Microbial Carbonates

Modern and Fossil microbial carbonates are organosedimentary deposits that are produced, induced or influenced by benthic microbial communities. Microbial communities are often present as mats or biofilms in an organic matrix driving biogeochemical reactions and/or forming the template for mineral precipitation. The Carbonate Sedimentology Research group is studying especially the effect of microbial ecosystems on carbonate mineralization producing unique microbial paleoenvironmental archives.

Our Projects:

Unconventional carbonate factories
Spring Carbonates in Fribourg
Great Salt Lake

Completed Projects: