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)
  • 2015 - 2016: Postdoc researcher, Technische Universität München, Geomorphology and Soil Science (Freising, Deutschland)
  • 2011 - 2014: PhD Student, Alfred-Wegener-Institute for Polar and Marine Research (Potsdam, Deutschland)


  • 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



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. 

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. 

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, 1-12.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.