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Stephan Friedrich Johannes Kempe

Stephan Friedrich Johannes Kempe, German geology educator, researcher. Recipient 1st prize Jugend Forscht, Hamburg, 1968, 69, grant Studienstiftung des deutschen Volkes, Germany, 1974-1976. Fellow National Speleological Society; member DAAK Goanl.


  • Kempe, Stephan Friedrich Johannes was born on August 24, 1949 in Hamburg, Germany. Son of Fritz M.K. and Erika (Wiegand) Kempe.

  • Education

    • Diploma in Geology, University Hamburg, Germany, 1974. Doctor of Natural Sciences, University Hamburg, Germany, 1976.


    • Researcher geology University Hamburg, 1976-1983, senior researcher geology, 1983-1993. Professor physical geology University Darmstadt, Germany, since 1994. Coordinator transport of carbon and minerals in major world rivers Science Committee on Problems of the Environment/United Nations Environment Program, 1980-1988.

      Member science steering committee Land/Ocean Interactions in the Coastal Zone/International Geosphere/Biosphere Programme-Global Change, 1991-1997. Member science committee IGBP/Global Change, 1993-1998. Principal investigator Projects of German Research Council, since 1990.


    • Co-author, co-editor: The Global Carbon Cycle, 1979, Transport of Carbon and Minerals in Major World Rivers, 7 vols., 1983-1992, Biogeochemistry of Major World Rivers, 1991. Contributor over 200 articles to professional journals.


    Fellow National Speleological Society. Member DAAK Goanl.


    • Married Christhild Marie-Luise Ketz.
    • father: Fritz M.K. Kempe
    • mother: Erika (Wiegand) Kempe
    • spouse: Christhild Marie-Luise Ketz.
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    Born August 24, 1949
    (age 68)
    • 1974
      University Hamburg
    • 1976
      University Hamburg
    • 1994
      professor, physical geology University Darmstadt