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Dr. habil. Sabine Wulf

Section 5.1: Geomorphology

Helmholtz Centre Potsdam
GFZ German Research Centre for Geosciences

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14473 Potsdam


About the person

Function and Responsibilities:

Scientific interests:

  • Tephrochronology with special focus on Europa
  • Microanalysis (mikroprobe, µ-XRF)
  • Sedimentology, geochemistry and microfacies analysis of lake sediments
  • Lake sediments as archives of natural climate changes and extreme events


Projects (2011-2017):

  • Lateglacial cryptotephra record of Lago Grande di Monticchio, Italy (STEEPclim)
  • (Crypto)tephrochronology of the Tenaghi Philippon peat record (Greece)
  • Late Pleistocene tephrostratigraphy of the Ciomadul volcanic complex (Romania)
  • Holocene (crypto)tephrochronology of NE Germany and N Poland (ICLEA)
  • Last Integlacial tephra record of Lago Grandi di Monticchio, Italy



  • 2014 Habilitation (Dr.habil.rer.nat.) in Quarternary Geologie, University of Potsdam
  • 2000 PhD (Dr. rer. nat). in Geology, University of Potsdam „Das tephrochronologische Referenzprofil des Lago Grande di Monticchio – Eine detaillierte Stratigraphie des süditalienischen explosiven Vulkanismus der letzten 100.000 Jahre“
  • 1997 Diploma in Geology, Justus-Liebig-University Gießen „Typologie und Internstrukturen von Zirkonen von syn-tektonischen Granitoids der West- und Zentralböhmischen Scherzone“



  • since 03/2017  Research Scientist at the GFZ Potsdam, Section 5.1 - Geomorphology and Heidelberg University, Institute of Earth Sciences
  • 03/2015 - 02/2017  Research Scientist at Senckenberg Gesellschaft für Naturforschung und Heidelberg University, Institute of Earth Sciences
  • 08/2011- 02/2015  Research Scientist at the GFZ Potsdam, Section 5.2 – Climate dynamics and landscape evolution
  • 04/2006-09/2008  Research Fellow at the Institute for Geophysics, The University of Texas at Austin, USA
  • 10/2000-10/2005  Postdoctoral Fellow at the GFZ Potsdam, Section 3.3 – Sediments and Basin Analysis
  • 05/1997-09/2000  Research Associate / PhD student am GFZ Potsdam