Friedrich-Schiller-University Jena – Institute of Geosciences

At the Institute of Geosciences, the group of General Geology and Earth History focuses on the following research topics related to sedimentary geology:

Currently the following research topics are covered

  • Early Earth, esp. the Archean (Heubeck, Köhler, Nabhan)
  • Regional Geology; continental clastic sedimentation systems (Voigt, Wedler)
  • Micropaleontology and Paleoecology (Frenzel)
  • Sedimentary Petrophysics, Reservoir Description (Pudlo, Henkel)

Analytical equipment in the field of sedimentary geology

  • Horiba LabRam
  • VHX Digital Microskope
  • Research-grade microscopes with accessories
  • Numerous other instruments are available in other groups of the department

 Regional focus of sedimentary geology research Barberton Greenstone Belt (Südafrika, Swaziland); central Germany (Thuringia, Saxony-Anhalt; South African coasts; Tibet; Ghana, central AsiaStudy offerB.Sc. and M.Sc. in Geosciences ServicePetrography, Reservoir Description

Prof. Dr. Christoph Heubeck       
Institut für Geowissenschaften    
Friedrich-Schiller-Universität Jena

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Fluvial channel margins in braided streams, Buntsandsteins, Lindewerra, Detfurth Formation, Northern Hessia 2015


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