Professor Jens Zinke
Professor in Palaeobiology
School/Department: Geography Geology & The Environment, School of
Telephone: +44 (0)116 2523788
Krawczyk, H., Zinke, J., Browne, N., Struck, U., McIlwain, J., O'Leary, M., Garbe-Schoenberg, D. (2020) Corals reveal ENSO-driven synchrony of climate impacts on both terrestrial and marine ecosystems in northern Borneo. Scientific Reports, 10, 3678, doi:10.1039/s41598-020-60525-1.
Zinke, J., Gilmour, J.P., Fisher, R., Maina, J., Darling, E., Stat, M., Puotinen, M., Richards, Z., Mcclanahan, T.R., Beger, M., Moore, C., Graham, N.A.J., Feng, M., Hobbs, J.P.A., Evans, S., Field, S., Shedrawi, G., Babcock, R., Wilson, S.K. (2018) Gradients of disturbance and environmental conditions shape coral community structure for south-eastern Indian Ocean reefs. Diversity & Distributions, doi:10.1111/ddi.12714.
Hennekam, R., Zinke, J., ten Have, M., Brummer, G.J.A. and Reichart, G.-J. (2018) Cocos (Keeling) corals reveal 200 years of multi-decadal modulation of southeast Indian Ocean hydrology by Indonesian Throughflow. Paleoceanography and Paleoclimatology, 33, DOI: 10.1002/2017PA003181.
Pfeiffer, M., Zinke, J., Dullo, W.-C., Timm, O., Cahyarini, S.Y., Latif, M. and Weber, M. E. (2017) Indian Ocean corals reveal crucial role of World War II bias for twentieth century warming estimates. Scientific Reports 7, 14434, doi:10.1038/s41598-017-14352-6.
Ong, JJL, Rountrey, AN, Zinke, J, Meeuwig, JJ, Grierson, PF, O'Donnell, AJ, Newman, SJ, Lough, JM, Trougan, M and Meekan, MG (2016) Evidence for climate-driven synchrony of marine and terrestrial ecosystems in northwest Australia. Global Change Biology, doi: 10.1111/gcb.13239.
Abram, N.A., McGregor, H.V., Tierney, J.E., Evans, M.N., McKay, N.P., Kaufman, D.S. and the PAGES 2k Consortium (Thirumalai, K., Martrat, B., Goosse, H., Phipps, S.J., Steig, E.J. Halimeda Kilbourne, K., Saenger, C.P., Zinke, J., Leduc, G., Addison, J.A., Mortyn, P.G., Seidenkrantz, M.-S., Sicre, M.-A., Selvaraj, K., Filipsson, H.L., Neukom, R., Gergis, J., Curran, M.A.J., von Gunten, L. (2016) Early onset of Industrial-era warming across the oceans and continents. Nature 536, 411-418.
Zinke, J., Hoell, A., Lough, J., Feng, M., Kuret, A., Clarke, H., Ricca, V., McCulloch, M.T. (2015) Coral record of southeastern Indian Ocean marine heatwaves with intensified Western Pacific temperature gradient. Nature Communications 6, doi: 10.1038/ncomms9562.
Neukom, R., J. Gergis, D. Karoly, H. Wanner, M. Curran, J. Elbert, F. Gonzalez-Rouco, B. Linsley, A. Moy, I. Mundo, C. Raible, E. Steig, Tas van Ommen, T. Vance, R. Villalba, J. Zinke and D. Frank (2014) Inter-hemispheric temperature variability over the last millennium. Nature Climate Change 4, doi:10.1038/nclimate2174.
Zinke, J., Rountrey, A., Feng, M., Xie, S.P., Dissard, D., Rankenburg, K., Lough, J. and McCulloch, M.T. (2014) Corals record long-term Leeuwin Current variability during Ningaloo NiÃ±o/NiÃ±a since 1795. Nature Communications 5, 3607, doi:10.1038/ncomms4607.
Maina, J., de Moel, H., Zinke, J., Madin, J., McClanahan, T. and Vermaat, J.E. (2013) Human deforestation outweighs future climate change impacts of sedimentation on coral reefs. Nature Communications 4:1986, doi:10.1039/ncomms2986..
1) NERC Discovery project 2022-2025 postdoc project: Transforming our Understanding of the Indonesian Throughflow.
2) Funder Haus Der Kulturen Der Welt Berlin: Anthropogenic impacts on the Coral Sea (Australia) from multi-proxy coral geochemistry (2018-2023).
3) CSE funded PhD 2021-2024: North Madagascar coral records as climate archives.
4) Royal Society Wolfson PhD 2019-2023: River discharge dynamics and long-term changes from climatic and anthropogenic drivers in Malaysian Borneo.
5) TAAF France: Sea surface temperature and salinity variations from fossil corals in the Mozambique Channel.
6) DFG Germany PhD 2019-2023: NW Australian shelf coral records of Indo-Pacific climate connectivity.
Press and media
Expert in tropical climatology and palaeoclimatology, coral bleaching and thermal stress in coral reefs, ocean warming and hydrological cycle changes, deforestation and its affect on coral reefs.
I am a member of the Anthropocene Working Group (AWG) funded by Haus Der Kulturen Der Welt Berlin. The AWG is currently in the process of assessing several geological archives for signatures of human impacts in order to propose a new geological epoch 'The Anthropocene'.
I have been interviewed on many occasions by local TV (ABC Australia NPO/VRT Dutch/Belgium) and various radio programs. Also been filmed for a BBC/Discovery Channel documentary (‘BBC Oceans’). Have delivered numerous talks seminars and speeches for conferences seminars and acted as session convener. Delivered high-profile invited talks at The Royal Society London The Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences Amsterdam.
A track record of several years of university classroom communication. Participated in forum discussions open to the general public on topics within or close to my research field (e.g. Plastic pollution Marine Conservation Climate Policy). Attendance of and participation in Open-day activities at the university and research centres.
Editorial Board Member (since March 2014) for Nature Scientific Reports for Earth and Environmental change and Coral Reefs studies.
Member of the Anthropocene Working Group of the International Commission for Stratigraphy (since 2018).
PAGES2k (since 2013) member of the high-resolution archives working group Panel Reviewer for the NSF United States
Reviewer for Earth and Planetary Science Letters Geology Scientific Reports Geophysical Research Letters Paleoceanography G-cubded International Journal of Earth Sciences Paleo3 Coral Reefs Quarternary Research Nature Communications Nature Climate Change etc.
2022-2025 NERC Discovery Grant
2020 Fellow of the International Coral Reef Society
HkW Berlin Earth Indices project 2019-2024
Royal Society Wolfson Fellowship 2018-2021
DFG SIOPACT (Germany) grant 2017-2018
DAAD-PPP Australia-Germany Exchange 2016/17
Curtin University Visiting Professor Fellowship 2016
Curtin University Adjunct Senior Fellow 2015
Honorary Research Fellow of the Wits University South Africa 2014
Curtin Senior Research Fellowship 2014
Collaboration Award with University of Queensland ARC CoE CEED
2011 Indian Ocean Marine Research Centre Fellowship University of Western Australia
2007 KNAW Training and mobility fellowship for research in Indonesia
2005 KNAW Schure-Beijerinck Popping Fund scholarship for fieldwork
2003 EU postdoctoral Fellowship EU-research and training network STOPFEN
My latest outreach activities relate to the Anthropocene Working Group Curriculum and the associated exhibition 'Unearthing the Present' at HkW Berlin in May 2022. I have contributed to live demonstrations of reading geological archives and wrote essays for the online Anthropocene Curriculum series.
I have been interviewed on many occasions by local TV (ABC Australia NPO/VRT Dutch/Belgium) and various radio programs. Also been filmed for a BBC/Discovery Channel documentary (‘BBC Oceans’). Have delivered numerous talks seminars and speeches for conferences seminars and acted as session convener. Delivered high-profile invited talks at The Royal Society London The Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences Amsterdam. A track record of several years of university classroom communication. Participated in forum discussions open to the general public on topics within or close to my research field (e.g. Plastic pollution Marine Conservation Climate Policy). Attendance of and participation in Open-day activities at the university and research centres.
Habilitation 2019 FU Berlin (Germany)
PhD year 2000 Marine Geology