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2021

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.
https://www.routledge.com/Quaternary-Vegetation-Dynamics-The-African-Pollen-Data-Base/Gosling-Lezine-Scott/p/book/9780367755089#sup

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.
https://www.frontiersin.org/article/10.3389/feart.2020.611700

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.
https://doi.org/10.1073/pnas.2018277118

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.
https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/23802359.2021.1944388

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).
https://doi.org/10.1038/s43247-021-00195-7

2020

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

2019

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.
https://doi.org/10.1098/rsbl.2019.0357

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.

2018

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.(20918): 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

Zech, M.; Tuthorn, M.; Hepp, J.; Zech, R.; Rozanski, K. & Glaser, B. (2018): 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

2017

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

2016

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

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

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

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

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

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