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|2016 - present||
W2 Professor in Sedimentology – Exogene Geology
(fixed-term position– 5 years)
Freie Universität Berlin
|2013 - 2016||
Post-doctoral fellow – German Research Foundation (DFG-Eigene Stelle)
“Controls on turbidite deposition offshore the Chilean convergent margin” Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences
Research group of Prof. Manfred Strecker
Scientific consultant for the Rohöl-Aufsuchungs-AG (RAG), Vienna, Project: “Distribution and Evolution of Oligocene/ Miocene submarine slope fans along the South Slope of the Molasse Basin, Upper Austria” (employed by UP Transfer Gesellschaft für Wissens- und Technologietransfer mbH during 6 months pause of DFG-Eigene Stelle)
|2011 - 2012||
Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences
Research group of Prof. Manfred Strecker
2005 - 2011
Ph.D. in Geological and Environmental Sciences, Stanford University Stanford Project On Deep-water Depositional Systems
(SPODDS, industry-funded research program, http://spodds.stanford.edu)
Thesis: “Paleogeography and Sedimentary Development of two Deep-Marine Foreland Basins: The Cretaceous Magallanes Basin, Southern Chile, and the Tertiary Molasse Basin, Austria”. 218 p.
Advisors: Prof. Donald Lowe, Prof. Stephan Graham
2002 - 2005
Diplom program in Geology/ Paleontology at the Freie Universität Berlin
The research of the Sedimentary Systems Group focuses on how sediments and sedimentary rocks record Earth-surface processes across a broad range of temporal and spatial scales. The ultimate goal is to discover how marine clastic sedimentary successions relate to past tectonic activity, climatic perturbations, sea-level changes, oceanic conditions, and intrinsic controls of the depositional system. We are aiming to analyze entire natural sediment routing systems, including their terrestrial and submarine components, over geomorphologically significant time scales.
We analyzed Earth surface processes across a broad range of climate zones and geomorphic characteristics over the past 26,000 years. The goal of this project is to decipher the controls on offshore turbidite deposition and to evaluate the use of turbidite depositional archives as proxies for climate change and past earthquake activity.
The goal of this project is to reconstruct the Oligocene and Miocene uplift and erosion history of the Eastern Alps by investigating the sedimentary basin fill of the German and Upper Austrian Molasse Basin. We will decipher the propagation time scale of major uplift and erosion signals into the marine and freshwater strata of the Molasse Basin. This project is part of the PhD project of Julian Hülscher and is coadvised by Edward Sobel.
Along the West coast of Sumatra,we are tracing Holocene variations of erosion and sediment deposition related to precipitation changes from the onshore erosional zone through the fluvial transfer zone and into the deep-marine sedimentary sink.
Stolle, A., Bernhardt, A., Schwanghart, W., Hoelzmann, P., Adhikari, B.R., Fort, M., Korup, O., 2017, Catastrophic valley fills record large Himalayan earthquakes, Pokhara, Nepal, Quaternary Science Reviews, v. 177, p. 88-103
Wittmann H., von Blanckenburg, F., M. Mohtadi M., Christl, M., Bernhardt, A., 2017, The competition between coastal trace metal fluxes and oceanic mixing from the 10Be/9Be ratio: Implications for sedimentary records, Geophysical Research Letters, DOI: 10.1002/2017GL074259.
Bernhardt A., Schwanghart W., Hebbeln D., Stuut J.-B. W., Strecker M.R., 2017, Immediate propagation of deglacial environmental change to deep-marine turbidite systems along the Chile convergent margin, Earth and Planetary Science Letters, v. 473, p. 190-204.
Stright, L., Fosdick, J., Jobe, Z., Bernhardt, A., 2017, Modeling uncertainty in the three-dimensional structural deformation and stratigraphic evolution from outcrop data: implications for submarine channel knickpoint recognition, Marine and Petroleum Geology, v. 86, p. 79-94.
Bernhardt, A., Hebbeln, D., Regenber, M., Lueckge, A., Strecker, M., 2016, Shelfal sediment transport by an undercurrent forces turbidity-current activity during high sea level along the Chile continental margin, Geology, v. 44, no. 4, p. 295–298, doi: 10.1130/G37594.1.
Schwanghart, W., Bernhardt, A., Stolle, A.,Hoelzmann, P., Adhikari B.R. ,Andermann, C., Tofelde, S., Merchel, S., Rugel, G., Fort, M., and Korup, O., 2016, Repeated catastrophic valley infill following medieval earthquakes in the Nepal Himalaya, Science, v. 8, p. 147-150. doi:10.1126/science.aac9865
Bernhardt, A., Melnick, D., Jara-Muñoz, J., Argandoña, B., González, J., Strecker, M.R, 2015, Controls on submarine canyon activity during sea-level highstands: The Biobío canyon system offshore Chile, Geosphere, doi:10.1130/GES01063.1
Bernhardt, A., Melnick, D., Hebbeln, D., Lueckge, A., Strecker, M., 2015, Turbidite paleoseismology along the active continental margin of Chile – feasible or not?, Quaternary Science Reviews, v. 120. p. 71-92. doi:10.1016/j.quascirev.2015.04.001
Stright, L., Bernhardt, A., and Boucher, A., 2013, DFTopoSim: Modeling Topographically-Controlled Deposition of Subseismic Scale Sandstone Packages Within a Mass Transport Dominated Deep-Water Channel Belt, Mathematical Geosciences, v. 45, p. 277-296, doi: 10.1007/s11004-013-9444-7.
Bernhardt, A., Stright, L., Lowe, D.R., 2012, Channelized debris flow deposits and their impact on turbidity currents: the Puchkirchen axial channel belt in the Austrian Molasse Basin, Sedimentology, v. 59, p. 2042-2070, DOI: 0.1111/j.1365-3091.2012.01334.x
Bernhardt, A., Jobe, Z.R., Grove, M., Lowe, D.R., 2012, Paleogeography and Diachronous Infill of an Ancient Deep-Marine Foreland Basin, Upper Cretaceous Cerro Toro Formation, Magallanes Basin, Chile; Basin Research, v. 24, p. 269-294, DOI: 10.1111/j.1365-2117.2011.00528.x
Bernhardt, A., Jobe, Z.R., Lowe, R., 2011, Stratigraphic Evolution Of A Submarine Channel-Lobe Complex System In A Narrow Fairway Within The Magallanes Foreland Basin, Cerro Toro Formation, Southern Chile, Marine and Petroleum Geology, v. 28, p. 785-806
Fosdick, J.C., Romans, B.W., Fildani, A., Calderón, M., Bernhardt, A., Graham, S.A, 2011, Kinematic History Of The Cretaceous-Neogene Patagonian Fold-Thrust Belt and Magallanes Foreland Basin, Chile and Argentina (51° 30’ S), GSA Bulletin, v. 123, p. 1679-1698
Jobe, Z.R., Bernhardt, A., Lowe, R., 2010, Strong Facies Asymmetry in a Conglomerate-Rich Submarine Channel Fill, Cerro Toro Formation, Sierra Del Toro, Magallanes Basin, Chile, Journal of Sedimentary Research, v. 80, p. 1085-1108
Stright, L., Bernhardt, A., Boucher, A.; Mukerji, T., 2009, Revisiting the use of Seismic Attributes as Soft Data for Sub-Seismic Facies Prediction: Proportions vs. Probabilities, The Leading Edge December 2009, p. 1460-1469.
Bernhardt, A., Jobe, Z.R., Lowe, D.R., 2008, The evolution of an elongate foreland basin: the deep- to shallow-marine filling of the Cretaceous Magallanes Basin, Chile, 28th Annual GCSSEPM Foundation Bob F. Perkins Research Conference, p. 268-310.