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Organic Geochemistry & Radiocarbon

The Organic Geochemistry & Radiocarbon Group is using radiocarbon analysis and organic geochemical methods to investigate carbon cycling and transport processes in terrestrial and marine environments as well as for the reconstruction of palaeoclimatic conditions.

Our special interest is the radiocarbon analysis of organic 'biomarker' compounds isolated with chromatographic methods from soils and sediments as well as 14C analysis of CO2. We are part of the CologneAMS and responsible for 14C sample preparation. Please contact Barbara Bock (bbock(at) for questions regarding radiocarbon dating.