Members of the Isotope Geochemistry Group are involved in teaching a wide variety of classes and courses within the diverse bachelor- and master programs our department offers. A list of these courses is given below:

BSc Geosciences:

  • Geochemistry (R. Schönberg, H. Taubald, I. Schönberg)
  • Sediments & Stratigraphy (R. Schönberg)
  • Advanced Geochemistry (I. Schönberg, M. Varas-Reus)

BSc Geoecology, Geography:

  • Geochemical and Geoecological Analytical Methods (H. Taubald)

MSc Geosciences:

  • Isotope Geochemistry (R. Schönberg, C. Rosca)
  • Environmental Isotope Chemistry (H. Taubald)
  • Marine Geochemistry (H. Taubald)

MSc Geoecology, Applied Environmental Geosciences:

  • Environmental Isotope Chemistry I (H. Taubald)
  • Marine Geochemistry (H. Taubald)

Excursions for BSc & MSc:

  • Traditional stable isotopes in the environment (Schönbuch, SW-Germany) (H. Taubald, R. Schönberg)
  • Volcanism of the Massif Central (Auvergne, France) (R. Schönberg, C. Rosca, I. Schönberg)
  • Active volcanism in southern Italy (C. Rosca)
  • Volcanism & Geology of the Santorini Archipelago (C. Rosca)



  • Stephan König (2020): Origin and Evolution of Earth's Volatiles Investigated by Novel Analytical Techniques

PhD theses:

  • Yunfeng Wang (2021): The response of marine carbon-nitrogen-zinc geochemical cycling to the ~183 Myrs Toarcian global warming
  • Airken Yierpan (2019): Selenium isotope systematics of mid-ocean-ridge basalts and implications for the long-term volatile and chalcophile record of the crust–mantle system
  • Timon Kurzawa (2019): Constraints on chalcophile element recycling in subduction zones from Selenium isotope systematics
  • Gülüm Albut (2019): Comparison of paleoredox signatures from a Mesoarchean oxygen oasis with those of a modern analog environment
  • Sümeyya Eroglu (2016): Paleoenvironmental reconstruction of a Neoarchean oxygen oasis
  • Florian Kurzweil (2015): The evolution of the oceanic redox state through Precambrian times
MSc theses
2016 - 2020
  • Mona Schiller (2019): Geochemical constraints on sources of Ocean Island Basalts from french Polynesia
  • Johannes Redlinger (2019): Selenium isotope and Se- & Te-elemental systematics along the Reykjanes Ridge to Iceland
  • Krebbers Leonard (2018): Mineralogical, geochemical and hydrogeological study of origin and interaction as well as modelling of lithium-rich brine near the Chinquilchoro mountains in the South of the Solar de Atacama, Chile
  • Mario Saussele (2018): Zn isotope fractionation by evaporative processes found in terrestrial volcanic samples of the Chaîne des Puys
  • Manuela Benger (2018): Traces of ancient impacts: Zn isotope analyses of impact spherule layers in the BARB-5 drill core, Barberton Greenstone Belt, South Africa
  • Kristina Eichholz (2018): The Chaîne des Puys (Massif Central, France) - magmatic evolution constrained by major & trace elements and Sr & Nd isotopes
  • Lara Schleip (2018): The Chromium Geochemical Cycle: Concentration and Isotope Variations in Lithospheric Mantle Rocks
  • Nadine Weimar (2017): Chromium and iron stable isotope geochemistry of the ca. 2.45 Ga Cooper Lake paleosol (Ontario, Canada): Implications for atmospheric oxidation state in the wake of the GOE
  • Hilde Koch (2016): Evidence for natural variation in chromium isotope composition in geologically related Earth’s mantle rocks from Etang de Lherz
  • Simon Lukas Schurr (2016): Global vs. Local Effects – Stable Isotope Signatures during Toarcian Oceanic Anoxic Event (T-OAE)
2011 - 2015
  • Maurice Brodbeck (2015): Constraining chromitite formation through in situ geochemical analyses - A study of the UG2 unit, Bushveld Complex, South Africa
  • Tobias Renz (2015): Entwicklung eines Verfahrens zur simultanen Bestimmung von Neptunium und Plutonium in Tonproben mittels Massenspektrometrie
  • Vanessa Sutterer (2015): Carbon and Oxygen Isotope Analysis of 2.4 Ga old Marine Sediments from the Duitschland Formation, South Africa
  • Niklas Gantert (2014): Iron and carbon isotope analyses of Proterozoic Banded Iron Formations (BIFs) deposited shortly before the Great Oxidation Event at ca. 2.4 Ga
  • Kathrin Hassler (2014): The 24th transition metal and its (Isotope-) Geochemical Use in Earth and Environmental Sciences – Important Aspects Revisited –
  • Alexandra Merdian (2014): Isotope Fractionation of the 24th transition metal during Planetary Differentiation
  • Christian Luthardt (2013): Molybdenum Isotopes of Black Shales and the Toarcian Oceanic Anoxic Event
  • Daniel Schöckle (2013): Oxygen isotope ratios in dissolved inorganic phosphate in the Ammer and Goldersbach
BSc theses
2016 - 2020
  • Gina Stooß (2019): Untersuchung von Evaporationsprozessen in Triniten
  • Nadja Weber (2019): Klassifikation basaltischer und komatiitischer Gesteine des Barberton Grünsteingürtels durch Hauptelemente
  • Isabel Antony (2019): The behaviour of stable Cr isotopes during magmatic differentiation: a case study from the Quaternary Chaîne des Puys (Massif Central, France)
  • Timo Günzler (2016): Selenium and tellurium concentrations and distribution in fertile peridotites: A case study from Lherz, Eastern Pyrenees
  • Johannes Redlinger (2016): Modell zum Verhalten von Selen und Tellur in der Marianen-Subduktionszone
  • Luca Rößler (2016): Installation des CRDS Picarro 2130-I und Probennahme aus den Brunnen des Schönbuch
  • Alena Wawra (2016): Konzentrationen und Verhalten von Selen und Tellur in Vulkaniten des Marianen-Inselbogens
2011 - 2015
  • Manuela Benger (2015): Rise of Atmospheric Oxygen during the Archean: Constraints from Cr isotopes of the Ijzermijn Banded Iron Formation in the Pongola Supergroup, South Africa
  • Tabea Post (2015): Eisenisotopenanalyse an 3.2 Ga alten, hydrothermal marinen Eisenformationen der Soanesville Gruppe, Pilbara, Australien
  • Mario Saussele (2015): Ablagerungen des Posidonienschiefers während des TOAE im Südwestdeutschen Becken
  • Jonas Stegmaier (2015): Siliziumisotopenanalyse an basaltischen Verwitterungsprofilen des Dekkan-Trapps, Indien
  • Johannes Dettweiler (2014): Analytische Aspekte zur Bestimmung von δ13C in DIC in Süßwässern
  • Felix Hüttemann (2014): δ13C in DIC in Wässern des Schönbuch, der Ammer und des Neckars
  • Hilde Koch (2013): Untersuchung der Chromitbildung des UG2 Melanorites, Bushveld Komplex, Südafrika anhand der Petrographie und δ18O-Mineralsignaturen
  • Bernd Rieger (2013): HO Isotopenmessungen an Wässern aus Brunnen des Schönbuch
  • Stefan Besemer (2012): Sr Isotopenmessungen an Wässer und Gesteinen des Kirnbachtales
  • Felix Blümle (2012): Rb/Sr- und Sm/Nd-Isotopenanalyse granitoder Gesteine des Dronning Maud Land (DML) der Antarktis
  • Valentin Grau (2012): OH Isotopenmessungen an Wässern des Schönbuch
  • Tobias Renz (2012): Chrom - Isotopensignaturen der der archaischen Cambellrand Karbonatplattform (Südafrika)
  • Maurice Brodbeck (2011): C-O Isotopensignaturen in oberjurassischen Karbonaten der Schwäbischen Alb
  • Alexandra Merdian (2011): Strontiumisotopensignaturen in oberjurassischen Karbonaten der Schwäbischen Alb