Dr Katharina Hochmuth

Katharina HochmuthIODP Research Associate

Direct Contact:
E: kh355@le.ac.uk

Research Interests

I joinend the University of Leicester School of Geography, Geology and the Environment at the beginning of 2019 as an IODP (International Ocean Discovery Program) research associate. I am working here as part of the ECORD Science Operator (ESO) to acquire petrophysical data on drill cores as well as down-hole logging data. My current research focuses on understanding sediment depositional patterns and linking borehole information to other geophysical data such as reflection seismic data.

I earned a BSc in Geosciences and a MSc in Marine Geosciences at the University of Bremen (Germany) with a focus on geophysics and sedimentology. During my PhD thesis I studied the crustal structure and emplacement scenarios of Large Igneous Provinces  as well as their role in the platetectonic cycle. For my postdoctoral research, I refocused on sedimentary processes and paleobathymetric reconstructions especially within the Southern Ocean. I am especially interested in the interplay between the continental ice sheet and the sedimentation within the marine realm.


  • Hochmuth, K. and Gohl, K., Growth of Antarctic continental shelves since establishment of a continent-wide ice sheet: patterns and mechanisms, 2019, Paleogeography, Paleoclimatology, Paleoecology, 520, pp. 44-54, doi:10.1016/j.palaeo.2019.01.025

  • Hochmuth K., Gohl, K., Uenzelmann-Neben, G. and Werner, R., Multiphase magmatic and tectonic evolution of a Large Igneous Province - evidence from the crustal structure of the Manihiki Plateau, Western Pacific, 2019, Tectonophysics, 750, pp. 434-457, doi: 10.1016/j.tecto.2018.11.014

  • Straume, E.O., Gaina, C., Medvedev, S., Hochmuth, K., Gohl, K., Whittaker, J.M., Abdul Fattah, R., Doornenbal, J.C.,Hopper, J.R., GlobSed: Updated Total Sediment Thickness in the World’s Oceans, 2019, Geochemistry, Geophysics, Geosystems, doi:10.1029/2018GC008115

  • Hochmuth, K. and Gohl, K., Collision of Manihiki Plateau fragments to accretional margins of northern Andes and Antarctic Peninsula, 2017, Tectonics, 36, pp. 229- 240, doi:10.1002/2016TC004333

  • Hochmuth, K. , Gohl, K., Uenzelmann-Neben, G., Playing jigsaw with Large Igneous Provinces - A plate tectonic reconstruction of Ontong Java Nui, West Pacific, 2015, Geochemistry, Geophysics, Geosystems, 16,(11), pp. 3789-3807, doi:10.1002/2015GC006036

  • Hochmuth, K. and Gohl, K., Glaciomarine sedimentation dynamics of the Abbot glacial trough of the Amundsen Sea Embayment shelf, West Antarctica, 2013, Hambrey, M. J., P. Barker, P. Barrett, V. Bowman, B. Davies, J. Smellie, M. Tranter (editors) In: Antarctic Palaeoenvironments and Earth-Surface Processes, Geological Society, London, Special Publications ; 381, London, Geological Society of London, ISBN: 2041-4927,pp. 233-244, doi:10.1144/SP381.21

  • Gohl, K. , Uenzelmann-Neben, G. , Larter, R. D. , Hillenbrand, C. D. , Hochmuth, K. , Kalberg, T. , Weigelt, E. , Davy, B. , Kuhn, G. and Nitsche, F. O, Seismic stratigraphic record of the Amundsen Sea Embayment shelf from pre-glacial to recent times: Evidence for a dynamic West Antarctic ice sheet, 2013, Marine Geology, 344, pp. 115-131, doi:10.1016/j.margeo.2013.06.011

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