Karoly Nemeth

Massey University, New Zealand


Karoly Nemeth works as a Senior Research Officer at the Institute of Natural Resources of the Massey University, Palmerston North, New Zealand. He received his Ph.D. degree in geology from the University of Otago, Dunedin, New Zealand, in 2001. He also obtained an accredited Ph.D. degree in environmental sciences from the University of Western Hungary, Sopron, Hungary, in 2003. Nemeth’s areas of expertise include sedimentology, physical volcanology, magma-water interaction research, and volcanic hazard studies. Nemeth’s research is centered on understanding monogenetic volcanism and volcanic field evolution. He is particularly interested in the study of phreatomagmatism from theory to field-based approaches. 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 understanding the eruption styles of the monogenetic volcanoes of the Auckland Volcanic Field, New Zealand. 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.

Biography Updated on 1 January 2014

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