Kai-Uwe Hinrichs
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Kai-Uwe Hinrichs


A biogeo­chem­ist study­ing the in­ter­ac­tions between mi­cro­bial life and the car­bon cycle on a range of spa­tial, tem­poral and mo­lecu­lar scales. Inter­ested in which and how mi­crobes shape ele­ment cycles and what the re­lated en­vir­on­mental con­sequences are.

Current research foci encompass the mar­ine deep bio­sphere, meth­ane biogeo­chem­istry, life in ex­treme en­vir­on­ments, de­vel­op­ment of new ana­lyt­ical pro­to­cols for the ana­lysis of organic trace constituents in geo­lo­gical sample matrices, proka­ryotic mem­brane lipid tax­onomy, and the study of pa­leoen­vir­on­ments.

Aquatic & Marine Chemistry Biogeochemistry Biological Oceanography Biosphere Interactions Environmental Sciences

Work details

Professor, Principal Investigator

University of Bremen
October 2002
MARUM Center for Marine Environmental Sciences

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