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  • P. Strobel, M. Bliedtner, A.S. Carr, J. Struck, N. du Plessis, B. Glaser, M.E. Meadows, L.J. Quick, M. Zech, R. Zech, T. Haberzettl,
    Reconstructing Late Quaternary precipitation and its source on the southern Cape coast of South Africa: A multi-proxy paleoenvironmental record from Vankervelsvlei, Quaternary Science Reviews,Volume 284, 2022, 107467,   
  • Groos AR, Niederhauser J, Lemma B, Fekadu M, Zech W, Hänsel  F, ... & Veit H (2022). An  hourly ground temperature dataset for  16 high-elevation sites (3493–4377 m asl) in the Bale Mountains,  Ethiopia (2017–2020). Earth System Science Data, 14(3), 1043-1062.   


  • Lerch, M., Bromm, T., Geitner, C., Haas, J. N., Schäfer, D., Glaser, B.,  and Zech, M.: Human and livestock faecal biomarkers at the  prehistorical encampment site of Ullafelsen in the Fotsch Valley, Stubai  Alps, Austria – potential and limitations, Biogeosciences Discuss.  [preprint],,    in review, 2021.
  • Zech, M., Lerch, M., Bliedtner, M., Bromm, T., Seemann, F., Szidat, S.,  Salazar, G., Zech, R., Glaser, B., Haas, J. N., Schäfer, D., and  Geitner, C.: Revisiting the subalpine Mesolithic site Ullafelsen in the  Fotsch Valley, Stubai Alps, Austria – new insights into pedogenesis and  landscape evolution from leaf-wax-derived n-alkanes, black carbon and radiocarbon dating, E&G Quaternary Sci. J., 70, 171–186,,    2021
  • Bittner, L., Gil-Romera, G., Grady, D., Lamb, H., Lorenz, E., Weiner,  M., Glaser, B., Bromm, T., Zech, M. (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. Quaternary Research, 1-14. doi:10.1017/qua.2021.26   
  • Georg Miehe, Shabeh ul Hasson, Bruno Glaser, Steffen Mischke, Jürgen Böhner, Willem O. van der Knaap, Jacqueline F.N. van Leeuwen, La Duo, Sabine Miehe, Torsten Haberzettl,Föhn, fire and grazing in Southern Tibet? A 20,000-year multi-proxy record in an alpine ecotonal ecosystem,Quaternary Science Reviews,3791,   
  • Struck J, Bliedtner M, Strobel P, Bittner L, Bazarradnaa E, Andreeva D, Zech W, Glaser B, Zech M and Zech R (2021) Corrigendum: Leaf Waxes and Hemicelluloses in Topsoils Reflect the δ2H and δ18O Isotopic Composition of Precipitation in Mongolia. Front. Earth Sci. 8:619100.   


  • Glaser B, Spohn M, Widdig M, Mikutta M (2020) Goethite-associated phosphorus is not available to beech (Fagus sylvatica L.), Frontiers in Forests and Global Change
  • Majaule U, Dikinya O, Moseki B, Glaser B (2020) Effects of biochar and sewage sludge on spinach (Spinacia oleracea L.) yield and soil NO3- content in texturally different soils in Glen Valley, Botswana. African Journal of Biotechnology,   
  • Lal R, Brevik EC, Dawson L, Field  D, Glaser B, Hartemink AE, Hatano R, Lascelles B, Monger C, Scholten T, Singh BR, Spiegel H, Terribile F, Basile A, Zhang Y, Horn R, Kosaki T, Reyes Sánchez LB (2020) Managing Soils for Recovering from the COVID-19 Pandemic. Soil Systems 4(3),   
  • Hepp J, Schäfer IK, Lanny V, Franke J, Bliedtner M, Rozanski K, Glaser B, Zech M, Eglinton TI and Zech R (2020) Evaluation of bacterial glycerol dialkyl glycerol tetraether and 2H-18O biomarker proxies along a Central European topsoil transect, Biogeosciences Discuss.,   accepted
  • Di Rauso Simeone G,  Müller M, Felgentreu C, Glaser B (2020) Soil microbial biomass and community composition as affected by cover crop diversity in a short‐term field experiment on a podzolized Stagnosol‐Cambisol. J. Plant Nutr. Soil Sci. 2020, 183, 539–549 DOI: 10.1002/jpln.201900526   


  • Ossendorf G, Groos AR, Bromm T, Tekelemariam MG, Glaser B, Lesur J, Schmidt J, Akçar N, Bekele T, Beldados A, Demissew S, Kahsay TH, Nash BP, Nauss T, Negash A, Nemomissa S, Veit H, Vogelsang R, WolduZ, Zech W, Opgenoorth L, Miehe G (2019) Middle Stone Age foragers resided in high elevations of the glaciated Bale Mountains, Ethiopia. Science 365(6453), pp. 583-587 DOI: 10.1126/science.aaw8942   
  • Hepp J, Wüthrich L, Bromm T, Bliedtner M, Schäfer IK, Glaser B, Rozanski K, Sirocko F, Zech R, and Zech M (2019) How dry was the Younger Dryas? Evidence from a coupled δ2Hδ18O biomarker paleohygrometer, applied to the Lake Gemündener Maar sediments, Western Eifel, Germany. Climate of the Past Discussions, doi: 10.5194/cp-2018-114.   
  • Greenberg I, Kaiser M, Polifka S, Wiedner K, Glaser B and Ludwig B (2019) The effect of biochar with biogas digestate or mineral fertilizer on fertility, aggregation and organic carbon content of a sandy soil: Results of a temperate field experiment . Journal of Plant Nutrition and Soil Science doi:10.1002/jpln.201800496   
  • de Jesus Duarte S, Glaser B, Paiva de Lima R, Pelegrino Cerri CE  (2019) Chemical, Physical, and Hydraulic Properties as Affected by One Year of Miscanthus Biochar Interaction with Sandy and Loamy Tropical Soils. Soil Syst. 2019, 3(2), 24;   
  • Dippold MA, Gunina A, Apostel C, Boesel S, Glaser B and Kuzyakov Y (2019) Metabolic tracing unravels pathways of fungal and bacterial amino sugar formation in soil. Eur J Soil Sci, 70: 421-430. doi:10.1111/ejss.12736   


  • Di Rauso Simeone G, Benesch M and Glaser B (2018) Degradation products of polycondensed aromatic moieties (black carbon or pyrogenic carbon) in soil: Methodological improvements and comparison to contemporary black carbon concentrations. J. Plant Nutr. Soil Sci. doi:10.1002/jpln.201800079   
  • Grehl C, Kuhlmann M, Becker C, Glaser B, Grosse I (2018) How to Design a Whole-Genome Bisulfite Sequencing Experiment. Epigenomes 2018, 2(4), 21.
  • Lerch M, Bliedtner M, Roettig C-B, Schmidt J-U, Szidat S, Salazar G, Zech R, Glaser B, Kleber A, and Zech M (2018) Lipid biomarkers in aeolian sediments under desert pavements – potential and first results from the Black Rock Desert, Utah, USA, and Fuerteventura, Canary Islands, Spain. E&G Quaternary Sci. J., 66, 103-108,, 2018.