Assistant Professor

Gina Moseley

Innsbruck Quaternary Research Group

Full CV available here
Short media CV available here

Room: 60 334
Email: gina.moseley[at]
Telephone: 0043 512 507 54371

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
2022-         Assistant Professor of Palaeoclimatology, University of Innsbruck
2018-2022 Ingeborg Hochmair Professor, University of Innsbruck
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

2022 Südtiroler Sparkasse Foundation Scientific Research Prize
2021 Rolex Award for Enterprise
2019 Membership of the Young Austrian Academy of Sciences
2018 FWF Start Prize
2018 Captain Scott Society Spirit of Adventure Award
2018 Hypo Tirol 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

Selected Grants
2018 FWF Start Prize
2015 FWF Hertha-Firnberg Fellowship
2015 Austrian Science Foundation
2015 Comer Family Foundation
2015 National Geographic Society
2014 Petzl Foundation
2014 Transglobe Expedition Trust
2014 University Innsbruck Nachwuchsförderung

Science Communication
Rolex Award for Enterprise
Washington Post
Planet Visionaries Podcast with Alex Honnold
VICE News feature
Ancient Caves IMAX film

Greenland Caves Project
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Dublyansky, Y.V., Moseley, G.E., Koltai, G., Töchterle, P., Spötl, C. (2024): Cryogenic cave carbonates. – Encyclopedia of Quaternary Science, Third Edition, Amsterdam (Elsevier),

Donner, A., Töchterle, P., Spötl, C., Hajdas, I., Li, X., R Edwards, R.L., Moseley, G.E. (2023): Cryogenic cave minerals recorded the 1889 CE melt event in northeastern Greenland. – Climate of the Past, 19, 1607-1621.

Töchterle, P., Steidle, S.D., Edwards, R.L., Dublyansky, Y., Spötl, C., Li, X., Gunn, J., Moseley, G.E. (2022): 230Th/U isochron dating of cryogenic cave carbonates. – Geochronology, 4, 617-627.

Smith, P., Moseley, G.E. (2022): The karst and palaeokarst of North and North-East Greenland – physical records of cryptic geological intervals. - GEUS Bulletin, 49. DOI:10.34194/geusb.v49.8298

Steidle, S.D., Warken, S.F., Schorndorf, N., Förstel, J., Schröder-Ritzrau, A., Moseley, G.E., Spötl, C., Avilés, J., Stinnesbeck, W., Frank, N.: Reconstruction of Middle to Late Quaternary sea level using submerged speleothems from the northeastern Yucatán Peninsula. - Journal of Quaternary Science, 36, 1190-1200.

Luetscher, M., Moseley, G.E., Festi, D., Hof, F., Edwards, R.L., Spötl, C. (2021): A last interglacial speleothem record from the Sieben Hengste cave system (Switzerland): implications for alpine paleovegetation. – Quaternary Science Reviews, 262, 106974.

Moseley, G.E., Edwards, R.L., Lord, N.S., Spötl, C., Cheng, H. (2021): Speleothem record of mild and wet mid-Pleistocene climate in northeast Greenland. – Science Advances, 7:eabe1260, DOI: 10.1126/sciadv.abe1260.

Dublyansky, Y., Shirokov, V., Moseley, G.E., Kosintsev, P.A., Edwards, L.R., Spötl, C. (2021): 230Th dating of flowstone from Ignatievskaya Cave, Russia: Age constraints of rock art and paleoclimate inferences. – Geoarchaeology, 36, 532-545.

Li, X., Wendt, K.A., Dublyansky, Y., Moseley, G.E., Spötl, C., Edwards, R.L. (2021): Novel method for determining 234U-238U ages of Devils Hole 2 cave calcite. – Geochronology, 3, 49-58.

Schuster, L., Maussion, F., Langhamer, L., Moseley, G.E. (2021): Lagrangian detection of precipitation moisture sources for an arid region in northeast Greenland: relations to the North Atlantic Oscillation, sea ice cover, and temporal trends from 1979 to 2017. - Weather Clim. Dynam., 2, 1-17,

Gunn, J., Fairchild, I., Moseley, G.E., Töchterle, P., Ashley, K.E., Hellstrom, J., Edwards, R.L. (2020): Palaeoenvironments in the central White Peak District (Derbyshire, UK): evidence from Water Icicle Close Cavern. -Cave and Karst Science 47(3), 153-168.

Murphy, P.J., Moseley, G.E. (2020): A uranium-series date from Wall End Cave, Silverdale, northwest England: its palaeoclimatic and archaeological significance. -Cave and Karst Science 47(3), 138-140.

Comas-Bru, L., Rehfeld, K., Roesch, C., Amirnezhad-Mozhdehi, S., Harrison, S. P., Atsawawaranunt, K., Ahmad, S. M., Brahim, Y. A., Baker, A., Bosomworth, M., Breitenbach, S. F. M., Burstyn, Y., Columbu, A., Deininger, M., Demény, A., Dixon, B., Fohlmeister, J., Hatvani, I. G., Hu, J., Kaushal, N., Kern, Z., Labuhn, I., Lechleitner, F. A., Lorrey, A., Martrat, B., Novello, V. F., Oster, J., Pérez-Mejías, C., Scholz, D., Scroxton, N., Sinha, N., Ward, B. M., Warken, S., Zhang, H., and SISAL Working Group members including Moseley, G.E. , Wendt, K., Wilcox, P. (2020): SISALv2: a comprehensive speleothem isotope database with multiple age–depth models. - Earth Syst. Sci. Data 12, 2579–2606,

Tischler, J., Töchterle, P., Moseley, G.E. (2020): Characterization of northeast Greenland cave sediments. -Cave and Karst Science 47(2), 100-103.

Donner, A., Töchterle, P., Moseley, G.E. (2020): Basic meteorological observations in the Centrumsø region of northeast Greenland. Cave and Karst Science 47(2) , 104-106.

Barton, H.A., Breley, G.J., Töchterle, P., Moseley, G.E. (2020): Cryogenic features of the permafrost ice caves of Grottedal, northeast Greenland. -Cave and Karst Science 47(2), 93-99.

Moseley, G.E., Barton, H.A., Spötl, C., Töchterle, P., Smith, M.P., Bjerkenås, S.E., Blakeley, C., Hodkinson, P.D., Shone, R.C., Sivertsen, H.C., Wright, M. (2020): Cave discoveries and speleogenetic features in northeast Greenland. -Cave and Karst Science 47(2), 74-87.

Moseley, G.E. (2020): History of exploration in northeast Greenland. -Cave and Karst Science 47(2), 55-59

Wendt, K.A., Pythoud, M., Moseley, G.E., Dublyansky, Y.V., Edwards, R.L., Spötl, C. (2020): Paleohydrology southwest Nevada (USA) based on groundwater 234U/238U over the past 475,000 k.y. – Geological Society of America Bulletin, 132, 793-802.

Moseley, G.E., Spötl, C., Brandstätter, S., Erhardt, T., Luetscher, M., Edwards, R. L. (2020): NALPS19: sub-orbital-scale climate variability recorded in northern Alpine speleothems during the last glacial period. - Climate of the Past, 16, 29–50,

Moseley, G.E., Rosvold, J., Gotfredsen, A.B., Hajdas, I., Gilg, O., Gregersen, K.M., Spötl, C., Edwards, R.L. (2019): First pre-modern record of the Gyrfalcon (Falco rusticolus) in north-east Greenland. – Polar Research, 38.

Comas-Bru, L., Harrison, S. P., Werner, M., Rehfeld, K., Scroxton, N., Veiga-Pires, C., and SISAL working group members including Carolin, S., Koltai, G., Luetscher, M., Moseley, G.E. (2019): Evaluating model outputs using integrated global speleothem records of climate change since the last glacial, - Climate of the Past, 15, 1557–1579.

Wendt, K.A., Dublyansky, Y.V., Moseley, G.E., R Edwards, R.L., Cheng, H., Spötl, C. (2018): Moisture availability in the southwest United States over the last three glacial-interglacial cycles. – Science Advances, 4: eaau1375, DOI: 10.1126/sciadv.aau1375.

Atsawawaranunt, K., Comas-Bru, L., Amirnezhad Mozhdehi, S., et al and SISAL Working Group Members including Carolin, S., Koltai, G., Luetscher, M., Moseley, G.E. 2018.: The SISAL database: a global resource to document oxygen and carbon isotope records from speleothems. Earth System Science Data, 10:1687-1713. DOI: 10.5194/essd-10-1687-2018

Spötl, C., Brandstätter, S., Moseley, G. & Offenbecher, K.-H. (2018): Tropfsteine als Zeugnisse und Zeitmesser der Vergangenheit. – In: Höh(l)enluft und Wissensraum. Die Gassel-Tropfsteinhöhle im Salzkammergut zwischen Alltagskultur, Naturkunde und wissenschaftlicher Forschung (Ed. by J. Mattes & D. Kuffner), Denisia, 40, 283-290.

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 - first results. – Journal of Seismology, 21, 1111-1130.

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

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)

Dublyansky, Y., Moseley, G.E., Spötl, C., Liakhnitsky, Y., Cheng, H., Edwards, R.L. (2016): Constraining the ages of the late Palaeolithic cave paintings in the Shulgan-Tash Cave, Southern Urals, Russia. – In: Ancient sanctuaries: Archaeology, ritual, mythology. Materials of International Scientific Symposium, Ufa 2015 (Institute for History Publishing House), 120-125.

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.

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., 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.

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

Moseley, G.E., Spötl, C., Cheng, H., Boch, R., Min, A., 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.

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.

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.

Luetscher, M., Borreguero, M., Moseley, G.M., Spötl, C., Edwards, R.L. (2013): Alpine permafrost thawing during the Medieval Warm Period identified from cryogenic cave carbonates. – The Cryosphere, 7, 1073-1081.

Moseley, G.E., Smart, P.L., Richards, D.A., 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.

Moseley, G.E., Richards, D.A., Smith, C., Smart, P.L., Hoffmann, D.L., 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.

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.