Biography: Natalie Vögeli

My project:

The influence of climate on the sedimentary record of the Himalayas

Working with:

Peter van der Beek                                                                                                                            Pascale Huyghe                                                                                                                                  Yani Najman

Host organization:

ISTerre, Université Joseph Fourier, UJF, Grenoble, France

Native country:

Switzerland

Graduated from:

MSc & BSc — ETH Zürich

Contacts:

Email: natalie.voegeli@ujf-grenoble.fr                                                                            

Doctoral research:

The focus of my PhD is to better understand the climatic change from mid-miocene until holocene and ist interaction with tectonic events. Therefore I'm working on sedimentary sections within the Siwalik Group which are well dated by magnetostratigraphy. I will apply different methods, such as hydrogen and carbon isotopes on alkanes and whole rock geochemistry and mineralogy to constrain weathering rates and intensities. As climate, especially monsoon inetnsity varies laterally, I'm comparing a well-exposed section from the far eastern Himalaya in Aruanchal Pradesh to one in the western Himalayas in Himachal Pradesh. My results I will put in context with already existing data of exhumation rates and if existing erosion rates.

Publications:

Anelize Bahniuk, Judith A. McKenzie, Edoardo Perri, Tomaso R. R. Bontognali, Natalie Vögeli, Carlos Eduardo Rezende, Thiago Pessanha Rangel & Crisogono Vasconcelos [2015]. Characterization of environmental conditions during microbial Mg-carbonate precipitation and early diagenetic dolomite crust formation: Brejo do Espinho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. In: Bosence, D. W. J., Gibbons, K. A., le Heron, D. P., Morgan, W. A., Pritchard, T. & Vining, B. A. (eds) Microbial Carbonates in Space and Time: Implications for Global Exploration and Production. Geological Society, London, Special Publications, 418.

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