Dr.  Tobias Kluge Universität Heidelberg, Kommunikation und Marketing

Dr. Tobias Kluge

  • Institut für Angewandte Geowissenschaften 
    Professur für Geochemie & Lagerstättenkunde

    KIT - Karlsruher Institut für Technologie
    Campus Süd
    Adenauerring 20b, Gebäude 50.40
    76131 Karlsruhe 

My research interests are situated in the field of isotope geochemistry, applied geosciences and environmental physics. A particular focus is the fundamental understanding of isotope systems (e.g., Weise and Kluge, 2020) and the application of innovative tools for determination of quantitative geosciences information. Examples are carbonate clumped isotopes (Δ47), which can directly provide mineral formation temperatures (Kluge et al., 2015), and fluid inclusion isotopes that allow to study the mineral-forming fluid.

Current projects attempt to better characterize hydrothermal systems (Kalb et al., 2020), assess the scaling potential in geothermal systems (Boch et al., 2016), contribute to the understanding of mineral formation (Quandt et al., 2019; Dietzel et al., 2020) and ore-forming systems (Boch et al., 2018) and help to extract temperature and rainfall information from paleoclimate archives (Zhang et al., 2018; Kluge and Schuh, 2019). Beyond proxy applications, we intend to develop novel analytical approaches such as laser-spectroscopic isotopologue measurements (see Prokhorov et al., 2019a, b).


A Unified Clumped Isotope Thermometer Calibration (0.5–1,100°C) Using Carbonate‐Based Standardization.
Anderson, N. T.; Kelson, J. R.; Kele, S.; Daëron, M.; Bonifacie, M.; Horita, J.; Mackey, T. J.; John, C. M.; Kluge, T.; Petschnig, P.; Jost, A. B.; Huntington, K. W.; Bernasconi, S. M.; Bergmann, K. D.
2021. Geophysical research letters, 48 (7), No: e2020GL092069. doi:10.1029/2020GL092069
InterCarb: A Community Effort to Improve Interlaboratory Standardization of the Carbonate Clumped Isotope Thermometer Using Carbonate Standards.
Bernasconi, S. M.; Daëron, M.; Bergmann, K. D.; Bonifacie, M.; Meckler, A. N.; Affek, H. P.; Anderson, N.; Bajnai, D.; Barkan, E.; Beverly, E.; Blamart, D.; Burgener, L.; Calmels, D.; Chaduteau, C.; Clog, M.; Davidheiser‐Kroll, B.; Davies, A.; Dux, F.; Eiler, J.; Elliott, B.; Fetrow, A. C.; Fiebig, J.; Goldberg, S.; Hermoso, M.; Huntington, K. W.; Hyland, E.; Ingalls, M.; Jaggi, M.; John, C. M.; Jost, A. B.; Katz, S.; Kelson, J.; Kluge, T.; Kocken, I. J.; Laskar, A.; Leutert, T. J.; Liang, D.; Lucarelli, J.; Mackey, T. J.; Mangenot, X.; Meinicke, N.; Modestou, S. E.; Müller, I. A.; Murray, S.; Neary, A.; Packard, N.; Passey, B. H.; Pelletier, E.; Petersen, S.; Piasecki, A.; Schauer, A.; Snell, K. E.; Swart, P. K.; Tripati, A.; Upadhyay, D.; Vennemann, T.; Winkelstern, I.; Yarian, D.; Yoshida, N.; Zhang, N.; Ziegler, M.
2021. Geochemistry, geophysics, geosystems, 22 (5), Art.Nr.e2020GC009588. doi:10.1029/2020GC009588VolltextVolltext der Publikation als PDF-Dokument
Fracture dolomite as an archive of continental palaeo-environmental conditions.
Baldermann, A.; Mittermayr, F.; Bernasconi, S. M.; Dietzel, M.; Grengg, C.; Hippler, D.; Kluge, T.; Leis, A.; Lin, K.; Wang, X.; Zünterl, A.; Boch, R.
2020. Communications earth & environment, 1 (1), 35. doi:10.1038/s43247-020-00040-3VolltextVolltext der Publikation als PDF-Dokument
Oxygen and clumped isotope fractionation during the formation of Mg calcite via an amorphous precursor.
Dietzel, M.; Purgstaller, B.; Kluge, T.; Leis, A.; Mavromatis, V.
2020. Geochimica et cosmochimica acta, 276, 258–273. doi:10.1016/j.gca.2020.02.032VolltextVolltext der Publikation als PDF-Dokument
CO-HO isotope exchange rates up to 150 °C – Experimental study and application to hydrothermal CO.
Kalb, M.; Kluge, T.; Eckhardt, H.; Weise, A.; Prokhorov, I.; Kraml, M.; Eiche, E.; Neumann, T.
2020. Geochimica et cosmochimica acta, 269, 167–183. doi:10.1016/j.gca.2019.10.023
Speleothem record from Pentadactylos cave (Cyprus): new insights into climatic variations during MIS 6 and MIS 5 in the Eastern Mediterranean.
Nehme, C.; Kluge, T.; Verheyden, S.; Nader, F.; Charalambidou, I.; Weissbach, T.; Gucel, S.; Cheng, H.; Edwards, R. L.; Satterfield, L.; Eiche, E.; Claeys, P.
2020. Quaternary science reviews, 250, Art.-Nr.: 106663. doi:10.1016/j.quascirev.2020.106663
Die Travertine von Böttingen und Laichingen (Miozän, mittlere Schwäbische Alb) – Archive für ein Paläo-Thermalwassersystem.
Ufrecht, W.; Kluge, T.
2020. Zeitschrift der Deutschen Gesellschaft für Geowissenschaften, 171 (3), 365–389. doi:10.1127/zdgg/2020/0229
Isotope exchange rates in dissolved inorganic carbon between 40 °C and 90 °C.
Weise, A.; Kluge, T.
2020. Geochimica et cosmochimica acta, 268, 56–72. doi:10.1016/j.gca.2019.09.032
Aragonite-calcite veins of the ‘Erzberg’ iron ore deposit (Austria): Environmental implications from young fractures.
Boch, R.; Wang, X.; Kluge, T.; Leis, A.; Lin, K.; Pluch, H.; Mittermayr, F.; Baldermann, A.; Böttcher, M. E.; Dietzel, M.
2019. (A. Brasier, Hrsg.)Sedimentology, 66 (2), 604–635. doi:10.1111/sed.12500VolltextVolltext der Publikation als PDF-Dokument
Laser Absorption Spectroscopy of Rare and Doubly Substituted Carbon Dioxide Isotopologues.
Prokhorov, I.; Kluge, T.; Janssen, C.
2019. Analytical chemistry, 91 (24), 15491–15499. doi:10.1021/acs.analchem.9b03316
Optical clumped isotope thermometry of carbon dioxide.
Prokhorov, I.; Kluge, T.; Janssen, C.
2019. Scientific reports, 9 (1), Article No. 4765. doi:10.1038/s41598-019-40750-zVolltextVolltext der Publikation als PDF-Dokument
Providing reliable data? Combining scientific and historical perspectives on flooding events in medieval and early modern Nuremberg (1400-–1800).
Kluge, T.; Schuh, M.
2019. Making the medieval relevant : how medieval studies contribute to improving our understanding of the present. Ed.: C. Jones, 31–44, De Gruyter
Deccan volcanism caused coupled pCO2 and terrestrial temperature rises, and pre-impact extinctions in northern China.
Zhang, L.; Wang, C.; Wignall, P. B.; Kluge, T.; Wan, X.; Wang, Q.; Gao, Y.
2018. Geology, 46 (3), 271–274. doi:10.1130/G39992.1
Geothermal carbonate scaling: forensic studies applying high-resolution geochemical methods.
Boch, R.; Szanyi, J.; Leis, A.; Mindszenty, A.; Deak, J.; Kluge, T.; Hippler, D.; Demeny, A.; Dietzel, M.
2016. Proceedings of the European Geothermal Congress, Strasbourg, Frankreich, 19 th - 24th Sep 2016, European Geothermal Energy Council