Dr Anja Scheffers DSc(Duisburg-Essen) PhD(Duisburg-Essen) Anja's main area of research is coastal evolution, including sea-level change, and marine physical natural hazards. Her research specialises in using sedimentary signatures to decipher long-term records of environmental change from the natural environment. She undertakes research in examining the long-term history (spanning the past 6000 years) of natural hazards such as tropical cyclone storm inundations tsunamis and coastal erosion, and the implications of this work for coastal management and state and local government policies and Acts relating to coastal development in temperate to tropical regions. Long-term records are a critical component of hazard risk assessment because they display the full variability (frequency and magnitude) of the hazard. Post-event surveys of extreme hazard events are also an important aspect of her research. Beside the emphasis on coastal environments she focuses on environmental change in high mountain areas (landslides) and glacial environments where she has extensive experience within the European Alps, the high Andes of South America and Western Greenland. For further information about any of these publications please contact the author.
A marine reservoir correction for the Houtman-Abrolhos Archipelago, East Indian Ocean, Western Australia (with Peter Squire, Renaud Joannes-Boyau, Luke D. Nothdurft, Quan Hua, Lindsay B. Collins, Sander Scheffers, and Jian-xin Zhao), Radiocarbon (2013)
High-precision analysis using accelerator mass spectrometry (AMS) was performed upon known-age Holocene and modern, pre-bomb...
A prehistoric tsunami induced long-lasting ecosystem changes on a semi-arid tropical island--the case of Boka Bartol (Bonaire, Leeward Antilles) (with Max Engel, Helmut Bruckner, S Furstenberg, Peter Frenzel, A M. Konopczak, Dieter Kelletat, Simon Matthias May, F Schabitz, and G Daut), Naturwissenschaften (2013)
The Caribbean is highly vulnerable to coastal hazards. Based on their short recurrence intervals over...
AMS dating of ancient plant residues from experimental stone tools: a pilot study (with Andrea Yates, Andrew M. Smith, Jeffrey F. Parr, and Renaud Joannes-Boyau), Journal of Archaeological Science (2013)
Residue analyses on stone artefacts have contributed to resolving functional questions in stone tool research....
Holocene sea levels of Bonaire (Leeward Antilles) and tectonic implications (with Max Engel, Helmut Bruckner, Simon Matthias May, and Dieter H. Kelletat), Zeitschrift für Geomorphologie (2013)
Future relative sea-level (RSL) rise is one of the most serious coastal hazards worldwide, in...
Reply to comment on: coarse clast ridge sequences as suitable archives for past storm events? case study on the Houtman Abrolhos, Western Australia (with Sander Scheffers, Dieter H. Kelletat, Peter Squire, Lindsay Collins, Yuexing Feng, Jian-Xin Zhao, Renaud Joannes-Boyau, Simon Matthias May, Gerhard Schellmann, and Heather Freeman), Journal of Quaternary Science (2013)
The coastlines of the world with Google Earth: understanding our environment (with Sander R. Scheffers and Dieter H. Kelletat), Coastal research library (2012)
Tsunamis, hurricanes and neotectonics as driving mechanisms in coastal evolution (Proceedings of the Bonaire Field Symposium, March 2-6, 2006. A contribution to IGCP 495) (with Dieter Kelletat), School of Environmental Science and Management Papers (2006)
Using field oberservations and remote sensing data from the Indian Ocean Tsunami 2004 impact at...
Coastal hazards from tropical cyclones and extratropical winter storms based on holocene storm chronologies (with Simon Matthias May, Max Engel, D Brill, P Squires, and Dieter Kelletat), Coastal hazards (2012)
Aware of past and future climate changes, the question arose whether modern instrumental data adequately...
Caribbean coasts, Panama to Belize (with Tony Browne), Encyclopedia of the World's Coastal Landforms (2010)
Crete (with Tony Browne), Encyclopedia of the World's Coastal Landforms (2010)
Egypt (Mediterranean) (with Tony Browne), Encyclopedia of the World's Coastal Landforms (2010)
Egypt, Red Sea Coast (with Tony Browne), Encyclopedia of the World's Coastal Landforms (2010)
Cliff recession and boulder transport along the west coasts of the British Isles (with Dieter Kelletat), Ergebnisse aktueller Küstenforschung - Beiträge der 26. Jahrestagung des Arbeitskreises "Geographie der Meere und Küsten", 25.-27. April 2008 in Marburg. 2009 (2008)
Reading the chapter of extreme wave events in nearshore geo-bio-archives of Bonaire (Netherlands Antilles): initial results (with M Engel, H Brückner, Dieter Kelletat, F Schäbitz, Andreas Vött, M Wille, and T Willershäuser), Ergebnisse aktueller Küstenforschung - Beiträge der 26. Jahrestagung des Arbeitskreises "Geographie der Meere und Küsten", 25.-27. April 2008 in Marburg. 2009 (2008)
Coastal transformation during and after the coseismic uplift 365 AD in western Crete, Greece, Tsunamis, hurricanes and neotectonics as driving mechanisms in coastal evolution (Proceedings of the Bonaire Field Symposium, March 2-6, 2006. A contribution to IGCP 495) (2006)
Recent advances in paleo-tsunami field research in the intra-Americas-Sea (Barbados, St. Martin and Anguilla) (with Dieter Kelletat), Caribbean Tsunami Hazard: Proceedings of the National Science Foundation Caribbean Tsunami Workshop (2006)
Ripple marks in coarse tsunami deposits, Tsunamis, hurricanes and neotectonics as driving mechanisms in coastal evolution (Proceedings of the Bonaire Field Symposium, March 2-6, 2006. A contribution to IGCP 495) (2006)
Ripple marks from waves or currents are usually known as minor and mostly short living...