Our Research Areas

Signatures

Biosignatures more about geomicrobiology

We use molecular indicators (lipid biomarkers) for the reconstruction of biogeochemical processes and the phylogeny of organisms in modern and ancient ecosystems. more
Biomineralisation

Biomineralisation more about geomicrobiology

Biologically-controlled mineral formation (biomineralisation) and its mediation by non-living organic substances (organomineralisation) is a long-standing focus of research of the Dept. of Geobiology in Göttingen. more

Geomicrobiology more about geomicrobiology

Geomicrobiology studies the role of microorganisms in geologic processes. Our particular scientific interest focuses on the identification of microorganisms in geobiological systems and their synergisms with abiotic matter. more
Continental and marin geobiology ecosystems

Continental & marine geobiology ecosystems more about geomicrobiology

Lacustrine systems

Recent and fossil lake sediments and their organisms form an important source of information required for the reconstruction of climate history, oceanic and atmospheric evolution.

Reefs

Reefs in the geobiological sense are communities of CaCO3-forming benthic organisms including corals, sponges, bivalves, algae and/or microbes which are forming a wave‑ and current-resistant framework.

Cold Seeps

Cold Seeps are small scale subaquatic locations from where e.g. hydrocarbon- and hydrogen sulphur cold fluids seep.

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Paleoecology of Fossil Methane Seeps more about geomicrobiology

Methane-seeps in the deep-sea harbor unique ecosystems dominated by animals living in symbiosis with chemosynthetic bacteria. mehr...
Reef

Paleodiversity/Biodiversity more about geomicrobiology

Our research on present day biodiversity and its alterations over long (geological) and/or short (ecological) timescales allows inferences about how biodiversity evolved through time and how it will develop in the future. more

Evolution of Landplants & Development of Terrestrial Ecosystemsmore about geomicrobiology

The evolution of land plants and the development of terrestrial ecosystems are closely interconnected. The colonisation of terrestrial habitats in the early Palaeozoic, the rapid development of the flora in the Devonian as well as more...
Lymnaea

Evolution of the Metazoamore about geomicrobiology

Daniel Jackson's research group is focused on understanding the events that accompanied and drove the diversification of the Metazoa during the early Cambrian. more...

Evolution der Algen und Cyanobakterien / Microbiology, Experimental Phycology and Culture Collection of Algae more about geomicrobiology

Prof. Dr. rer. nat. Thomas Friedl

Abteilung für Allgemeine Mikrobiologie/Microbiology General Microbiology more about geomicrobiology

PD Dr. Michael Hoppert