Dr. Kirstin Dähnke

Kirstin Dähnke

Aquatische Nährstoffkreisläufe
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My research focuses on the nutrient filter in the coastal zone, especially on N transformations in estuaries and marine and coastal sediments. In the group, we aim to evaluate the role of different processes regenerating or removing nitrogen, mainly using stable isotope analyses. The assessment of isotope signatures of N-bearing compounds during processing helps to unravel the impact of different processes in the marine/coastal system and also the effect of anthropogenic nutrient loads on an ecosystem.

since April 2011 Leader of the Helmholtz-Young Investigators Group “Sources, sinks and internal cycling of nitrogen in coastal waters – Identification of key processes using stable N isotopes “at Helmholtz Zentrum Geesthacht

03/2009 - 02/2011 Guest Researcher at NordCEE, Institute of Biology, University of Southern Denmark

09/2008 – 02/2009 Researcher at the Netherlands Institute for Ecology (NIOO-KNAW), Department of Ecosystem Studies, Yerseke, Netherlands

07/2008 PhD thesis at HZG / University of Hamburg

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