High School in Darmstadt (Georg-Büchner-Gymnasium)
Studies in Chemistry at the Technical Highschool Darmstadt (Hessen, Germany)
Studies in Geology, Mineralogy and Paleontology at the Technical Highschool Darmstadt
Diploma Degree (approx. Master of Science) in 1983:
'Geology and Stratigraphy of the Eastern Moroccan Meseta NW' Azrou'
PhD student at the University of Kiel (Geosciences Department)
PhD student at the University of Bremen (Geosciences Department)
Participation in the project of the German Research Council: 'Particle fluxes in the Antarctic Ocean' (Kiel/Bremen)
Ph.D. Degree at the University of Bremen. Title of thesis: 'Stable carbon isotopes in organic matter from the Southern Ocean'
Scientific Secretary of the Collaborative Research Project (SFB 261 at Bremen University):
'The South Atlantic in the Late Quaternary: Reconstruction of Mass Balances and Current Systems'
Project manager of Sub-Projet A (SFB 261): Particle fluxes to the Atlantic and the Southern Ocean
Member of the 'Research Center Ocean Margins' (RCOM)
Project B3: Particle dynamics in high-productivity systems
Member of the Cluster of Excellence (Marum)
Project leader GB1 (Particle flux, carbon turnaover and nutrient regeneration)
Oberrheinischer Geol. Verein, EGU and AGU