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Katrin Rehak

Universität Potsdam
Institut für Geowissenschaften
Karl-Liebknecht-Strasse 24
Haus 27, Raum 2.35
D-14476 Golm Germany

rehak@geo.uni-potsdam.de
Phone ++49 (0) 331 977 5857
Fax ++49 (0) 331 977 5700
 


Research Interests

Tectonic geomorphology
Sedimentology (provenance, paleocurrents, etc.)
Cosmogenic-nuclide dating (3He, 10Be, 26Al)
Drainage-basin and river-profile analysis
Morphometry and GIS
Statistics

I am very interested in multicisciplinary approaches integrating over different timescales from 103 to 106 years. Therefore, I apply geomorphology, geochronology, structural geology, and sedimentology combined with geophysical as well as thermochronological data in order to unravel the interactions between tectonics and landscape response.

Current Projects

Chile Project: Forearc Segmentation and the Earthquake Cycle in South-Central Chile

Education

Oct - Dec 2006
Stanford University (U.S.A.)

May 2006
University of Edinburgh (United Kingdom)

since Jan 2005
Ph.D. in Geology, University of Potsdam (Germany)
Supervisors: Prof. Manfred R. Strecker (University of Potsdam), PD Helmut P. Echtler (GeoForschungsZentrum Potsdam)

Dec 2004
MA of Geography, Humboldt University of Berlin (Germany)
Master Thesis, GeoForschungsZentrum Potsdam (Germany), Department of Geodynamics

1998 - 2004
Humboldt University of Berlin (Germany), Major: Geography, Specialization: Geomorphology/Geology, Minors: Economy, Egyptology

Professional Experience

2004
GeoForschungsZentrum Potsdam (Germany), Department of Geodynamics, Student Assistant

1997 - 1998
Museum of Natural Sciences, Institute of Mineralogy, Mineral Collection, Assistant of the Curator

Workshops and Training

Detrital fission track, June 2006, Göttingen (Germany)
Cosmogenic nuclides, CRONUS-EU Summer school, June 2006, Harkaný (Hungary)
Lab procedures cosmogenic nuclides, University of Edinburgh (United Kingdom)

Publications

Rehak, K. (2005) Morphometrische Analyse eines aktiven Kontinentalrandes - Cordillera de Nahuelbuta (Chile). Arbeitsberichte. Heft 107. Geographisches Institut der Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin.

Rehak, K., Strecker, M.R., Echtler, H.P. (2008) Morphotectonic segmentation of an active forearc,
37°-41°S, Chile. Geomorphology 94 (1-2). 98-116.

Rehak, K., Strecker, M.R., Echtler, H., Binnie, S., Summerfield, M. A., Dunai, T., Freeman, S.P.H.T. (submitted): Reconstructing surface uplift using cosmogenic nuclides - the Coastal Cordillera in south-central Chile. Earth and Planetary Science Letters.

Rehak, K., Bookhagen, B., Strecker, M.R., Echtler, H.P. (in preparation): Climatic controls on drainage-basin morphology - the western Andean flank between 15.5° and 41.5°S.

Rehak, K., Niedermann, S., Preusser, F., Strecker, M.R., Echtler, H.P. (in preparation): Late Pleistocene landscape evolution in south-central Chile constrained by OSL and stable cosmogenic isotopes.


Conference Contributions

Rehak, K., Strecker, M.R., Echtler, H.P., Binnie, S., Summerfield, M.A., Dunai, T., Freeman, S. (2007):
Forearc deformation and erosion on different timescales - Chile, 37° - 38°S. EGU2007-A-08095. Geophysical Research Abstracts. Volume 9. Talk.
 
Rehak, K., Strecker, M.R., Echtler, H.P. (2007) Climatic controls on drainage basin topography - The Andean margin (15°30'S 41°30'S). EGU2007-A-08142. Geophysical Research Abstracts. Volume 9. Poster.
 
Rehak, K., Strecker, M.R., Echtler, H.P. (2006) Morphotectonic segmentation of an active forearc setting - Chile 37°-41°S. EOS Trans. AGU 87. T41C-1588. Poster.
 
Rehak, K., Strecker, M.R., Echtler, H.P. (2006) Morphotectonic segmentation of the Chilean forearc (37° and 41°S). Poster. GV Meeting September 2006, Potsdam (Germany).
 
Rehak, K., Strecker, M.R., Echtler, H.P. (2006) Morphotectonic segmentation of the Chilean forearc (37° and 41°S). Poster. Sediment June 2006, Göttingen (Germany).
 
Rehak, K., Strecker, M.R., Echtler, H.P. & TIPTEQ Research Group (2006) Controls on the segmentation of an active forearc setting - Chile (37°-41°S). EGU06-A-05619. Geophysical Research Abstracts. Volume 8. Talk.
 
Rehak, K., Strecker, M.R., Echtler, H.P. (2006) Tectonic geomorphology: The south-central Chilean active margin. Poster. IMAF February 2006, Potsdam (Germany).
 
Rehak, K., Strecker, M.R., Echtler, H.P. (2006) Active tectonics and fluvial systems: Landscape evolution in a forearc setting, Nahuelbuta Range, Southern Chile (37.5°-38.5°S). Tübinger Geowissenschaftliche Arbeiten A73. Tübingen. Workshop "Erdoberflächenprozesse".
 
Rehak, K., Echtler, H.P., Melnick, D., Vietor, T. & Strecker, M.R. (2005) Seismotectonic segmentation of an active forearc region: Tectonic geomorphology of the Nahuelbuta Range region, Southern Chile (37.5°-38.5°S). EGU05-A-08824. Geophysical Research Abstracts. Volume 7.

Invited Talks

Rehak, K., Strecker, M.R., Echtler, H.P. (2006) Evolution of an active forearc setting - a topographic anomaly in south-central Chile.

Manuscripts in Preparation

Rehak, K., Strecker, M.R., Echtler, H.P. (in prep.) The impact of climatic transitions on geomorphic thresholds - The Andean margin (15°30'S - 41°30'S).
 
Rehak, K., Strecker, M.R., Echtler, H.P., Binnie, S., Summerfield, M.A., Dunai, T. & Freeman, S. (in prep.) Facing cosmogenic-nuclide dating in complex environments - Uplift of the Coastal Cordillera, south-central Chile.

Scholarships

DAAD Scholarship, Stipendium für Doktoranden, Stanford University (U.S.A.)

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