Jun. Prof. Dr. Annett Junginger

Head of the Micropaleontology research group


Member of the Senckenberg Center for Human Evolution and Paleoenvironment 
(HEP Tuebingen)

 

Contact details

Room S545

Hölderlinstr. 12
72074 Tübingen
Germany

 

Office phone +49 7071 29 7 5689
Mobile phone +49 173 58 66 281

annett.junginger[at]uni-tuebingen.de

 

 

Curriculum Vitae

Since 2014University of Tübingen / Department for Geosciences, Jun.-Professor (Assistent Professor) for Micropalaeontology
2012-2014University of Potsdam / Department for Earth and Environmental Sciences, Postdoc (DFG Project TR 419/6-5). Postdoc Topic: "The structural and environmental history of the Suguta Valley, Northern Kenya Rift".
2007-2011University of Potsdam / Department for Earth and Environmental Sciences, DFG Doctoral Stipend Graduate School GRK 1364. Degree: Dr.rer.nat. in Paleoclimatology. Dissertation Topic: "East African climate variability on different time scales: The Suguta Valley in the African-Asian Monsoon Domain".
1999-2006University of Potsdam and FU Berlin / Department for Geosciences. Studies in Geology, Hydrology, Meteorology. Degree: Diploma (similar to MSc). Thesis Topic: "Micro-facies analysis on laminated lake sediments from Lake Nakuru, Kenya".

 

 

Forschungsinteressen

  • Paleolimnology and sedimentology (East African lake and paleo-lake sediments)<br />
  • Paleoclimate reconstructions of the African-Asian monsoon domain<br />
  • Isotope geochemistry

Wissenschaftliche Projekte

Chew Bahir Drilling Project (S Ethiopia) link

Suguta Valley (N Kenya) link

Central Rift Valley Lakes (Kenya)

Lake Chilwa (S Malawi)

Paleobiomics link

Teilnahme an Internationalen Expeditionen

2016Morocco, Lake Sidi Ali, Middle Atlas | Sampling campaign10 days
2016Kenya, Central Rift Valley | Summerschool, Excursion2 weeks
2015Malawi, Chilwa Basin | Sampling and drilling campaign2 weeks
2015Malawi, North | Sampling campaign and filming10 days
2014Ethiopia, Chew Bahir |ICDP/HSPDP Deep Drilling campaign5 weeks
2014Malawi, Chilwa Basin | Sampling and drilling campaign2 weeks
2013Kenya, Suguta Valley | Drilling and sampling campaign7 days
2012Tanzania, Manyara Basin | Expedition and sampling campaign10 days
2012Kenya, Suguta Valley | Sampling campaign7 days
2011Kenya, Suguta Valley | Sampling campaign3 days
2011Kenya, Rift Valley | Summerschool, Excursion3 weeks
2010Kenya, Suguta Valley | Drilling and sampling campaign2 weeks
2009India, Spiti Valley | Geologic excursion2 weeks
2008Kenya, Suguta Valley | Expedition and sampling campaign2 weeks
2007Kenya, Rift Valley | Expedition and sampling campaign2 weeks
2007Kenya, Rift Valley | Geologic excursion2 weeks
2007Kenya, Suguta Valley | Expedition and sampling campaign2 weeks
2003Kenya, Nakuru-Elementeita Basin | Expedition and sampling campaign10 weeks

 

 

 

Lehre

  • Biology for Geoscientists I - BSc course University Tübingen (winter term)
  • Paleontology / Micropaleontology - BSc course University Tübingen (winter term)
  • Micropaleontology - MSc course University Tübingen (winter term)
  • Geo-ecological Field Practical "Vorarlberg" in Austria - BSc course University Tübingen (summer term)
  • Paleoclimate dynamics of East Africa (MSc, PhD) - Summer School in Kenya (Volkswagen Foundation, 2011)
  • Designing Posters and oral presentations (MSc, PhD) - Summer School in Kenya and Ethiopia (Volkswagen Foundation, 2015/2016)

Publikationen

2017

van der Lubbe, H.J.L., J. Krause-Nehring, A. Junginger, Y. Garcin, J.C.A. Joordens, G.R. Davies, C. Beck, C.S. Feibel, T.C. Johnson, H.B. Vonhof, 2017. Gradual or abrupt? Changes in water source of Lake Turkana (Kenya) during the African Humid Period inferred from Sr isotope ratios, Quaternary Science Reviews 174, 1-12. link

 

Zielhofer, C., Fletcher, W.J., Mischke, S., De Batist, M., Campbell, J.F.E., Joannin, S., Tjallingii, R., El Hamouti, N., Junginger, A., Stele, A., Bussmann, J.,  Schneider, B., Lauer, T., Spitzer, K., Strupler, M., Brachert, T., Mikdad, A., 2017. Atlantic forcing of Western Mediterranean winter rain minima during the last 12,000 years. Quaternary Science Reviews 157, 29-51. pdf

2016

Lamb, H.F., Cohen, A.S., Schäbitz, F., Asrat, A., Barker, P., Bates, R., Davies, S., Deino, A., Förster, V., Grove, M., Huws, D., Junginger, A., Konrad-Schmolke, M., Lane, C., Leng, M., Mark, D., Martin-Jones, E., Pearce, N., Pearson, E., Ramsey, C., Raub, T., Rethemeyer, J., Roberts, H., Rogass, C., Trauth, M.H., Viehberg, F., Wagner, B., Woldegabriel, G., 2016. The Hominin Sites and Palaeolakes Drilling Project: Testing Hypotheses of climate-driven human evolution and dispersal at Chew Bahir, Ethiopia. Quaternary International 404, 174–213. Link

 

Wagner, B., Kolvenbach, A., Schäbitz, F., Viehberg, Junginger, A., Wennrich, V., Rethemeyer, J., Endale, T., Lamb, H., Asrat, A., 2016. Late Glacial and Holocene environmental history of the Ethiopian Highlands inferred from a 12 m long sediment record from Dendi crater lakes. Quaternary International 404 Part B, 117. Link

 

Foerster, V., Vogelsang, R., Junginger, A., Asrat, A., Lamb, H.F., Schaebitz, F., Trauth, M.H., 2016. Reply to the 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. Link

 

Cohen, A.S., Campisano, C., Arrowsmith, R., Asrat, A., Behrensmeyer, A.K., Deino, A., Feibel, C., Hill, A., Johnson, R., Kingston, J., Lamb, H.F., Lowenstein, T., Noren, A., Olago, D., Owen, R.B., Potts, R., Reed, K., Renaut, R., Schaebitz, 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. Link

2015

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. Link

 

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. Link

2014

Foerster, V., Junginger, A., Asrat, A., Umer, M., Lamb, H.F., Weber, M., Rethemeyer, J., Frank,U., Brown, M.C., Trauth, M.H., Schaebitz, F., 2014. 46 000 years of alternating wet and dry phases on decadal to orbital timescales in the cradle of modern humans: the Chew Bahir project, southern Ethiopia. Climate of the Past Discussions 10, 977-1023. Link

 

Junginger, A., Roller, S., Olaka, L. A., Trauth, M. H., 2014. The effect of solar radiation changes on water levels in paleo-Lake Suguta, Northern Kenya Rift, during the African Humid Period (15–5 ka BP). Paleogeography, Paleoclimatology, Paleoecology 396, 1–16. Link

2013

Junginger, A. and 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 Planetary Change 111, 174–188. Link

2012

Foerster, V., Junginger, A., Langkamp, O., Gebru, T., Asrat, A., Umer, M., Lamb, H., Wennrich, V., Rethemeyer, J., Nowaczyk, N., Trauth, M.H., Schäbitz, F., 2012. Climatic change recorded in the sediments of the Chew Bahir basin, southern Ethiopia, during the last 45,000 years, Quaternary International 274, Special Issue Collaborative Research Center, 25-37. Link

2011

Junginger, A., 2011. East African climate variability on different time scales: The Suguta Valley in the African-Asian Monsoon Domain. Doctoral thesis, University Potsdam. Link

 

Stoof-Leichsenring, 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. *equal contribution. Link

2010

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 and Expansion in a Variable Environment: The Amplifier Lakes of East Africa, Quaternary Science Reviews 29, 2981-3348. Link

2009

Garcin, Y., Junginger, A., Melnick, D., Olago, D.O., Strecker, M.R., Trauth, M.H., 2009. Late Pleistocene-Holocene rise and collapse of Lake Suguta, northern Kenya Rift. Quaternary Science Reviews 28/9-10, 911-925. Link

Beiträge zu Konferenzen

Vonhof, H., van der Lubbe, J., Joordens, J., Feibel, D., Junginger, A., Garcin, Y.,  Krause-Nehring, J., Beck, C., Johnson, T., 2016. Paleohydrological change in the Turkana Basin at the termination of the African Humid Period. EGU in Vienna, Austria. 

Foerster, V., Asrat, A., Cohen, A.S., Gromig, R., Günter, C., Junginger, A., Lamb, H.F., Schaebitz, F., Trauth, M.H., 2016. Hominin Sites and Paleolakes Drilling Project. Chew Bahir, southern Ethiopia: How to get from three tonnes of sediment core to > 500 ka of continuous climate history? EGU in Vienna, Austria.

Foerster, V., Asrat, A., Cohen, A.S., Gromig, R., Günter, C., Junginger, A., Lamb, H.F., Schäbitz, F., Trauth, M.H., and the HSPDP Science Team. The long HSPDP-Chew Bahir record from southern Ethiopia: Enhancing our environ- mental record of anatomically modern human origins. ICDP/IOD meeting in Heidelberg, Germany.

Wagner, B., Viehberg, F.A., Wennrich, V., Junginger, A., Kolvenbach, A., Rethemeyer, J., Schäbitz, F., Schmiedl., G., 2015. Holocene evolution of the River Nile drainage system as revealed from the Lake Dendi sediment record, central Ethiopian highlands. AGU in San Francisco, USA. Link

Vonhof, H., Lubbe, J., Joordens, J., Feibel, C., Junginger, A., Garcin, Y., Krause-Nehring, J., Beck, C., Johnson, T. 2015. Sr Isotope Analysis of Lacustrine Fossils Reveals Paleohydrological Reorganisation in the Turkana Basin Through the Holocene. AGU in San Francisco, USA. Link

Schäbitz, F., Asrat, A., Lamb, H., Trauth, M., Foerster, V., Junginger, A., Raub, T.D., Gromig, R., Viehberg, F.A., Roberts, H.M., Cohen, A., & the HSPDP Science team, 2015. Chew Bahir: A key site within the Hominin Sites and Paleolakes Drilling Project, towards a half million-year climate record from southern Ethiopia. AGU in San Francisco, USA. Link

Junginger, A., Vonhof, H., von der Lubbe, J.L., Joordens, J.C.A., Foerster, V., Asrat, A., Cohen, A., Lamb, H.F., Schaebitz, F., Trauth, M.H., and the HSPDP science team, 2015. The potential of strontium isotopes in detecting water level changes and basin connectivity of east african paleo-lakes investigated within the HSPDP project. 6th International Limnology Congress in Reno, USA. Link

Foerster, V., Asrat, A., Cohen, A., Junginger, A., Gromig, R., Lamb, H.F., Schaebitz, F., Trauth, M.H., and the HSPDP science team, 2015. Towards a half million year environmental record from the hominin sites and paleolakes drilling project in chew bahir, southern Ethiopia. 6th International Limnology Congress in Reno, USA. Link

Schaebitz, F., Wagner, B., Viehberg, F., Wennrich, V., Rethemeyer, J., Just, J., Klasen, N., Asrat, A., Lamb, H.F., Trauth, M.H., Junginger, A., Cohen, A., and the HSPDP science team, 2015. Preliminary results from the deep drilling at Chew Bahir, south Ethiopia. ICDP/IOD meeting in Boon, Germany. Link

Foerster, V., Asrat, A., Cohen, A., Junginger, A., Lamb, H.F., Schaebitz, F., Trauth, M.H., and the HSPDP science team, 2015. Three promising tonnes of sediment cores from Chew Bahir, south Ethiopia, to reconstruct 0.5 Ma of climatic history. ICDP/IOD meeting in Boon, Germany. Link

von der Lubbe, J.L., Joordens, J.C.A., Garcin, Y., Feibel, C.S., Dupont-Nivet, G., Cohen, A., Beck, C.C., Johnson, T.C., Junginger, A., Krause-Nehring, J., Vonhof, H.B., 2015. Quaternary strontium isotope stratigraphy in the Turkana basin, Kenya. HSPDP workshop in Tucson, USA. Link

Schäbitz, F., Wagner, B., Viehberg, F., Wennrich, V., Rethemeyer, J., Just, J., Klasen, N., Asrat, A., Lamb, H., Förster, V., Trauth, M., Junginger, A., Cohen, A.S. and the HSPDP science team, 2015. First results from the deep drilling at Chew Bahir (S-Ethiopia). African Quaternary Conference and Workshop, Capetown, South Africa. Link

Foerster, V., Vogelsang, R., Junginger, A., Asrat, A., Lamb, H.F., Viehberg, F., Trauth, M.H., Schaebitz, F., 2014. Climatic stress events in the source region of modern man. Matching the last 20 ka of the Chew Bahir climate record with occupation history of adjacent refugia. EGU in Vienna, Austria. Link

Vonhof, H., Krause-Nehring, J., Junginger, A., van der Lubbe, J.,Joordens, J., 2013. Hydrological Change in the Turkana Basin Through the Termination of the African Humid Period: The Lacustrine Sr-Isotope Record. Goldschmidt conference in Florence, Italy. Link

Foerster, V., Junginger, A., Asrat, A., Umer, M., Kassa, T., Lamb, H., Wennrich, V., Rethemeyer, J., Nowaczyk, N., Brown, M., Trauth, M.H., Schaebitz, F., 2013. The Chew Bahir Drilling Project, southern Ethiopia: Towards reconstruction of Quaternary climate shifts in the cradle of humankind. ICDP/IODP Colloquium 2013 in Freiberg, Germany.

Foerster, V., Junginger, A., Asrat, A., Umer, M., Lamb, H.F., Kassa, T., Wennrich, V., Weber, M., Rethemeyer, J., Nowaczyk, N., Frank, U., Brown, M.C., Trauth, M.H., Schaebitz, F., 2012. From mud and grains to curves and concepts: Late Quaternary climatic history from Chew Bahir, southern Ethiopia. AGU in San Francisco, USA. Link

Junginger, A., Trauth, M.H, 2012. Rapid lake level changes in the source region of modern man. The Pleistocene environmental history of the Suguta Valley, northern Kenya. 
Conference on „Long-term human - environment interactions“,  invited Talk, University of Liverpool, UK.   


Junginger, A., Trauth, M.H., 2012. The role of the Congo Air Boundary and solar variations during the Early Holocene East African Humid Period. EGU in Vienna, Austria. Link

Foerster, V., Junginger, A., Asrat, A., Umer, M., Lamb, H.F., Kassa, T., Wennrich, V., Weber, M., Rethemeyer, J., Nowaczyk, N., Frank, U., Brown, M.C., Trauth, M.H., Schaebitz, F. 2012. Walking on sunshine or getting wet feet: Reconstruction of wet-dry variations in the source region of modern man. EGU General Assembly in Vienna, Austria. Link

Foerster, V., Junginger, A., Asrat, A., Umer, M., Lamb, H.F., Kassa, T., Wennrich, V., Weber, M., Rethemeyer, J., Nowaczyk, N., Frank, U., Brown, M.C., Trauth, M.H., Schaebitz, F., 2012. New paleoenvironmental data from the source region of modern man: the Chew Bahir. IGC in Cologne, Germany. 

Foerster, V., Junginger, A., Asrat, A., Umer, M., Kassa, T., Lamb, H., Wennrich, V., Rethemeyer, J., Nowaczyk, N., Brown, M., Trauth, M.H., Schaebitz, F., 2011. The Chew Bahir Project, Reconstructing East African paleoenvironments in the source region of modern man. AGU in San Francisco, USA. Link

Junginger, A., Trauth, M.H., 2011. Solar variations and Holocene East African climate. EGU in Vienna, Austria. Link

Foerster, V., Junginger, A., Asrat, A., Umer, M., Lamb, H.F., Kassa, T., Wennrich, V., Weber, M., Rethemeyer, J., Nowaczyk, N., Frank, U., Brown, M.C., Trauth, M.H., Schaebitz, F., 2011. First steps towards a paeloenvironmental reconstruction for South Ethiopia. ICDP/IODP colloquium in Münster, Germany.

Junginger, A., Olago, D.O., Trauth, M.H., 2010. The palaeo-lake Suguta and its importance for understanding lake level fluctuations in the East African Rift System. AGU in San Francisco, USA. Link

Junginger, A., Trauth, M.H., 2009. Environmental instabilities in the Suguta Valley, Northern Kenya Rift during the ‚African Humid Period’. AGU in San Francisco, USA. Link

Junginger, A., Trauth, M.H., Garcin, Y.,  Olago, D., Maslin, M., 2008. Multiple Cenozoic lake episodes in the Suguta Valley, Northern Kenya Rift: Testing hypotheses for evolution-climate linkages. EAGLE in Potsdam, Germany. 

Junginger, A., Garcin, Y., Trauth, M.H., Maslin, M., Melnick, D., Strecker, M.R., Olago, D, 2008. Multiple Cenozoic lake episodes in the Suguta Valley, Northern Kenya Rift. EGU in Vienna, Austria. Link     

Marwan, N., Junginger, A., Trauth, M., Bergner, A., Garcin, Y., 2007. Recurrence in climate variability – a comparison of modern climate data from Nakuru, Kenya, with Early Holocene palaeo-climate records. EGU in Vienna, Austria. Link

Junginger, A., Mingram, J., Bergner, A., Trauth, M., 2006. High-resolution analysis of 16 kyr old laminated sediments from Lake Nakuru, Kenya. EGU in Vienna. Austria. Link