Dr. Andreas Möller

Andreas Möller
  • Chair of Graduate Admission for Geology
  • Associate Professor
  • Department of Geology

Contact Info

Office Phone:
Department Phone:
Slawson Hall, room #170G


Undergraduate and graduate education in geology/paleontology and mineralogy at the universities of Hamburg and Kiel (Germany). Post-doctoral research and teaching fellow positions in Sydney, Mainz and Potsdam. Native of northern Germany (Schleswig-Holstein, the home state of Eutin, the sister city of Lawrence, KS).


Dr. Möller and his students use geochronology and thermobarometry to study the history of ancient mountain belts, and the source regions and deposition ages of sediments. Google scholar profile: https://scholar.google.de/citations?user=PCgPcVsAAAAJ&hl=en

Research interests:

  • Geochronology
  • Metamorphic Petrology
  • Chronostratigraphy
  • Isotope Geochemistry


I teach introductory geology, igneous and metamorphic petrology, geochronology, several lab-based graduate level classes for the laser-ablation ICP-MS laboratory I direct, and independent studies for undergraduate research. I co-teach the geochemistry and tectonics seminar and the KU Geology Field Camp.

Teaching interests:

  • Petrology
  • Geochronology
  • The Way the Earth Works
  • Earth History
  • Field Camp

Selected Publications

Herms, P., Raase, P., Giehl, C., Aradi, L., Fußwinkel, T., Rohrbach, T., Möller, A. (2023). High-pressure melting in metapelites of a 2 Ga old subducted oceanic crust (Usagaran belt, Tanzania): implications from melt inclusions, fluid inclusions and thermodynamic modelling. Contributions to Mineralogy and Petrology - Issue 11 | Volume 178. https://doi.org/doi.org/10.1007/s00410-023-02063-3.
Joeckel, R., Suarez, C., Mclean, N., Moeller, A., Ludvigson, G., Suarez, M., Kirkland, J., Andrew, J., Kiessling, S., Hatzell, G. (2023). Berriasian–Valanginian geochronology and carbon-isotope stratigraphy of the Yellow Cat Member, Cedar Mountain Formation, Eastern Utah, USA. Geosciences - Volume 13. https://doi.org/10.3390/geosciences13020032.
Gürsu, S., Köksal, S., Möller, A., Kamenov, G., Cemal Göncüoğlu, M., Hefferan, K., Mueller, P., Kozlu, H. (2022). Combined U-Pb ages and Lu-Hf systematics of detrital zircons from Early Cambrian Gondwanan siliciclastic rocks in S Turkey: Provenance and correlations with coeval successions in peri-Gondwanan terranes. Gondwana Research - Volume 107. https://doi.org/10.1016/J.GR.2022.04.010.
Moeller, A. (2021). Sediment routing and provenance of shallow to deep marine sandstones in the Late Paleozoic Oquirrh Basin, Utah. Palaeogeography, Palaeoclimatology, Palaeoecology - Volume 578. https://doi.org/doi.org/10.1016/j.palaeo.2021.110582.
Joeckel, R., Ludvigson, G., Möller, A., Hotton, C., Suarez, M., Suarez, C., Sames, B., Kirkland, J., Hendrix, B. (2020). Chronostratigraphy and Terrestrial Palaeoclimatology of Berriasian–Hauterivian Strata of the Cedar Mountain Formation, Utah, USA. Geological Society, London, Special Publications - Issue 1 | Volume 498. https://doi.org/10.1144/SP498-2018-133.
Cioffi, C., Campos Neto, M., Möller, A., Rocha, B. (2019). Titanite petrochronology of the southern Brasília Orogen basement: Effects of retrograde net-transfer reactions on titanite trace element compositions. Lithos - Volume 344-345. https://doi.org/10.1016/J.LITHOS.2019.06.035.

Selected Presentations

Monazite and garnet U-Pb dating reveals amphibolite facies metamorphism in Central Colorado as Mesoproterozoic - GSA Connects Annual Meeting. Location: Denver, CO. (10-12-2022).
Improving the age constraints on Cretaceous carbon isotope excursions: a combined U-Pb dating approach using paleosol cryptotephra and pedogenic carbonates - GSA Annual Meeting. Location: Portland, OR. (10-13-2021).
Is DZ driving you(r) MAD? Volcanogenic zircon in mature paleosols better determine the maximum age of deposition - Goldschmidt 2019. Location: Barcelona, Spain. (8-19-2019).


Dr. Möller is Associate Editor for MINERALOGY and PETROLOGY, he has been providing peer-reviews for more than 20 scientific journals and more than 10 different funding and scholarship agencies.