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I am a geochemist applying isotopes as my primary tool using the Department of Geosciences state of the art isotope laboratories for determination of isotope composition in a variety of materials. My main research area cover questions related to element transport from continental sources through river transport and deposition in marine sediments. Understanding how and how fast elements are transported in the natural environment is a great help for understanding several key processes at the Earth’s surface. These key processes include a variety of topics such as evolution of life and impact on climate.
I also take part in GEOTRACES (www.geotraces.org), an international programme which aims to improve the understanding of biogeochemical cycles and large-scale distribution of trace elements and their isotopes in the marine environment. Scientists from approximately 35 nations have been involved in the programme, which is designed to study all major ocean basins over the next decade. I use the unique state of the art equipment available at GEO