I'm currently pursuing a PhD with Prof. Dr. Roland Zech at the Friedrich-Schiller-University Jena (Germany), investigating past moisture conditions using compound-specific stable isotopes. For a better proxy understanding I'm calibrating the isotopic signals of leaf wax n-alkanes (δD, δ13C) and hemicellulose sugars (δ18O) under recent climate conditions along a north-south and an east-west transect in semi-arid/arid Mongolia.
I already organized two fieldtrips to Mongolia and would describe myself as a curious modern adventurer. I'm interested in what is below the surface and in the hidden secrets of earth. In 1911, I probably would have accompanied Amundson to the geographic South Pole :)
I'm also working on Pleistocene fluvial terraces in the Mosel Valley (Trier, Germany) using isochron burial dating.