Aquatic Biogeochemistry (Prof. M. Lehmann)
Teaching and research activities of our group deal with biogeochemical processes and their isotope-geochemical signatures in aquatic systems and sedimentary environments. We are particularly interested in the biological cycling/transformation of nitrogenous compounds (and their isotopologues), methane, and organic matter in terrestrial aquatic environments and the ocean, as well as the use stable isotope and organic-geochemical indicators to reconstruct environmental conditions in the past.
Steinle, L., K.Knittel, N. Felber, C. Casalino, G. de Lange, C. Tessarolo, A. Stadniskaia, J. S. Sinninghe Damsté, J. Zopfi, M. F. Lehmann, T. Treude, H. Niemann (2018). Life on the edge: Active microbial communities within the Kryos MgCl2-brine basin at very low water activity. The ISME Journal.
Department of Environmental Sciences
University of Basel
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