Dr Guido Meinhold

Title: Lecturer
Phone: +44 (0)1782 7 33617
Email: g.meinhold@keele.ac.uk
Location: William Smith: WS1.39a
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Guido studied Geology at the University of Jena, Germany, receiving a Diplom (M.Sc.) in Geology in 2002. After working in various projects at the University of Jena and as a freelancer for the Geological Survey of Thuringia, he became a doctoral student in the DFG-funded Graduate School 392 (Composition and Evolution of Crust and Mantle) at the University of Mainz in 2003. He obtained a doctorate (Dr. rer. nat.) in Geology in 2007 with a study on the provenance of sedimentary rocks from the Internal Hellenides of Greece. In 2008, Guido joined CASP in Cambridge, UK, as a geologist exploring during several field campaigns remote parts of the Sahara Desert in southern Libya. In 2010, he took a position as a lecturer (Akademischer Rat auf Zeit) at the University of Göttingen. Guido was awarded the Hans-Cloos-Prize by the German Geological Society (Geologische Vereinigung) in 2013 for his "outstanding contributions to the palaeogeographic and tectonic reconstruction of Northern Gondwana and the Palaeotethys by means of sedimentary provenance analysis". Guido gained his Habilitation (Facultas Docendi) in Geology from the University of Göttingen in 2016. He was appointed as a lecturer in Geoscience at Keele University in 2017.

Guido's research interests are broad and include mainly aspects of sedimentary provenance analysis, tectonics and sedimentation, basin analysis, regional geology, and palaeogeography. At present, his main research themes are:

  • Palaeogeographic and geodynamic evolution of North Gondwana and its periphery throughout the Phanerozoic
  • Palaeogeographic and geodynamic evolution of Baltoscandia with focus on the late Neoproterozoic and Palaeozoic
  • Environmental changes at the dawn of animal life
  • Testing the reliability and improving methods and tools in sedimentary provenance analysis
  • Research towards exploration of natural resources

Past and present study and field areas of his research are in North and Northeast Africa (Ethiopia, Libya), Middle East (Iran, Saudi Arabia), Eastern Mediterranean (Greece, Turkey), Northern India (Jammu and Kashmir state), Central Europe (Austria, Germany), and Baltoscandia (Norway, Sweden), among others.
Guido is a Fellow of the Geological Society of London (GSL) and a regular member of the Deutsche Geologische Gesellschaft ‒ Geologische Vereinigung (DGGV) and the International Association of Sedimentologists (IAS), among other societies. Guido is one of the three founding members of the annual international "Sedimentary Provenance Analysis" Short Course, which is held at the Geoscience Center of the University of Göttingen since 2011. Since 2013, he is an Editorial Board member of Geological Magazine.

Selected Publications

  • Muhamad H, Juhlin C, Sopher D, Lehnert O, Arslan A, Meinhold G. 2017. High-resolution seismic imaging of Paleozoic rocks in the Mora area, Siljan Ring structure, central Sweden. GFF, vol. 139(4), 260-275. doi> link>
  • Löwen K, Meinhold G, Güngör T. 2017. Provenance and tectonic setting of Carboniferous–Triassic sandstones from the Karaburun Peninsula, western Turkey: A multi-method approach with implications for the Palaeotethys evolution. Sedimentary Geology. link> doi>
  • Tolosana-Delgado R, von Eynatten H, Krippner A, Meinhold G. 2017. A multivariate discrimination scheme of detrital garnet chemistry for use in sedimentary provenance analysis. Sedimentary Geology. link> doi>
  • Lewin A, Meinhold G, Hinderer M, Dawit EL, Bussert B. 2017. Provenance of sandstones in Ethiopia during Late Ordovician and Carboniferous-Permian Gondwana glaciations: petrography and geochemistry of the Enticho Sandstone and the Edaga Arbi Glacials. Sedimentary Geology. doi>
  • Stalder R, Potrafke A, Billstrom K, Skogby H, Meinhold G, Goegele C, Berberich T. 2017. OH defects in quartz as monitor for igneous, metamorphic, and sedimentary processes. AMERICAN MINERALOGIST, vol. 102, 1832-1842. doi>

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Journal Articles

  • Muhamad H, Juhlin C, Sopher D, Lehnert O, Arslan A, Meinhold G. 2017. High-resolution seismic imaging of Paleozoic rocks in the Mora area, Siljan Ring structure, central Sweden. GFF, vol. 139(4), 260-275. doi> link>
  • Löwen K, Meinhold G, Güngör T. 2017. Provenance and tectonic setting of Carboniferous–Triassic sandstones from the Karaburun Peninsula, western Turkey: A multi-method approach with implications for the Palaeotethys evolution. Sedimentary Geology. link> doi>
  • Tolosana-Delgado R, von Eynatten H, Krippner A, Meinhold G. 2017. A multivariate discrimination scheme of detrital garnet chemistry for use in sedimentary provenance analysis. Sedimentary Geology. link> doi>
  • Lewin A, Meinhold G, Hinderer M, Dawit EL, Bussert B. 2017. Provenance of sandstones in Ethiopia during Late Ordovician and Carboniferous-Permian Gondwana glaciations: petrography and geochemistry of the Enticho Sandstone and the Edaga Arbi Glacials. Sedimentary Geology. doi>
  • Stalder R, Potrafke A, Billstrom K, Skogby H, Meinhold G, Goegele C, Berberich T. 2017. OH defects in quartz as monitor for igneous, metamorphic, and sedimentary processes. AMERICAN MINERALOGIST, vol. 102, 1832-1842. doi>
  • Meinhold G. 2017. Franz Kossmat - Subdivision of the Variscan Mountains - a translation of the German text with supplementary notes. HISTORY OF GEO- AND SPACE SCIENCES, vol. 8, 29-51. doi>
  • Akdogan R, Okay AI, Sunal G, Tari G, Meinhold G, Kylander-Clark ARC. 2017. Provenance of a large Lower Cretaceous turbidite submarine fan complex on the active Laurasian margin: Central Pontides, northern Turkey. JOURNAL OF ASIAN EARTH SCIENCES, vol. 134, 309-329. doi>
  • Moghadam HS, Li X-H, Griffin WL, Stern RJ, Thomsen TB, Meinhold G, Aharipour R, O Reilly SY. 2017. Early Paleozoic tectonic reconstruction of Iran: Tales from detrital zircon geochronology. LITHOS, vol. 268, 87-101. doi>
  • Löwen K, Meinhold G, Güngör T, Berndt J. 2017. Palaeotethys-related sediments of the Karaburun Peninsula, western Turkey: constraints on provenance and stratigraphy from detrital zircon geochronology. International Journal of Earth Sciences, vol. 106, 2771-2796. doi>
  • Krippner A, Meinhold G, Morton AC, Schoenig J, von Eynatten H. 2016. Heavy minerals and garnet geochemistry of stream sediments and bedrocks from the Almklovdalen area, Western Gneiss Region, SW Norway: Implications for provenance analysis. SEDIMENTARY GEOLOGY, vol. 336, 96-105. link> doi>
  • Bassis A, Hinderer M, Meinhold G. 2016. Petrography and geochemistry of Palaeozoic quartz-rich sandstones from Saudi Arabia: implications for provenance and chemostratigraphy. ARABIAN JOURNAL OF GEOSCIENCES, vol. 9, Article 5. doi>
  • Bassis A, Hinderer M, Meinhold G. 2016. New insights into the provenance of Saudi Arabian Palaeozoic sandstones from heavy mineral analysis and single-grain geochemistry. SEDIMENTARY GEOLOGY, vol. 333, 100-114. doi>
  • Caracciolo L, Meinhold G, Critelli S, von Eynatten H, Manetti P. 2016. Comment on Maravelis et al. “Accretionary prism-forearc interactions as reflected in the sedimentary fill of southern Thrace Basin (Lemnos Island, NE Greece)”. International Journal of Earth Sciences, vol. 106, 387-388. doi>
  • Krippner A, Meinhold G, Morton AC, von Eynatten H. 2016. Heavy-mineral and garnet compositions of stream sediments and HP–UHP basement rocks from the Western Gneiss Region, SW Norway. Norwegian Journal of Geology, vol. 96(1), 7-17. doi>
  • Meinhold G, Le Heron DP, Elgadry M, Abutarruma Y. 2016. The search for 'hot shales' in the western Kufra Basin, Libya: geochemical and mineralogical characterisation of outcrops, and insights into latest Ordovician climate. ARABIAN JOURNAL OF GEOSCIENCES, vol. 9(1), Article ARTN 62. link> doi>
  • Krippner A, Meinhold G, Morton AC, Russell E, von Eynatten H. 2015. Grain-size dependence of garnet composition revealed by provenance signatures of modern stream sediments from the western Hohe Tauern (Austria). SEDIMENTARY GEOLOGY, vol. 321, 25-38. link> doi>
  • Muhamad H, Juhlin C, Lehnert O, Meinhold G, Andersson M, Juanatey MG, Malehmir A. 2015. Analysis of borehole geophysical data from the Mora area of the Siljan Ring impact structure, central Sweden. JOURNAL OF APPLIED GEOPHYSICS, vol. 115, 183-196. doi>
  • Caracciolo L, Critelli S, Cavazza W, Meinhold G, von Eynatten H, Manetti P. 2015. The Rhodope Zone as a primary sediment source of the southern Thrace basin (NE Greece and NW Turkey): evidence from detrital heavy minerals and implications for central-eastern Mediterranean palaeogeography. INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF EARTH SCIENCES, vol. 104, 815-832. doi>
  • Le Heron DP, Meinhold G, Elgadry M, Abutarruma Y, Boote D. 2015. Early Palaeozoic evolution of Libya: perspectives from Jabal Eghei with implications for hydrocarbon exploration in Al Kufrah Basin. BASIN RESEARCH, vol. 27, 60-83. doi>
  • Moghadam HS, Li X-H, Ling X-X, Stern RJ, Santos JF, Meinhold G, Ghorbani G, Shahabi S. 2015. Petrogenesis and tectonic implications of Late Carboniferous A-type granites and gabbronorites in NW Iran: Geochronological and geochemical constraints. LITHOS, vol. 212, 266-279. doi>
  • Lehnert O, Meinhold G, Wu R, Calner M, Joachimski MM. 2014. delta C-13 chemostratigraphy in the upper Tremadocian through lower Katian (Ordovician) carbonate succession of the Siljan district, central Sweden. ESTONIAN JOURNAL OF EARTH SCIENCES, vol. 63, 277-286. doi>
  • Krippner A, Meinhold G, Morton AC, von Eynatten H. 2014. Evaluation of garnet discrimination diagrams using geochemical data of garnets derived from various host rocks. SEDIMENTARY GEOLOGY, vol. 306, 36-52. doi>
  • Meinhold G. 2014. Geochemical discrimination of rutile from the Belomorian mobile belt. GEOCHEMISTRY INTERNATIONAL, vol. 52, 333-334. doi>
  • Ahmed M, Lehnert O, Fuentes D, Meinhold G. 2014. Origin of oil and bitumen in the Late Devonian Siljan impact structure, central Sweden. ORGANIC GEOCHEMISTRY, vol. 68, 13-26. doi>
  • Meinhold G, Howard JP, Strogen D, Kaye MD, Abutarruma Y, Elgadry M, Thusu B, Whitham AG. 2013. Hydrocarbon source rock potential and elemental composition of lower Silurian subsurface shales of the eastern Murzuq Basin, southern Libya. MARINE AND PETROLEUM GEOLOGY, vol. 48, 224-246. link> doi>
  • Thusu B, Rasul S, Paris F, Meinhold G, Howard JP, Abutarruma Y, Whitham AG. 2013. Latest Ordovician-earliest Silurian acritarchs and chitinozoans from subsurface samples in Jebel Asba, Kufra Basin, SE Libya. REVIEW OF PALAEOBOTANY AND PALYNOLOGY, vol. 197, 90-118. doi>
  • Page A, Meinhold G, Le Heron DP, Elgadry M. 2013. Normalograptus kufraensis, a new species of graptolite from the western margin of the Kufra Basin, Libya. GEOLOGICAL MAGAZINE, vol. 150, 743-755. doi>
  • Meinhold G and Kostopoulos DK. 2013. The Circum-Rhodope Belt, northern Greece: Age, provenance, and tectonic setting. TECTONOPHYSICS, vol. 595, 55-68. doi>
  • Arslan A, Meinhold G, Lehnert O. 2013. Ordovician sediments sandwiched between Proterozoic basement slivers: tectonic structures in the Stumsnas 1 drill core from the Siljan Ring, central Sweden. GFF, vol. 135, 213-227. doi>
  • Lehnert O, Meinhold G, Arslan A, Ebbestad JOR, Calner M. 2013. Ordovician stratigraphy of the Stumsnas 1 drill core from the southern part of the Siljan Ring, central Sweden. GFF, vol. 135, 204-212. doi>
  • Meinhold G, Whitham AG, Howard JP, Stewart JC, Abutarruma Y, Thusu B. 2013. Hydrocarbon source rock potential of latest Ordovician–earliest Silurian Tanezzuft Formation shales from the eastern Kufra Basin, SE Libya. JOURNAL OF PETROLEUM GEOLOGY, vol. 36, 105-115. doi>
  • Le Heron DP, Meinhold G, Page A, Whitham A. 2013. Did lingering ice sheets moderate anoxia in the Early Palaeozoic of Libya?. JOURNAL OF THE GEOLOGICAL SOCIETY, vol. 170, 327-339. doi>
  • Meinhold G, Morton AC, Avigad D. 2013. New insights into peri-Gondwana paleogeography and the Gondwana super-fan system from detrital zircon U-Pb ages. GONDWANA RESEARCH, vol. 23, 661-665. doi>
  • Le Heron DP, Meinhold G, Bergig KA. 2013. Neoproterozoic-Devonian stratigraphic evolution of the eastern Murzuq Basin, Libya: a tale of tilting in the central Sahara. BASIN RESEARCH, vol. 25(1), 52-73. link> doi>
  • Meinhold G. 2013. Rutile and its applications in earth sciences (vol 102, pg 1, 2010). EARTH-SCIENCE REVIEWS, vol. 116, 211. doi>
  • Cabral AR, Reith F, Lehmann B, Brugger J, Meinhold G, Tupinamba M, Kwitko-Ribeiro R. 2012. Anatase nanoparticles on supergene platinum-palladium aggregates from Brazil: Titanium mobility in natural waters. CHEMICAL GEOLOGY, vol. 334, 182-188. doi>
  • Juhlin C, Sturkell E, Ebbestad JOR, Lehnert O, Hogstrom AES, Meinhold G. 2012. A new interpretation of the sedimentary cover in the western Siljan Ring area, central Sweden, based on seismic data. TECTONOPHYSICS, vol. 580, 88-99. doi>
  • Paris F, Thusu B, Rasul S, Meinhold G, Strogen D, Howard JP, Abutarruma Y, Elgadry M, Whitham AG. 2012. Palynological and palynofacies analysis of early Silurian shales from borehole CDEG-2a in Dor el Gussa, eastern Murzuq Basin, Libya. REVIEW OF PALAEOBOTANY AND PALYNOLOGY, vol. 174, 1-26. doi>
  • McKellar RC, Chatterton BDE, Meinhold G, Ben Rahuma MM. 2012. An unusual occurrence of Pedinopariops (Trilobita: Phacopidae) within siliciclastic facies in the Devonian of Awaynat Wanin, Libya. BULLETIN OF GEOSCIENCES, vol. 87, 219-225. doi>
  • Lehnert O, Meinhold G, Bergstroem SM, Calner M, Ebbestad JOR, Egenhoff S, Frisk AM, Hannah JL, Hogstrom AES, Huff WD, Juhlin C, Maletz J, Stein HJ, Sturkell E, Vandenbroucke TRA. 2012. New Ordovician-Silurian drill cores from the Siljan impact structure in central Sweden: an integral part of the Swedish Deep Drilling Program. GFF, vol. 134, 87-98. doi>
  • Meinhold G, Morton AC, Fanning CM, Frei D, Howard JP, Phillips RJ, Strogen D, Whitham AG. 2011. Evidence from detrital zircons for recycling of Mesoproterozoic and Neoproterozoic crust recorded in Paleozoic and Mesozoic sandstones of southern Libya. EARTH AND PLANETARY SCIENCE LETTERS, vol. 312, 164-175. doi>
  • Morton AC, Meinhold G, Howard JP, Phillips RJ, Strogen D, Abutarruma Y, Elgadry M, Thusu B, Whitham AG. 2011. A heavy mineral study of sandstones from the eastern Murzuq Basin, Libya: Constraints on provenance and stratigraphic correlation. JOURNAL OF AFRICAN EARTH SCIENCES, vol. 61, 308-330. doi>
  • Meinhold G, Morton AC, Fanning CM, Whitham AG. 2011. U-Pb SHRIMP ages of detrital granulite-facies rutiles: further constraints on provenance of Jurassic sandstones on the Norwegian margin. GEOLOGICAL MAGAZINE, vol. 148(3), 473-480. link> doi>
  • Meinhold G, Arslan A, Lehnert O, Stampfli GM. 2011. Global mass wasting during the Middle Ordovician: Meteoritic trigger or plate-tectonic environment?. GONDWANA RESEARCH, vol. 19, 535-541. doi>
  • Meinhold G. 2010. Rutile and its applications in earth sciences. EARTH-SCIENCE REVIEWS, vol. 102(1-2), 1-28. link> doi>
  • Meinhold G, Reischmann T, Kostopoulos D, Frei D, Larionov AN. 2010. Mineral chemical and geochronological constraints on the age and provenance of the eastern Circum-Rhodope Belt low-grade metasedimentary rocks, NE Greece. SEDIMENTARY GEOLOGY, vol. 229, 207-223. doi>
  • Meinhold G, Kostopoulos D, Frei D, Himmerkus F, Reischmann T. 2010. U-Pb LA-SF-ICP-MS zircon geochronology of the Serbo-Macedonian Massif, Greece: palaeotectonic constraints for Gondwana-derived terranes in the Eastern Mediterranean. INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF EARTH SCIENCES, vol. 99, 813-832. doi>
  • Meinhold G and BouDagher-Fadel M. 2010. Geochemistry and biostratigraphy of Eocene sediments from Samothraki Island, NE Greece. NEUES JAHRBUCH FUR GEOLOGIE UND PALAONTOLOGIE-ABHANDLUNGEN, vol. 256(1), 17-38. link> doi>
  • Meinhold G, Kostopoulos D, Reischmann T, Frei D, BouDagher-Fadel MK. 2009. Geochemistry, provenance and stratigraphic age of metasedimentary rocks from the eastern Vardar suture zone, northern Greece. PALAEOGEOGRAPHY PALAEOCLIMATOLOGY PALAEOECOLOGY, vol. 277(3-4), 199-225. link> doi>
  • Meinhold G and Frei D. 2008. Detrital zircon ages from the islands of Inousses and Psara, Aegean Sea, Greece: constraints on depositional age and provenance. GEOLOGICAL MAGAZINE, vol. 145, 886-891. doi>
  • Meinhold G, Reischmann T, Kostopoulos D, Lehnert O, Matukov D, Sergeev S. 2008. Provenance of sediments during subduction of Palaeotethys: Detrital zircon ages and olistolith analysis in Palaeozoic sediments from Chios Island, Greece. PALAEOGEOGRAPHY PALAEOCLIMATOLOGY PALAEOECOLOGY, vol. 263, 71-91. doi>
  • Meinhold G, Anders B, Kostopoulos D, Reischmann T. 2008. Rutile chemistry and thermometry as provenance indicator: An example from Chios Island, Greece. SEDIMENTARY GEOLOGY, vol. 203, 98-111. doi>
  • Meinhold G, Kostopoulos D, Reischmann T. 2007. Geochemical constraints on the provenance and depositional setting of sedimentary rocks from the islands of Chios, Inousses and Psara, Aegean Sea, Greece: implications for the evolution of Palaeotethys. JOURNAL OF THE GEOLOGICAL SOCIETY, vol. 164, 1145-1163. link> doi>
  • Meinhold G, Hahn T, Heuse T, Mingram B. 2005. Geochemistry and palynology of metasediments from the phyllite complex in the Greiz area (Saxo-Thuringia, Germany). NEUES JAHRBUCH FUR GEOLOGIE UND PALAONTOLOGIE-ABHANDLUNGEN, vol. 237(3), 423-452. link>
  • Hahn T and Meinhold G. 2005. Revision der Unterkarbonstratigraphie der Mehltheuerer Mulde (Vogtland, Saxothuringikum). Geowissenschaftliche Mitteilungen von Thüringen, vol. 12, 51-70.
  • Meinhold G. 2005. Unterkarbon und Rotliegend von Gera (Ostthüringen). Geowissenschaftliche Mitteilungen von Thüringen, vol. 12, 71-78.
  • Meinhold G. 2004. Stratigraphie und Geochemie der Grauwacken und Schiefer vom Eleonorental bei Bad Köstritz und der Bohrung Eisenberg 1/65 (Thüringisches Schiefergebirge). Geowissenschaftliche Mitteilungen von Thüringen, vol. 11, 71-81.

Chapters

  • Meinhold G, Morton AC, Fanning CM, Howard JP, Phillips RJ, Strogen D, Whitham AG. 2014. Insights into crust formation and recycling in North Africa from combined detrital zircon U–Pb, Lu–Hf and O isotope data from Devonian sandstone of southern Libya. In Sediment provenance studies in hydrocarbon exploration and production. Scott RA, Smyth HR, Morton AC, Richardson N (Eds.). (vol. 386). Geological Society of London. doi>

Other

  • Meinhold G and Le Heron DP. 2010. Geological fieldwork in the Libyan Sahara.
  • Hahn T, Meinhold G, Hempel G, Kroner U. 2005. Stratigraphie und Deformation im nördlichen Vogtland.
  • Hahn T, Heuse T, Meinhold G, Wucher K. 2004. Stratigraphie und Deformation im Unterkarbon des Ziegenrück-Teuschnitz-Synklinoriums (ZTS) und des Vogtlandes.