M.Sc. Clemens von Scheffer

Clemens von Scheffer

doctoral candidate

Olshausenstraße 75, 24118 Kiel, Raum: R 124
Phone: +49 431 880-5233
Telefax: +49 431 880-4083

Research interests

  • Paleoclimate and –environment
  • Geochemistry
  • Sedimentology
  • Anthropogenic impact


Since 2016
PhD-student, Member of the Graduate School “Human Development in Landscapes” at Kiel University, co-tutelle with Institut National Polytechnique de Toulouse (INPT), France.

September 2014 – February 2015
Laboratory work for the master thesis at Ecolab (INP Toulouse, France) supported by a PROMOS scholarship.

2011 – 2015
M.Sc in Geosciences at Kiel University. Thesis: Geochemical evolution of the atmospheric inputs into a peat bog of Southern-Chile.

2012 – 2013
Two ERASMUS semesters at the INP Toulouse (ENSAT, ENSIACET, ENSEEIHT). Master 2 «Hydrologie, Hydrochimie, Sol, Environnement». Thesis on the inorganic geochemistry of a peat bog of Tierra del Fuego, inferring dust flux, paleoclimatic and -environmental conditions from late Pleistocene to mid Holocene

2008 – 2011
B.Sc. in Geosciences at Kiel University. Thesis: Validation and sensitivity analysis of a numerical model based on a long term NAPL dissolution test on laboratory scale.

Work experience

August – September 2015

Sensatec Gmbh in Kiel, Soil & groundwater remediation, microbiology.

February – May 2013
Internship at Ecolab (INP Toulouse, France). Sample preparation, Wet digestion, ICP-MS, ICP-OES of peat and soil samples

2011 – 2014
Student research assistant, clean laboratory (marine bio- and isotope geochemistry), GEOMAR, Kiel.

February – March 2011
Internship at Sensatec Gmbh in Kiel, Soil & groundwater remediation, microbiology.

April – July 2007
Internship at KSB solutions Gmbh in Bremen, Hydraulic systems.


Vanneste, H., De Vleeschouwer, F., Martínez-Cortizas, A., von Scheffer, C., Piotrowska, N., Coronato, A., & Le Roux, G. (2015). Late-glacial elevated dust deposition linked to westerly wind shifts in southern South America. Scientific reports, 5, Nature Publishing Group.


Soutien à la mobilité internationale 2016 (SMI), INP Toulouse