Cryptic methane turnover in marine surface sediment

PhD defense Ke-Qing Xiao

2017.09.25 | Maj Thimm Carlsen

Date Fri 27 Oct
Time 13:00 14:00
Location 1531-113 (Auditorium D1)

During his studies, Ke-Qing researched the methane production and oxidation in marine surface sediment of Aarhus Bay. The magnitude and mechanism of methane production and oxidation has been poorly constrained for many years. Ke-Qing studied how much the turnover rates of methane and the methanogenic pathways is involved.

The new research findings contribute to the understanding of methane cycling in marine surface sediment.

The PhD degree was completed at the Center for Geomicrobiology, Department of Bioscience, Science and Technology, Aarhus University.

This résumé was prepared by the PhD student.

Time: PhD defence, Friday 27 October, 2017 at 13.00
Place: Lecture Theatre D1, Building 1531, room 113, Aarhus University, Ny Munkegade 118, 8000 Aarhus C
Title of dissertation: Methane cycling in marine surface sediment (Aarhus Bay)
Contact information: Ke-Qing Xiao, e-mail:, tel.: +45 31236321


Members of the assessment committee:
Professor Bo Thamdrup, Department of Biology, University of Southern Denmark, Denmark
Associate Professor Volker Brüchert, Department of Geological Sciences, Stockholm University, Sweden
Professor Kurt Thomas Jensen (chair), Department of Bioscience, Aarhus University
Main supervisor:
Professor Bo Barker Jørgensen, Aarhus University
Professor Nils Risgaard-Petersen, Aarhus University
Language: The PhD dissertation will be defended in English

The defence is public.
The dissertation is available for reading at the Graduate School of Science and Technology/GSST, Ny Munkegade 120, building 1520, rooms 128-134, 8000 Aarhus C. 

Center for Geomicrobiology, PhD defense
Tags: Center for Geomicrobiology, KeQing Xiao