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Dr. rer. nat. Stephan Opitz

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Dr. rer. nat. Stephan Opitz
Laborleitung (Physisch Geogr. Labor)

Rundbau, Raum 1.01

Zülpicher Straße 45
50674 Köln

Telefon +49-(0)221-470-7212
Fax +49-(0)221-470-5124
E-Mail stephan.opitz(at)uni-koeln.de


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Reseach interests:

Palaeoclimatology, Palaeolimnology, Sedimentology, Mineralogy, Geochemistry

 

Publications (peer-reviewed):

(further information under: Research Gate or Researcher ID)

Laermanns, H., Kirkitadze, G., May, S., Kelterbaum, D.,  Opitz, S.,  Heisterkamp, A., Basilaia, G., Elashvill, M.,  Brückner, H., 2017. Bronze Age settlement mounds on the Colchian plain at the Black Sea coast of Georgia: A geoarchaeological perspective. Geoachology,  DOI: 10.1002/gea.2167, http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1002/gea.21670/abstract

Stock, F., Halder, S., Opitz, S., Pint, A., Seren S., Ladstätter, S., Brückner, H., 2017. Late Holocene coastline and landscape changes to the west of Ephesus, Turke. Quaternary International, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.quaint.2017.09.024

Ginat, H., Opitz, S., Ababneh, L.,Faersthein, G., Lazar, M., Porat, N., Mischke, S., 2017. Pliocene-Pleistocene waterbodies and associated deposits in southern Israel and southern Jordan. Journal of Arid Environments 148, 14-33.

May, S.M., Brill, D., Leopold, M., Callow, N., Engel, M., Scheffers, A., Opitz, S., Norpoth, M., Brückner, H., 2017.  Chronostratigraphy and geomorphology of washover fans in the Exmouth Gulf (NW Australia) - A record of tropical cyclone activity during the late Holocene. Quaternary Science Reviews 169, 65-84.

May, S. M., Gelhausen, H., Brill, D., Callow, N., Engel, M., Opitz, S., Scheffers, A., Boyau, R. J., Leopold, M., Brückner, H., 2017. Chenier-type ridges in Giralia Bay (Exmouth Gulf, Western Australia)-Processes, chronostratigraphy, and significance for recording past tropical cyclones. Marine Geology 396, 186-204

Laermanns, H.,  Kelterbaum, D., May, S.M., Elashvili, M., Opitz, S., Hülle, D., Rölkens, J., Verheul, J., Riedesel, S., Brueckner, H., 2017. Mid- to Late Holocene landscape changes in the Rioni Delta area (Kolkheti lowlands, W Georgia). Quaternary International, 465, Part A, 85-98

van ´t Hoff, J., Schröder, T., Held, P., Opitz, S., Wagner, B., Reicherter, K., Melles, M., 2017. Modern sedimentation processes in Laguna de Medina, southern Spain, derived from lake surface sediment and catchment soil samples. Journal of Limnology, 76(1), 103-115.

Brill, D., May, S.M., Engel, M., Reyes, M., Pint, A., Opitz, S., Dierick, M., Gonzalo, L.A., Brückner, H., 2016. Typhoon Haiyan’s sedimentary record in coastal environments of the Philippines and its palaeotempestological implications. Natural Hazards and Earth System Sciences 16, 2799–2822.

Opitz, S., Ramisch, A., IJmker, J., Lehmkuhl, F., Mischke, S., Stauch, G., Wünnemann, B., Zhang, Y., Diekmann, B., 2016. Spatio-temporal pattern of detrital clay-mineral supply to a lake system on the north-eastern Tibetan Plateau, and its relationship to late Quaternary paleoenvironmental changes. Catena 137, 203-218.

Opitz, S., Zhang, C., Herzschuh, U., Mischke, S., 2015. Climate variability on the south-eastern Tibetan Plateau since the Lateglacial based on a palaeolimnological multiproxy approach from Lake Naleng- comparing pollen and non-pollen signals. Quaternary Science Reviews 115, 112-122.

May, S., Brill, D., Engel, M., Scheffers, A., Pint, A., Opitz, S., Wennrich, V., Squire, P., Kelletat, D., Brückner, H., 2015. Traces of historical tropical cyclones and tsunamis in the Ashburton Delta (NW Australia). Sedimentology 62, 1546–157.

Mischke, S., Opitz, S., Kalbe, J., Ginat, H., Saqarat, B., Ababneh, L., 2015. Palaeoenvironmental inferences for the Pleistocene sediments of the Al Jafr Basin. Quaternary International 382, 154-167.

Dietze, E., Maussion, F., Ahlborn, M., Diekmann, B., Hartmann, K., Henkel, K., Kasper, T., Lockot, G., Opitz, S., Haberzettl, T., 2014. Sediment transport processes across the Tibetan Plateau inferred from robust grain size end-members in lake sediments. Climate of the Past 10, 91-106.

Opitz, S., Ramisch, A., Mischke, S., Diekmann, B., 2013. Holocene lake stages and thermokarst dynamics in a discontinuous permafrost affected region, north-eastern Tibetan Plateau. Permafrost and Periglacial Processes. Journal of Asian Earth Sciences 76, 85-94.

Opitz, S., Wünnemann, B., Aichner, B., Dietze, E., Hartmann, K., Herzschuh, U., IJmker, J., Lehmkuhl, F., Li, S., Mischke, S., Plotzki, A., Stauch, G., Diekmann, B., 2012. Late glacial and Holocene development of Lake Donggi Cona, north-eastern Tibetan Plateau, inferred from sedimentological analysis. Paleogeography, Paleoclimatology, Paleoecology, 337-338, 159–176.

Dietze, E., Diekmann, B., Wünnemann, B., Aichner, B., Hartmann, K., Herzschuh, U., IJmker, J., Jin, H., Kopsch, C., Lehmkuhl, F., Li, S., Mischke, S., Niessen, F., Opitz, S., Stauch, G., 2012. An end-member algorithm for deciphering modern detrital processes from lake sediments of Lake Donggi Cona, NE Tibetan Plateau, China. Sedimentary Geology, 243–244, 169-180.

IJmker, J., Stauch, G., Dietze, E., Hartmann, K., Diekmann, B., Lockot, G., Opitz, S., Wünnemann, W., Lehmkuhl, F., 2012. Characterisation of transport processes and sedimentary deposits by statistical end-member mixing analysis of terrestrial sediments in the Donggi Cona lake catchment, NE Tibetan Plateau. Sedimentary Geology, 281, 166-179.

Stauch, G., IJmker, J., Poetsch, S., Zhao, H., Hilgers, A., Diekmann, B., Dietze,E., Hartmann, K., Opitz, S., Wünnemann, B., Lehmkuhl, F., 2012. Aeolian sediments on the north-eastern Tibetan Plateau. Quaternary Science Reviews, 57, 71-84.

Wulf, S., Keller, J., Paterne, M., Mingram, J., Lauterbach, S., Opitz, S., Sottili, G., Albert, P., Satow, C., Viccaro,M., Brauer, A., 2012. The 100–133 ka record of Italian explosive volcanism and revised tephrochronology of Lago Grande di Monticchio. Quaternary Science Reviews, 58, 104-123.

IJmker, J., Stauch, G., Hartmann, K., Diekmann, B., Dietze, E., Opitz S., Wünnemann, B., Lehmkuhl, F., 2011. Environmental conditions in the Donggi Cona lake catchment, NE Tibetan Plateau, based on factor analysis of geochemical data. Journal of Asian Earth Sciences, 44, 176–188.

Dietze, E., Diekmann, B., Wünnemann, B., Aichner, B., Hartmann, K., Herzschuh, U., IJmker, J., Jin, H., Kopsch, C., Lehmkuhl, F., Li, S., Mischke, S., Niessen, F., Opitz, S., Stauch, G., 2010. Basin morphology and seismic stratigraphy of Lake Donggi Cona, north-eastern Tibetan Plateau, China. Quaternary International 218, 131–142.

 

CV:

  • since 2014 - Laboratory Manager (University of Cologne)
  • 2012-2014 - Postdoc position (University Potsdam)
  • 2008-2012 - Ph.D. (Alfred Wegener Institute for Polar und Marine Research, Potsdam)
  • 2008 - Diploma in Geology (University Postdam)

Teaching:

  • Laborpraktikum mit sedimentologischem Schwerpunkt (Msc)
  • Gelände- und Laborpraktikum zur Landschaftsgeschichte der Nordseeküste (Bsc, mit Dr. Max Engel)
  • Proseminar "Relief und Boden" (Bsc)
  • Absolventen und Forschungsseminar (mit Prof. Brückner, Dr. Engel und PD Dr. Kehl)
  • Holozäne Mensch-Umweltdynamik  - Wie verändert der Mensch das Klima und welchen Einfluss hatten natürliche Klimavariabilitäten auf die Menschheitsgeschichte? (Lektüreseminar, Msc)
  • Umweltanalyse und Gutachten auf Basis von bodenkundlichen und hydrologischen Untersuchungsmethoden - Gefährdungsbeurteilung eines anthropogen metallbelasteten Auenbodens am Flehbach in Köln (Bsc, zusammen mit Dr. Kristof Dorau)