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Dellwig, O., Wegwerth, A. and Arz, H.W., 2021. Anatomy of the Major Baltic Inflow in 2014: Impact of manganese and iron shuttling on phosphorus and trace metals in the Gotland Basin, Baltic Sea. Continental Shelf Research, 223: 104449.

Kurzweil, F., Archer, C., Wille, M., Schoenberg, R., Münker, C. and Dellwig, O., 2021. Redox control on the tungsten isotope composition of seawater. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, 118(18): e2023544118.

Lin, M., Qiao, J., Hou, X., Dellwig, O., Steier, P., Hain, K., Golser, R. and Zhu, L., 2021. 70-Year Anthropogenic Uranium Imprints of Nuclear Activities in Baltic Sea Sediments. Environmental Science & Technology, 55(13): 8918-8927.

Nantke, C.K.M., Brauer, A., Frings, P.J., Czymzik, M., Hübener, T., Stadmark, J., Dellwig, O., Roeser, P. and Conley, D.J., 2021. Human influence on the continental Si budget during the last 4300 years: δ30Sidiatom in varved lake sediments (Tiefer See, NE Germany). Quaternary Science Reviews, 258: 106869.

Nwosu, E.C., Roeser, P., Yang, S., Ganzert, L., Dellwig, O., Pinkerneil, S., Brauer, A., Dittmann, E., Wagner, D. and Liebner, S., 2021. From Water into Sediment—Tracing Freshwater Cyanobacteria via DNA Analyses. Microorganisms, 9(8): 1778.

Roué, L., Kurzweil, F., Wille, M., Wegwerth, A., Dellwig, O., Münker, C. and Schoenberg, R., 2021. Stable W and Mo isotopic evidence for increasing redox-potentials from the Paleoarchean towards the Paleoproterozoic deep ocean. Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta, 309: 366-387.

Wu, F., Sokolov, E.P., Dellwig, O. and Sokolova, I.M., 2021. Season-dependent effects of ZnO nanoparticles and elevated temperature on bioenergetics of the blue mussel Mytilus edulis. Chemosphere, 263: 127780.


Beck, M., Dellwig, O., Schnetger, B., Riedel, T. and Brumsack, H.-J., 2020. Manganese dynamics in tidal basins of the Wadden Sea: Spatial/seasonal patterns and budget estimates. Marine Chemistry, 225: 103847.

Brüske, A., Weyer, S., Zhao, M.-Y., Planavsky, N.J., Wegwerth, A., Neubert, N., Dellwig, O., Lau, K.V. and Lyons, T.W., 2020. Correlated molybdenum and uranium isotope signatures in modern anoxic sediments: Implications for their use as paleo-redox proxy. Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta, 270: 449-474.

Czymzik, M., Nowaczyk, N.R., Dellwig, O., Wegwerth, A., Muscheler, R., Christl, M. and Arz, H.W., 2020. Lagged atmospheric circulation response in the Black Sea region to Greenland Interstadial 10. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, 117(46): 28649-28654.

Rönspieß, L., Dellwig, O., Lange, X., Nausch, G. and Schulz-Bull, D., 2020. Spatial and seasonal phosphorus dynamics in a eutrophic estuary of the southern Baltic Sea. Estuarine, Coastal and Shelf Science, 233: 106532.

Scholtysik, G., Dellwig, O., Roeser, P., Arz, H.W., Casper, P., Herzog, C., Goldhammer, T. and Hupfer, M., 2020. Geochemical focusing and sequestration of manganese during eutrophication of Lake Stechlin (NE Germany). Biogeochemistry, 151(2): 313-334.

Wegwerth, A., Kaiser, J., Dellwig, O. and Arz, H.W., 2020. Impact of Eurasian Ice Sheet and North Atlantic climate dynamics on Black Sea temperature variability during the penultimate glacial (MIS 6, 130-184 ka BP). Paleoceanography and Paleoclimatology, 35(n/a): e2020PA003882.

Wu, F., Falfushynska, H., Dellwig, O., Piontkivska, H. and Sokolova, I.M., 2020. Interactive effects of salinity variation and exposure to ZnO nanoparticles on the innate immune system of a sentinel marine bivalve, Mytilus edulis. Science of The Total Environment, 712: 136473.


Atar, E., März, C., Aplin, A.C., Dellwig, O., Herringshaw, L.G., Lamoureux-Var, V., Leng, M.J., Schnetger, B. and Wagner, T., 2019. Dynamic climate-driven controls on the deposition of the Kimmeridge Clay Formation in the Cleveland Basin, Yorkshire, UK. Clim. Past, 15(4): 1581-1601.

Dellwig, O., Wegwerth, A., Schnetger, B., Schulz, H. and Arz, H.W., 2019. Dissimilar behaviors of the geochemical twins W and Mo in hypoxic-euxinic marine basins. Earth-Science Reviews, 193: 1-23.

Henkel, J.V., Dellwig, O., Pollehne, F., Herlemann, D.P.R., Leipe, T. and Schulz-Vogt, H.N., 2019. A bacterial isolate from the Black Sea oxidizes sulfide with manganese(IV) oxide. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences: 201906000.

Schulz-Vogt, H.N., Pollehne, F., Jürgens, K., Arz, H.W., Beier, S., Bahlo, R., Dellwig, O., Henkel, J.V., Herlemann, D.P.R., Krüger, S., Leipe, T. and Schott, T., 2019. Effect of large magnetotactic bacteria with polyphosphate inclusions on the phosphate profile of the suboxic zone in the Black Sea. The ISME Journal, 13: 1198-1208.

Wegwerth, A., Dellwig, O., Wulf, S., Plessen, B., Kleinhanns, I.C., Nowaczyk, N.R., Jiabo, L. and Arz, H.W., 2019. Major hydrological shifts in the Black Sea “Lake” in response to ice sheet collapses during MIS 6 (130–184 ka BP). Quaternary Science Reviews, 219: 126-144.


Dellwig, O., Schnetger, B., Meyer, D., Pollehne, F., Häusler, K. and Arz, H.W., 2018. Impact of the Major Baltic Inflow in 2014 on Manganese Cycling in the Gotland Deep (Baltic Sea). Frontiers in Marine Science, 5(248).

Häusler, K., Dellwig, O., Schnetger, B., Feldens, P., Leipe, T., Moros, M., Pollehne, F., Schönke, M., Wegwerth, A. and Arz, H.W., 2018. Massive Mn carbonate formation in the Landsort Deep (Baltic Sea): Hydrographic prerequisites, temporal succession and Mn budget calculations. Marine Geology, 395: 260-270.

Jokinen, S.A., Virtasalo, J.J., Jilbert, T., Kaiser, J., Dellwig, O., Arz, H.W., Hänninen, J., Arppe, L., Collander, M. and Saarinen, T., 2018. A 1500-year multiproxy record of coastal hypoxia from the northern Baltic Sea indicates unprecedented deoxygenation over the 20th century. Biogeosciences, 15: 3975-4001.

Kaiser, J., Moros, M., Tomczak, M., Dellwig, O., Schulz-Bull, D. and Arz, H.W., 2018. The invasive diatom Pseudosolenia calcar-avis and specific C25 isoprenoid lipids as a sedimentary time marker in the Black Sea. Geology, 46(6): 507-510.

Klier, J., Dellwig, O., Leipe, T., Jürgens, K. and Herlemann, D.P., 2018. Benthic bacterial community composition in the oligohaline-marine transition of surface sediments in the Baltic Sea. Frontiers in Microbiology, 9: 236.

Strauch, M., Wenzel, L.C., Bischoff, A., Dellwig, O., Klein, J., Schüch, A., Wasenitz, B. and Palm, H.W., 2018. Commercial African catfish (Clarias gariepinus) aquaculture systems (RAS): assessment of element and energy pathways with special focus on the phosphorus cycle. Sustainability, 10(6): 1805.

Wegwerth, A., Eckert, S., Dellwig, O., Schnetger, B., Severmann, S., Weyer, S., Brüske, A., Kaiser, J., Köster, J., Arz, H.W. and Brumsack, H.-J., 2018. Redox evolution during Eemian and Holocene sapropel formation in the Black Sea. Palaeogeography, Palaeoclimatology, Palaeoecology, 489: 249-260.


Donis, D., Janssen, F., Liu, B., Wenzhöfer, F., Dellwig, O., Escher, P., Spitzy, A. and Böttcher, M.E., 2017. Biogeochemical impact of submarine ground water discharge on coastal surface sands of the southern Baltic Sea Estuarine Coastal and Shelf Science, 189: 131-142.

Häusler, K., Moros, M., Wacker, L., Hammerschmidt, L., Dellwig, O., Leipe, T., Kotilainen, A. and Arz, H.W., 2017. Mid- to late Holocene environmental separation of the northern and central Baltic Sea basins in response to differential land uplift. Boreas, 46: 111-128.

Stern, J., Dellwig, O. and Waniek, J.J., 2017. Deep–sea fluxes of barium and lithogenic trace elements in the subtropical northeast Atlantic. Deep-Sea Reserach Part I, 122: 72-80.


Meyer, D., Prien, R.D., Dellwig, O., Waniek, J.J., Schuffenhauer, I., Donath, J., Krüger, S., Pallentin, M. and Schulz-Bull, D.E., 2016. A multi-pumping flow system (MPFS) for in situ measurements of dissolved Mn in aquatic systems. Sensors, 16: 2027.

Reyes, C., Dellwig, O., Dähnke, K., Gehre, M., Ortega-Nortega, B., Böttcher, M.E., Meister, P. and Friedrich, M., 2016. Bacterial communities potentially involved in iron-cycling in Baltic Sea and North Sea sediments revealed by pyrosequencing. FEMS Microbiology Ecology, 92(4): fiw054.

Wegwerth, A., Kaiser, J., Dellwig, O., Shumilovskikh, L.S., Nowaczyk, N.R. and Arz, H.W., 2016. Northern hemisphere climate control on the environmental dynamics in the glacial Black Sea “Lake”. Quaternary Science Reviews, 135: 41-53.


Hölker F., Vanni M.J., Kuiper J.J., Meile C., Grossart H.-P., Stief P., Adrian R., Lorke A., Dellwig O., Brand A., Hupfer M., Mooij W.M., Nützmann G., Lewandowski J. (2015) Tube-dwelling invertebrates: tiny ecosystem engineers have large effects in lake ecosystems. Ecological Monographs 85, 333-351.

Noordmann J., Weyer S., Montoya-Pino C., Dellwig O., Neubert N., Eckert S., Paetzel M., Böttcher M.E. (2015) Uranium and molybdenum isotope systematics in modern euxinic basins: Case studies from the central Baltic Sea and the Kyllaren fjord (Norway). Chem. Geol. 396, 182-195.

Wegwerth, A., Ganopolski, A., Ménot, G., Kaiser, J., Dellwig, O., Bard, E., Lamy, F. and Arz, H.W., 2015. Black Sea temperature response to glacial millennial-scale climate variability. Geophysical Research Letters, 42: 8147-8154.


Glockzin, M., Pollehne, F., Dellwig, O. (2014) Stationary sinking velocity of authigenic manganese oxides at pelagic redoxclines. Marine Chemistry 160, 67-74.

Kotwicki L., Grzelak K., Czub M., Dellwig O., Gentz T., Szymczycha B., and Böttcher M. E. (2013) Submarine Groundwater Discharge to the Baltic coastal zone: impacts on the meiofaunal community. Journal of Marine Systems 129, 118-126.

Meyer, D., Prien, R.D., Dellwig, O., Waniek, J.J., Schulz-Bull, D.E. (2014) Electrode measurements of the oxidation reduction potential in the Gotland Deep using medium-term moored profiling instrumentation. Estuar. Coast. Shelf Sci. 141, 26-36.

Wegwerth, A., Dellwig, O., Kaiser, J., Ménot, G., Bard, E., Shumilovskikh, L., Schnetger, B., Kleinhanns, I.C., Wille, M., Arz, H.W. (2014) Meltwater events and the Mediterranean reconnection at the Saalian–Eemian transition in the Black Sea. Earth and Planetary Science Letters 404, 124-135.


Bauer, A., Radziejewska, T., Liang, K., Kowalski, N., Dellwig, O., Bosselmann, K., Stark, A., Xia, Z., Harff, J., Böttcher, M. E., Schulz-Bull, D. E., Waniek, J. J.(2013) Regional differences of hydrographical and sedimentological properties in Beibu Gulf, South China Sea. Journal of Coastal Research SI66, 49-71.

Berry K. L. E., Seemann J., Dellwig O., Struck U., Wild C., and Leinfelder R. R. (2013) Sources and spatial distribution of heavy metals in scleractinian coral tissues and sediments from the Bocas del Toro Archipelago, Panama. Environmental Monitoring and Assessment 185, 9089-9099.

Kowalski N., Dellwig O., Beck M., Gräwe U., Neubert N., Nägler T., Badewien T. H., Brumsack H.-J., van Beusekom J. E. E., and Böttcher M. E. (2013) Pelagic molybdenum concentration anomalies and the impact of sediment resuspension on the molybdenum budget in two tidal systems of the North Sea. Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta 119, 198-211.


Beck M., Dellwig O., Fischer S., Schnetger B., and Brumsack H.-J. (2012) Trace metal geochemistry of organic carbon-rich watercourses draining the NW German coast. Estuarine Coastal and Shelf Science 104–105, 66-79.

Böttcher M. E., Gehlken P., Gratthof G. G., Schmidt B. C., Effenberger H. S., Geprägs P., Bahlo R., Dellwig O., Leipe T., Neugebauer C., Winde V., Baldermann A., Deutschmann A., Stark A., Gallego-Torres D., and Martinez-Ruiz F. C. (2012) BaMn[CO3]2 - a previously unrecognized double carbonate in brackish sediments: Structural, spectroscopic, and textural tools for future identification. Chemie der Erde - Geochemistry, 72, 85-89.

Kowalski N., Dellwig O., Beck M., Grunwald M., Badewien T.H. , Brumsack H.-J., van Beusekom J.E.E., Böttcher M.E. (2012) A comparative study of manganese dynamics in the pelagic and benthic parts of two intertidal systems of the North Sea. Est. Coast. Shelf Sci. 100, 3-17.

Dellwig O., Schnetger B., Brumsack H.-J., Grossart H.-P., Umlauf L. (2012) Dissolved reactive manganese at pelagic redoxclines (part II): Hydrodynamic conditions for accumulation. J. Mar. Sys. 90, 31-41.

Kolditz K., Dellwig O., Barkowski J., Freund H., Brumsack H.-J. (2012) Geochemistry of salt marsh and tidal flat sediments on a barrier island in the southern North Sea (Langeoog, NW Germany). Sedimentology 59, 337-355.

Kolditz K., Dellwig O., Barkowski J., Freund H., Brumsack H.-J. (2012) Salt marsh sedimentation during simulated sea-level rise and its relation to Holocene coastal development of NW Germany. Geo-Mar. Lett. 32, 49-60.

Meyer D., Prien R.D., Dellwig O., Connelly D.P., Schulz-Bull D.E. (2012) In situ determination of iron(II) in the anoxic zone of the Central Baltic Sea using ferene as spectrophotometric reagent. Mar. Chem. 130-131, 21-27.

Moller T., Schulz H., Hamann Y., Dellwig O., Kucera M. (2012) Sedimentology and geochemistry of an exceptionally preserved last interglacial sapropel S5 in the Levantine Basin (Mediterranean Sea). Mar. Geol. 291-294, 34-48.

Schnetger B., Dellwig O. (2012) Dissolved reactive manganese at pelagic redoxclines (part I): A method for determination based on field experiments. J. Mar. Sys, 90 23-30.


Moore, W.S., Beck, M., Riedel, T., van der Loeff, M., Dellwig, O., Shaw, T.J., Schnetger, B., Brumsack, H.-J. (2011) Fluxes of pore waters and associated metals, carbon and nutrients to the German Wadden Sea. Geochim. Cosmochim. Acta 75, 6535-6555.

Nägler T.F., Neubert N., Böttcher M.E., Dellwig O., Schnetger B. (2011) Molybdenum isotope fractionation in pelagic euxinia: Evidence from the modern Black and Baltic Seas. Chem. Geol. 289, 1-11.


Dellwig O., Leipe T., März C., Glockzin M., Pollehne F., Schnetger B., Yakushev E.V., Böttcher M.E., Brumsack H.-J. (2010) A new particulate Mn-Fe-P-shuttle at the redoxcline of anoxic basins. Geochim. Cosmochim. Acta 74, 7100-7115.

Grunwald M., Dellwig O., Kohlmeier C., Beck M., Kotzur S., Kowalski N., Liebezeit G., Brumsack H.-J. (2010) Nutrient dynamics in a back barrier tidal basin of the Southern North Sea: Time-series, model simulations, and budget estimates. J. Sea Res. 64, 199-212.

Perner K., Leipe T., Dellwig O., Kuijpers A., Mikkelsen N., Andersen T.J., Harff J. (2010) Contamination of arctic fjord sediments by Pb-Zn mining at Maarmorilik in central West Greenland. Mar. Poll. Bull. 60, 165-1073.


Grunwald M., Dellwig O., Beck M., Dippner J.W., Freund J.A., Kohlmeier C., Schnetger B., Brumsack H.-J. (2009) Methane in the southern North Sea: Sources, spatial distribution and budgets. Est. Coast. Shelf Sci. 81, 445-456.

Kolditz K., Dellwig O., Barkowski J., Beck M., Freund H., Brumsack H.-J. (2009) Effects of De-Embankment on Pore Water Geochemistry of Salt Marsh Sediments: J. Coast. Res. 25, 1222-1235.

Kowalski N., Dellwig O., Beck M., Grunwald M., Fischer S., Piepho M., Riedel T., Freund H., Brumsack H.-J., Böttcher M.E. (2009) Trace metal dynamics in the water column and pore waters in a temperate tidal system: response to the fate of algae-derived organic matter. Ocean Dyn. 59, 333-350.

Lemke A., Lunau M., Stone J., Dellwig O., Simon, M. (2009) Spatio-temporal dynamics of suspended matter properties and bacterial communities in the back-barrier tidal flat system of Spiekeroog Island. Ocean Dyn. 59, 277-290.

Lübben A., Dellwig O., Koch S., Beck M., Badewien T.H., Fischer S., Reuter, R. (2009) Distributions and characteristics of dissolved organic matter in temperate coastal waters (Southern North Sea). Ocean Dyn. 59, 263-275.


Beck M., Dellwig O., Schnetger B., Brumsack H.-J. (2008) Cycling of trace metals (Mn, Fe, Mo, U, V, Cr) in deep pore waters of intertidal flat sediments. Geochim. Cosmochim. Acta 72, 2822-2840.

Beck M., Dellwig O., Holstein J.M., Grunwald M., Liebezeit G., Schnetger B., Brumsack H.-J. (2008) Sulphate, dissolved organic carbon, nutrients and terminal metabolic products in deep pore waters of an intertidal flat. Biogeochem. 89, 221-238.

Beck M., Dellwig O., Liebezeit G., Schnetger B., Brumsack H.-J. (2008) Spatial, seasonal and tidal variations of sulphate, DOC and nutrients in deep pore waters of intertidal flat sediments. Est. Coast. Shelf Sci. 79, 307-316.


Dellwig O., Beck M., Lemke A., Lunau M., Kolditz K., Schnetger B., Brumsack H.-J. (2007) Non-conservative behaviour of molybdenum in coastal waters: Coupling geochemical, biological, and sedimentological processes. Geochim. Cosmochim. Acta 71, 2745-2761.

Dellwig O., Bosselmann K., Kolsch S., Hentscher M., Hinrichs J., Böttcher M.E., Reuter R., Brumsack H.-J. (2007) Sources and fate of manganese in a tidal basin of the German Wadden Sea. J. Sea Res. 57, 1-18.

Beck M., Dellwig O., Kolditz K., Freund H., Liebezeit G., Schnetger B., Brumsack H.-J. (2007) In situ pore water sampling in deep intertidal flat sediments. Limnol. Oceanogr. Methods 5, 136-144.

Grunwald M., Dellwig O., Liebezeit G., Schnetger B., Reuter R., Brumsack, H.-J. (2007) A novel time-series station in the Wadden Sea (NW Germany): First results on continuous nutrient and methane measurements. Mar. Chem. 107, 411-421.

Until 2006

Lunau M., Lemke A., Dellwig O., Simon, M. (2006) Physical and biogeochemical controls of microaggregate dynamics in a tidally affected coastal ecosystem. Limnol. Oceanogr. 51, 847-859.

Neumann T., Rausch N., Leipe T., Dellwig O., Berner Z., Böttcher M.E. (2005) Intense pyrite formation under low-sulfate conditions in the Achterwasser lagoon, SW Baltic Sea. Geochim. Cosmochim. Acta 69, 3619-3630.

Freund H., Gerdes G., Streif H., Dellwig O., Watermann F. (2004) The indicative meaning of diatoms, pollen and botanical macro fossils for the reconstruction of palaeoenvironments and sea-level fluctuations along the coast of Lower Saxony; Germany: Quat. Int. 112, 71-87.

Dellwig O., Terjung F., Brumsack H.-J., Reuter R. (2003) Understanding the bioreactor Wadden Sea: A geochemical and physical approach. Berichte - Forschungszentrum Terramare 12, p. 47-50.

Reuter R., Brumsack H.-J., Dellwig O., Grunwald M., Harksen U., Rullkötter J., Terjung F. (2003) A time-series station for continuous measurements in the Wadden Sea: EARSeL eProceedings 3.

Terjung F., Reuter R., Brumsack H.-J., Dellwig O., Grunwald M., Kölsch S., Wernand M. (2003) Characterisation of the tidal flat water column with optical measurements: EARSeL eProceedings 3.

Dellwig O., Böttcher M.E., Lipinski M., Brumsack H.J. (2002) Trace metals in Holocene coastal peats and their relation to pyrite formation (NW Germany). Chem. Geol. 182, 423-442.

Hinrichs J., Dellwig O., Brumsack H.-J. (2002) Lead in sediments and suspended particulate matter of the German Bight: natural versus anthropogenic origin. Appl. Geochem. 17, 621-632.

Dellwig O., Watermann F., Brumsack H.-J., Gerdes G., Krumbein W.E. (2001) Sulphur and iron geochemistry of Holocene coastal peats (NW Germany): a tool for palaeoenvironmental reconstruction. Palaeogeogr. Palaeoclimat. Palaeoecol. 167, 359-379.

Dellwig O., Hinrichs J., Hild A., Brumsack H.-J. (2000) Changing sedimentation in tidal flat sediments of the southern North Sea from the Holocene to the present: a geochemical approach. J. Sea Res. 44, 195-208.

Schnetger B., Hinrichs J., Dellwig O., Shaw T., Brumsack H.-J. (2000) The significance of radionuclides and trace elements in a back barrier tidal area: results from the german Wadden, in Inaba, J., Hisumatsu, S., and Ohtsuka, Y., eds.: Rokkasho, Aomori, Japan, Proceedings of the international workshop on distribution and speciation of radionuclides in the environment, p. 99-106.

Dellwig O., Watermann F., Brumsack H.-J., Gerdes G. (1999) High-resolution reconstruction of a holocene coastal sequence (NW Germany) using inorganic geochemical data and diatom inventories. Est. Coast. Shelf Sci. 48, 617-633.

Dellwig O., Gramberg D., Vetter D., Watermann F., Barckhausen J., Brumsack H.-J., Gerdes G., Liebezeit G., Rullkötter J., Scholz-Böttcher B.M., Streif H. (1998) Geochemical and microfacies characterization of a Holocene depositional sequence in northwest Germany. Org. Geochem. 29, 1687-1699.