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Quaternary Palaeontology | Weimar

Documentation & Information

Technical Working Group

The library currently comprises more than 21,000 books, reprints, journals, and maps (updated: December 2021) mainly on Quaternary palaeontology. The library also houses the photographic and press archives, and archives on the history and scientific work of the research station.

The responsibilities of the group comprise photography, graphics and surveying work (field and object documentation) in the field, and the production of scientific graphics and photographs for publications and presentations. The group is also responsible for preparing excavation maps for publication and cataloging the 19 collections.

Library

Our library is a scientific reference library (mainly for the Senckenberg staff and our numerous guest researchers) with the main collection dedicated to Quaternary Palaeontology. In exceptional cases it is possible for external visitors to make copies (max. 20 pages, 0,10 € per page). It is only possible to borrow books out of our stock via Thüringische Universitäts- und Landesbibliothek Jena , which you can find in the catalogue of the ThULB Jena as well (352 volumes, inter-library loans also possible).

For requests concerning the series Quartärpaläontologie, please contact the head of library.

Our library keeps in stock about

  • 2,700 monographs
  • 13,300 volumes of 780 periodicals
  • 45 periodicals by continuous subscription
  • 5,000 reprints
  • 200 maps

Senckenberg Digital Library

Senckenberg Electronic Journals Library (EZB)

 

Team

Dana Höfer Team Quartärpaläontologie Weimar
Dr. Dana Hoefer
Research associate of Quaternary microfloras section
Head of working group

Research interests

  • Palynological investigations of Quaternary sediments
  • Palaeoecological landscape reconstruction of Pleistocene climatic phases

Quaternary palaeontology | Quaternary microfloras

Curriculum vitae

since 2014
scientific assistant at the Quaternary Microflora Section of Senckenberg Research Station of Quaternary Palaeontology in Weimar

2006-2014
scientific assistant / PhD student at Friedrich-Schiller-University Jena; PhD topic: Holocene vegetation history of southern Portugal (Algarve) – palynological investigantions at selected estauries

2005
scientific assistant in special field palynology at the Thuringian department of preservation of sites of historic interest and archaeology Weimar

2004
scientific assistant at the institute of geography of the Friedrich-Schiller-University Jena

2003
Diploma thesis: Palaeobotanical investigations at the subrosion depression „Breitunger Seen“ – a palynological view from Migration period until present

1997-2003
studies of geography (diploma) at Friedrich-Schiller-University Jena with main focus on physical geography, geoinformatics and subsidiary subjects botany and ecology

1977
born in Plauen

SHEN, Y., SWEENEY, L., LIU, M., LOPEZ SAEZ, J. A., PÉREZ-DÍAZ, S., LUELMO-LAUTENSCHLAEGER, R., GIL-ROMERA, G., HOEFER, D., JIMÉNEZ-MORENO, G., SCHNEIDER, H., PRENTICE, I. C., & HARRISON, S. P. (2022): Reconstructing burnt area during the Holocene: an Iberian case study. – Climate of the Past 18: 1189-1201.
Open access: https://doi.org/10.5194/cp-18-1189-2022

HARRISON, S. P., VILLEGAS-DIAZ, R., CRUZ-SILVA, E., GALLAGHER, D., KESNER, D., LINCOLN, P., HEN, Y., SWEENEY, L., COLOMBAROLI, D., ALI, A., BARHOUMI, C., BERGERON, Y., BLYAKHARCHUK, T., BOBEK, P., BRADSHAW, R., CLEAR, J. L., CZERWIŃSKI, S., DANIAU, A.-L., DODSON, J., EDWARDS, K. J., EDWARDS, M. E., FEURDEAN, A., FOSTER, D., GAJEWSKI, K., GAŁKA, M., GARNEAU, M., GIESECKE, T., GIL ROMERA, G., GIARDIN, M. P., HOEFER, D., HUANG, K., INOUE, J., JAMRICHOVÁ, E., JASIUNIS, N., JIANG, W., JIMÉNEZ-MORENO, G., KARPIŃSKA-KOŁACZEK, M., KOŁACZEK, P., KUOSMANEN, N., LAMENTOWICZ, M., LAVOIE, M., LI, F., LI, J., LISITSYNA, O., LÓPEZ-SÁEZ, J. A., LUELMO-LAUTENSCHLAEGER, R., MAGNAN, G., MAGYARI, E. K., MAKSIMS, A., MARCISZ, K., MARINOVA, E., MARLON, J., MENSING, S., MIROSLAW-GRABOWSKA, J., OSWALD, W., PÉREZ-DÍAZ, S., PÉREZ-OBIOL, R., PIILO, S., POSKA, A., QIN, X., REMY, C. C., RICHARD, P., SALONEN, S., SASAKI, N., SCHNEIDER, H., SHOTYK, W., STANCIKAITE, M., ŠTEINBERGA, D., STIVRINS, N., TAKAHARA, H., TAN, Z., TRASUNE, L., UMBANHOWAR, C. E., VÄLIRANTA, M., VASSILIJEV, J., XIAO, X., XU, Q., XU, X., ZAWISZA, E., ZHAO, Y. & ZHOU, Z. (2022): The Reading Palaeofire database: an expanded global resource to document changes in fire regimes from sedimentary charcoal records. – Earth System Science Data 14 (3): 1109-1124.
Open access: https://doi.org/10.5194/essd-14-1109-2022

SHEN, Y., SWEENEY, L., LIU, M., LOPEZ SAEZ, J. A., PÉREZ-DÍAZ, S., LUELMO-LAUTENSCHLAEGER, R., GIL-ROMERA, G., HOEFER, D., JIMÉNEZ-MORENO, G., SCHNEIDER, H., PRENTICE, I. C., & HARRISON, S. P. (2021): Reconstructing burnt area during the Holocene: an Iberian case study. – Climate of the Past Discussions: 23 S.
Open access: https://doi.org/10.5194/cp-2021-36

STEBICH, M., HÖFER, D., MINGRAM, J., NOWACZYK, N., ROHRMÜLLER, J., MRLINA, J. & KÄMPF, H. (2020): A contribution towards the palynostratigraphical classification of the Middle Pleistocene in Central Europe: The pollen record of the Neualbenreuth Maar, northeastern Bavaria (Germany). – Quaternary Science Reviews 250: 106681 | https://doi.org/10.1016/j.quascirev.2020.106681.

CONNOR, S. E., VANNIERE, B., COLOMBAROLI, D., ANDERSON, R. S., CARRION, J.S., EJARQUE, A., ROMERA, G., GONZALEZ-SAMPERIZ, P., HOEFER, D., MORALES-MOLINO, C., REVELLES, J., SCHNEIDES, H., VAN DER KNAAP, W. O., VAN LEEUWEN, J. F. N. & WOODBRIDGE, J. (2019): Humans take control of fire-driven diversity changes in Mediterranean Iberia’s vegetation during the mid-late Holocene. – The Holocene 29 (5): 886-901 | https://doi.org/10.1177/0959683619826652.

HÖFER, D., STEBICH, M. & KATZSCHMANN, L. (2019): Palynologische Untersuchungen zur Biostratigraphie und Paläoumwelt des Mittelpleistozäns in Thüringen. – In: 81. Tagung der Arbeitsgemeinschaft Norddeutscher Geologen, Sangerhausen, 11.-14. Juni 2019, Tagungsband und Exkursionsführer. – Geowissenschaftliche Mitteilungen von Thüringen, Beiheft 12: 33-35.

SCHNEIDER, H., HÖFER, D., TROG. C. & MÄUSBACHER, R. (2016): Holocene landscape development along the Portuguese Algarve coast – A high resolution palynological approach. – Quaternary International 407: 47-63 | http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.quaint.2016.02.039

HÖFER, D. (2014): Die holozäne Vegetationsgeschichte Südportugals (Algarve) – palynologische Untersuchungen an ausgewählten Ästuaren. – Dissertation, Friedrich Schiller-Universität Jena.

TROG, C., HÖFER, D., FRENZEL, P., CAMACHO DA ENCARNAÇÃO, S., SCHNEIDER, H. & MÄUSBACHER, R. (2013): A multi-proxy reconstruction and comparison of Holocene palaeoenvironmental changes of the Alvor and Alcantarilha estuaries (southern Portugal). – Revue de Micropaléontologie 56 (4): 131-158 | https://doi.org/10.1016/j.revmic.2013.10.003

SCHNEIDER, H., HÖFER, D., TROG, C., BUSCH, S., SCHNEIDER, M., BAADE, J., DAUT, G. & MÄUSBACHER, R. (2010): Holocene estuary development in the Algarve Region (Southern Portugal) – A reconstruction of sedimentological and ecological evolution. – Quaternary International 221: 141-158 | https://doi.org/10.1016/j.quaint.2009.10.004

SCHNEIDER, H., HÖFER, D., IRMLER, R., DAUT, G. & R. MÄUSBACHER (2010): The correlation between climate, man and debris flow events – a palynological approach. – Geomorphology 120: 48-55 | https://doi.org/10.1016/j.geomorph.2009.09.014

SCHNEIDER, H., HÖFER, D., TROG, C., DAUT, G., HILBICH C. & R. MÄUSBACHER (2008): Geoarcheological reconstruction of lagoon development in the Algarve Region (South Portugal). Abstract Volume 12th IPC. – Terra Nostra 2008 (2): 248.

SCHNEIDER, H., HÖFER, D., TROG, C., DAUT, G., HILBICH, C. & MÄUSBACHER, R. (2007): Geoarcheological reconstruction of the coast development in the Algarve region (South Portugal). EGU 2007 15.-20.4. 2007, Vienna, Austria. – Geophysical Research Abstracts 9.

SCHNEIDER, H., HÖFER, D., MÄUSBACHER, R. & GUDE, M. (2007): Past flood events reflected in Holocene floodplain records of East-Germany. – Geomorphology 92 (3-4/1): 208-219 | https://doi.org/10.1016/j.geomorph.2006.07.038

HÖFER, D. & SCHNEIDER, H. (2006): Erdgaspipeline Stegal-Loop: Begleitprojekt Pollenanalyse. –  Neue Ausgrabungen und Funde in Thüringen 2: 147-156.

SCHNEIDER, H., HÖFER, D. & SIEBERT, A. (2003): Subatlantische Vegetationsentwicklung in Thüringen am Beispiel der Breitunger Seen und des Durchströmungsmoores bei Bad Klosterlausnitz. – In: 13. Jahrestreffen des AK Vegetationsgeschichte der RTG, 7.-9. November 2003, Wiesbaden.

SCHNEIDER, H., DAUT, G., HENKEL, K., HÖFER, D., IGL, M., MÄUSBACHER, R. & VAN DER BORG, K. (2002): Untersuchungen an Subrosionssenken des mittleren Werratals. – Beiträge zur Geologie von Thüringen, N. F. 9: 325-340.

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Susann Döring Team Quartärpaläontologie Weimar
Susann Doering
Photographer (parental leave until 6/2023)

Responsibilities

  • Scientific photography of original fossils in the photographic laboratory, and in situ photographs in the field, both to publication quality
  • Documentation and surveying work in the field
  • Management and enlargement of the photograph archive
  • Participation in excavations of the Research Station

Quaternary palaeontology division | working group documentation and information

Jessica Arnold Team Quartärpaläontologie Weimar
Jessica Arnold
MSc
(subsitute S. Doering)
(parental leave cover for Susann Doering)

Responsibilities

  • Preparation and conservation of Quaternary fossil material
  • Technical management of the collections
  • Monitoring of the state of preservation of historical collections

Quaternary palaeontology division | working group documentation and information

Bärbel Fiedler Team Quartärpaläontologie Weimar
Baerbel Fiedler
M.A., MA (LIS)
Scientific librarian and head of library of Quaternary palaeontology division

Responsibilities

  • Managing and administration of the library stock (approximately 21,000 books, reprints, journals, and maps)
  • Acquisation of literature on demand of the sections of the research station of Quaternary palaeontology
  • Administration of Senckenberg e-journals licences (consortia)
  • Lending and borrowing of library stock (inter-library loans)
  • Maintaining the research station’s and Senckenberg libraries (Program Research Infrastructure) web-site
  • Keeping the press archive
  • Cover for administrative duties

Quaternary palaeontology division | working group documentation and information

since 2002
Head of the library of the Senckenberg researchstation of Quaternary palaeontology Weimar/Quaternary palaeontolgy division

2001-2003
Master degree in Library Sciences at Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin (MA (LIS) – Master of  Arts Library and Information Science). Master thesis: Die Bibliothek der Gedenkstätte Buchenwald. Entwicklung und Perspektiven einer One-Person Library 1990-2002

1987-1997
Master studies in Art History, Archaeological Studies; Theater, Film and Media Studies; History, German Literature, and Sociology at Johann-Wolfgang Goethe-Universität Frankfurt/M. (M.A. – Magistra Artium). Master thesis: ‘Unehrbare Weiber’ und moralische Ordnung – Zum Wandel des Geschlechterverhältnisses im Frankfurt des Spätmittelalters und der Frühen Neuzeit (1450-1560).

Born 1968 in Neuwied, Rhineland-Palatinate, Germany.

FIEDLER, B. (2012): Quartärpaläontologische Forschung in Weimar 1962-2011. Eine Bibliographie. – 1-124; Senckenberg Gesellschaft für Naturforschung; Frankfurt/M.

Evelin Haase Team Quartärpaläontologie Weimar
Evelin Haase
Graphic designer

Responsibilities

  • Production of publication-quality drawings of palaeontological objects and diagrams
  • Participation in excavation, graphic documentation and surveying work in the field
  • Production of excavation and field maps with CAD software
  • Cataloguing and administration of the collection database
  • Image processing and graphic design for publications

Quaternary palaeontology division | working group documentation and information