Hervé Bocherens

Fields of interest: 

Palaeobiology, Biogeology, Geochemie


Recent publications:

Bocherens, H., Drucker, D.G., Bonjean, D., Bridault, A., Conard, N.J., Cupillard, C., Germonpré, M., Höneisen, M., Münzel, S.C., Napierrala, H., Patou-Mathis, M., Stephan, E., Uerpmann, H.-P., Ziegler, R. 2011:
Isotopic evidence for dietary ecology of cave lion (Panthera spelaea) in North-western Europe: prey choice, competition and implications for extinction.
Quaternary International245: 249-

Bocherens, H., Drucker, D.G., Taubald, H. 2011:
Preservation of bone collagen sulphur isotopic compositions in an early Holocene river-bank archaeological site.
Palaeogeography, Palaeoclimatology, Palaeoecology310: 32-38

Bocherens, H., Sandrock, O., Kullmer, O., Schrenk, F. 2011:
Hominin palaeoecology in Late Pliocene Malawi: Insights from isotopes (13C, 18O) in mammal teeth.
South African Journal of Science107(3/4): 95-100.

Bocherens, H., Stiller, M., Hobson, K.A., Pacher, M., Rabeder, G., Burns, J.A., Tütken, T., Hofreiter, M. 2011:
Niche partitioning between two sympatric genetically distinct cave bears (Ursus spelaeus and Ursus ingressus) and brown bear (Ursus arctos) from Austria: isotopic evidence from fossil bones.
Quaternary International. 245: 238-248.

Drucker, D.G., Bridault, A., Cupillard, C., Hujic, A., Bocherens, H., 2011:
Evolution of habitat and environment of red deer (Cervus elaphus) during the Late-glacial and early Holocene in eastern France (French Jura and the western Alps) using multi-isotope analysis (δ13C, δ15N, δ18O, δ34S) of archaeological remains.
Quaternary International 245: 268-278.

Jaeger, J.-J., Soe, A. N., Chavasseau, O., Coster, P., Emonet, E.-G., Guy, F., Lebrun, R., Maung, A., Khyaw, A. A., Shwe, H., Tun, S. T., Linn Oo, K., Rugbumrung, M. Bocherens, H., Chaivanich, K., Tafforeau, P., Chaimanee, Y. 2011:
First hominoid from the Late Miocene of the Irrawaddy Formation (Myanmar).

PLOS ONE 6(4): e17065.

Pushkina, D., Bocherens, H., Chaimanee, Y., Jaeger, J-J. 2010:
First dietary and paleoenvironmental reconstructions from the late Middle Pleistocene Snake cave in northeastern Thailand using stable carbon isotopes.
Naturwissenschaften97: 299-309. DOI 10.1007/s00114-009-0642-6

Stiller, M., Baryshnikov. G., Bocherens, H., Grandal d’Anglade, A., Hilpert, B., Münzel, S.C., Pinhasi, R., Rabeder, G., Rosendahl, W., Trinkaus, E., Hofreiter, M., Knapp, M. 2010:
Withering away – 25,000 years of genetic decline preceded cave bear extinction.
Molecular Biology and Evolution 27(5): 975-978.

Bocherens, H.2009:
Dental microwear of cave bears: the missing temperate/boreal vegetarian “carnivore”.
PNAS106(48), doi:10.1073/pnas.0910368106

Bocherens, H.2009:
Possible freshwater resource consumption by the earliest directly dated European modern humans: Implications for direct radiometric dating.
PNAS 106(41), doi:10.1073/pnas.0909392106