Medewerker informatie:

Naam: Jan-Berend Stuut
Afdeling: Mariene Geologie en Chemische Oceanografie (GCO)
Email: Jan-Berend.Stuut(at)nioz.nl
Telefoonnummer: +31 (0)222 369 405
Huidig(e) project(en): DustTraffic
Saharan dust in Arabian Gulf





Samples from OzBuoy Laura in action


Curriculum Vitae

2009-present Research scientist (tenure track) at the Royal Netherlands Institute for Sea Research, Den Burg, the Netherlands.
Affiliated with MARUM – Center for Marine Environmental Sciences, Bremen, Germany; through a part-time contract
2005-2009 Post-doctoral researcher at the MARUM – Center for Marine Environmental Sciences, Bremen, Germany. NEBROC; Netherlands Bremen Oceanography bilateral collaboration project;
2002-2005 Post-doctoral researcher at the Research Center Ocean Margins (RCOM), Bremen, Germany; Sedimentation processes on the Chilean continental margin
2001-2002 Lab assistant in the Sedimentology lab of Martin Konert at the VU, Amsterdam, the Netherlands
1997-2001 Ph.D. student at Utrecht University and the Netherlands Institute for Sea Research; Late Quaternary SW African terrestrial-climate signals in the marine record of Walvis Ridge, SE Atlantic Ocean
Jan-August 1994 Erasmus internship in the Laboratory for Marine Geology and Physical Oceanography of Prof. G. Ferentinos, Patras, Greece; Slope stability on the Aegean continental slope between Pelopponnesos and Crete

Undergraduate studies: geology at Utrecht University, The Netherlands

Major topic:  Marine Geology / Sedimentology with research projects on grain-size analyses of deep-marine sediments from the Indian- and South-Atlantic Oceans to reconstruct the environmental history of the sources of dust for those ocean basins;

Minor topics: Hydrogeology, VU, Amsterdam
                     Seismology, Utrecht University

to top A dusty place

Research Interests

Aeolian dust is the main research topic I have been working on since my PhD;

My approach is a sedimentological one: the wind is a very selective transport mechanism that has a strong impact on the material it carries from source to sink, and on its particle-size distributions:

* coarse particles won't be picked up
* fine particles will be kept in suspension

Therefore, wind-blown deposits have a very-well sorted size distribution that decreases from proximal (close to the source) to distal (far away from the source).

If we can recognise and quantify wind-blown particles in deep-sea sediments (and obviously we claim that we can) they can tell us something about the environmental conditions in the source area at the time of deposition.

In addition I try to find support for the inferences made on the physical properties using (bio)geochemical and mineralogical proxies.

This approach resulted in a number of papers that you'll find listed on this page.

For more information please visit my website at www.stuut.tv


to top Who's the emu?


(updated September 2012)


Jan-Berend Stuut, Matthias Prange, Ute Merkel, and Silke Steph (2012, in press)
Tropical oceans
Book chapter in: Quaternary Environmental Change in the Tropics (Metcalfe & Nash, eds.) Blackwell-Wiley

Menno Bloemsma, Matthias Zabel, Jan-Berend Stuut, Rik Tjallingii, James Collins and Gert-Jan Weltje (2012, in press)
Modeling the joint variability of grain size and chemical compositions in sediments
Sedimentary Geology

Jan-Berend Stuut, Ute Merkel and Denis Rousseau (2012)
Challenges in understanding past and present eolian dust dynamics
EOS Transactions AGU 93, 19

Charlotte Skonieczny, Aloys Bory, V. Bout-Roumazeilles, W. Abouchami, S.J.G. Galer, Xavier Crosta, Jan-Berend Stuut, Inka Meyer, Isabelle Chiapello, T. Podvin, B. Chatenet, A. Diallo, T. Ndiaye (2011)
The 7-13 March 2006 major Saharan outbreak: Multi-proxy characterization of mineral dust deposited on the West African margin
Journal of Geophysical Research 116 D18210 DOI:10.1029/2011jd016173

Waleed Hamza, Mohamed Rizk Enan, Huda Al-Hassini, Jan-Berend Stuut and Dirk de Beer (2011)
Dust storms over the Arabian Gulf: a possible indicator of climate changes consequences
Aquatic Ecosystem Health and Management 14(3) 260-268 DOI:10.1080/14634988.2011.601274

Sebastien Bertrand, Konrad A. Hughen, Frank Lamy, Jan-Berend Stuut, Frank Torrejon and Carina B. Lange
Precipitation as the main driver of Neoglacial fluctuations of Gualas glacier, Northern Patagonian Icefield (2011)
Climate of the Past 8 519-534 DOI:10.5194/cp-8-519-2012

Mahyar Mohtadi, Delia Oppo, Stephan Steinke, Jan-Berend Stuut, Ricardo de Pol-Holz, Dierk Hebbeln and Andreas Lückge (2011)
Glacial to Holocene swings of the Australian-Indonesian monsoon
Nature-GEO 4(8) 540-544DOI:10.1038/ngeo1209

Mieke Thierens, Hans Pirlet, Christophe Colin, Kris Latruwe, Frank Vanhaecke, Jonathan Lee, Jan-Berend Stuut, Jürgen Titschack, Veerle Huvenne, Boris Dorschel, Andrew Wheeler, and Jean-Pierre Henriet (2011)
Ice-rafting from the British-Irish ice sheet since the earliest Pleistocene (2.6 million years ago): implications for long-term mid-latitudinal ice-sheet growth in the North Atlantic region
Quaternary Science Reviews, in press DOI:10.1016/j.quascirev.2010.12.020

Helena Filipsson, Oscar Romero, Jan-Berend Stuut, Barbara Donner (2011)
Relationships between primary productivity and bottom-water oxygenation off NW Africa during the last deglaciation
Journal of Quaternary Science, 26(4) 448-456 DOI:10.1002/jqs.1473 

Inka Meyer, Gareth Davies, Jan-Berend Stuut (2011)
Grain-size control on Sr-Nd isotope provenance studies and impact on paleoclimate reconstructions: an example from deep-sea sediments offshore NW Africa
  12, Q03005 DOI:10.1029/2010gc003355

Cornelia Saukel, Frank Lamy, Jan-Berend Stuut, Ralf Tiedemann, Christoph Vogt (2011)
Distribution and provenance of wind-blown SE Pacific surface sediments
Marine Geology 280, 130-142 DOI:10.1016/j.margeo.2010.12.006

Jean Nizou, Till J.J. Hanebuth, Dave Heslop, Tillmann Schwenk, Luisa Palamenghi, Jan-Berend Stuut, Rüdiger Henrich (2010)
The Senegal River mud belt: a high-resolution archive of paleoclimatic change and coastal evolution
Marine Geology 278, 150-164 DOI:10.1016/j.margeo.2010.10.002

Claudia Wienberg, Norbert Frank, Kenneth N. Mertens, Jan-Berend Stuut, Margarita Marchant, Jan Fietzke, Furu Mienis, Dierk Hebbeln (2010)
Glacial cold-water coral growth in the Gulf of Cádiz: implications of increased paleo-productivity Earth and Planetary Science Letters 298, 405-416

Stefan Mulitza, David Heslop, Daniela Pittauerova, Helmut W. Fischer, Inka Meyer, Jan-Berend W. Stuut, Matthias Zabel, Gesine Mollenhauer, James A. Collins, Henning Kuhnert, Michael Schulz, (2010)
Increase in African dust flux at the onset of commercial agriculture in the Sahel region.
Nature, 466, 226-228 DOI:10.1038/nature 09213

Mieke Thierens, Jürgen Titschack, Boris Dorschel, Veerle A.I. Huvenne, Andrew J. Wheeler, Jan-Berend W. Stuut, Rory O’Donnell (2010)
The 2.6 Ma depositional sequence from the Challenger cold-water coral carbonate mound (IODP Exp. 307): Sediment contributors and hydrodynamic palaeo-environments
Marine Geology 271 260-277 DOI:10.1016/j.margeo.2010.02.021 

John S. Compton, Caren T. Herbert, M.Timm Hoffman, Ralph R. Schneider, Jan-Berend W. Stuut (2010)
A tenfold increase in the Orange River mean Holocene mud flux: implications for soil erosion in South Africa
The Holocene 20(1) 115-122 DOI:10.1177/0959683609348860

Daniela Pittauerová, Stefan Mulitza, Bernd Hettwig, Wissam Chehade, Jan-Berend W. Stuut, Gesine Mollenhauer, Helmut W. Fischer (2009)
Application of self-absoprtion correction method in gamma spectroscopy for 210Pb and 137Cs sediment chronology on the continental slope off NW Africa
Radioprotection 44(5) 457-461 DOI:10.1051/radiopro/20095085

Ulrich Alt-Epping, Jan-Berend Stuut, Dierk Hebbeln, Ralph Schneider (2009)
Variations in sediment provenance during the past 3000 years off the Tagus River, Portugal
Marine Geology 261 82-91 DOI:10.1016/j.margeo.2008.11.008

Helen V. McGregor, Lydie Dupont, Jan-Berend Stuut & Holger Kuhlmann (2009)
Vegetation shift in southern Morocco at 700 AD: culture (Islamisation) or climate change?
Quaternary Science Reviews 28 1434-1448 DOI:10.1016/j.quascirev.2009.02.012

Xingqi Liu, Hailiang Don, Xiangdong Yang, Ulrike Herzschuh, Enlou Zhang, Jan-Berend Stuut & Yongbo Wang (2009)
Late Holocene forcing of the Asian winter and summer monsoon as evidenced by proxy records from the northern Qinghai-Tibetan Plateau
Earth and Planetary Science Letters 280 276-284 DOI:10.1016/j.epsl.2009.01.041

Jan-Berend Stuut, Ian Smalley, Ken OHara-Dhand (2009)
Aeolian dust in Europe: African sources and European deposits
Quaternary International 198 234-245 DOI:10.1016/j.quaint.2008.10.007

Patrick De Deckker, Raeid Abed, Dirk de Beer, Kai-Uwe Hinrichs, Tadhg OLoingsigh, Enno Schefuss, Jan-Berend Stuut, Nigel Tapper, Sander van der Kaars (2008)
Geochemical and microbiological fingerprinting of airborne dust that fell in Canberra, Australia in October 2002
G-cubed 9, Q12Q10 DOI:10.1029/2008GC002091

Stefan Mulitza, Matthias Prange, Jan-Berend Stuut, Matthias Zabel, Tilo von Dobeneck, Achakie C. Itambi, Jean Nizou, Michael Schulz & Gerold Wefer (2008)
Sahel megadroughts triggered by glacial slowdowns of Atlantic meridional overturning Paleoceanography23, PA4206 DOI:10.1029/2008PA001637

Rik Tjallingii, Martin Claussen, Jan-Berend Stuut, Jens Fohlmeister, Alexandra Jahn, Torsten Bickert, Frank Lamy & Ursula Röhl (2008)
Coherent high- and low-latitude control of the northwest African hydrological balance
Nature Geoscience 1(10) 670-675 DOI:10.1038/ngeo289

Jan-Berend Stuut, Stefan Mulitza & Matthias Prange (2008)
Challenges to understanding past and future climate in Africa
EOS Transactions AGU 89, 196

Yvonne Hamann, Werner Ehrmann, Gerhard Schmiedl, Stefan Krüger, Jan-Berend Stuut, Tanja Kuhnt (2008)
Sedimentation processes in the eastern Mediterranean Sea during the late Glacial and Holocene revealed by end-member modelling of the terrigenous fraction in marine sediments
Marine Geology 248 (1-2) pp 97-114 DOI:10.1016/j.margeo.2007.10.009

Shiming Wan, Anchun Li, Peter D. Clift & Jan-Berend W. Stuut (2007)
Development of the East Asian monsoon: Mineralogical and Sedimentological records in the northern South China Sea since 15 Ma
Palaeogeography Palaeoclimatology Palaeoecology 254 pp 561-582 DOI:10.1016/j.palaeo.2007.07.009

Christine Holz, Jan-Berend W. Stuut, Rüdiger Henrich & Helge Meggers (2007)
Variability in terrigenous sedimentation processes off Northwest Africa and its relation to climate changes: inferences from grain-size distributions of a Holocene marine sediment record
Sedimentary Geology 202 pp 499-508 DOI:10.1016/j.sedgeo.2007.03.015

Christine Zühlsdorff, Katarina Wien, Jan-Berend W. Stuut & Rüdiger Henrich (2007)
Late Quaternary sedimentation within a submarine channel–levee system offshore Cap Timiris, Mauritania
Marine Geology 240 (1), pp 217-234 DOI:10.1016/j.margeo.2007.02.005

Jan-Berend W. Stuut, Sabine Kasten, Frank Lamy & Dierk Hebbeln (2007)
Sources and modes of terrigenous sediment input to the Chilean continental slope
Quaternary International 161, pp 67-76 DOI:10.1016/j.quaint.2006.10.041

Jan-Berend W. Stuut, Margarita Marchant, Jérôme Kaiser, Frank Lamy, Mahyar Mohtadi, Oscar Romero & Dierk Hebbeln (2006)
The Late Quaternary paleoenvironment of Chile as seen from marine archives
Geographica Helvetica 61-2, pp 35-5

Jan-Berend W. Stuut, Matthias Zabel, Gaute Lavik, Enno Schefuß, Volker Ratmeyer & Ralph R. Schneider (2005)
Provenance of present-day eolian dust collected off NW Africa: implications for deep-marine sediment studies
JGR - Atmospheres 110 D04202 DOI:10.1029/2004JD005161

Jan-Berend W. Stuut & Frank Lamy (2004)
Climate variability at the southern boundaries of the Namib (Southwestern Africa) and Atacama (Northern Chile) coastal Deserts
Quaternary Research 62 (3) pp 301-309 DOI:10.1016/j.yqres.2004.08.001

Jan-Berend W. Stuut, Xavier Crosta, Klaas van der Borg & Ralph R. Schneider (2004)
Relationship between Antarctic sea ice and southwest African climate during the Late Quaternary Geology 32 (10) pp 909-912 DOI:10.1130?G20709.1

Christine Holz, Jan-Berend W. Stuut & Rüdiger Henrich (2004)
Terrigenous sedimentation processes along the continental margin off NW-Africa: implications from grain-size analysis of surface sediments
Sedimentology 51, pp. 1145-1154 DOI:10.1111/j.1365-3091.2004.00665.x

Bas West, J.H. Fred Jansen & Jan-Berend W. Stuut (2004)
Surface water conditions in the Northern Benguela region (SE Atlantic) during the last 450 kyr reconstructed from assemblages of planktonic foraminifera
Marine Micropaleontology 51, pp. 321-344 DOI:10.1016/j.marmicro.2004.01.004

Michael Frenz, René Höppner, Jan-Berend W. Stuut, Thomas Wagner & Rüdiger Henrich (2004) Surface sediment bulk geochemistry and grain-size composition related to the oceanic circulation along the South American continental margin in the Southwest Atlantic
in: Gerold Wefer, Stefan Mulitza, & Volker Ratmeyer (Eds.): The South Atlantic in the Late Quaternary: Reconstruction of Material Budgets and Current Systems. Springer Verlag Berlin Heidelberg New York Tokyo, pp 347-373

Enno Schefuß, Volker Ratmeyer, Jan-Berend W. Stuut, J.H. Fred Jansen & Jaap S. Sinninghe Damsté (2003)
Carbon isotope analysis of N-alkanes in dust from the lower atmosphere over the central eastern Atlantic
Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta 67 (10), pp 1757-1767 DOI:10.1016/S0016-7037(02)01414-X

Jan-Berend W. Stuut, Maarten A. Prins & J. H. Fred Jansen (2002)
Fast reconnaisance of carbonate dissolution based on the size distribution of calcareous ooze on Walvis Ridge, SE Atlantic Ocean.
Marine Geology 190 (3-4), pp 563-571 DOI:10.1016/S0025-3227(02)00478-4

Jan-Berend W. Stuut, Maarten A. Prins, Ralph R. Schneider, Gert Jan Weltje, J.H. Fred Jansen & George Postma (2002)
A 300-kyr record of aridity and wind strength in southwestern Africa: inferences from grain-size distributions of sediments on Walvis Ridge, SE Atlantic.
Marine Geology 180, pp 221-233 DOI:10.1016/S0025-3227(01)00215-8

Jan-Berend W. Stuut (2001)
Late Quaternary SW African terrestrial-climate signals in the marine record of Walvis Ridge, SE Atlantic Ocean.
Geologica Ultraiectina 212, 128 pp.

to top

 Pass auf!