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Groos, A. R., Akçar, N., Yesilyurt, S., Miehe, G., Vockenhuber, C., and Veit, H.: Nonuniform Late Pleistocene glacier fluctuations in tropical Eastern Africa, Sci. Adv., 7, eabb6826.
DOI: 10.1126/sciadv.abb6826

Groos, A. R., Niederhauser, J., Wraase, L., Hänsel, F., Nauss, T., Akçar, N., and Veit, H.: The enigma of relict large sorted stone stripes in the tropical Ethiopian Highlands, Earth Surf. Dynam., 9, 145–166.
DOI: 10.5194/esurf-9-145-2021

Lemma, B., Bittner, L., Glaser, B., Kebede, S., Nemomissa, S., Zech, W., Zech, M.: δ2Hn-alkane and δ18Osugar biomarker proxies from leaves and topsoils of the Bale Mountains, Ethiopia, and implications for paleoclimate reconstructions. Biogeochemistry. 
DOI: 10.1007/s10533-021-00773-z


Lemma, B.; Seifu Kebede, G.; Nemomissa, S.; Otte, I.; Glaser, B. & Zech, M.: Spatial and temporal 2H and 18O isotope variation of contemporary precipitation in the Bale Mountains, Ethiopia. Isotopes in Environmental and Health Studies 56(1), 1-14.
DOI: 10.1080/10256016.2020.1717487

Negash, A.; Nash, B.P. & Brown, F.H.: An initial survey of the composition of Ethiopian obsidian. Journal of African Earth Sciences 172(103977), 1-11.
DOI: 10.1016/j.jafrearsci.2020.103977


Lemma, B.; Grehl, C.; Zech, M.; Mekonnen, B.; Zech, W.; Nemomissa, S.; Bekele, T. & Glaser, B. : Phenolic Compounds as Unambiguous Chemical Markers for the Identification of Keystone Plant Species in the Bale Mountains, Ethiopia. Plants 8(7), 1-15.
DOI: 10.3390/plants8070228

Lemma, B.; Mekonnen, B.; Glaser, B.; Zech, W.; Nemomissa, S.; Bekele, T.; Bittner, L. & Zech, M.: Chemotaxonomic patterns of vegetation and soils along altitudinal transects of the Bale Mountains, Ethiopia, and implications for paleovegetation reconstructions – Part II: lignin-derived phenols and eaf-wax-derived n-alkanes. E&G Quaternary Science Journal 68, 189-200.
DOI: 10.5194/egqsj-68-189-2019

Ossendorf, G.; Groos, A.R.; Bromm, T.; Girma, M.T.; Glaser, B.; Lesur, J.; Schmidt, J.; Akçar, N.; Bekele, T.; Beldados, A.; Demissew, S.; Hadush Kahsay, T.; Nash, B.P.; Nauss, T.; Negash, A.; Nemomissa, S.; Veit, H.; Vogelsang, R.; Woldu, Z.; Zech, W.; Opgenoorth, L. & Miehe, G. (2019): Middle Stone Age foragers resided in high elevations of the glaciated Bale Mountains, Ethiopia. Science 365(6453), 583-587.
DOI: 10.1126/science.aaw8942

Ossendorf, G.; Girma, M.T.; Lesur, J.; Groos, A.R.; Bromm, T.; Glaser, B.; Negash, A.; Beldados, A. & Vogelsang, R.: Late Pleistocene hunter-gatherer occupation of high-altitude afro-alpine ecosystems in the Bale Mountains, South Ethiopia. Presented at INQUA, Dublin, Ireland.


Bittner, L.; Lemma, B.; Mekonnen, B.; Glaser, B.; Zech, M. & Zech, W.: First biomarker and stable isotope results from afro-alpine Lake Garba Guracha, Bale Mountains, Ethiopia - potential for paleovegetation and paleoclimate reconstructions. Geophysical Research Abstracts 20, 1-1.

Bittner, L.; Glaser, B.; Lemma, B.; Zech, M.; Zech, W. & Mekonnen, B.: Poster: First biomarker and stable isotope results from afro-alpine Lake Garba Guracha, Bale Mountains, Ethiopia - potential for paleovegetation and paleoclimate reconstructions. Presented at Bale, international.

Gil-Romera, G.: Long-term environmental drivers of the afromontane and afroalpine vegetation in the Bale Mountains of Ethiopia. Presented at IPS, international.

Gil-Romera, G.; Gelaw, M.F.; Renken, D.; Bittner, L.; Grady, D.; Lamb, H.; Lemma, B.; Zech, M. & Miehe, G. . Long-term fire regimes define Afroalpine and Afromontane vegetation in tropical mountains: the case of the Bale Mountains, Ethiopia. Presented at IPA-IAL Joint Meeting, Stockholm,Sweden.

Girma, M.T.; Ossendorf, G. & Vogelsang, R.: Late Pleistocene and Holocene Human Settlement and Adaptation in Tropical High-altitude Environments: A Contribution from the Bale Mountains, Southeast Ethiopian Highlands. Presented at SAfA conference, Toronto, Canada.

Groos, A.R.; Akçar, N.; Vockenhuber, C. & Veit, H.: Glacial chronology of the Bale Mountains in southern Ethiopia. Geophysical Research Abstracts 20, 1-1.

Hailu, B.T.; Gelaw, M.F. & Nauss, T. : Availability of global and national scale land cover products and their accuracy in mountainous areas of Ethiopia: a review. Journal of Applied Remote Sensing 12(4), 041502.
DOI: 10.1117/1.JRS.12.041502

Lamb, H.; Bates, C.R.; Bryant, C.L.; Davies, S.; Huws, D.G.; Marshall, M.H.; Roberts, H.M. & Toland, H. (2018): 150,000-year palaeoclimate record from northern Ethiopia supports early, multiple dispersals of modern humans from Africa. Scientific Reports 8(1077), 1-7.
DOI: 10.1038/s41598-018-19601-w

Lamb, H.; Bittner, L.; Davies, S.; Gelaw, M.F.; Gil-Romera, G.; Grady, D.; Lemma, B.; Miehe, G. & Zech, M. (14.07.2018). Garba Guracha revisited: testing the Mountain Exile Hypothesis. Presented at AFQUA, Nairobi,Kenya.

Mekonnen, B.; Glaser, B.; Zech, M.; Nemomissa, S.; Addis, A.; Bekele, T. & Zech, W.: Late Glacial and Holocene landscape evolution of the Sanetti Plateau, Bale Mountains (Ethiopia), as deduced from biogeochemical properties of lacustrine sediments. Presented at IPA-IAL Joint Meeting, Stockholm,Sweden.

Schmidt, J. & Faille, A. : Revision of Trechus Clairville, 1806 of the Bale Mountains and adjacent volcanos, Ethiopia (Coleoptera, Carabidae, Trechini). European Journal of Taxonomy 446, 1–82.
DOI: 10.5852/ejt.2018.446

Reber, D.; Gelaw, M.F.; Detsch, F.; Vogelsang, R.; Bekele, T.; Nauss, T. & Miehe, G.: High-Altitude Rock Shelters and Settlements in an African Alpine Ecosystem: The Bale Mountains National Park, Ethiopia. Human Ecology 46(4), 587–600.
DOI: 10.1007/s10745-018-9999-5

Roberts, H.M.; Bryant, C.L.; Huws, D.G. & Lamb, H.: Generating long chronologies for lacustrine sediments usingluminescence dating: a 250,000 year record from Lake Tana, Ethiopia. Quaternary Science Reviews 202, 66-77.
DOI: 10.1016/j.quascirev.2018.10.037

Viehberg, F.A.; Just, J.; Dean, J.R.; Wagner, B.; Franz, S.O.; Klasen, N.; Kleinen, T.; Ludwig, P.; Asrat, A.; Lamb, H.; Leng, M.J.; Rethemeyer, J.; Milodoswki, A.E.; Claussen, M. & Schäbitz, F.: Environmental change during MIS4 and MIS 3 opened corridors in the Horn of Africa for Homo sapiens expansion. Quaternary Science Reviews 202, 139-153.
DOI: 10.1016/j.quascirev.2018.09.008

Zech, M.; Tuthorn, M.; Hepp, J.; Zech, R.; Rozanski, K. & Glaser, B. : Compound-specific oxygen isotope (δ18O) analysis of sugar biomarkers in lacustrine sediments – rationale, first applications and perspectives for future research. Presented at IPA-IAL Joint Meeting, Stockholm,Sweden


Lesur, J.: Report on the preliminary study of faunal remains from Fincha Habira, Issue -. -, Addis Ababa.


Glaser, B.: Ice age in Ethiopia: refuge in the mountains?, Issue . Tom Leonhardt .

Ossendorf, G.; Girma, M.T. & Vogelsang, R.: The Mountain Exile Hypothesis: how humans benefited from and re-shaped African high altitude ecosystems during Quaternary climate changes. Presented at EAAPP, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.

Before 2016

Miehe, S. & Miehe, G. 1994: Ericaceous Forests and Heathlands in the Bale Mountains of Southern Ethiopia - Ecology and Man's Impact.: 1 1 (Traute Warnke Verlag, Reinbek, Hamburg, Germany).

Master thesis

Kurth, P.(2018): Distribution patterns and the impact of the Giant Mole Rat (Tachyoryctes macrocephalus)on vegetation composition and plant biomass at the Sanetti Plateau in the Bale Mountains in S-E ET Philipps Universität Marburg, master thesis

Renken, D.(2018): The regenerative capacity of vegetation in the fire-shaped Ericaceous belt of the Bale Mountains Philipps Universität Marburg, master thesis