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Diploma, MSc and BSc Theses

PhD Theses

Philipp Wischhöfer (in preparation)
Radiocarbon dating of greenhouse gases: technical challenges and applications 

Anja Wotte (in preparation)
Improving  14CO2 analysis

Matthias Thienemann (2017)
Environmental reconstruction from lacustrine deposits using organic geochemical and isotopic proxies 

Silke Höfle (2015)
Organic matter composition and dynamics in polygonal tundra soils
Referees: J. Rethemeyer, L. Kutzbach (Univ. of Hamburg)

Ulrich Flenker, German Sport Univ. Cologne (2012)
13C/12C ratios of endogenic steroids
Referees: W. Schänzer, J. Rethemeyer

Diploma, MSc, BSc Theses



Kevin Rieger (B.Sc. thesis)
Lipid biomarker-based temperatur reconstructions at Lake Baikal
Betreuer: Janet Rethemeyer, Stephanie Kusch

Miriam Wiedenhöfer (M.Sc. thesis)
Comparison of the organic carbon distribution in soils of the Arctic and Antarctic region
Betreuer: Janet Rethemeyer, Stephanie Kusch


Jannik Martens (M.Sc. thesis)
A biomarker and radiocarbon based paleoclimatic reconstruction of MIS1, MIS3 and MIS5e using permafrost deposits from NE-Siberia
Supervisor: J. Rethemeyer, S. Kusch


Andrea Lauss (Diploma thesis)
Reconstruction of hydrological and vegetation changes in continental Africa during the Holocene: compound-specific dD and 13C analysis of plant-derived lipids from Lake Yoa sediments (Ounianga Kebir, Chad)
Supervisor: J. Rethemeyer, F. Viehberg

Sven Gelking (Diploma thesis)
Reconstruction of Holocene environmental changes in the Gotland Basin (Baltic Sea) using XRF data and lipid biomarker
Supervisor: J. Rethemeyer, S. Berg


Sophia Burghardt (Diploma thesis)
Composition of the organic substance and biogeochemical processes in permafrost soil of the polygonal tundra in the Arctic Lena Delta, Siberia
Supervisor: J. Rethemeyer, P. Hofmann

Anuschka Buter (B.Sc. thesis)
Dissolved organic carbon input into the Rappbodetal dam
Supervisor: J. Rethemeyer, A. Musolff (UFZ)

Stephan John (Diploma thesis)
Verteilung und Stabilisierung von organischem Kohlenstoff in sibirischen Permafrostböden
Supervisor: J. Rethemeyer, C. Müller (TU München)

Tobias Hagemann (Diploma thesis)
Paleoenvironmental changes in the eastern Sahara reconstructed from Lake Yoa sediment
Supervisor: J. Rethemeyer, M. Melles

Sandra Petersen (B.Sc. thesis)
Evaluation of different analytical methods for determining carbon in sediments
Supervisor: J. Rethemeyer, F. Viehberg 


Torben Bahnsen (Diploma thesis)
Analysis of the dependence of matrices of diagnostic PAK ratios at locations with different characteristics of emission
Supervisor: J. Rethemeyer, L. Schwark (Univ. Kiel)

Sina Grewe (Diploma thesis)
Changes of the environmental conditions in La Bédoule (SE France) - a high resolution study of the OAE 1a with carbon isotope stratigraphy and biomarker analysis
Supervisor: J. Rethemeyer, L. Schwark (Univ. Kiel)

Michael Lappé (Diploma thesis)
Influence of vegetation, land use and climate on hydrogen isotope compositions of long-chain n-alkanes and distribution of tetraether membrane lipids in Ethiopian soils
Supervisor: J. Rethemeyer, E. Schefuss (Univ. Bremen)

Wolfgang Rübsam (Diploma thesis)
Organic facies development during the Toarcian Ocean Anoxic Event in Luxembourg
Supervisor: J. Rethemeyer, L. Schwark (Univ. Kiel)

Alexander Wagner (Diploma thesis)
Organo-facies and maturity-reconstruction of Toarc bituminous shale in Luxembourg
Supervisor: J. Rethemeyer, L. Schwark (Univ. Kiel)

Sarah Wurth (Diploma thesis)
Charge of PAK in soil and sandtraps of Trondheim, Norway
Supervisor: J. Rethemeyer, L. Schwark (Univ. Kiel)