Dr. Pamela Rossel Cartes
Function and Responsibilities:
I am postdoctoral scientist at the Interface Geochemistry (Section 3.5). I am currently evaluating the dynamic and fate of organic compounds in snow and algae dominated systems, and their association with the presence of microorganisms in cryogenic systems.
I am interested in organic geochemistry, particularly in the production, transformation, and fluxes of organic matter in the environment. I use mass spectrometric analysis to study the composition of a wide variety of samples (e.g. hydrothermal fluids and sediment pore water), and statistical methods to associate their composition with the environmental characteristics and the microbial communities present.
2005-2009 PhD in Geosciences. University of Bremen, Germany.
Thesis title: Microbial communities performing anaerobic oxidation of methane: diversity of lipid signatures and habitats.
2002-2005 M. Sc. in Oceanography. University of Concepción, Chile.
Thesis title: Last Glacial Maximum to Holocene changes in export production and sea surface temperature from the continental margin of Concepción, Chile.
1996-2002 Degree in Marine Biology. University of Concepción, Chile.Thesis project: Microbial degradation of organic matter in the water column: The effect of oxygen.
I am currently part of the ERC Synergy Grant Deep Purple. For more details see: https://www.deeppurple-ercsyg.eu/home