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Short Curriculum

EDUCATION
1966-1975:
High School in Darmstadt (Georg-Büchner-Gymnasium)

UNIVERSITY
1976-1977:
Studies in Chemistry at the Technical Highschool Darmstadt (Hessen, Germany)
1977-1983:
Studies in Geology, Mineralogy and Paleontology at the Technical Highschool Darmstadt
1983:
Diploma Degree (approx. Master of Science) in 1983:
'Geology and Stratigraphy of the Eastern Moroccan Meseta NW' Azrou'
1984-1986:
PhD student at the University of Kiel (Geosciences Department)
1986-1989:
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)
1989:
Ph.D. Degree at the University of Bremen. Title of thesis: 'Stable carbon isotopes in organic matter from the Southern Ocean'

RESEARCH
1991-1994
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'
1996-2001:
Project manager of Sub-Projet A (SFB 261): Particle fluxes to the Atlantic and the Southern Ocean
since 2001:
Member of the 'Research Center Ocean Margins' (RCOM)
Project B3: Particle dynamics in high-productivity systems
since 2007:
Member of the Cluster of Excellence (Marum)
since 2012:
Project leader GB1 (Particle flux, carbon turnaover and nutrient regeneration)

Member of:
Geologische Vereinigung, Oberrheinischer Geol. Verein, EGU and AGU