Phone: +49 3641 57 6131
Max Planck Institute for Biogeochemistry
Street adress: Hans-Knöll-Str. 10, 07745 Jena, Germany
P.O. Box: 100164, 07701 Jena, Germany
PhD project: Understanding Dissolved Organic Matter in the Critical Zone
Processes that are taking place in surface-, soil- and groundwater are mirrored in the chemical composition of dissolved organic matter (DOM). I use non-targeted high-resolution mass spectrometry (Orbitrap) and radiocarbon accelerator mass spectrometry (14C-AMS) in order to identify markers for fast transport of surface-derived DOM through the subsurface.
Further, by performing litter decomposition experiments with plant leaves I try to assess vegetation-specific signals in DOM. Identifying such highly specific signals will help in being able to trace biomass-derived surface inputs through the terrestrial carbon cycle.
|Since 06/2016||PhD candidate in the research group Molecular Biogeochemistry, MPI-BGC, Jena|
|2010-2016|| M.Sc. & B. Sc. Geosciences at the Institute of Earth Sciences, University of Heidelberg, Germany
Thesis: "Organohalogen Emissions from Australian Salt Lakes"