Let me introduce, our research team:



Jeremy McCormack, PhD student,

With his first class critical mind Jeremy examines strengths and limitations of carbonate geochemistry as hydrological proxy in alkaline lakes. He takes component-specific approach and focuses on mineral, stable light isotope and elemental composition of biogenic and inorganic carbonates. Jeremy’s project aims at improved interpretation of carbonate-based data in the context of climate change.



Sonya Bahroun, MSc Student


Annika Kalinowski, Msc Student


Lucas Parkner, MSc Student,


Jonas Lehmann, BSc Student





AnnabelAnnabel Wolf, MSc Student
Annabel was enthusiastic and skilful lab assistant and the only experimentalist in our team. Her master project encompassed comparison between natural carbonates and these precipitated in the lab under controlled conditions. In autumn 2017 Annabel moved to Newcastle where she aims to reconstruct monsoon variability in Vietnam using high-resolution stalagmite records






Julian Stromann, MSc student

Julian’s project focused on validating lacustrine salinity proxies. He tries to understand why in the same setting (Lake Van) different proxies respond with different amplitude to presumably the same forcing. Julian’s passion for music and entertainment during his work makes our lab worth sieving!