Ganssen, Gerald (Dr.)
Gerald Ganssen teaches the course Climate Change: Past and Present at AUC. He currently holds the position as associate professor at the Vrije Universiteit, Amsterdam, working in the fields of marine geology, paleoceanography and paleoclimatology. His university training in geology, paleontology and mineralogy took place at the Ruhr-Universität Bochum (Germany) between 1973 and 1978. He received Doctor of Science at the Christian-Albrechts- University in Kiel (Germany) in 1982 with a thesis on stable isotopes in planktic and benthic foraminifera in the upwelling region off NW-Africa. He moved to the Vrije Universiteit in Amsterdam in 1982 where he works since then. He is currently head of the Cluster Earth and Climate within the department of Earth Sciences. His research interests focus on process-oriented studies on stable oxygen and carbon isotope proxies and their application in high-resolution marine sediment cores, land-sea interrelationships and processes of modern and past climate change.