Carbon / Nitrogen

AWI - Alfred Wegener Institute
last updated: July 19, 2023

About the Laboratory

Carbon / Nitrogen

AWI - Alfred Wegener Institute
@ Geosciences / Permafrost Research
This Laboratory is part of:


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Permafrost Carbon and Nitrogen Lab (CarLa) focuses its efforts on the characterization of carbon and nitrogen vulnerability in thawing permafrost as well as carbon and nitrogen quantification and paleo-environmental reconstruction. The following parameters are recorded: bulk total carbon and nitrogen, total organic carbon and lipid biomarkers.


  • MPLC - Medium Pressure Liquid Chromatograph
  • ASE - Accelerated Solvent Extractor
  • Freeze Dryer
  • Evaporator

Analytical Methods

  • MPLC - Medium Pressure Liquid Chromatography

  • Total Organic Carbon
  • ASE - Accelerated Solvent Extraction

Laboratory Keywords

  • Total Carbon (TC)
  • Total Nitrogen (TN)