Sedimentology & Marine Paleoenvironmental Dynamics


Barbara Hennrich, M.Sc.

Bhennrich Profil


Institute of Earth Sciences


Ruprecht-Karls-Universität Heidelberg


Im Neuenheimer Feld 234


D-69120 Heidelberg



+49 (0)6221-54 8279






Research Profile:

  • Reconstruction of hydrological changes in (sub)tropical South America during the late Pleistocene and Holocene with focus on the response of low-latitude climate systems (ITCZ and SACZ) to high-latitude forcing

  • Use of foraminiferal geochemistry (Ba/Ca, Mg/Ca, δ18O, δ13C) as paleoclimatic proxies

  • Reconstruction of climate and environmental variability in the Mediterranean region since the end of the Little Ice Age based on varved lake sediments


Scientific Career and Education:

since 05/2018

PhD student at the Institute of Earth Sciences, Heidelberg University. Thesis title: „Reconstructing hydrological changes in (sub)tropical South America since the late Pleistocene: insights into low-latitude expressions of high-latitude climate forcing“. Supervisors: PD Dr. André Bahr, Prof. Dr. Oliver Friedrich.

03/2016 - 04/2016

Research assistant on the Scientific Cruise M125 (SAMBA) with the RV Meteor.

10/2015 - 04/2018

Studies of Earth Sciences (M.Sc.) at the Institute of Earth Sciences, Heidelberg University. Thesis title: „Climate and environmental change in SE Europe over the last 300 years based on the partly varved sediment record of Lake Vouliagmeni (Greece)“. Supervisors: Dr. Andreas Koutsodendris, Prof. Dr. Oliver Friedrich.

08/2014 - 09/2017

Student assistant in the research group “Sedimentology & marine Paleoenvironmental Dynamics” at the Institute of Earth Sciences, Heidelberg University.

10/2011 - 07/2014

Studies of Earth Sciences (B.Sc.) at the Institute of Earth Sciences, Heidelberg University. Thesis title: „Benthic foraminifera as environmental proxy in the anoxic Etoliko Lagoon, Western Greece“. Supervisors: Prof. Dr. Oliver Friedrich, Dr. Andreas Koutsodendris.

10/2010 - 12/2014

Studies of Geography (B.Sc.) at the Institute of Geography, Heidelberg University. Thesis title: „Paleoclimatic investigations on a fossil cold-water coral from the NE Atlantic: age determination by U/Th-dating & reconstruction of water temperatures using Li/Mg-ratios“. Supervisors: Prof. Dr. Norbert Frank, Dr. Nicole Vollweiler.


(as of 05/2018)



  • [2] 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.



  • [1] Bahr, A., Spadano Albuquerque, A.L., Ardenghi, N., Batenburg, S.J., Bayer, M., Catunda, M.C., Conforti, A., Dias, B., Díaz Ramos, R., Egger, L.M., Evers, F., Fischer, T., Hatsukano, K., Hennrich, B., Hoffmann, J., Jivcov, S., Kusch, S., Munz, P., Niedermeyer, E., Osborne, A., Raddatz, J., Raeke, A.W., Reissig, S., Sebastian, U., Taniguchi, N., Martins Venancio, I., Voigt, S., Wachholz, A. (2016): South American Hydrological Balance and Paleoceanography during the Late Pleistocene and Holocene (SAMBA) – Cruise No. M125 – March 21 – April 15, 2016 - Rio de Janeiro (Brazil) – Fortaleza (Brazil). METEOR-Berichte, M125, 47 pp., DFG-Senatskommission für Ozeanographie.


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