Bernd Rendel Prize 2017
From left: Ismene Seeberg-Elverfeldt (DFG), Sinikka Tina Lennartz (GEOMAR), Sebastian Sippel (Max Planck Institute for Biogeochemistry), Prof. Jan Behrmann (GEOMAR)
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Three researchers at the start of their careers in the earth sciences will receive the Bernd Rendel Prize of the German Research Foundation (DFG) this year for their multifaceted and original research in the earth sciences. Jaayke Lynn Fiege, whose doctoral thesis at the universities of Hanover and Michigan focuses on mineral deposit geochemistry, Sinikka Tina Lennartz from the GEOMAR Helmholtz Centre for Ocean Research Kiel, who is completing her doctorate on the quantification and impact of marine emissions of climate-related trace gases, and Sebastian Sippel, who is carrying out research in the field of geoecology at the Max Planck Institute for Biogeochemistry in Jena as part of his doctorate, were singled out by the jury from the 16 applications submitted. They will each receive €1,500 for scientific purposes from the Bernd Rendel Foundation, which is administered by the Donors' Association for the Promotion of Sciences and Humanities in Germany. The aim of the prize money is to enable the prizewinners to participate in international conferences and meetings. The 2017 Bernd Rendel Prize will be presented on 25 September as part of the annual meeting of the German Geological Society (DGGV) in Bremen.