Frank Neumann

Dr. Frank Harald Neumann

Institut für Geologie und Paläontologie - Paläontologie
Westfälische Wilhelms-Universität Münster
Heisenbergstr. 2
D-48149 Münster
Deutschland

fneum_01@uni-muenster.de
Tel.: +49 251 83-23934
Fax: +49 251 83-21739

    

16. Dezember 1971; Neumünster (Schleswig-Holstein)

   

   

    

  • Curriculum Vitae

    Ausbildung und Studium

    2004  Promotion, Universität Bonn
    Betreuer: Prof. Dr. Thomas Litt
    Titel der Dissertation: Palynological investigations regarding the vegetation and settlement history of the northern Golan Heights (Israel)
    2000  Diplom Geologie, Universität Bonn
    Hauptfach: Geologie/Paläontologie
    Nebenfächer: Physische Geographie, Bodenkunde

    Akademischer Werdegang

    2011–2017 Akademischer Rat auf Zeit, Forschungstelle für Paläobotanik, Universität Münster
    2008–2010 Postdoktorand, University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, Südafrika
    2006–2008 Postdoktorand, University of the Free State, Bloemfontein, Südafrika
    2005–2006 Postdoktorand, Geological Survey of Israel & The Hebrew University, Jerusalem
    2000–2004 Wissenschaftlicher Mitarbeiter, Paläontologie, Universität Bonn

  • Forschungsinteressen

    • Quartäre und neogene Vegetationsgeschichte des Nahen Ostens, Südafrikas, Mitteleuropas
    • Entwicklung der Biome im südlichen Afrika seit dem Paläogen
    • Wechselwirkungen Mensch - Vegetation
    • Geoarchäologie
  • Technische Expertise

    • Aufbereitung von palynologischen Proben, Palynologie
    • Durchlichtmikroskopie, REM, Konfokales Laserscanningmikroskop
    • Mikrofotografie, einschließlich Bildbearbeitungssoftware
    • Geologische und paläontologische Geländearbeiten in verschiedenen Ländern, z.B. Israel, Südafrika
    • Palynologische Bearbeitung archäologischer Stätten

  • Publikationen seit 2011

    • McWethy, D, O., Neumann, F.H., Steinbruch, F., Ryan, C.M., Valsecchi, V. (2016): Late Quaternary vegetation development and disturbance dynamics from a peatland on Mount Gorongosa, central Mozambique. Quaternary Science Reviews 137: 221-233. DOI:10.1016/j.quascirev.2016.02.004
    • Zangenberg, J., Münger, S., Hakola, R., McCane, B., Rassalle, T., Kessi, D., Shivti’el, Y., Ballard, J., den Hertog, L., Berkheij-Dol, A., Neumann, F.H., Bes, P., Tervahauta, U. (2016): Horbat Kur, Kinneret Regional Project — 2012, 2013. Hadashot Arkheologiyot. Excavations and Surveys in Israel 128.
    • Bamford, M.K., Neumann, F.H., Scott, L. (2016): Pollen, Charcoal and Plant Macrofossil Evidence of Neogene and Quaternary environments in Southern Africa. In: Knight, J., Grab, S. (eds.): Quaternary environmental change in southern Africa: physical and human dimensions. Cambridge University Press.
    • Ackermann, O., Greenbaum, N., Osband, M., Almogi-Labin, A., Ayalon, A., Bar-Matthews, A., Boaretto, E., Bruins, H. J., Cabanes, D., Horwitz, L. K., Neumann, F. H., Porat, N., Schilman, B., Weiss, E., Maeir, A. M. (2015): Chapter 19: Soil and Sediments as an Archive of Landscape History: The Case Study of Tell es-Safi/Gath, in the Eastern Mediterranean. In: eds. Lucke, B., Bäumler, R., Schmidt, M. (eds.): Soils and Sediments as Archives of Environmental Change. Geoarchaeology and Landscape Change in the Subtropics and Tropics,. Erlanger Geographische Arbeiten Band 42, Palm und Enke Verlag, Erlangen: 281–94.
    • Neumann, F.H., Bamford, M. (2015): The shaping of the modern southern African biomes-Neogene vegetation and climate changes. Transactions of the Royal Society of South Africa 70, 3: 195-212. DOI:10.1080/0035919X.2015.1072859
    • Ackermann, O., Greenbaum, N., Ayalon, A., Bar-Matthews, M., Boaretto, E., Bruins, H., Cabanes, D., Kolska Horwitz, L., Neumann, F.H., Porat, N., Weiss, E. (2014, published in 2015): Using palaeo-environmental proxies to reconstruct natural and anthropogenic controls on sedimentation rates, Tell es-Safi/Gath, Israel. Anthropocene 8: 70-82. DOI:10.1016/j.ancene.2015.03.004
    • Kagan, E.J., Langgut, D., Boaretto, E., Neumann, F.H., Stein M. (2015): Chronology of Dead Sea levels during the Bronze-Iron ages. Radiocarbon 57, 2: 237-252. DOI: 10.2458/azu_rc.57.18560
    • Langgut, D, Finkelstein, I., Litt, T., Neumann, F.H., Stein, M. (2015): Vegetation and climate change during the Bronze and Iron Ages in the Southern Levante based on palynological records. Radiocarbon 57, 2: 217-235. DOI: 10.2458/azu_rc.57.18555
    • Norström, E., Neumann, F.H., Scott, L., Smittenberg, R.H., Holmstrand, H., Lundqvist, S., Snowball, I., Sundqvist, H.S., Risberg, J., Bamford, M. (2014): Late Quaternary vegetation dynamics and hydro-climate in the Drakensberg, South Africa Quaternary Science Reviews 105: 48-65. DOI:10.1016/j.quascirev.2014.09.016
    • Langgut, D, Neumann, F.H., Stein, M., Boaretto, E. & Finkelstein, I. (2014): Dead Sea Pollen Record and History of Human Activity in the Judean Highlands (Israel) from the Intermediate Bronze into the Iron Ages (~2500-500 BCE), Palynology 38, 2: 280-302. DOI:10.1080/01916122.2014.906001
    • Neumann, F.H., Botha, G.A. & Scott, L. (2014): 18,000 years of grassland evolution in the summer rainfall region of South Africa – evidence from Mahwaqa Mountain, KwaZulu-Natal. Vegetation History and Archaeobotany 23: 665–681. DOI 10.1007/s00334-014-0445-3
    • Gil-Romera, G., Neumann, F.H., Scott, L., Sevilla-Callejo, M. & Fernandéz-Jalvo, Y. (2014): Pollen taphonomy from hyena scats and coprolites: preservation and quantitative differences. Journal of Archaeological Science 46: 85-95. DOI:10.1016/j.jas.2014.02.027
    • Metwally, A.A., Scott, L., Neumann, F.H., Bamford, M.K. & Oberhänsli, H.A. (2014): Holocene palynology and palaeoenvironments in the Savanna Biome at Tswaing Crater, central South Africa. Palaeogeography Palaeoclimatology Palaeoecology 402: 125-135. DOI:10.1016/j.palaeo.2014.03.019
    • Neumann, F.H., Münger, S., Shivti’el, Y. & Zangenberg, J. (2014): Galilee Blooming: First palynological and archaeological data from an Early Byzantine cistern at Horvat Kur. Environmental Archaeology 19, 1: 39-54. DOI:10.1179/1749631413Y.0000000004
    • Nitz, V., Neumann, F.H., Hartkopf-Fröder, C., Lieven, U., Winterscheid, H., Salamon, M., Gossmann, R. (2014): Paläoökologie tertiärzeitlicher Sedimente im äußersten Süden der Niederrheinischen Bucht. Archäologie im Rheinland 2013: 58-61.
    • Sciscio, L., Neumann, F.H., Roberts, D., Tsikos, H., Scott, L. & Bamford, M. (2013): Fluctuations in Miocene climate and sea levels along the south-western South African coast: Inferences from biogeochemistry, palynology and sedimentology. Palaeontologia Africana 48: 2-18.
    • Fisher, E.C., Albert, R.-M., Botha, G., Cawthra, H.C., Esteban, E., Harris, J., Jacobs, Z., Jerardino, A., Marean, C.W., Neumann, F.H., Pargeter, J., Poupart, M. & Venter, J. (2013): Archaeological Reconnaissance for Middle Stone Age Sites along the Pondoland Coast, South Africa. Journal of Palaeoanthrolopology 2013: 104-137. DOI: 10.4207/PA.2013.ART82
    • Stager, J.C., Ryves, D.B., King, C., Madson, J., Hazzard, M., Ryves, D., Neumann, F.H., & Maud, R. (2013): Late Holocene precipitation variability in the summer rainfall region of South Africa. Quaternary Science Reviews 67: 105-120. DOI: 10.1016/j.quascirev.2013.01.022
    • Scott, L., Neumann, F.H., Brook, G.A., Bousman, C.B., E. Norström, E. & Metwally, A.A. (2013): Corrigendum to “Terrestrial fossil-pollen evidence of climate change during the last 26 thousand years in Southern Africa” [Quat. Sci. Rev. 32 (2012) 100–118]. Quaternary Science Reviews 59: 115-116 DOI:10.1016/j.quascirev.2012.10.038
    • Daniau, A.-L., et al. (2012): Predictability of biomass burning in response to climate changes. Global Biogeochem. Cycles 26, GB4007, DOI:10.1029/2011GB004249.
    • Cawthra, H., Neumann, F.H., Uken, R., Smith, A., Guastella, L. & Yates, A. (2012): Sedimentation on the narrow (8km wide), oceanic current-influenced continental shelf off Durban, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa. Marine Geology 323-325: 107-122. DOI:10.1016/j.margeo.2012.08.001
    • Litt, T., Ohlwein, C., Neumann, F.H., Hense, A. & Stein, M. (2012): Holocene climate variability in the Levant from the Dead Sea pollen record. Quaternary Science Reviews 49: 95-105. DOI:10.1016/j.quascirev.2012.06.012
    • Scott, L., Neumann, F.H., Brook, G.A., Bousman, C.B., E. Norström, E. & Metwally, A.A. (2012). Terrestrial fossil Pollen Evidence of Climate Change during the last 26 Thousand Years in Southern Africa. Quaternary Science Reviews 32: 100-118. DOI:10.1016/j.quascirev.2011.11.010
    • Yates, A., Neumann, F.H. & Hancox, P.J. (2012): The Earliest Post-Paleozoic Freshwater Bivalves preserved in Coprolites from the Karoo Basin, South Africa. PLoS ONE 7, 2: e30228. http://dx.doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0030228
    • Stager, J.C., Mayewski, P.A., White, J., Chase, B.M., Neumann, F.H., Meadows, M.E., King, C.D. & Dixon, D.A. (2012): Precipitation variability in the winter rainfall zone of South Africa during the last 1400 yrs linked to the austral westerlies. Climate of the Past 8: 877–887.
    • Kagan, E.J., Stein, M., Agnon, A. & Neumann, F.H. (2011): Intrabasin paleoearthquake and quiescence correlation of the late Holocene Dead Sea. Journal of Geophysical Research 116, B04311, doi:10.1029/2010JB007452 (electronically only).
    • Neumann, F.H., Scott, L. & Bamford, M. (2011): Climate change and human disturbance of fynbos vegetation during the late Holocene at Princess Vlei, Western Cape, South Africa. The Holocene 21, 7: 1137–1149. DOI: 10.1177/0959683611400461
    • Walther, S. & Neumann, F.H. (2011): Sedimentology, isotopes and palynology of late Holocene cores from Lake Sibaya and the Kosi Bay system (KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa). South African Geographical Journal 93, 2: 133–153. DOI:10.1080/03736245.2011.591982
    • Bamford, M., Neumann, F.H., Pereira, L.M., Scott, L., Dirks, P. & Berger, L. (2011, for 2010): Botanical remains from the Pleistocene hominin site of Malapa, Sterkfontein Valley, South Africa. Palaeontologica Africana 45: 23-28.