Karoly Nemeth

Massey University

Karoly Nemeth holds a Ph.D. in Geology, doctorate’s topic was understanding the role of phreatomagmatic of the Miocene Waipiata Volcanic Field evolution in the South Island of New Zealand. In addition, he has completed a second Ph.D. in Environmental Science to describe the volcanic geoheritage and geotourism potential of the Plio-Pleistocene monogenetic volcanic fields of the Western Pannonian Basin in Central Europe. He has completed four PostDoc types of research. Among these, he spent 3 years of research in Vanuatu to explore the mafic volcanism in the Vanuatu Volcanic Arc. After this PostDoc research, he has taken a permanent research officer position at the Massey University’s Volcanic Risk Solutions research group. Later, this position developed further to a lecturer position. Currently, he is a Professor in Geology, at Massey University’s School of Agriculture and Environment. He has also spent a full year as an Associate Professor at King Abdulaziz University’s Geohazard Research Center, Jeddah, Saudi Arabia. His main research interests are monogenetic volcanism, volcano geology, natural disasters, geoheritage, and geotourism. During his activities, he has developed skills in volcano geology, geological mappings in volcanic terrains, petrology and geodiversity measurements. He has teaching duties mostly in geology and geological mapping subjects. During his nearly 20 years of research experience, he has spent significant time in geological researches in New Zealand, Central Europe, Argentina, Chile, Colombia, Japan, Libya, Mexico, Korea, Saudi Arabia, and SW Pacific Islands. He has strong research links to the Colombian Geological Survey, Japan Geological Survey, Universidad Catolica del Norte, Antofagasta, Chile, Buenos Aires University, University of Patagonia, Argentina, UNAM, Mexico, Université Clermont Auvergne, Observatoire du Physique du Globe de Clermont, France, King Abdulaziz University, Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, Saudi Geological Survey, Universidad de Caldas, Colombia, Key Research Center of Quaternary Geology and Geochronology of the Chinese Academy of Sciences, Macquire University, Sidney, Australia, Eotvos University, Budapest Hungary, and the Nuclear Research Center of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences, Debrecen. He has published most of his research results in leading peer-reviewed international magazines and few books or book chapters. He has top scientific papers published from his research from all the continents, including Antarctica. He has also established scientific commissions within the International Association of Volcanology and Chemistry of the Earth’s Interior (IAVCEI). He was also an elected executive committee member of the IAVCEI between 2011 and 2015.

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Updates in Volcanology - From Volcano Modeling to Volcano Geology is a new book that is based on book chapters offered by various authors to provide a snapshot of current trends in volcanological researches. Following a short Introduction, the book consists of three sections, namely, ''Understanding the Volcano System from Petrology, Geophysics to Large Scale Experiments,'' ''Volcanic Eruptions and Their Impact to the Environment,' and ''Volcanism in the Geological Record.'' These sections collect a total of 13 book chapters demonstrating clearly the research activity in volcanology from geophysical aspects of volcanic systems to their geological framework. Each chapter provides a comprehensive summary of their subject's current research directions. This book hence can equally be useful for students and researchers.

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