Karoly Nemeth works as a Senior Research Officer at the Institute of Natural Resources of the Massey University, New Zealand. He received his Ph.D. degree in geology from the University of Otago, Dunedin, New Zealand in 2001. He also got an accredited Ph.D. degree in environmental sciences from the University of Western Hungary, Sopron in 2003. Dr. Nemeth's areas of expertise include sedimentology, physical volcanology, magma-water interaction research, and volcanic hazard studies. Dr Nemeth's research is centred on understanding monogenetic volcanism and volcanic field evolution. He is particularly interested in the study of phreatomagmatism from theory to field-based approaches especially understanding of maar-diatreme volcanism. Dr. Nemeth works on research on understanding the phreatomagmatic eruption style on Mio-Pliocene maar-diatreme fields in Central Europe. He has been involved in various research projects on volcanic fields of New Zealand, Idaho (USA), Argentina, Chile, Libya, Saudi Arabia, and Korea. As part of this research he is currently actively working on to understand the eruption styles of the monogenetic volcanoes of the Auckland Volcanic Field, New Zealand. This research involves a significant portion of volcanic hazard studies and associated volcanic hazard scenario development, which the main metropolitan area of Auckland city needs for preparation for a potential future eruption in the city. Dr. Nemeth has also spent significant amount of time in the Pacific islands to understand mafic explosive volcanism and its role in volcano island growth. He has spent a substantial amount of time working with local communities to understand their view of volcanic hazards. Dr. Nemeth has worked on Pacific islands such as Vanuatu, Solomon Islands, and Western Samoa. He is currently an Editorial Board Member of the Journal of Volcanology and Geothermal Research (Elsevier), Bulletin of Volcanology (Springer), Central European Journal of Geosciences (Springer), and The Open Geology Journal (Bentham).
Biography Updated on 21 May 2012