübinger Mikropaläontologische Mitteilungen 15, 208 p.

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