University of Heidelberg

Research Methods

Geo-Bio Interaction

  • Geochemistry of rocks, sediments, soil and vegetation
  • Climate change and globalization endangers undisturbed ecosystems (e.g. Rainforest, Savanna). Research on Geo-Bio Interaction allows understanding natural (e.g. K, Ca, Sr, P) and anthropenic (e.g. Pb, Zn, Cd, Mo) element transport and coupling systems, and might help to preserve endangered ecosystems.


    Schematic illustration of the element cycles from rock to soil to roots to leaves
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