Alexander Malz

Wiss. Mitarbeiter

Department of Structural Geology and Geodynamics

Georg-August-Universität Göttingen


Wiss. Mitarbeiter, Georg-August-Universität Göttingen (2015-)

PhD, Friedrich-Schiller-University Jena (2014)

Diplom in Geologie, Friedrich-Schiller-University Jena (2010)

Research Interests

I am mainly interested in the structure and evolution of contractional intraplate-deformation with focus on Central Europe and its rheological dependencies. In this context, I focus on inversion structures and detached thrusts as well as on their kinematic development. I attempt to understand the geometry and kinematics of faults of both tectonic regimes by the use of quantified structural models with a close fitting to field data.

Recent publications

Malz, A., Madritsch, H., Meier, B. & Kley, J. (under review): Triangle zone formation and associated thrust front development in thin-skinned foreland fold belts: A case study from the Eastern Jura Mountains. Tectonophysics

Malz, A., Madritsch, H. & Kley, J. (accepted), Improving 2D-Seismic interpretation in challenging settings by integration of restoration techniques: A case study from the Jura fold-and-thrust belt (Switzerland). Interpretation, Vol. 3, No. 4; p. SAA37-SAA58

Majzlan, J., Brey-Funke, M., Malz, A., Donndorf, S., Bakker, R.J., Prochaska, W. & Milovsky, R.: Mineralising fluids of the barite-fluorite mineralisations at the southern edge of the Thuringian Basin, Germany and a comparison of post-Variscan sulfide-fluorite-barite mineralisations across Europe. Submitted to: Chemical Geology 2015

Malz, A. & Kley, J. (2012): The Finne fault zone (central Germany) - Structural analysis of a partially inverted extensional fault zone by balanced cross sections. International Journal of Earth Sciences 101(8); DOI 10.1007/s00531-012-0778-z