Department for Geodynamics and Sedimentology
Research at the Department of Geodynamics and Sedimentology focuses on pure and applied research into both ductile/brittle lithospheric and Earth-surface processes. Field-based geology and quantitative modeling of geodynamic processes form the foundation of academic and applied Earth sciences research, in particular in petroleum geology and seismology. A close collaboration between research groups focuses on integrated geodynamics/tectonics and sedimentology/stratigraphy.
Head: Jörn Peckmann, Bernhard Grasemann
Scientist from the Department of Geodynamics and Sedimentology find chemical signatures of methane producing stromatolites. The stromatolites occur in Lagoa Salgada, a highly saline lagoon in Brazil, and they may reproduce...
Scientists explain earth processes to first to third grade children.
Most life on Earth depends, directly or indirectly, on food produced through photosynthesis by plants or marine plankton. The only exception are the animals living at hydrothermal vents and methane seeps in the deep sea, which...
In January 2015, paleontologist Steffen Kiel starts an FWF-funded Lise-Meitner-fellowship to search for evidence of methane seepage in the Northern Calcareous Alps in Austria.
Steffen Kiel (Universität Wien): The dark side of life: Evolution and fossil record of deep-sea chemosynthetic ecosystems
Johannes Seidl: Eduard Suess (1831-1914). Liberaler Stadt- und Staatspolitiker, Stadtgeologe und Wissenschaftsmanager. / Eröffnung Dauerausstellung
Jens Fiebig (Universität Frankfurt): Clumped isotope proxy: benefits, challenges and perspectives
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