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Dr. Lars Reuning


Gebäude: Bergbaugebäude
Raum: 522
Wüllnerstr. 2
52056 Aachen


Geologisches Institut


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Telefon: +49-241-80-95725
E-Mail: lars.reuning[at]emr.rwth-aachen.de


Education and Career

  • Since 2012: „Akademischer Oberrat“, Geology, RWTH Aachen University
  • 2009 - 2012: „Akademischer Rat“, Geology, RWTH Aachen University
  • 2005 - 2009: „Wissenschaftlicher Assistent“, Geology, RWTH Aachen University
  • 2005: Visiting DAAD Lecturer, University St. Petersburg, Russia
  • 2005: Lecturer, GEOMAR and Christian-Albrechts-University Kiel
  • 2001 - 2004: PhD, Sedimentology and Paleoceanography, GEOMAR, Kiel
  • 2001: „Diplom“ in Geologie, Philipps-Universität Marburg
  • 1997 - 1998: Visiting student, Geology, University of Leicester, England
  • 1995 - 2001: Graduate studies, Geology and Paleontology, Philipps-Universität Marburg



  • The Development of Reservoir Quality in Ca2 Zechstein Carbonates (with ExxonMobil Production, Germany)
  • Coral reefs and global change – a historical perspective spanning the western Indian Ocean (Western Indian Ocean Marine Science Association, WIOMSA)
  • Identification and classification of redeposited chalk intervals in a 3D seismic dataset, Danish North Sea (with Maersk, Denmark)
  • Understanding Reservoir Quality in Ara Stringers: Diagenetic Relationships in Space and Time (with Petroleum Development Oman, PDO)
  • Three-dimensional Seismic Geomorphology and Sedimentology of a Carbonate System, Browse Basin, NW Australia




Peer-reviewed publications:

BELDE, J., BACK, S., BOURGET, J. & REUNING, L. (2017) Oligocene and Miocene Carbonate Platform Development in the Browse Basin, Australian Northwest Shelf. Journal of Sedimentary Research, 87, 795-816.

BELDE, J., REUNING, L. & BACK, S. (2017) Bottom Currents and Sediment Waves on a Shallow Carbonate Shelf, Northern Carnarvon Basin, Australia. Continental Shelf Research, 138, 142-153.

CHRISTENSEN, B.A., RENEMA, W., HENDERIKS, J., DE VLEESCHOUWER, D., GROENEVELD, J., CASTANEDA, I.S., REUNING, L., BOGUS, K., AUER, G., ISHIWA, T., MCHUGH, C.M., GALLAGHER, S.J. & FULTHORPE, C.S. (2017) Indonesian Throughflow Drove Australian Climate from Humid Pliocene to Arid Pleistocene. Geophysical Research Letters, 44, 6914-6925.

DEIK, H., REUNING, L. & PFEIFFER, M. (2017) Orbital Scale Variation of Primary Productivity in the Central Equatorial Indian Ocean (Maldives) During the Early Pliocene. Palaeogeography Palaeoclimatology Palaeoecology, 480, 33-41.

DE VLEESCHOUWER, D., DUNLEA, A.G., AUER, G., ANDERSON, C.H., BRUMSACK, H., DE LOACH, A., GURNIS, M., HUH, Y., ISHIWA, T., JANG, K., KOMINZ, M.A., MARZ, C., SCHNETGER, B., MURRAY, R.W., PALIKE, H. & Expedition 356 Shipboard SCIENTISTS (2017) Quantifying K, U, and Th Contents of Marine Sediments Using Shipboard Natural Gamma Radiation Spectra Measured on Dv Joides Resolution. Geochemistry Geophysics Geosystems, 18, 1053-1064.

GROENEVELD, J., HENDERIKS, J., RENEMA, W., MCHUGH, C.M., DE VLEESCHOUWER, D., CHRISTENSEN, B.A., FULTHORPE, C.S., REUNING, L., GALLAGHER, S.J., BOGUS, K., AUER, G. & ISHIWA, T. (2017) Australian Shelf Sediments Reveal Shifts in Miocene Southern Hemisphere Westerlies. Science Advances, 3.

LI, S.Y., WANG, Y., ZHAO, P.Y., REUNING, L. & MARQUART, G. (2017) Numerical Model of Halite Precipitation in Porous Sedimentary Rocks Adjacent to Salt Diapirs. Journal of Geophysics and Engineering, 14, 1160-1166.

BIEHL, B.C., REUNING, L., SCHOENHERR, J., LEWIN, A., LEUPOLD, M. & KUKLA, P.A. (2016) Do Co2-Charged Fluids Contribute to Secondary Porosity Creation in Deeply Buried Carbonates? Marine and Petroleum Geology, 76, 176-186.

BIEHL, B.C., REUNING, L., SCHOENHERR, J., LUDERS, V. & KUKLA, P.A. (2016) Impacts of Hydrothermal Dolomitization and Thermochemical Sulfate Reduction on Secondary Porosity Creation in Deeply Buried Carbonates: A Case Study from the Lower Saxony Basin, Northwest Germany. AAPG Bulletin, 100, 597-621.

ROSLEFF-SOERENSEN, B., REUNING, L., BACK, S. & KUKLA, P.A. (2016) The Response of a Basin-Scale Miocene Barrier Reef System to Long-Term, Strong Subsidence on a Passive Continental Margin, Barcoo Sub-Basin, Australian North West Shelf. Basin Research, 28, 103-123.

ZINKE, J., REUNING, L., PFEIFFER, M., WASSENBURG, J.A., HARDMAN, E., JHANGEER-KHAN, R., DAVIES, G.R., NG, C.K.C. & KROON, D. (2016) A Sea Surface Temperature Reconstruction for the Southern Indian Ocean Trade Wind Belt from Corals in Rodrigues Island (19 Degrees S, 63 Degrees E). Biogeosciences, 13, 5827-5847.

BELDE, J., BACK, S. & REUNING, L. (2015) Three-Dimensional Seismic Analysis of Sediment Waves and Related Geomorphological Features on a Carbonate Shelf Exposed to Large Amplitude Internal Waves, Browse Basin Region, Australia. Sedimentology, 62, 87-109.

SMODEJ, J., REUNING, L., WOLLENBERG, U., ZINKE, J., PFEIFFER, M. & KUKLA, P.A. (2015) Two-Dimensional X-Ray Diffraction as a Tool for the Rapid, Nondestructive Detection of Low Calcite Quantities in Aragonitic Corals. Geochemistry Geophysics Geosystems, 16, 3778-3788.

BIEHL, B.C., REUNING, L., STROZYK, F. & KUKLA, P.A. (2014) Origin and Deformation of Intra-Salt Sulphate Layers: An Example from the Dutch Zechstein (Late Permian). International Journal of Earth Sciences, 103, 697-712.

MASOUMI, S., REUNING, L., BACK, S., SANDRIN, A. & KUKLA, P.A. (2014) Buried Pockmarks on the Top Chalk Surface of the Danish North Sea and Their Potential Significance for Interpreting Palaeocirculation Patterns. International Journal of Earth Sciences, 103, 563-578.

ZINKE, J., PFEIFFER, M., PARK, W., SCHNEIDER, B., REUNING, L., DULLO, W.C., CAMOIN, G.F., MANGINI, A., SCHROEDER-RITZRAU, A., GARBE-SCHONBERG, D. & DAVIES, G.R. (2014) Seychelles Coral Record of Changes in Sea Surface Temperature Bimodality in the Western Indian Ocean from the Mid-Holocene to the Present. Climate Dynamics, 43, 689-708.

LI, S., ABE, S., REUNING, L., BECKER, S., URAI, J.L. & KUKLA, P.A. (2012) Numerical Modelling of the Displacement and Deformation of Embedded Rock Bodies During Salt Tectonics: A Case Study from the South Oman Salt Basin. In: Salt Tectonics, Sediments and Prospectivity (Ed. by G. I. Alsop, S. G. Archer, A. J. Hartley, N. T. Grant & R. Hodgkinson), Special Publication, 363, 503-520. Geological Society of London.

MÜTHER, D., BACK, S., REUNING, L., KUKLA, P.A. & LEHMKUHL, F. (2012) Middle Pleistocene Landforms in the Danish Sector of the Southern North Sea Imaged on 3d Seismic Data. In: Glaciogenic Reservoirs and Hydrocarbon Systems (Ed. by M. Huuse, J. Redfern, D. P. Le Heron, R. J. Dixon, A. Moscariello & J. Craig), Special Publication, 368, 111-128. Geological Society of London.

ROSLEFF-SOERENSEN, B., REUNING, L., BACK, S. & KUKLA, P. (2012) Seismic Geomorphology and Growth Architecture of a Miocene Barrier Reef, Browse Basin, Nw-Australia. Marine and Petroleum Geology, 29, 233-254.

BACK, S., VAN GENT, H., REUNING, L., GRÖTSCH, J., NIEDERAU, J. & KUKLA, P. (2011) 3d Seismic Geomorphology and Sedimentology of the Chalk Group, Southern Danish North Sea. Journal of the Geological Society, 168, 393-405.

KUKLA, P.A., REUNING, L., BECKER, S., URAI, J.L. & SCHOENHERR, J. (2011) Distribution and Mechanisms of Overpressure Generation and Deflation in the Late Neoproterozoic to Early Cambrian South Oman Salt Basin. Geofluids, 11, 349-361.

REIJMER, J.J.G., SWART, P.K., BAUCH, T., OTTO, R., REUNING, L., ROTH, S. & ZECHEL, S. (2009) A Re-Evaluation of Facies on Great Bahama Bank I: New Facies Maps of Western Great Bahama Bank. In: Perspectives in Carbonate Geology: A Tribute to the Career of Robert Nathan Ginsburg (Ed. by P. K. Swart, G. P. Eberli & J. A. McKenzie), Special Publications of the International Association of Sedimentologists, 41, 29-46. Wiley-Blackwell, Malden.

REUNING, L., SCHOENHERR, J., HEIMANN, A., URAI, J.L., LITTKE, R., KUKLA, P.A. & RAWAHI, Z. (2009) Constraints on the Diagenesis, Stratigraphy and Internal Dynamics of the Surface-Piercing Salt Domes in the Ghaba Salt Basin (Oman): A Comparison to the Ara Group in the South Oman Salt Basin. Geoarabia, 14, 83-120.

SCHOENHERR, J., REUNING, L., KUKLA, P.A., LITTKE, R., URAI, J.L., SIEMANN, M. & RAWAHI, Z. (2009) Halite Cementation and Carbonate Diagenesis of Intra-Salt Reservoirs from the Late Neoproterozoic to Early Cambrian Ara Group (South Oman Salt Basin). Sedimentology, 56, 567-589.

GROENEVELD, J., NÜRNBERG, D., TIEDEMANN, R., REICHART, G.J., STEPH, S., REUNING, L., CRUDELI, D. & MASON, P. (2008) Foraminiferal Mg/Ca Increase in the Caribbean During the Pliocene: Western Atlantic Warm Pool Formation, Salinity Influence, or Diagenetic Overprint? Geochemistry Geophysics Geosystems, 9.

REUNING, L., REIJMER, J.J.G., BETZLER, C., TIMMERMANN, A. & STEPH, S. (2006) Sub-Milankovitch Cycles in Periplatform Carbonates from the Early Pliocene Great Bahama Bank. Paleoceanography, 21.

REUNING, L., REIJMER, J.J.G. & MATTIOLI, E. (2006) Aragonite Cycles: Diagenesis Caught in the Act. Sedimentology, 53, 849-866.

STEPH, S., TIEDEMANN, R., PRANGE, M., GROENEVELD, J., NURNBERG, D., REUNING, L., SCHULZ, M. & HAUG, G.H. (2006) Changes in Caribbean Surface Hydrography During the Pliocene Shoaling of the Central American Seaway. Paleoceanography, 21.

REUNING, L., REIJMER, J.J.G., BETZLER, C., SWART, P. & BAUCH, T. (2005) The Use of Paleoceanographic Proxies in Carbonate Periplatform Settings-Opportunities and Pitfalls. Sedimentary Geology, 175, 131-152.

REUNING, L., REIJMER, J.J.G. & BETZLER, C. (2002) Sedimentation Cycles and Their Diagenesis on the Slope of a Miocene Carbonate Ramp (Bahamas, Odp Leg 166). Marine Geology, 185, 121-142.


Book and Report contributions:

GALLAGHER, S.J., FULTHORPE, C.S., BOGUS, K. & Expedition 356 Shipboard SCIENTISTS (2017) Indonesian Throughflow. Proceedings of the International Ocean Discovery Program 356, International Ocean Discovery Program. College Station, TX.

STROZYK, F., REUNING, L., SCHECK-WENDEROTH, M. & TANNER, D. (2017) The Tectonic History of the Zechstein Basin in the Netherlands and Germany. In: Permo-Triassic Salt Provinces in Europe, North Africa and the Atlantic Margins: Tectonics and Hydrocarbon Potential (Ed. by J. I. Soto, J. Flinch & G. Tari), 221–241. Elsevier.