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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

04.2018 - The proposal for a research cruise to the Beguela Upwellig System (Namibia) in 2019 was positively evaluated. Matthias will be the chief scientsit of this cruise, which will be the first of two within the new research project EVAR.

10.04.2018 - New paper in Sedimentary Geology by Annette, Matthias and colleagues: we establish a method of using using fourier transform infrared spectroscopy to determine mineral phases in sediments. Please read on at: doi:https:// doi.org/10.1016/j.sed­geo.2018.03.010

28.02.2018 - 02.04.2018 - Pei, Emmanuel and Matthias participated on the RV SONNE Cruise SO261 to the Atacama Trench off Chile and Peru. Emmanel will work on samples from this cruise within his Master-Thesis.

Research Projects

DFG MARUM GB1

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

ESF EuroMARC CHECREEF

Reef development and submarine groundwater discharge in Tahiti, French Polynesia. Jan Hoffmann, Martin Kölling +

ERC DARCLIFE WP2

Deep subsurface Archaea: Carbon cycle, life strategies, and role in sedimentary ecosystems - Geochemical environments and modeling. Matthias Zabel, Tobias ... +

BMBF SPACES: RAIN SP4

Regional Archives for Integrated Investigations. 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 +

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