Micropaleontology Lab

The micropaleontology lab is equipped to conduct morphological analyses including extraction, microscopic preparation and taxonomic investigations of microfossils from terrestrial plants e.g. pollen grains and aquatic organisms e.g. diatom valves and chironomids from lake sediment archives or permafrost deposits. Microfossil analyses are used to investigate spatial and temporal changes and environmental reconstructions in Arctic terrestrial ecosystems.

  • Laboratory is equipped for working steps with hydrofluoric acid
  • Zeiss Axio microscopes, Zeiss Axiovert microscope with manipulator

Dr. Kathleen Stoof-Leichsenring

Technical staff
Stefanie Arndt