Dr. Marthe Klöcking

DIGIS: Digital Geochemistry Infrastructure for GEOROC 2.0

The Digital Geochemical Data Infrastructure (DIGIS) concept of GEOROC 2.0 will continue and enhance the successful geochemical database GEOROC, previously curated by the Max Planck Institute for Chemistry, Mainz. Our objectives are to

  1. realign GEOROC with current and future demands in digital geochemical research, especially regarding FAIR data principles (findable, accessible, interoperable, reusable);

  2. provide this service with future-ready, adaptable IT infrastructure;

  3. identify, develop and recommend good-practice rules for the curation of physical sample materials linked to the GEOROC 2.0 platform.

More details and information on the DIGIS website. If you have any questions or comments, please do get in touch!

Research Interests

I am interested in upper mantle processes, in particular the melting of mantle rocks. My research focuses on reconstructing the depth and temperature of melt generation from the chemical composition of volcanic rocks. With the help of numerical modelling, I combine igneous geochemistry with thermodynamics, seismology, and geodynamics.

I have worked on modern intraplate volcanic provinces, e.g. in the western US and northeast Brazil, to quantify dynamic topography and the interplay between lithospheric thickness and elevated mantle potential temperatures. Most recently, I was focussing on the ca. 500 - 3,000 Ma old volcanism of Australia to assess lithospheric evolution, and its potential links to ore formation, through time and space.

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since 04/2021: Research Assistant, University Göttingen, Germany
04/2019 - 03/2021: Postdoctoral Fellow, Australian National University, Australia
10/2018 - 03/2019: DAAD Postdoctoral Scholar, Macquarie University, Australia
2018: PhD Earth Sciences, Bullard Laboratories, University of Cambridge, UK