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Marine Sedimentology

Dear Guests,

the research group Marine Sedimentology ("AG Hebbeln") performs its research and teaching activities at the University of Bremen in the framework of the MARUM (Center for Marine Environmental Sciences) and in close cooperation with the Department of Geosciences. Our studies focus on various aspects of Marine Geology and Sedimentology, namely Palaeoceanography & Climate, Cold-Water Coral Ecosystems, and Sediment Dynamics.

Our Mission

In times of a rapidly changing global environment it will be increasingly difficult to assess how the Earth will develop in the future. A prerequisite for such assessments is an understanding of the dynamics of climate and environmental change, for example, about the temporal development, regional differences, and relevant cause-and-effect relations.

With a focus on individual ocean regions and on specific marine ecosystems our research intends to constantly improve our knowledge in this field. In this context, our studies follow two guiding principles: (1) "The past is the window into the future" - as only for the past we can study the processes that will shape our future environment, and (2) "The present is the key to the past" – as only a thorough understanding of present processes allows us to interpret archives recording the Earth's history.

Inform yourself

Further information about our team, projects, expeditions and our results as published in peer-reviewed journals you will find on the following pages. Therefore, explore & enjoy!


Congratulations Yanming!

Enno, Yanming, Mahyar

November 2020 - On the 9th of November, Yanming successfully defended his PhD with a talk entitled: "Interaction of climate, vegetation and fire in tropical ecosystems". Congratulations and we wish you much success for your future on Texel!!

AG Hebbeln in home office

© Karsten Eggert

update November 2020 - Due to the Corona pandemic, most of us are still working from home. In case, you have an urgent request do not hesitate to contact us via email.