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Dipl.-Geogr. Sebastian Breitenbach


Dipl.-Geogr. Sebastian Breitenbach

Leibniz Center for Surface Process
and Climate Studies at Universität Potsdam
via
GeoForschungsZentrum Potsdam
Section 3.3
Telegrafenberg, C 109
D-14473 Potsdam Germany
sebastian.breitenbach @ gfz-potsdam.de
Phone: +49 (0) 331 288 1347
Fax: +49 (0) 331 288 1332


Research interests

High-resolution palaeoclimate reconstruction on stalagmites (India and Siberia) using stable isotopes (δ13C and δ18O), as well as element analysis using laser ablation inductively coupled plasma mass spectrometry (LA-ICPMS)

Education and Professional Experience

Since July 2008
PhD student at the DFG-Leibniz Center for Surface Process and Climate Studies, Institute for Geosciences, Potsdam University, 14476 Potsdam, Germany)

January 2005 – June 2008
PhD Student at GeoForschungsZentrum Potsdam, Section 3.3, supervisors Prof. Dr. G. Haug and PD Dr. H. Oberhänsli

October 2007 – March 2008
Guest researcher at the Climate Geology Group and Trace
Element Group at ETH Zurich (supervisors Haug and Günther), LA-ICPMS trace element mapping

January – July 2005
Visitor in Environmental Science and Engineering at California Institute of Technology, Pasadena, USA (Project team of Prof. Jess Adkins, Division of Geological and Planetary Sciences)

October – December 2004
GeoForschungsZentrum Potsdam, student scientific assistance (Project team of Prof. Dr. Haug, Dr. H. Oberhänsli)

August – September 2004
Alfred-Wegener-Institute for Marine and Polar Research Potsdam (work commissioned by Dr. L. Schirrmeister)

April – July 2004
MSc thesis: High resolution isotopic measurements (δ13C and δ18O) on Siberian stalagmites as potential paleoclimate proxies

September 2000 - July 2001
DAAD-scholarship at Irkutsk State University, Department of Physical Geography, Russian Federation

1998 - 2004
Study of Geography (Diplom), Humboldt-University of Berlin

Publications

Abstracts and Publications in conference contributions and monographs

Breitenbach, S., Gebauer, H. D. (2007) Die Krem Lawkhlieng, Indien. Mitteilungen des
Verbandes der deutschen Höhlen- und Karstforscher 53 (1), pp. 4-8

Breitenbach, S., Fernandez, D., Adkins, J., Mingram, B., Oberhänsli, H., Haug,
G. (2005): Speleothem records older than 500 ka from Southern Siberia. Proc. 14th International Conference of Speleology, Athens 2005. Extended abstract (P-24), pp 1-7

Breitenbach, S., Bude, I. & Osinzev, A. (2005) Der Botovskaya Höhle – zum Sechzigsten!
Mitteilungen des Verbandes der deutschen Höhlen- und Karstforscher 51 (2), pp. 106

Breitenbach, S., Bude, I. & Osinzev, A. (2004) Die Polytechnische Höhle bei Irkutsk
(Russland). Mitteilungen des Verbandes der deutschen Höhlen- und Karstforscher 50 (3), pp. 94-97

Breitenbach, S. (2004) Postglaziale Vegetationsentwicklung. In: Burgess, Klingenfuß &
Machalett (Eds) Naturlandschaft – Kulturlandschaft, Landschaftsentwicklung und –veränderung am Beispiel der Neuenhagener Oderinsel. Arbeitsberichte des Geographischen Institutes der Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin 94, pp. 21-26

E. Yu. Osipov, M.A. Grachev, V.D. Mats, O.M. Khlystov, S. Breitenbach (2003) Mountain Glaciers of the Pleistocene Last Glacial Maximum in the Northwestern Barguzin Range (Northern Lake Baikal): Paleoglacial Reconstruction. Russian Geology and Geophysics 44 (7), pp. 652-663

Klessen, R. & Breitenbach, S. [Eds.] (2003) Schweden. Exkursionsführer zur
Hauptexkursion im Sommer 2002. Arbeitsberichte des Geographischen Institutes der Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin, Heft 83

Göbel, E. & Breitenbach, S. (2003) Die Pesch´schera Botovskaja, die längste Höhle
Russlands. Mitteilungen des Verbandes der deutschen Höhlen- und Karstforscher 49 (2), pp. 42-45

Current Projects

Reconstruction of Indian Summer Monsoon dynamics during the Holocene using stalagmites from NE India.


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