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M. Sc. Karsten Adler

Section 3.2: Organic Geochemistry

Helmholtz Centre Potsdam
GFZ German Research Centre for Geosciences

Building B, room 455
14473 Potsdam
Phone: +49 331 288-1825
e-mail: karsten.adler(at)


About the person

Function and Responsibilities:

Geoscientist, PhD Student

Research Interests:

- Geo-bio interactions in natural systems

- Microbial cell membrane components (lipids) of fossil and recent life (bacteria and archaea)

- Mineralogical alteration during early diagenesis and mineralogical changes related to ascending CO2 (gaseous and dissolved in the formation water)

- Stable-carbon isotope analysis


In the framework of the DFG funded project Impact of geogenic CO2 on the deep biosphere I am investigating the effect of a natural, wet CO 2 degassing structure on deep microbial communities and their surrounding sedimentary life habitat.