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Patrick Frings

Dr., Post-doctoral researcher

Contact

Phone: +49 331 288 28805
E-mail: patrick.frings@nrm.se; patrick.frings@gfz-potsdam.de

Currently placed at GFZ-Potsdam, Germany.

Education

  • B.Sc., Environmental Geography, University College London, United Kingdom, 2009
  • M.Sc., Quaternary Science, University College London and Royal Holloway, University of London, United Kingdom, 2010
  • Ph.D., Geobiosphere Science, Lund University, Sweden, 2014

Research interests

One current focus revolves around silicate weathering - the CO2 consuming process by which the Earth has maintained habitability for billions of years. A second focus is the global biogeochemical cycle of silicon, on land and in the oceans, and in both the modern world and in the past. The link between the two comes from the fact that the starting point for the silicon cycle is silicate weathering, so approaches and information from one topic can inform the other.

The techniques I use to investigate these topics generally fall within isotope geochemistry. Specifically, I’m interested in how stable metal and metalloid isotopes relate to the weathering process, and therefore how we can use them to provide insight into present and past weathering.

My research is currently funded by the Swedish Research Council (VR), with infrastructure support provided by the Helmholtz Centre Potsdam, GFZ (German Research Centre for Geosciences).

Research projects

Publications

Selected Publications