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Asefa, A., Reuber V., Miehe G., Wraase, L., Wube, T., Schabo, D., Farwig, N.: Human activities modulate reciprocal effects of a subterranean ecological engineer rodent, Tachyoryctes macrocephalus, on Afroalpine vegetation cover. Ecology and Evolution (submitted)

Bhandari N, Bald L, Wraase L, Zeuss D.:Sentinel-2, Analysis Ready Data for Bale Mountains, Arusha, and Kilimanjaro National Parks.nature scientific data (submitted)

Mekonnen, B., Glaser, B., Zech, M., Bromm, T., Nemmomisa, S., Bekele, T., Zech, W.: Factors determining the distribution of Erica on the Sanetti Plateau, Bale Mountains National Park, Ethiopia. Alpine Botany, in press (submission ID: ALBO-D-22-00052)

Muhammed MA, Hailu BT, Miehe G, Wraase L, Nauss T, Zeuss D.: High-resolution digital elevation models and orthomosaics generated from historical aerial photographs (since the 1960s) of the Bale Mountains in Ethiopia. Earth Syst. Sci. Data (submitted)

Ossendorf, G.; Tekelemariam, M.G.; Lesur, J.; Vogelsang, R.:Fincha Habera, Ethiopia.In: Beyin, A.; Wright, D.K.; Wilkins, J. & Olszewski, D.I. (eds.), Handbook of Pleistocene Archaeology of Africa: Hominin behavior, geography and chronology. Springer Nature, Cham.

Reuber, V. M., Rey-Iglesia, A., Westbury, M. V., Asefa, A., Farwig, N., Miehe, G., Opgenoorth, L.., Šumbera, R., Wraase, L., Wube, T., Lorenzen, E. D., Schabo, D. G.: Topographic barriers drive the pronounced subdivision of a range-limited fossorial rodent (Submitted)

Yeshitla, M., Lorenz, W. Opgenoorth, L., Woldehawariat, Y. & Schmidt, J. (2023): Ground and tiger beetles (Coleoptera: Carabidae, Cicindelidae) of the Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia: a provisional faunistic checklist based on literature data. Zootaxa 5247 (1): 1–345.


Asefa, A., Reuber V., Miehe G., Wondafrash M., Wraase, L., Wube, T., Farwig, N., Schabo, D.: The activity of a subterranean small mammal alters Afroalpine vegetation patterns and is positively affected by livestock grazing. Basic and applied ecology, 65, 67-76

Bittner, L., De Jonge, C., Gil-Romera, G., Lamb, H., Russel, J. and Zech, M.: A Holocene temperature (brGDGT) record from Garba Guracha, a high-altitude lake in Ethiopia.Biogeosciences 19, 5357-5374

Foerster, V.; Asrat, A.; Bronk Ramsey, C.; Brown, E.T.; Chapot, M.S.; Deino, A.; Duesing, W.; Grove, M.; Hahn, A.; Junginger, A.; Kaboth-Bahr, S.; Lane, C.S.; Opitz, S.; Noren, A.; Roberts, H.M.; Stockhecke, M.; Tiedemann, R.; Vidal, C.M.; Vogelsang, R.; Cohen, A.S.; Lamb, H.F.; Schaebitz, F.; Trauth, M.H.: Pleistocene climate variability in eastern Africa influenced hominin evolution.Nature Geoscience 15, 805–811.

Groos, R. A.;Niederhauser J.; Lemma B.; Fekadu,, M.; Zech, W., Hänsel, F.;Wraase, L.; Akçar, N. & Veit, H.: An hourly ground temperature dataset for 16 high-elevation sites (3493–4377 m a.s.l.) in the Bale Mountains, Ethiopia (2017–2020) (2022), Earth Syst. Sci. Data, 14, 1043–1062.

Hensel, E.A.; Kehl, M.; Wöstehoff, L.; Neumann, K.; Vogelsang, R.; Bubenzer, O.: A Multi-Method Approach for Deciphering Rockshelter Microstratigraphies—The Role of the Sodicho Rockshelter (SW Ethiopia) as a Geoarchaeological Archive. Geosciences 12(2), 92.

Wraase, L., Reuber, V.M., Kurth, P., Fekadu, M., Demissew, S., Miehe, G., Opgenoorth, L., Selig, U., Woldu, Z., Zeuss, D., Schabo, D.G., Farwig, N. and Nauss, T.: Remote sensing-supported mapping of the activity of a subterranean landscape engineer across an afro-alpine ecosystem. Remote Sens Ecol Conservation, 1-15.

Mekonnen, B.; Glaser, B.; Zech, R., Zech, M., Schlütz, F.; Bussert, R., Addis, A.; Gil-Romera, G.; Nemomissa, S.; Bekele, T.; Bittner, L.; Solomon, D.; Manhart, A. & Zech, W. Climate, vegetation and fire history during the past 18,000 years, recorded in high altitude lacustrine sediments on the Sanetti Plateau, Bale Mountains (Ethiopia). Prog Earth Planet Sci 9, 14 (2022).


Bittner, L.; Gil-Romera, G.; Grady, Dai; Lamb,H. F.; Lorenz, E.; Weiner, M. et al. (2021): The Holocene lake-evaporation history of the afro-alpine Lake Garba Guracha in the Bale Mountains, Ethiopia, based on δ18O records of sugar biomarker and diatoms. In: Quaternary Research, S. 1–14.
DOI: 10.1017/qua.2021.26

Gil-Romera, G., Fekadu, M., Grady, D.A., Bittner, L., Zech, M., Opgenoorth, L., Miehe, G., Lamb, H.F., (2021). The new Garba Guracha palynological sequence: Revision and data expansion, in: Gosling, W.D., Lezine, A.M., Scott, L. (Eds.), Quaternary Vegetation Dynamics: The African Pollen Data Base, Palaeoecology of Africa, An International Yearbook of Landscape Evolution and Palaeoenvironments. South Africa.

Groos, A. R., Akçar, N., Yesilyurt, S., Miehe, G., Vockenhuber, C., and Veit, H. (2021): 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. (2021): 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

Hensel, E. A., Vogelsang, R., Noack, T., Bubenzer, O. (2021). Stratigraphy and Chronology of Sodicho Rockshelter – A New Sedimentological Record of Past Environmental Changes and Human Settlement Phases in Southwestern Ethiopia. Frontiers in Earth Science 8, 640.

Kaboth-Bahr, S., Gosling, W.D., Vogelsang, R., Bahr, A., Scerri, E.M.L., Asrat, A., Cohen, A.S., Walter Düsing, W., Foerster, V., Lamb, H.F., Maslin, M.A., Roberts, H.M., Schäbitz, F. & M.H. Trauth (2021) Paleo-ENSO influence on African environments and early modern humans. PNAS 118/23, e2018277118.

Lemma, B., Bittner, L., Glaser, B., Kebede, S., Nemomissa, S., Zech, W., Zech, M. (2021): 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

Ossendorf G., Tekelemariam, M. G., Lesur, J., Vogelsang, R. (accepted). Fincha Habera, Ethiopia. In Beyin, A., Wright, D., Wilkins, J., Boutouggar, A, Olszewski, D (Eds.), Handbook of Pleistocene Archaeology of Africa: Hominin behavior, geography and chronology. Cham: Springer International Publishing.

Reuber, V. M., Rey-Iglesia, A., Westbury, M. V., Cabrera, A. A., Farwig, N., Skovrind, M., Radim Šumbera, Tilaye Wube, Lars Opgenoorth, Dana G. Schabo & Lorenzen, E. D.(2021). Complete mitochondrial genome of the giant root-rat (Tachyoryctes macrocephalus). Mitochondrial DNA Part B, 6(8), 2191-2193.

Schaebitz, F., Asrat, A., Lamb, H.F. et al. Hydroclimate changes in eastern Africa over the past 200,000 years may have influenced early human dispersal. Commun Earth Environ 2, 123 (2021).


Bittner, L., Bliedtner, M., Grady, D., Gil-Romera, G., Martin-Jones, C., Lemma, B., Mekonnen, B., Lamb, H., Yang, H., Glaser, B., Szidat, S., Salazar, G., Rose, N.L., Opgenoorth, L., Miehe, G., Zech, W. and Zech, M.: Revisiting afro-alpine Lake Garba Guracha in the Bale Mountains of Ethiopia: rationale, chronology, geochemistry, and paleoenvironmental implications

Hensel, E.A., Bödecker, O.; Bubenzer, O.; Vogelsang, R.: Combining geomorphological–hydrological analyses and the location of settlement and raw material sites – a case study on understanding prehistoric human settlement activity in the southwestern Ethiopian Highlands.E&G Quaternary Science Journal 68, 201–213.

Lemma, B.; Seifu Kebede, G.; Nemomissa, S.; Otte, I.; Glaser, B. & Zech, M.(2020) : 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. (2021): 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. (2019): 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. (2019): 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

Gil-Romera G, Adolf C, Benito B, Johansson M, Bittner L, Fekadu M, Glaser B, Mekonnen B, Grady D, Lamb H, Lemma B, Rensen D, Zech M, Zech W, Miehe G (2019) Long-term fire resilience of the Ericaceous Belt, Bale Mountains, Ethiopia. Biology Letters 15.

Mekonnen, B., Zech, W., Glaser, B., Lemma, B., Bromm, T., Nemomissa, S., Bekele, T. and Zech M.:Chemotaxonomic patterns of vegetation and soils along altitudinal transects of the Bale Mountains, Ethiopia, and implication for paleovegetation reconstructions – Part 1: stable isotopes and sugar biomarkers.E&G Quaternary Science Journal 68, 177-188.

Ossendorf, G.; Girma, M.T.; Lesur, J.; Groos, A.R.; Bromm, T.; Glaser, B.; Negash, A.; Beldados, A. & Vogelsang, R. (2019): 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. (2018): 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. (2018): 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. (2018): 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. (2018) . 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. (2018): 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. (2018): Glacial chronology of the Bale Mountains in southern Ethiopia. Geophysical Research Abstracts 20, 1-1.

Hailu, B.T.; Gelaw, M.F. & Nauss, T. (2018): 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. (2018): 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. (2018): 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.(2018): 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. (2018): 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

Vogelsang, R.; Bubenzer, O.; Kehl, M.; Meyer, S.; Richter, J.; Zinaye, B.: When Hominins Conquered Highlands—an Acheulean Site at 3000 m a.s.l. on Mount Dendi/Ethiopia. Journal of Paleolithic Archaeology 1, 302–313.

Vogelsang, R.; Wendt, K.P.: Reconstructing prehistoric settlement models and land use patterns on Mt. Damota/SW Ethiopia. Quaternary International 485, 140-149.

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.(2017): Report on the preliminary study of faunal remains from Fincha Habira, Issue -. -, Addis Ababa.


Glaser, B. (2016): Ice age in Ethiopia: refuge in the mountains?, Issue . Tom Leonhardt .

Ossendorf, G.; Girma, M.T. & Vogelsang, R. (2016): 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).

PhD thesis

Groos, A. (2021) Glacial and periglacial history of the Bale mountains, southern Ethiopian highlands. Universität Bern

Lemma, B. (2021) Potential and limitations of biomarkers and stable isotopes for chemotaxonomy and (paleo-) climate research in the Bale Mountains, Ethiopia. Universität Halle

Tekelemariam; M. G. (2021) Late Pleistocene and Holocene Human Settlement and Adaptation in Tropical High-Altitude Environments: A Contribution from the Bale Mountains, Southeastern Ethiopian Highlands. Universität Köln

Master thesis

Ashagre, T. F. (2022): Molecular phylogentics of Erica in Ethiopia. Addis Ababa University

Mulatu, L. M., (2022): Molecular phylogentics of Helicrysum gofense in Ethiopia. Addis Ababa University 

Solomon, H.L. (2022): Molecular phylogentics of Euryops in Ethiopia.Addis Ababa University 

Alemayehu, B. G. (2022): Species distribution modelling of plant species in the Bale Mountains in Ethiopia. Addis Ababa University 

Kefyalew Tariku, Z. (2021): Analysis of faunal collections from Simbero rock shelter in the Bale Mountains National Park Universität Köln

Sämann, R. (2020 ) Soil classification and fertility of Erica trimera sites in the upper Bale Mountains, Ethiopia. Universität Bayreuth

Kahsay, T. H. (2019): Sedimentological and geochemical analysis of sediments in the excavated rock shelter at Fincha Habera section, Bale Mountains, Southeastern Ethiopia: implications on provenance (source) and depositional history

Niederhauser, J. (2019) Soil temperatures in the Bale Mountains - The dynamics of soils in an Afroalpine ecosystem.

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

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

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