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Sediment Geochemistry

We are interested in transformations, fluxes, and cycles of elements in the ocean and investigate the diverse geochemical aspects that shape marine ecosystems.

We analyze the chemical composition of rocks, solid sediments, water column, pore fluids, and particles that trickle from the ocean's surface to the seabed.

We aim to shed light into the livelihood of microorganisms and their important role in element cycles of modern Earth, and we learn about palaeoenvironments from the chemical code that is stored in the record of marine sediments.

News & Updates

15.10.2018 - 5 day research visit of Dr. Verena Förster from the University of Cologne (HOMININ SITES AND PALEOLAKES DRILLING PROJECT)

Nov/Dec 2018 - Participation of  Matthias Zabel and Annette Hahn in the TRACES fieldwork in Mkuze River cathment area, eastern South Africa. 

Dec 2018 A new contribution from our group: Geophysical Research Letters has published the article: In search of sediment deposits from the Limpopo (Delagoa Bight, southern Africa): Deciphering the catchment provenance of coastal sediments. Authours: Jan Schüürman, Matthias Zabel and Annette Hahn. link

Research Projects

DFG MARUM GB1

Particle flux, carbon turnover and nutrient generation. Tobias Goldhammer, Matthias Zabel +

DFG MARUM CCP3

The role of the deep sub-seafloor biosphere for the carbon cycle and climate. Matthias Zabel +

DFG MARUM CCP4

Mud volcanic episodicity. Martin Kölling +

BMBF TRACES: SP4

Tracing Human and Climate impacts in South Africa. Matthias Zabel, Annette Hahn

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ZOOMecular

Read the fine print: Zooming into paleoenvironmental and biogeochemical processes through molecular imaging of biomarker distributions in sediments +
 
 
 
 
 

Contact

Address

MARUM Center for Marine Environmental Sciences
University of Bremen
Inorganic Geochemistry Laboratory
PBox 330440
28334 Bremen
Germany

Shipping Address

Silvana Pape
MARUM Center for Marine Environmental Sciences
University of Bremen
Inorganic Geochemistry Laboratory
Leobener Strasse
28334 Bremen
Germany

Lab and Office Location

University of Bremen
NW2 C-Block, 2nd Floor
Leobener Strasse
28359 Bremen
Germany