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Dr. Rik Tjallingii

Section 5.2: Climate Dynamics and Landscape Evolution

Helmholtz Centre Potsdam
GFZ German Research Centre for Geosciences

Building C, room 326
14473 Potsdam
Phone: +49 331 288-1438
e-mail: rik.tjallingii(at)


About the person

Function and Responsibilities:

Scientific manager lab for micro-analytics

Research Interests:

  • Late Quaternary climatic and environmental changes
  • Linking sedimentology and geochemical XRF scanning records
  • Calibration and application of XRF core scanning data
  • Multivariate analyses of long geochemical XRF scanning records


  • Since 2014: Scientific manager lab for micro-analytics, GFZ–German Research Centre for Geosciences Potsdam, Section 5.2 Climate Dynamics and Landscape Evolution (Potsdam, Germany)
  • 2009-2013: Post-doctoral researcher, NIOZ, Department of Marine Geology (Texel, The Netherlands)
  • 2007-2009: Post-doctoral researcher, Kiel University, Department of Sedimentology and Coastal Geology (Kiel, Germany)


  • 2003-2007: PhD at MARUM, University of Bremen (Bremen, Germany)
  • 1996-2001: Study geology at Utrecht University, (Utrecht, The Netherlands)


As scientific manager I am responsible for the lab for micro-analytics at GFZ and involved in several projects at :

GFZ projects

External Projects