Dr. rer. nat.

Stefan Vlaminck


Stefan Vlaminck
Lehrstuhl für Physische Geographie und Geoökologie



Research Interests

  • Research fields
    • Sedimentology
    • Loess research
    • Soil Science
    • Palaeoenvironmental reconstruction
    • Geochemistry

  • Regional focus
    • Germany
    • Iran


  • Born: 1982 in Cologne.
  • Studies: Geography (Diplom), Geology, Soil Science: Cologne, Bonn 2005-2011.
  • Diploma thesis: Sedimentological and geomorphological indicators of Holocene Tsunamis in the Louros Delta (NW Greece).
  • Promotion: Cologne 2017: Northeastern Iranian loess and its palaeoclimatic implications, University of Cologne, online publication.

Current Projects


Journal Articles

Source Author(s)
[Journal Article]
Loess-soil sequence at Toshan (Northern Iran): Insights into late Pleistocene climate change
In: Quaternary international, 399, 122-135, 2016
[DOI: 10.1016/j.quaint.2015.04.028]
Vlaminck, Stefan (Corresponding author)
Kehl, Martin
Lauer, Tobias
Shahriari, Ali
Sharifi, Jafar
Eckmeier, Eileen
Lehndorff, Eva
Khormali, Farhad
Frechen, Manfred


Source Author(s)
[Abstract, Contribution to a conference proceedings]
The Eltville Tephra (Western Europe): distribution and timing for an important Western European stratigraphic marker
In: Crossing New Frontiers: INTAV International Field Conference on Tephrochronology "Tephra Hunt in Transylvania" Moieciu de Sus, Romania, 24 June -1 July 2018 : Book of Abstracts / Ulrich Hambach & Daniel Veres, 32-32, 2018
Lehmkuhl, Frank (Corresponding author)
Zeeden, Christian Johannes
Zens, Jörg
Vlaminck, Stefan


Source Author(s)
Late Pleistocene environmental change along a potential Danube corridor of early human migration
In: Central European Conference on Geomorphology and Quaternary Sciences Gießen 2018-09-23 - 2018-09-27, 2018
Vlaminck, Stefan (Corresponding author)
Lehmkuhl, Frank

Publications (non RWTH)


Vlaminck, S., Rolf, C., Franz, O., Lauer, T., Kehl, M., Lehndorff, E., Frechen, M., Khormali, F., (2018). Late Pleistocene dust dynamics and pedogenesis in southern Eurasia – detailed insights from the loess profile Toshan (NE Iran). Quaternary Science Reviews 180, 75-95.


Lauer, T., Frechen, M., Vlaminck, S., Kehl, M., Lehndorff, E., Shahriari, A., (2017). Luminescence chroinology of the loess-palaeosol sequence Toshan, Northern Iran – A highly resolved climate archive for the last glacial-interglacial cycle. Quaternary International 429, Part B, 3-12.

Lauer, T., Vlaminck, S., Frechen, M., Rolf, C., Kehl, M., Sharifi, J., Lehndorff, E., Khormali, F., (2017). The Agh Band loesspalaeosol sequence – A terrestrial archive for climatic shifts during the last and penultimate glacial-interglacial cycles in a semiarid region in northern Iran. Quaternary International 429, Part B, 13-30.

Shahriari, A., Khormali, F., Bläsing, M., Vlaminck, S., Kehl, M., Frechen, M., Karimi, A., Lehndorff, E. (2017). Biomarkers in modern and buried soils of semi-desert and forest ecosystems of Northern Iran. Quaternary International 429, Part B, 62-73.