Dipl. Geol. Annika Szameitat, Ph.D.

Department of Neotectonics and Thermochronology
E-mail - work: szameitatirsm.cas.cz
Phone - work: +420 266 009 325
Office: 521 (building: C, floor: 4)
Institute of Rock Structure and Mechanics of the Czech Academy of Sciences
V Holesovickach 41
182 09, Prague 8
Czech Republic
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Scope of Activities

Thermochronology lab leader
Low temperature thermochronology
Exhumation and landscape evolution
Structural geology

Higher education

2011 - 2016 PhD at the University of Leicester, UK

PhD Thesis: ‘The Rise and Erosion of the South Eastern Canadian Cordillera – Cenozoic Cooling, Exhumation and Elevation of the Columbia Mountains and Southern Rocky Mountains in Western Canada from Low-Temperature Thermochronology’

2009 - 2010 Erasmus study abroad at University of Bristol, UK

2005 - 2011 Diplom (MSc) in Geosciences at Eberhard-Karls-Universität Tübingen, Germany

DiplomThesis: ‘Quantifying Spatial Variations in Glacial Erosion with Detrital Thermochronology: Insights from the Coast Mountains, British Columbia, Canada’

Research Interests

• Temporal and spatial evolution of exhumation of the Canadian Cordillera
• Quantification of the timing and rates of exhumation of mountain ranges in combination with their structural and tectonic evolution
• Thermochronology methodology and development, particularly noble gas ((U-Th)/He) and fission track dating on both apatite and zircon

Work/Research Experience

2011-2016: PhD candidate teaching assistant at University of Leicester, teaching in both classroom and field modules
August 2009: Research Assistant on the Arctic research expedition MSM09/2. The role involved researching the modern and fossil plankton populations of Baffin Bay and the Labrador Sea.
2008-2009: Student Research Assistant in Thermochronology (University of Tuebingen), Responsible for sample selection and teaching of selection process to visitors and students within the Thermochronology/Geodynamics Group
2008-2009: Student Research Assistant in Structural Geology (University of Tuebingen)
2007-2008: Student Research Assistant in Paleontology at University of Tuebingen, Assisting in analysis of Quaternary Sands from China.


2016: CETEG best student poster presentation (200€)
2014: AGU student travel grant recipient (covering of travel costs to attend AGU)


Szameitat A., B.Guest, R.Parrish, F.Stuart, A.Carter, S.Fishwick (2014) Two Phase Cenozoic Exhumation of the Columbia Mountains, Canada, Caused by Lithosphere Delamination, Central European Tectonics Group (CETEG) annual meeting, April 2016, (Poster)

Ehlers T.A., A. Szameitat, E. Enkelmann, B.J. Yanites and G. Woodsworth (2015) Identifying Spatial Variations in Glacial Catchment Erosion with Detrital Thermochronology, J. Geophys. Res. Earth Surf., doi:10.1002/2014JF003432

Szameitat A., R.Parrish, F.Stuart, A.Carter, S.Fishwick (2014) Cenozoic Exhumation of the Western Canadian Rocky Mountains, AGU annual fall meeting, San Francisco, December 2014, (Poster)

Szameitat A., R.Parrish, F.Stuart, A.Carter, S.Fishwick (2014) Rapid Oligocene Exhumation of the Western Canadian Rocky Mountains, 14th International Conference on Thermochronology, Chamonix, September 2014, (Poster)

Szameitat A., R.Parrish, F.Stuart, A.Carter, S.Fishwick (2013) Late Cenozoic Uplift of the Canadian Rocky Mountains, Tectonic Studies Group annual meeting, Leeds, January 2013, (Poster)

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