Nils Schorndorf

Nils Schorndorf
Position PhD Student
Address Im Neuenheimer Feld 234
Room 602
Phone +49 (0) 6221 - 54 - 5981
Group Physics of Environmental Archives

Research interests

  • Reconstruction of (past) climate using trace elements and stable isotopes in speleothems
  • Subaqueous speleothems (Hells Bells)

Selected publications

  • Schorndorf, N., Frank, N., Ritter, S.M. et al. Mid- to late Holocene sea-level rise recorded in Hells Bells 234U/238U ratio and geochemical composition. Sci Rep 13, 10011 (2023).
  • Ifrim C., Stinnesbeck W., González González A.H., Schorndorf N., Gale A.S. (2021). Ontogeny, evolution and palaeogeographic distribution of the world’s largest ammonite Parapuzosia (P.) seppenradensis (Landois, 1895). PLoS ONE 16(11): e0258510.
  • Steidle, S.D., Warken, S. F., Schorndorf, N., Förstel, J., Schröder-Ritzrau, A., Moseley, G.E., et al. (2021). Reconstruction of Middle to Late Quaternary sea level using submerged speleothems from the northeastern Yucatán Peninsula. Journal of Quaternary Science,
  • Warken, S. F., Schorndorf, N., Stinnesbeck, W., Hennhoefer, D., Stinnesbeck, S., Förstel, J., Steidle, S.D., Avilés Olguin, J., and Frank, N. (2021). Solar Forcing of Early Holocene Droughts on the Yucatán Peninsula, Scientific Reports 11, 13885,
  • Stinnesbeck, W., Rennie, S. R., Avilés Olguín, J., Stinnesbeck, S. R., Gonzalez, S., Frank, N., Warken, S.F., Schorndorf, N., Krengel, T., Velázquez Morlet., A., González González, A. (2020). New evidence for an early settlement of the Yucatán Peninsula, Mexico: The Chan Hol 3 woman and her meaning for the Peopling of the Americas. PLoS One, 15(2),
  • Ritter SM, Isenbeck-Schroter M, Scholz C, Keppler F, Gescher J, Klose L, Schorndorf N, Olguín JA, González-González A, Stinnesbeck W (2019) Subaqueous speleothems (Hells Bells) formed by the interplay of pelagic redoxcline biogeochemistry and specific hydraulic conditions in the El Zapote sinkhole, Yucatan Peninsula, Mexico. Biogeosciences, 16(11), 2285-305.
  • Zell, P., Stinnesbeck, W., Hennhoefer, D., Al Suwaidi, A., Brysch, S., Gruber, G., & Schorndorf, N. (2019). Repeated turnovers in Late Jurassic faunal assemblages of the Gulf of Mexico: Correlation with cold ocean water. Journal of South American Earth Sciences, 91, 1-7.

Conference contributions