Eric Runge, M.Sc.

PhD Candidate

University of Tübingen
Department of Geosciences
Schnarrenbergstr. 94-96
72076 Tübingen

Office: Room 6R33



Research Interests

  • Geo- and Astrobiology
  • Sedimentology
  • Biogeochemistry

I am interested in the co-evolution of life and its abiotic environment through geological time and what that teaches us about the potential habitability of other planetary bodies.

During my PhD research, I focus on microbial life in sulfidic deep-sea hydrothermal systems - a critical environment for understanding the habitility of Earth and the emergence of its biosphere. By combining sedimentological, geochemical, and microbiological methods, I aim to achieve a better understanding of the formation and preservation of microbial biosignatures in hydrothermal sulfide deposits.

Academic CV

From March 2021
PhD candidate

University of Tübingen, Department of Geosciences

M.Sc. Geoscience

University of Göttingen

B.Sc. Geographical Sciences

Free University Berlin

04.2016 - 06.2016
Lab Intern

Sino-German Nanjing Integrated Center for Earth System Science (NICE)

Journal Articles

Runge, E.A., Duda, J.-P., Van Kranendonk, M.J., Reitner, J., (2022) Earth's oldest tsunami deposit? Early Archean high-energy sediments in the ~3.48 Ga Dresser Formation (Pilbara, Western Australia), submitted.

Krambach, M.; Runge, E.; Toelle, O. (2016): Discussing surface crack structures in the Schorfheide region, NE Germany. E&G Quaternary Science Journal 65(2): er 1-5.

Conference Talks & Posters

Runge, E.A., Duda, J.-P., Reitner, J.: A Tsunami Deposit in the ca. 3.48 Ga Dresser Formation - Implications for Early Archean Sedimentary Processes. General Meeting 2021 of the DFG SPP1833 "Building a Habitable Earth". Online, 23.-24.03.2021. (Talk)

Runge, E., Mißbach, H., Duda, J.-P.: Putative Tsunami Deposits in the 3.5 Ga Dresser Fm. (Pilbara, Western Australia). Symposium "The fundamental nature of Earth's earliest oceans - status quo & future perspectives". Göttingen, 06.-07.12.2019. (Talk)

Runge, E., Mißbach, H., Duda, J.-P., Reitner, J.: Putative Tsunami Deposits in the 3.5 Ga Dresser Formation (Pilbara, Western Australia). General Meeting 2019 of the DFG SPP1833 "Building a Habitable Earth". Cologne, 27.-28.03.2019. (Poster)

Krambach, M., Runge, E., Toelle, O.: Geomorphologische Forschungen an linienförmigen Strukturen in der Schorfheide (nördliches Brandenburg). DEUQUA 2016. Dresden, 25.-30.09.2016. (Poster)


Paläontologische Gesellschaft (since 2021)