讲座报告 Seminar
Luncheon Seminar #136: Redox elements in foraminiferal calcite: How hypoxic were past water mass conditions?  

【时间 Time】:2019-1-14 (星期一) 11:40am-1:00pm Seminar starts at 12:00pm    【浏览次数 Count】:703   【发布时间 Updated】:2019-1-10
【地点 Venue】:周隆泉楼A3-206   A3-206 Zhou Long Quan Building
【主讲人 Speaker】:Jeroen Groeneveld,Marine Geologist   
【来访单位 Institution】:Alfred Wegener Institute for Polar and Marine Research, Potsdam,Germany     
【邀请人 Host】:Stephan Steinke      【联络人 Contact】:黄迎   Ying Huang 2181571

Abstract

The oxygen content of the world’s oceans is essential for the survival of most organisms and therefore has severe economic impact when conditions deteriorate. With ongoing global climate change, the oceans are warming and therefore less oxygen can be dissolved into the sea water. In addition, increasing pollutants are flushed into the oceans such that more and more areas become starved of oxygen and thus life. To understand the impact of decreasing oxygen content on the marine ecosystem, the history of changing oxygen content can teach us what to expect in the future. Foraminifera are the ultimate tool to study these changes, as they have been shown to not only survive but also calcify, which is essential for using their geochemistry, under low-oxygen conditions. During calcification they are incorporating the geochemical signature of the water conditions at time of calcification into their shells. During this talk I will give an overview of some recent developments including what I have been working on, what some of the current pitfalls are, and what may be needed to precisely reconstruct oxygen concentrations in sea water.

 

Bio

Jeroen Groeneveld is a marine geologist at the Alfred Wegener Institute for Polar and Marine Research, Potsdam, Germany. He mainly works on the de­ve­lop­ment and application of Mg/​Ca (pa­laeo-ther­mo­me­try) and other tra­ce me­tal/​Ca ra­ti­os (e.g. Mn/​Ca, Ba/​Ca, B/​Ca) as pro­xies to re­con­struct past chan­ges in wa­ter co­lumn/​bot­tom con­di­ti­ons (e.g. tem­pe­ra­tu­re, sal­in­i­ty, oxy­gen con­tent) on plank­tic and bent­hic fo­ra­mi­ni­fe­ra in­clu­ding geo­che­mi­cal si­gna­tu­res in sin­gle fo­ra­mi­ni­fe­ra.