Vanessa Fichtner

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  • Postdoctoral Scholar
  • Earth & Environmental Sciences
210 Slone Research Building
(859) 323 4463
Research Interests:

07/2013 – 07/2017         PhD student at the Department for Geology and Paleontology,

                                           Westfälische Wilhelms-Universität Münster, Germany

04/2006  – 10/2012        Diploma student (Geology/Paleontology) at Universität zu Köln, Germany

  • Fichtner, V., Strauss, H., Mavromatis, V., Dietzel, M., Huthwelker, T., Borca, C.N., Guagliardo, P., Kilburn, M.R., Göttlicher, J., Pederson, C.L., Griesshaber, E., Schmahl, W.W., Immenhauser, A., 2018. Incorporation and subsequent diagenetic alteration of sulfur in Arctica islandica. Chemical Geology  482, 72-90.
  • Lange, S. M., Krause, S., Ritter, A.-C., Fichtner, V., Immenhauser, A., Strauss, H., Treude, T., 2018. Anaerobic microbial activity affects earliest diagenetic pathways of bivalve shells. Sedimentology. doi:10.1111/sed.12428.
  • Fichtner, V., Strauss, H., Immenhauser, A., Buhl, D., Neuser, R. D., Niedermayr, A., 2017. Diagenesis of carbonate associated sulfate. Chemical Geology 436, 61-75.
  • Baldermann, A., Deditius, A.P., Dietzel, M., Fichtner, V., Fischer, C., Hippler, D., Leis, A., Baldermann, C., Mavromatis, V., Stickler, C.P., Strauss, H., 2015. The role of bacterial sulfate reduction during dolomite precipitation: Implications from Upper Jurassic platform carbonates. Chemical Geology 412, 1-14.
Awards and Scholarships


Hildegard- und Karl-Heinrich Heitfeld award for the best Ph.D. thesis in 2017/2018 at the Department for Geology and Palaeontology, Westfälische Wilhelms-Universität Münster, Germany


Travel Stipend for initiating international research cooperation with geoscientists at the Universidade Federal Fluminense, Niterói, Brazil. Promoted by WWU Internationalisation Fund.


Research Stipend “IP@WWU - International PhD Study at WWU” funded by WWU and DAAD for the research stay at the Centre for Microscopy, Characterisation and Analysis, Perth, Australia

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