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Dirk Enters

Dr. rer. nat., Dipl.-Geoökologe,
M. Sc. Plant and Soil Sciences


Research associate       

Tel.: +49-4421 915-160



Curriculum vitae

since 2015 Research associate at NIhK
2014 Associate lecturer at the University of Bremen
2011 - 2013 Research associate at the University of Bremen, Institute of Geography
2008 - 2010 Research associate at NIhK
2006 - 2008 Research associate (Postdoc) at the Laboratoire EDYTEM, Université de Savoie, France
2006 PhD graduation at the University of Bremen. Thesis: “Multiple-dated reconstructions of land-use change and soil erosion during the last 2000 years based on laminated sediments of Frickenhauser See (northern Bavaria)”
2000 Graduation Diploma in Geoecology at the University of Karlsruhe
1998 Graduation as Master of Science at the University of Massachusetts
1993 - 1999 Study of Geoecology at the University of Karlsruhe and Plant- and Soil Sciences at University of Massachusetts, Amherst, USA


Research priorities

Sedimentology and geochemistry
Reconstruction of environmental changes and human impact during the Quaternary


Current research topics

•  The Wadden Sea as an archive of landscape evolution, climate change and settlement history: Exploration – analysis – predictive modelling (WASA)
Effects of prehistoric and preindustrial land-use on northwest German lakes and their catchments
Multi-proxy reconstruction of the environmental history at Fehmarnbelt, southern Baltic Sea
Interdisciplinary investigations of pingo remnants as environmental archives – contributions to the reconstruction of environmental conditions during the Mesolithic in northwest Germany
Subaquatic and terrestrial investigations of the early Neolithic at the Zwischenahner Meer



Hüser, A. , S. Wolters, I. Larocque-Tobler, S. Mahlstedt & D. Enters (2017). Von Sedimenten, Zuckmücken, Pollen und kleinen Steinen. Suchen und Finden des Mesolithikums an Pingo-Ruinen. Archäologie in Niedersachsen 20: 92-96.

Hernández-Almeida, I., M. Grosjean, J.J. Gómez Navarro, I. Larocque-Tobler, A. Bonk, D. Enters, A. Ustrzycka, N. Piotrowska, R. Przybylak, A. Wacnik. M. Witak & W. Tylmann (2017). Resilience, rapid transitions and regime shifts: Fingerprinting the responses of Lake Żabińskie (NE Poland) to climate variability and human disturbance since AD 1000. The Holocene 27: 258-270.

Weisbrodt, D., D. Enters, M. J. Żarczyński, A. I. Poraj–Górska, A. Ahrens & W. Tylmann (2016). Contribution of non-pollen palynomorphs to reconstructions of land use changes and lake eutrophication: case study from Lake Jaczno, northeastern Poland. Limnological Review 16: 247–256.

Butz, C., M. Grosjean, A. Poraj-Górska, D. Enters & W. Tylmann (2016). Sedimentary Bacteriopheophytin a as an indicator of meromixis in varved lake sediments of Lake Jaczno, NE Poland, AD 1891-2010. Global and Planetary Change 144: 109-118.

Bonk, M. Kinder, D. Enters, M. Grosjean, C. Meyer-Jacob & W. Tylmann (2016). Sedimentological and geochemical responses of Lake Żabińskie (north-eastern Poland) to erosion changes during the last millennium. Journal of Paleolimnology 56: 239-252.

Arnaud, F., J. Poulenard, C. Giguet-Covex, B. Wilhelm, J.-P. Jenny, Sidonie Révillon, D. Enters, L. Fouinat, P. Sabatier, E. Chapron, B. Vannière, E. Doyen & A. Simonneau (2016). North-western Alps Holocene erosion under climate and human pressures. Quaternary Science Reviews 152: 1-18.

Wacnik A., W. Tylmann, A. Bonk, T. Goslar, D. Enters, C. Meyer-Jacob & M. Grosjean (2016). Determining the responses of vegetation to natural processes and human impacts in north-eastern Poland during the last millennium: combined pollen, geochemical and historical data. Vegetation History and Archaeobotany 25: 479-498.

Enters, D., Wolters, S., Blume, K., Lücke, A., Segschneider, M. & M. Theuerkauf, M. (2015). Multi-Proxy-Analysen zur Rekonstruktion der spät- und postglazialen Entwicklungsgeschichte des Fehmarnbelts. Settlement and Coastal Research in the Southern North Sea Region (Siedlungs- und Küstenforschung im südlichen Nordseegebiet) 38: 43-58.

Ohlendorf, C., V. Wennrich & D. Enters (2015) Experiences with XRF-scanning of long sediment records. In G. Rothwell and I. W. Croudace (eds.). Developments in Paleoenvironmental Research - Micro-XRF Studies of Sediment Cores: 351-372.

Nunes da Silva Meneses, M.E., M. Lima da Costa, D. Enters & H. Behling (2015) Environmental changes during the last millennium based on multi-proxy palaeoecological records in a savanna-forest mosaic from the northernmost Brazilian Amazon region. Anais da Academia Brasileira de Ciências, 87 (3).

Rodríguez-Zorroa, P.A., D. Enters, B. Hermanowski, M. Lima da Costa & H. Behling (2015) Vegetation changes and human impact inferred from an oxbow lake in southwestern Amazonia, Brazil since the 19th century. Journal of South American Earth Sciences, 62: 186–194.

Bonk, A., W. Tylmann, B. Amann, D. Enters, M. Grosjean (2015) Modern limnology and varve-formation processes in Lake Zabinskie, northeastern Poland: comprehensive process studies as a key to understand the sediment record. Journal of Limnology, 74: 358-370.

Zhu, J., A. Lücke, H. Wissel, C. Mayr, D. Enters, K. Kim, C. Ohlendorf, F. Schäbitz, B. Zolitschka (2014) Evolution of lake water d18O at Laguna Potrok Aike, southern Patagonia, and the Southern Hemisphere westerly winds during the last glacial-interglacial transition Climate of the Past, 10: 2153-2169.

Enters, D. (2014) X-ray fluorescence analyses of flint – preliminary results obtained with an Itrax core scanner Siedlungs- und Küstenforschung im südlichen Nordseegebiet, 37: 67-73.

Tylmann, W., B. Zolitschka, D. Enters & C. Ohlendorf (2013) Annually laminated lake sediments in northeastern Poland: distribution, preconditions for formation and potential for paleoenvironmental investigation. Journal of Paleolimnology 50: 487-503.

Kinder, M, W. Tylmann, D. Enters, N. Piotrowska, G. Por?ba, B. Zolitschka (2013) Construction and validation of calendar-year time scale for annually laminated sediments - the example from Lake Szurpi?y (NE Poland). GFF (Journal of the Geological Society of Sweden), DOI:10.1080/11035897.2013.785015

Tylmann, W., D. Enters, M. Kinder, P. Moska, C. Ohlendorf, G. Por?ba & B. Zolitschka (2013) Multiple dating of varved sediments from Lake ?azduny, Northern Poland: towards an improved chronology for the last 150 years. Quaternary Geochronology 15: 98-107.

Kliem, P., D. Enters, A. Hahn, C. Ohlendorf, A. Lisé-Pronovost, G. St-Onge, S. Wastegård, B. Zolitschka & and the PASADO science team (2013) Lithology, radiocarbon chronology and sedimentological interpretation of the lacustrine record from Laguna Potrok Aike, southern Patagonia. Quaternary Science Reviews 71: 54-69.

Giguet-Covex, C., F. Arnaud, D. Enters, J. Poulenard, L. Millet, P. Francus, F. David, B. Wilhelm & J.-J. Delannoy (2012) Decoupled frequency and intensity records of high altitude torrential floods over the last 4000 years in NW European Alps. Quaternary Research 77:12-22.

Wilhelm, B., F. Arnaud, D. Enters, F. Allignol, A. Legaz, O. Magand, S. Revillon & C. Giguet-Covex (2011) Does global warming favour the occurrence of extreme floods in European Alps? First evidences from a NW Alps proglacial lake sediment record. Climatic Change 113: 563–581.

Giguet-Covex, C., F. Arnaud, J. Poulenard, J.-R. Disnar, C. Delhon, P. Francus, F. David, D. Enters, P.-J. Rey & J.-J. Delannoy (2011) Changes in erosion patterns during the Holocene in a currently treeless subalpine catchment inferred from lake sediment geochemistry (Lake Anterne, 2063 m asl, NW French Alps): the role of climate and human activities. The Holocene 21: 651-665.

Kastner, S., D. Enters, C. Ohlendorf, T. Haberzettl, G. Kuhn, A. Lücke, C. Mayr, J.-L. Reyss, S. Wastegård & B. Zolitschka (2010) Reconstructing 2000 years of hydrological variation derived from laminated proglacial sediments of Lago del Desierto at the eastern margin of the South Patagonian Ice Field, Argentina. Global and Planetary Change 72: 201-214.

Enters, D. (2010) Land use history. In: Warf, B. et al. (Hrsg.). Encyclopedia of Geography, pp. 1741-1744.

Enters, D., E. Kirilova, A. Lotter, A. Lücke, J. Parplies, S. Jahns, G. Kuhn & B. Zolitschka (2010) Climate change and human impact at Sacrower See (NE Germany) during the past 13,000 years: a geochemical record. Journal of Paleolimnology 43: 719-737.

Enters, D., H. Behling, C. Mayr, L. Dupont & B. Zolitschka (2010) Holocene environmental dynamics in south-eastern Brazil recorded in laminated sediments of Lago Aleixo. Journal of Paleolimnology 44: 265–277.

Perga, M.-E., M. Desmet, E . Navel, D. Enters & J.-L. Reyss (2010) 150 years of bottom-up and top-down driven changes on a lake planktonic food web: a paleo-ecological and paleo-isotopic study of Lake Annecy. Limnology and Oceanography 55: 803-816.

Giguet-Covex, C., F. Arnaud, J. Poulenard, D. Enters, J.-L. Reyss & O. Vidal (2010) Sedimentological and geochemical records of trophic state and hypolimnetic anoxia in a large hard-water lake (Lake Bourget, French Alps). Journal of Paleolimnology 43: 171-190.

Kirilova, E., O. Heiri, D. Enters, H. Cremer, A.F Lotter, B. Zolitschka & T. Hübener (2009) Climate-induced changes in the trophic status of a Central European lake. Journal of Limnology 68: 71-82.

Zolitschka, B. & D. Enters (2009) Lacustrine sediments. In: Gornitz, V. (Hrsg.), Encyclopedia of Paleoclimatology and Ancient Environments, pp. 485-488.

Kluwer Academic Publishers, Dordrecht. Enters, D., W. Dörfler & B. Zolitschka (2008) Historical soil erosion and land-use change during the last two millennia recorded in lake sediments of Frickenhauser See (northern Bavaria, central Germany). The Holocene 18: 243-254.

Enters, D., G. Kirchner & B. Zolitschka (2006) Establishing a chronology for lacustrine sediments using a multiple dating approach - a case study from Frickenhauser See, central Germany. Quaternary Geochronology 1: 249-260.

Enters, D., A. Lücke & B. Zolitschka (2006) Effects of land-use change on deposition and composition of organic matter in Frickenhauser See, northern Bavaria, Germany. The Science of the Total Environment 369: 178-187.

Enters, D. & S. Sander (2004) Tagesexkursionen rund um Longyearbyen (Svalbard). Norden 16: 1-12.

Mittmann, M., D. Enters, H. Behling & B. Zolitschka (2004) Pollenanalytische und sedimentologische Untersuchungen zur Vegetations- und Siedlungsgeschichte am Eversener See, Ldkr. Rotenburg (Wümme), Niedersachsen. Archäologische Berichte des Landkreises Rotenburg (Wümme) 11: 3-30.

Enters, D. (2003) Primäre Sukzession auf dem Gletschervorfeld des Rieperbreen, Spitzbergen. Norden 15: 131-135.

Enters, D. (2002/2003) Die Sedimente des Frickenhauser Sees - ein natürliches Archiv der Umweltgeschichte. Vorzeitung - Archäologische Mitteilungen aus dem Landkreis Rhön-Grabfeld 19: 44-49.

Kolb, A., P. Alpert, D. Enters & C. Holzapfel (2002) Patterns of invasion within a grassland community. Journal of Ecology 90: 871-881. Nach obenDrucken

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