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Dr. Birgit Plessen

Section 5.2: Climate Dynamics and Landscape Evolution

Helmholtz Centre Potsdam
GFZ German Research Centre for Geosciences

Telegrafenberg
Building C, room 327
14473 Potsdam
Phone: +49 331 288-1482
Fax: +49 331 288-1302
e-mail: birgit.plessen(at)gfz-potsdam.de

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About the person

Function and Responsibilities:

Senior scientist
Working group:
Laboratory for stable isotopes (sediments and water) and elemental analysis (sediments)

Research Interests:

  • paleoclimate
  • stable isotopes (δ18O, δ13C) in carbonates
  • stable isotopes (d13C, d15N) in sediments
  • stable isotopes and trace element geochemistry in speleothems
  • stable isotopes in water
  • nitrogen cycle

Career:

  • since 2015 - lecture "Stable Isotopes" UNI Potsdam
  • 2015 - Laboratory for water isotopes
  • 2005 - Methods development
  • 2004 - Extension of the stable isotope lab
  • 2003 - Change to section 3.1. (Paleoclimatology)
  • 2000 - 2003 Configuration of a stable isotope laboratory (Section 4.2/4.3)
  • 1996 - 1999 Scientist in the section 4.2 (Inorganic Geochemistry)

Education:

  • 12/1995 Ph.D, University Gießen "Geochemische Signaturen der Metasedimente des erzgebirgischen Krustenstapels"
  • 11/1986 Diplom in Geology, Bergakademie Freiberg
  • 06/1979 Technical assistant, Zentralinstitut für Physik der Erde

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