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Andreas Mulch

EARTH SURFACE PROCESSES AND PALEOCLIMATE WORKING GROUP:
Prof. Dr. Andreas Mulch
Iryna Yashchenko (Secretary)

Nicoló Ardenghi (PhD Student)
Kerstin Bauer  (PhD Student)
Dr. Aude Gébelin (PostDoc)
Silvia Hannig (student assistant)
Alexandra Hellwig (joint PhD Student with Voigt/Pross)
Emilija Krsnik (MSc)
Tina Lüdecke (PhD student)
Katharina Methner (PhD student)
Dr. Vanesa Nieto-Moreno (PostDoc)
Patrick Nowara (student assistant)
Fabian Schemmel (PhD student)
Ulrich Treffert (Technician)

Former employees:
Dr. Marion Campani (PostDoc)
Dr. Tamás Mikes (PostDoc)

Contact:
Biodiversity and Climate Research Centre (BiK-F)
Senckenberganlage 25
D-60325 Frankfurt am Main
Germany

Phone: +49 69 7542 1881
Fax: +49 69 7542 7906
E-Mail: andreas.mulch(at)senckenberg.de
 mulch(at)em.uni-frankfurt.de

Office: Georg-Voigt-Str. 14-16, Ebene 1, Raum 1.11
Lab: Altenhöferallee 1, D-60438 Frankfurt am Main

 

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Prof. Dr. Andreas Mulch

Vice-Director

A2.10: EARTH SURFACE PROCESSES AND PALEOCLIMATE DYNAMICS
A2.11: STABLE ISOTOPE PALEOCLIMATE RECONSTRUCTIONS
A2.14: SAVANNA DEVELOPMENT 
A2.20: BIOMARKER & PALEOCLIMATE

Research Interests

My primary research interest is the interplay between the processes that shape the Earth’s surface and their geodynamic counterparts at depth, in particular interactions between climate, landscape evolution, and mountain building. The terrestrial biosphere plays an important role in various aspects of this research including controls on the global carbon cycle, atmospheric moisture transport, and weathering and erosion. My current research involves the use of isotopes as tracers of (bio-)geochemical processes from the ecosystem to the orogen scale with a particular focus on the Cenozoic evolution of coupled climatic and tectonic processes. Projects currently underway include stable isotope paleoaltimetry and reconstruction of Cenozoic terrestrial paleoclimate in western North America, the Andes, the Alps, and the Anatolian Plateau including the Eastern Mediterranean region.

Short CV

Since 05/2014 Cox Visiting Professor, Stanford University
Since 2013 Vice-Director General, Senckenberg Research Institute and Natural History Museums
Since 2012 Member of Board of Directors, Senckenberg Research Institute and Natural History Museums
Since 2010 Vice-Director, Biodiversity and Climate Research Centre (BiK-F)
Since 2010 Full Professor, Goethe University Frankfurt/Main, Institute of Geoscience
2007 - 2010 Director & Associate Professor, Leibniz University Hannover, Institute of Geology
2004 - 2006 Research Associate, Geological and Environmental Sciences, Stanford University, USA
2004 - 2005 Post doctoral Research Associate, Geology and Geophysics, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis and Stanford University, USA
2004 Doctorate in Geochemistry (Dr. ès sciences) Université de Lausanne, Switzerland
1999 Diploma in Geology (Dipl. Geol.) University of Giessen, Germany

Current Projects
Neogene to Quaternary tectono-geomorphic Evolution and paleo-hydrology of the South Central Andes, NW Argentina, DFG (2012-2014)

How is rifting exhuming the youngest high-pressure and ultrahigh-pressure rocks on earth? U.S. NSF Continental Dynamics (coord. S. Baldwin, Syracuse)

Central Anatolian Tectonics (CD-CAT) U.S. NSF Continental Dynamics (coord. D. Whitney, Minnesota)

Stable isotope paleoaltimetry and paleoclimate reconstructions of Late Cenozoic surface uplift of the Anatolian Plateau ESF-DFG TopoEurope (2009-2012)

Stable isotope paleoaltimetry amd surface uplift of the Neogene Alps ESF-DFG TopoEurope (2009-2012)

Recovering surface uplift histories and climate dynamics of the Cenozoic North American Cordillera through integrated climate modeling, sedimentology, stable isotopic and cooling age studies (PI Chamberlain,Stanford)  (2010-2013)

Cenozoic Migration of Topography in the North American Cordillera Recorded in Coupled Basin-Detachment  Systems U.S. NSF EAR (2006-2011)

 

Professional Activities
2009 Associate Editor American Journal of Science
2009 Beirat der Geologischen Vereinigung

Honors and Awards

2013 Cox Visiting Professor, Stanford University

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Publications

Unterlagen zur Lehre Prof. A. Mulch WS13/14