In 2010 Jens Kirstein completed his Master of Science degree in Geological Studies at the Freie Universität Berlin. For the past three years, he was a member of the International Max Planck Research School for Global Biogeochemical Cycles (IMPRS _BGC) in Jena. Currently he is working on his Ph.D. at the Friedrich Schiller University in Jena. His research topic is the landscape evolution of the Saale valley in the last 800,000 years with respect to carbonate rock weathering and mass transfer.
In the project »Anthropocene kitchen« he researches the relevant historical, current and future geological and geo-biological resource, energy and material flows in the area of the kitchen. The focus lies on the modelling / representation of systemic resource connections and their dynamic.