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Prof. Dr. Gerald H. Haug

ETH Zürich
Geologisches Institut
CAB E 76
Universitätstrasse 6
8092 Zürich

gerald.haug@erdw.ethz.ch
Phone ++41 (0) 44 632 86 10


Research interests

Climate and Societies
Late Neogene climate change
Ocean and Lake Biogeochemistry

Education

2002
Habilitation, ETH Zürich, "Late Cenozoic Paleoceanography and Climate"

1995
Dr. rer. nat. , Universität Kiel, "Paleoceanography and sedimentation history in the northwest Pacific during the last 6 million years (ODP-Site 882)"

1992
Diplom in Geology, Universität Karlsruhe "The volcano-tectonic evolution of the northern Chyulu Hills, South Kenya"

Professional Experience

04/03-
Professor, University of Potsdam

01/03-
Section Head 'Climate Dyamics and Sediments', Geoforschungszentrum Potsdam(GFZ); Program theme speaker 'Climate Variability and the Human Habitat' for German Helmholtz Centers GFZ, FZJ, and UFZ

01/00-12/02
Adjunct Scientist, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution

01/00-12/02
Oberassistent, ETH Zürich

01/98-12/99
Research Assistant Professor, University of Southern California

02/97-01/98
Post-Doctoral Guest Investigator, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institute

10/96-02/97
Visiting Scientist, Department of Oceanography, University of British Columbia (UBC), Vancouver, Canada

12/95-12/97
Postdoctoral Research Associate, GEOMAR, Center for Marine Geosciences, Kiel, Germany

10/92-12/95
Ph.D. Student at the Geological Institute, University of Kiel, Germany

Awards

Albert Maucher Award for Earth Sciences (2001)
Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz-Preis (2007)

Selected Publications

Gergana Yancheva, Norbert R. Nowaczyk, Jens Mingram, Peter Dulski, Georg Schettler, Jörg F. W. Negendank, Jiaqi Liu, Daniel M. Sigman, Larry C. Peterson & Gerald H. Haug. Influence of the intertropical convergence zone on the East Asian monsoon. Nature, 445, 7123 2007. 74-77 p.

Jaccard, S.L., Haug, G.H., Sigman, D.M., Pedersen, T.F., Thierstein, H.R., Röhl. U. Glacial/interglacial changes in Subarctic North Pacific stratification. Science 308, 1003-1006 (2005)

Haug, G.H., Ganopolski, A., Sigman, D.M., Rosell-Mele, A., Swann, G.E.A., Tiedemann, R., Jaccard, S.L., Bollmann, J., Maslin, M.A., Leng, M.J., and Eglinton, G. North Pacific seasonality and the glaciation of North America 2.7 million years ago. Nature, doi:10.1038, 1-5 (2005). Billups, K. Snow maker for the ice ages, News and Views.

Sigman, D.M., Jaccard, S. & Haug, G.H. Polar ocean stratification in a cold climate. Nature 428, 59-63 (2004). Francois, R. Cool stratification. News and Views.

Stott, L.D., Cannariato, K., Thunell, R., Haug, G.H., Koutavas, A. & Lund, S. Century-Scale Modulation of the Tropical Oceans Salinity Gradient. Nature 431, 56-59 (2004).

Haug, G.H., Günther, D., Peterson, L.C., Sigman, D.M., Hughen, K.A. & Aeschlimann, B. Climate and the Collapse of Maya Civilzation. Science 299, 1731-1735 (2003).

Sigman, D.M. and Haug, G.H. The biological pump in the past. Elsevier Treatise on Geochemistry (bookchapter, published Dec. 2003).

Haug, G.H., Hughen, K.A., Peterson, L.C., Sigman, D.M. & Röhl, U. Southward migration of the Intertropical Convergence Zone through the Holocene. Science 293, 1304-1308 (2001).

Haug, G.H., Tiedemann, R., Zahn, R. & Ravelo, A.C. Role of Panama uplift on oceanic freshwater balance. Geology 29, 207-210 (2001).

Peterson, L.C., Haug G.H., Hughen, K.A. & Röhl, U. Rapid changes in marine and terrestrial climate in the tropical Atlantic during the last glacial. Science 290, 1947-1951 (2000).

Haug, G.H. , Sigman, D.M., Tiedemann, R., Pedersen, T.F. & Sarnthein, M. Onset of permanent stratification in the subarctic Pacific. Nature 401, 779-782 (1999).

Driscoll, N.W. & Haug, G.H. A short circuit in the ocean's thermohaline circulation: A cause for northern hemisphere glaciation? Science 282, 5388, 436-438 (1998).

Haug, G.H., Pedersen, T.F., Sigman, D.M., Calvert, S.E., Nielsen, B. & Peterson, L. Glacial/interglacial variations in production and nitrogen fixation in the Cariaco Basin during the last 580 ka. Paleoceanography 13, 5, 427-432 (1998).

Haug, G.H. & Tiedemann, R. Effect of the formation of the Isthmus of Panama on Atlantic Ocean thermohaline circulation. Nature 393, 673-676 (1998).

Projects

Biomarkers and their Stable Isotope Composition (δ13C, D/H) as Recorders of Ancient Ecosystems and Changes in the Hydrological Cycle
Cariaco Basin Climate Record
Abrupt Climate Change in Tropical and Subtropical Latitudes
North Pacific Paleoceanography
Oceanic gateways: The Central American Seaway
High resolution climatic variability through the last 180 ka, Tswaing Lake

 

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