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Peter Feldens - peer-reviewed publications


  • Geersen, J., Bradtmöller, M., Schneider von Deimling, J., Feldens, P., Auer, J., Held, P., Lohrberg, A., Supka, R., Hoffmann, J. J. L., Eriksen, B. V., Rabbel, W., Karlsen, H.-J., Krastel, S., Brandt, D., Heuskin, D., & Lübke, H. (2024). A submerged Stone Age hunting architecture from the Western Baltic Sea. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America, 121(8), e2312008121.
  • Marx, D., Feldens, A., Papenmeier, S., Feldens, P., Darr, A., Zettler, M.L., Heinicke, K. 2024: Habitats and biotopes in the German Baltic Sea. Biology 13: 6


  • Feldens A., Marx D., Herbst A., Darr A., Papenmeier S., Hinz M., Zettler M.L. and Feldens P. (2023): Distribution of boulders in coastal waters of Western Pomerania, German Baltic Sea. Front. Earth Sci. 11:1155765. DOI: 10.3389/feart.2023.1155765
  • Feldens, P.; Held, P.; Otero-Ferrer, F.; Bramanti, L.; Espino, F.; Schneider Von Deimling, J. Can black coral forests be detected using multibeam echosounder “multi-detect” data. Frontiers in Remote Sensing, 2023, 4,; DOI:10.3389/frsen.2023.988366
  • Czymzik, M.; Tjallingii, R.; Plessen, B.; Feldens, P.; Theuerkauf, M.; Moros, M.; Schwab, J. M.; Nantke, C. K. M.; Pinkerneil, S.; Brauer, A.; Arz, H. W. Mid-Holocene reinforcement of North Atlantic atmospheric circulation variability from a western Baltic lake sediment record. Climate of the Past, 2023, 19, 233-248;


  • Schulze, I., Gogina, M., Schönke, M., Zettler, M.L., and Feldens, P., 2022. Seasonal change of multifrequency backscatter in three Baltic Sea habitats. Frontiers in Remote Sensing 3:956994
  • Schönke, M.; Clemens, D., Feldens, P. Quantifying the Physical Impact of Bottom Trawling Based on High-Resolution Bathymetric Data. Remote Sens. 2022, 14, 2782.
  • Papenmeier, S., Darr, A., Feldens, P. (2022) Geomorphological Data from Detonation Craters in the Fehmarn Belt, German Baltic Sea 7(63), 1-10.
  • Feldens, P., Schwarzer, K., Sakuna-Schwartz, D., Khokiattiwong, S., (2022) Geomorphological Evolution of the Andaman Sea Offshore Phang Nga Province (Thailand) during the Holocene: An Example for a Sediment Starving Shelf. Coasts 2(1) 1-16


  • Ehlert von Ahn, C.M., Scholten, J.C., Malik, C., Feldens, P., Liu, B., Dellwig, O., Jenner, A-K., Papenmeier, S., Schmiedinger, I., Zeller, M.A., Böttcher, M.E. (2021) A multi-tracer study of fresh submarine and surface water sources for a temperate urbanized coastal bay. Frontiers in Environmental Science: Biogeochemical Dynamics 9, doi: 10.3389/fenvs.2021.642346
  • Theuerkauf, M., Blume, T., Brauer, A., Dräger, N., Feldens, P., Kaiser, K., Kappler, C., Kästner, F., Lorenz, S.,Schmidt, J-P., Schult, M. (2021) Holocene lake level evolution of Lake Tiefer See, NE Germany, caused by climate and land cover changes. BOREAS doi: 10.3389/fenvs.2021.642346
  • Schulze, I., Wilken, D., Zettler, M.L., Gogina, M., Schönke, M., Feldens, P. (2021) Laboratory measurements to image endobenthos and bioturbation with a high-frequency 3D seismic lander. Geosciences 11, 508
  • Feldens, P., Westfeld, P., Valerius, J., Feldens, A., Papenmeier, S. (2021) Automatic detection of boulders by neural networks: A comparison of multibeam echo sounder and side-scan sonar performance. Journal of Applied Hydrography 119, 6-17. 10.23784/HN119-01
  • Miluch, J., Osadczuk, A., Feldens, P., Harff, J., Maciag, L., Chen, H. (2021). Seismic profiling-based modeling of geometry and sedimentary architecture of the Late Pleistocene delta in the Beibu Gulf, SW of Hainan Island (South China Sea), Journal of Asian Earth Sciences, 104611  10.1016/j.jseaes.2020.104611



  • Czechowska,  K., Feldens, P.,  Tuya, F., Cosme de Esteban, M.,  Espino, F.,  Haroun, R.,   Schönke, M. and  Otero-Ferrer, F. (2020) Testing Side-Scan Sonar and Multibeam Echosounder to Study Black Coral Gardens: A Case Stud from Macaronesia. Remote Sensing 12, 3244. 
  • Xiong, P., Dudzińska-Nowak, J., Harff, J., Xie, X., Zhang, W., Chen, H., Tao, J., Chen, H., Miluch, J., Feldens, P., Maciąg, L., Osadczuk, A., Meng, Q., Zorita, E., Modeling paleogeographic scenarios of the Last Glacial Cycle as a base for source-to-sink studies: an example from the northwestern shelf of the South China Sea, Journal of Asian Earth Sciences (2020), doi:
  • Feldens, P. (2020)  Super Resolution by Deep Learning Improves Boulder Detection in Side Scan Sonar Backscatter Mosaics. Remote Sensing 12(14), 2284.
  • Papenmeier, S., Darr, A., Feldens, P., Michaelis, R. (2020): Hydroacoustic Mapping of Geogenic Hard Substrates: Challenges and Review of German Approaches. Geosciences, 10, 100. DOI: 10.3390/geosciences10030100.



  • Enders, K., Käppler, A., Biniasch, O., Feldens, P., Stollberg, N., Lange, X., Fischer, D., Eichhorn, K.-J., Pollehne, F., Oberbeckmann, S., and Labrenz, M., (2019), Tracing Microplastics in Aquatic Environments Based on Sediment Analogies: Scientific Reports 9
  • Schönke, M., Wiesenberg, L., Schulze, I., Wilken, D., Darr, A., Papenmeier, S., Feldens, P. (2019) Impact of Sparse Benthic Life on Seafloor Roughness and High-Frequency Acoustic Scatter. Geosciences 9(10), 454
  • Wilken, D., Wunderlich, T., Feldens, P., Coolen, J., Preston, J., Mehler, N. (2019) Investigating the Norse Harbour of Igaliku (Southern Greenland) Using an Integrated System of Side-Scan Sonar and High-Resolution Reflection Seismics Remote Sensing 11(16), 1889
  • Feldens, P., Darr, A., Feldens, A., Tauber, F. (2019) Detection of Boulders in Side Scan Sonar Mosaics by a Neural Network. Geosciences 9(4) 159.


  • Kreuzburg, M., Ibenthal, M., Janssen, M., Rehder, G., Voss, M.,  Naumann, M.,  Feldens, P. (2018) Submarine continuation of a coastal peatland in the southern Baltic Sea and its Holocene development. Frontiers in Earth Science 6, 103.
  • Li, W., Krastel, S., Alves, T.M., Urlaub, M., Mehringer, L., Schürer, A., Feldens, P., Gross, F., Stevenson, C.J., Wynn, R.B. (2018). The Agadir Slide offshore NW Africa: Morphology, emplacement dynamics, and potential contribution to the Moroccan Turbidite System. Earth and Planetary Science Letters 498, 436-449.
  • Stevenson, C., Feldens, P., Georgiopoulou, A., Schönke, M., Krastel, S., Piper, DJW, Lindhorst, K., Mosher, D. (2018) Reconstructing the sediment concentration of a giant submarine gravity flow. Nature Communications 9, 2616. 
  • Feldens, P., Schulze, I., Papenmeier, S., Schönke, M., Schneider von Deimling, J. (2018). Improved Interpretation of Marine Sedimentary Environments using Multi-Frequency Multibeam Backscatter Data. Geosciences 8(6), 214. 
  • Krastel, S., Li, W., Urlaub, M., Georgiopoulou, A., Wynn, RB, Schwenk, T., Stevenson, C., Feldens, P. (2018). Mass wasting along the NW African continental margin. Geological Society, London, Special Publications 477
  • Häusler, K., Dellwig, O., Schnetger, B., Feldens, P.,  Leipe, T.,  Moros, M., Pollehne,  F., Schönke, M.,  Wegwerth, A., Arz ; HW. (2018) Massive Mn carbonate formation in the Landsort Deep (Baltic Sea): Hydrographic conditions, temporal succession, and Mn budget calculations. Marine Geology DOI:10.1016/j.margeo.2017.10.010


  • Feldens, P. (2017) Sensitivity of texture parameters to acoustic incidence angles in multibeam backscatter. IEEE Geoscience and Remote Sensing Letters 14(12), 2215-2219. DOI: 10.1109/LGRS.2017.2756258
  • Schönke, M., Feldens, P., Wilken, D., Papenmeier, S., Heinrich, C., Schneider von Deimling, J., Held, P.,Krastel, S. (2017) Impact of Lanice conchilega on seafloor microtopography off the island of Sylt (German Bight, SE North Sea). Geo-Marine Letters 37(3) 305-318  doi:10.1007/s00367-016-0491-1
  • Mitchell, N.C., Ligi, M., Feldens, P., Hübscher, C (2017) Deformation of a young salt giant:  Regional topography of the Red Sea Miocene evaporites: effects of salt tectonic and isostasy. Basin Research 29(S1) 352-369 DOI: 10.1111/bre.12153
  • Heinrich, C., Feldens, P., Schwarzer, K., (2017) Highly dynamic biological seabed alterations revealed by side scan sonar tracking of Lanice conchilega beds offshore the island of Sylt (German Bight). Geomarine Letters 37(3) 289-303. DOI: 10.1007/s00367-016-0477-z


  • Augustin A., van der Zwan FM, Devey CW, Ligi M, Kwasnitschka T, Feldens P, Bantan RA, Basaham AS (2016) Geomorphology of the central Red Sea Rift: Determining spreading processes. Geomorphology
  • Wölfl, A-C., Wittenberg, N., Feldens, P., Hass, HC., Betzler, C., Kuhn, G. (2016) Submarine landforms related to glacier retreat in a shallow Antarctic fjord. Antarctic Science 28(6), 475-486.
  • Feldens, P., Schmidt, M., Mücke, I., Augustin, N., Al-Farawati, R., Orif, M., Faber, E. (2016). Expelled subsalt fluids form a pockmark field in the eastern Red Sea. Geo Marine Letters, doi: 10.1007/s00367-016-0451-9
  • Albarakati, A., McGinnis, D. F., Ahmad, F., Linke, P., Dengler, M., Feldens, P., Schmidt, M. und Al-Farawati, R. (2016) Thermal small-steps staircase and layer migration in the Atlantis II Deep, Red Sea. Arabian Journal of Geosciences 9:392 DOI 10.1007/s12517-016-2399-5.
  • Schneider von Deimling, J., Held, P., Feldens, P., Wilken, D. (2016) Effects of using inclined parametric echosounding on sub-bottom acoustic imaging and advances in buried object detection. Geomarine Letters DOI: 10.1007/s00367-015-0433-3


  • Krastel, S., Wynn, R.B., Feldens, P., Schürer, A., Böttner, C., Stevenson, C., Cartigny, M.J.B., Hühnerbach, V., Unverricht, D. (2015) Flow Behaviour of a Giant Landslide and Debris Flow Entering Agadir Canyon, NW Africa. In: Submarine Mass Movements and their Consequences, Publisher: Springer International Publishing, pp.145-154
  • Sakuna, D., Feldens, P., Schwarzer, K., Khokiattiwong, S., Stattegger, K. (2015) Internal structure of event layers preserved on the Andaman Sea continental shelf, Thailand: Tsunami vs. Storm and Flash flood deposits. Natural Hazards and Earth System Science 15, 1181-1199
  • Glogowski, S., Dullo, W-C., Feldens, P., Liebetrau, V., von Reumont, J., Hühnerbach, V., Krastel, S., Wynn, R.B., Flögel, S. (2015). The Eugen Seibold coral mounds offshore Morocco: oceanographic and bathymetric boundary conditions of a newly discovered cold-water coral province. GeoMarine Letters 35(4) 1-13.
  • Feldens, P., Mitchell, N.C. (2015). Salt flows in the central Red Sea. In: The Red Sea: The Formation, Morphology, Oceanography and Environment of a Young Ocean Basin (Eds. Rasul, N.M.A., Stewart, I.C.F.) Springer Earth System Sciences.


  • Feldens, P., Diesing, M., Schwarzer, K., Heinrich, C., Schlenz, B. (2014). Occurrence of flow parallel and flow transverse bedforms in Fehmarn Belt (SW Baltic Sea) related to the local paleomorphology. Geomorphology 231, 53
  • Augustin, N., Devey, C.W., van der Zwan, F.M., Feldens, P., Tominaga, M., Bantan, R.A., Kwasnitschka, T. (2014) The rifting to spreading transition in the Red Sea. Earth and Planetary Science Letters 395, 217-230.


  • Milker, Y., Wilken, M., Schumann, J., Sakuna, D.,  Feldens, P., Schwarzer, K., Schmiedl, G. (2013). Sediment transport on the inner shelf off Khao Lak (Andaman Sea, Thailand) during the 2004 Indian Ocean tsunami and former storm events: Evidence from foraminiferal transfer functions. Natural Hazards and Earth System Sciences 13(12) 3113-3128
  • Feldens, P., Diesing, M., Wilken, D., Schwarzer, K. (2013). Submarine eskers preserved on Adler Grund, south-western Baltic Sea. Baltica 26(2), 137-144.
  • Pongpiachan, S., Tipmanee, D., Deelaman, W., Muprasit, J., Feldens, P., Schwarzer, K. (2013). Risk assessment of the presence of polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs) in coastal areas of Thailand affected by the 2004 tsunami. Marine Pollution Bulletin 76(1-2)

- 2012

  • Sakuna, D., Szczuciński, W., Feldens, P., Schwarzer, K., Khokiattiwong, S. (2012) Sedimentary deposits left by the 2004 Indian Ocean tsunami on the inner continental shelf offshore Khao Lak, Andaman Sea (Thailand). Earth Planets and Space 64, 931-943.
  • Feldens, P., Schwarzer, K., Sakuna, D., Szczucinski, W., Somgpongchaiykul. (2012) Sediment distribution on the inner continental shelf off Khao Lak (Thailand) after the 2004 Indian Ocean Tsunami. Earth Planets Space 64, 875-887.
  • Wilken, D., Feldens, P., Wunderlich, T., Heinrich, C. (2012). Application of 2D Fourier Filtering for the elimination of stripe noise in side scan sonar mosaics. GeoMarine Letters 32(4), 337-347.
  • Feldens, P., Schwarzer, K. (2012) The Ancylus Lake stage of the Baltic Sea in Fehmarn Belt: Indications of a new threshold? Continental Shelf Research 35, 43-52.
  • Feldens, P., Schwarzer, K., Szczuciński, W, Stattegger, K., Sakuna, D., Somgpongchaiykul, P. (2009). Impact of 2004 Tsunami on Seafloor Morphology and Offshore Sediments, Pakarang Cape, Thailand. Polish Journal of Environmental Studies 18(1): 63-68