My name is Sandra Huber and I am a PhD student within the VeWA-project at the Goethe University. My PhD topic is about chemical weathering of silicate rocks in the Late Cretaceous and the Early Paleogene (95-60 million years before present). The aim of the project is to determine the weathering rates and to illustrate, which impact they had on the atmospheric CO2 content and the climate, since silicate weathering causes a drawdown of atmospheric CO2. Therefore, I analyse sediments and fossils for their content of the element Lithium, which is a proxy for weathering.
More information about this project can be found on the A3-project page.