Biodiversität und Erdsystemdynamik

Hanns-Bruno-Geinitz Prize

The Senckenberg Natural History Collections in Dresden award the Hanns-Bruno-Geinitz Prize, which totals 5,000 euros. The award is presented by Dr. Dedo Geinitz.

According to the work of Prof. Dr. H. B. Geinitz, the first director of the Royal Mineralogical-Geological Museum in Dresden (1857-1898), the prize is awarded to young geoscientists for an outstanding, preferably application-oriented, scientific achievement in the geosciences (e.g. a master’s thesis, dissertation).

The prize can be shared among several people.

All scientists from university and non-university research institutions, museums with a geoscientific research focus, geological state offices, and expert reviewers from the DFG have the right to propose award winners.

The award ceremony takes place at irregular intervals. It is not possible to apply for yourself. The age of the proposed award winners must not have exceeded 35 years in the award year.

The prize was awarded at the 71st BHT – Freiberg University Forum (June 3-5, 2020).

The Application Deadline was the 26th of April, 2020.

Further infortmation is available as a Flyer (PDF) here 


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Prof. Dr.  Ulf Linnemann
Stellvertretender Direktor SNSD, Abteilungsleiter Museum für Mineralogie und Geologie, Sektionsleiter Geochronologie und Mineralogie

Stellvertretender Direktor SNSD, Abteilungsleiter Museum für Mineralogie und Geologie, Sektionsleiter Geochronologie und Mineralogie

Honorarprofessor für Geologie und Plattentektonik an der TU Dresden

Ulf Linnemann studierte Geologie an der TU Bergakademie Freiberg. Er ist promovierter und habilitierter Geowissenschaftler auf den Gebieten der Geochronologie, Sedimentologie und der Feldgeologie. Ulf Linnemann war an den Universitäten in Freiberg, Dresden und Jena tätig und ist heute Abteilungsleiter des Museums für Mineralogie und Geologie sowie Leiter der Sektion Geochronologie. Schwerpunkte der Forschung bilden derzeit U-Pb-Altersbestimmungen an Zirkon von diversen Gesteinen und Herkunftsanalysen von Sedimenten des Superkontinents Gondwana. Als Professor für Geologie und Plattentektonik lehrt er an der TU Dresden.


Gärtner A, Sagawe A, Zieger-Hofmann M, Zieger J, LINNEMANN U (submitted to Regional Geology Reviews, book chapter) Atlas of pre-Mesozoic zircon provinces in the Central and Western European Variscides and surrounding cratons.

Sagawe A, Gärtner A, Zieger-Hofmann M, Gerdes A, LINNEMANN U (submitted to Regional Geology Reviews, book chapter) The Saxonian Granulite Massif and its pre- and post-metamorphic evolution in the light of new geochronological data of non-granulite rocks.

Zieger-Hofmann, M, Zieger, J, Mende, K, Gärtner, A, Sagawe, A, Haschke, J, Linnemann, U (submitted to Regional Geology Reviews, book chapter) Pre-Variscan Glaciations of Central Europe – Plate tectonic significance and palaeogeography.



Amaral JL, Solá AR, dos Santos TMB, Feitoza L, Tassinari C, Crispim L, Chichorro M, Zieger-Hofmann M, Gärtner, J, LINNEMANN U, Concalves J (2023) The bimodal Fii-A2-type and calc-alkaline volcanic sequence of the Aljustrel brownfield region, Iberian Pyrite Belt, SW Iberian Massif: a neo-Acadian to Variscan post-collisional extensional setting? Geochemistry, 126049.

Gärtner A, Houben GJ, Sitnikova MA, Miller RMcG, Wang F, Zieger-Hofmann M, Zieger J, LINNEMANN U (2023) Multiproxy sediment provenance analysis of two megafans of the Owambo Basin, Northern Namibia. Journal of the Geological Society, 180,

KARAOUI A, LINNEMANN U, BREITKEURZ C, KARAOUI B, YAJIOUI Z, MAHMOUDI A, ZIEGER‑HOFMANN M; GÄRTNER J; ZIEGER J; GÄRTENER A; GERDES A (2023) Coupled U-Hf isotopes and trace elements of detrital zircon grains from the lower Ediacaran turbidites in the Skoura inlier (Central High Atlas, Morocco): Implications for crustal evolution of the north-western Gondwana margin. Precambrian Research 384, 106935.

LINNEMANN U, Zweig M, Zieger-Hofmann M, Vietor T, Zieger J, Haschke J, Gärtner A, Mende K, Krause R, Knolle F (2023) The Harz Mountains (Germany) – Cadomia meets Avalonia and Baltica: U-Pb ages of detrital and magmatic zircon as a key for the decoding of Pangea’s central suture. Geological Society, London, Special Publications 542,

LINNEMANN U, Gerschel H, Rascher J, Zieger-Hofmann M, Zieger J, Gärtner A, Haschke J, Mende K, Lange J-M, Kunzmann L, Kunzmann C, Krause, R, Müller A (2023) Chronostratigraphie des mitteldeutschen Tertiär: U-Pb-LA-ICP-MS-Datierungen von hosphoritknollen und biogenem Karbonat aus Sedimenten der Leipziger Bucht. Freiberger Forschungshefte, 101-107.

Trümper S, Vogel B, Germann S, Werneburg R, Schneider JW, Hellwig A, LINNEMANN U, Hofmann M, Rößler R (2023) Decoding the drivers of deep-time wetland biodiversity: insights from an early Permian tropical lake ecosystem. Palaeontology 66, 3, 10.1111/pala.12652.

Zieger J, Zieger-Hofmann M, Gärtner A, LINNEMANN U (2023) Variscan zircons everywhere? Multi-stage sedimentary recycling in Central Europe. Geological Society, London, Special Publication 542, 1, 348.



El-Rahman YA, Seifert T, Schulz B, Hofmann M, Gärtner A, LINNEMANN U, Said A (2022) Petrogenesis of the late Tonian arc-related Um Balad gabbro-diorite complex (Egypt) and insight into its spatially related orogenic gold mineralization. International Geology Review,

Farjandi F, Vickers-Rich P, LINNEMANN U, Raveggi M, Hofmann M, Hall M, Rich TH (2022) Detrital zircon and apatite U-Pb geochronology of Ediacarn fossil-bearing strata spanning the late Ediacaran-Cambrian boundary in central Iran. Alcheringa, 46/1, 21-32.

Kohut M; LINNEMANN U; Hofmann M; Gärtner A, Zieger J (2022) Provenance and detrital zircon study of the Tatric Unit basement (Western Carpathians, Slovakia). International Journal of Earth Sciences 111, 2149-2168.

Rojo-Pérez E, LINNEMANN U, Hofmann M, M. Fuenlabrada J, Zieger J, Fernández-Suárez J, Andonaegui P, Sánchez Martínez S, Díez Fernández R, Arenas R (2022) U-Pb geochronology and isotopic geochemistry of adakites and related magmas in the well-preserved Ediacaran arc section of the SW Iberian Massif: the role of subduction erosion cycles in peri-Gondwanan arcs. Gondwana Research,

Zieger-Hofmann M, Zieger J, Gärtner A, Mende K, Sagawe A, Mocke H, Mhojeni K, Marko L, Roper R, Gerdes A, LINNEMANN U (2022) Correlation of Neoproterozoic diamictites in southern Namibia. Earth Science Reviews 233, 104159.

ZIEGER J, HOFMANN M, GÄRTNER A, GERDES A, MARKO L, LINNEMANN U (2022) Tracing southern Gondwanan sedimentary paths: A case study of northern Namibian late Palaeozoic sedimentary rocks. Sedimentology, doi: 10.1111/sed.12971



Clavijo EG, Dias da Silva I, Martínez Catalán JR, Gómez Barreiro J, Gutiérrez-Alonso G, Díez Montes A, Hofmann M, Gärtner A, LINNEMANN U (2021) A tectonic carpet of Variscan flysch at the base of a rootless accretionary prism in northwestern Iberia: U–Pb zircon age constrains from sediments and volcanic olistoliths. Solid Earth 12: 835-867

ERRAMI E, LINNEMANN U, HOFMANN M, GÄRTNER A, ZIEGER J, GÄRTNER J, MENDE K, EL KABOURI J, GASQUET D, ENNIH N (2021) From Pan-African transpression to Cadomian transtension at the West African margin: New U-Pb zircon ages from the Eastern Saghro inlier (Anti-Atlas, Morocco). In: MURPHY JB, STRACHAN RA, QUESADA (eds.) Pannotia to Pangaea: Neoproterozoic and Paleozoic Orogenic Cycles in the Circum-Atlantic Region. Geological Society Special Publications 503: 209-233

ERRAMI E, LINNEMANN U, HOFMANN M, GÄRTNER A, ZIEGER J, GÄRTNER J, MENDE K, GASQUET D, ENNIH N (2021) Reply to discussion on “From Pan-African transpression to Cadomian transtension at the West African margin: New U-Pb zircon ages from the Eastern Saghro inlier (Anti-Atlas, Morocco)” by Ikenne et al. 2020 GSL-SP, 503, 209-233. Journal of the Geological Society , doi:

Gärtner A, Hofmann M, Zieger J,·Sagawe A,·Krause R, Stutzriemer M,·Gesang S, Gerdes A,·Marko L, Lana C, LINNEMANN U (2021) Implications for sedimentary transport processes in southwestern Africa: a combined zircon morphology and age study including extensive geochronology databases. International Journal of Earth Sciences 111: 767-788

Kirscher U, El Atfy, H, Gärtner A, Dallanave E, Munz P, Niedźwiedzki G, Athanassiou A, Fassoulas C, LINNEMANN U, Hofmann M, Bennett M, Ahlberg E, Böhme M (2021) Age constraints for the Trachilos footprints from Crete. Scientific Reports 11: 19427,

LINNEMANN U, Hofmann M, Gärtner A, Gärtner J, Zieger J, Krause R, Haenel R, Mende K, Ovtcharova M, Schaltegger U, Vickers-Rich P (2021) An Upper Ediacaran Glacial Period in Cadomia: the Granville tillite (Armorican Massif) – sedimentology, geochronology and provenance. Geological Magazine. doi:

McCarthy O, Fairey , Meere P, Chew D, Kerrison A, Wray A, Hofmann M, Gärtner A, Sonntag B-L, LINNEMANN U, Kuiper KF (2021) The Provenance of Middle Jurassic to Cretaceous sediments in the Irish and Celtic Sea Basins: tectonic and environmental controls on sediment sourcing. Journal of the Geological Society 178 (5),

Richter-Krautz J, Hofmann M , Zieger J, Linnemann U, Kleber A (2021) Zircon provenance of Quaternary cover beds using U–Pb dating: Regional differences in the Southwestern USA. Earth Surface Processes and Landforms 46 (5): 968-989

TORRES SANCHEZ S, AUGUSTSSON C, JENCHEN U, BARBOZA GUDIÑO J, GÄRTNER A, HOFMANN M, LINNEMANN U (2021) Geochemistry and detrital zircon geochronology of metasedimentary rocks in the Sierra Madre Terrane, Mexico: Implications of deposition along the western margin of Pangea. Geological Journal 56(6),



ELICKI O, LINNEMANN U, HOFMANN M, ZIEGER J, GÄRTNER A, KLEIN D, MEISCHNER T (2020) Zircon geochronology and provenance of the late Proterozoic and early Palaeozoic of southwestern Jordan. Zeitschrift der Deutschen Gesellschaft für Geowissenschaften 171:105-120 doi:10.1127/zdgg/2020/0217

GUTIÉRREZ-ALONSO G, LÓPEZ-CARMONA A, NÚNEZ-GUERRERO E, MARTÍNEZ GARCÍA A, FERNÁNDEZ-SUÁREZ J, PASTOR-GALÁN D, GUTIÉRREZ-MARCO JC, BERNÁRDEZ E, COLMENERO JR, HOFMANN M, LINNEMANN U (2020) Neoproterozoic-Paleozoic detrital sources in the Variscan foreland of northern Iberia: primary vs. recycled sediments. Geological Society London, Special Publications 503,

HEGNER E, RAJESH S, PRADEEP KUMAR AP, WILLBOLD M, JOACHIMSKI M, HOFMANN M, LINNEMANN U, ZIEGER J, MÜLLER D (2020) Sediment-derived origin of the putative Munnar carbonatite, South India. Journal of Asian Earth Sciences 200: 104432,

HERBOSCH A, LIÉGEOIS J-P, GÄRTNER A, HOFMANN M, LINNEMANN U (2020) The Stavelot-Venn Massif (Ardenne, Belgium), a rift shoulder basin ripped off the West African craton: Cartography, stratigraphy, sedimentology, new U-Pb on zircon ages, geochemistry and Nd isotopes evidence. Earth-Science Reviews 203:103142 doi:

LUTHARDT L, BREITKREUZ C, SCHNEIDER JW, GAITZSCH B, BRINK J, STANEK KP, LINNEMANN U, HOFMANN M, EHLING B-C (2020) An andesitic sill complex in the Southern Permian Basin: volcanogenetic model and stratigraphic implications. to International Journal of Earth Sciences 109: 2447-2466

PEREIRA MF, GAMA C, DA SILVA ID, SILVA JB, HOFMANN M, LINNEMANN U, GÄRTNER A (2020) Chronostratigraphic framework and provenance of the Ossa-Morena Zone Carbonifeours basins (SW Iberia). Solid Earth:

SCHNAPPERELLE S, MEZGER JE, STIPP M, HOFMANN M, GÄRTNER A, LINNEMANN U (2020) Polyphase magmatic pulses along the Northern Gondwana margin: U-Pb zircon geochronology from gneiss domes of the Pyrenees. Gondwana Res 81:291-311 doi:

Vickers-Rich P, Mhopjeni K, Schneider G, Cui H, Darroch S, Elliott D, Fedonkin M, Hall M, Hoffmann KH, Hofmann M, Ivantsov A, Kaufman A, Kriesfeld L, Laflamme M, LINNEMANN U, Mocke H, Narbonne G, Pritchard S, Rich T, Sharp A, Smith J, Swinkels P, Trusler P, Zakrevskaya M (2020) CROSSING THE LINE: The Ediacaran – Cambrian Transition in Southern Namibia – How the World Began to Change @ 538 million years ago. Scientific Society Swakopmund Reports 52 (1), 2-25

ZIEGER J, HARAZIM S, HOFMANN M, GÄRTNER A, GERDES A, MARKO L, LINNEMANN U (2020) Mesozoic deposits of SW Gondwana (Namibia) – Unravelling Gondwanan sedimentary dispersion drivers by detrital zircon. Internatinal Journal of Earth Sciences 109 1683-1704, doi:10.1007/s00531-020-01864-2

ZIEGER J, HOFMANN M, GÄRTNER A, MARKO L, GERDES A, EHLING B-C, LINNEMANN U (2020) The geochronological history of the Hohnsdorf Crystalline Complex (Germany) – Piecing together the puzzling evolution of the Mid-German Crystalline Rise. Zeitschrift der Deutschen Gesellschaft für Geowissenschaften 171:121-133, doi:10.1127/zdgg/2020/0219

ZIEGER J, STUTZRIEMER M, HOFMANN M, GÄRTNER A, GERDES A, MARKO L, LINNEMANN U (2020) The evolution of the southern Namibian Karoo-aged basins – Implications from detrital zircon data. International Geology Review 63(14), doi: 10.1080/00206814.2020.1795732.



LINNEMANN U, OVTCHAROVA M, SCHALTEGGER U, GÄRTNER A, HAUTMANN M, GEYER G, VICKERS-RICH P, RICH T, PLESSEN B, HOFMANN M, ZIEGER J, KRAUSE R, KRIESFELD L, SMITH J (2019a) New high-resolution age data from the Ediacaran-Cambrian boundary indicate rapid, ecologically driven onset of the Cambrian explosion. Terra Nova 31:49-58 doi:10.1111/ter.12368

LINNEMANN U, SALAMON M, HOFMANN M, ZIEGER J, GÄRTNER A, KRAUSE R, STEUERWALD K, PIECHA M (2019) Detritische Zirkone aus der Witten-Formation (Zeche Nachtigall): Sandtransport aus dem fernen Süden vor 315 Millionen Jahren. GeoPark Ruhrgebiet News 2: 20-22

MENDE K, LINNEMANN U, NESBOR HD, MILITZER A, JANSEN U, KONIGSHOF P, BAHLBURG H, HOFMANN M, GERDES A, BERNDT J, NAWRAT J (2019) Provenance of exotic Ordovician and Devonian sedimentary rock units from the Rhenish Massif (Central European Variscides, Germany). Tectonophysics 755:127-159 doi:10.1016/j.tecto.2018.10.029

VILLENEUVE M, GÄRTNER A, KALIKONE C, WAZI N, HOFMANN M, LINNEMANN U (2019b) U-Pb ages and provenance of detrital zircon from metasedimentary rocks of the Nya-Ngezie and Bugarama groups (D.R. Congo): A key for the evolution of the Mesoproterozoic Kibaran-Burundian Orogen in Central Africa. Precambrian Res 328:81-98 doi:10.1016/j.precamres.2019.04.003

WIZEVICH MC, MEYER CA, LINNEMANN U, GÄRTNER A, SONNTAG B-L, HOFMANN M (2019) U–Pb zircon provenance of Triassic sandstones, western Swiss Alps: implications for geotectonic history. Swiss Journal of Geosciences 112:419-434 doi:10.1007/s00015-019-00342-5

ZIEGER J, BITTNER L, GÄRTNER A, HOFMANN M, GERDES A, MARKO L, LINNEMANN U (2019a) U–Pb ages of magmatic and detrital zircon of the Döhlen Basin: geological history of a Permian strike-slip basin in the Elbe Zone (Germany). Int J Earth Sci 108:887-910 doi:10.1007/s00531-019-01683-0

ZIEGER J, ROTHE J, HOFMANN M, GÄRTNER A, LINNEMANN U (2019b) The Permo-Carboniferous Dwyka Group of the Aranos Basin (Namibia) – How detrital zircons help understanding sedimentary recycling during a major glaciation. Journal of African Earth Sciences 158 doi:10.1016/j.jafrearsci.2019.103555



AUGUSTSSON C, VOIGT T, BERNHART K, KREIßLER M, GAUPP R, GÄRTNER A, HOFMANN M, LINNEMANN U (2018) Zircon size-age sorting and source-area effect: The German Triassic Buntsandstein Group. Sedimentary Geology 375:218-231 doi:10.1016/j.sedgeo.2017.11.004

FAIREY BJ, KERRISON A, MEERE PA, MULCHRONE KF, HOFMANN M, GÄRTNER A, SONNTAG B-L, LINNEMANN U, KUIPER KF, ENNIS M, MARK C, COGNÉ N, CHEW D (2018a) Erratum for ‘The provenance of the Devonian Old Red Sandstone of the Dingle Peninsula, SW Ireland; the earliest record of Laurentian and peri-Gondwanan sediment mixing in Ireland,’ Journal of the Geological Society, London, 175, 411–424. J Geol Soc London 175:1032-1032 doi:10.1144/jgs2017-099Err

FAIREY BJ, KERRISON A, MEERE PA, MULCHRONE KF, HOFMANN M, GÄRTNER A, SONNTAG B-L, LINNEMANN U, KUIPER KF, ENNIS M, MARK C, COGNÉ N, CHEW D (2018b) The provenance of the Devonian Old Red Sandstone of the Dingle Peninsula, SW Ireland; the earliest record of Laurentian and peri-Gondwanan sediment mixing in Ireland. J Geol Soc London 175:411-424 doi:10.1144/jgs2017-099

GÄRTNER A, YOUBI N, VILLENEUVE M, LINNEMANN U, SAGAWE A, HOFMANN M, ZIEGER J, MAHMOUDI A, BOUMEHDI MA (2018) Provenance of detrital zircon from siliciclastic rocks of the Sebkha Gezmayet unit of the Adrar Souttouf Massif (Maroccan Sahara) – Palaeogeographic implications. Comptes Rendus Geoscience 350: 255-266

HOFMANN M, VOIGT T, BITTNER L, GÄRTNER A, ZIEGER J, LINNEMANN U (2018) Reworked Middle Jurassic sandstones as a marker for Upper Cretaceous basin inversion in Central Europe—a case study for the U–Pb detrital zircon record of the Upper Cretaceous Schmilka section and their implication for the sedimentary cover of the Lausitz Block (Saxony, Germany). Int J Earth Sci 107:913-932

KOHÚT M, HOFMANN M, HWRILA M, LINNEMANN U, HAVRILA J (2018) Tracking an upper limit of the “Carnian Crisis” and/or Carnian stage in the Western Carpathians (Slovakia). International Journal of Earth Sciences 107: 321-335

KONATÉ M, AHMED Y, GÄRTNER A, ALZOUMA AMADOU D, IBRAHIM MAHAROU H, TOURBA K, HOFMANN M, ZIEGER J, LINNEMANN U (2018) U–Pb detrital zircon ages of sediments from the Firgoun and Niamey areas (eastern border of West African Craton, West Niger). C R Geosci 350:267-278 doi:10.1016/j.crte.2018.06.005

KRAUTZ J, GÄRTNER A, HOFMANN M, LINNEMANN U, KLEBER A (2018a) Cover beds older than the mid-pleistocene revolution and the provenance of their eolian components, La Sal Mountains, Utah, USA. Quaternary Science Reviews 185:1-8 doi:10.1016/j.quascirev.2018.01.012

KRAUTZ J, HOFMANN M, GÄRTNER A, LINNEMANN U, KLEBER A (2018b) Capability of U–Pb dating of zircons from Quaternary tephra: Jemez Mountains, NM, and La Sal Mountains, UT, USA. E&G Quaternary Science Journal 67:7-16 doi:10.5194/egqsj-67-7-2018

LINNEMANN U, PIDAL AP, HOFMANN M, DROST K, QUESADA C, GERDES A, MARKO L, GÄRTNER A, ZIEGER J, ULRICH J (2018) A~ 565 Ma old glaciation in the Ediacaran of peri-Gondwanan West Africa. Int J Earth Sci 107:885-911

LUTHARDT L, HOFMANN M, LINNEMANN U, GERDES A, MARKO L, RÖßLER R (2018) A new U–Pb zircon age and a volcanogenic model for the early Permian Chemnitz Fossil Forest. Int J Earth Sci 107:2465-2489

PEREIRA MF, FERNANDEZ RD, GAMA C, HOFMANN M, GARTNER A, LINNEMANN U (2018) S-type granite generation and emplacement during a regional switch from extensional to contractional deformation (Central Iberian Zone, Iberian autochthonous domain, Variscan Orogeny). Int J Earth Sci 107:251-267 doi:10.1007/s00531-017-1488-3

VICKERS-RICH P, SOLEIMANI S, FARJANDI F, ZAND M, LINNEMANN U, HOFMANN M, WILSON SA, CAS R, RICH TH (2018) A preliminary report on new Ediacaran fossils from Iran. Alcheringa 42:230-243 doi:10.1080/03115518.2017.1384061



ABD EL-RAHMAN Y, SEIFERT T, GUTZMER J, SAID A, HOFMANN M, GÄRTNER A, LINNEMANN U (2017) The South Um Mongul Cu-Mo-Au prospect in the Eastern Desert of Egypt: From a mid-Cryogenian continental arc to Ediacaran post-collisional appinite-high Ba-Sr monzogranite. Ore Geology Reviews 80:250-266 doi:10.1016/j.oregeorev.2016.06.004

ABUBAKER A, HOFMANN M, GÄRTNER A, LINNEMANN U, ELICKI O (2017) First U–Pb geochronology on detrital zircons from Early-Middle Cambrian strata of the Torgau-Doberlug Syncline (eastern Germany) and palaeogeographic implications. Int J Earth Sci 106:2445-2459 doi:10.1007/s00531-016-1440-y

GÄRTNER A, YOUBI N, VILLENEUVE M, SAGAWE A, HOFMANN M, MAHMOUDI A, BOUMEHDI MA, LINNEMANN U (2017) The zircon evidence of temporally changing sediment transport—the NW Gondwana margin during Cambrian to Devonian time (Aoucert and Smara areas, Moroccan Sahara). Int J Earth Sci 106:2747-2769

KOHÚT M, HOFMANN M, HAVRILA M, LINNEMANN U, HAVRILA J (2017) Tracking an upper limit of the “Carnian Crisis” and/or Carnian stage in the Western Carpathians (Slovakia). Int J Earth Sci 107:321-335 doi:10.1007/s00531-017-1491-8

LINNEMANN U, SU T, KUNZMANN L, SPICER RA, DING WN, SPICER TEV, ZIEGER J, HOFMANN M, MORAWECK K, GÄRTNER A, GERDES A, MARKO L, ZHANG ST, LI SF, TANG H, HUANG J, MULCH A, MOSBRUGGER V, ZHOU ZK (2017b) New U-Pb dates show a Paleogene origin for the modern Asian biodiversity hot spots. Geology 46:3-6 doi:10.1130/g39693.1

PEREIRA MF, RIBEIRO C, GAMA C, DROST K, CHICHORRO M, VILALLONGA F, HOFMANN M, LINNEMANN U (2017) Provenance of upper Triassic sandstone, southwest Iberia (Alentejo and Algarve basins): tracing variability in the sources. Int J Earth Sci 106:43-57 doi:10.1007/s00531-016-1295-2

ZIEGER J, LINNEMANN U, HOFMANN M, GÄRTNER A, MARKO L, GERDES A (2017) A new U–Pb LA-ICP-MS age of the Rumburk granite (Lausitz Block, Saxo-Thuringian Zone): constraints for a magmatic event in the Upper Cambrian. Int J Earth Sci:1-21



ESTRADA S, LÄUFER A, ECKELMANN K, HOFMANN M, GÄRTNER A, LINNEMANN U (2016) Continuous Neoproterozoic to Ordovician sedimentation at the East Gondwana margin — Implications from detrital zircons of the Ross Orogen in northern Victoria Land, Antarctica. Gondwana Res 37:426-448 doi:10.1016/

GARTNER A, VILLENEUVE M, LINNEMANN U, GERDES A, YOUBI N, HOFMANN M (2016) Similar crustal evolution in the western units of the Adrar Souttouf Massif (Moroccan Sahara) and the Avalonian terranes: Insights from Hf isotope data. Tectonophysics 681:305-317 doi:10.1016/j.tecto.2015.11.030

MARGALEF A, CASTINEIRAS P, CASAS JM, NAVIDAD M, LIESA M, LINNEMANN U, HOFMANN M, GÄRTNER A (2016) Detrital zircons from the Ordovician rocks of the Pyrenees: Geochronological constraints and provenance. Tectonophysics 681:124-134 doi:10.1016/j.tecto.2016.03.015

PEREIRA MF, GAMA C, CHICHORRO M, SILVA JB, GUTIÉRREZ-ALONSO G, HOFMANN M, LINNEMANN U, GÄRTNER A (2016) Evidence for multi-cycle sedimentation and provenance constraints from detrital zircon U–Pb ages: Triassic strata of the Lusitanian basin (western Iberia). Tectonophysics 681:318-331 doi:10.1016/j.tecto.2015.10.011

SAGAWE A, GÄRTNER A, LINNEMANN U, HOFMANN M, GERDES A (2016) Exotic crustal components at the northern margin of the Bohemian Massif—Implications from UThPb and Hf isotopes of zircon from the Saxonian Granulite Massif. Tectonophysics 681:234-249

ZWEIG M, HOFMANN M, LINNEMANN U (2016) Radiometrische Datierung detritischer Zirkone aus dem “Hüttenröder Olisthostrom” bei Königshütte (Blankenburger Zone, Mittelharz). Göttingen contributions to Geosciences 78: 53-61



CASAS JM, NAVIDAD M, CASTINEIRAS P, LIESA M, AGUILAR C, CARRERAS J, HOFMANN M, GARTNER A, LINNEMANN U (2015) The Late Neoproterozoic magmatism in the Ediacaran series of the Eastern Pyrenees: new ages and isotope geochemistry. Int J Earth Sci 104:909-925 doi:10.1007/s00531-014-1127-1

CUCCURU S, NAITZA S, SECCHI F, PUCCINI A, CASINI L, PAVANETTO P, LINNEMANN U, HOFMANN M, OFFIANO G (2015) Structural and metallogenic map of late Variscan Arbus Pluton (SW Sardinia, Italy). Journal of Maps:

DA SILVA ÍD, LINNEMANN U, HOFMANN M, GONZÁLEZ-CLAVIJO E, DÍEZ-MONTES A, MARTÍNEZ CATALÁN JR (2015) Detrital zircon and tectonostratigraphy of the Parautochthon under the Morais Complex (NE Portugal): implications for the Variscan accretionary history of the Iberian Massif. J Geol Soc London 172:45-61 doi:10.1144/jgs2014-005

GUTIERREZ-ALONSO G, FERNANDEZ-SUAREZ J, PASTOR-GALAN D, JOHNSTON ST, LINNEMANN U, HOFMANN M, SHAW J, COLMENERO JR, HERNANDEZ P (2015) Significance of detrital zircons in Siluro-Devonian rocks from Iberia. J Geol Soc London 172:309-322 doi:10.1144/jgs2014-118

KARAOUI B, BREITKREUZ C, MAHMOUDI A, YOUBI N, HOFMANN M, GÄRTNER A, LINNEMANN U (2015) U–Pb zircon ages from volcanic and sedimentary rocks of the Ediacaran Bas Draâ inlier (Anti-Atlas Morocco): Chronostratigraphic and provenance implications. Precambrian Res 263:43-58 doi:10.1016/j.precamres.2015.03.003

KASBOHM J, EVANS DAD, PANZIK JE, HOFMANN M, LINNEMANN U (2015) Palaeomagnetic and geochronological data from Late Mesoproterozoic redbed sedimentary rocks on the western margin of Kalahari craton. Geological Society London, Special Publications 424: 145-165



ALBARDEIRO L, PEREIRA MF, GAMA C, CHICHORRO M, HOFMANN M, LINNEMANN U (2014) Provenance study of Pliocene-Pleistocene sands based on ancient detrital zircons (Alvalade Basin, SW Iberian Atlantic coast). Sedimentary Geology 307: 47-58

BUHLER B, BREITKREUZ C, PFANDER JA, HOFMANN M, BECKER S, LINNEMANN U, ELIWA HA (2014) New insights into the accretion of the Arabian-Nubian Shield: Depositional setting, composition and geochronology of a Mid-Cryogenian arc succession (North Eastern Desert, Egypt). Precambrian Res 243:149-167 doi:10.1016/j.precamres.2013.12.012

ECKELMANN K, NESBOR H-D, KÖNIGSHOF P, LINNEMANN U, HOFMANN M, LANGE J-M, SAGAWE A (2014) Plate interactions of Laurussia and Gondwana during the formation of Pangaea — Constraints from U–Pb LA–SF–ICP–MS detrital zircon ages of Devonian and Early Carboniferous siliciclastics of the Rhenohercynian zone, Central European Variscides. Gondwana Res 25:1484-1500 doi:10.1016/

GÄRTNER A, LINNEMANN U, HOFMANN M (2014) The provenance of northern Kalahari Basin sediments and growth history of the southern Congo Craton reconstructed by U–Pb ages of zircons from recent river sands. Int J Earth Sci 103:579-595 doi:10.1007/s00531-013-0974-5

HOFMANN M, LINNEMANN U, HOFFMANN K-H, GERMS G, GERDES A, MARKO L, ECKELMANN K, GÄRTNER A, KRAUSE R (2014) The four Neoproterozoic glaciations of southern Namibia and their detrital zircon record: The fingerprints of four crustal growth events during two supercontinent cycles. Precambrian Res 259:176-188 doi:

HOFMANN M, NIEBUHR B, LINNEMANN U, WILMSEN M (2014b) Detrital zircon ages and provenance data from the Early–Middle Turonian boundary interval of Amberg (upper Winzerberg Formation, Danubian Cretaceous Group, Bavaria). Zeitschrift der Deutschen Gesellschaft für Geowissenschaften 165:655-668 doi:10.1127/zdgg/2014/0025

LINNEMANN U, GERDES A, HOFMANN M, MARKO L (2014) The Cadomian Orogen: Neoproterozoic to Early Cambrian crustal growth and orogenic zoning along the periphery of the West African Craton—Constraints from U–Pb zircon ages and Hf isotopes (Schwarzburg Antiform, Germany). Precambrian Res 244:236-278

PEREIRA MF, RIBEIRO C, VILALLONGA F, CHICHORRO M, DROST K, SILVA JB, ALBARDEIRO L, HOFMANN M, LINNEMANN U (2014) Variability over time in the sources of South Portuguese Zone turbidites: evidence of denudation of different crustal blocks during the assembly of Pangaea. Int J Earth Sci 103:1453-1470 doi:10.1007/s00531-013-0902-8



ALTUMI MM, ELICKI O, LINNEMANN U, HOFMANN M, SAGAWE A, GÄRTNER A (2013) U–Pb LA-ICP-MS detrital zircon ages from the Cambrian of Al Qarqaf Arch, central-western Libya: Provenance of the West Gondwanan sand sea at the dawn of the early Palaeozoic. Journal of African Earth Sciences 79:74-97 doi:10.1016/j.jafrearsci.2012.11.007

BADER T, RATSCHBACHER L, FRANZ L, YANG Z, HOFMANN M, LINNEMANN U, YUAN HL (2013a) The Heart of China revisited, I. Proterozoic tectonics of the Qin mountains in the core of supercontinent Rodinia. Tectonics 32:661-687 doi:10.1002/tect.20024

BADER T, RANZ L, RATSCHBACHER L, DE CAPITANI C, WEBB AAG, YANG Z, PFÄNDER JA, HOFMANN M, LINNEMANN U (2013b) The Heart of China revisited: II Early Paleozoic (ultra)high-pressure and (ultra)high-temperature metamoprhic Qinling orogenic collage. Tectonics 32:922-947

FERNÁNDEZ-SUÁREZ J, GUTIÉRREZ-ALONSO G, PASTOR-GALÁN D, HOFMANN M, MURPHY JB, LINNEMANN U (2013) The Ediacaran–Early Cambrian detrital zircon record of NW Iberia: possible sources and paleogeographic constraints. Int J Earth Sci 103:1335-1357 doi:10.1007/s00531-013-0923-3

FRANZ C, LINNEMANN U, HOFMANN M, WINKLER R, ULLRICH B (2013) U-Pb ages of detrital zircons, fossils, and facies of the Cambro-Ordovician overstep sequence of the eastern Lausitz Block (Dubrau and Ober-Prauske Formations, Saxo-Thuringian Zone). Geologica Saxonica 59: 45-63

GÄRTNER A, LINNEMANN U, SAGAWE A, HOFMANN M, ULLRICH B, KLEBER A (2013a) Morphology of zircon crystal grains in sediments – characteristics, calssifications, definitions. Geologica Saxonica 59: 65-73

HALL M, KAUFMAN AJ, VICKERS-RICH P, IVANTSOV A, TRUSLER P, LINNEMANN U, HOFMANN M, ELLIOTT D, CUI H, FEDONKIN M, HOFFMANN K-H, WILSON SA, SCHNEIDER G, SMITH J (2013) Stratigraphy, palaeontology and geochemistry of the late Neoproterozoic Aar Member, southwest Namibia: Reflecting environmental controls on Ediacara fossil preservation during the terminal Proterozoic in African Gondwana. Precambrian Res 238:214-232 doi:10.1016/j.precamres.2013.09.009

HOFMANN M, LINNEMANN U, HOFFMANN K-H, GERDES A, ECKELMANN K, GÄRTNER A (2013) The Namuskluft and Dreigratberg sections in southern Namibia (Kalahari Craton, Gariep Belt): a geological history of Neoproterozoic rifting and recycling of cratonic crust during the dispersal of Rodinia until the amalgamation of Gondwana. Int J Earth Sci 103:1187-1202 doi:10.1007/s00531-013-0949-6

HOFMANN M, LINNEMANN U, RAI V (2013a) Wo lag Indien vor einer Milliarde Jahren? Senckenberg-Natur Forschung Museum 143: 42-45

HOFMANN M, LINNEMANN U (2013b) The Late Ordocician (Hirnatian) Lederschiefer Formation in Thuringia – evidences for a glaciomarine origin from the Berga Antiform (Saxo-Thuringian Zone). Geologica Saxonica 59: 133-139

HOFMANN M, LINNEMANN U, VOIGT T (2013c) The Upper Cretaceous section at Schmilka in Saxony (Elbsandsteingebirge, Germany) – syntectonic sedimentation and inverted zircon age populations revealed by LA-ICP-MS U/Pb data. Geologica Saxonica 59: 101-130

PASTOR-GALAN D, GUTIERREZ-ALONSO G, MURPHY JB, FERNANDEZ-SUAREZ J, HOFMANN M, LINNEMANN U (2013) Provenance analysis of the Paleozoic sequences of the northern Gondwana margin in NW Iberia: Passive margin to Variscan collision and orocline development. Gondwana Res 23:1089-1103 doi:10.1016/

GÄRTNER A, LINNEMANN U, SAGAWE A, HOFMANN M, ULLRICH B, KLEBER A (2013) Morphology of zircon crystal grains in sediments – characteristics, classifications, definitions. Geologica Saxonica 59: 65-73

ROSE CV, MALOOF AC, SCHOENE B, EWING RC, LINNEMANN U, HOFMANN M, COTTLE JM (2013) PAUL F. HOFFMAN SERIES The End-Cryogenian Glaciation of South Australia. Geoscience Canada 40:256-293 doi:DOI 10.12789/geocanj.2013.40.019

SAGAWE A, GÄRTNER A, HOFMANN M, LINNEMANN U (2013) U-Pb ages and morphology of zircons from different granites within the Saxonian Granulite Massif. Geologica Saxonica 59: 205-224

VICKERS-RICH P, IVANTSOV A, KATTAN FH, JOHNSON PR, AL QUBSANI A, KASHGHARI W, LEONOV M, RICH T, LINNEMANN U, HOFMANN M, TRUSLER P, SMITH J, YAZEDI A, RICH B, AL GARNI SM, SHAMARI A, AL BARAKATI A, AL KAFF MH (2013) In search of the Kingdom’s Ediacarans: The first genuine metazoans (macroscopic body and trace fossils) from the Neoproterozoic Jibalah Group (Vendian/Ediacaran) on the Arabian Shield. Technical Report SGS-TR-2013-5: 1-26



LINNEMANN U, HERBOSCH A, LIÉGEOIS J-P, PIN C, GÄRTNER A, HOFMANN M (2012a) The Cambrian to Devonian odyssey of the Brabant Massif within Avalonia: A review with new zircon ages, geochemistry, Sm–Nd isotopes, stratigraphy and palaeogeography. Earth-Science Reviews 112:126-154 doi:10.1016/j.earscirev.2012.02.007

LINNEMANN U, HOFMANN M, ECKELMANN K, GÄRTNER A, KRAUSE R, SAGAWE A (2012b) Plattentektonik im Spiegel radiometrischer Zirkondatierungen. Senckenberg Natur, Forschung, Museum 142 (1/2): 6-11

PEREIRA MF, CHICHORRO M, JOHNSTON ST, GUTIERREZ-ALONSO G, SILVA JB, LINNEMANN U, HOFMANN M, DROST K (2012a) The missing Rheic Ocean magmatic arcs: Provenance analysis of Late Paleozoic sedimentary clastic rocks of SW Iberia. Gondwana Res 22:882-891 doi:10.1016/

PEREIRA MF, LINNEMANN U, HOFMANN M, CHICHORRO M, SOLA AR, MEDINA J, SILVA JB (2012b) The provenance of Late Ediacaran and Early Ordovician siliciclastic rocks in the Southwest Central Iberian Zone: Constraints from detrital zircon data on northern Gondwana margin evolution during the late Neoproterozoic. Precambrian Res 192-95:166-189 doi:10.1016/j.precamres.2011.10.019

TUNC IO, YIGITBAS E, SENGUN F, WAZECK J, HOFMANN M, LINNEMANN U (2012) U-Pb zircon geochronology of northern metamorphic massifs in the Biga Peninsula (NW Anatolia-Turkey): new data and a new approach to understand the tectonostratigraphy of the region. Geodinamica Acta 25:202-225 doi:10.1080/09853111.2013.877242



CHUMAKOV NM, LINNEMANN U, HOFMANN M, POKROVSKII BG (2011) Neoproterozoic ice sheets of the Siberian Platform: U-Pb-LA-ICP-MS ages of detrital zircons from the Bol’shoi Patom formation and the geotectonic position of its provenance. Stratigraphy and Geological Correlation 19:679-686 doi:10.1134/s0869593811060013

HOFMANN M, LINNEMANN U, RAI V, BECKER S, GÄRTNER A, SAGAWE A (2011) The India and South China cratons at the margin of Rodinia — Synchronous Neoproterozoic magmatism revealed by LA-ICP-MS zircon analyses. Lithos 123:176-187 doi:10.1016/j.lithos.2011.01.012

LINNEMANN U, OUZEGANE K, DRARENI A, HOFMANN M, BECKER S, GÄRTNER A, SAGAWE A (2011a) Sands of West Gondwana: An archive of secular magmatism and plate interactions — A case study from the Cambro-Ordovician section of the Tassili Ouan Ahaggar (Algerian Sahara) using U–Pb–LA-ICP-MS detrital zircon ages. Lithos 123:188-203 doi:10.1016/j.lithos.2011.01.010

LINNEMANN U, FRANZ C, HOFMANN M, WINKLER R, ULLRICH B (2011b) The Dubrau Formation (Lower Ordivician, Lausitz Block) – Sedimentary facies, fossil assemblage, and U-Pb ages of detrital zircons from a peri-Gondwanan cold water section with West African affinity. Freiberger Forschungshefte C 540: 119-139



LINNEMANN U, HOFMANN M (2010b) Die Wiege des Lebens: Das Präkambrium. Biologie unserer Zeit 40: 110-121

LINNEMANN U, HOFMANN M, ROMER RL, GERDES A (2010d) Transitional stages between the Cadomian and Variscan Orogenies: Basin development and tectonomagmatic evolution of the southern margin of the Rheic Ocean in the Saxo-Thuringian Zone (North Gondwana shelf). In: LINNEMANN U, ROMER RL (eds.) Pre-Mesozoic Geology of Saxo-Thuringia – From the Cadomian Active Margin to the Variscan Orogen, Schweizerbart Science Publishers, Stuttgart, 59-98

LINNEMANN U, SCHAUER M, HOFMANN M, SAGAWE A (2010e) Geological mapping of the Saxo-Thuringian Zone: The historical perspective. In: LINNEMANN U, ROMER RL (eds.) Pre-Mesozoic Geology of Saxo-Thuringia. Schweizerbarth Science Publishers, Stuttgart, 17-28



HOFMANN M, LINNEMANN U, GERDES A, ULLRICH B, SCHAUER M (2009) Timing of dextral strike-slip processes and basement exhumation in the Elbe Zone (Saxo-Thuringian Zone): the final pulse of the Variscan Orogeny in the Bohemian Massif constrained by LA-SF-ICP-MS U-Pb zircon data. Geol Soc Spec Publ 327:197-214 doi:10.1144/sp327.10


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Past Award-winners


Henny Gerschel
Zur Mikropetrographie fester Prozessrückstände als verfahrenstechnisches Bewertungsinstrument, dargestellt am Beispiel der pyrolytischen Konversion alttertiärer Weichbraunkohlen der Lagerstätte Schöningen (Helmstedter Revier), Dissertation, Freiberg 2016


Karolin Moraweck
Fossile Floren als Klimaindikatoren: Quantitative Paläoklimarekonstruktion für das Obereozän des Weißelsterbeckens, Diplomarbeit, Dresden 2013

Nadine Janetschke
Amplitudes, rates and frequencies of early Late Cretaceous (Cenomanian – Turonian) sea-level changes : case studies from around the Mid-European Island (Plänerkalk, Elbtal and Danubian Cretaceous groups, Germany)., Dissertation, Erlangen-Nürnberg 2013

Jan Fischer
Palaeoecology and migration behaviour of the Palaeozoic to Mesozoic freshwater sharks Lissodus and Orthacanthus using stable isotopes, Dissertation, Freiberg 2013


Andreas Gärtner
Morphologische, geochronologische und isotopengeochemische Untersuchungen an Zirkonen aus rezenten Sedimenten der Elbe, Diplomarbeit, Dresden 2011

Benjamin Sames
Taxonomy and systematics of nonmarine Late Jurassic and Early Cretaceous ostracods: their phylogeny and application to biostratigraphy with emphasis on the Early Cretaceous of the North American Western Interior foreland basin, Dissertation, Berlin 2009


Volker Presser
Oxidation and wet wear of silicon carbide, Dissertation, Tübingen 2009

Mareike Eberlein
Die Geotope des Tharandter Waldes – Inventarisierung und Bewertung, Diplomarbeit, Dresden 2004


Denis Palermo
Regional Evaluation of the Lower Triassic Rogenstein Member, Diplomarbeit, Tübingen

Sebastian Lüning
Palaeozoic and Cretaceous anoxiae in North Africa: Depositional models, temporal-spatial distribution and hydrocarbon source rock implications, Artikel zum Thema seiner Habilitation, Bremen 1997


Olaf Lenz
Paläoökologie eines Küstenmoores aus dem Eozän Mitteleuropas am Beispiel der Wulfersdorfer Flöze und deren Begleitschichten (Helmstedter Oberflözgruppe, Tagebau Helmstedt), Dissertation, Göttingen 2000