Aquifer Biogeochemistry

Aquifer Bacteria

Team leader: Carsten Vogt

Tel.: + 49 (0) 341 235 1357
Fax.: +49 (0) 341 235 450822

We investigate biogeochemical processes of major element cycles (carbon, nitrogen, sulphur) in freshwater and subsurface systems, especially those taking place in the absence of molecular oxygen. Special emphasis is placed on questions related to storage of renewable energy and biodegradation of hydrocarbons. Techniques based on stable isotopes - compound specific stable isotope analysis (CSIA) and stable isotope probing (SIP) – are essential tools of our experimental research. We cooperate with several Departments of the UFZ and external partners.

Team members:

PhD Students:
Samuel Eziuzor (DAAD fellowship)
Nina Sophie Keller (BMBF, TestUM-Aquifer)
Michaela Löffler (BMWi, ANGUS II)
Mohammad Sufian Bin-Hudari (BMWi, ANGUS II)
Laura Schwab (BMBF, H2-UGS)

Guests/Undergraduate Students/Apprentice/Hiwi:
Matthias Claß (University Osnabrück), Master student
Dennis Metze (University Göttingen), Master student

Florian Tschernikl