Dr. Kathrin Schneider

Dr. Kathrin SchneiderDr. Kathrin Schneider

Wissenschaftliche Mitarbeiterin
Lehrstuhl für Endogene Geodynamik
Ulrich-Schalk-Str. 3
91058 Erlangen


Tel: +49 (0)9131 85 69603




Research Interests

  • Geochemical evolution of the Earth´s mantle throughout Earth´s history
  •  Geochemical evolution of early Earth´s oceanic and continental crust
  • Interaction of mantle-derived magma and crustal melts
  • Intra-plate volcanism and volcanism associated with subduction zones



  • RFA: major elements
  • Thermo Finnigan Element XR ICP-MS and Thermo Scientific XSeries 2 quadrupole ICP-MS: trace elements
  • Thermo Scientific Neptune MC-ICP-MS: Hf, Nd, Sr, Pb isotopes
  • Thermo Fisher Triton MC-TIMS: Nd, Sr isotopes



  • Hoffmann, J.E., Musese, E., Kröner, A., Schneider, K.P., Wong, J., Hofmann, A., Hegner, E., Kasper, H.U., Tusch, J., Münker, C. Hafnium-Neodymium isotope, trace element and U-Pb zircon age constraints on the petrogenesis of the 3.44-3.46 Ga Dwalile greenstone remnant, Ancient Gneiss Complex, Swaziland. Precambrian Research, 351, DOI: 10.1016/j.precamres.2020.105970.
  • Kröner A., Hoffmann, J.E., Wong, J.M., Geng, H.-Y., Schneider, K.P., Xie, H., Yang, J.-H., Nhleko, N. (2019) Archaean Crystalline Rocks of the Eastern Kaapvaal Craton. In: Kröner A., Hofmann A. (eds) The Archaean Geology of the Kaapvaal Craton, Southern Africa. Regional Geology Reviews. Springer, Cham, DOI: 10.1007/978-3-319- 78652-0_1.
  • Schneider, K.P., Hoffmann, J.E., Münker, C., Roerdink, D., Sprung, P., Kröner, A. (2019) Petrogenetic evolution of metabasalts and metakomatiites of the lower Onverwacht Group, Barberton Greenstone Belt (South Africa). Chemical Geology, 511, 152-177, DOI: 10.1016/j.chemgeo.2019.02.020.
  • Schneider, K.P., Hoffmann, J.E., Boyet, M., Münker, C., Kröner, A. (2018) Coexistence enriched and non-enriched 142Nd signatures in Archean igneous rocks of the eastern Kaapvaal Craton, southern Africa. Earth and Planetary Science Letters, 487, 54-66, DOI: 10.1016/j.epsl.2018.01.022.
  • Schneider, K.P., Kirchenbaur, M., Fonseca, R.O.C., Kasper, H.U., Münker, C., Froitzheim, N. (2016) Role of crustal assimilation and basement compositions in the petrogenesis of differentiated intraplate volcanic rocks: a case study from the Siebengebirge Volcanic Field, Germany. Contributions to Mineralogy and Petrology, DOI: 10.1007/s00410-016-1271-7.
  • Hoffmann, J.E., Kröner, A., Hegner, E., Viehmann, S., Xie, H., Iaccheri, L.M., Schneider, K.P., Hofmann, A., Wong, J., Geng, H., Yang, J. (2016) Source composition, fractional crystallization and magma mixing processes in the 3.48 – 3.43 Ga Tsawela tonalite suite (Ancient Gneiss Complex, Swaziland) – Implications for Palaeoarchaean geodynamics. Precambrian Research, 10.1016/j.precamres. 2016.01.026.