Ingeborg Hochmair Professor

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

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

Ancient Caves IMAX film

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




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., Pythoud, M., Moseley, G.E., Dublyansky, Y.V., Edwards, R.L., Spötl, C. (2019): Paleohydrology southwest Nevada (USA) based on groundwater 234U/238U over the past 475,000 k.y. – Geological Society of America Bulletin,

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.