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Open Bachelor and Master Projects


Presently we have numerous projects open, waiting for enthusiastic students to conduct present and past climate science either through experiments or the construction and use of models.

There are projects on future mass spectrometric developments for example the use of 231Pa/235U dating, or the development of Li-isotope measurements. Other projects involve the study of stable carbon and oxygen isotopes in cold-water corals and speleothems to reconstruct past climate conditions. We also seek to strengthen our ability towards process and climate modelling. We are an international team of scientists so be prepared to travel and work with collegues in France the UK or US in cases. We also have projects at the interface of other disciplines the earth Sciences or Archeology and we closely work with the research team on green house gases and water isotopes (M. Schmidt) and the isotopologue team (T. Kluge)

The simplest way to get involved is to have a look at our publications or news to see whether a subject may catch your interest and than get in touch with one of the team members.


Teaching information


Our team helds lectures, tutorials, seminars, and practical exercises in both physics and geology (geochemistry). Teaching spans the use of statistics, the use of radionuclides and geochemical proxies, and geochronology in the earth sciences. Here the future focus will be on the master module 'environmental physics'. In Physics, we are involved in physics tutorials, general environmental physics with respect to lectures, tutorials, seminars, and practical exercises. The expertice spans master lectures 'Aquatic Systems' and 'Climate Physics'. We cover the special teaching areas of the 'Physics and Geochemistry of Environmental Archives' and the use of 'Ocean Tracers'. Finally, much of the energy in teaching goes into the numerous bachelor-, and master- projects that we supervise (see list below). If you are searching for a study project get in touch with us.

For further information on the actual course participation refer to LSF .

Course material is provided through the platforms 'elearning2' and in physics also through the 'tutorial platform'


List of accomplished bachelor- and master- project


Elvira Beisel: Radiokohlenstoff-Alter von eiszeitlichem Zwischenwasser im NO Atlantik (Ba 2017)

Jennifer Arps: Towards ε-Precision of U-series Age Determinations of Secondary Carbonates (PhD 2017) (go to)

Patrick Blaser: The application of radiogenic neodymium isotopes as a palaeo water mass tracer in the subpolar North Atlantic (PhD 2017) (go to)

Marvin Bobrowski: IRMS Stable Carbon and Oxygen Measurements of Carbonates from a Flowstone from the MIS-11 (Ma2017)

Carla Roesch: Tiefseekorallen vor Angola: Archive der tropischen Zwischenwasserdynamik seit der letzten Eiszeit (Ba2017)

Julius Förstel: Uranium Series Dating with a New Laser Ablation Multi Collector Inductively Coupled Plasma Mass Spectrometry Setup, Development of a measurement routine and first findings (Ma2017)

Steffen Therre: Climate variations in the Arabian Sea from LGM to Holocene - A stalagmite radiocarbon record from Socotra Island (Ma2017)

Frerk Pöppelmeier: Investigations of Authigenic Neodymium Sediment-Pore Water Interaction and Reconstruction of Deep Water Mass Sourcing in the North-East Atlantic (Ma2016)

Anne-Marie Wefing: Fully Automated Chromatographic Extraction of Th and U: Performance of the prepFAST-MC and its Application to Cold-Water Corals from the Angolan Margin (Ma2016)

Benny Antz: Comprehensive Analysis of Antlantic Circulation during Heinrich Event 1 & 2 (PhD 2016) (go to)

Christoph Dornick: Charakterisierung verschiedener Detektortypen in der Massenspektrometrie mit induktiv gekoppelter Plasma-Quelle (ICP-MS)(Ba2016)

Evan Cooper Border: Tracing Sub-Decadal Iceland Basin Water-Mass Changes Using Desmophyllum dianthus (Ma2016)

Jorge Manuel Sanchez: From rain to stalagmite - climate controlled stable isotope variability in coupled earth system - stalagmite model (Ma2016)

Kai Nakajima: Local overprinting of εNd and Li/Mg in deep-sea corals of the Azores (Ba2016)

Thomas Krengel: Temporal and spatial cold-water coral occurrence in the Alboran Sea and the Gulf of Cadiz during previous glacial-interglacial cycles (Ma2016)

Henrik Eckhardt: Bestimmung von Lithium-Magnesium Verhältnissen mit Hilfe der Laser Ablation Induktive gekoppelten Plasma Massen Spectrometrie (Ba2015)

Jasmin Link: Rekonstruktion der Ozeanzirkulation im Nordatlantik während ausgewählter glazialer Terminationen der letzten 900 ka anhand von Neodymisotopen (Ma2015)

Jens Terhaar: Variability of the bloom in the southern Ocean at inter-annual, seasonal and intra-seasonal time scales (Ma2015)

Hannah Nowitzki: Evolution oft he seawater Uranium Isotopic Composition through time (Ma2015)

Simon Ritter: Hydrogeochemie, Kalktuiffbildung und zeitliche Entwicklung des Kalktuff-Systems ?Kaisinger Sinterterrassen? in Greding, Bayern (Ma2015)

Niclas Rieger: Cold-water coral ecosystem changes in the souhern Gulf of Cadiz induced by oceanic dynamic variances from 20 to 40 ka (Ba2015)

Alexander Hubig: Radiokohlenstoff in Stalagmiten - Austauschprozesse mit der Höhlenluft (Ba2015)

Marleen Lausecker: Das Lithium-Magnesium Verhältnis als Temperaturproxy in Tiefseekorallen - Temperaturkalibration und Temperaturrekonstruktion (Ba2015)

Kai Käser: Warmzeitliche Ozeandynamik im Rockall Trog - Datierte Tiefseekoralle als Klimaarchiv (Ba2014)

Barbara Hennrich: Paläoklimatische Untersuchung einer Tiefseekoralle aus dem Nordostatlantik: Altersbestimmung mit der U/Th - Methode & Rekonstruktion von Wassertemperaturen anhand von Li/Mg-Verhältnissen (Ba2014)

Kathrin Leutz: Sauerstoffisotopische und mineralogiscche Untersuchung an Stalagmit M39-764 ein Paläoklimaarchiv für das Holozän der Zentralschweiz (Ma2014)

Jörn Profe:Small river tufa morphology derived from sub-meter footprint airborne Lidar bathymetry at Greding (Germany)

Astrid Waldner: The seawater Neodymium isotopic composition from Iceland tot he Azores (Ma2014)

Richard Dietrich: Konzentrationsbestimmungen Seltener Erden am ICP-MS (Ba2014)

Frerk Pöppelmeier: Charakterisierung von Neodym-Messungen eines Thermionen Massenspektrometers (Ba2014)

Julius Förstel: Messung von Lithium-Magnesium Verhältnissen an einem iCAP Qtm Quadrupol-Massenspektrometer mit induktiv gekoppelter Plasmaionenquelle (Ba2014)

Steffen Therre : Radiokohlenstoff als Vegetationstracer - Messungen des toten Kohlenstoffanteils am holozänen Stalagmit H5 aus dem Oman (Ba2014)

Anne-Marie Wefing: Eiszeitliche Ozeandynamik im Golf von Cádiz - datierte Tiefseekorallen als Archive (Ba2014)

Philipp Eisinger: Analysis and evaluation of a leaching procedure for the extraction of authigenic rare earth elements (REE) from marine sediments oft he North Atlantic (Ba2014)

Patrick Blaser:Investigation on the Extraction of authigenic Neodymium from Marine Sediments (Ma2013)

Freya Hemsing: Paläowachstumsraten von Mangankrusten- Variabilität der O2 Konzentration im pazifischen Tiefenwasser (Ma2013)

David Wichmann: Untersuchung der Ozeanzirkulation vor Brasilien bis ins letzte Glazial mittels 231Pa/230Th (Ba2013)



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