Gina Moseley

Innsbruck Quaternary Research Group

Full CV available here

Research Interests

  • Mid-late Quaternary interglacial climates in Central Europe and Greenland
  • Glacial-interglacial transitions
  • The Devils Hole palaeoclimate enigma
  • Rapid climate change during the last ice-age cycle
  • Mid to Late Quaternary sea level change
  • The age of paleolithic cave art in the Urals
  • Speleothems
  • U-Th dating
  • Science communication

Short CV
2018 - 2023   Ingeborg Hochmair Professor
2015 - 2018   FWF Hertha Firnberg Fellow,
                    University of Innsbruck
2011 - 2015   Post-doctoral research, University of Innsbruck
2009 - 2011   Post-doctoral research, University of Manchester
2005 - 2009   Ph.D. University of Bristol

Professional Activities
2015 -          British Cave Research Association Cave Science
                   Symposium Lecture Secretary
2011 -          BBS Speleological Abstracts UK Co-ordinator
2010 -          Hurricane Project Collaborator, Durham University
2010 - 2014  British Cave Research Association Council Member

2018   FWF Start Prize
2018   Captain Scott Society Spirit of Adventure Award
2018   Hypo Tiro Research Prize
2016   City of Innsbruck 2016 Prize for Scientific Research
2015   Dr. Otto Seibert Wissenschafts-Förderungspreis
2009   British Cave Research Association,
          Young Cave Researcher of the Year Award
2008   Best Presentation: Quaternary Research Association,
          Postgraduate Symposium, Liverpool, UK
2018   FWF Start Prize
2018   British Cave Research Association
2018   Transglobe Expedition Trust
2018   Mount Everest Foundation
2018   Ghar Parau Foundation
2017   British Cave Research Association
2015   FWF Hertha-Firnberg Fellowship
2015   Austrian Science Foundation
2015   Comer Family Foundation
2015   Quaternary Research Association
2015   National Geographic Society
2014   Wilderness Award
2014   Mount Everest Foundation
2014   Petzl Foundation
2014   Transglobe Expedition Trust
2014   Ghar Parau Foundation
2014   University Innsbruck Nachwuchsförderung
2014   National Speleological Society
2014   British Cave Research Association,
          Cave Science Technology Research Initiative
2013   Quaternary Research Association,
          Quaternary Conference Fund
2013   WMO, Climate and Cryosphere Project
2013   Mount Everest Foundation
2013   Percy Sladden Memorial Fund
2013   Ghar Parau Foundation
2010   NERC Cosmogenic Isotope Analytical Support
2009   British Cave Research Association,
          Cave Science Technology Research Initiative
2009   NERC Cosmogenic Isotope Analytical Support
2009   Quaternary Research Association,
          Quaternary Research Fund

Science Communication

Greenland Caves Project

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Promotional film (premiered at Kendal Mountain Film Festival;
National Geographic News: (
National Geographic Best Job Ever (
National Geographic Food Blog (
BBC Radio 3 Creative Essay –Aired 9.12.15 (
Outdoor Women’s Alliance - (
Newspapers – Der Standard; Buxton Advertiser; Northwich Guardian; Cannock Chronicle; Express & Star 

Geology team cores into the past (2014)
Promotional youtube film. (

Relative sea-level change in the Yucatan Peninsula, Mexico, derived from growth of stalagmites (2013)
Frostbyte for Climate and Cryosphere Project. (

Becoming a paleo-geochronologist (2016)
Presentation to 14-18 year old students about my route from leaving school to where I am now

Dublyansky, Y., Moseley, G.E., Liakhnitsky, Y., Cheng, H., Edwards, R.L., Scholz, D., Koltai, G. & Spötl, C. (2018): Late Palaeolithic cave art and permafrost in the Southern Ural. – Scientific Reports (Nature), 8:12080, DOI:10.1038/s41598-018-30049-w
Gribovszki, K.E., Kovács, K., Mónus, P., Bokelmann, G., Konecny, P., Lednická, M., Moseley, G., Spötl, C., Edwards, R.L., Bednárik, M., Brimich, L., Tóth, L. (2017): Estimating the upper limit of prehistoric peak ground acceleration using an in situ, intact and vulnerable stalagmite from Plavecká priepast cave (Detrekői-zsomboly), Little Carpathians, Slovakia - Journal of Seismology, Online 1-20. DOI: 10.1007/s10950-017-9655-3
Moseley, G.E., Dublyansky, Y.V., Edwards, R.L., Wendt, K.A., Pythoud, M., Zhang, P., Cheng, H., , Lu, Y., Boch, R., Spötl, C. (2016): Response to comments on "Reconciliation of the Devils Hole climate record with orbital forcing". – Science, 354, 296e. DOI: 10.1126/science.aaf8679
Moseley, G.E., Edwards, R.L., Wendt, K.A., Cheng, H., Dublyansky, Y., Lu, Y., Boch, R., Spötl, C. (2016): Reconciliation of the Devils Hole climate record with orbital forcing. – Science, 351, 165-168.
Moseley, G.E. (2016): Northeast Greenland Caves Project Expedition Report. - 96p. Innsbruck, Austria (ISBN: 978-3-9504355-0-4)
Hoffmann, D.L., Rogerson, M., Spötl, C., Luetscher, M., Vance, D., Osborne, A.N., Fello, N.M., Moseley, G.E. (2016): Timing and causes of North African wet phases during the last glacial period and implications for modern human migration. – Scientific Reports, 6:36367, doi: 10.1038/srep36367.
Capron, E., Govin, A., Bakker, P., Hoffman, J.S., Holloway, M., Moseley, G., Stone, E.J. (2016): Paving the road for improved integrative investigations into past warm extremes. - Past Global Changes Magazine, 24, 34, doi:10.22498/pages.24.1.34
Murphy, P.J., Moseley, G.E., Moseley, M., Edwards R.L. (2016): Preliminary uranium-series ages and stable-isotopes from Fairy Hole, Warton Crag, Lancashire, UK: implications for speleogenesis and palaeoclimate. Cave and Karst Science, 43, 103-106.
Moseley, G.E., Spötl, C., Cheng, H., Boch, R., Min, A., and Edwards, R. L. (2015): Termination-II interstadial/stadial climate change recorded in two stalagmites from the north European Alps. - Quaternary Science Reviews, 127, 229-239, doi: 10.1016/j.quascirev.2015.07.012

Moseley, G.E., Richards, D.A., Smart, P.L., Standish C.D., Hoffmann, D.L., ten Hove, H. and Vinn, O. (2015): Early–middle Holocene relative sea-level oscillation events recorded in a submerged speleothem from the Yucatán Peninsula, Mexico. - The Holocene, 25 (9), 1511-1521, doi:

Moseley, G.E., Spötl, C., Svensson, A., Cheng, H., Brandstätter, S., Lawrence Edwards, R. (2014): Multi-speleothem record reveals tightly coupled climate between central Europe and Greenland during Marine Isotope Stage 3. - Geology, 42, 1043-1046. doi:10.1130/G36063.1
Spötl, C., Boch, R.B., Moseley, G.E., Brandstätter, S., Edwards, R.L., Cheng, H., Mangini, A., Plan, L. (2014): Wann entstanden die Tropfsteine in der Kraushöhle bei Gams (Steiermark)? – Die Höhle, 65, 18-24.
Brauer, A., Hajdas, I., Blockley, S.P.E., Bronk Ramsey, C., Christl, M., Ivy-Ochs, S., Moseley, G.E., Nowaczyk, N.N., Rasmussen, S.O., Roberts, H.M., Spötl, C., Staff, R.A., Svensson, A. (2014): The importance of independent chronology in integrating records of past climate change for the 60-9 ka INTIMATE time interval. - Quaternary Science Reviews, 106, 47-66.
Dublyansky Y, Spötl C, Moseley G.E. , Edwards R.L. (2013): An extended Late Pleistocene record of water-table fluctuations in Devil's Hole, Nevada. - 16th International Congress of Speleology Proceedings, 2, 379-381.
Luetscher, M., Borreguero, M., Moseley, G.E., Spötl, C., Edwards, R.L. (2013): Alpine permafrost thawing during the Medieval Warm Period identified from cryogenic cave carbonates. – The Cryosphere, 7, 1073-1081, doi:10.5194/tc-7-1073-2013.

Moseley G.E., Smart, P.L., Richards, D.A. and Hoffmann, D.L. (2013): Speleothem constraints on marine isotope stage (MIS) 5 relative sea-levels, Yucatan Peninsula, Mexico. - Journal of Quaternary Science, 28, 293-300, doi:10.1002/jqs.2613

Moseley G.E., Richards, D.A., Smith, C., Smart, P.L., Hoffmann, D.L., and Farrant, A.R. (2013): U–Th dating of speleothems to investigate the evolution of limestone caves in the Gunung Mulu National Park, Sarawak, Malaysia. - Cave and Karst Science, 40, 13-16.

Moseley, G.E., Richards, D.A., Smith, C.J.M., Smart, P.L. and Farrant, A.R. (2012) Identifying speleothems suitable for constraining landscape evolution in the Gunung Mulu National Park, NW Borneo by U-Pb methods. Quaternary Newsletter, 127, 30-32.

Smart, P.L., Moseley, G.E., Richards, D.A. and Whitaker, F.F. (2008) Past high sea stands and platform stability: evidence from Conch Bar Cave, Middle Caicos. - SEPM Caicos Platform Workshop Special Publication, 22, 203-210.
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