C. Scholz
Publications
162
h-index
34
Citations
4,898
Highly Influential Citations
338
Claim Author Page
Author pages are created from data sourced from our academic publisher partnerships and public sources.
Publications
Influence
We’re testing a new way to view lists of papers.
Try Semantic Swipe
Late Pleistocene Desiccation of Lake Victoria and Rapid Evolution of Cichlid Fishes
T. Johnson, C. Scholz, +6 authors J. Mcgill
Geology, Medicine
Science

23 August 1996
TLDR
Seismic reflection profiles and piston cores show that the lake not only was at a low stand but dried up completely during the Late Pleistocene, before 12,400 carbon-14 years before the present, implying that the rate of speciation of cichlid fish in this tropical lake has been extremely rapid. Expand
520 Citations
34
Atlantic Forcing of Persistent Drought in West Africa
T. Shanahan, J. Overpeck, +6 authors J. King
Geography, Medicine
Science

17 April 2009
TLDR
It is found that intervals of severe drought lasting for periods ranging from decades to centuries are characteristic of the monsoon and are linked to natural variations in Atlantic temperatures, indicating that themonsoon is capable of longer and more severe future droughts. Expand
317 Citations
24
The time-transgressive termination of the African Humid Period
T. Shanahan, N. McKay, +6 authors J. Peck
Geology
1 February 2015
During the early to mid-Holocene, Africa was more humid than today. Precipitation reconstructions from across Africa suggest that the termination of humidity was spatially variable, moving towards… Expand
234 Citations
22
PDF
Depositional and tectonic framework of the rift basins of Lake Baikal from multichannel seismic data
D. Hutchinson, A. Golmshtok, L. Zonenshain, T. C. Moore, C. Scholz, K. Klitgord
Geology
1 July 1992
Recent multichannel seismic reflection data from Lake Baikal, located in a large, active, continental rift in central Asia, image three major stratigraphic units totaling 3.5 to 7.5 km thick in four… Expand
192 Citations
22
Ecological consequences of early Late Pleistocene megadroughts in tropical Africa
A. Cohen, J. Stone, +9 authors S. Ivory
Geography, Geology
Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences
16 October 2007
TLDR
This record of lake levels and changing limnological conditions provides a framework for interpreting the evolution of the Lake Malawi fish and invertebrate species flocks and places new constraints on models of Afrotropical biogeographic refugia and early modern human population expansion into and out of tropical Africa. Expand
247 Citations
18
PDF
East African megadroughts between 135 and 75 thousand years ago and bearing on early-modern human origins
C. Scholz, T. Johnson, +16 authors J. Pierson
Geography, Medicine
Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences
16 October 2007
TLDR
Results from new scientific drill cores from Lake Malawi are presented, the first long and continuous, high-fidelity records of tropical climate change from the continent itself, providing evidence for dramatically wetter conditions after 70 kyr ago. Expand
366 Citations
17
PDF
Paleoclimatic variations in West Africa from a record of late Pleistocene and Holocene lake level stands of Lake Bosumtwi, Ghana
T. Shanahan, J. Overpeck, +6 authors J. King
Geology
8 December 2006
Abstract A detailed investigation of geomorphological evidence of paleoshorelines and exposed stratigraphic sections of lake deposits, combined with a chronology based on radiocarbon dated charcoal… Expand
149 Citations
17
Abrupt change in tropical African climate linked to the bipolar seesaw over the past 55,000 years
E. Brown, T. Johnson, C. Scholz, A. Cohen, J. King
Geology
1 October 2007
[1] The tropics play a major role in global climate dynamics, and are vulnerable to future climate change. We present a record of East African climate since 55 ka, preserved in Lake Malawi sediments,… Expand
139 Citations
14
PDF
A magnetic mineral record of Late Quaternary tropical climate variability from Lake Bosumtwi, Ghana
J. Peck, R. R. Green, T. Shanahan, J. King, J. Overpeck, C. Scholz
Geology
2 December 2004
We report magnetic hysteresis results from sediment cores obtained from Lake Bosumtwi, Ghana. As a hydrologically closed basin, the water budget of Lake Bosumtwi is extremely sensitive to changes in… Expand
111 Citations
12
Stratigraphic and structural evolution of the Selenga Delta Accommodation Zone, Lake Baikal Rift, Siberia
C. Scholz, D. Hutchinson
Geology
2000
Abstract Seismic reflection profiles from the Lake Baikal Rift reveal extensive details about the sediment thickness, structural geometry and history of extensional deformation and syn-rift… Expand
62 Citations
11
PDF
...
1
2
3
4
...
Recommended Authors
C. Ebinger
265 Publications • 11,782 Citations
A. Nyblade
400 Publications • 8,160 Citations
T. Johnson
192 Publications • 8,198 Citations
A. Cohen
266 Publications • 8,453 Citations
Stay Connected With Semantic Scholar
What Is Semantic Scholar?
Semantic Scholar is a free, AI-powered research tool for scientific literature, based at the Allen Institute for AI.
Learn More
About
About Us
Publishers
Beta Program
Contact
Research
Team
Datasets
Open Corpus
Supp.ai
Resources
Librarians
Tutorials
FAQ
API
Proudly built by AI2
Terms of ServicePrivacy Policy
By clicking accept or continuing to use the site, you agree to the terms outlined in our Privacy Policy, Terms of Service, and Dataset License
ACCEPT & CONTINUE