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Ms. Sophie Warken

Sophie Warken

Institute for Earth Sciences
University of Heidelberg
Im Neuenheimer Feld 234
69120 Heidelberg


  ECN Member

Expertise & Interests

Official PAGES function(s)        SISAL North and Central America regional coordinator
PAGES interests        ECN, Speleothems - SISAL
Topics        Chronology, Climate dynamics, Climate variability, Extreme events, Interannual-decadal varaibility, Sea level and coastal processes
Timescales        Holocene, Last glacial cycle, Pleistocene
Regions        Europe, Global, Mediterranean, Mid-latitude Northern Hemisphere, Neotropics, North America, Subtropics, Tropics
Archives        Ocean sediments, Speleothems
Sector        Research
Discipline        Chronology, Geochemistry, (Paleo)climatology
Laboratory        Geochemistry, Isotopes, Radionuclides



Warken, S.F., Scholz, D., Spötl, C., Jochum, K.P., Pajón, J.M., Bahr, A. and Mangini, A., 2019. Caribbean hydroclimate and vegetation history across the last glacial period. Quaternary Science Reviews, 218, pp.75-90.

Comas-Bru, L., Harrison, S. P., Werner, M., Rehfeld, K., Scroxton, N., Veiga-Pires, C., and SISAL working group members: Evaluating model outputs using integrated global speleothem records of climate change since the last glacial, Clim. Past, 15, 1557–1579, https://doi.org/10.5194/cp-15-1557-2019, 2019.

Oster, J.L., Warken, S.F., Sekhon, N., Arienzo, M.M. and Lachniet, M., 2019. Speleothem Paleoclimatology for the Caribbean, Central America, and North America. Quaternary, 2(1), p.5.

Warken, S.F., Fohlmeister, J., Schröder-Ritzrau, A., Constantin, S., Spötl, C., Gerdes, A., Esper, J., Frank, N., Arps, J., Terente, M., Riechelmann, D.F.C., Mangini, A., Scholz, D., 2018. Reconstruction of late Holocene autumn/winter precipitation variability in SW Romania from a high-resolution speleothem trace element record. Earth and Planetary Science Letters 499, 122-133. DOI: 10.1016/j.epsl.2018.07.027

Vieten, R., Warken, S., Winter, A., Scholz, D., Miller, T., Spötl, C., Schröder-Ritzrau, A., 2018a. Monitoring of Cueva Larga, Puerto Rico—A First Step to Decode Speleothem Climate Records, in: White, W.B., Herman, J.S., Herman, E.K., Rutigliano, M. (Eds.), Karst Groundwater Contamination and Public Health: Beyond Case Studies. Springer International Publishing, Cham, pp. 319-331.

Vieten, R., Warken, S., Winter, A., Schröder?Ritzrau, A., Scholz, D., Spötl, C., 2018b. Hurricane Impact on Seepage Water in Larga Cave, Puerto Rico. Journal of Geophysical Research: Biogeosciences. https://doi.org/10.1002/2017JG004218

Vieten, R., Winter, A., Warken, S.F., Schröder-Ritzrau, A., Miller, T.E., Scholz, D., 2016. Seasonal temperature variations controlling cave ventilation processes in Cueva Larga, Puerto Rico. International Journal of Speleology 45, 7-7.