Dr.Birgit Plessen

Birgit Plessen
Dr.Birgit Plessen
Group Leader
Telegrafenberg
Building C, Room 327
14473Potsdam
+49 331 288-1482
+49 331 288-1302
birgit.plessen@gfz-potsdam.de

Function and Responsibilities:

Group leader stable isotopes (sediments and water)

Research Interests:

  • Elementgeochemistry
  • Light stable isotopes in sediments
  • Stable isotopes and trace element geochemistry in speleothems
  • Nitrogen cycle
  • Paleoclimate Central Asia

Career:

  • 2017 - Group leader stable isotopes (sediments and water)
  • since 2015 - lecture "Stable Isotopes" UNI Potsdam
  • 2015 - Set up of a laboratory for water isotopes
  • 2005 - Methods development
  • 2004 - Extension of the stable isotope laboratory
  • 2003 - Change to section Paleoclimatology
  • 2000 - 2003 Configuration of a stable isotope laboratory (Inorganic/Organic Geochemistry)
  • 1996 - 1999 PostDoc, section Inorganic Geochemistry
  • 1992 - 1995 PhD at the GFZ, section Inorganic Geochemistry
  • 1986 - 1991 Scientist at the ZIPE, 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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