Katerina SCHÖPFER, Mgr., PhD.


Raumnummer: 2B448
Tel.: +43-1-4277-53469

Katerina Schöpfer

Research Interests:

  • Large-scale basin geometries, basin evolution and regional geology of the Northeast Atlantic continental margin, in particular Late Palaeozoic and Mesozoic offshore rift basins in the extensional setting of the Irish, the United Kingdom and the Norwegian continental margin.
  • Small-scale detailed seismic mapping of Late Palaeozoic faults in order to improve understanding of tectono-stratigraphic evolution of a Permo-Carboniferous basin in northern Switzerland.
  • Fieldwork and sedimentological study of an Early Permian post-Variscan basin in the NE Czech Republic, in collaboration with Charles University Prague.

Past Projects:

2019-2020: 3D seismic fault mapping of the Nördlich Lägern cube in the Constance–Frick Trough, Northern Switzerland. PI: Kurt Decker.

2017-2018: Back-to-Research Grant 2016

2014-2016: Development of Mesozoic/Cenozoic basins in the Faroe-Shetland, Møre and Vøring regions. PI: B. Grasemann (Univie) & L. Springall (OMV).

2010-2012: A regional stratigraphic and structural synthesis of Mesozoic/Cenozoic basins, offshore Ireland; carried out as a part of the project ‘Kinematic plate reconstruction of the northern Atlantic Ocean’, jointly funded by the Irish Shelf Petroleum Studies Group (ISPSG) of the Petroleum Infrastructure Programme and Nalcor Energy (on behalf of the Offshore Geoscience Data Program with the Government of Newfoundland and Labrador).

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3D-seismic evidence for thick-skinned tectonics in a 'classic' thin skinned tectonics region (external Alpine foreland, Switzerland). / Schöpfer, Katerina (Korresp. Autor*in); Decker, Kurt; Nazari Vanani, Fatemeh et al.

in: Terra Nova, 12.2023.

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Evaluation of climatic and tectonic imprints in fluvial successions of an Early Permian depositional system (Asselian Vrchlabí Formation, Krkonoše Piedmont Basin, Czech Republic). / Schöpfer, Kateřina (Korresp. Autor*in); Nádaskay, Roland; Martínek, Karel.

in: Journal of Sedimentary Research, Band 92, 2022, S. 275-303.

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Late Palaeozoic – Mesozoic tectonostratigraphic development of the eastern Faroe-Shetland Basin: New insights from high-resolution 3D seismic and well data. / Schöpfer, Katerina; Hinsch, Ralph.

in: Marine and Petroleum Geology, Band 109, 2019, S. 494-518.

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Peer-Reviewed Publications:

Redfern J., Shannon P.M., Tyrrell S., Leleu S., Fabuel Perez I., Baudon C., Štolfová K., Hodgetts D., van Lanen X., Williams B.P.J., Speksnijder A., Haughton P.D.W. and Daly J.S. (2010). An integrated study of Permo-Triassic basins along the North Atlantic passive margin: implication for future exploration. Petroleum Geology: From mature Basins to New Frontiers – Proceedings of the 7th Petroleum Geology Conference, Vining B.A. & Pickering S.C. (eds.), 921-936, DOI: 10.1144/0070921.  

Štolfová K. & Shannon P.M. (2009). Permo-Triassic development from Ireland to Norway: basin architecture and regional controls. Geological Journal 44 (6), 652-676.  

Martínek K. & Štolfová K. (2009). Provenance study of Permian non-marine sandstones and conglomerates of the Krkonose Piedmont Basin (Czech Republic): exotic marine limestone pebbles, heavy minerals and garnet composition. Bulletin of Geosciences 84 (3), 555-568.