Dr. Marcus Gutjahr

Forschungsbereich 2: Marine Biogeochemie
FE Marine Geosysteme

Room: 8/E-111
Phone: +49 431 600-2232
Mail: mgutjahr(at)

Wischhofstraße 1-3
D-24148 Kiel

Education and professional experience


1999              Undergraduate intermediate degree, Eberhard-Karls-Universität
                     Tübingen, Germany

2002              M.Sc. (Geology), University of Canterbury, Christchurch, New Zealand

2006              Dr. sc. nat., Federal Institute of Technology Zürich (ETHZ), Switzerland

Academic curriculum

2006-2011      Postdoctoral Research Fellow, University of Bristol, UK

 - 2007 Swiss National Science Foundation fellowship

 - 2008/2009 EU Marie Curie Intra-European Fellowship

2011-2012      Postdoctoral Research Fellow, University of Southampton, National 
                     Oceanography Centre Southampton, UK

Since 2013    Scientist, GEOMAR / Helmholtz Centre for Ocean Research Kiel,

Scientific Interests

Development and usage of novel isotope geochemical tools in palaeoceanographic and palaeoclimate research, as well as applications in relation to current human-induced ocean acidification. A significant proportion of this work involves dedicated calibration of new marine archives.

My main research interests include

  • Investigations of carbon cycle perturbations in the marine realm such as experienced during the Paleocene-Eocene Thermal Maximum using seawater-pH-sensitive methods (boron isotopes)
  • The reconstruction of climate-dependent continental runoff fluxes of certain trace metals (e.g., lead, hafnium) into intermediate- and high-latitude oceans on glacial-interglacial timescales
  • Identification of short- and long-term perturbations or changes in shallow- and deep marine circulation using neodymium isotopes in authigenic phases of marine sediments, fish teeth, foraminifera or cold water corals.


Publications of Marcus Gutjahr on OceanRep