Stefanie Lutz, Early Career Councillor

Steffi Lutz is a PhD student (since 2012) in the Cohen Geochemistry group at the School of Earth and Environment, University of Leeds, under the supervision of Prof. Liane G. Benning, Dr. Fiona Gill (Leeds) and Prof. Alexandre M. Anesio (Bristol).
Her research focuses on the diversity, function and ecology of Arctic glaciers, important primary producers and colonisers, nutrient cycling, and the various biochemical adaptations of cryophiles (snow and ice algae in particular) to stress factors. She is also interested in the contribution of microbial abundance and activity to decreased albedo values of glacial surfaces and the effect on glacial melting rates. She is using a multi-disciplinary approach combining microbiology, molecular biology, bioinformatics and geochemistry. Field sites include Greenland, Iceland, Tarfala (Sweden) and Svalbard (Norway).
She graduated (German diploma) from the University of Tübingen in Germany in 2010 with a diploma in Geoecology and her final thesis in the research group of Prof. Andreas Kappler.

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