Dr Florian Pohl
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Dr Florian Pohl

Postdoctoral Research Fellow (TYRE LOSS Project)

School of Biological and Marine Sciences (Faculty of Science and Engineering)

Biography

Biography

  Current –  Postdoctoral Research FellowUniversity of Plymouth, UK
             
TYRE LOSS project – Lost at Sea - where are all the tyre particles? - NERC-funded 

   2020  –   Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Durham University, UK
             Developing a Global Listening Network for Turbidity Currents and Seafloor Processes - NERC-funded

   2019  –  Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Utrecht University, The Netherlands
             Self developed pilot project on the transport of microplastic by turbidity currents

   2015  –  Research Assistant, University of Bonn, Germany
             Assistance in research and teaching in the structural geology group

Qualifications

    2019 – Ph.D. Marine sedimentology, Utrecht University, The Netherlands
             “Turbidity currents and their deposits in abrupt morphological transition zones

    2014 – M.Sc. Earth science (with distinction), University of Bonn, Germany
             “U-Pb zircon age determination of syntectonic granitoids in Valsassina, Italy”

    2011 – B.Sc.   Earth science (with distinction), University of Bonn Germany
              “Facies analysis of the Morillo Unit, Ainsa Basin, Spain

    2007  Apprenticeship as motorbike mechanic, Ducati Bielefeld, Germany

Professional membership

  • BSRG (British Sedimentological Research Group)
  • EGU (European Geosciences Union)
  • IAS (International Association of Sedimentologists)

Roles on external bodies

    Reviewer for research publications for:

  • Environmental Science & Technology
  • Environmental Pollution
  • Sedimentology
  • Deep-Sea Research Part I
  • Ocean Science
  • Frontiers in Earth Science
  • Marine and Petroleum Geology
  • International Journal of Sediment Research

Research

Research

Grants & contracts

Awards
  • EGU 2019, Outstanding Student Poster and PICO (OSPP)
  • GeoTirol 2016, Poster Award of the German Geological Society (DGGV)
Grands
  • Geological Scocienty Research Grant 2020
  • EGU 2019 Roland Schlich Travel Support
  • IAS Travel Grant; EGU Conference 2019
  • PROMOS Masters’ fieldwork scholarship 2013

Publications

Publications

Key publications

Key publications are highlighted

Journals

  • Pohl, F., Eggenhuisen, J. T., Cartigny, M. J. B., Tilston, M. C., de Leeuw, J., & Hermidas, N. (2020). The influence of a slope break on turbidite deposits: An experimental investigation. Marine Geology, 424, 106160. doi:10.1016/j.margeo.2020.106160
  • Pohl, F., Eggenhuisen, J. T., Kane, I. A., & Clare, M. A. (2020). Transport and Burial of Microplastics in Deep-Marine Sediments by Turbidity Currents. Environmental Science & Technology, 54(7), 4180-4189. doi:10.1021/acs.est.9b07527
  • Kane, I. A., Clare, M. A., Miramontes, E., Wogelius, R., Rothwell, J. J., Garreau, P., & Pohl, F. (2020). Seafloor microplastic hotspots controlled by deep-sea circulation. Science, 368(6495), 1140-1145. doi:10.1126/science.aba5899
  • Miramontes, E., Eggenhuisen, J. T., Jacinto, R. S., Poneti, G., Pohl, F., Normandeau, A., . . . Hernández-Molina, F. J. (2020). Channel-levee evolution in combined contour current–turbidity current flows from flume-tank experiments. Geology, 48(4), 353-357. doi:10.1130/g47111.1
  • Spychala, Y. T., Eggenhuisen, J. T., Tilston, M., & Pohl, F. (2020). The influence of basin setting and turbidity current properties on the dimensions of submarine lobe elements. Sedimentology, 67(7), 3471-3491. doi:10.1111/sed.12751
  • Ferguson, R. A., Kane, I. A., Eggenhuisen, J. T., Pohl, F., Tilston, M., Spychala, Y. T., & Brunt, R. L. (2020). Entangled external and internal controls on submarine fan evolution: an experimental perspective. The Depositional Record, 6(3), 605-624. doi:10.1002/dep2.109
  • Eggenhuisen, J. T., Tilston, M. C., Leeuw, J., Pohl, F., & Cartigny, M. J. B. (2020). Turbulent diffusion modelling of sediment in turbidity currents: An experimental validation of the Rouse approach. The Depositional Record, 6(1), 203-216. doi:10.1002/dep2.86
  • Pohl, F., Eggenhuisen, J. T., Tilston, M., & Cartigny, M. J. B. (2019). New flow relaxation mechanism explains scour fields at the end of submarine channels. Nature Communications, 10(1). doi:10.1038/s41467-019-12389-x
  • Pohl, F., Froitzheim, N., Obermüller, G., Tomaschek, F., Schröder, O., Nagel, T. J., . . . Heuser, A. (2018). Kinematics and Age of Syn-Intrusive Detachment Faulting in the Southern Alps: Evidence for Early Permian Crustal Extension and Implications for the Pangea A Versus B Controversy. Tectonics, 37(10), 3668-3689. doi:10.1029/2018tc004974
  • de Leeuw, J., Eggenhuisen, J. T., Spychala, Y. T., Heijnen, M. S., Pohl, F., & Cartigny, M. J. B. (2018). Sediment Volume and Grain-Size Partitioning Between Submarine Channel−Levee Systems and Lobes: An Experimental Study. Journal of Sedimentary Research, 88(7), 777-794. doi:10.2110/jsr.2018.46
  • Hermidas, N., Eggenhuisen, J. T., Jacinto, R. S., Luthi, S. M., Toth, F., & Pohl, F. (2018). A Classification of Clay‐Rich Subaqueous Density Flow Structures. Journal of Geophysical Research: Earth Surface, 123(5), 945-966. doi:10.1002/2017jf004386
  • Pohl, F., & McCann, T. (2014). Architecture and depositional development of the Eocene deep-marine Morillo and Coscojuela Formations, Aínsa Basin, Spain. Geological Journal, 49(3), 221-238. doi:10.1002/gj.2511

Articles
Miramontes E, Eggenhuisen JT, Jacinto RS, Poneti G, Pohl F, Normandeau A, Campbell DC & Hernández-Molina FJ (2020) 'Channel-levee evolution in combined contour current-turbidity current flows from flume tank experiments: REPLY' Geology 48, (8) e508-e508 , DOI
Ferguson RA, Kane IA, Eggenhuisen JT, Pohl F, Tilston M, Spychala YT & Brunt RL (2020) 'Entangled external and internal controls on submarine fan evolution: an experimental perspective' The Depositional Record 6, (3) 605-624 , DOI
Pohl F, Eggenhuisen JT, Cartigny MJB, Tilston MC, de Leeuw J & Hermidas N (2020) 'The influence of a slope break on turbidite deposits: An experimental investigation' Marine Geology 424, 106160-106160 , DOI
Spychala YT, Eggenhuisen JT, Tilston M & Pohl F (2020) 'The influence of basin setting and turbidity current properties on the dimensions of submarine lobe elements' Sedimentology 67, (7) 3471-3491 , DOI
Kane IA, Clare MA, Miramontes E, Wogelius R, Rothwell JJ, Garreau P & Pohl F (2020) 'Seafloor microplastic hotspots controlled by deep-sea circulation' Science 368, (6495) 1140-1145 , DOI
Pohl F, Eggenhuisen JT, Kane IA & Clare MA (2020) 'Transport and Burial of Microplastics in Deep-Marine Sediments by Turbidity Currents' Environmental Science & Technology 54, (7) 4180-4189 , DOI Open access
Miramontes E, Eggenhuisen JT, Jacinto RS, Poneti G, Pohl F, Normandeau A, Campbell DC & Hernández-Molina FJ (2020) 'Channel-levee evolution in combined contour current–turbidity current flows from flume-tank experiments' Geology 48, (4) 353-357 , DOI
Pohl F, Eggenhuisen JT, Tilston M & Cartigny MJB (2019) 'New flow relaxation mechanism explains scour fields at the end of submarine channels' Nature Communications 10, (1) , DOI Open access
Eggenhuisen JT, Tilston MC, Leeuw J, Pohl F & Cartigny MJB (2019) 'Turbulent diffusion modelling of sediment in turbidity currents: An experimental validation of the Rouse approach' The Depositional Record 6, (1) 203-216 , DOI
Pohl F, Froitzheim N, Obermüller G, Tomaschek F, Schröder O, Nagel TJ, Sciunnach D & Heuser A (2018) 'Kinematics and Age of Syn-Intrusive Detachment Faulting in the Southern Alps: Evidence for Early Permian Crustal Extension and Implications for the Pangea A Versus B Controversy' Tectonics 37, (10) 3668-3689 , DOI
de Leeuw J, Eggenhuisen JT, Spychala YT, Heijnen MS, Pohl F & Cartigny MJB (2018) 'Sediment Volume and Grain-Size Partitioning Between Submarine Channel−Levee Systems and Lobes: An Experimental Study' Journal of Sedimentary Research 88, (7) 777-794 , DOI
Hermidas N, Eggenhuisen JT, Jacinto RS, Luthi SM, Toth F & Pohl F (2018) 'A Classification of Clay‐Rich Subaqueous Density Flow Structures' Journal of Geophysical Research: Earth Surface 123, (5) 945-966 , DOI
Pohl F & McCANN T (2013) 'Architecture and depositional development of the Eocene deep-marine Morillo and Coscojuela Formations, Aínsa Basin, Spain' Geological Journal 49, (3) 221-238 , DOI
Books

Conference Papers
Eggenhuisen JT, De Leeuw J, Pohl F & Cartigny MJB (2016) 'Keynote speech - Taking physical modelling of deepwater depositional systems forwards' 125-129
Reports

  • Eggenhuisen, J.T., de Leeuw, J., Pohl, F., Spychala, Y.T., Tilston, M.C. & Cartigny, M.J.B. (2019): Eurotank Studies of Experimental Deepwater Sedimentology (EuroSEDS) Final Report. Utrecht University, the Netherlands, 431 pp.

  • Eggenhuisen, J.T., de Leeuw, J., Pohl, F., Spychala, Y.T., Tilston, M.C., Heijnen, M, Wróblewska, S., Berends, N. & Cartigny, M.J.B: Eurotank Studies of Experimental Deepwater Sedimentology (EuroSEDS) Year 3 report (2017). Utrecht, the Netherlands, 346 pp.

  • Eggenhuisen, J.T., de Leeuw, J., Pohl, F., Spychala, Y.T., Tilston, M.C., Heijnen, M., van der Grind G. & Cartigny, M.J.B.: Eurotank Studies of Experimental Deepwater Sedimentology (EuroSEDS) Year 2 report (2016). Utrecht, the Netherlands, 217 pp.

  • Eggenhuisen, J.T., de Leeuw, J., Pohl, F. & Cartigny, M.J.B: Eurotank Studies of Experimental Deepwater Sedimentology (EuroSEDS), Year 1 report (2015). Utrecht, the Netherlands, 87 pp

Personal

Personal

Reports & invited lectures

  • 2020 –  Webinar presentation for SedsOnline.com “Microplastics in sedimentary systems. What we know and don’t know about this new type of sediment particle”
  • 2020 –  Webinar presentation for UCC Marine Geology (marinegeology.ucc.ie): “Microplastic transport, dispersal, and accumulation in seafloor sediments
  • 2020 – Earth Science Seminar at Newcastle University, United Kingdom: “Tracking the deep-sea fate of terrestrially-derived microplastic.
  • 2020 – IFK-Seminar at the Helmholtz-Zentrum Geesthacht, Germany: “Microplastic transport, deposition and burial in seafloor sediments by turbidity currents”
  • 2019 – Sympsium on Ocean plastic pollution, The Ocean Cleanup, The Netherlands: “Tracking the deep-sea fate of terrestrially-derived microplastics

Conferences organised

Session convener

  • 2021 – The Geological Society Events 2021, London, United Kingdom “Plastics in the marine realm”
  • 2019 – BSRG 2019, London, United Kingdom: “Microplastics and pollutans: The human footprint in the sedimentary record.”
  • 2019 – BSRG 2019, London, United Kingdom: “Exploring and characterising deep water stratigraphy and reservoirs from western Europe”
  • 2018 – GeoBonn 2018, Bonn, Germany: “Sedimentary environments and processes from the continental shelf to the deep-marine sink.”

Other academic activities

Public outreach

Links

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