I’m interested in the use of stable isotopes as a tool for the reconstruction of environmental conditions in the past and present. My work focusses on marine geochemistry and the role that element cycles play for global climate evolution. Previously, I have worked on Iron Isotopes of suspended matter in the Baltic Sea.
For my PhD project, I investigate Mg isotope fractionation in bivalve shells and their potential as an archive for Magnesium isotope signatures of the Cenozoic ocean. Mg isotope ratios in paleo-seawater will inform about the causes of the climatic cooling trend over the course of the Cenozoic that is accompanied by changing Mg/Ca in seawater.
Project title: Bivalve shells as a potential archive for the Magnesium isotope signature of the Cenozoic ocean
Major research interests
Stable isotope geochemistry
Bivalve shells as a paleo-archive
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