Leibniz University Hannover – Institute for Geology

Currently, two research groups with focus on sedimentary geology are active at the Institute for Geology. Working group Heimhofer/Huck deals with Mesozoic shallow-water carbonates (Jurassic-Cretaceous) and with the composition and distribution of particulate organic matter in sedimentary rocks. Working group Winsemann/Brandes/Lang works on siliziclastic sedimentary systems with special emphasis on the quaternary deposits of Northern Germany and paleoseismological projects.

Currently the following research topics are covered in Hannover:

  • Sedimentology of Carbonates and Siliciclastic Sediments
  • Quaternary Geology
  • Stable Isotopes and Chemostratigraphy
  • Basin Analysis and Modelling
  • Palynofacies und Palynology

Analytical equipment in the field of sedimentary geology:

  • ThermoScientific Delta V Advantage isotope ratio spectrometer
  • Gas Bench II for C & O isotope analysis of carbonates
  • ThermoScientific TC/EA coupled to COSTECH autosampler
  • Olympus BX 53 light microscope, X-cite series 120Q fluorescence
  • Petromod & Gocad….

Regional focus of sedimentary geology research
Germany, The Netherlands, France, Portugal, Italy, Croatia, Spain, Northern Africa, Brazil, Central America, Arctic
Study offer
B.Sc. and M.Sc. in Geosciences
Analysis of C & O stable isotopes of carbonates and sedimentary organic matter

Prof. Dr. Jutta Winsemann                    Prof. Dr. Ulrich Heimhofer
Institut für Geologie                               Institut für Geologie
Leibniz Universität Hannover               Leibniz Universität Hannover

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