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Research & Expeditions

Current Research Topics

Sediment microbiology

  • Ecophysiology of microorganisms in the methanic zone of marine sediments
  • Iron-reducing microorganisms in marine sediments
  • Methylotrophic methanogens in marine sediments

Biodiversity & Ecosystem Functions

  • Prokaryotic functional diversity in terrestrial ecosystems (ProFunD)
  • Diversity of methanogenic archaea in marine sediments

Carlini Station, King George Island (12.2018 - 3.2019)

The expedition to Carlini station is part of the ECIMAS (Environmental Controls of Iron reducing Microorganisms in Antarctic Marine Sediments) project funded by the DFG.