Marine Biogeochemistry

Microbial diversity in ports and waterways

Complementing questions surrounding the turnover of suspended and settled organic matter in ports and waterways, we here investigate the respective microbial phylogenetic and functional diversity. Findings on the geochemistry and microbiology are combined to understand the pertaining interactions in the biogeosphere. The microbiology study is a subproject of the BIOMUD project within the sediment research network MUDNET and is conducted in close collaboration with Prof. Dr. Julia Gebert, TU Delft, Netherlands.

_FM-PS-CS-profile-#0 (©Dr. Julia Gebert)
Core_SW-#3-pure (©Dr. Julia Gebert)
Mud with gas (©Dr. Julia Gebert)
Rheotune-sampling (©Dr. Julia Gebert)


Prof. Dr. Mirjam Perner

GEOMAR Helmholtz Centre of Ocean Research Kiel

Wischhofstr. 1-3
Building 12, Room 334
D-24148 Kiel

Phone: +49-431-600-2837


Marion Liebetrau

Phone: +49-(0)431-600-2847
Fax: +49-(0)431-600-2941