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Prof. Dr. Helge Wolfgang Arz

Leibniz-Institute for Baltic Sea Research
Seestrasse 15
D-18119 Rostock
+49 381 5197 350
+49 381 5197 352


  • Marine Geology
  • Paleoceanography
  • Sedimentology
  • Paleoclimatology


Research Topics

  • Sedimentation processes in lacustrine and shallow marine environments
  • “Multi-proxy” paleoenvironmental reconstructions
  • Stable oxygen and carbon isotopes in calcareous microfossils
  • Late Quaternary climate variability
  • Mechanisms of millennial scale climate variability and ocean dynamics


Research Areas

  • The “fresh water” and marine stages of the Black Sea
  • Postglacial evolution of the Baltic Sea System
  • Postglacial evolution of the Chilean fjord region; SE-Pacific paleoceanography
  • Ligurian Sea climate and ocean variability during the last glacial interglacial cycle
  • Western tropical Atlantic ocean and climate dynamics
  • Late Quaternary environmental changes in the Red Sea region