Petrology and Geodynamics

Rasmus Thiede

Heisenberg-Position

Ludewig-Meyn Str. 10, R. 450
Phone: +49(0) 431 880 2895
Telefax: +49(0) 431 880 4457
rasmus.thiede@ifg.uni-kiel.de

Research Interests

  • Structural geology and tectonics
    • structural and topographic evolution of mountain belts
    • coupling of tectonics, climate and erosion during orogenic evolution
    • gneiss dome evolution and syntectonic extension during convergence
  • Tectonic geomorphology
    • foreland basin evolution
    • fluvial and glacial erosion and sedimentology in orogenic belts
    • seismo tectonics and landscape evolution
  • Low-temperature chronology
    • apatite and zircon fission track and U-Th/He-dating
    • muscuvite and biotite 39Ar/40Ar-dating
  • Cenozoic evolution of the India Eurasian Collision
    • Himalaya - Pamir - Tibet

Publications - selected

  • Schildgen, T.F., van der Beek, P.A., Sinclair, H.D. and Thiede, R.C., 2018. Spatial correlation bias in late-Cenozoic erosion histories derived from thermochronology. Nature, 559(7712), p.89. https://www.nature.com/articles/s41586-018-0260-6
  • *Nennewitz, M., Thiede, R.C. and Bookhagen, B., 2018. Fault activity, tectonic segmentation, and deformation pattern of the western Himalaya on Ma timescales inferred from landscape morphology. Lithosphere 10 (5), 632-640 https://doi.org/10.1130/L681.1
  • Thiede, R.C., Robert, X., Stübner, K., Dey, S. and Faruhn, J., 2017. Sustained out-of-sequence shortening along a tectonically active segment of the Main Boundary thrust: The Dhauladhar Range in the northwestern Himalaya. Lithosphere, 9(5), pp.715-725.https://doi.org/10.1130/L630.1 Erratum: https://doi.org/10.1130/L630E.1
  • *Dey, S., Thiede, R.C., Schildgen, T., Wittmann, H., Bookhagen, B., Scherler, D., and Strecker, M., (2016). Holocene internal shortening within the northwest Sub-Himalaya: Out-of-sequence faulting of the Jwalamukhi Thrust, India: Tectonics, DOI: 10.1002/2015TC004002.
  • *Dey, S., Thiede, R.C., Schildgen, T.F., Wittmann, H., Bookhagen, B., Scherler, D., Jain, V. and Strecker, M.R., 2016. Climate-driven sediment aggradation and incision since the late Pleistocene in the NW Himalaya, India. Earth and Planetary Science Letters, 449, p.321-331. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.epsl.2016.05.050
  • Thiede, R.C., E. R. Sobel, J. Chen, L. M. Schoenbohm, D. F. Stockli, M. Sudo, and M. R. Strecker (2013). Late Cenozoic extension and crustal doming in the India-Eurasia collision zone: New thermochronologic constraints from the NE Chinese Pamir, Tectonics, V32/3 p. 763-779), https://doi.org/10.1002/tect.20050.
  • Thiede, R.C., and T. A. Ehlers (2013). Large spatial and temporal variations in Himalayan denudation, Earth Planet. Sci. Lett., 371–372(0), 278-293, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.epsl.2013.03.004.
  • *Deeken, A., Thiede, R.C., Sobel, E.R., Hourigan, J.K. and Strecker, M.R., (2011). Exhumational variability within the Himalaya of northwest India, Earth and Planetary Science Letters 305(1-2) pp. 103-114, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.epsl.2011.02.045.
  • *Hintersberger, E., Thiede, R.C., Strecker, M. R., and Hacker, B., (2010). E-W extension in the Northwestern Himalaya, NW India: GSA Bulletin v. 122; no. 9-10; p. 1499-1515; DOI: 10.1130/B26589.1.
  • Thiede, R.C., Arrowsmith, J. R., Bookhagen, B., McWilliams, M. O., Sobel, E. R., and Strecker, M. R., (2006). Dome formation and extension in the Tethyan Himalaya, Leo Pargil, NW-India: GSA-Bulletin v. 118, 5 pp. 635–650, DOI: 10.1130/B25872.1

Curriculum Vitae

 

             Academic Background

  • 2005 - PhD in Geology, Institute of Geosciences, Potsdam
  • 2001 – Diploma in Geology, Potsdam University & University of Vienna
  • 1997 - 'Vordiploma' in Earth Sciences, University of Vienna, Austria

            Professional Experience

  • Since 2019: Heisenberg-Researcher - the prestige’s faculty-preparation HEISENBERG-funding (3+2 years) of German Science foundation (DFG) (80-10-10% research-teaching (9h)-administration), Institute for Geociences, Christian-Albrecht-University Kiel, Germany.
  • 2018-2019: Lecturer (30-70-10% research-teaching (9h)-administration), Institute for Geociences, Christian-Albrecht-University Kiel, Germany.
  • 2013-2017: Postdoctoral Fellow (70-20-10% research-teaching (2h)-administration), Institute of Earth and Environmental Sciences, Potsdam University, Germany.
  • 2010-2012: 'Hochschulassistent' (Lecturer) (30-40-30% research-teaching (4h)-administration), Institute of Earth and Environmental Sciences, Potsdam University, Germany.
  • 2008-2009: Postdoctoral Fellow (90-10% research-administration), Dept. of Geological Sciences, ETH Zurich, Switzerland.
  • 2005-2006: Postdoctoral Researcher (65-20-15% research-teaching (2h)-administration), Institute of Geosciences, Potsdam University, Germany.

 

 

Teaching

  • 2018-2020: Isotopengeochemie und Altersbestimmung - Isotope Geochemistry and Geochronology (MNF-geow-MP5)
  • 2018-2020: MNF-geow-B406 - V: Geologie von Europa
  • 2018-2020: MNF-geow-B102 - V/PrÜ: Mineral- und Gesteinskurs
  • 2018-2020: MNF-geow-B306 - V: Einführung in die Strukturgeologie und Plattentektonik
  • 2016-2017: BScP01 Allgemeine Einführung in die Geowissenschaften
  • 2010-2017: Introductory Structural Geology, Lab Practicals, BSc Geosciences Module BScP17/BP11 – Übunge

 

 

Excursion

  • 2019: MNF-geow-BWP02 - PrÜ/GÜ: „Big field exercise – geologic mapping course – ophiolites of French Alps - Briançon, France (2 weeks).

  • 2018: MNF-geow-B406 - GÜ: Regionale Geologie – Cycle excursion to Bornholm, Denmark (6 days).
  • 2013: Leading an interdisciplinary PhD-Fieldschool Excursion to the Indian NW-Himalaya, joined by 15 PhD-students from Potsdam University and 2 PhD-students of the University of Delhi -17 days. Excursion-blog: http://www.uni-potsdam.de/up-entdecken/aktuelle-themen/up-unterwegs-reisetagebuecher/indien-himalaya-2013.html
  • 2013-2018: Excursion "From Extension to Convergence - Rhine Graben, Jura, Northern Alps", BSc Geosciences Module BScP17/BP11 - Excursion for Introduction to Structural Geology - 7 days
  • 2001, 2006, 2012: Introductory mapping and field geology course, 10 day

 

Research Awards and Distinction

  • 2019-2022: How is Himlayan topography maintain - where is crustal shortening accommondated? 3-year-Phd-project incl. travel and lab money, Funding source: German Science Foundation - (DFG# TH 1371/8-1)
  • 2018-2024: 3+2-year-future-faculty-fellowship (Heisenberg) by the German Research Foundation (DFG) (DFG# TH 1371/9-1)
  • 2013-2015: DAAD (German Adcadamic Exchange Service)-DST(Department for Science and Technology, India)-Followship – India-Germany Joint Research Collaboration for 2 years (PPP Indien m.d. DST ab 13 - DAAD#57035520).
  • 2012-2013: Invited scholarship as “Visiting Professor” at the Observatoire des Sciences de l'Univers de Grenoble for Apr-Jun 2013.
  • 2013-2016: 3-year-postdoc-fellowship "Eigene Stelle" awarded by the German Research Foundation (DFG# TH 1371/5-1)
  • 2010-2015: Contributed to renewal of Graduate School GRK1364 - Shaping Earth's Surface in a Variable Environment - Interactions between Tectonics, Climate, and Biosphere in the African-Asian Monsoonal Region
  • 2008: EPSL-Most Cited Paper 2004-2007 Award
  • 2007-2010: Contributed to Shaping Earth's Surface in a Variable Environment - Interactions between Tectonics, Climate, and Biosphere in the African-Asian Monsoonal Region - Graduate School GRK1364.
  • 2006-2008: 2-year-postdoc -fellowship "Eigene Stelle" awarded by the German Research Foundation, (DFG# TH 1371/1-1)

Teaching

 

  • 2018-2020: Isotopengeochemie und Altersbestimmung - Isotope Geochemistry and Geochronology (MNF-geow-MP5)
  • 2018-2020: MNF-geow-B406 - V: Geologie von Europa
  • 2018-2020: MNF-geow-B102 - V/PrÜ: Mineral- und Gesteinskurs
  • 2018-2020: MNF-geow-B306 - V: Einführung in die Strukturgeologie und Plattentektonik
  • 2016-2017: BScP01 Allgemeine Einführung in die Geowissenschaften
  • 2010-2017: Introductory Structural Geology, Lab Practicals, BSc Geosciences Module BScP17/BP11 – Übungen.

 

Excursions

  • 2019: MNF-geow-BWP02 - PrÜ/GÜ: „Big field exercise – geologic mapping course – ophiolites of French Alps - Briançon, France (2 weeks).
  • 2018: MNF-geow-B406 - GÜ: Regionale Geologie – Cycle excursion to Bornholm, Denmark (6 days).
  • 2013: Leading an interdisciplinary PhD-Fieldschool Excursion to the Indian NW-Himalaya, joined by 15 PhD-students from Potsdam University and 2 PhD-students of the University of Delhi -17 days. Excursion-blog: http://www.uni-potsdam.de/up-entdecken/aktuelle-themen/up-unterwegs-reisetagebuecher/indien-himalaya-2013.html
  • 2013-2018: Excursion "From Extension to Convergence - Rhine Graben, Jura, Northern Alps", BSc Geosciences Module BScP17/BP11 - Excursion for Introduction to Structural Geology - 7 days
  • 2001, 2006, 2012: Introductory mapping and field geology course, 10 days