Dr. Jan Schönig

I’m a postdoctoral scientist focussing on the reconstruction of metamorphic conditions from a detrital perspective. This includes the development and application of novel provenance techniques like mineral inclusion analysis and multivariate statistical discrimination by using machine-learning algorithms. All these approaches aim in tracing and understanding geodynamic regimes and their evolution through Earth’s history.

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Schönig J, Benner C, Meinhold G, von Eynatten H, Lünsdorf NK (2023): Detrital garnet petrology challenges Paleoproterozoic ultrahigh-pressure metamorphism in western Greenland. European Journal of Mineralogy 176, 98, https://doi.org/10.1007/s00410-021-01854-w.

Schönig J, von Eynatten H, Tolosana-Delgado R, Meinhold G (2021): Garnet major-element composition as an indicator of host-rock type: A machine-learning approach using the random forest classifier. Contributions to Mineralogy and Petrology 176, 86, https://doi.org/10.1007/s00410-021-01854-w.

Baldwin SL, Schönig J, Gonzalez JP, Davies H, von Eynatten H (2021): Garnet sand reveals rock recycling processes in the youngest exhumed high- and ultrahigh-pressure terrane on Earth. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences 118, e2017231118, https://doi.org/10.1073/pnas.2017231118.

Schönig J, von Eynatten H, Meinhold G, Lünsdorf NK (2019): Diamond and coesite inclusions in detrital garnet of the Saxonian Erzgebirge, Germany. Geology 47, 715–718, https://doi.org/10.1130/G46253.1.

Schönig J, Meinhold G, von Eynatten H, Lünsdorf NK (2018): Tracing ultrahigh-pressure metamorphism at the catchment scale. Scientific Reports 8, 2931, https://doi.org/10.1038/s41598-018-21262-8.