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Trauth, M.H. (2021) Signal and Noise in Geosciences, MATLAB Recipes for Data Acquisition in Earth Sciences. Springer International Publishing, ~400 p., Supplementary Electronic Material, Hardcover (MRDAES) (Link)

Trauth, M.H. (2021) MATLAB Recipes for Earth Sciences – Fifth Edition. Springer International Publishing, ~500 p., Supplementary Electronic Material, Hardcover, ISBN: 978-3-030-38440-1. (Link)

Trauth, M.H., Sillmann, E. (2018) Collecting, Processing and Presenting Geoscientific Information, MATLAB® and Design Recipes for Earth Sciences – Second Edition. Springer Verlag, 274 p., Supplementary Electronic Material, Hardcover, ISBN: 978-3-662-56202-4. (Link)

Complete List of Reviewed Publications

Gebregiorgis, D., Deocampo, D.M., Foerster, V.E., Longstaffe, F.J., Schaebitz, F., Junginger, A., Markowska, M., Trauth, M.H., Asrat, A. (2021) Modern sedimentation and authigenic mineral formation in the Chew Bahir Basin, southern Ethiopia: implications for interpretation of Late Quaternary paleoclimate records. Frontiers in Earth Science.

Arnold, G.E., Foerster, V., Trauth, M.H., Lamb, H., Schaebitz, F., Asrat, A., Szczech, C., Günter, C. (2021) Advanced hyperspectral analysis of sediment core samples from the Chew Bahir Basin, Ethiopian Rift, in the spectral range from 0.25 to 17 µm: support for climate proxy interpretation. Frontiers in Earth Science.

Duesing, W., Berner, N., Deino, A.L., Foerster, V., Kraemer, H., Marwan, N., Trauth, M.H. (2021) Multiband wavelet age modeling (MUBAWA) for a ~293 m (~600 kyr) sediment core from Chew Bahir basin, southern Ethiopian Rift. Frontiers in Earth Science.

Trauth, M.H., Asrat, A., Cohen, A., Duesing, W., Foerster, V., Kaboth-Bahr, S., Kraemer, H.,  Lamb, H., Marwan, N., Maslin, M., Schaebitz, F. (2021) Recurring types of variability and transitions in the ~620 kyr record of climate change from the Chew Bahir basin, southern Ethiopia, Quaternary Science Reviews.

Fischer, Markus L, Monika Markowska, Felix Bachofer, Verena Foerster, Asfawossen Asrat, Christoph Zielhofer, Martin H Trauth, Annett Junginger (2020) Determining the pace and magnitude of lake level changes in southern Ethiopia over the last 20,000 years using Lake Balance Modelling and SEBAL. Frontiers in Earth Science, 8, 197–xxx.

Borchardt, S., Trauth, M.H. (2020) Erratum to "Remotely-sensed evapotranspiration estimates for an improved hydrological modeling of the early Holocene mega-lake Suguta, northern Kenya Rift". Palaeogeography, Palaeoclimatology, Palaeoecology, 109540.

Russell, J.M., et al. (2020) ICDP workshop on the Lake Tanganyika Scientific Drilling Project: a late Miocene–present record of climate, rifting, and ecosystem evolution from the world’s oldest tropical lake. Scientific Drilling, 27, 53-60,

Trauth, M.H., Asrat, A., Duesing, W., Foerster, V., Kraemer, K.H., Marwan, N., Maslin, M.A., Schaebitz, F. (2019) Classifying past climate change in the Chew Bahir basin, southern Ethiopia, using recurrence quantification analysis. Climate Dynamics, 53(5), 2557-2572.

Dulanya, Z., Trauth, M.H. (2019) Palaeoenvironmental Reconstruction of the Recent History of Lake Chiuta Wetland, South Malawi. Malawi Journal of Science and Technology, 11, 1–25.

Trauth, M.H., Foerster, V., Junginger, A., Asrat, A., Lamb, H., Schaebitz, F. (2018) Abrupt or Gradual? Change Point Analysis of the Late Pleistocene-Holocene Climate Record from Chew Bahir, Southern Ethiopia. Quaternary Research, 90, 321-330.

Foerster, V., Deocampo, D., Asrat, A., Günter, C., Junginger, A., Krämer, H., Stroncik, N., Trauth, M.H. (2018) Towards an understanding of climate proxy formation in the Chew Bahir basin, southern Ethiopian Rift. Palaeogeography, Palaeoclimatology, Palaeoecology, 501, 111-123.

Tronicke, J., Trauth, M.H. (2018) Classroom-sized geophysical experiments: magnetic surveying using modern smartphone devices. European Journal of Physics, 39, 035806.

Campisano, C J., Cohen, A.S., Arrowsmith, J.R., Asrat, A., Behrensmeyer, A.K. Brown, E.T., Deino, A.L. Deocampo,D.M., Feibel, C.S., Kingston, J.D., Lamb, H.F., Lowenstein, T.K., Noren, A., Olago, D.O., Owen, R.B.,Pelletier, J.D.,Potts, R., Reed, K.E., Renaut, R.W., Russell, J.M., Russell, J.L., Schäbitz, F., Stone, J.R., Trauth, M.H., Wynn, J.G. (2017) The Hominin Sites and Paleolakes Drilling Project: High-Resolution Paleoclimate Records from the East African Rift System and Their Implications for Understanding the Environmental Context of Hominin Evolution. PaleoAnthropology, 2017, 1-43.

Fer, I., Tietjen, B., Jeltsch, F., Trauth, M.H. (2017) Modelling vegetation change during late Cenozoic uplift of the East African plateaus. Palaeogeography, Palaeoclimatology, Palaeoecology, 467, 120-130.

Foerster, V., Vogelsang, R., Junginger, A., Asrat, A., Lamb, H.F., Schaebitz, F., Trauth, M.H. (2016) Reply to comment on "Environmental Change and Human Occupation of Southern Ethiopia and Northern Kenya during the last 20,000 years. Quaternary Science Reviews 129:333-340", Quaternary Science Reviews, 141, 130-133.

Cohen, A., Campisano, C., Arrowsmith, R., Asrat, A., Behrensmeyer, A.K., Deino, A., Feibel, C., Hill, A., Johnson, R., Kingson, J., Lamb, H., Lowenstein, T., Noren, A., Olago, D., Owen, R.B., Potts, R., Reed, K., Renaut, R., Schäbitz, F., Tiercelin, J.-J., Trauth, M.H., Wynn, J., Ivory, S., Brady, K., O’Grady, R., Rodysill, J., Githiri, J., Russell, J., Foerster, V., Dommain, R., Rucina, S., Deocampo, D., Russell, J., Billingsley, A., Beck, C., Dorenbeck, G., Dullo, L., Feary, D., Garello, D., Gromig, R., Johnson, T., Junginger, A., Karanja, M., Kimburi, E., Mbuthia, A., McCartney, T., McNulty, E., Muiruri, V., Nambiro, E., Negash, E.W., Njagi, D., Wilson, J.N., Rabideaux, N., Raub, T., Sier, M.J., Smith, P., Urban, J., Warren, M., Yadeta, M., Yost, C., Zinaye, B. 2016 The Hominin Sites and Paleolakes Drilling Project: Inferring the Environmental Context of Human Evolution from Eastern African Rift Lake Deposits. Scientific Drilling, 21, 1-16 doi:10.5194/sd-21-1-2016

Foerster, V., Vogelsang, R., Junginger, A., Asrat, A., Lamb, H.F., Schaebitz, F., Trauth, M.H. (2015) Environmental Change and Human Occupation of Southern Ethiopia and Northern Kenya during the last 20,000 years. Quaternary Science Reviews, 129, 333-340.

Trauth, M.H., Bergner, A.G.N., Foerster, V., Junginger, A., Maslin, M.A., Schaebitz, F. (2015) Episodes of Environmental Stability and Instability in Late Cenozoic Lake Records of Eastern Africa. Journal of Human Evolution, 87, 21-31.

Ebert, T., Trauth, M.H. (2015) Semi-automated detection of annual laminae (varves) in lake sediments using a fuzzy logic algorithm. Palaeogeography, Palaeoclimatology, Palaeoecology, 435, 272-282.

Maslin, M.A., Shultz, S., Trauth, M.H. (2015) A synthesis of the theories and concepts of early human evolution. Philosophical Transactions B, 370, 20140064.

Dulanya, Z., Croudace, I., Reed, J.M., Trauth, M.H. (2014) Palaeolimnological reconstruction of recent environmental change in Lake Malombe (S. Malawi) using multiple proxies. Water SA, 40, 717-727.

Maslin, M.A., Brierley, C.M., Milner, A.M., Shultz, S., Trauth, M.H., Wilson, K.E. (2014) East African climate pulses and early human evolution, commissioned review paper. Quaternary Science Reviews, 101, 1-17.

Trauth, M.H. (2014) A new probabilistic technique to build an age model for complex stratigraphic sequences. Quaternary Geochronology, 22, 65-71.

Junginger, A., Roller, S., Trauth, M.H. (2014) The effect of solar irradiation changes on water levels in the paleo-Lake Suguta, Northern Kenya Rift, during the late Pleistocene African Humid Period (15 - 5 ka BP). Palaeogeography, Palaeoclimatology, Palaeoecology, 396, 1-16.

Junginger, A., Trauth, M.H. (2013) Hydrological constraints of paleo-Lake Suguta in the Northern Kenya Rift during the African Humid Period (15 - 5 ka BP). Global and Planetary Change, 111, 174–188.

Trauth, M.H. (2013) TURBO2: A MATLAB simulation to study the effects of bioturbation on paleoceanographic time series. Computers and Geosciences, 61, 1-10.

Walter, M.J., Trauth, M.H. (2013) A MATLAB based orientation analysis of Acheulean handaxe accumulations in Olorgesailie and Kariandusi, Kenya Rift. Journal of Human Evolution, 64, 569-581.

Dulanya, Z., Reed, J., Trauth, M.H. (2013) Mapping of shoreline shifts of lakes Malombe and Chiuta - implications of recent climatic and environmental changes. Catena, 104, 111-119.

Borchardt, S., Trauth, M.H. (2012) Remotely-sensed evapotranspiration estimates for an improved hydrological modeling of the early Holocene mega-lake Suguta, northern Kenya Rift. Palaeogeography, Palaeoclimatology, Palaeoecology, 361-362, 14-20.

Förster, V., Junginger, A., Langkamp, O., Gebru, T., Asrat, A., Umer, M., Lamb, H., Wennrich, V., Rethemeyer, J., Nowaczyk, N., Trauth, M.H., SchäbitzF. (2012) Climatic change recorded in the sediments of the Chew Bahir basin, southern Ethiopia, during the last 45,000 years, Quaternary International, 274, 25-37.

Stoof-Liechsenring, K., Epp, L.E., Trauth, M.H., Tiedemann, R. (2012) Hidden diversity in diatoms of Kenyan Lake Naivasha: a genetic approach detects temporal variation. Molecular Ecology, 21, 1918–1930.

Maslin, M.A., Pancost, R.D., Wilson, K.E., Lewis, J., Trauth, M.H. (2012) Three and half million year history of moisture availability of South West Africa: evidence from ODP Site 1085 biomarker records. Palaeogeography Palaeoclimatology Palaeoecology, 317-318, 41-47.

Donges, J.F., Donner, R.V., Trauth, M.H., Schellnhuber, H.J., Marwan, N., Kurths, J. (2011) Nonlinear detection of paleoclimate-variability transitions possibly related to human evolution. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America, 108, 20423-20427.

Donges, J.F., Donner, R.V., Rehfeld, K., Marwan, N., Trauth, M.H., Kurths, J. (2011) Identification of dynamical transitions in marine palaeoclimate records by recurrence network analysis. Nonlinear Processes in Geophysics, 18, 545-562.

Wichura, H., Bousquet, R., Oberhänsli, R., Strecker, M.R., Trauth, M.H. (2011) The Mid-Miocene East African Plateau: a pre-rift topographic model inferred from the emplacement of the phonolitic Yatta lava flow, Kenya, Geological Society of London Special Publications, 357, 285-300 .

Epp, L., Stoof-Leichsenring, K.R., Trauth, M.H., Tiedemann, R (2011) Molecular profiling of diatom assemblages in tropical lake sediments using taxon-specific PCR and Denaturing High Performance Liquid Chromatography (PCR-DHPLC). Molecular Ecology, 11, 842-853.

Stoof-Liechsenring, K., Junginger, A., Olaka, L.A., Tiedemann, R., Trauth, M.H. (2011) Environmental variability in Lake Naivasha, Kenya, over the last two centuries. Journal of Paleolimnology, 45, 353-367.

Olaka, L.A., Odada, E.O., Trauth, M.H., Olago, D.O. (2010) The sensitivity of East African rift lakes to climate fluctuations. Journal of Paleolimnology, 44, 629–644.

Trauth, M.H., Maslin, M.A., Deino, A., Junginger, A., Lesoloyia, M., Odada, E., Olago, D.O., Olaka, L., Strecker, M.R., Tiedemann, R. (2010) Human Evolution in a Variable Environment: The Amplifier Lakes of East Africa. Quaternary Science Reviews, 29. 2981-2988.

Wichura, H., Bousquet, R., Oberhänsli, R., Strecker, M.R., Trauth, M.H. (2010) Evidence for Mid-Miocene uplift of the East African Plateau. Geology, 38, 543-546.

Epp, L., Stoof, K.R., Trauth, M.H., Tiedemann, R (2010) Historical genetics on sediment core from Kenyan lake sediments: Intraspecific genotype turnover in a tropical rotifer is related to past environmental changes. Journal of Paleolimnology, 43, 939-954.

Bergner, A.G.N., Strecker, M.R., Trauth, M.H., Deino, A., Gasse, F., Blisniuk, P., Dühnforth, M. (2009) Tectonic versus climate influences on the evolution of the lakes in the Central Kenya Rift. Quaternary Science Reviews, 28, 2804-2816.

Trauth, M.H., Maslin, M.A. (2009) Comments on "Diatomaceous sediments and environmental change in the Pleistocene Olorgesailie Formation, southern Kenya Rift" by R. Bernhart Owen, Richard Potts, Anna K. Behrensmeyer and Peter Ditchfield. Palaeogeography, Palaeoclimatology, Palaeoecology, 282, 145-146.

Maslin, M.A., M.H. Trauth (2009) Plio-Pleistocene East African Pulsed Climate Variability and its influence on early human evolution, in "The First Humans - Origins of the Genus Homo" (editors F. E. Grine, R. E. Leakey and J. G. Fleagle), Springer Verlag, Vertebrate Paleobiology and Paleoanthropology Series, 151-158.

Trauth, M.H., Larrasoaña, J.C., Mudelsee, M. (2009) Trends, rhythms and events in Plio-Pleistocene African climate. Quaternary Science Reviews, 28, 399-411.

Garcin, Y., Junginger, A., Melnick, D., Olago, D.O., Strecker, M.R., Trauth, M.H. (2009) Late Pleistocene-Holocene rise and collapse of the Lake Suguta, northern Kenya Rift. Quaternary Science Reviews, 28, 911-925.

Trauth, M.H., Maslin, M.A., Deino, A., Strecker, M.R., Bergner, A.G.N., Dühnforth, M. (2007) High- and low-latitude forcing of Plio-Pleistocene African climate and human evolution. Journal of Human Evolution, 53, 475-486.

Strecker, M.R., Alonso, R.N, Bookhagen, B., Carrapa, B., Hilley, G.E., Sobel, E.R., Trauth, M.H. (2007) Tectonics and Climate of the Southern Central Andes, Ann. Rev. Earth Planet. Sci., 35, 747-787.

Dühnforth, M., Bergner, A.G.N., Trauth, M.H. (2006) The hydrological budget of the Nakuru-Elmenteita basin, Central Kenya Rift, during the Early Holocene wet period. Journal of Paleolimnology, 36, 281-294.

Alonso, R.N., Bookhagen, B., Carrapa, B., Coutand, I., Haschke, M., Hilley, G.E., Schoenbohm, L., Sobel, E.R., Strecker, M.R., Trauth, M.H., Villanueva, A. (2006) Tectonics, Climate, and Landscape Evolution of the Southern Central Andes: the Argentine Puna Plateau and Adjacent Regions between 22 and 30°S. In: Oncken et al. (Eds.) The Andes - Active Subduction Orogeny, Frontiers in Earth Sciences, Springer, Heidelberg, 265-283.

Trauth, M.H., Maslin, M.A., Deino, A., Strecker, M.R. (2005) Late Cenozoic Moisture History of East Africa. Science, 309, 2051-2053.

Bergner, A.G.N., Trauth, M.H. (2004) Comparison of the hydrologic and hydrochemical evolution of Lake Naivasha (Kenya) during three highstands between 175 and 60 kyr BP. Palaeogeography Palaeoclimatology Palaeoecology, 215 (1-2), 17-36.

Marwan, N., Trauth, M.H., Vuille, M., Kurths, J. (2003) Nonlinear time-series analysis on present-day and Pleistocene precipitation data from the NW Argentine Andes- Climate Dynamics, 21, 317-326.

Trauth, M.H., Bookhagen, B., Marwan, N., Strecker, M.R. (2003) Multiple landslide clusters record Quaternary climate changes in the NW Argentine Andes. Palaeogeography Palaeoclimatology Palaeoecology, 194, 109-121.

Trauth, M.H., Deino, A., Bergner, A.G.N., Strecker, M.R. (2003) East African climate change and orbital forcing during the last 175 kyr BP. Earth and Planetary Science Letters, 206, 297-313.

Trauth, M.H., Bookhagen, B., Mueller, A., Strecker, M.R. (2003) Erosion and climate change in the Santa Maria Basin, NW Argentina during the last 40,000 yrs. Journal of Sedimentary Research, 73 (1), 82-90.

Bergner, A.G.N., Trauth, M.H., Bookhagen, B. (2003) Paleoprecipitation estimates for the Lake Naivasha basin (Kenya) during the last 175 k.y. using a lake-balance model. Global and Planetary Change, 36/1-2, 117-135.

Trauth, M.H., Deino, A., Strecker, M.R. (2001) Response of the East African climate to orbital forcing during the Last Interglacial (130-117 kyr BP) and the early Last Glacial (117-60 kyr BP). Geology, 29 (6), 499-502.

Weinelt, M., Kuhnt, W., Sarnthein, M., Altenbach, A. V., Costello, O., Erlenkeuser, H., Mathiessen, J., Pflaumann, U., Simstich, J., Struck, U., Thies, A., Trauth, M.H., Vogelsang, E. (2001) Paleoceanographic proxies in the Northern North Atlantic. In: P. Schäfer, W. Ritzau, M. Schlüter, and J. Thiede (eds.) The northern North Atlantic: A changing environment, Springer Verlag, 319-352.

Bookhagen, B., Haselton, K.R., Trauth, M.H. (2001) Hydrological modelling of a Pleistocene landslide-dammed lake in the Santa Maria Basin, NW Argentina. Palaeogeography Palaeoclimatology Palaeoecology, 169, 113-127.

Trauth, M.H., Alonso, R.A., Haselton, K.R., Hermanns, R.L., Strecker, M.R. (2000) Climate change and mass movements in the northwest Argentine Andes. Earth and Planetary Science Letters, 179/2, 243-256.

Hermanns, R, Trauth, M.H., Michael McWilliams, Strecker, M.R. (2000) Tephrochronologic constraints on temporal distribution of large landslides in NW-Argentina. Journal of Geology, 108, 35-52.

Altenbach, A.V., Pflaumann, U., Schiebel, R., Thies, A., Timm, M. and Trauth M. (1999) Scaling percentages of benthic foraminifera with flux rates of organic carbon. Journal of Foraminiferal Research, vol. 29(3) 173-185.

Trauth, M.H., Strecker, M.R., (1999), Formation of landslide-dammed lakes during a wet period between 40,000 - 25,000 yr B.P. in northwestern Argentina. Palaeogeography Palaeoclimatology Palaeoecology, 153/1-4, 277-287.

Trauth, M.H. (1998) Noise removal from duplicate paleoceanographic time-series: The use of adaptive filtering techniques. Mathematical Geology, 30(5), 557-574.

Trauth, M.H. (1998) TURBO: a dynamic-probabilistic simulation to study the effects of bioturbation on paleoceanographic time series. Computers and Geosciences, 24(5), 433-441.

Trauth, M.H., Sarnthein, M., Arnold, M. (1997) Bioturbational mixing depth and carbon flux at the seafloor. Paleoceanography, 12, 517-526.

Trauth, M.H., Strecker, M.R. (1996) Late Pleistocene Lake-Level Fluctuations in the Naivasha Basin, Kenya. In: Johnson, T.C., Odada, E. (ed.) The Limnology, Climatology and Paleoclimatology of the East African Lakes, The International Decade for the East African Lakes (IDEAL), 549-557.