Dr. Nicolas Waldmann

Dr. Nicolas Waldmann

Role: Academic Faculty

Department: Department of Marine Geosciences

Tel - Inside Univ: 7036

Room: 130



Research Interests

I am a geologist with a background in sedimentology and seismic stratigraphy analysis. I have actively participated in several fieldwork operations in Patagonia, Middle East, Africa and Europe.

My research involve deciphering geological processes occurring in both marine and lacustrine sedimentary basins. My major research interests focuses in marine geology and geolimnology with application to paleoclimate and paleotectonism. I am particularly interested in sedimentary records as indicators for environmental and climate change as well as the sedimentary architecture of the subsurface, basins environments and petroleum resources.

Lately, I have been dealing with the distribution of gas hydrates on the Norwegian continental margin. This study has lead to improve the understanding of methane dynamics in relation to seafloor stability, which is of major importance both for safe oil and gas exploitation and for evaluation of the resource potential.


Waldmann, N., Simpson, G., Ariztegui, D., Chapron, E., Hansen, L., Vasskog, K., Nesje, A., submitted. Anatomy of a catastrophe: the 1936 mass wasting and tsunami event in the Nordfjord region, western Norway. Geology.

Zühlsdorff, C., Haflidason, H., Brendryen, J., Grasmo, K.J., Sejrup, H.P., Berstad, I., Hjelstuen, B.O., Waldmann, N., submitted. Sedimentary environment (sources and processes) of the southern Norwegian Sea during the last 190 ka: imprints of glaciations and currents on Vøring Plateau sediments. Marine Geology.

Borromei, A.M., Waldmann, N., Ariztegui, D., Olivera, D., Martinez, M.A., Austin Jr., J.A., Anselmetti, F.S., submitted. Environmental response to climate oscillations in Tierra del Fuego during the Holocene. Developments in Quaternary Sciences .

Vasskog, K, Nesje, A., Støren, E.N., Waldmann, N., Chapron, E., Ariztegui, D., accepted.A Holocene record of snow-avalanche and flood activity reconstructed from a lacustrine sedimentary sequence in Oldevatnet, western Norway. The Holocene.

Schattner, U., Lazar, M., Harari, D., Waldmann, N., 2012. Active gas migration systems offshore northern Israel, first evidence from seafloor and subsurface data. Continental Shelf Research, 48, 167-172.

Moy, C., Dunbar, R., Guilderson, T.P., Waldmann, N., Mucciarone, D.A., Recasens, C., Ariztegui, D., Austin Jr., J.A., Anselmetti, F.S., 2011. A geochemical and sedimentary record of high southern latitude Holocene climate evolution from Lago Fagnano, Tierra del Fuego. Earth and Planetary Science Letters, 302(1-2), 1-13.

Waldmann , N., Anselmetti, F.S., Ariztegui, D., Austin Jr., J.A., Pirouz, M., Moy, C.M., Dunbar, R., 2011. Holocene mass-wasting events in Lago Fagnano, Tierra del Fuego (54°S): Implications for paleoseismicity of the Magallanes-Fagnano transform fault. Basin Research, 23(2),171-190.

Waldmann , N., Ariztegui, D., Anselmetti, F.S., Austin Jr., J.A., Moy, C.M., Stern, C., Recasens, C., Dunbar, R., 2010. Holocene Climatic Fluctuations and Positioning of the Southern Hemisphere Westerlies in Tierra del Fuego (54°S), Patagonia. Journal of Quaternary Sciences, 25(7), 1063-1075.

Waldmann, N., Torfstein, A., Stein, M., 2010. Northward intrusions of low- and mid-latitude storms across the Saharo-Arabian belt during past interglacials. Geology, 38, 567-570.

Waldmann, N., Ariztegui, D., Anselmetti, F.S., Coronato, A., Austin Jr., J.A., Moy, C.M., Dunbar, R., 2010. Evidence for Multiple Glacier Advances and Retreats in the Seismic Stratigraphy of Lago Fagnano, Tierra del Fuego. Quaternary Science Reviews, 29, 1188-1200.

Waldmann, N., Stein M., Ariztegui, D., Starinsky A., 2009. Stratigraphy, depositional environments and lake level reconstruction of the last interglacial Lake Samra in the Dead Sea basin. Quaternary Research, 72, 1-15.

Torfstein, A., Haase-Schramm, A., Waldmann, N., Kolodny, Y., Hofmann, A.W., Stein, M., 2009. U-series and oxygen isotope chronology of the mid-Pleistocene Lake Amora (Dead Sea basin). Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta, 73, 2603-2630.

Ariztegui, D., Anselmetti, F.S., Gilli, A., Waldmann, N., 2008. Late Pleistocene environmental change in Eastern Patagonia and Tierra del Fuego - a limnogeological approach. Developments in Quaternary Science, 11, 241-253.

Waldmann, N., Ariztegui, D., Anselmetti, F., Austin, J.A., Moy, C.M., Dunbar, R., Recasens, C., 2008. Seismic stratigraphy of Lago Fagnano sediments (Tierra del Fuego, Argentina) - A potential archive of paleoclimatic change and tectonic activity since the Late Glacial. Geologica Acta, 6/1, 101-110.

Waldmann, N., Starinsky A., Stein M., 2007. Primary carbonates and Ca-Chloride brines as monitors of paleo-hydrological regime in the Dead Sea basin. Quaternary Science Reviews, 26, 2219-2228.

Weinberger, R., Begin, Z.B., Waldmann, N., Gardosh, M., Baer, G., Frumkin, A., Wdowinski, S., 2006. Quaternary rise of the Sedom Diapir, Dead Sea Basin. In: Enzel, Y., Agnon, A. and Stein, M., (Eds.): New frontiers in Dead Sea Paleoenvironmental research, Geological Society of America Special Paper 401, 33-51.

Prasad, S., Vos, H., Negendank, J.F.W., Waldmann, N., Goldstein, S.L., Stein M., 2004. Evidence from Lake Lisan of solar influence on decadal to centennial climate variability during the late Glacial. Geology, 32, 581-584.

van der Borg, K., Stein, M., de Jong, A.F.M., Waldmann, N., Goldstein, S.L., 2004. Near-Zero D14C Values at 32 kyr cal BP observed in the high-resolution 14C Record from U-Th dated sediment of Lake Lisan. Radiocarbon, 46, 2, 785-796.

Sheffer, N., A., Enzel, Y., Waldmann, N., Grodek, T., Benito, G., 2003. Claim of largest flood on record proves false. EOS transactions, American Geophysical Union, 84:109.


Introduction to Geology

Limnology and Limnogeology

Limnology and Limnogeology field trip to the Dead Sea

Advanced 3D seismic interpretation (under construction)