Dr. Andres Rüggeberg


My research focuses on cold-water coral reefs and carbonate mound structures of the Recent Ocean and through Earth history. Cold-water corals are valuable archives for intermediate and deep-water environmental settings, which can be reconstructed using stable isotopes and element ratios. To understand these systems, it is fundamental to integrate physical, biological and chemical oceanography, bio- and geochemistry, sedimentology, geophysics, and paleoceanography. For this, I use research vessels, manned submersibles, remotely operated vehicles, and lander technology to collect samples and environmental data within different international projects.

Phone: +41 26 300 89 88 | E-mail: andres.rueggeberg(at)unifr.ch | Office: 2.304