Dr. Arne Ramisch

Building C, Room 320
14473 Potsdam
+49 331 288-1300
+49 331 288-1302

Function and Responsibilities:

Post-doctoral researcher

Research Interests:

  • Late Quaternary climate change and landscape evolution
  • Sedimentary responses of landscapes to climate change
  • Reconstructing climate forcing signals from terrestrial sediment records


  • 2016 - today: Postdoc researcher, Deutsches GeoForschungsZentrum, Section 5.2 Climate Dynamics and Landscape Evolution (Potsdam, Germany)
  • 2020 - 2021: Wissenschaftlicher Mitarbeiter, KU Leuven, Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences (Leuven, Belgien)
  • 2015 - 2016: Research assistant, Technische Universität München, Geomorphology and Soil Science (Freising, Germany)
  • 2011 - 2014: PhD Student, Alfred-Wegener-Institute for Polar and Marine Research (Potsdam, Germany)


  • 2015: Dr. rer. nat. Sedimentology, University of Potsdam
  • 2011: M.Sc. Physical Geography (Terrestrial Systems), Freie Universität Berlin
  • 2008: B.Sc. Geographical Sciences, Freie Universität Berlin




Müller, D., Płóciennik, M., Tjallingii, R., Plessen, B., Ramisch, A., Schwab, M. J., Błaszkiewicz, M., Słowiński, M. and Brauer, A., 2021. New insights into lake responses to rapid climate change: The Younger Dryas in Lake Gościąż, central Poland. Boreas, 50, 535-555. https://doi.org/10.1111/bor.12499.

Bonk, A., Müller, D., Ramisch, A., Kramkowski, M.A., Noryśkiewicz, A.M., Sekudewicz, I., Gąsiorowski, M., Luberda-Durnaś, K., Słowiński, M., Schwab, M.J., Tjallingii, R., Brauer, A., Błaszkiewicz, M., 2021. Varve microfacies and chronology from a new sediment record of Lake Gościąż. Quaternary Science Reviews, 251, 106715. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.quascirev.2020.106715.

Martin-Puertas, C., Walsh, A., Blockley, S.P.E., Harding, P., Biddulph, G.E., Palmer, A., Ramisch, A., Brauer, A., 2021. The First Holocene Varve Chronology for the UK: based on the integration of varve counting, radiocarbon dating and tephrostratigraphy from Diss Mere (UK), 2021. Quaternary Geochronology, 61, 101134. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.quageo.2020.101134.

Ramisch, A., Brauser, A., Dorn, M., Blanchet, C., Brademann, B., Köppl, M., Mingram, J., Neugebauer, I., Nowaczyk, N., Ott, F., Pinkerneil, S., Plessen, B., Schwab, M.J., Tjallingii, R., Brauer, A., 2020: VARDA (VARved sediments DAtabase) – providing and connecting proxy data from annually laminated lake sediments. Earth System Science Data. https://doi.org/10.5194/essd-2020-55.

Ramisch, A., Tjallingii, R., Hartmann, K., Diekmann, B., & Brauer, A. (2018). Echo of the Younger Dryas in Holocene lake sediments on the Tibetan Plateau. Geophysical Research Letters, 45, 11,154–11,163.  https://doi.org/10.1029/2018GL080225.

Stauch, G., Schulte, P., Ramisch, A., Hartmann, K., Hülle, D., Lockot, G., Diekmann, B., Nottebaum, V., Müeller, C., Wünnemann, B., Yan, D., Lehmkuhl, F. (2017). Landscape and climate on the northern Tibetan Plateau during the late Quaternary. Geomorphology 286, 78-92. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.geomorph.2017.03.008.

Ramisch, A., Bens, O., Buylaert, J.P., Eden, M., Heine, K., Hürkamp, K., Schwindt, D., Völkel, J. (2017). Fluvial landscape development in the southwestern Kalahari during the Holocene – Chronology and provenance of fluvial deposits in the Molopo Canyon. Geomorphology 281, 94-107. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.geomorph.2016.12.021.

Ramisch, A., Lockot, G., Haberzettl, T., Hartmann, H., Kuhn, G., Lehmkuhl, F., Schimpf, S., Schulte, P., Stauch, G., Wang, R., Wünnemann, B., Yan, D., Zhang, Y., Diekmann, B. (2016). A persistent northern boundary of Indian Summer Monsoon precipitation over Central Asia during the Holocene. Scientific Reports 6, Article number: 25791; http://www.nature.com/articles/srep25791

Wang, R., Biskaborn, B.K., Ramisch, A., Ren, J., Zhang, Y., Gersonde, R., Diekmann, B. (2016). Modern modes of provenance and dispersal of terrigenous sediments in the North Pacific and Bering Sea: implications and perspectives for palaeoenvironmental reconstructions. Geo-Marine Letters, 36, 259-270. https://doi.org/10.1007/s00367-016-0445-7.

Opitz, S., Ramisch, A., IJmker, J., Lehmkuhl, F., Mischke, S., Stauch, G., Wünnemann, B., Zhang, Y., Diekmann, B. (2016). Spatio-temporal pattern of detrital clay-mineral supply to a lake system on the north-eastern Tibetan Plateau, and its relationship to late Quaternary paleoenvironmental changes. Catena 137, 203-218. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.catena.2015.09.003

Lockot, G., Ramisch, A., Wünnemann, B., Hartmann, K., Haberzettl, T., Chen, H., Diekmann, B. (2015). A Process- and Provenance-Based Attempt to Unravel Inconsistent Radiocarbon Chronologies in Lake Sediments: An Example from Lake Heihai, North Tibetan Plateau (China). Radiocarbon 57 (5), 1003-1019. https://doi.org/10.2458/azu_rc.57.18221

Opitz, S., Ramisch, A., Mischke, S., Diekmann, B. (2013). Holocene lake stages and thermokarst dynamics in a discontinuous permafrost affected region, north-eastern Tibetan Plateau. Journal of Asian Earth Sciences 76, 85-94. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jseaes.2013.08.006

Ulrike Herzschuh, U., Pestryakova, L.A., Savelieva, L.A., Heinecke, L., Böhmer, T., Biskaborn, B.K., Andreev, A., Ramisch, A., Shinneman, A.L.C., Birks, H.J.B. (2013). Siberian larch forests and the ion content of thaw lakes form a geochemically functional entity. Nature communications 4; Article number: 2408. http://www.nature.com/ncomms/2013/130905/ncomms3408/full/ncomms3408.html

Ramisch, A., Bebermeier, W., Hartmann, K., Schütt, B., Alexanian, N. (2012). Fractals in topography: Application to geoarchaeological studies in the surroundings of the necropolis of Dahshur, Egypt. Quaternary International 266, 34-46. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.quaint.2012.02.045

Bebermeier, W., Alexanian, N., Blaschta, D., Ramisch, A., Schütt, B., Seidlmayer, J.S. (2011). Analysis of Past and Present Landscapes Surrounding the Necropolis of Dahshur. DIE ERDE–Journal of the Geographical Society of Berlin 142 (3), 325-352. https://www.die-erde.org/index.php/die-erde/article/view/38