Blanke, J., Pahnke, K., Bompard, M., Longman, J., 2023. The impact of volcanic ash deposition and the Storegga Slide on organic carbon preservation processes in marine sediments near Iceland. Mar. Geol. 463, 107120. doi:

Gäng, F., Böning, P., Brüchert, V., Lahajnar, N., Pahnke, K., 2023. Critical assessment of U, Ba and Ni as redox and productivity proxies in organic-rich sediments underneath dynamic, highly productive waters. Geochim. Cosmochim. Acta 348, 206-220. doi:

Longman, J., Dunlea, A.G., Böning, P., Palmer, M.R., Gernon, T.M., McManus, J., Manners, H.R., Homoky, W.B., Pahnke, K., 2023. Release of tephra-hosted iron during early diagenesis fingerprinted by iron isotopes. Earth Planet. Sci. Lett. 605, 118016. doi:

Massmann, G., Abarike, G., Amoako, K., Auer, F., Badewien, T.H., Berkenbrink, C., Böttcher, M.E., Brick, S., Cordova, I.V.M., Cueto, J., Dittmar, T., Engelen, B., Freund, H., Greskowiak, J., Günther, T., Herbst, G., Holtappels, M., Marchant, H.K., Meyer, R., Müller-Petke, M., Niggemann, J., Pahnke, K., Pommerin, D., Post, V., Reckhardt, A., Roberts, M., Schwalfenberg, K., Seibert, S.L., Siebert, C., Skibbe, N., Waska, H., Winter, C., Zielinski, O., 2023. The DynaDeep observatory – a unique approach to study high-energy subterranean estuaries. Front. Mar. Sci. 10. doi: 10.3389/fmars.2023.1189281.


Longman, J., Struve, T., Pahnke, K., 2022. Spatial and Temporal Trends in Mineral Dust Provenance in the South Pacific—Evidence From Mixing Models. Paleoceanography and Paleoclimatology 37, e2021PA004356. doi:

Struve, T., Longman, J., Zander, M., Lamy, F., Winckler, G., Pahnke, K., 2022. Systematic changes in circumpolar dust transport to the Subantarctic Pacific Ocean over the last two glacial cycles. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences 119, e2206085119. doi: 10.1073/pnas.2206085119.

Sutorius, M., Mori, C., Greskowiak, J., Boettcher, L., Bunse, C., Dittmar, T., Dlugosch, L., Hintz, N.H., Simon, M., Striebel, M., Pahnke, K., 2022. Rare earth element behaviour in seawater under the influence of organic matter cycling during a phytoplankton spring bloom – A mesocosm study. Front. Mar. Sci. 9. doi: 10.3389/fmars.2022.895723.


Ahrens, J., Beck, M., Böning, P., Degenhardt, J., Pahnke, K., Schnetger, B., Brumsack, H.-J., 2021. Thallium cycling in pore waters of intertidal beach sediments. Geochim. Cosmochim. Acta 306, 321-339. doi: 10.1016/j.gca.2021.04.009.

Doering, K., Ehlert, C., Pahnke, K., Frank, M., Schneider, R., Grasse, P., 2021. Silicon Isotope Signatures of Radiolaria Reveal Taxon-Specific Differences in Isotope Fractionation. Front. Mar. Sci. 8. doi: 10.3389/fmars.2021.666896.

Liguori, B.T.P., Ehlert, C., Nöthig, E.-M., van Ooijen, J.C., Pahnke, K., 2021. The Transpolar Drift Influence on the Arctic Ocean Silicon Cycle. Journal of Geophysical Research: Oceans 126, e2021JC017352. doi:

Mori, C., Beck, M., Striebel, M., Merder, J., Schnetger, B., Dittmar, T., Pahnke, K., Brumsack, H.-J., 2021. Biogeochemical cycling of molybdenum and thallium during a phytoplankton summer bloom: A mesocosm study. Marine Chemistry 229, 103910. doi:

Mori, C., Beck, M., Hintz, N.H., Merder, J., Bunse, C., Dittmar, T., Dlugosch, L., Böttcher, L., Pahnke, K., Striebel, M., Schnetger, B., Simon, M., Brumsack, H.J., in press. Biogeochemical thallium cycling during a mesocosm phytoplankton spring bloom: biotic versus abiotic drivers. Geochim. Cosmochim. Acta.

Paffrath, R., Pahnke, K., Böning, P., Rutgers van der Loeff, M., Valk, O., Gdaniec, S., Planquette, H., 2021. Seawater-Particle Interactions of Rare Earth Elements and Neodymium Isotopes in the Deep Central Arctic Ocean. Journal of Geophysical Research: Oceans 126, e2021JC017423. doi:

Paffrath, R., Laukert, G., Bauch, D., Rutgers van der Loeff, M., Pahnke, K., 2021. Separating individual contributions of major Siberian rivers in the Transpolar Drift of the Arctic Ocean. Sci. Rep. 11, 8216. doi: 10.1038/s41598-021-86948-y.


Andrade, R.L.B., Hatje, V., Pedreira, R.M.A., Böning, P., Pahnke, K., 2020. REE fractionation and human Gd footprint along the continuum between Paraguaçu River to coastal South Atlantic Waters. Chem. Geol. 532, 1-11. doi: 10.1016/j.chemgeo.2019.119303.

Behrens, M.K., Pahnke, K., Cravatte, S., Marin, F., Jeandel, C., 2020. Rare earth element input and transport in the near-surface zonal current system of the Tropical Western Pacific. Earth Planet. Sci. Lett. 549, 116496. doi:

Böning, P., Schnetger, B., Belz, L., Ferdelman, T., Brumsack, H.-J., Pahnke, K., 2020. Sedimentary iron cycling in the Benguela upwelling system off Namibia. Earth Planet. Sci. Lett. 538, 116212. doi:

Charette, M.A., Kipp, L.E., Jensen, L.T., Dabrowski, J.S., Whitmore, L.M., Fitzsimmons, J.N., Williford, T., Ulfsbo, A., Jones, E., Bundy, R.M., Vivancos, S.M., Pahnke, K., John, S.G., Xiang, Y., Hatta, M., Petrova, M.V., Heimbürger-Boavida, L.-E., Bauch, D., Newton, R., Pasqualini, A., Agather, A.M., Amon, R.M.W., Anderson, R.F., Andersson, P.S., Benner, R., Bowman, K.L., Edwards, R.L., Gdaniec, S., Gerringa, L.J.A., González, A.G., Granskog, M., Haley, B., Hammerschmidt, C.R., Hansell, D.A., Henderson, P.B., Kadko, D.C., Kaiser, K., Laan, P., Lam, P.J., Lamborg, C.H., Levier, M., Li, X., Margolin, A.R., Measures, C., Middag, R., Millero, F.J., Moore, W.S., Paffrath, R., Planquette, H., Rabe, B., Reader, H., Rember, R., Rijkenberg, M.J.A., Roy-Barman, M., Rutgers van der Loeff, M., Saito, M., Schauer, U., Schlosser, P., Sherrell, R.M., Shiller, A.M., Slagter, H., Sonke, J.E., Stedmon, C., Woosley, R.J., Valk, O., van Ooijen, J., Zhang, R., 2020. The Transpolar Drift as a Source of Riverine and Shelf-Derived Trace Elements to the Central Arctic Ocean. Journal of Geophysical Research: Oceans 125, e2019JC015920. doi: 10.1029/2019JC015920.

Liguori, B.T.P., Ehlert, C., Pahnke, K., 2020. The Influence of Water Mass Mixing and Particle Dissolution on the Silicon Cycle in the Central Arctic Ocean. Front. Mar. Sci. 7. doi: 10.3389/fmars.2020.00202.

Paffrath, R., Pahnke, K., Behrens, M.K., Reckhardt, A., Ehlert, C., Schnetger, B., Brumsack, H.-J., 2020. Rare Earth Element behavior in a sandy subterranean estuary of the southern North Sea. Front. Mar. Sci. 7. doi: 10.3389/fmars.2020.00424.


Osborne, A.H., Hathorne, E.C., Böning, P., Groeneveld, J., Pahnke, K., Frank, M., 2019. Late Pliocene and Early Pleistocene Variability of the REE and Nd Isotope Composition of Caribbean Bottom Water: A Record of Changes in Sea Level and Terrestrial Inputs During the Final Stages of Central American Seaway Closure. Paleoceanography and Paleoclimatology 34, 2067-2079. doi: 10.1029/2019PA003654.

Waska, H., Greskowiak, J., Ahrens, J., Beck, M., Ahmerkamp, S., Böning, P., Brumsack, H.J., Degenhardt, J., Ehlert, C., Engelen, B., Grünenbaum, N., Holtappels, M., Pahnke, K., Marchant, H.K., Massmann, G., Meier, D., Schnetger, B., Schwalfenberg, K., Simon, H., Vandieken, V., Zielinski, O., Dittmar, T., 2019. Spatial and Temporal Patterns of Pore Water Chemistry in the Inter-Tidal Zone of a High Energy Beach. Front. Mar. Sci. 6. doi: 10.3389/fmars.2019.00154.

Wengler, M., Lamy, F., Struve, T., Borunda, A., Böning, P., Geibert, W., Kuhn, G., Pahnke, K., Roberts, J., Tiedemann, R., Winckler, G., 2019. A geochemical approach to reconstruct modern dust fluxes and sources to the South Pacific. Geochim. Cosmochim. Acta 264, 205-223. doi: 10.1016/j.gca.2019.08.024.

Wu, J., Pahnke, K., Böning, P., Wu, L., Michard, A., de Lange, G.J., 2019. Divergent Mediterranean seawater circulation during Holocene sapropel formation – Reconstructed using Nd isotopes in fish debris and foraminifera. Earth Planet. Sci. Lett. 511, 141-153. doi:


Basak, C., Fröllje, H., Lamy, F., Gersonde, R., Benz, V., Anderson, R.F., Molina-Kescher, M., Pahnke, K., 2018. Break-up of last glacial deep stratification in the South Pacific. Science 359, 900-904.

Behrens, M.K., Pahnke, K., Paffrath, R., Schnetger, B., Brumsack, H.J., 2018. Rare earth element distributions in the West Pacific: Trace element sources and conservative vs. non-conservative behavior. Earth and Planetary Science Letters 486, 166-177.

Behrens, M.K., Pahnke, K., Schnetger, B., Brumsack, H.-J., 2018. Sources and processes affecting the distribution of dissolved Nd isotopes and concentrations in the West Pacific. Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta 222, 508-534.

Molina-Kescher, M., Hathorne, E.C., Osborne, A.H., Behrens, M.K., Kölling, M., Pahnke K., Frank, M. (2018). The Influence of Basaltic Islands on the Oceanic REE Distribution: A Case Study From the Tropical South Pacific. Frontiers in Marine Science, 5:50. doi: 10.3389/fmars.2018.00050

Pedreira, R.M.A., Pahnke, K., Böning, P., Hatje, V., 2018. Tracking hospital effluent-derived gadolinium in Atlantic coastal waters off Brazil. Water Research 145, 62-72. doi: 10.1016/j.watres.2018.08.005.

Schlitzer, R., et al. (2018). The GEOTRACES Intermediate Data Product 2017. Chemical Geology 493, 210-223.

Stichel, T., Pahnke, K., Duggan, B., Goldstein, S.L., Hartman, A.E., Paffrath, R., Scher, H., 2018. TAG plume: revisiting the hydrothermal neodymium contribution to seawater. Frontiers in Marine Science 5. doi: doi:10.3389/fmars.2018.00096.


Beck, M., Reckhardt, A., Amelsberg, J., Bartholomä, A., Brumsack, H.J., Cypionka, H., Dittmar, T., Engelen, B., Greskowiak, J., Hillebrand, H., Holtappels, M., Neuholz, R., Köster, J., Kuypers, M.M.M., Massmann, G., Meier, D., Niggemann, J., Paffrath, R., Pahnke, K., Rovo, S., Striebel, M., Vandieken, V., Wehrmann, A., Zielinski, O., submitted. The drivers of biogeochemistry in beach ecosystems: A cross-shore transect from the dunes to the low water line. Marine Chemistry 190, 35-50.

Böning, P., Ehlert, C., Niggemann, J., Schnetger, B., Pahnke, K., 2017. Thallium dynamics in the Weser estuary (NW Germany). Estuarine and Coastal Shelf Science 187, 146-151.

Clift, P.D., Zheng, H., Carter, A., Böning, P., Schorr, H., Shan, X., Jonell, T.N., Pahnke, K., Rittenour, T.M., 2017. Controls on erosion in the western Tarim Basin: Implications for the uplift of northwest Tibet and Pamirs. Geosphere 13, 1-19. doi: doi: 10.1130/GES01378.1.

Filippova, A., Frank, M., Kienast, M., Rickli, J., Hathorne, E.C., Yashayaev, I., Böning, P., Pahnke, K., 2017. Water mass circulation and weathering inputs in the Labrador Sea based on coupled Hf-Nd isotope composition and rare earth element distribution. Earth and Planetary Science Letters 199, 164-184.

Grasse, P., Bosse, L., Hathorne, E.C., Böning, P., Pahnke, K., Frank, M., 2017. Short-term variability of dissolved rare earth elements and neodymium isotopes in the entire water column of the Panama Basin. Earth and Planetary Science Letters 475, 242-253. doi: doi: 10.1016/j.epsl.2017.07.022.

Liu, C., Clift, P.D., Carter, A., Böning, P., Zhen, S., Pahnke, K., 2017. Controls on modern erosion and the development of the Pearl River Basin since the Eocene. Marine Geology. doi: doi:10.1016/j.margeo.2017.07.011.

Jonell, T.N., Carter, A., Böning, P., Clift, P.D., Pahnke, K., 2017. Climatic and glacial impact on erosion patterns and sediment provenance in the Himalayan rain shadow, Zanskar River, NW India GSA Bulletin.


Behrens, M.K., Muratli, J.M., Pradoux, C., Wu, Y., Böning, P., Brumsack, H.J., Goldstein, S.L., Haley, B.A., Jeandel, C., Paffrath, R., Pena, L.D., Schnetger, B., Pahnke, K., 2016. Rapid and precise analysis of rare earth elements in small volumes of seawater - method and intercomparison. Marine Chemistry 186, 110-120, doi:10.1016/j.marchem.2016.08.006.

Böning, P., Ehlert, C., Niggemann, J., Schnetger, B., Pahnke, K., 2016. Thallium dynamics in the Weser estuary (NW Germany). Estuarine and Coastal Shelf Science 187, 146-151.

Ehlert C., Reckhardt A., Greskowiak J., Liguori B. T. P., Böning P., Paffrath R., Brumsack H.-J. and Pahnke K., 2016. Transformation of silicon in a sandy beach ecosystem: Insights from stable silicon isotopes from fresh and saline groundwaters. Chem. Geol. 440, 207–218. doi: 10.1016/j.chemgeo.2016.07.015.

Fröllje, H., Pahnke, K., Schnetger, B., Brumsack, H.-J., Dulai, H., Fitzsimmons, J.N., 2016. Hawaiian imprint on dissolved Nd and Ra isotopes and rare earth elements in the central North Pacific: local survey and seasonal variability Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta 189, 110-131.

Grasse, P., Brzezinski, M., Cardinal, D., de Souza, G.F., Andersson, P., Closset, I., Cao, Z., Dai, M., Ehlert, C., Estrade, N., Francois, R., Frank, M., Jiang, G., Jones, J.L., Kooijman, E., Liu, Q., Lu, D., Pahnke, K., Ponzevera, E., Schmitt, M., Sun, X., Sutton, J., Thil, F., Weis, D., Wetzel, F., Zhang, A., Zhang, J., Zhang, Z., 2016. GEOTRACES Intercalibration of the Stable Silicon Isotope Composition of Dissolved Silicic Acid in Seawater. Journal of Analytical Atomic Spectrometry. doi:10.1039/C6JA00302H.

Jonell, T.N., Clift, P.D., van Hoang, L., Hoang, T., Carter, A., Wittmann, H., Böning, P., Pahnke, K., Rittenour, T.M., 2016. Controls on Erosion Patterns and Sediment Transport in a Monsoonal, Tectonically Quiescent Drainage, Song Gianh, Central Vietnam. Basin Research, 1-25. doi:10.1111/bre.12199.

Meinhardt, A.K., Pahnke, K., Böning, P., Schnetger, B., Brumsack, H.J., 2016. Climate change and response in bottom water circulation and sediment provenance in the Central Arctic Ocean since the Last Glacial. Marine Chemistry 427, 98-108. doi:10.1016/j.chemgeo.2016.02.019.

Ronge, T., Tiedemann, R., Lamy, F., Köhler, P., Alloway, B., De Pol-Holz, R., Pahnke, K., Southon, J., Wacker, L., 2016. Radiocarbon constraints on the extent and evolution of the South Pacific glacial carbon pool. Nature Communications 7, 11487. doi:10.1038/ncomms11487.

Wu, J., Böning, P., Pahnke, K., Tachikawa, K., de Lange, G.J., 2016. Unraveling North-African riverine and eolian contributions to central Mediterranean sediments during Holocene sapropel S1 formation. Quaternary Science Reviews 152, 31-48.


Basak, C., Pahnke, K., Frank, M., Lamy, F., Gersonde, R., 2015. Neodymium isotopic characterization of Ross Sea Bottom Water and its advection through the southern South Pacific. Earth and Planetary Science Letters 419, 211-221.

Böning, P., Shaw, T., Pahnke, K., Brumsack, H.-J., 2015. Nickel as indicator of fresh organic matter in upwelling sediments. Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta 162, 99-108.

Stichel, T., Hartman, A.E., Duggan, B., Goldstein, S.L., Scher, H., Pahnke, K., 2015. Separating biogeochemical cycling of neodymium from water mass mixing in the Eastern North Atlantic. Earth and Planetary Science Letters 412, 245-260.


Friedrich, T., Timmermann, A., Stichel, T., Pahnke, K., Ocean circulation reconstructions from εNd: A model-based feasibility study, Paleoceanography 29(11), 1003-1023, 2014.

Anderson, R.F., Barker, S., Fleisher, M.Q., Gersonde, R., Goldstein, S.L., Kuhn, G., Mortyn, P.G., Pahnke, K., Sachs, J.P., Biological response to millennial variability of dust supply in the Subantarctic South Atlantic Ocean. Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society A 372, doi:10.1098/rsta.2013.0054, 2014.


Pahnke, K., van de Flierdt, T., Jones, K., Lambelet, M., Hemming, S.R., Goldstein, S.L., GEOTRACES intercalibration of neodymium isotopes and rare earth element concentrations in seawater and suspended particles - Part 2: systematic tests and baseline profiles, Limnology and Oceanography - Methods 10, 252-269, 2012.

van de Flierdt, T., Pahnke, K., GEOTRACES intercalibration participants, GEOTRACES intercalibration of neodymium isotopes and rare earth element concentrations in seawater and suspended particles – Part 1: reproducibility of results for the international intercomparison, Limnology and Oceanography - Methods 10, 234-251, 2012.

Clark, P.U., Shakun, J.D., Baker, P.A., Bartlein, P.J., Brewer, S., Brook, E., Carlson, A.E., Cheng, H., Kaufman, D.S., Liu, Z., Marchitto, T.M., Mix, A.C., Morrill, C., Otto-Bliesner, B.L., Pahnke, K., Russell, J.M., Whitlock, C., Adkins, J.F., Blois, J.L., Clark, J., Colman, S.M., Curry, W.B., Flower, B.P., He, F., Johnson, T.C., Lynch-Stieglitz, J., Markgraf, V., McManus, J., Mitrovica, J.X., Moreno, P.I., Williams, J.W., Global climate evolution during the last deglaciation, Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences 109(19), E1134-E1142, 2012.


McGlone, M., Turney, C., Wilmshurst, J., Pahnke, K., Changing position of Southern Ocean westerlies decouple Holocene land and sea temperatures, Nature Geoscience 3, 622-626, 2010.

Charles, C., Pahnke, K., Zahn, R., Mortyn, P.G., Ninnemann, U., Hodell, D.A., Millennial scale evolution of the Southern Ocean chemical divide, Quaternary Science Reviews 29, 399-409, 2010.


Pahnke, K., Goldstein, G.L., Hemming, S.R., Abrupt changes in Antarctic Intermediate Water circulation over the past 25,000 years, Nature Geoscience 1, 870-874, 2008.


Pahnke, K., Sachs, J.P., Keigwin, L., Timmermann, A., Xie, S.-P., Eastern tropical Pacific hydrologic changes during the past 27,000 years from D/H ratios in alkenones, Paleoceanography 22, PA4214, doi:10.1029/2007PA001468, 2007.

Crosta, X., Beucher, C., Pahnke, K., Brzezinski, M.A., Silicic acid leakage from the Southern Ocean: Opposing effects of nutrient uptake and oceanic circulation, Geophysical Research Letters 34, doi: 10.1029/2006GL029083, 2007.


Pahnke, K. and Sachs, J.P., Sea surface temperatures of southern midlatitudes 0-160kyr B.P., Paleoceanography 21, doi:10.1029/2005PA001191, 2006.

Sachs, J.P., Pahnke, K., Smittenberg, R., Zhang, Z., Biomarker Indicators of Past Climate, in: Encyclopedia of Quaternary Science (ed. Elias, S.) Elsevier, Amsterdam, 2006.


Pahnke, K. and Zahn, R., Southern Hemisphere water mass conversion linked with North Atlantic climate variability, Science 307, 1741-1746, 2005.


Pahnke, K., Zahn, R., Elderfield, H. and Schulz, M., 340,000-year centennial-scale marine record of Southern Hemisphere climatic oscillation, Science 301, 948-952, 2003.


Nebout, N.C., Turon, J.L., Zahn, R., Capotondi, L., Londeix, L. and Pahnke, K., Enhanced aridity and atmospheric high-pressure stability over the western Mediterranean during the North Atlantic cold events of the past 50 k.y, Geology 30, 863-866, 2002.

Andere Publikationen

Pahnke, K., Lamy, F. and SO290 scientific party, 2022. Paleoceanography of the southern Tasman Sea and glaciation history of the South Island, New Zealand (PaläoTaNZ). SONNE-Berichte, pp. 83. doi:10.48433/cr_so290

Mohtadi, M., Arndt, H., Behrens, M., Klann, M., Marshall, J., Meiners, L., Nitsche, F., Pahnke, K., Schönle, A., Steinke, S., 2012. Report and Preliminary Results of RV Sonne Cruise SO223T. TransGeoBioC. Busan-Suva, 09.09.2012-08.10.2012. Berichte, MARUM - Zentrum für Umweltwissenschaften, Fachbereich Geowissenschaften, Universität Bremen 289, pp. 47 (Bremen, 2012).

Gersonde, R. and PS75 scientific party, 2011. The Expedition of the Research Vessel 'Polarstern' to the Polar South Pacific in 2009/2010 (ANT-XXVI/2 - BIPOMAC). Berichte 325 (Alfred-Wegener-Institut, Helmholtz Gemeinschaft, 2011).





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