Dr Johan C. Faust

Dr Johan C. Faust



Since 2017 PostDoc within in the ChAOS project.

Work Experience and Education

2014 - 2017          PostDoc within the BASE project at the Geological Survey of Norway, Trondheim.
2010 - 2014          PhD student within the EU Marie Curie Initial Training Network: CASE at the University of Tromsø and the Geological Survey of Norway, Trondheim.
2009 - 2010          Internship at the construction site of the Gotthard Basetunnel. Consorzio TAT, Faido, Switzerland
2007 - 2009          International Master Program Marine Geosciences at the University of Bremen.
2006 - 2007          Erasmus/Socrates student at the National Oceanography Centre Southampton (NOCS).
2003 - 2006          Bachelor program Geosciences at the University of Bremen

Research Cruises

2017            RR James Clark Ross    -   Barents Sea, Norway
2016            RV Helmer Hanssen      -   Svalbard, Barents Sea, Norway.
2015            RV G.O. Sars                 -   East Barents Sea, Norway
2014            RV Seisma                     -   Vestfjorden/Ofotfjorden, Norway
2013            RV Helmer Hanssen      -   Lofoten, Norway.
2012            RV Seisma                     -   Trondheimsfjord, Norway
2011            RV Helmer Hansen        -   Svalbard, North Atlantic, Greenland
2011            RV Seisma                     -   Trondheimsfjord, Norway
2008            RV Meteor M76/1          -   Southwest Africa

Research interests

My research focus on geochemical signatures in marine sediments to determine environmental responses to past and recent climate variability in terms of marine productivity, weathering, erosion and sediment transport towards the coastal and deep ocean. Since I started working at the University of Leeds I am part of the NERC-funded Changing Arctic Ocean project which involves 16 UK research institutions and more than 70 scientists from various scientific disciplines. In this project I focus on how changes in the Arctic Ocean sea ice cover and water mass distribution will affect biogeochemical processes and carbon burial in Barents Sea sediments.

<h4>Research projects</h4> <p>Any research projects I'm currently working on will be listed below. Our list of all <a href="https://environment.leeds.ac.uk/dir/research-projects">research projects</a> allows you to view and search the full list of projects in the faculty.</p>

Research groups and institutes

  • Cohen Geochemistry
  • Earth Surface Science Institute