Frank Preusser

portrait Prof. Frank Preusser

Institut für Geo- und Umweltnaturwissenschaften
Universität Freiburg
Albertstr. 23-B
DE-79104 Freiburg i. Br.

Phone: +41 (0) 761 203 64 76
Fax: +41 (0) 761 203 64 96
E-mail: frank.preusser(at)
Personal URL: link
Phone: +41 (0) 761 203 64 76
Fax: +41 (0) 761 203 64 96
E-mail: frank.preusser(at)
Personal URL: link

Additional functions:
Executive Board Member German Association for Quaternary Research (DEUQUA)
Corresponding member of the German Commission on Quaternary Stratigraphy
Member of Subcommission on European Quaternary Stratigraphy (SEQS)
Editorial Board Member Quaternary Science Reviews
Editorial Board Member Journal of Quaternary Science

Key Publications of Frank Preusser (up to ten) :
Dehnert, A., Lowick, S.E., Preusser, F., Anselmetti, F.S., Drescher-Schneider, R., Graf, H.R., Heller, F., Horstmeyer, H., Kemna, H.A., Nowaczyk, N.R., Züger, A., Furrer, H. 2012. Evolution of an overdeepened trough in the northern Alpine Foreland at Niederweningen, Switzerland. Quaternary Science Reviews 34, 127-145.
Lowick, S.E., Preusser, F., Pini, R., Ravazzi, C. 2010. Underestimation of quartz OSL dating towards the Eemian: comparison with palynostratigraphy from Azzano Decimo, northeastern Italy. Quaternary Geochronology 5, 583-590.
Preusser, F., Radies, D., Matter, A. 2002. A 160,000-Year record of dune development and atmospheric circulation in Southern Arabia. Science 296, 2018-2020.
Preusser, F. 2009. Chronology of the impact of Quaternary climate change on continental environments in the Arabian Peninsula. Comptes Rendus Geoscience 341, 621-632.
Preusser, F., Chithambo, M.L., Götte, T., Martini, M., Ramseyer, K., Sendezera, E.J., Susino, G.J., Wintle, A.G. 2009. Quartz as a natural luminescence dosimeter. Earth Science Reviews 97, 196–226.
Preusser, F., Reitner, J., Schlüchter, C. 2010. Distribution, geometry, age and origin of overdeepened valleys and basins in the Alps and their foreland. Swiss Journal of Geosciences 103, 407-426.
Preusser, F., Rufer, D., Schreurs, G. 2011. Direct dating of Quaternary phreatic maar eruptions by luminescence methods. Geology 39, 1135-1138.
Rosenberg, T.M., Preusser, F., Fleitmann, D., Schwalb, A., Penkman, K., Schmid, T.W., Al-Shanti, M.A., Kadi, K., Matter, A. 2011. Humid periods in southern Arabia - Windows of opportunity for modern human dispersal. Geology 39, 1115-1118.
Steffen, D., Preusser, F., Schlunegger, F. 2009. OSL quartz age underestimation due to unstable signal components. Quaternary Geochronology 4, 353-362.
Vandergoes, M., Newnham, R., Preusser, F., Hendy, C., Lowell, T., Fitzsimons, S., Hogg, A., Kasper, H.U., Schlüchter, C. 2005. Southern Ocean terrestrial record showing local modification of glacial-interglacial climate signals. Nature 436, 242-245.

Expertise of Frank Preusser:
Expertise CategorySpecific Expertise
Expert TypeExpert Type
Scientific / Fundamental Research
Topic CryosphereCryosphere
Topic PedospherePedosphere
Soil Degradation / Erosion / Desertification
Geology / Sediments
Topic LithosphereLithosphere
Topic EcosystemsEcosystems
Terrestrial Ecosystems
Spatial ZonesSpatial Zones
Mountain / Highland
Coastal Zone
Spatial ScaleSpatial Scale
Global / Hemispheric
Time FrameTime Frame
Statistical FocusStatistical Focus
Extreme Events
Mean Change / Trends
Data Collection - Measurement
Data Analysis
Literature Study
PolarHigh Altitude

Last update: 1/18/19
Source of data: ProClim- Research InfoSystem (1993-2020)

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