Dr. Inken-Marie Preuß

Research Division 2: Marine Biogeochemistry
Research Unit: Marine Geosystems
Working group: DeepSea Monitoring

Research Coordination

Room: 8A-104
Phone: +49 431 600-2507
Email: ipreuss(at)geomar.de

Wischhofstraße 1-3
D-24148 Kiel


Education and academic career

01/05/2016 - present   GEOMAR Helmholtz Center for Ocean Research Kiel, Germany     
Research coordination in the working group DeepSea Monitoring

01/10/2015 - 30/04/2016   Alfred-Wegener Institute Bremerhaven, Germany
Visiting scientist at the Alfred-Wegener Institute for Polar and Marine Sciences at the department of Marine Geochemistry

01/07/2013 - 30/04/2016   Jacobs University Bremen, Germany
Post-doctoral fellowship at the department of Physics and Earth Sciences
Lecturer within the program "Integrated Environmental Studies" and "Earth and Environmental Sciences"

01/04/2009 - 31/07/2013   University of Hamburg, Germany
PhD studies in Geosciences, Institute of Soil Sciences; graduate of the SICSS (School of Integrated Climate System Sciences) within the excellence Cluster of KlimaCampus Hamburg

01/10/2003 - 31/03/2009   Leuphana University Lueneburg, Germany
Diploma degree in Environmental Sciences specializing in Ecology and Environmental Education


Diploma Award 2009 of the Ecological Society of Germany, Austria and Switzerland (GfÖ)

Research Cruises and Campaigns

24/07/2015 - 28/08/2015   SO242-1, Peru Basin, Pacific Ocean, JPIOceans project on ecological responses to deep-sea mining

02/05/2015 - 17/06/2015   SO240, Clarion-Clipperton Fracture Zone (CCFZ); Pacific Ocean, FLUM Project on low-temperature fluxes at seamounts

06/03/2015 - 01/05/2015   SO239, Clarion-Clipperton Fracture Zone (CCFZ), Pacific Ocean, JPIOceans project on ecological responses to deep-sea mining

01/11/2013 - 30/11/2013    Florianopolis & Manaus, Brazil. River water sampling campaign

12/07/2010 - 09/09/2010   Samoylov Station, Lena River Delta, Siberia, Russia. Field studies for doctoral thesis
23/06/2009 - 29/07/2009   Samoylov Station, Lena River Delta, Siberia, Russia. Field studies for doctoral thesis

01/04/2008 - 31/10/2008   Biologische Anstalt Helgoland (Germany). Research stay for diploma thesis; Alfred-Wegener Institute for Polar and Marine Research; Division Biosciences; Functional Biology


Schoening T., Durden J., Preuss I., Branzan Albu A., Purser A., De Smet B., Dominguez-Carrió C., Yesson C.,  de Jonge D., Lindsay D., Schulz J., Möller K., Beisiegel K., Kuhnz L., Hoeberechts M., Piechaud N., Sharuga S., Treibitz T. (2017) Report on the Marine Imaging Workshop 2017. Research Ideas and Outcomes 3: e13820: https://doi.org/10.3897/rio.3.e13820

Preuss, I., Knoblauch, C., Gebert, J., and Pfeiffer, E.-M.: Improved quantification of microbial CH4 oxidation efficiency in arctic wetland soils using carbon isotope fractionation, Biogeosciences, 10, 2539-2552, doi:10.5194/bg-10-2539-2013, 2013. http://www.biogeosciences.net/10/2539/2013/bg-10-2539-2013.html

Molis, M., Preuss, I., Firmenich, A., and Ellrich, J.: Predation risk indirectly enhances survival of seaweed recruits but not intraspecific competition in an intermediate herbivore species, Journal of Ecology, 2011.

Conferences and Workshops

Preuss, I. 2013. Methane processes in Permafrost Soils. Integrated Environmental Studies Seminar at Jacobs University Bremen, Bremen (Germany)

Preuss, I. 2012. Methane Cycles in Permafrost Soils. Umweltseminar, workshop about monitoring, modelling and simulation of microbial CH4 oxidation, Essen (Germany)

Preuss, I., Knoblauch, C., Gebert, J. and Pfeiffer, E.-M. 2012. Using carbon isotope fractionation for an improved quantification of CH4 oxidation efficiency in Arctic peatlands.  EGU 2012 General Assembly, Wien (Austria)

Preuss, I., Knoblauch, C., Gebert, J. and Pfeiffer, E.-M. 2010. In situ studies of methane turnover in northern wetland soils – application of isotopic measurements. Joint Russian-German Workshop,  St. Petersburg (Russia)