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    Dr. Károly Németh,

    Budapest, 3rd April 1969, New Zealand and Hungarian (EU) Citizen
    Senior Research Officer;
    Massey University, INR-CS, Volcanic Risk Solutions, PO Box 11 222, Palmerston North,
    Tel: 06-356-9099 ext. 7389, Fax: 06-350-5632, Email: k.nemeth@massey.ac.nz

    Web Links

    http://volcanic.massey.ac.nz/aboutus/staff/nemeth.html
    http://www.knemeth-volcano.fw.hu/

    Education

    2003 – University of Western Hungary, Sopron – PhD [Environmental Science]
    2001 - University of Otago, Dunedin, New Zealand – PhD [Geology]
    1995 - Eötvös University, Budapest – MSc [Geology]

    Academic Achievements and Awards


    2011-2013 - VORiSA - "Volcanic Risk in Saudi Arabia" - AI
    2009-2012 – FRST IIOF International Link Project – New Zealand – Korea - AI
    2010 – Massey University Research Fund – “Intraplate volcanism in the Chatham Islands, SW Pacific”
    2009 – Massey University Research Medals 2009 - Team Award –Volcanic Risk Solutions
    2009 - – Royal Society of New Zealand Science ISAT Argentina,
    “Role of phreatomagmatism in mafic explosive volcanism in Northern Patagonia and Auckland Volcanic Field” Collaboration with Prof Dr Corina Risso – University of Buenos Aires, Argentina.
    2008 – Royal Society of New Zealand - JSPS Japan – Cooperation Project,
    "Subaqueous silicic caldera forming eruptions in the Pacific; Comparison study of the Kikai Caldera, Japan, and SW-Pacific examples" (Dr Fukashi Maneo, University of Tokyo, Japan)
    2007 – Royal Society of New Zealand Science ISAT Korea,
    "The role of volcano-sedimentary processes in the growth of volcanic islands: a comparison between volcanic islands of the East (Japan) Sea and SW Pacific " (Prof Dr Young Kwan Sohn, Gyeongsang University, Jinju, Korea)
    2008 - New Zealand Science and Technology Bridging to Employment Grant, Massey University,
    2007 – OTKA- Hungarian Science Foundation – Elet es Tudomany (Budapest) Distinction Award of Best Popular Science Article
    2005 - 2008 - New Zealand Science and Technology Post-doctoral Fellowship, Massey University,
    "Large mafic plinian and hydromagmatic eruptions in the Southwest Pacific" (under mentorship of Dr. Shane Cronin)
    2005 September – Hungarian Academy of Sciences, Szádeczky-Kardos Award I. Grade, Budapest, Hungary
    2005 - Fulbright Research Fellowship, Boise State University, Boise, Idaho, USA
    "Mio/Pliocene phreatomagmatic volcanism in Idaho in association with a changing fluvio-lacustrine environment" (Dr. Craig White, Boise and Prof. Dr. Marty Godchaux, Moscow)
    2004 January – two years bilateral project [project leader in Hungarian side] Science and Technology Cooperation - Argentina - Hungary “Vent and crater structures, erosion history and geochemical evolution of monogenetic volcanoes in intracontinental volcanic fields in Patagonia and in the Pannonian Basin: a comparison study” (Dr. Karoly Nemeth, Prof. Dr. Miguel Haller)
    2004 September – Ministry of Education AMFK, Magyary Zoltán Post-Doctoral Fellowship Second Year Extension
    2003 September – Ministry of Education AMFK, Magyary Zoltán Post-Doctoral Fellowship
    2002 December – DFG fund for study pyroclastic deposits associated with the Jurassic Large Igneous Province (La Negra) in Northern Chile (Prof. Dr. Christoph Breitkreuz and Dr. Karoly Nemeth)
    2002 September – Hungarian Academy of Sciences, Szádeczky-Kardos Award I. Grade, Budapest, Hungary
    2002 January – two years bilateral project [project co-leader in Hungarian side] BMBL (German Environmental Ministry Office Project) Exchange Program “Miocene silisic, large-volume volcanism in North-East Hungary” (Dr. Ulrike Martin, Prof. Dr. Christoph Breitkreuz and Dr. Szabolcs Harangi)
    2002 January - for two years term [project leader] DAAD German Academic Exchange Program “Mio/Pliocene intracontinental, alkaline basaltic volcanism in the western Pannonian Basin” collaboration between the Geological Institute of Hungary and TU-Bergakademia, Freiberg, Germany (Dr. Ulrike Martin, Prof. Dr. Christoph Breitkreuz)
    1996 - Pro Renovanda Hungariae Foundation - “Students for Science” Award, Budapest
    1996 - Eötvös University, Peregrinatio II, Postgraduate Visiting Fellowship to New Zealand
    1995 Pro Scientia Gold Medal, and Eötvös Award, Eötvös University Budapest

    Language skills

    Hungarian – native language; English – high advanced; Bislama – intermediate; Russian – basic; German – basic; Spanish – basic; Samoan - basic

    Employment and research experiences

    2010/01 – Massey University, Institute of Natural Resources, Palmerston North – Senior Research Officer
    2008/03 – 2010/01 – Massey University, Institute of Natural Resources, Palmerston North – Research Officer
    2005/03 – 2008/03 - Massey University, Institute of Natural Resources, Palmerston North - New Zealand Science and Technology Post-doctoral Fellowship
    2004/09 - 200509 - Eötvös University, Department of Regional Geology, Budapest - Magyary Zoltán Post-doctoral Fellowship - extension
    2003/09 – 2004/09 - Eötvös University, Department of Regional Geology, Budapest - Magyary Zoltán Post-doctoral Fellowship
    2003/01 – 2004/09 Geological Institute of Hungary, Budapest – Senior Researcher
    2001/09 – 2003/01 - Geological Institute of Hungary, Budapest – Independent Researcher on Contract including Mapping Geologists and Volcanologist in Libya
    2001/06 – 2001/09 - University of Otago, Dunedin, New Zealand – Bridging Grant Post Doctoral Scholarship
    2001/04 - 2001/06 - Geological Institute of Hungary - Independent Researcher on Contract
    1998/03 – 2001/03 - University of Otago, Dunedin, New Zealand – PhD Research Student
    1996/09 – 1998/03 - University of Otago, Dunedin, New Zealand – Research Assistant
    1995/09 – 1996/08 - Geological Institute of Hungary, Budapest, Limnology Department – Research Assistant

    Member of:

    International Association of Volcanology and Chemistry of Earth Interior (IAVCEI); International Association of Sedimentologist (IAS); Geological Society of New Zealand (GSNZ); American Geophysical Union (AGU); Commission Leader of the IAVCEI Commission on Volcanogenic Sediments since 2004; Commission Leader of the IAVCEI Commission on Monogenetic Volcanism since 2009; President of the Hungarian Magmatic Stratigraphy Commission (2004-2006); National Correspondence Person of New Zealand for IAS since 2008.

    Manuscript reviewer (regular) for:

    Central European Geology; Földtani Közlony, Budapest; Journal of Volcanology and Geothermal Research; International Journal of Earth Sciences; Sedimentology; GSA Bulletin; Geology; Sedimentary Geology; Central European Journal of Geosciences; Bulletin of Volcanology; Journal of South American Earth Sciences, Geological Magazine

    Referee for Research Proposals, Research Thesis

    PhD – 1thesis (Uni Canterbury)
    BSc Hons – 1 thesis (Uni Waikato)
    Petroleum Research Fund – 2010 – 1 proposal
    Australian Research Council 2002 – 1 proposal
    Hungarian Science Foundation 10 proposals since 2002
    National Science Foundation since 2007 – 3 proposals
    Slovak Science Foundation 2010 – 1 proposal
    Magyary Zoltan Post-doctoral Fellowship (Budapest) 13 since 2005
    Participated in 3 and was leader of 1 Hungarian Science Foundation Projects

    Session Chair in a Conference

    International Association of Volcanology and Chemistry of the Earth Interior 2nd International Maar Conference, Hungary – Slovakia – Germany, 2004
    International Association of Sedimentologists, Fukuoka, Japan, September 2006
    New Zealand Geological Society Annual Meeting, 2006, Palmerston North, New Zealand
    IUGG 2007, Perugia, Italy - VS017 and VS022 sessions
    International Association of Volcanology and Chemistry of the Earth Interior 3rd International Maar Conference, Argentina, 2009
    New Zealand Geological Society Annual Meeting, 2009, Oamaru, New Zealand
    7th World Congress on Geomorphology, Melbourne, Australia, 2009
    American Geophysical Union Fall Meeting, San Francisco, 2009
    European Geoscience Union, Vienna, Austria, 2010
    XIXth Congress of the Carpath-Balkan Geological Association, Thessaloniki, Greece, 2010
    International Union of Geodesy and Geophysics, Melbourne, Australia, 2011

    Editor of Special Volumes

    Geological Society of London Special Publications (in progress due date end of 2011 early 2012)
    “Mixed Siliciclastic-Volcaniclastic Depositional Systems”
    M. Sacchi, K. Németh, de Vita, Di Vito, F. Molisso (eds)

    Geomorphology Special Volume (in progress due by the end of 2011)
    “Volcanic Geomorphology”
    J-C Thouret, K Nemeth (eds)

    Journal of Volcanology and Geothermal Research Special Volume, 2011
    “From Maars to Scoria Cones: the Enigma of Monogenetic Volcanic Fields”
    K Németh, C Siebe, MJ Haller (eds)

    Journal of Volcanology and Geothermal Research Special Volume, 2008
    “Mafic explosive volcanism”
    J Taddeucci, O Spieler, K Németh (eds)

    Journal of Volcanology and Geothermal Research Special Volume, 2007
    “Maar-diatreme volcanism”
    U Martin, K Németh, JDL White, V Lorenz (eds)

    Sedimentary Geology Special Volume, 2009
    “Source to sink: volcaniclastic sedimentation in and around the Pacific”
    K Németh, V Manville, K Kano (eds)

    Editorial Board Member of

    Bulletin of Volcanology (Springer, Heidelberg, Germany) since 2010
    Journal of Volcanology and Geothermal Research (Elsevier, Amsterdam, Holland) since 2009;
    Central European Journal of Geosciences since (Versita – Springer, Warsaw, Poland) 2008;
    The Open Geology Journal (Bentham Science, Dubai, UAE) since 2007

    Selected Publications

    Németh K, Haller MJ, Siebe C., 2011. Maars and scoria cones: the enigma of monogenetic volcanic fields Journal of Volcanology and Geothermal Research 201(1-4): v – viii. [I.F. (2009) - 1.921]
    Geshi N, Németh K, Oikawa T., 2011. Growth of phreatomagmatic explosion craters: A model inferred from Suoana crater in Miyakejima Volcano, Japan. Journal of Volcanology and Geothermal Research 201(1-4): 30-38. [I.F. (2009) - 1.921] (doi:10.1016/j.jvolgeores.2010.11.012)
    Németh, K, Cronin, S.J., 2011. Drivers of explosivity and elevated hazard in basaltic fissure eruptions: The 1913 eruption of Ambrym Volcano, Vanuatu (SW-Pacific). Journal of Volcanology and Geothermal Research 201(1-4) 194-209. [I.F. (2009) - 1.921] (doi:10.1016/j.jvolgeores.2010.12.007)
    Kereszturi G, Németh K, Csillag G, Balogh K, Kovács J. 2011. The role of external environmental factors in changing eruption styles of monogenetic volcanoes in a Mio/Pleistocene continental volcanic field in western Hungary. Journal of Volcanology and Geothermal Research 201(1-4): 227-240. [I.F. (2009) - 1.921] (doi:10.1016/j.jvolgeores.2010.08.018)
    Ross P-R, Delpit S, Haller MJ, Németh K, Corbella H., 2011. Influence of the substrate on maar–diatreme volcanoes — An example of a mixed setting from the Pali Aike volcanic field, Argentina. Journal of Volcanology and Geothermal Research 201(1-4): 253-271. [I.F. (2009) - 1.921] (doi:10.1016/j.jvolgeores.2010.08.018)
    Kereszturi, G., Németh, K., 2011. Shallow-seated controls on the evolution of the Pleistocene Kopasz-hegy Volcanic Complex; a monogenetic volcanic chain in the Western Pannonian Basin, Hungary. Geologica Carpathica [I.F. (2009) - 0.963] – accepted, in press
    Brenna M, Cronin SJ, Németh K, Smith IEM, Sohn YK., 2011. The influence of magma plumbing complexity on monogenetic eruptions, Jeju Island, Korea, Terra Nova 23(2): 70-75. [I.F. 2009) - 2.087]
    Németh K., Pécskay, Z. 2010, New advances of understanding physical volcanology processes in the Carpathian-Balkan Region from a global perspective. Central European Journal of Geosciences 2(3): 200-206. [10.2478/v10085-010-0025-4]
    Németh K., Cronin, S.J., Haller, M.J., Brenna, M., Csillag, G. 2010, Modern analogues for Miocene to Pleistocene alkali basaltic phreatomagmatic fields in the Pannonian Basin: "soft-substrate" to "combined" aquifer controlled phreatomagmatism in intraplate volcanic fields. Central European Journal of Geosciences 2(3): 339-361. [10.2478/v10085-010-0013-8]
    Balogh K., Németh K., Itaya T., Molnár F., Stewart R., Thanh N.X., Hyodo H., Daróczi L., 2010, Loss of 40Ar(rad) from leucite-bearing basanite at low temperature: implications on K/Ar dating. Central European Journal of Geosciences 2(3): 385-398. [10.2478/v10085-010-0026-3]
    Kereszturi G., Csillag G., Németh K., Sebe K., Kadosa B., Jáger V.., 2010, Volcanic architecture, eruption mechanism and landform evolution of a Plio/Pleistocene intracontinental basaltic polycyclic monogenetic volcano from the Bakony–Balaton Highland Volcanic Field, Hungary. Central European Journal of Geosciences 2(3):362-384. [10.2478/v10085-010-0019-2]
    Lexa J, Seghedi I, Németh K, Szakács A, Konečný V, Pécskay Z, Fülöp A, Kovacs M. 2010, Neogene-Quaternary Volcanic forms in the Carpathian-Pannonian Region: a review. Central European Journal of Geosciences 2(3): 207-270. [10.2478/v10085-010-0024-5]
    Németh K., 2010, Volcanic glass textures, shape characteristics and compositions of phreatomagmatic rock units from the Western Hungarian monogenetic volcanic fields and their implications for magma fragmentation. Central European Journal of Geosciences 2(3): 399-419 [DOI 10.2478/v10085-010-0015-6]
    Brenna M, Cronin SJ, Smith IEM, Sohn YK, Németh K., 2010. Mechanisms driving polymagmatic activity at a monogenetic volcano, Udo, Jeju Island, South Korea. Contributions to Mineralogy and Petrology 160(6): 931-950. [I.F. (2009) - 3.497]
    Németh, K., Budai, T., 2009. Diatremes cut through the Triassic carbonate platforms in the Dolomites? Evidences from and around the Latemar, Northern Italy. Episodes 32 (2): 74-84. [I.F. (2008) – 1.87]
    Németh, K., Cronin, S., 2009. Volcanic evolution, oral traditions of volcanism of Western Samoa (SW Pacific) and their volcanic hazard implications. Journal of Volcanology and Geothermal Research 186 (3-4): 223-237. [I.F. (2009) – - 1.921]
    Németh K, Cronin SJ 2009. Phreatomagmatic volcanic hazards where rift-systems meet the sea, a study from Ambae Island, Vanuatu. Journal of Volcanology and Geothermal Research 180 (2-4): 246-258 [I.F. (2009) – - 1.921]
    Németh, K., White, C., 2009. Intra-vent peperites related to the phreatomagmatic 71 Gulch Volcano, western Snake River Plain volcanic field, Idaho (USA). Journal of Volcanology and Geothermal Research 183 (1-2): 30-41 [I.F. (2009) – - 1.921]
    Manville, V., Németh, K., Kano, K. 2009. Source to sink: A review of three decades of progress in the understanding of volcaniclastic processes, deposits, and hazards. Sedimentary Geology 220 (3-4): 136-161. [I.F. (2009) – 1.957]
    Németh K, Cronin SJ, Stewart RB, Charley D. 2009. Intra- and extra-caldera volcaniclastic facies and geomorphic characteristics of a frequently active mafic island-arc volcano, Ambrym Island, Vanuatu. Sedimentary Geology 220(3-4): 256-270 [I.F. (2009) – 1.957]
    von Veh MW, Németh K. 2009. An assessment of the alignments of vents on geostatistical analysis in the Auckland Volcanic Field, New Zealand. Geomorphologie – Relief Processus Environnement Issue: 3(2009) Pages: 175-186. [I.F. (2009) – 0.282]
    Németh, K., Goth, K., Martin, U., Csillag, G., Suhr, P. 2008. Reconstructing paleoenvironment, eruption mechanism and paleomorphology of the Pliocene Pula Maar, (Hungary). Journal of Volcanology and Geothermal Research 177 (2): 441-456 [I.F. – 2.488]
    Németh, K., Haller, M.J., Martin, U., Risso, C., Massaferro,G. 2008. Morphology of lava tumuli from Mendoza (Argentina), Patagonia (Argentina), and Al-Haruj (Libya). Zeitschrift für Geomorphologie N.F. [DOI: 10.1127/0372-8854/2008] [I.F. – 0.614]
    Risso, C., Németh, K., Combina, A.M., Nullo, F., Drosina, M., 2008. The role of phreatomagmatism in a Plio-Pleistocene high-density scoria cone field: Llancanelo Volcanic Field (Mendoza), Argentina, Journal of Volcanology and Geothermal Research, 169: 61-86. [I.F. – 2.488]
    Wijbrans, J., Németh, K., Martin, U., Balogh, K. 2007. 40Ar/39Ar geochronology of Neogene phreatomagmatic volcanism in the western Pannonian Basin, Hungary. Journal of Volcanology and Geothermal Research, 164, 193-204, [I.F. – 1.742]
    Németh, K., Cronin, S.J., 2007. Syn- and post-eruptive erosion, gully formation, and morphological evolution of a tephra ring in tropical climate erupted in 1913 in West Ambrym, Vanuatu. Geomorphology, 86: 115-130. [I.F. – 1.854]
    Auer, A., Martin, U. and Németh, K., 2007. The Fekete-hegy (Balaton Highland Hungary) "soft-substrate" and "hard-substrate" maar volcanoes in an aligned volcanic complex - Implications for vent geometry, subsurface stratigraphy and the palaeoenvironmental setting. Journal of Volcanology and Geothermal Research, 159(1-3): 225-245. [I.F. – 1.742]
    Martin, U., Németh, K., 2007. Blocky versus fluidal peperite textures developed in volcanic conduits, vents and crater lakes of phreatomagmatic volcanoes in Mio/Pliocene volcanic fields of Western Hungary. Journal of Volcanology and Geothermal Research, 159(1-3): 164-178. [I.F. – 1.742]
    Németh, K., Martin, U., Haller, M.J., Viviana I., 2007. Cenozoic diatreme field in Chubut (Argentina) as evidence of phreatomagmatic volcanism accompanied with extensive Patagonian plateau basalt volcanism? Episodes 30(3): 217-223. [I.F. – 0.868]
    Németh K, Martin U, Csillag G., 2007. Pitfalls in erosion level calculation based on remnants of maar and diatreme volcanoes. Geomorphologie – Relief Processus Environnement Issue: 3(2007) Pages: 225-235.
    Németh, K., Martin, U., 2007. Shallow sill and dyke complex in western Hungary as a possible feeding system of phreatomagmatic volcanoes in "soft-rock" environment. Journal of Volcanology and Geothermal Research, 159(1-3): 138-152. [I.F. – 1.742]
    Martin, U. Németh, K., 2006. How Strombolian is a "Strombolian" scoria cone? Some irregularities in scoria cone architecture from the Transmexican Volcanic Belt, near Volcan Ceboruco, (Mexico) and Al Haruj (Libya). Journal of Volcanology and Geothermal Research, 155(1-2): 104-118. [I.F. – 1.685]
    Németh, K., Cronin, S.J., Charley, D., Harrison, M. and Garae, E., 2006. Exploding lakes in Vanuatu - "Surtseyan-style" eruptions witnessed on Ambae Island. Episodes, 29(2): 87-92. [I.F. – 2.35]
    Martin, U., Németh, K., 2005. Eruptive and depositional history of a Pliocene tuff ring that developed in a fluvio-lacustrine basin: Kissomlyo volcano (western Hungary). Journal of Volcanology and Geothermal Research, 147(3-4): 342-356. [I.F. – 1.438]
    Németh, K., Cronin, S.J. 2008. Volcanic craters, pit craters and high level magmatic feeding systems of a mafic island-arc volcano: Ambrym, Vanuatu, South Pacific. In: Thomson, K., Petford N. (Editors); Structure and Emplacement of High-level Magmatic Systems. Geological Society, London, Special Publications, 302, 85-99.
    Németh, K., Martin, U., 2007. Practical Volcanology. Lecture Notes for Understanding Volcanic Rocks from Field-Based Studies. Occasional Papers of the Geological Institute of Hungary, Budapest, vol. 207: pp. 221 [ISBN 978-963-671-259-4].
    Haller, M.J. and Németh, K., 2006. Architecture and pyroclastic succession of a small Quaternary maar in the Pali Aike Volcanic Field, Santa Cruz, Argentina. Zeitschrift der deutschen Gesellschaft für Geowissenscahften, 157(3): 467-476.[I.F. (2009) – 0.225]
    Martin U, Németh K. 2006. Eruptive mechanism of phreatomagmatic volcanoes from the Pinacate Volcanic Field: comparison between Crater Elegante and Cerro Colorado, Mexico. Zeitschrift der deutschen Gesellschaft für Geowissenscahften, 157(3): 451-466.[I.F. (2009) – 0.225]
    Risso C, Németh K, Martin U,. 2006. Proposed geosites on Pliocene to Recent pyroclastic cone fields in mendoza, Argentina. Zeitschrift der deutschen Gesellschaft für Geowissenscahften, 157(3): 477-490.[I.F. (2009) – 0.225]
    Balogh K, Németh K., 2005. Evidence for the neogene small-volume intracontinental. volcanism in western hungary: K/Ar geochronology of the Tihany Maar volcanic complex. Geologica Carpathica 56(1): 91-99 [I.F. (2005) – 0.449]
    Martin, U., Németh, K., 2004. Mio/Pliocene phreatomagmatic volcanism in the Western Pannonian Basin. Geologica Hungarica, Series Geologica, Budapest, vol. 26., pp. 193.[ISBN 963-671-238-7]
    Martin, U., Németh, K., 2004. Peperitic lava lake-fed intravent sills at Ság-hegy, Western Hungary: a complex interaction of a wet tephra ring and lava. In: N. Petford and C. Breitkreuz (Editors); Physical Geology of Subvolcanic Systems – Laccoliths, Sills, and Dykes. Geological Society Special Publications, London, vol. 234: 33-50.