University of Innsbruck

Publi­ca­tion List Diethard San­ders

selected publications:

Eberli G. P., Bernoulli, D., Sanders, D., & Vecsei, A. (1993): From aggradation to progradation: The Maiella platform, Abruzzi, Italy. In: Cretaceous Carbonate Platforms, edited by T. Simo, R. W. Scott, and J. P. Masse; AAPG Memoir 56: 213-232. (pdf)

Sanders, D. (1996) Rudist biostromes on the margin of an isolated carbonate platform: The Upper Cretaceous of Montagna della Maiella, Italy. Eclogae geol. Helv. 89, 2, 845-871.

Sanders, D., Kollmann, H. & Wagreich, M. (1997): Sequence development and biotic assemblages on an active continental margin: The Turonian-Campanian of the Northern Calcareous Alps. Bull. Soc. géol. France, 168, 3, 351-372.

Sanders, D. & Baron-Szabo, R. (1997): Coral-rudist bioconstructions in the Upper Cretaceous Haidach section (Northern Calcareous Alps, Austria). Facies, 36, 69-90. (pdf)

Vecsei, A. & Sanders, D. (1997): Shelf margin aggradation and emersion related to sea-level highstand and lowstand shedding, Eocene-Oligocene of Maiella carbonate platform, Italy. Sedim. Geol., 112, 219-234.

Sanders, D. (1997): Upper Cretaceous transgressive shore zone successions ("Untersberger Marmor" Auct.) in the eastern part of the Tyrol (Austria): an overview. Geol. Paläont. Mitt. Innsbruck, 22, 101-121.

Sanders, D. (1998): Tectonically controlled Late Cretaceous terrestrial to neritic deposition, Gosau Group, Northern Calcareous Alps (Tyrol, Austria). Facies, 39, 139-178. (pdf)

Vecsei, A., Sanders, D., Bernoulli, D. & Eberli, G. (1998): Evolution and sequence stratigraphy of the Maiella carbonate platform margin, Late Jurassic to Miocene, Italy. In: Masse, J. P., Jacquin, P., De Graciansky, P., Vail, P. R. (eds.), Mesozoic and Cenozoic Sequence Stratigraphy of European Basins. Soc. econ. Paleont. Mineral. Spec. Publ., 60, 53-74. (pdf)

Sanders, D. (1998): Upper Cretaceous "rudist formations". Proc. Fourth Meeting Austrian Paleont. Society.
Geol. Paläont. Mitt. Innsbruck, 23, 37-59.

Sanders, D. (1998): Tectonically controlled Late Cretaceous terrestrial to neritic deposition, Gosau Group, Northern Calcareous Alps (Tyrol, Austria). Facies, 39, 139-178. (pdf)

Sanders, D. & Pons, J. M. (1999) Rudist formations in mixed siliciclastic-carbonate depositional environments, Upper Cretaceous, Austria: Stratigraphy, sedimentology, and models of development.
Palaeogeogr., Palaeoclimatol., Palaeoecol., 148, 4, 249-284. (pdf)

Vecsei, A. & Sanders, D. (1999): Facies analysis and sequence stratigraphy of a Miocene warm-temperate carbonate ramp, Montagna della Maiella, Italy. Sedim. Geol., 123, 103-127.

Sanders, D. (1999): Shell disintegration and taphonomic loss in radiolitid biostromes. Lethaia, 32, 101-112. (pdf)

Sanders, D. (2000): Rocky shore-gravelly beach transition, and storm/post-storm changes of a Holocene gravelly beach (Kos island, Aegean Sea): stratigraphic significance. Facies, 42, 227-244. (pdf)

Sanders, D., Höfling, R. (2000): Carbonate deposition in mixed siliciclastic-carbonate environments on top of an orogenic wedge (Late Cretaceous, Northern Calcareous Alps, Austria). Sedimentary Geology, 137, 127-146. (pdf)

Sanders, D., 2001, Burrow-mediated carbonate dissolution in rudist biostromes (Aurisina, Italy): implications for taphonomy in tropical, shallow subtidal carbonate environments. Palaeogeogr., Palaeoclimatol., Palaeoecol., 168, 41-76. (pdf)

Sanders, D. Pons, J. M., 2001, Stratigraphic architecture of a Santonian mixed siliciclastic-carbonate succession (Catalonian Pyrenees, Spain). Facies, 44, 105-136. (pdf)

Sanders, D., 2001, A fan delta succession rich in water escape structures (Upper Turonian, Brandenberg, Austria): Possible record of paleoseismicity. Facies, 44, 163-182. (pdf)

Johnson, C. C., Sanders, D., Kauffman, E. G., Hay, W. W., 2002, Upper Cretaceous reefal patterns and processes affecting their development and demise. In: Kiessling, W., Flügel, E., Golonka, J., (Eds.): Phanerozoic Reef Patterns.
Soc. Econ. Pal. Min., Spec. Publ., 72, 549-585.

Sanders, D., 2003, Syndepositional dissolution of calcium carbonate in neritic carbonate environments: Geological recognition, processes, potential significance (Invited Presidential Review). J. African Earth Sci., 36, 99-134, Elsevier, Amsterdam. (pdf)

Sanders, D., Baron-Szabo, R.-C., 2003, Cretaceous bioconstructions and coral-dominated assemblages in relation to depositional environment, Eastern Alps. - In: Hubmann, B., Piller, W. (Eds.): Fossil Reefs of Austria. Österr. Akad. Wiss., Erdwiss. Kommission, in press.

Sanders, D., 2004, Potential significance of syndepositional carbonate dissolution for platform banktop aggradation and sediment texture: a graphic modeling approach. Austrian Journal of Earth Sciences, 95/96, 71-79. (pdf)

Sanders, D., Pons, J. M., Caus, E., 2004, Shallow-water limestone clasts in a Campanian deep-water debrite (Krappfeld, Central Alps, Austria): implications for carbonate platform history. Ann. Naturhist. Mus. Wien, 106A, 139-165.

Sanders, D., Baron-Szabo, R.-C., 2005, Scleractinian assemblages under sediment input: their characteristics and relation to the nutrient input concept. Palaeogeogr., Palaeoclimatol., Palaeoecol., 216, 1-2, 139-181. (pdf)

Sanders, D., Krainer, K., 2005, Taphonomy of Early Permian benthic assemblages (Carnic Alps, Austria): carbonate dissolution versus biogenic carbonate precipitation. Facies, 51, 522-540. DOI: 10.1007/s10347-005-0065-6 (pdf)

Sanders, D., Ostermann, M., 2006, Depositional setting of the sedimentary rocks containing the "warm-interglacial" fossil flora of the Höttinger Brekzie (Pleistocene, Northern Calcareous Alps, Austria): a reconstruction. Veröff. Tiroler Landesmus. Ferdinandeum, 86, 91-118. (link)

Ostermann, M., Sanders, D., Kramers, J., 2006, 230Th/234U ages of calcite cements of the proglacial valley fills of Gamperdona and Bürs (Riss ice age, Vorarlberg, Austria): geological implications. Austrian Journal of Earth Sciences, 99, 31-41. (pdf)

Ostermann, M., Sanders, D., Prager, C., Kramers, J., 2007, Aragonite and calcite cementation in 'boulder-controlled' meteoric environments on the Fern Pass rockslide (Austria): implications for radiometric age-dating of catastrophic mass movements. Facies, 53, 189-208 (DOI 10.1007/s10347-006-0098-5 ) (pdf)

Sanders, D., Lukesch, M., Rasser, M., Skelton, P., 2007, Shell beds of diceratid rudists ahead of a low-energy gravelly beach (Tithonian, Northern Calcareous Alps, Austria): Palaeoecology and taphonomy. Austrian Journal of Earth Sciences, 100, 186-199. (pdf)

Sanders, D., Baron-Szabo, R., 2008, Palaeoecology of solitary corals in soft-substrate habitats: the example of Cunnolites (upper Santonian, Eastern Alps). Lethaia, 41, 1-14. (pdf)

Krainer, K., Sanders, D., Schaffhauser, M., 2009, Early Permian shelf margin retreat and carbonate deposition, Zweikofel massif, Carnic Alps (Austria). Austrian Journal of Earth Sciences, 102, 134-148. (pdf)

Sanders, D., Ostermann, M., Kramers, J., 2009, Quaternary carbonate-rocky talus slope successions (Eastern Alps, Austria): sedimentary facies and facies architecture. Facies, online first. DOI: 10.1007/s10347-008-0175-z . (pdf)

Sanders, D., Rott, E., 2009, Contrasting styles of calcification by the micro-alga Oocardium stratum NAEGELI 1849 (Zygnematophyceae) in two limestone-precipitating spring creeks of the Alps. Austrian Journal of Earth Sciences, 102, 34-49. (pdf)

Wagreich, M., Neuhuber, S., Egger, J., Wendler, I., Scott, B., Malata, E., Sanders, D., 2009, Stratigraphy and facies of Cretaceous oceanic red beds (CORBs) in the Eastern Alps (Austria): pelagic passive margin versus active margin depositional settings. In: Cretaceous Oceanic Red Beds: Stratigraphy, Composition, Origins, and Paleoceanographic and Paleoclimatic Significance. Soc. Econ. Paleont. Mineral., Spec. Publ., 91, 73-88. (pdf)

Sanders, D., Ostermann, M., Brandner, R., Prager, C., 2010. Meteoric lithification of catastrophic rockslide deposits: diagenesis and significance. Sedimentary Geology, 223, 150-161. doi:10.1016/j.sedgeo.2009.11.007 . (pdf)

Sanders, D., Ostermann, M., Kramers, J., 2010, Meteoric diagenesis of Quaternary carbonate-rocky talus slope successions (Northern Calcareous Alps, Austria). Facies, 56, 27-46. DOI: 10.1007/s10347-009-0194-4 . (pdf)

Sanders, D., 2010, Sedimentary facies and progradational style of a Pleistocene talus-slope succession, Northern Calcareous Alps, Austria. Sedimentary Geology, 228, 271-283. doi:10.1016/j.sedgeo.2010.05.002 . (pdf)

Sanders, D., Wertl, W., Rott, E., 2010, Spring-associated limestones of the Eastern Alps: overview of facies, deposystems, minerals, and biota, Facies (online first), DOI 10.1007/s10347-010-0252-y . (pdf)

Sanders, D., Ostermann, M., 2011, Post-last glacial alluvial fan and talus slope associations (Northern Calcareous Alps, Austria): A proxy for Late Pleistocene to Holocene climate change. Geomorphology, 131, 85-97. doi:10.1016/j.geomorph.2011.04.029  (pdf)

Sanders, D., 2012, Effects of deglacial sedimentation pulse, followed by incision: A case study from a catchment in the Northern Calcareous Alps (Austria). E&G Quaternary Science Journal, 61, 16-31. doi:10.3285/eg.61.1.02  (pdf)

Rott, E., Hotzy, R., Cantonati, M., Sanders, D., 2012, Calcification types of Oocardium stratum Nägeli and microhabitat conditions in springs of the Alps. Freshwater Science, 31, 610–624. DOI: 10.1899/11.084.1  (pdf)

Ostermann, M., Sanders, D., Ivy-Ochs, S., Alfimov, V., Rockenschaub, M., Römer, A., 2012, Early Holocene (8.6 ka) rock avalanche deposits, Obernberg valley (Eastern Alps): Landform interpretation and kinematics of rapid mass movement. Geomorphology 171-172(2012), 83-93. doi:10.1016/j.geomorph.2012.05.006  (pdf)

Schlagintweit, F., Sanders, D., Studeny, M., 2013. Dasycladaleans from the Upper Turonian to Santonian of Austria (Gosau Group pro parte) and paleobiographic considerations. Facies (2012), DOI 10.1007/s10347-012-0316-2  (pdf)

Sanders, D., Widera, L., Ostermann, M., 2014a, Two-layer scree/snow-avalanche triggered by rockfall (Eastern Alps): significance for sedimentology of scree slopes. Sedimentology, 61, 996-1030; doi: 10.111/sed.12083  (pdf)

Sanders, D.; Wischounig, L., Gruber, A.; Ostermann, M.; 2014b, Inner gorge-slot canyon system produced by repeated stream incision (eastern Alps): signifiance for development of bedrock canyons. Geomorpology, 214, 465-484. doi: 10.1016/j.geomorph . 2014.03.007 (pdf)

Schaffhauser, M., Krainer, K., Sanders, D., 2015, Early Permian carbonate shelf margin deposits: the type section of the Trogkofel Formation (Artinskian/Kungurian), Carnic Alps, Austria/Italy. Austrian Journal of Earth Sciences, 108/2, 277–301. Doi:10.17738/ajes.2015.0026  (pdf)

Cantonati, M., Segadelli, S., Ogata, K., Tran, H., Sanders, D., Gerecke, R., Rott, E., Filippini, M., Gargini, A., Celico, F., 2016. A global review on ambient-temperature Limestone-Precipitating Spring (LPS): Hydrogeological setting, ecology, and conservation. Science of the Total Environment, 568, 624–637. (pdf)

Sanders, D., Pernreiter, S., 2016. Subaqueous conglomerates above pre-LGM basal till: Another element of the ‚classic’ interglacial mountain-flank succession (Hötting Breccia Auct.) north of Innsbruck, Austria. E&G Quaternary Science Journal, 65/1, 4-23. Doi:10.3285/eg.65.1.01  (pdf)

Schlagintweit, F., Studeny, M., Sanders, D., 2016. Clypeorbis? ultima from the uppermost Maastrichtian of Austria: The youngest representative of the Clypeorbinae Sigal, 1952 (calcareous benthic foraminifera)? Cretaceous Research, 66, 163-170.  (pdf)

Ostermann, M., Ivy-Ochs, S., Sanders, D., Prager, C., 2016. Multi-method (14C, 36Cl, 234U/230Th) age bracketing of the Tschirgant rock avalanche (Eastern Alps): Implications for absolute dating of catastrophic mass–wasting. Earth Surface Processes and Landforms 42, 1110-1118.doi: 10.1002/esp.4077 . (pdf)

Ostermann, M., Sanders, D., 2017. The Brenner pass rock avalanche cluster suggests a close relation between long-term slope deformation (DSGSDs and translational rock slides) and catastrophic failure. Geomorphology, 289, 44-59.  (pdf)

Gild, C., Geitner, C., Sanders, D., 2018. Discovery of a landscape-wide drape of late-glacial aeolian silt in the western Northern Calcareous Alps (Austria): First results and implications. Geomorphology, 301, 39-52.  (pdf)

Sanders, D., Ortner, H., Pomella, H., 2018a. Stratigraphy and deformation of Pleistocene talus in relation to a normal fault zone (central Apennines, Italy). Sedimentary Geology, 373, 77-97. 

Sanders, D., Pomella, H., Gild, C., 2018b. Early late-glacial rock avalanche and its lasting effects on drainage and sediment dispersal (Strassberg valley catchment, Northern Calcareous Alps, Austria). Austrian Journal of Earth Sciences, 111/2, 180-203. Doi: 10.17738/ajes.2018.0012  (pdf)

Tran, H., Rott, E., Sanders, D., 2019. Exploring the niche of a highly effective biocalcifyer: calcification of the eukaryotic microalga Oocardium stratum Nägeli 1849 in a spring stream of the Eastern Alps. Facies, 65:37.  (pdf)

Sanders, D., Keller, G., Schlagintweit, F., Studeny, M., in press: Cretaceous-Paleocene transition along a rocky carbonate shore: implications for the KPB event in shallow platform environments and correlation to the deep-sea. In: Adatte, T. (Ed.), Mass extinctions, volcanism and impacts: New developments. Geological Society of America Books, in press.

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