Geochemistry is a powerful independent tool to learn about processes on Earth in the present and past. Changes in the composition of sediments on land and the ocean reveal important environmental changes that occur over the Earth’s history. For this purpose, it is also crucial to learn how elements transfer between water and sediments and what dictates the chemistry of the ocean.  

Our group focuses on discovering past environmental changes and the interaction between land and ocean by analyzing the chemical composition (major and trace elements and radiogenic isotopes such as U, Th, Sr, Nd and Pb) of sediments and water.