Juliane Scheder

Physical Geographer


Juliane Scheder obtained her Master in Physical Geography in 2015 and her PhD in 2020 at the University of Cologne (Germany) and the Lower Saxony Institute for Historical Coastal Research, Wilhelmshaven (Germany). First contacts with costal research occurred already during her Bachelor studies and led to research interests in Holocene micropalaeontology, sedimentology and sea-level research.

Previous research areas include the coasts of Chile, Portugal and the German North Sea coast and now she is working on the NORSEAT Project (Storegga and beyond – NOrth SEA Tsunami deposits offshore Shetland Islands) to reconstruct the relative sea-level (RSL) history of the Shetland Islands (UK) by establishing and applying a microfauna-based transfer function. The final RSL curve will support the reconstruction of tsunami run-up heights.

Member of the German Working Group of “Geography of Seas and Coasts” and the Cologne Society of Geography.

Research group

Research interests

  • Sedimentology
  • Micropalaeontology
  • Holocene relative sea level
  • North Sea
  • Transfer functions


Micropalaeontology (foraminifers, ostracods), sedimentology, RSL reconstruction

Key publications

Scheder, J., Bungenstock, F., Haynert, K., Pint, A., Schlütz, F., Frenzel, P., Wehrmann, A., Brückner, H., Engel, M., 2022. Insights into Holocene relative sea-level changes in the southern North Sea using an improved microfauna-based transfer function. Journal of Quaternary Science 37 (1), 71–85. https://doi.org/10.1002/jqs.3380

Elschner, A., Scheder, J., Enters, D., Bartholomä, A., Becker, T., Capperucci, R., Wehrmann, Achim, Schlütz, F., Bungenstock, F., Hoffmann, G., 2021. Microfauna- and sedimentology-based facies analysis for palaeo-landscape reconstruction in the back-barrier of Norderney (NW Germany). Netherlands Journal of Geosciences, 100, e4. https://doi.org/10.1017/njg.2020.16

Laermanns, H., Pint, A., Bellanova, P., Feist, L., Wagner, B., Frank, S., Scheder, J., Mathes-Schmidt, M., Teichner, F., Reicherter, K., Brückner, H., 2021. Holocene evolution of the Lagoa de Santo André, Portugal. Palaeogeography, Palaeoclimatology, Palaeoecology 571, 110366. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.palaeo.2021.110366

Scheder, J., Frenzel, P., Bungenstock, F., Engel, M., Brückner, H., Pint, A., 2019. Vertical and lateral distribution of Foraminifera and Ostracoda in the East Frisian Wadden Sea – developing a transfer function for relative sea-level change. Geologica Belgica 22 (3-4), 99-110. https://doi.org/10.20341/gb.2019.007

Bulian, F., Enters, D., Schlütz, F., Scheder, J., Blume, K., Zolitschka, B., Bittmann, F., 2019. Multi-proxy reconstruction of Holocene paleoenvironments from a sediment core retrieved from the Wadden Sea near Norderney, East Frisia, Germany. Estuarine, Coastal and Shelf Science 225. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ecss.2019.106251

Scheder, J., Pint, A., Engel, M., Bungenstock, F., Frenzel, P., Brückner, H., 2019. Foraminiferen und Ostrakoden im Ostfriesischen Wattenmeer – Ein Beitrag zur Meeresspiegelrekonstruktion. Nachrichten des Marschenrates 56, 39–44.

Scheder, J., Engel, M., Bungenstock, F., Pint, A., Siegmüller, A., Schwank, S., Brückner, H., 2018. Fossil bog soils (‘dwog horizons’) and their relation to Holocene coastal changes in the Jade Weser region, southern North Sea, Germany. Journal of Coastal Conservation 22 (1), 51–69. https://doi.org/10.1007/s11852-017-0502-z


Storegga and beyond – NORth SEA Tsunami deposits offshore Shetland Islands

BELSPO Research action RV project
Role: Researcher