Research Interests

Research Interests Dr. Pamela Rossel Cartes

Main research interests

  • Chemical oceanography and organic geochemistry
  • Molecular fingerprint of dissolved organic matter
  • Microbially derived biomarkers (archaea and bacteria)


Current project

Project leader:

Prof. Dr. Antje Boetius

"ABYSS-Assessment of bacterial life and matter cycling in deep-sea surface sediments"
(European Research Council Advanced Investigator grant to Prof. Dr. Antje Boetius)


Second project

Project leaders:

Dr. Pamela Rossel Cartes / Prof. Dr. Thorsten Dittmar

"The release of refractory dissolved organic matter to the deep ocean from fossil sources".


Third Project

Two projects addressing different aspects of the carbon cycle in the Chilean fjords

a) Project of bilateral research cooperation between Germany and Chile, funded by Deutsche Forschungsgesellschaft (DFG).

Project leaders:

Dr. Pamela Rossel Cartes / Prof. Dr. Silvio Pantoja

"The Chilean Patagonia: A natural laboratory for studying the role of dissolved organic matter in sub-polar ecosystems in a changing climate".


b) Funded by National Commission for Science and Technological Research (CONICYT)

Project leaders:

Dr. Claudia Hernández Róndon / Dr. Pamela Rossel Cartes

"Assessing the impact of solar radiation on microbial communities in a stratified Patagonian fjord: Reviewing the role of photoinhibition in the carbon cycle".


Fourth project

" Once upon a time".

Project funded by the Bundesministerium für Bildung und Forschung (BMBF) and Wissenschaft im dialog (VID), Germany. A project to communicate science to adults in contact with children in different languages (








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