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researcher , geology educator

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.


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.


  • Other Work

    • 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.

Fritz M.K. Kempe

Erika (Wiegand) Kempe

Christhild Marie-Luise Ketz.