M. Sc. Laura Vivien Krone

PhD Student
M. Sc. Laura Vivien Krone
Building E, Room 226
14473 Potsdam

Function and Responsibilities:

I am a Doctoral student in the EarthShape project (www.earthshape.net, DFG-SPP 1803) working with Prof. Friedhelm von Blanckenburg on the deep weathering zone found in granitoid rock in the Chilean Coastal Range.

Research Interests:

Weathering Geochemistry in the “DeepEarthshape” weathering zone drilling project

Geochemical gradients, mineralogical transformations and depth of Fe oxidation in the weathering zone

U-decay series to determine the rate of weathering front advance

In situ cosmogenic 10Be from quartz of surface soil to determine the rate of surface denudation

10Be(meteoric)/9Be ratios as an indicator for infiltrated meteoric water

Feedbacks of vegetation on weathering front depth


Since 2019: Doctoral student at the GFZ German Research Centre for Geosciences Potsdam, Section Earth Surface Geochemistry

2016-2019: Scientific/ Teaching Assistant (Ruhr-Universität Bochum)


2016 – 2019: M.Sc. Geosciences – Sediment- and isotope geology, paleontology (Ruhr-Universität Bochum), M.Sc.-Thesis: Saddle Dolomite (supervisor: Prof. Adrian Immenhauser)

2013 – 2016: B.Sc. Geosciences (Ruhr-Universität Bochum), B.Sc.-Thesis: Ultrastructure of Recent Terrestrial, Lacustrine and Marine Gastropod Shells


DFG-SPP Program 1803 "EarthShape: Earth Surface Shaping by Biota"

Using innovative isotope geochemical weathering to explore deep (up to 80 m) rock weathering

I am working in the “DeepEarthShape” project with drilling cores taken from four different sites along a climate gradient in Chile. The aim of my project is to evaluate how the arrangement and advance rate of the weathering front depend on climate and vegetation along the EarthShape transect.

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