Sedimentary Geochemistry

The Sedimentary Geochemistry group was founded in November 2020, and is led by Prof. Dr. Philip Pogge von Strandmann.

Its main goal is to use sedimentary rocks (carbonates, clays, shales) to reconstruct the Earth’s past marine chemistry and biogeochemical cycles, in particular through periods of rapid climate change. To do this, we not only analyse sediments, but also modern analogues, such as rivers and soils. We further conduct laboratory experiments, in order to recreate observed processes in the geological record under controlled conditions.
The group also examines the artificial acceleration of natural biogeochemical cycles, in order to remove CO2 from the atmosphere more rapidly.




In Memory Of:


Prof. Dr. Alfred Kröner (1939-2019):

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Institute of Geosciences
Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz
J.-J.-Becher-Weg 21
D-55128 Mainz