Silke Severmann Awarded Tenure and Promoted to Associate Professor


Research Interests: My principal research interests lie in the cycling of metals, nutrients, carbon and sulfur as they relate to the Earth’s biogeochemical evolution. In my research I study chemical and isotopic tracers in the ocean, lakes and rivers to gain a better understanding how the interactions between physical, chemical and biological processes are recorded in modern sediments and ancient sedimentary rocks. Further, I am interested how changes in biogeochemical cycles may be related to anthropogenic perturbations, global climate change, the evolving ocean and atmosphere and the early evolution of life.

Research Lab: Marine Biogeochemistry and Paleoceanography Group