Alexander Francke

Dr Alexander Francke

Lecturer in Palaeoclimatology & Geochemistry

School of Physics, Chemistry and Earth Sciences

Faculty of Sciences, Engineering and Technology

Eligible to supervise Masters and PhD - email supervisor to discuss availability.


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I am working on paleoclimate and -environmental reconstructions by applying a variety of sedimentary and geochemical proxies to Quaternary lake sediment records across the Mediterranean, Australia, Asia, and the High Arctic realm. In my research, I use element geochemical and stable isotope proxies to reconstruct paleoclimate variability. I use a new approach based on uranium isotope geochemistry applied to fine-grained (lacustrine) sedimentary achieves to quantify Quaternary catchment erosion. The obtained information shall be directly compared to information derived on paleoclimate conditions and information about human activity to obtain a comprehensive picture about climate-human-landscape interactions. I work on Quaternary (last 1.3Ma, Lake Ohrid) to Holocene timescales.

I am Editor for Quaternary International (IF: 1.99), the in-house journal of INQUA (International Quaternary Association)

Top 5 publications:

Francke, A., Dosseto, A., Forbes, M., Cadd, H., Short, J., Sherborne-Higgins, B., et al. (2022). Catchment vegetation and erosion controlled soil carbon cycling in south-eastern Australia during the last two glacial-interglacial cycles. Global and Planetary Change (IF: 4.1), 217, 103922

Francke, A., Holtvoeth, J., Codilean, A., et al. (2020): Geochemical methods to infer landscape response to Quaternary climate change and land use in depositional archives: a review, Earth-Science Reviews (IF: 10.6), 103218.

Francke, A., Dosseto, A., Panagiotopoulos, et al. (2019): Landscape threshold crossed on the Balkan Peninsula during the Early to Mid-Holocene, Global and Planetary Change (IF: 4.1), 177, 186-200.

Francke, A., Wagner, B., Just, et al. (2016): Sedimentological processes and environmental variability at Lake Ohrid (Macedonia, Albania) between 637 ka and the present, Biogeosciences (IF: 3.7), 13, 1179-1196.

Wagner, B.*, Vogel, H.*, Francke, A. et al. (2019): Mediterranean winter rainfall in phase with African monsoon during past 1.36 million years, Nature (IF: 43.1), 573, 256-260.

  • Journals

    Year Citation
    2024 Marchegiano, M., Peral, M., Doyle, R., García-Alix, A., Francke, A., Snoeck, C., . . . Claeys, P. (2024). Temperature and hydrological variations during the late-glacial in the Central Mediterranean: Application of the novel ostracod-clumped isotope thermometer. Earth and Planetary Science Letters, 625, 13 pages.
    DOI Scopus1
    2024 Duxbury, L. C., Johns-Mead, L. Y., Cadd, H., Francke, A., Löhr, S. C., Law, W. B., . . . Tyler, J. J. (2024). Holocene climate and catchment change inferred from the geochemistry of Lashmars Lagoon, Kangaroo Island (Karti/Karta), southern Australia. Palaeogeography, Palaeoclimatology, Palaeoecology, 634, 15 pages.
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    2024 Paine, A. R., Fendley, I. M., Frieling, J., Mather, T. A., Lacey, J. H., Wagner, B., . . . Panagiotopoulos, K. (2024). Mercury records covering the past 90000 years from lakes Prespa and Ohrid, SE Europe. Biogeosciences, 21(2), 531-556.
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    2023 Francke, A., Tsimosh, O., Tibby, J., Reid, M., Fletcher, M., & Tyler, J. J. (2023). Contemporary Controls on Terrestrial Carbon Characteristics in Temperate and Sub‐Tropical Australian Wetlands. Journal of Geophysical Research: Biogeosciences, 128(1), e2022JG007092-1-e2022JG007092-17.
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    2023 Constantine, M., Williams, A. N., Francke, A., Cadd, H., Forbes, M., Cohen, T. J., . . . Mooney, S. D. (2023). Exploration of the Burning Question: A Long History of Fire in Eastern Australia with and without People. Fire, 6(4), 152.
    DOI Scopus3 WoS2
    2023 Paine, A. R., Fendley, I. M., Frieling, J., Mather, T. A., Lacey, J. H., Wagner, B., . . . Panagiotopoulos, K. (2023). Supplementary material to "Mercury records covering the past 90 kyr from lakes Prespa and Ohrid, SE Europe".
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    2023 Paine, A. R., Fendley, I. M., Frieling, J., Mather, T. A., Lacey, J. H., Wagner, B., . . . Panagiotopoulos, K. (2023). Mercury records covering the past 90 kyr from lakes Prespa and Ohrid, SE Europe.
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    2023 Duxbury, L. C., Johns-Mead, L. Y., Cadd, H., Francke, A., Löhr, S. C., Law, W. B., . . . Tyler, J. J. (2023). Holocene Climate and Catchment Change Inferred from the Geochemistry of Lashmars Lagoon, Kangaroo Island (Karti), Southern Australia.
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    2022 Klaas, L., Pein, M., Mechnich, P., Francke, A., Giasafaki, D., Kriechbaumer, D., . . . Sattler, C. (2022). Controlling thermal expansion and phase transitions in Ca<sub>1-<i>x</i></sub>Sr<sub><i>x</i></sub>MnO<sub>3-<i>δ</i></sub> by Sr-content. PHYSICAL CHEMISTRY CHEMICAL PHYSICS, 24(45), 27976-27988.
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    2022 Francke, A., Naumann, G., Weidauer, M. -C., Scharfe, F., Schoen, S., Wunderlich, C., & Christoph, M. (2022). Esophageal safety in CLOSE-guided 50 W high-power-short-duration pulmonary vein isolation: The PREHEAT-PVI-registry. JOURNAL OF CARDIOVASCULAR ELECTROPHYSIOLOGY, 33(11), 2276-2284.
    DOI WoS1
    2022 Francke, A., Scharfe, F., Schoen, S., Wunderlich, C., & Christoph, M. (2022). Reconnection patterns after high-power-short-duration pulmonary vein isolation reconnection patterns after CLOSE-guided 50 W high-power-short-duration circumferential pulmonary vein isolation and substrate modification-PV reconnection might no longer be an issue. JOURNAL OF CARDIOVASCULAR ELECTROPHYSIOLOGY, 33(6), 1136-1145.
    DOI WoS5
    2022 Youssef, A., Pfluecke, C., Dawid, M., Ibrahim, K., Guenther, M., Kolschmann, S., . . . Christoph, M. (2022). The short term influence of right ventricular pacing burden on echocardiographic and spiroergometric parameters in patients with preserved left ventricular ejection fraction. BMC CARDIOVASCULAR DISORDERS, 22(1), 12 pages.
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    2022 Pein, M., Matzel, L., Oliveira, L., Alkan, G., Francke, A., Mechnich, P., . . . Sattler, C. (2022). Reticulated Porous Perovskite Structures for Thermochemical Solar Energy Storage. ADVANCED ENERGY MATERIALS, 12(10), 17 pages.
    DOI WoS13
    2022 Zaova, D., Cvetkoska, A., Wagner, B., Francke, A., Vogel, H., Levkov, Z., & Jovanovska, E. (2022). Diatom community responses to environmental change in Lake Ohrid (Balkan Peninsula) during the mid-Pleistocene Transition. Quaternary International, 622, 19.
    DOI Scopus2 WoS1
    2022 Cadd, H., Sherborne-Higgins, B., Becerra-Valdivia, L., Tibby, J., Barr, C., Forbes, M., . . . Turney, C. (2022). The application of pollen radiocarbon dating and bayesian age-depth modeling for developing robust geochronological frameworks of wetland archives. Radiocarbon, 64(2), 213-235.
    DOI Scopus5
    2022 Francke, A., Dosseto, A., Forbes, M., Cadd, H., Short, J., Sherborne-Higgins, B., . . . Cohen, T. J. (2022). Catchment vegetation and erosion controlled soil carbon cycling in south-eastern Australia during the last two glacial-interglacial cycles. Global and Planetary Change, 217, 1-16.
    DOI Scopus6 WoS3
    2022 Wagner, B., Tauber, P., Francke, A., Leicher, N., Binnie, S. A., Cvetkoska, A., . . . Wilke, T. (2022). The geodynamic and limnological evolution of Balkan Lake Ohrid, possibly the oldest extant lake in Europe. Boreas, 52(1), 26 pages.
    DOI Scopus5 WoS3
    2021 Francke, A., Forbes, M., Cadd, H., Short, J. E., Dosseto, A., Tyler, J., . . . Tim C., C. (2021). Catchment vegetation and erosion controls soil carbon cycling in SE Australia during two Glacial-Interglacial complexes.
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    2021 Cvetkoska, A., Jovanovska, E., Hauffe, T., Donders, T. H., Levkov, Z., Van de Waal, D. B., . . . Wagner-Cremer, F. (2021). Drivers of phytoplankton community structure change with ecosystem ontogeny during the Quaternary. Quaternary Science Reviews, 265, 1-10.
    DOI Scopus6 WoS4
    2021 Donders, T., Panagiotopoulos, K., Koutsodendris, A., Bertini, A., Mercuri, A. M., Masi, A., . . . Sadori, L. (2021). 1.36 million years of Mediterranean forest refugium dynamics in response to glacial-interglacial cycle strength.. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America, 118(34), 1-9.
    DOI Scopus27 WoS22 Europe PMC3
    2021 Leicher, N., Giaccio, B., Zanchetta, G., Sulpizio, R., Albert, P. G., Tomlinson, E. L., . . . Wagner, B. (2021). Lake Ohrid's tephrochronological dataset reveals 1.36 Ma of Mediterranean explosive volcanic activity. Scientific data, 8(1), 1-14.
    DOI Scopus14 WoS10 Europe PMC2
    2021 Francke, A., Lacey, J. H., Marchegiano, M., Wagner, B., Ariztegui, D., Zanchetta, G., . . . Knodgen, K. (2021). Last Glacial central Mediterranean hydrology inferred from Lake Trasimeno's (Italy) calcium carbonate geochemistry. BOREAS, 51(1), 19 pages.
    DOI Scopus4 WoS3
    2021 Forbes, M., Cohen, T., Jacobs, Z., Marx, S., Barber, E., Dodson, J., . . . Woodward, C. (2021). Comparing interglacials in eastern Australia: a multi-proxy investigation of a new sedimentary record. Quaternary Science Reviews, 252, 106750-1-106750-20.
    DOI Scopus13 WoS10
    2020 Thomas, C., Francke, A., Vogel, H., Wagner, B., & Ariztegui, D. (2020). Weak influence of paleoenvironmental conditions on the subsurface biosphere of lake ohrid over the last 515 ka. Microorganisms, 8(11), 1-20.
    DOI Scopus9 WoS9 Europe PMC2
    2020 Thomas, C., Francke, A., Vogel, H., Wagner, B., & Ariztegui, D. (2020). Weak influence of paleoenvironmental conditions on the subsurface biosphere of Lake Ohrid in the last 515 ka.
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    2020 Cvetkoska, A., B. Van de Waal, D., H. Donders, T., Jovanovska, E., Levkov, Z., Hauffe, T., . . . Wagner-Cremer, F. (2020). Basin- and global-scale environment alternately drive diatom community structure in ancient Lake Ohrid.
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    2020 Francke, A., Dosseto, A., Just, J., Wagner, B., & Jones, B. G. (2020). Assessment of the controls on (<sup>234</sup>U/<sup>238</sup>U) activity ratios recorded in detrital lacustrine sediments. Chemical Geology, 550, 18 pages.
    DOI Scopus12 WoS12
    2020 Francke, A., Holtvoeth, J., Codilean, A. T., Lacey, J. H., Bayon, G., & Dosseto, A. (2020). Geochemical methods to infer landscape response to Quaternary climate change and land use in depositional archives: A review. Earth-Science Reviews, 207, 23 pages.
    DOI Scopus11 WoS9
    2020 Marchegiano, M., Horne, D. J., Gliozzi, E., Francke, A., Wagner, B., & Ariztegui, D. (2020). Rapid Late Pleistocene climate change reconstructed from a lacustrine ostracod record in central Italy (Lake Trasimeno, Umbria). Boreas, 49(4), 739-750.
    DOI Scopus10 WoS8
    2020 Panagiotopoulos, K., Holtvoeth, J., Kouli, K., Marinova, E., Francke, A., Cvetkoska, A., . . . Wilke, T. (2020). Insights into the evolution of the young Lake Ohrid ecosystem and vegetation succession from a southern European refugium during the Early Pleistocene. Quaternary Science Reviews, 227, 17 pages.
    DOI Scopus24 WoS21
    2020 Wilke, T., Hauffe, T., Jovanovska, E., Cvetkoska, A., Donders, T., Ekschmitt, K., . . . Wagner, B. (2020). Deep drilling reveals massive shifts in evolutionary dynamics after formation of ancient ecosystem. Science advances, 6(40), 9 pages.
    DOI Scopus23 WoS21 Europe PMC10
    2019 Leicher, N., Giaccio, B., Zanchetta, G., Wagner, B., Francke, A., Palladino, D. M., . . . Tomlinson, E. L. (2019). Central Mediterranean explosive volcanism and tephrochronology during the last 630 ka based on the sediment record from Lake Ohrid. Quaternary Science Reviews, 226, 29 pages.
    DOI Scopus23 WoS16
    2019 Wagner, B., Vogel, H., Francke, A., Friedrich, T., Donders, T., Lacey, J. H., . . . Zhang, X. (2019). Mediterranean winter rainfall in phase with African monsoons during the past 1.36 million years. Nature, 573(7773), 256-260.
    DOI Scopus114 WoS98 Europe PMC17
    2019 Marchegiano, M., Francke, A., Gliozzi, E., Wagner, B., & Ariztegui, D. (2019). High-resolution palaeohydrological reconstruction of central Italy during the Holocene. Holocene, 29(3), 481-492.
    DOI Scopus13 WoS10
    2019 Sinopoli, G., Peyron, O., Masi, A., Holtvoeth, J., Francke, A., Wagner, B., & Sadori, L. (2019). Pollen-based temperature and precipitation changes in the Ohrid Basin (western Balkans) between 160 and 70 ka. Climate of the Past, 15(1), 53-71.
    DOI Scopus21 WoS18
    2019 Just, J., Sagnotti, L., Nowaczyk, N. R., Francke, A., & Wagner, B. (2019). Recordings of Fast Paleomagnetic Reversals in a 1.2 Ma Greigite-Rich Sediment Archive From Lake Ohrid, Balkans. Journal of Geophysical Research: Solid Earth, 124(12), 12445-12464.
    DOI Scopus14 WoS15
    2019 Francke, A., Dosseto, A., Panagiotopoulos, K., Leicher, N., Lacey, J. H., Kyrikou, S., . . . Leng, M. J. (2019). Sediment residence time reveals Holocene shift from climatic to vegetation control on catchment erosion in the Balkans. Global and Planetary Change, 177, 186-200.
    DOI Scopus33 WoS28
    2018 Rothacker, L., Dosseto, A., Francke, A., Chivas, A. R., Vigier, N., Kotarba-Morley, A. M., & Menozzi, D. (2018). Impact of climate change and human activity on soil landscapes over the past 12,300 years. Scientific Reports, 8(1), 7 pages.
    DOI Scopus53 WoS35 Europe PMC2
    2018 Zanchetta, G., Baneschi, I., Francke, A., Boschi, C., Regattieri, E., Wagner, B., . . . Sadori, L. (2018). Evidence for carbon cycling in a large freshwater lake in the Balkans over the last 0.5 million years using the isotopic composition of bulk organic matter. Quaternary Science Reviews, 202, 154-165.
    DOI Scopus13 WoS12
    2018 Kousis, I., Koutsodendris, A., Peyron, O., Leicher, N., Francke, A., Wagner, B., . . . Pross, J. (2018). Centennial-scale vegetation dynamics and climate variability in SE Europe during Marine Isotope Stage 11 based on a pollen record from Lake Ohrid. Quaternary Science Reviews, 190, 20-38.
    DOI Scopus29 WoS24
    2018 Francke, A., Carney, S., Wilcox, P., & Dosseto, A. (2018). Sample preparation for determination of comminution ages in lacustrine and marine sediments. Chemical Geology, 479, 123-135.
    DOI Scopus17 WoS15
    2018 Regattieri, E., Zanchetta, G., Isola, I., Bajo, P., Perchiazzi, N., Drysdale, R. N., . . . Wagner, B. (2018). A MIS 9/MIS 8 speleothem record of hydrological variability from Macedonia (F.Y.R.O.M.). Global and Planetary Change, 162, 39-52.
    DOI Scopus21 WoS17
    2018 Sinopoli, G., Masi, A., Regattieri, E., Wagner, B., Francke, A., Peyron, O., & Sadori, L. (2018). Palynology of the Last Interglacial Complex at Lake Ohrid: palaeoenvironmental and palaeoclimatic inferences. Quaternary Science Reviews, 180, 177-192.
    DOI Scopus43 WoS39
    2018 Marchegiano, M., Francke, A., Gliozzi, E., & Ariztegui, D. (2018). Arid and humid phases in central Italy during the Late Pleistocene revealed by the Lake Trasimeno ostracod record. Palaeogeography, Palaeoclimatology, Palaeoecology, 490, 55-69.
    DOI Scopus12 WoS9
    2018 Lacey, J. H., Leng, M. J., Peckover, E. N., Dean, J. R., Wilke, T., Francke, A., . . . Wagner, B. (2018). Investigating the environmental interpretation of oxygen and carbon isotope data from whole and fragmented bivalve shells. Quaternary Science Reviews, 194, 55-61.
    DOI Scopus4 WoS4
    2018 Masi, A., Francke, A., Pepe, C., Thienemann, M., Wagner, B., & Sadori, L. (2018). Vegetation history and paleoclimate at Lake Dojran (FYROM/Greece) during the Late Glacial and Holocene. Climate of the Past, 14(3), 351-367.
    DOI Scopus27 WoS19
    2018 Sinopoli, G., Peyron, O., Masi, A., Holtvoeth, J., Francke, A., Wagner, B., & Sadori, L. (2018). Pollen-based temperature and precipitation changes in the Ohrid Basin (western Balkans) between 160 and 70 ka.
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    2017 Wagner, B., Wilke, T., Francke, A., Albrecht, C., Baumgarten, H., Bertini, A., . . . Zhang, X. S. (2017). The environmental and evolutionary history of Lake Ohrid (FYROM/Albania): Interim results from the SCOPSCO deep drilling project. Biogeosciences, 14(8), 2033-2054.
    DOI Scopus48 WoS46
    2017 Thienemann, M., Masi, A., Kusch, S., Sadori, L., John, S., Francke, A., . . . Rethemeyer, J. (2017). Organic geochemical and palynological evidence for Holocene natural and anthropogenic environmental change at Lake Dojran (Macedonia/Greece). Holocene, 27(8), 1103-1114.
    DOI Scopus26 WoS20
    2017 Regattieri, E., Giaccio, B., Nomade, S., Francke, A., Vogel, H., Drysdale, R. N., . . . Peronace, E. (2017). A Last Interglacial record of environmental changes from the Sulmona Basin (central Italy). Palaeogeography, Palaeoclimatology, Palaeoecology, 472, 51-66.
    DOI Scopus32 WoS24
    2017 Masi, A., Francke, A., Pepe, C., Thienemann, M., Wagner, B., & Sadori, L. (2017). Vegetation history and palaeoclimate at Lake Dojran (FYROM/Greece) during the Late Glacial and Holocene.
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    2016 Wagner, B., Wilke, T., Francke, A., Albrecht, C., Baumgarten, H., Bertini, A., . . . Zhang, X. S. (2016). The environmental and evolutionary history of Lake Ohrid (FYROM/Albania): Interim results from the SCOPSCO deep drilling project.
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    2016 Sadori, L., Koutsodendris, A., Panagiotopoulos, K., Masi, A., Bertini, A., Combourieu-Nebout, N., . . . Donders, T. (2016). "pollen-based paleoenvironmental and paleoclimatic change at Lake Ohrid (south-eastern Europe) during the past 500 ka" published in Biogeosciences, 13, 1423-1437, 2016. Biogeosciences, 13(5), 1423-1427.
    DOI Scopus1
    2016 Bertini, A., Sadori, L., Combourieu-Nebout, N., Donders, T., Kouli, K., Koutsodendris, A., . . . Wagner, B. (2016). All together now: an international palynological team documents vegetation and climate changes during the last 500 kyr at Lake Ohrid (SE Europe). Alpine and Mediterranean Quaternary, 29(2), 201-210.
    Scopus10
    2016 Zanchetta, G., Regattieri, E., Giaccio, B., Wagner, B., Sulpizio, R., Francke, A., . . . Leicher, N. (2016). Aligning and synchronization of MIS5 proxy records from Lake Ohrid (FYROM) with independently dated Mediterranean archives: implications for DEEP core chronology. Biogeosciences, 13(9), 2757-2768.
    DOI Scopus29 WoS25
    2016 Lacey, J. H., Leng, M. J., Francke, A., Sloane, H. H., Milodowski, A., Vogel, H., . . . Wagner, B. (2016). Northern Mediterranean climate since the Middle Pleistocene: A 637 ka stable isotope record from Lake Ohrid (Albania/Macedonia). Biogeosciences, 13(6), 1801-1820.
    DOI Scopus35 WoS33
    2016 Sadori, L., Koutsodendris, A., Panagiotopoulos, K., Masi, A., Bertini, A., Combourieu-Nebout, N., . . . Donders, T. H. (2016). Pollen-based paleoenvironmental and paleoclimatic change at Lake Ohrid (south-eastern Europe) during the past 500 ka. Biogeosciences, 13(5), 1423-1437.
    DOI Scopus124 WoS111
    2016 Zhang, X. S., Reed, J. M., Lacey, J. H., Francke, A., Leng, M. J., Levkov, Z., & Wagner, B. (2016). Complexity of diatom response to Lateglacial and Holocene climate and environmental change in ancient, deep and oligotrophic Lake Ohrid (Macedonia and Albania). Biogeosciences, 13(4), 1351-1365.
    DOI Scopus11 WoS9
    2016 Jovanovska, E., Cvetkoska, A., Hauffe, T., Levkov, Z., Wagner, B., Sulpizio, R., . . . Wilke, T. (2016). Differential resilience of ancient sister lakes Ohrid and Prespa to environmental disturbances during the Late Pleistocene. Biogeosciences, 13(4), 1149-1161.
    DOI Scopus31 WoS25
    2016 Wilke, T., Wagner, B., Van Bocxlaer, B., Albrecht, C., Ariztegui, D., Delicado, D., . . . Wonik, T. (2016). Scientific drilling projects in ancient lakes: Integrating geological and biological histories. Global and Planetary Change, 143, 118-151.
    DOI Scopus35 WoS30
    2016 Cvetkoska, A., Jovanovska, E., Francke, A., Tofilovska, S., Vogel, H., Levkov, Z., . . . Wagner-Cremer, F. (2016). Ecosystem regimes and responses in a coupled ancient lake system from MIS 5b to present: The diatom record of lakes Ohrid and Prespa. Biogeosciences, 13(10), 3147-3162.
    DOI Scopus23 WoS15
    2016 Leicher, N., Zanchetta, G., Sulpizio, R., Giaccio, B., Wagner, B., Nomade, S., . . . Del Carlo, P. (2016). First tephrostratigraphic results of the DEEP site record from Lake Ohrid (Macedonia and Albania). Biogeosciences, 13(7), 2151-2178.
    DOI Scopus68 WoS61
    2016 Just, J., Nowaczyk, N. R., Sagnotti, L., Francke, A., Vogel, H., Lacey, J. H., & Wagner, B. (2016). Environmental control on the occurrence of high-coercivity magnetic minerals and formation of iron sulfides in a 640ka sediment sequence from Lake Ohrid (Balkans). Biogeosciences, 13(7), 2093-2109.
    DOI Scopus21 WoS17
    2016 Francke, A., Wagner, B., Just, J., Leicher, N., Gromig, R., Baumgarten, H., . . . Giaccio, B. (2016). Sedimentological processes and environmental variability at Lake Ohrid (Macedonia, Albania) between 637 ka and the present. Biogeosciences, 13(4), 1179-1196.
    DOI Scopus96 WoS88
    2015 Baumgarten, H., Wonik, T., Tanner, D. C., Francke, A., Wagner, B., Zanchetta, G., . . . Nomade, S. (2015). Age-depth model of the past 630 kyr for Lake Ohrid (FYROM/Albania) based on cyclostratigraphic analysis of downhole gamma ray data. Biogeosciences, 12(24), 7453-7465.
    DOI Scopus25 WoS22
    2015 Lacey, J. H., Francke, A., Leng, M. J., Vane, C. H., & Wagner, B. (2015). A high-resolution Late Glacial to Holocene record of environmental change in the Mediterranean from Lake Ohrid (Macedonia/Albania). International Journal of Earth Sciences, 104(6), 1623-1638.
    DOI Scopus41 WoS37
    2015 Baumgarten, H., Wonik, T., Tanner, D. C., Francke, A., Wagner, B., Zanchetta, G., . . . Nomade, S. (2015). Age depth-model for the past 630 ka in Lake Ohrid (Macedonia/Albania) based on cyclostratigraphic analysis of downhole gamma ray data.
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    2015 Zhang, X. S., Reed, J. M., Lacey, J. H., Francke, A., Leng, M. J., Levkov, Z., & Wagner, B. (2015). Complexity of diatom response to Lateglacial and Holocene climate and environmental change in ancient, deep, and oligotrophic Lake Ohrid (Macedonia/Albania).
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    2015 Just, J., Nowaczyk, N., Francke, A., Sagnotti, L., & Wagner, B. (2015). Climatic control on the occurrence of high-coercivity magnetic minerals and preservation of greigite in a 640 ka sediment sequence from Lake Ohrid (Balkans). Biogeosciences Discussions, 12(16), 14215-14243.
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    2015 Francke, A., Wagner, B., Just, J., Leicher, N., Gromig, R., Baumgarten, H., . . . Giaccio, B. (2015). Sedimentological processes and environmental variability at Lake Ohrid (Macedonia, Albania) between 640 ka and present day.
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    2015 Cvetkoska, A., Jovanovska, E., Francke, A., Tofilovska, S., Vogel, H., Levkov, Z., . . . Wagner-Cremer, F. (2015). Ecosystem regimes and responses in a coupled ancient lake system from MIS 5b to present: the diatom record of lakes Ohrid and Prespa.
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    2015 Zanchetta, G., Regattieri, E., Giaccio, B., Wagner, B., Sulpizio, R., Francke, A., . . . Leicher, N. (2015). Aligning MIS5 proxy records from Lake Ohrid (FYROM) with independently dated Mediterranean archives: implications for core chronology.
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    2015 Sadori, L., Koutsodendris, A., Masi, A., Bertini, A., Combourieu-Nebout, N., Francke, A., . . . Donders, T. H. (2015). Pollen-based paleoenvironmental and paleoclimatic change at Lake Ohrid (SE Europe) during the past 500 ka.
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    2015 Leicher, N., Zanchetta, G., Sulpizio, R., Giaccio, B., Wagner, B., Nomade, S., . . . Del Carlo, P. (2015). First tephrostratigraphic results of the DEEP site record from Lake Ohrid, Macedonia.
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    2015 Jovanovska, E., Cvetkoska, A., Hauffe, T., Levkov, Z., Wagner, B., Sulpizio, R., . . . Wilke, T. (2015). Differential resilience of ancient sister lakes Ohrid and Prespa to environmental disturbances during the Late Pleistocene.
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    2015 Lacey, J. H., Leng, M. J., Francke, A., Sloane, H. J., Milodowski, A., Vogel, H., . . . Wagner, B. (2015). Mediterranean climate since the Middle Pleistocene: A 640 ka stable isotope record from Lake Ohrid (Albania/Macedonia). Biogeosciences Discussions, 12(16), 13427-13481.
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    2015 Francke, A., Wagner, B., Just, J., Leicher, N., Gromig, R., Baumgarten, H., . . . Giaccio, B. (2015). Supplementary material to &amp;quot;Sedimentological processes and environmental variability at Lake Ohrid (Macedonia, Albania) between 640 ka and present day&amp;quot;.
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    2015 Leicher, N., Zanchetta, G., Sulpizio, R., Giaccio, B., Wagner, B., Nomade, S., . . . Del Carlo, P. (2015). Supplementary material to &amp;quot;First tephrostratigraphic results of the DEEP site record from Lake Ohrid, Macedonia&amp;quot;.
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    2015 Cvetkoska, A., Jovanovska, E., Francke, A., Tofilovska, S., Vogel, H., Levkov, Z., . . . Wagner-Cremer, F. (2015). Supplementary material to &amp;quot;Ecosystem regimes and responses in a coupled ancient lake system from MIS 5b to present: the diatom record of lakes Ohrid and Prespa&amp;quot;.
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    2015 Just, J., Nowaczyk, N., Francke, A., Sagnotti, L., & Wagner, B. (2015). Supplementary material to &amp;quot;Climatic control on the occurrence of high-coercivity magnetic minerals and preservation of greigite in a 640 ka sediment sequence from Lake Ohrid (Balkans)&amp;quot;.
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    2014 Zhang, X., Reed, J., Wagner, B., Francke, A., & Levkov, Z. (2014). Lateglacial and Holocene climate and environmental change in the northeastern Mediterranean region: Diatom evidence from Lake Dojran (Republic of Macedonia/Greece). Quaternary Science Reviews, 103(1), 51-66.
    DOI Scopus33 WoS32
    2014 Wennrich, V., Minyuk, P. S., Borkhodoev, V., Francke, A., Ritter, B., Nowaczyk, N. R., . . . Melles, M. (2014). Pliocene to pleistocene climate and environmental history of lake el'gygytgyn, far east Russian Arctic, based on high-resolution inorganic geochemistry data. Climate of the Past, 10(4), 1381-1399.
    DOI Scopus48 WoS40
    2014 Wagner, B., Wilke, T., Krastel, S., Zanchetta, G., Sulpizio, R., Reicherter, K., . . . Vogel, H. (2014). The SCOPSCO drilling project recovers more than 1.2 million years of history from Lake Ohrid. Scientific Drilling, 17(17), 19-29.
    DOI Scopus59 WoS53
    2013 Nowaczyk, N. R., Haltia, E. M., Ulbricht, D., Wennrich, V., Sauerbrey, M. A., Rosén, P., . . . Lozhkin, A. V. (2013). Chronology of Lake El’gygytgyn sediments – A combined magnetostratigraphic, palaeoclimatic and orbital tuning study based on multi-parameter analyses. Climate of the Past, 9(6), 2413-2432.
    DOI Scopus57 WoS54
    2013 Francke, A., Wennrich, V., Sauerbrey, M., Juschus, O., Melles, M., & Brigham-Grette, J. (2013). Multivariate statistic and time series analyses of grain-Size data in quaternary sediments of Lake El'gygytgyn, NE Russia. Climate of the Past, 9(6), 2459-2470.
    DOI Scopus34 WoS23
    2013 Magny, M., Combourieu-Nebout, N., De Beaulieu, J. L., Bout-Roumazeilles, V., Colombaroli, D., Desprat, S., . . . Wirth, S. (2013). North-south palaeohydrological contrasts in the central mediterranean during the holocene: Tentative synthesis and working hypotheses. Climate of the Past, 9(5), 2043-2071.
    DOI Scopus215 WoS197
    2013 Wennrich, V., Francke, A., Dehnert, A., Juschus, O., Leipe, T., Vogt, C., . . . Melles, M. (2013). Modern sedimentation patterns in Lake El’gygytgyn, NE Russia, derived from surface sediment and inlet streams samples. Climate of the Past, 9(1), 135-148.
    DOI Scopus29 WoS24
    2013 Gebhardt, A. C., Francke, A., Kück, J., Sauerbrey, M., Niessen, F., Wennrich, V., & Melles, M. (2013). Petrophysical characterization of the lacustrine sediment succession drilled in Lake El'gygytgyn, Far East Russian Arctic. Climate of the Past, 9(4), 1933-1947.
    DOI Scopus12 WoS8
    2013 Francke, A., Wagner, B., Leng, M. J., & Rethemeyer, J. (2013). A late glacial to holocene record of environmental change from Lake Dojran (Macedonia, Greece). Climate of the Past, 9(1), 481-498.
    DOI Scopus67 WoS58
    2013 Wennrich, V., Minyuk, P. S., Borkhodoev, V. Y., Francke, A., Ritter, B., Nowaczyk, N., . . . Melles, M. (2013). Pliocene to Pleistocene climate and environmental history of Lake El'gygytgyn, Far East Russian Arctic, based on high-resolution inorganic geochemistry data.
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    2013 Nowaczyk, N. R., Haltia, E. M., Ulbricht, D., Wennrich, V., Sauerbrey, M. A., Rosén, P., . . . Lozhkin, A. V. (2013). Chronology of Lake El'gygytgyn sediments.
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    2013 Francke, A., Wennrich, V., Sauerbrey, M., Juschus, O., Melles, M., & Brigham-Grette, J. (2013). Multivariate statistic and time series analyses of grain-size data in Quaternary sediments of Lake El'gygytgyn, NE Russia.
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    2013 Gebhardt, A. C., Francke, A., Kück, J., Sauerbrey, M., Niessen, F., Wennrich, V., & Melles, M. (2013). Petrophysical characterization of the lacustrine sediment succession drilled in Lake El'gygytgyn, Far East Russian Arctic.
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    2013 Magny, M., Combourieu Nebout, N., de Beaulieu, J. L., Bout-Roumazeilles, V., Colombaroli, D., Desprat, S., . . . Wirth, S. (2013). North–south palaeohydrological contrasts in the central Mediterranean during the Holocene: tentative synthesis and working hypotheses.
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    2013 Nowaczyk, N. R., Haltia, E. M., Ulbricht, D., Wennrich, V., Sauerbrey, M. A., Rosén, P., . . . Lozhkin, A. V. (2013). Supplementary material to &amp;quot;Chronology of Lake El'gygytgyn sediments&amp;quot;.
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    2013 Wennrich, V., Minyuk, P. S., Borkhodoev, V. Y., Francke, A., Ritter, B., Nowaczyk, N., . . . Melles, M. (2013). Supplementary material to &amp;quot;Pliocene to Pleistocene climate and environmental history of Lake El'gygytgyn, Far East Russian Arctic, based on high-resolution inorganic geochemistry data&amp;quot;.
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    2012 Wagner, B., Francke, A., Sulpizio, R., Zanchetta, G., Lindhorst, K., Krastel, S., . . . Trajanovski, S. (2012). Possible earthquake trigger for 6th century mass wasting deposit at Lake Ohrid (Macedonia/Albania). Climate of the Past, 8(6), 2069-2078.
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2022 Institute for Sustainability, Energy, and Resources, University of Adelaide: “Building new capacity for high-precision uranium-thorium analyses in the Earth Science Department“, (AUD$ 2,500)

2022 ANSTO (Australia's Nuclear Science and Technology Organisation) Research Portal Proposal: “Refining the Late Glacial to Holocene history of Australia’s iconic rain gauge: A new sediment fore from eastern parts of Lake George (NSW)”, (AUD$ 22,668)

2022 ANSTO Research Portal Proposal: “Palaeoenvironmental context for the restoration of traditional land management in McLaren Vale, South Australia” (AUD$ 15,160)

2021 The Environment Institute, University of Adelaide: "Australia’s role as global terrestrial CO2 sink in future climate analogues: A case study from Kangaroo Island – South Australia" (AUD$ 4,996)

2021 Accelerated Discovery Initiative (ADI) by the South Australian Government: “Curnamona Regolith Mapping, Soils and Biogeochemical Sampling Project 2021 lead by Sinosteel Uranium SA Pty Ltd” (AUD$ 129,000). Industry Linkage Project. 

2020 GeoQuEST Research Centre, University of Wollongong: "Ancient Lake George (NSW) as palaeo-rainfall gauge: Tackling the challenges of future droughts" (AUS$9,360)

2019 "INQUA" travel grant for participation on the INQUA congress 2019, Dublin, Ireland (1,450€)

2017-2019 2-year DFG Fellowship, University of Wollongong (NSW, Australia): "Unravelling natural and human-accelerated erosional and weathering processes in the past based on uranium and lithium isotope analyses applied on a lake sediment record" (FR 3783/1-1, 82,600€)

2017 GeoQuEST Research Centre, University of Wollongong, Co-funding support for DFG (German Research Foundation) project: "Unravelling natural and humana ccelerated erosional and weathering processes in the past based on uranium and lithium isotope analyses applied on a lake sediment record" (AUS$5,000)

2018 Travel grant by the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) for participating in the EGU annual assembly 2018 (774€)

2016 "Mobility Grants for national and international Young Faculty", University of Cologne, funded by "Excellence Initiative" of the German federal and state governments (2,512€)

2015 "INQUA" travel grant for participation on the XIX INQUA congress 2015, Nagoya, Japan (1,300€)

  • Current Higher Degree by Research Supervision (University of Adelaide)

    Date Role Research Topic Program Degree Type Student Load Student Name
    2024 Co-Supervisor Bacterial biomarkers as a tool for reconstruction of palaeotemperatures Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Mr Nashley Aaron Griffiths
    2024 Co-Supervisor Decadal resolution climate reconstruction of south-eastern Australia through the last 2,000 years. Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Mrs Kym Elizabeth Edwards
    2022 Co-Supervisor Reconstruction of the East Asian Monsoon through the last ~140,000 years- Isotope palaeoclimatology of Lake Suigetsu, Japan. Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Miss Vanessa Nowinski
  • Past Higher Degree by Research Supervision (University of Adelaide)

    Date Role Research Topic Program Degree Type Student Load Student Name
    2021 - 2023 Co-Supervisor Oxygen Isotopes Ratios of Phytoliths as a Proxy for Past Climates and Environments Master of Philosophy Master Full Time Mrs Kym Elizabeth Edwards
  • Position: Lecturer in Palaeoclimatology & Geochemistry
  • Email: alexander.francke@adelaide.edu.au
  • Fax: 83134380
  • Campus: North Terrace
  • Building: Mawson, floor First Floor
  • Room: 129
  • Org Unit: School of Physics, Chemistry and Earth Sciences

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