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Martin Nowak
PhD student

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Email: mnowak@bgc-jena.mpg.de
Max Planck Institute for Biogeochemistry
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Research Interests

My research focuses on tracing and understanding element cycling and mobilization between soil, groundwater and rock. Therefore, I want to use stable isotopes, which can act as a naturally occurring tracer for microbial or inorganic processes. I have worked in the field of carbonate sedimentology, hydrogeology and geological CO2 storage. Now I want to learn something about the importance of microbial communities in biogeochemical interactions between soils and groundwater.



Curriculum Vitae


Professional Experience

Since June 2013 Doctoral student within the framework of the DFG Research Training School "Alternation and element mobility at the microbe-mineral interface"
2012-2013 Scientific staff member at GeoZentrum Nordbayern within the CO2 storage Project CO2MAN
2011-2012 Fieldgeologist at Gesellschaft für internationale Zusammenarbeit for groundwater studies in Saudi Arabia


Education

2005-2011 Diploma in Paleontology and Geology at Friedrich-Alexander University Erlangen, Germany
2009 Study abroad at AGH University of Science and Technology Krakow, Poland

Publications

Nowak, M., Myrttinen, A., Van Geldern, R., Becker, V., Mayer, B., Barth, J. A. C., 2013. A brief overview of isotope measurements carried out at various CCS pilot sites worldwide, in Hou, M.Z., Xie, H., Were, P. (Eds.), Clean Energy Systems in the Subsurface: Production, Storage and Conversion. Springer, New York, pp. 75-87.
Nowak, M., Myrttinen, A., Zimmer, M., Wiese, B., Barth, J.A.C., 2013. Well-based geochemical leackage monitoring of an aquifer immediately above a CO2 storage reservoir by stable carbon isotopes at the Ketzin pilot site, Germany. Energy Procedia 40, 346-354.
Wiese, B., Zimmer, M., Nowak, M., Pellizzari, L., and Pilz, P.: Well-based hydraulic and geochemical monitoring of the above zone of the CO2 reservoir at Ketzin, Germany, Environmental Earth Sciences, 70, 3709-3726, 2013.
Nowak, M. E., van Geldern, R., Myrttinen, A., Zimmer, M., and Barth, J. A. C.: High-resolution stable carbon isotope monitoring indicates variable flow dynamic patterns in a deep saline aquifer at the Ketzin pilot site (Germany), Applied Geochemistry, 47, 44-51, 2014.
van Geldern, R., Nowak, M. E., Zimmer, M., Szizybalski, A., Myrttinen, A., Barth, J. A. C., and Jost, H. J.: Field-Based Stable Isotope Analysis of Carbon Dioxide by Mid-Infrared Laser Spectroscopy for Carbon Capture and Storage Monitoring, Anal Chem, 86, 12191-12198, 2014.
Nowak, M. E., Beulig, F., von Fischer, J., Muhr, J., Küsel, K., and Trumbore, S. E.: Autotrophic fixation of geogenic CO2 by microorganisms contributes to soil organic matter formation and alters isotope signatures in a wetland mofette, Biogeosciences, 12, 7169-7183, 2015.
Barth, J. A. C., Nowak, M. E., Zimmer, M., Norden, B., and van Geldern, R.: Monitoring of cap-rock integrity during CCS from field data at the Ketzin pilot site (Germany): Evidence from gas composition and stable carbon isotopes, International Journal of Greenhouse Gas Control, 43, 133-140, 2015.
Beulig, F., Urich, T., Nowak, M., Trumbore, S. E., Gleixner, G., Gilfillan, G. D., Fjelland, K. E., and Küsel, K.: Altered carbon turnover processes and microbiomes in soils under long-term extremely high CO2 exposure, Nature Microbiology, 1, 15025, 2016.

Selected Oral Presentations at Meetings

Nowak, M., van Geldern, R., Myrttinen, A., Becker, V., Zimmer, M., Barth, J.A.C., 2012. Continuation of high-resolution isotope measurements of injection and reservoir wells at the Ketzin site (Germany), GeoHannover 2012, Hanover, Germany (talk). Abstract of lectures and posters, GeoHannover 2012, Hannover, Schriftenreihe der Deutschen Gesellschaft für Geowissenschaften, p. 189.
Nowak, M., Myrttinen, A., Zimmer, M., Van Geldern, R., and Barth, J. A. C.: Well-based stable carbon isotope leakage monitoring of an aquifer averlying the CO2 storage reservoir at the Ketzin pilot site, Germany, Geophysical Research Abstracts, 16, EGU2014-13234, EGU General Assembly 2014.
Nowak, M., Myrttinen, A., Zimmer, M., van Geldern, R. Barth, J.A.C.: Well-based table carbon isotope leakage monitoring of the first aquifer overlying the CO2 storage reservoir at the Ketzin pilot site, Germany, Tagung der Fachsektion Hydrogeologie in der DGG 2014, Bayreuth.
Nowak, M., Beulig, F., von Fischer, J., Muhr, J., Küsel, K., Trumbore S.: Autotrophic fixation of geogenic CO2 by microorganisms contributes to soil organic matter formation and alters carbon isotopic signatures in a wetland mofette, 5th International Symposium on Soil Organic Matter 2015, Göttingen.
Nowak, M., von Fischer, J., Behrendt, T., Schwab, V., Trumbore, S.: Stable carbon and radiocarbon isotopes of DIC as a tool to asses biogeochemical cycles and carbon budgets in an limestone aquifer, Annual AquaDiva Retreat 2015, Kammerforst.

Selected Poster Presentations at Meetings

Nowak, M., Weiss, C. (2013) Facies, facies architecture and formation processes of a calcareous, self-build tufa channel (Steinerne Rinne) from Engelthal, Southern Germany. EGU General Assembly 2013 (Poster). Geophysical Research Abstracts
Vol. 15, EGU2013-3348, 2013 
EGU General Assembly 2013.
Nowak, M., Wiese B., Zimmer, M., Barth, J. A. C. (2013) New stable isotope results for reservoir and above zone monitoring in CCS from the Ketzin pilot site, Germany. EGU General Assembly 2013 (Poster). Geophysical Research Abstracts
Vol. 15, EGU2013-3392, 2013
EGU General Assembly 2013.
Nowak, M., Beulig, F., Von Fischer, J. C., Muhr, J., Küsel, K., and Trumbore, S.: Microbial CO2 fixation in mofette soils - does CO2 incorporation into microbial biomass have an impact on the isotopic composition of soil organic matter?, BIOGEOMON 2014 8th International Symposium on Ecosystem Behaviour Bayreuth, Germany, 2014.
Nowak, M., Myrttinen, A., Zimmer, M., Van Geldern, R., and Barth, J. A. C.: Well-based stable carbon isotope leakage monitoring of an aquifer averlying the CO2 storage reservoir at the Ketzin pilot site, Germany, Geophysical Research Abstracts, 16, 2014.
Nowak, M., Behrendt, T., Quesada, B., Trumbore, S.: The importance of chemolithoautotrophic microorganisms for carbon sequestration in tropical rainforest soils, 5th International Symposium on Soil Organic Matter 2015, Göttingen.
Nowak, M.E., Behrendt, T., Quesada, B., Yanez Serrano, A.M., Trumbore, S.: The importance of CO2 utilizing chemolithoautotrophic microorganisms for carbon sequestration and isotope signatures of SOM in tropical rainforest soils, abstract B41G-0515, 2015 Fall Meeting, AGU, San Francisco, Calif., 14-18 Dec.
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