Prof. Dr. Thomas Brachert

Prof. Dr. T. Brachert

Prof. Dr. T. Brachert

Tel.: ++49 - 341 - 9732902 (direkt)
        ++49 - 341 - 9732900 (Instituts-Sekretariat)

Fax: ++49 - 341 - 9732809

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Email: brachert@rz.uni-leipzig.de


Wissenschaftliche Interessen:

Sedimentäre Dynamik von Flachwasserkarbonaten

Klimasignaturen in Flachwassersedimenten

Diagenese und Fossilisationsprozesse

Forschungsschwerpunkte


Beruflicher Werdegang:

1991:   Promotion an der Universität Erlangen

1990:   Wissenschaftlicher Assistent, Universität Mainz

1997:   Habilitation an der Universität Mainz

2000:   Vertretung der Professur für Sedimentologie und Umweltgeologie an der Universität Göttingen

2002:   Außerplanmäßiger Professor an der Universität Mainz

2005:   Vertretung der Professur für Paläontologie an der Universität Mainz

2006:   Wissenschaftlicher Mitarbeiter in der Forschergruppe ?RIFTLINK?

2008:   Professur für Geologie an der Universität Leipzig


Ausgewählte Publikationen:

BRACHERT TC, DULLO W-CHR (1991): Laminar micrite crusts and associated foreslope processes (Red Sea).- Journal of Sedimentary Petrology 61, 354-363.

BRACHERT TC, BETZLER, C, DAVIES PJ & FEARY DA (1993): Climatic change: control of carbonate platform development (Eocene-Miocene, Queensland Plateau, ODP Leg 133).- Proceedings Ocean Drilling Program, Scientific Results 133, 291-300.

BÖHM F, BRACHERT TC (1993): Deepwater Stromatolites and Frutexites MASLOV from the Early and Middle Jurassic of S-Germany and Austria.- Facies 28, 145-168.

HENRICH R, FREIWALD A, BETZLER C, BADER B, SCHÄFER P, SAMTLEBEN C, BRACHERT TC, WEHRMAN A, ZANKL H, KÜHLMANN DHH (1995): Controls on modern carbonate sedimentation on warm-temperate to Arctic coasts, shelves and seamounts in the northern hemisphere:implications for fossil counterparts.- Facies 32, 71-108.

MARTIN JM, BRAGA JC, BETZLER C, BRACHERT TC (1996): Sedimentary model and high-frequency cyclicity in a Mediterranean, shallow shelf, temperate-carbonate environment (uppermost Miocene, Agua Amarga Basin, Southern Spain).- Sedimentology 43, 263-277.

BRACHERT TC, BETZLER, C, BRAGA JC, MARTIN JM (1996): Record of climatic change in neritic carbonates: Turnovers in biogenic associations and depositional modes (Upper Miocene, southern Spain).- Geologische Rundschau 85, 327-337.

BETZLER C, BRACHERT TC, BRAGA JC, MARTIN J (1997): Nearshore, temperate, carbonate depositional systems (Lower Tortonian, Agua Amarga Basin, Southern Spain): Implications for sequence stratigraphy.- Sedimentary Geology 113, 27-53.

BETZLER C., BRACHERT TC, NEBELSICK, J. (1997): Sedimentary models for warm-temperate carbonates: A review .- Courier Forschungsinstitut Senckenberg 201, 83-99.

BRACHERT TC, BETZLER C, BRAGA JC, MARTIN JM (1998): Micro-taphofacies of a warm-temperate carbonate ramp (upper Miocene, S-Spain).- Palaios 13, 459-475.

BRACHERT TC (1999): Non-skeletal carbonate production and stromatolite growth within a deep ocean basin (Last Glacial Maximum, Red Sea).- Facies 40: 211-228.

BRACHERT TC, DULLO W-Chr (2000): Shallow burial diagenesis of skeletal carbonates: Selective loss of aragonite shell material (Miocene to Recent, Queensland Plateau and Queensland Trough, NE-Australia): Implications for shallow cool-water carbonates.- Sedimentary Geology 136: 169-187.

BRACHERT TC, HULTZSCH N, KNOERICH AC, KRAUTWORST UMR, STÜCKRAD O (2001): Climatic signatures in shallow water carbonates: High-resolution stratigraphic correlation in structurally controlled carbonate buildups (Late Miocene, S-Spain).- Palaeoclimatology, Palaeoecology, Palaeogeography, 175, 211-237.

BRACHERT TC, FORST MH, PAIS J, LEGOINHA P, REIJMER JJG (2003): Lowstand carbonates – highstand sandstones? Sedimentary Geology, 155, 1-12.

REUTER M, BRACHERT TC, KROEGER KF (2005): Diagenesis of growth bands in fossil scleractinian corals: Identification and potential pitfalls in palaeoclimatology and palaeoecology.- Facies 51,155-168, DOI 10.1007/s10347-005-0064-7

KROEGER KF, REUTER M, BRACHERT TC (2006): Coralline red algae as paleoenvironmental indicators in Miocene carbonates on Crete: A new approach.- Facies 52, 381-409, doi: 10.1007/s10347-006-0077-x.

REUTER M, BRACHERT TC, KROEGER KF (2006): Level bottom communities: carbonate production and accumulation in the tropical – temperate transitional zone (Late Miocene, Crete, Greece).- In PEDLEY HM, CARANNANTE G (eds) Coolwater Carbonates – Depositional systems and environmental controls. Geological Society of London, Special Publication 255, 157-178.

BRACHERT TC, REUTER M, KROEGER K, FELIS T, LOHMANN, G, MICHEELS A, FASSOULAS C (2006): Porites corals from Crete (Greece) open a window into Late Miocene (10 Ma) seasonal and interannual climate variability.- Earth and Planetary Science Letters245, 81-94. doi 10.1016/j.epsl.2006.03.005.

REUTER M, BRACHERT TC (2007) Freshwater discharge and sediment dispersal – control on growth, ecological structure and geometry of Late Miocene shallow-water coral ecosystems (early Tortonian, Crete/Greece).- Palaeoclimatology, Palaeoecology, Palaeogeography, 255, 308-328.

MERTZ-KRAUS R, BRACHERT TC, REUTER M (2008) Tarbellastraea (Scleractinia): A new stable isotope archive for Late Miocene paleoenvironments in the Mediterranean. Palaeoecology, Palaeoclimatology, Palaeogeography, 257, 294 - 307.

VESCOGNI A, BOSELLINI FR, REUTER M, KROEGER KF, BRACHERT TC (2008): Microfacies and palaeoecology of vermetid and Halimeda reefs of the Mediterranean region.- Palaeoecology, Palaeoclimatology, Palaeogeography, doi:10.1016/j.palaeo.2008.06.008.

MERTZ-KRAUS R, BRACHERT TC, JOCHUM KP, REUTER M, STOLL B. (2009) LA-ICP-MS analyses on coral growth increments reveal heavy winter rain in the Eastern Mediterranean at 9 Ma, Palaeogeography, Palaeoclimatology, Palaeoecology, 273, 25-40, DOI 10.1016/j.palaeo.2008.11.015

MERTZ-KRAUS R, BRACHERT TC, REUTER M, GALER SJG., FASSOULAS C, ILIOPOULOS G (2009) Late Miocene sea surface salinity variability in the Eastern Mediterranean inferred from coral aragonite δ18O (Crete, Greece), Chemical Geology, 262, 202-216, DOI 10.1016/j.chemgeo.2009.01.010

BRÜGMANN G, KRAUSE J, BRACHERT TC, STOLL B, WEIS U, KULLMER O, SSEMMANDA I, MERTZ DF (2012) Chemical composition of modern and fossil Hippopotamid teeth and implications for paleoenvironmental reconstructions and enamel formation Part 2. Alkaline earth elements as tracers of watershed hydrochemistry and provenance. Biogeosciences, 9: 4803–4817, doi:10.5194/bg-9-4803-2012

BRÜGMANN G, KRAUSE J, BRACHERT TC, KULLMER O, SCHRENK F, SSEMMANDA I, MERTZ DF (2012) Chemical composition of modern and fossil Hippopotamid teeth and implications for paleoenvironmental reconstructions and enamel formation – Part 1: Major and minor element variation, Biogeosciences, 9, 119–139, doi:10.5194/bg-9-119-2012

BRACHERT TC, REUTER M, KRÜGER S, BÖCKER A, LOHMANN H, MERTZ-KRAUS R, FASSOULAS C (2013): Density banding in corals: barcodes of past and current climate change, in: Coral Reefs, 32, Heidelberg: Springer Verlag, 1013-1023, doi:10.1007/s00338-013-1056-7

BRACHERT TC, REUTER M, KRÜGER S, LOHMANN H, PETUCH EJ, KLAUS JS (20149. A 4.2 Million years record of interglacial paleoclimate from sclerochronological data of Florida carbonate platform (Early Pliocene to recent). Global and Planetary Change 120, 54-64.

BRACHERT TC, BORNEMANN A, REUTER M, GALER SJ, GRIMM KI, FASSOULAS C (2014) Upwelling history of the Mediterranean Sea revealed by stunted growth in the planktic foraminifera Orbulina universa (early Messinian, Crete, Greece). International Journal of Earth Sciences 104, 1-14.

BRACHERT TC, REUTER M, KRÜGER S, KIRKEROWICZ J, KLAUS JS (2016) Upwelligs mitigated Plio-/Pleistocene heat stress for reef corals on the Florida platform (USA). Biogeosciences 12, 16553-16602.

BRACHERT TC, REUTER M, KRÜGER S, KLAUS JS, HELMLE K, LOUGH JM (2016) Low Florida coral calcification rates in the Plio-Pleistocene. Biogeosciences 13, 4513-4532.