Daniel Wolf

Daniel Wolf
Technische Universität Dresden | TUD · Institut für Geographie

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March 2009 - present
Technische Universität Dresden
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Publications (44)
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Paleoenvironmental reconstructions on a (supra-)regional scale have gained attention in Quaternary sciences during the last decades. In terrestrial realms, loess deposits and especially intercalations of loess and buried soils, so called loess-paleosol sequences (LPS) are important archives to unravel the terrestrial response to e.g. climatic fluct...
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During glacial times, the North Atlantic region was affected by serious climate changes corresponding to Dansgaard-Oeschger cycles that were linked to dramatic shifts in sea temperature and moisture transfer to the continents. However, considerable efforts are still needed to understand the effects of these shifts on terrestrial environments. In th...
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The concrete relationships between fluvial system behavior and potential influencing factors that are, among others, climate for cing, tectonics, and human activity are a key issue in geomorphological research. In this regard, especially the Iberian Peninsula is an area of great interest because its landscapes are highly sensitive towards climate c...
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Loess palaeosol sections (LPS) in northern Armenia exhibit at least three alternating loess and pedocomplex units, indicative of an environment changing between erosional/depositional and stable conditions. The LPS they are located in a central key position between loess in Europe, central Asia and the Russian/Ukrainian Plains. Since an accurate ch...
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The Marine Isotope Stage (MIS) 2 is considered the coldest, driest and stormiest period during the last Glacial-Interglacial cycle in large parts of Eurasia. This resulted from strongly decreased northern hemisphere temperature and related maximum extension of northern ice sheets that strongly reinforced large-scale circulation modes such as wester...
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The loess-palaeosol section Achajur is part of the Sevkar loess area in north-eastern Armenia and comprises three prominent pedocomplexes with intercalated loess units, probably spanning at least three glacial-interglacial cycles. With its central position between the Black Sea and the Caspian Sea, the Sevkar loess area serves as important bridge b...
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Dune palaeosurface sequences on the Eastern Canary Islands were investigated for stable isotope records in gastropod shells of the genus Theba. Due to the ecology of the taxon and the special oceanic insularity of the study site, we assume that δ 18 O shell signals in our case mainly reflect shifts in δ 18 O signals of sea surface water. We found t...
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In the present study, we performed gastropod analyses on loess–palaeosol sequences from northeast Armenia (Southern Caucasia) covering at least three glacial–interglacial cycles. The elaborated ecostratigraphy shows significant patterns of species composition related to the succession of pedocomplexes and loess, respectively. Pedocomplexes included...
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The mineral magnetic properties of Pleistocene aeolian dune sands from the island of Fuerteventura (Canary Islands, Spain) were studied in order to reconstruct the palaeoenvironmental evolution of Pleistocene climates during their formation. The palaeodunes on Fuerteventura mainly consist of carbonate sands admixed with dust and material of volcani...
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This is a reminder to register to the International Symposium on "Loess Deposits as Archives of Environmental Change in the Past" that takes place on September 15 to 22 in Yerevan (Armenia). Beside two conference days there will be the opportunity to join a 5 days or alternatively 3 days field trip with a main focus on the various loess sections/ a...
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Interpreting paleoenvironmental conditions by means of n-alkane biomarker analyses is challenging because results depend on different influencing factors. Thus, regional calibration of n-alkane patterns is needed because of different plant chemo-taxonomic behavior. We investigated for the first-time leaf wax-derived n-alkane biomarkers from modern...
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The formation of loess deposits strongly depends on the availability of deflatable dust‐sized material. Identification of source areas and mechanisms of dust production is essential for an appropriate characterization of related palaeoenvironmental conditions. So far, little research has been done on loess deposits in the Mediterranean region and i...
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The poster gives a first overview of different loess and dust sections that have been discovered in the framework of the DFG funded project "Loess in Armenia". All sites, together with a couple of other sections will be visited in the course of the post-conference excursion following the International Symposium on "Loess deposits as archives of env...
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Paleoenvironmental reconstruction and sedimentary processes in Drylands - Volume 91 Issue 1 - Yurena Yanes, Daniel Wolf, Dominik Faust
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The appearances of palaeosurfaces intercalated into palaeo-dune fields on Fuerteventura are multifaceted. Although reddened layers in these dune sediments might suggest that strong soil-formation processes have taken place, the combination of aridity and parent material, namely biogenic carbonate sand of shelf origin, reveals that strong soil forma...
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The International Symposium on «Loess Deposits as Archives of Environmental Change in the Past» will take place in September 15th to 23th 2019 in Armenia. The Symposium is organized by the Institute of Geological Sciences of the National Academy of Sciences of the Republic of Armenia, supported by the Technische Universität Dresden (Department of G...
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Time and circumstances for the disappearance of Neanderthals and its relationship with the advent of Modern Humans are not yet sufficiently resolved, especially in case of the Iberian Peninsula. Reconstructing palaeoenvironmental conditions during the last glacial period is crucial to clarifying whether climate deteriorations or competition and con...
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Loess-palaeosol sequences (LPS) in Armenia represent a new and important sedimentary archive for the Caucasus region, showing great potential for palaeoenvironmental reconstructions, with the possibility of closing the gap between loess distributions of E-Ukraine, S-Russia and Iran. The sequences are characterized by an alternation of loess layers,...
Technical Report
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Dear colleagues, We are pleased to announce that the International Symposium on 'Loess Deposits as Archives of Environmental Change in the Past' will be held at the National Academy of Sciences of the Republic of Armenia in Yerevan, from September 15 to 22, 2019. Please reserve this date in your schedule. The Symposium will be organized by the In...
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Fluvial archives, in particular, late glacial to Holocene floodplain records may provide valuable information regarding past environmental conditions and stages of landscape evolution. In view of the high significance of floodplain dynamics for the development of entire landscapes, the number of studies that have been performed on floodplain sedime...
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Carbonate aeolianites are important Quaternary archives at the point of intersection between marine and terrestrial systems. Since they are composed of alternating aeolian sediments and several paleosol units, these sequences are highly suitable to reconstruct palaeoenvironmental conditions. In northern Fuerteventura, at least five different areas...
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Among all European countries, Spain suffers the most from extreme droughts and aridization, the first consequences of global climate change (Giorgi and Lionello, 2008; Seager et al., 2014). If the climate change continues to progress at its recent speed, water will become scarce in Spain (e.g.Iglesias et al. 2007, García-Ruiz et al. 2011). To preci...
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Current loess research indicates a better understanding of the factors that determine the ways that loess (dust) accumulation and soil formation has responded to the rapid and variable Late Quaternary climatic changes across Europe and Western Asia. Lack of evidence of loess in the region between the Black Sea and Caspian Sea creates a critical gap...
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In this paper we will use an illustrative example to show the significance of rapid vertical movements inside floodplains as well as varying discharge values for the alteration of channel and sedimentation patterns during the Holocene. Concerning such relationships, well documented and well dated references from sedimentary records are rather rare....
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The Mediterranean region is affected by the first consequences of anthropogenic climate change and suffers from aridization and drought periods. Reconstructing past climate and environmental changes might help to put those consequences into context, identify underlying mechanisms and improve predictions. Here we present leaf wax analyses for the lo...
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Loess research has the merit of enabling reconstructions of Pleistocene sedimentation dynamics in many parts of the world. However, there is still very few information regarding the occurrence of loess deposits in the Mediterranean area, even though such records may provide a unique opportunity to investigate landscape evolution for a period for wh...
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When dealing with current and past landscape evolution, a key issue addresses responses of geomorphic systems to the large number of influencing variables. Identifying morphodynamic phases and revealing interrelations with specific driving forces are demanding tasks for Quaternary research. In this paper, we present late Pleistocene and Holocene fl...
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Loess and loess-related sediments are sensitive recorders of palaeo-climatic information. Therefore, studies of rock magnetic properties - which are sensitive to the fate of iron-bearing minerals and are indicative for pedogenesis - provide important contributions to palaeo-environmental and stratigraphical investigations in such archives. In the f...
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The loess deposits of the Matmata plateau: origin, differentiation and paleo-environmental evidence
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Soil erosion and soil protection in fragile landscapes - a consideration from a geographical perspective
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The 170 km long river course of the Guadalete River (western Andalucía) provides an excellent record of Late Pleistocene and Holocene fluvial sedimentation dynamics. Furthermore, its floodplain sediments are very well suited to describe geomorphic changes forced by climate fluctuations, sea-level changes, tectonic influences and human activity. Mul...
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Environmental magnetic stratification of loess-palaeosol-sequences in central Spain
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The loess region of the Central Saxon Hill Country is characterized by a relief of gently rolling hills, whose most distinctive landscape elements are well-defined shallow valleys, called dells. The aim of this research is to gather morphodynamic information on the dells in a qualitative and quantitative way by means of high-resolution field mappin...
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This study aims to work out a solid stratigraphy for the Guadalete River in W-Andalucía with focus on late Pleistocene and Holocene fluvial dynamics. We studied 14 profile exposures and 13 percussion drillings by using geomorphologic, sedimentologic and pedogenetic approaches. Supported by ample physical and chemical soil analyses and dating of 34...
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The Jarama River and its catchment provide a valuable natural archive to study and reconstruct past environmental conditions in central Spain. This region is highly prone to changes in the hydrological cycle under predicted climate warming in particular with respect to aridity periods, rainfall variability and the occurrence of extreme flood events...
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Fluvial systems are important recorders of environmental change. Thus, using field and laboratory methods the past fluvial dynamics in two regions in eastern Georgia (Marneuli and Alazani depression) is investigated. Based on the literature and first field studies in the Marneuli depression, a preliminary model of the Cenozoic landscape evolution c...

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REMINDER - For registration to the loess conference (2 days) and field trip (3 or 5 days) in Yerevan (Armenia) - September 15-23, 2019 Please note that the deadline for abstract submission and early registration to the International Loess Symposium is July 15. For registration and further information see http://www.geology.am/en/order/loess2019 We are looking forward to seeing you in Armenia!
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Multiproxi approach to reconstruct changes in paleoenvironmental conditions through time