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Lauper, B., Jaeggi, D., Deplazes, G., & Foubert, A. (accepted). Multi-proxy facies analysis of the Opalinus Clay and depositional implications (Mont Terri rock laboratory, Switzerland). Swiss Journal of Geosciences.

Rüggeberg, A. and Foubert, A. (accepted) Cold-water corals and mud volcanoes – life on a dynamic substrate. In: Mediterranean cold-water corals: past, present and future. Eds. Orejas, C. & Jimenez, C.. Springer.

Dullo, W.-C., Flögel, S., Rüggeberg, A. (2018) Water Mass Measurements Around Benthic Communities: A Comparative Study Between Yo-Yo Conductivity-Temperature-Depth (CTD) Casts and High-Resolution Time Series Data Acquisition of Bottom Waters from the Pagès Escarpment in the Southern Bay of Biscay. In: Finkl C., Makowski C. (eds) Diversity in Coastal Marine Sciences. Coastal Research Library, vol 23. Springer, Cham, doi: 10.1007/978-3-319-57577-3_11.


De Boever, E., Foubert, A., Lopez, B., Swennen, R., Jaworowski, C., Ozkul, M., Virgone, A., 2017. Comparative study of the Pleistocene Cakmak quarry (Denizli Basin,
Turkey) and modern Mammoth Hot Springs deposits (Yellowstone
National Park, USA). Quaternary International, 437, 129-146. doi: 10.1016/j.quaint.2016.09.011.


De Boever, E., Foubert, A., Oligschlaeger, D., Claes, S., Soete, J., Bertier, P., Swennen, R., Virgone, A. (2016). Quantification of porosity in continental spring carbonate facies – Case study from plugs of the Cakmak quarry (Denizli, Turkey). Geochem. Geophys. Geosyst.17: 2922–2939, doi:10.1002/2016GC006382.

Rüggeberg, A., Flögel, S., Dullo, W.-Chr., Raddatz, J., Liebetrau, V. (2016). Paleo-seawater density reconstruction and its implication for cold-water coral carbonate mounds in the northeast Atlantic through time. Paleoceanography 31(3): 365–379, doi:10.1002/2015PA002859.

Van Rooij, D., Campbell, C., Rüggeberg, A., Wahlin, A. (2016). Preface Marine Geology Special Issue: The contourite log-book: significance for palaeoceanography, ecosystems and slope instability. Marine Geology 378: 1–4, doi: 10.1016/j.margeo.2016.05.018.

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Atnafu, B., Kidane, T., Foubert, A., Jaramillo-Vogel, D., Schaegis, J.-C.  & Henriet J.-P (2015). Reading history in Afar. EOS 96: 12-15.

Jaramillo-Vogel, D., Bover, T., Strasser, A. (2015). Bryozoan beds in northern Italy as a shallow-water expression of environmental changes during the Oligocene isotope event 1. Sedimentary Geology, 331: 148–161.

Oligschlaeger, D., Lehmkuhl, S., Watzlaw, J., Benders, S., De Boever, E., Rehorn, C., Vossel, M., Schnakenberg, U., Blümich, B. (2015). Miniaturized Multi-coil arrays for functional planar imaging with a single-sided NMR sensor. J Magn Reson, 254: 10-18.

Rüggeberg, A., Spezzaferri, S., Stalder, C., Margreth, S. (2015). Cold-water reefs along the European continental margin: the role of foraminifera. In: Spezzaferri, S., Rüggeberg, A., Stalder, C. (Eds.) Atlas of benthic foraminifera from cold-water coral reefs. Cushman Foundation for Foraminifera Research, Special Publication No. 44, 3–11.

Soete, J., Kleipool, L.M., Claes, H., Claes, S., Hamaekers. H., Kele, S., Özkul, M., Foubert, A., Reijmer, J.J.G & Swennen, R. (2015) Acoustic properties in travertines and their relation to porosity and pore types. Marine and Petroleum Geology, 59: 320-335.

Spezzaferri, S., Rüggeberg, A., Stalder, C. (Eds.) (2015). Atlas of benthic foraminifera from cold-water coral reefs. Cushman Foundation for Foraminifera Research, Special Publication No. 44: 178 pp.

Spezzaferri, S., Rüggeberg, A., Stalder, C., Margreth, S. (2015). Benthic foraminifera assemblages from cold-water coral ecosystems. In: Spezzaferri, S., Rüggeberg, A., Stalder, C. (Eds.) Atlas of benthic foraminifera from cold-water coral reefs. Cushman Foundation for Foraminifera Research, Special Publication No. 44: 20–48.

Spezzaferri, S., Rüggeberg, A., Stalder, C., Margreth, S. (2015). Taxonomic notes and illustrations of benthic foraminifera from cold-water coral ecosystems. In: Spezzaferri, S., Rüggeberg, A., Stalder, C. (Eds.) Atlas of benthic foraminifera from cold-water coral reefs. Cushman Foundation for Foraminifera Research, Special Publication No. 44, 49–140.

Stalder, C., Vertino, A., Rosso, A., Rüggeberg, A., Pirkenseer, C., Spangenberg, J.E., Spezzaferri, S., Camozzi, O., Rappo, S., Hajdas, I. (2015). Microfossils, a Key to Unravel Cold-Water Carbonate Mound Evolution through Time: Evidence from the Eastern Alboran Sea. PLoS ONE 10(10): e0140223. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0140223

Vertino, A., Spezzaferri, S., Rüggeberg, A., Stalder, C., Wheeler, A.J., and the EuroFleets CWC-Moira Cruise Scientific Party (2015). An overview on cold-water coral ecosystems and facies. In: Spezzaferri, S., Rüggeberg, A., Stalder, C. (Eds.) Atlas of benthic foraminifera from cold-water coral reefs. Cushman Foundation for Foraminifera Research, Special Publication No. 44, 12–19.


Dewit, J., Foubert, A., Desouky, H.A., Muchez, Ph., Hunt, D., Vanhaecke, F.,  Swennen, R. (2014). Characteristics, genesis and parameters controlling the development of a large stratabound HTD body at Matienzo (Ramales Platform, Basque-Cantabrian Basin, northern Spain). Marine and Petroleum Geology, 55: 6-25.

Flögel, S., Dullo, W.-Chr., Pfannkuche, O., Kiriakoulakis, K., Rüggeberg, A. (2014). Geochemical and physical constraints for the occurrence of living cold-water corals. Deep-Sea Research II 99: 19–26, doi:10.1016/j.dsr2.2013.06.006.

Henriet, J.P., Hamoumi, N., Da Silva, A.C., Foubert, A., Lauridsen, B.W., Rüggeberg, A., Van Rooij, D. (2014). Carbonate mounds: From paradox to World Heritage. Marine Geology 352: 89–110, doi:10.1016/j.margeo.2014.01.008.

Loveless, S., Pluymaekers, M., Lagrou, D., De Boever, E., Doornenbal, H., Laenen, B. (2014). Mapping the geothermal potential of fault zones in the Belgium-Netherlands border region. Energy Procedia, 59: 351-358.

Montagna, M., McCulloch, M., Douville, E., López Correa, M., Trotter, J., Rodolfo-Metalpa, R., Dissard, D., Ferrier-Pages, Frank, N., Freiwald, A., Goldstein, S., Mazzoli, C., Reynaud, S., Rüggeberg, A., Russo, S., Taviani, M. (2014). Li/Mg systematics in scleractinian corals: calibration of the thermometer. Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta 132: 288–310.

Raddatz, J., Rüggeberg, A., Flögel, S., Hathorne, E.C., Liebetrau, V., Eisenhauer, A., Dullo, W.-Chr. (2014). The influence of seawater pH on U/Ca ratios in the scleractinian cold-water coral Lophelia pertusa. Biogeosciences 11: 1863–1871, doi:10.5194/bgd-10-15711-2013.

Raddatz, J., Rüggeberg, A., Liebetrau, V., Foubert, A., Hathorne, E.C., Fietzke, J., Eisenhauer, A., Dullo, W.-Chr. (2014). Environmental boundary conditions of cold-water coral mound growth over the last 3 Million years in the Northeast Atlantic. Deep-Sea Research II 99: 227–236, doi: 10.1016/j.dsr2.2013.06.009.

Rashid, R., Eisenhauer, A., Stocchi, P., Liebetrau, V., Fietzke, J., Rüggeberg, A., Dullo, C. (2014). Constraining Mid to Late Holocene relative sea level change in the Southern Equatorial Pacific Ocean relative to the Society Islands, French Polynesia. Geochemistry, Geophysics, Geosystems 15, doi:10.1002/ 2014GC005272.

Stalder, C., Spezzaferri, S., Rüggeberg, A., Pirkenseer, C., Gennari, G. (2014). Evolution of a cold-water coral reef along the Lopphavet shelf (Northern Norway) in the last 15.000 years: Evidence from benthic foraminifera. Deep-Sea Research II 99: 249–269, doi: 10.1016/j.dsr2.2013.07.009.

Teichert, S., Woelkerling, W., Rüggeberg, A., Wisshak, M., Piepenburg, D., Meyerhöfer, M., Form, A., Freiwald, A. (2014). Arctic rhodolith beds and their environmental controls (Spitsbergen, Norway). Facies 60: 15–37, doi: 10.1007/s10347-013-0372-2.

Thierens, M., Browning, E., Pirlet, H., Loutre, M.F., Dorschel, B., Huvenne, V., Titschack, J., Colin, C., Foubert, A. & Wheeler, A.J. (2013). Cold-water coral carbonate mounds as unique palaeo-archives: the Plio-Pleistocene Challenger Mound record (NE Atlantic). Journal of Quaternary Sciences, 173: 14-30.

Verhoeven, R., Willems, E., Harcouët-Menou, V., De Boever, E., Hiddes, L., Op ’t Veld, P., Demollin, E. (2014). Minewater 2.0 project in Heerlen the Netherlands: transformation of a geothermal mine water pilot project into a full scale hybrid sustainable energy infrastructure for heating and cooling. Energy Procedia, 46: 58 – 67.


Gennari, G., Spezzaferri, S., Comas, M.C., Rüggeberg, A., Lopez-Rodriguez, C.F., Pinheiro, L.M. (2013). Sedimentary sources of the mud-breccia and mud volcanic activity in the Western Alboran Basin. Marine Geology 339: 83–95, doi:10.1016/j.margeo.2013.04.002.

Jaramillo-Vogel, D., Strasser, A., Frijia, G., Spezzaferri, S. (2013). Neritic isotope and sedimentary records of the Eocene-Oligocene greenhouse-icehouse transition: the Calcare di Nago Formation (northern Italy) in a global context. Palaeogeography, Palaeoclimatology, Palaeocology, 369: 361-376.

Joseph, N., López Correa, M., Schönfeld, J., Rüggeberg, A., Freiwald, A. (2013). Subarctic Holocene climatic and oceanographic variability in Stjernsund, northern Norway: evidence from benthic foraminifera and stable isotopes. Boreas 42: 511–531, doi: 10.1111/j.1502-3885.2012.00303.x.

Nader, F.H., De Boever, E., Liberati, M., Dumont, C., Gasparrini, M., Ceriani, A., Morad, S., Lerat, O., Dolignez, B. (2013). Quantification of diagenesis impacts on the reservoir properties of the Arab D and C Members (offshore U.A.E.). Geofluids, 13: 204-220.

Raddatz, J., Krabbenhöft, A., Liebetrau, V., Rüggeberg, A., Eisenhauer, A., Hathorne, E., Böhm, F., Vollstaedt, H., Fietzke, J., López Correa, M., Montagna, P., Dullo, W.-Chr. (2013). Stable Sr-isotope, Sr/Ca, Mg/Ca, Li/Ca and Mg/Li ratios in the scleractinian cold-water coral Lophelia pertusa. Chemical Geology 352: 143–152.

Spezzaferri, S., Rüggeberg, A., Stalder, C., Margreth, S., (2013). Benthic foraminifera assemblages from the Norwegian cold-water coral reefs. Journal of Foraminiferal Research 43(1): 21–39.

Van Noten, K., Claes, H., Soete, J., Foubert, A., Ozkul, M., Swennen, R. (2013). Fracture networks and strike-slip deformation along reactivated normal faults in Quaternary travertine deposits, Denizli Basin, Western Turkey. Tectonophysics, 588: 154-170.


De Boever, E., Varloteaux, C., Nader, F.H., Foubert, A., Békri, S., Youssef, S., Rosenberg, E. (2012). Quantification and Prediction of the 3D Pore Network Evolution in Carbonate Reservoir Rocks. Oil & Gas Science and Technology – Revue d’IFP Energies nouvelles, 67(4) : 161 – 178.

López Correa, M., Montagna, P., Joseph, N., Rüggeberg, A., Fietzke, J., Dorschel, B., Goldstein, S.L., Wheeler, A., Freiwald, A. (2012). Preboreal onset of cold-water coral growth beyond the Arctic Circle revealed by coupled radiocarbon and U-series dating and neodymium isotopes. Quaternary Science Reviews 34: 24–43, doi:10.1016/j.quascirev.2011.12.005.

McCulloch, M., Trotter, J., Montagna, P., Falter, J., Dunbar, R., Freiwald, A., Försterra, G., López Correa, M., Maier, C., Rüggeberg, A., Taviani, M., Thresher, R. (2012). Boron Isotope Systematics of Cold-water Scleractinian Corals: Internal pH Up-regulation and Response to Ocean Acidification. Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta 87: 21–34. DOI: 10.1016/j.gca.2012.03.027.

Pirlet, H., Wehrmann, L., Foubert, A., Brunner, B., Blamart, D., De Mol, L., Van Rooij, D., Dewanckele, J., Cnudde, V., Swennen, R. and Henriet, J.P. (2012) Unique authigenic mineral assemblages reveal different diagenetic histories in two neighbouring cold-water coral mounds on Pen Duick Escarpment, Gulf of Cadiz. Sedimentology, 59 (2): 578-604.

Teichert, S., Woelkerling, W., Rüggeberg, A., Wisshak, M., Piepenburg, D., Meyerhöfer, M., Form, A., Büdenbender, J., Freiwald, A. (2012). The Northernmost known Rhodolith Communities (Corallinales, Rhodophyta) and their Physical and Biological Environment (Nordkappbukta, Svalbard). Phycologia 51: 371–390, doi: 10.2216/11-76.1.


Betzler, C., Braga, J.C., Jaramillo-Vogel, D., Römer, M., Hübscher, C., Schmiedl, G., Lindhorst, S. (2011). Late Pleistocene and Holocene cool-water carbonates of the Western Mediterranean Sea. Sedimentology, 58: 643-669.

Bover-Arnal, T, Jaramillo-Vogel, D., Showani, A, Strasser, A. (2011). Late Eocene transgressive sedimentation in the western Swiss Alps: Records of autochthonous and quasi-autochthonous biofacies on a karstic rockyshore. Palaeogeography, Palaeoclimatology, Palaeocology, 312: 24-39.

De Boever, E., Muchez, Ph., Dimitrov, L., Swennen, R. (2011). Evolution of deformation and fault-related fluid flow within an ancient methane seep system (Eocene, Varna, Bulgaria). Geofluids, 11(2): 166-183.

De Boever, E., Birgel, Muchez, Ph., Peckmann, J., Dimitrov, L., Swennen, R. (2011). Fabric and formation of grapestone concretions within an unusual ancient methane seep system. Terra Nova, 23: 56-61.

Foubert, A., Huvenne, V.A.I., Opderbecke, J., Kozachenko, M., Wheeler, A.,Henriet, J.P (2011). The Moira Mounds, small cold-water coral banks in the Porcupine Seabight, NE Atlantic: Part B – insights through ROV-borne high resolution multibeam bathymetry. Marine Geology, 282: 65-78.

Fournier, F., Léonide, P., Biscarrat, K., Gallois, A., Borgomano, J.,  Foubert, A. (2011) Elastic properties of microporous cemented grainstones. Geophysics, 76 (6): 211-226.

Henriet, J.-P., Spezzaferri, S., Samankassou, E., Foubert, A., Van Rooij, D., Rüggeberg, A. (2011). Carbonate mounds in shallow and deep time. Marine Geology 282, 1–4, DOI:10.1016/j.margeo.2011.02.010.

Maignien, L., Depreiter, D., Foubert, A., Reveillaud, J., De Mol, L., Boeckx, P., Blamart, D., Henriet, J.P., Boon, N. (2011) Anoxic methane oxidation in a cold-water carbonate mound from the Gulf of Cadiz. International Journal of Earth Sciences, 100, 1413-1422.

Margreth, S., Gennari, G., Rüggeberg, A., Comas, M.C., Pinheiro, L.M., Spezzaferri, S., (2011). Development of cold-water coral ecosystems on mud volcanoes in the West Alboran Basin: paleoceanographic implications. Marine Geology 282:26–39, doi:10.1016/j.margeo.2011.02.006.

Pirlet, H., Colin, C., Thierens, M., Latruwe, K., Van Rooij, D., Foubert, A., Frank, N., Blamart, D., Huvenne, V.A.I., Swennen R., Vanhaecke, F., Henriet, J.-P. (2011). The importance of the terrigenous fraction within a cold-water coral mound: A case study. Marine Geology, 282:13-25.

Raddatz, J., López Correa, M., Rüggeberg, A., Dullo, W.-Chr., Hansteen, T. (2011). Bioluminescence in deep-sea isidid gorgonians from the Cape Verde archipelago. Coral Reefs 30, 579, DOI:10.1007/s00338-011-0743-5.

Raddatz, J., Rüggeberg, A., Margreth, S., Dullo,W.-Chr., and IODP Expedition 307 Scientific Party (2011). Paleoenvironmental reconstruction of deep-water carbonate mound initiation in the Porcupine Seabight, NE Atlantic. Marine Geology 282:79–90, doi:10.1016/j.margeo.2010.10.019.

Rüggeberg, A., Flögel, S., Dullo, W.-Chr., Hissmann, K., Freiwald, A. (2011). Water mass characteristics and sill dynamics in a polar cold-water coral reef setting at Stjernsund, northern Norway. Marine Geology 282:5–12, DOI: 10.1016/j.margeo.2010.05.009.

Schönfeld, J., Dullo, W.-Chr., Pfannkuche, O., Freiwald, A., Rüggeberg, A., Schmidt, S., Weston, J., (2011). Recent benthic foraminiferal assemblages from cold-water coral mounds in the Porcupine Seabight. Facies 57(2):187–213, doi:10.1007/s10347-010-0234-0.

Wheeler, A.J., Kozachenko, M., Henry, L.A., Foubert, A., de Haas, H., Huvenne, V.A.I., Masson, D.G., Olu-Le Roy, K. (2011). The Moira Mounds, small cold-water coral banks in the Porcupine Seabight, NE Atlantic: Part A – an early stage growth phase for future coral carbonate mounds? Marine Geology, 282: 53-64.

Wombacher, F., Eisenhauer, A., Böhm, F., Gussone, N., Regenberg, M., Dullo, W.-Chr., Rüggeberg, A. (2011). Magnesium stable isotope fractionation in marine biogenic calcite and aragonite. Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta 75: 5797–5818, doi:10.1016/j.gca.2011.07.017.


Foubert, A. & Henriet, J.P. (2010) Nature and Significance of the Recent Carbonate Mound Record: The Mound Challenger Code. Lecture Notes in Earth Sciences, Vol. 126. Springer, 298 pp.

Habers, A., Schönfeld, J., Rüggeberg, A., Pfannkuche, O., (2010). Short term dynamics of planktonic foraminiferal sedimentation in the Porcupine Seabight. Micropaleontology 56:259–274.

Pirlet, H., Wehrmann, L., Brunner, B., Frank, N., Dewanckele, J., Van Rooij, D., Foubert, A., Swennen, R., Naudts, L., Boone, M., Cnudde, V., Henriet, J.P. (2010). Diagenetic formation of gypsum and dolomite in a cold-water coral mound in the Porcupine Seabight, off Ireland. Sedimentology, 57: 786-805.

Volery, C., Davaud, E., Foubert, A., Caline, B. (2010). Lacustrine microporous micrites of the Madrid Basin (Late Miocene, Spain) as analogues for shallow-marine carbonates of the Mishrif reservoir Formation (Cenomanian to Early Turonian, Middle East). Facies, 56 (3): 385-397.


De Boever, E., Birgel, D., Thiel, V., Muchez, Ph., Peckmann, J., Dimitrov, L., Swennen, R. (2009). The formation of giant tubular concretions triggered by anaerobic oxidation of methane as revealed by archaeal molecular fossils (Lower Eocene, Varna, Bulgaria), Palaeogeography, Palaeoclimatology, Palaeoecology, 280: 23-36.

De Boever, E., Huysmans, M., Swennen, R., Muchez, Ph., Dimitrov, L.(2009). Controlling factors on the morphology and spatial distribution of hydrocarbon-related tubular concretions – study of a Lower Eocene seep system, Marine and Petroleum Geology, 26: 1580-1591.

De Boever, E., Dimitrov, L., Muchez, Ph., Swennen, R. (2009). The Pobiti Kamani area (Varna, NE Bulgaria) – study of a well-preserved paleo-seep system. Review of the Bulgarian Geological Society, 69(1-3): 61-68.

Freiwald, A., Beuck, L., Rüggeberg, A., Taviani, M., Hebbeln D., and R/V Meteor M70-1 participants (2009). The white coral community in the central Mediterranean Sea revealed by ROV surveys. Oceanography 22(1): 36–52.

Margreth, S., Rüggeberg, A., Spezzaferri, S. (2009). Benthic foraminifera as proxies for cold-water coral reef ecosystems along the Irish Margin. Deep-Sea Research I 56: 2216–2234.

Milker, Y., Schmiedl,G., Betzler, C., Römer, M., Jaramillo-Vogel, D., Siccha, M. (2009). Distribution of Recent benthic foraminifera in neritic carbonate environments of the Western Mediterranean Sea. Marine Micropaleontology, 73: 207–225.


Dullo, W.-Chr., Flögel, S., Rüggeberg, A. (2008). Cold-water coral growth in relation to the hydrography of the Celtic and Nordic European Continental Margin. Marine Ecology Progress Series 371: 165–176.

Rüggeberg, A., Fietzke, J., Liebetrau, V., Eisenhauer, A., Dullo, W.-Chr., Freiwald, A. (2008). Stable strontium isotopes (δ88/86Sr) in cold-water corals – new proxy for intermediate water temperatures. Earth and Planetary Science Letters 269: 569–574, doi:10.1016/j.epsl.2008.03.002.


Dorschel, B., Hebbeln, D., Rüggeberg, A., Dullo, W.-Chr. (2007). Carbonate budget of a cold-water carbonate mound: Propeller Mound, Porcupine Seabight. International Journal of Earth Sciences 96: 73-83, doi:10.1007/s00531-005-0493-0.

Rüggeberg, A., Dullo, W.-Chr., Dorschel, B., Hebbeln, D. (2007). Environmental changes and growth history of a cold-water carbonate mound (Propeller Mound, Porcupine Seabight). International Journal of Earth Sciences 96: 57–72, doi:10.1007/s00531-005-0504-1.


Wisshak, M., Rüggeberg, A. (2006). Colonisation and bioerosion of experimental substrates by benthic foraminifers from euphotic to aphotic depths (Kosterfjord, SW Sweden). Facies 52: 1–17, doi:10.1007/s10347-005-0033-1.


Dorschel, B., Hebbeln, D., Rüggeberg, A., Dullo, W.-Chr., Freiwald, A. (2005). Deglacial sweeping of a deep-water carbonate mound. Earth and Planetary Science Letters 233: 33–44.