Birgit Hagedorn, PhD

University of Alaska Anchorage

Environment and Natural Resources Institute

Applied Science Engineering and Technology Laboratory

3211 Providence Drive

Anchorage, AK 99508


Professional Preparation:

University of Braunschweig, Germany Mineralogy, MS

University of Heidelberg, Isotope Geochemistry/Geochronology, PhD

University of Heildelberg, Isotope Geochemistry/Geochronology, PostDoc

Research Interests:

Low Temperature Geochemistry - Physical and Chemical Processes in Periglacial Landscapes in the Arctic and Antarctica - Chemical Weathering - Biogeochemical Cycles and Climate Change - Stable and Radiogenic Isotope Systematics in Geology -  Solute Transport in Permafrost - Fate and Transport of Contaminants in the Environment.



2006-present: University of Alaska Anchorage ASET Lab Manager, ENRI Research Professional

2002-2005: University of Washington, Quaternary Research Center, Seattle Visiting Scholar

1999-2001: University of Göttingen, Assistant Professor, Department of Geochemistry

1995-1998: Alfred Wegener Institute of  Polar and Marine Research, Potsdam, Research Scientist

1989-1992: University of Heilelberg, Reasearch Assistant ,

1988-1989: University of Braunschweig, Research Assistant


Field Work:

Antarctica (McMurdo Dry Valleys) - NE India (Arunachal Pradesh) -  Greenland (Thule, Zackenberg, Kangerlusuaq, Sermilik) – Svalbard (Ny Alesund) – Siberia (Taymyr Peninsular)


Classes taught

Introduction to Mineralogy - Global Biogeochemical Cycles - Application of Isotopes in Catchment Studies - Quantitative Geochemistry - Field Class Arctic Hydrology - Introduction to Geochemistry - Inorganic Chemistry



 Crossing the Siang (NE India)