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Funded Projects

First Call for Proposals (Funding Period: 2015-2018)

Determination of high resolution thermal and tectonic history of Archean terranes: Development of a tool through a case study from the Western Dharwar Craton and the Coorg block in S. India
Jan-Peter Duda (Göttingen): Kerogen in Archean rocks: Biotic vs abiotic signatures
Leonid Dubrovinsky (Bayreuth) Light elements in the core of a habitable Earth
Dan Frost (Bayreuth) Identifying the mechanism for the early oxidation of the Earths interior
Michelle M. Gehringer (Kaiserslautern) Expanding the Bio in Biogeochemistry: Cyanobacteria and the Great Oxygenation Event
John Lee Grenfell (Berlin) The Influence of Atmosphere-Biology-Geology during the Great Oxidation Event
Ulrich Hansen (Münster) Influence of Earth's rotation on the differentiation of a terrestrial magma ocean
Christoph Heubeck (Jena) The role of Partial Convective Overturn in the Barberton Greenstone Belt: Linking deep crustal-mantle and surface processes through integrated sedimentary and structural analysis of the syntectonic Moodies Group
Jörg Elis Hofmann (Berlin) Granitoid-greenstone relationships in the eastern Kaapvaal craton and  implications for early crustal evolution
Boris Kaus (Mainz) Geodynamic modelling of the initiation of plate tectonics in a differentiating early Earth
Hubert Klahr (Heidelberg) Identifying the origin of Earth's building material: Where do the earth building Planetesimals and Pebbles originate from? A numerical approach of the accretion phase of the earth
Inga Köhler (Jena) Origin of coastal facies Banded Iron Formation, Barberton Greenstone Belt (3.2 Ga)
Alfred Kröner (Mainz) Deciphering the early Archaean crustal history in the Kaapvaal and Zimbabwe cratons
Jan Leitner (Mainz) The Origin of Nitrogen on Earth: Implications from Isotope and Petrologic Studies of Planetary Materials at the Sub-Micrometer Scale
Carsten Münker (Köln) The Archean isotope record of Hadean geodynamic evolution
Wladimir Neumann (DLR) Modelling of accretion and differentiation of the proto-Earth and its building blocks
Uli Ott & Mario Trieloff (Heidelberg) Outgassing history and early atmospheric processes recorded by paleoatmospheric noble gases in Archaean rocks
Andreas Pack (Göttingen) Using D17O of sedimentary carbonate as a new single phase thermometer - Were the Archean oceans really hot or did they only have had lower d18O values?
Andreas Pack (Göttingen) Triple oxygen, triple silicon, and trace elements of cherts for the reconstruction of d18O of seawater deep in time
Sylvain Petitgirard (Bayreuth) Density and fate of silicate melts in the early Earth s mantle
David Rubie (Bayreuth) Impact-induced melting, magma ocean evolution and core-mantle differentiation during accretion of the Earth
Ronny Schönberg (Tübingen) Cr(III)-mobility and isotopic effects by adsorption on Mn- and Fe-(hydr-)oxides in the Critical Zone and in marine sediments: Doubts that Mesoarchean Cr isotopic variations directly record free atmospheric oxygen
Stephan Schuth & Stefan Weyer (Hannover) Uranium and V isotope variations in Archean sediments: Evidence for metal mobilization and enzymatic reduction in an overall anoxic world?
Toni Schulz (Köln) Spherule layers from South Africa as windows into the Paleoarchean meteorite bombardment of the Earth - Evidences from coupled Os-W isotope systematics and siderophile elements
Gerd Steinle-Neumann (Bayreuth) Crystallizing the terrestrial magma ocean: thermo- and geodynamics
Nicola Tosi (Berlin) Crystallizing the terrestrial magma ocean: thermo- and geodynamics
Christian Vollmer (Münster) High resolution electron microscopy (UltraSTEM) of the most primitive organic materials in chondrite parent bodies and comets - Formation and evolution of the organic inventory of early Earth