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Julia Gottschalk

Ocean and climate dynamics of the past

»My research focuses on the global interaction between carbon reduction and carbon sources in the atmosphere and oceans in the past as well as linking that to climate changes across various time scales. Information on past climate dynamics can be gained from the data that I extract from seabed sediment cores which I compare to various climate models. For example, in an ongoing project, I have examined what it was after the last interglacial period around 115,000 to 130,000 years ago that caused large amounts of CO2 to shift from the atmosphere to the ocean, thus bringing the interglacial period to an end. The mechanisms of the global carbon cycle will also form a large part of my future research plans.«

Julia Gottschalk
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Julia Gottschalk

Julia Gottschalk, 34 years old, born in Brandenburg an der Havel. Since September 2020: Professor of Marine Geology at Kiel University. Previously postdoctoral scholar at Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory at Columbia University, New York City/USA. 2015: Doctoral degree at the University of Cambridge, UK.