Dr. Anja Rosenthal

Visiting Fellow

09/2018-date:       Visiting Fellow, 

                         College of Science, The Australian National University (ANU), Canberra, Australia



09/2016-08/2018: Auvergne Research Fellow, Laboratoire Magmas et Volcans (LMV), 

                                 Clermont Auvergne University (UCA), Clermont-Ferrand, France


03/2016-08/2016: Assistant Professor, Institute of Petrology and Structural Geology,

                                 Charles University, Prague, Czech Republic


05/2015-02/2016: Postdoctoral Fellow, Bayerisches Geoinstitut (BGI),

                                 University of Bayreuth, Bayreuth, Germany


09/2012-05/2015: Marie Curie Research Fellow, Bayerisches Geoinstitut (BGI),

                                 University of Bayreuth, Bayreuth, Germany


06/2011-08/2012: Postdoctoral Associate, Department of Earth Sciences, 

                          University of Minnesota, Minnesota, USA



12/2010: Ph.D. in Earth Sciences,

             "Exploring the melting behaviour of the Earth's heterogenous upper mantle", 

                 Research School of Earth Sciences (RSES), The Australian National University (ANU), Australia


10/2005: M.Sc. in Geology, 

             "Isotopic investigations of volcanic rocks from the Toro-Ankole and Virunga fields"

                 TU Bergakademie Freiberg, Germany



06/2015-date: Editorial Board, 

                          Earth and Environmental Sciences - Scientific Reports, Nature Publishing Group


Reviewer for various international journals, including:

Scientific Reports, Earth and Planetary Science Letters, Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta, Lithos, Chemical Geology, Contributions to Mineralogy and Petrology, Crystals, Minerals



09/2012-05/2014: Joint Multianvil Experimental Laboratory Assistant,

                                 Organisation of multianvil experimental laboratory,

                                 assistant for visitors, posdocs and students, 

                                 Bayerisches Geoinstitut (BGI), University of Bayreuth, Bayreuth, Germany



10/2017-08/2018: Coordinated organisation of the PetroPot-Seminar,

                                 Laboratoire Magmas et Volcans (LMV), Clermont Auvergne University (UCA), France


12/2015:                 Co-convenor of a session on carbon fluxes, AGU Fall Meeting 2015, U.S.A.

12/2014:                 Co-convenor of a session on carbon fluxes, AGU Fall Meeting 2014, U.S.A.


08/2008:                 Initiator and Co-ordinator of organisation of the Inagural RSES Student Conference,

                                 RSES, ANU, Australia.


09/2007-06/2008: Student Facilitator and Mentor for ~70 Ph.D. students,

                                 RSES, ANU, Australia.


02/2008:                 Co-ordinator for organisation of the presentation in honour of Prof. David H. Green,

                                 RSES, ANU, Australia.


Research interests

My main research focuses on experimental petrology and geochemistry, where I use piston-cylinder and multianvil devices, often supported by studies of natural mantle lithologies and mantle-derived volcanic rocks.

My particular interest is to experimentally constrain melting, phase, redox and rheological relations of a wide range of mantle lithologies such as peridotite, eclogites and pyroxenites that contain varying amounts of trace elements and volatiles (C-O-H) and how these bear upon the geochemical diversity and redox states of mantle derived magmas.

In particular, I am interested in using experimental and associated various sophisticated micro-analytical and micro-imaging techniques to improve our understanding of deep Earth’s volatile cycles.


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Sorbadere, F., Laurenz, V., Frost, D.J., Wenz, M., Rosenthal, A., McCammon, C., Rivard, C. (2018). The behaviour of ferric iron during partial melting of peridotite. Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta 239, 235-254. [6]

Rosenthal, A., Yaxley, G.M., Crichton, W.A., Kovács, I., Spandler, C., Hermann, J., Sándorné, J.K., Rose-Koga, E., Pelleter, A.-A. (2018). Phase relations and melting of nominally ‘dry’ residual eclogites with variable CaO/Na2O from 3 to 5 GPa and 1250 to 1500°C; implications for refertilisation of upwelling heterogeneous mantleLithos 314-315, 506-519. [3]

Beyer, C., Rosenthal, A., Myhill, R., Crichton, W.A., Yu, T., Wang, Y., Frost, D.J. (2018). An internally consistent pressure calibration of geobarometers applicable to the Earth’s upper mantle using in situ XRDGeochimica et Cosmochimica Acta 222, 421-435. [1]



Marquardt, K., De Graef, M., Singh, S., Marquardt, H., Rosenthal, A., Koizuimi, S. (2017). Quantitative electron backscatter diffraction data (EBSD) analyses using the dictionary indexing (DI) approach: overcoming indexing difficulties on geological materialsAmerican Mineralogist 102, 1843-1855. [21]

Farla, R., Rosenthal, A.,  Bollinger, C., Petitgirard, S., Guignard, J., Miyajima, N., Kawazoe, T., Crichton, W., Frost, D. (2017). High-pressure, high-temperature deformation of dunite, eclogite, clinopyroxenite and garnetite using in situ X-ray diffractionEarth and Planetary Science Letters 473, 291-302. [4]

Yaxley, G.M., Berry, A.J., Rosenthal, A., Woodland, A.B., Paterson, D. (2017). Redox preconditioning deep cratonic lithosphere for kimberlite genesis – evidence from the central Slave CratonScientific Reports 7, 30. [22]



Rosenthal, A., Hauri, E.H., Hirschmannm M.M. (2015). Corrigendum to “Experimental determination of C, F, and H partitioning between upper minerals and carbonated basalt, CO2/Ba and CO2/Nb systematics of partial melting, and the CO2 contents of basaltic source regions” [Earth Planet. Sci. Lett. 412 (2015) 77–87]. Earth and Planetary Science Letters 419, 228-228.

Rosenthal, A., Hauri, E.H., Hirschmannm M.M. (2015). Experimental determination of C, F, and H partitioning between upper minerals and carbonated basalt, CO2/Ba and CO2/Nb systematics of partial melting, and the CO2 contents of basaltic source regions. Earth and Planetary Science Letters 412, 77-87. [95]                                                                                                       



Green, D.H., Hibberson, W.O., Rosenthal, A., Kovács, I., Yaxley, G.M., Falloon, T., Brink, F. (2014). Experimental Study of the Influence of Water on Melting and Phase Assemblages in the Upper Mantle. Journal of Petrology 55, 10, 2067-2096. [82]

Rosenthal, A., Yaxley, G.M., Green, D.H., Hermann, J., Kovacs, I., Spandler, C. (2014). Continuous eclogite melting and variable refertilisation in upwelling heterogeneous mantle. Scientific Reports 4, 6099. [37]



Yaxley, G.M., Kamenetsky, V.S., Nichols, F.T., Maas, R., Belousova, E., Rosenthal, A., Norman, A. (2013). The discovery of kimberlites in Antarctica extends the vast Gondwanan Cretaceous province. Nature Communications 4, 2921. [22]



Green, D.H., Rosenthal, A., Kovács, I. (2012). Comment on “The beginnings of hydrous mantle wedge melting”, CB Till, TL Grove, AC Withers. Contributions to Mineralogy and Petrology 164, 6, 1077-1081. [12*]

Kovács, I., Green, D.H., Rosenthal, A., Hermann, J., O’Neill, H., Hibberson, W., Udvardi, B. (2012). An experimental study of water in nominally anhydrous minerals in the upper mantle near the water saturated solidus. Journal of Petrology 53, 10, 2067-2093. [85]

Kiseeva, E.S., Yaxley, G.M., Hermann, J., Litasov, K., Rosenthal, A., Kamenetsky, V. (2012). An Experimental Study of Carbonated Eclogite at 3.5-5.5 GPa – Implications for Silicate and Carbonate Metasomatism in the Cratonic Mantle. Journal of Petrology 53, 4, 727-759. [85]



Green, D.H., Hibberson, W.O., Kovács, I., Rosenthal, A. (2011). Water and its influence on the lithosphere – asthenosphere boundary (vol 467, pg 448, 2010). Addendum to Nature 472, 7344, 504-504. [13]



Green, D.H., #Hibberson, W.O., #Kovács, I., #Rosenthal, A. (2010). Water and its influence on the lithosphere – asthenosphere boundary. Letters to Nature 467, 448-451. #These authors contributed equally to this work. [251]



Rosenthal, A., Foley, S.F., Pearson, D.G., Nowell, G.M., Tappe, S. (2009). Petrogenesis of strongly alkaline primitive volcanic rocks at the propagating tip of the western branch of the East African Rift. Earth and Planetary Science Letters 284, 236-248. [106]

Foley, S.F., Yaxley, G.M., Rosenthal, A., Buhre, S., Kiseeva, E.S., Rapp, R.P., Jacob, D.E. (2009). The composition of near-solidus melts of peridotite in the presence of CO2 and H2O between 40 and 60 kbar. Lithos 112, Part 1 Sp. Iss. S1, 274-283. [196]



Spandler, C, Yaxley, G.M., Green, D.H., Rosenthal, A. (2008). Phase relations and melting of anhydrous K-bearing eclogite from 1200 to 1600ºC, 3 to 5 GPa. Journal of Petrology 49, 4, 771-795. [127]


03/2015, 05/2015: Short Course: High Pressure Experimental Techniques, 1 day/year 

                          Bayerisches Geoinstitut (BGI), University of Bayreuth, Bayreuth, Germany


09/2012-05/2014:  Individual training of several visitors, postdocs and PhD/MSc-students in

                                  High Pressure experimental techniques,

                                  Bayerisches Geoinstitut (BGI), University of Bayreuth, Bayreuth, Germany


02/2013-02/2016:   Annual DMG-Short Course/”Doktorandenkurs”: High Pressure Experimental

                                   Techniques and Applications to the Earth’s Interior, 5 days / year,

                                   Bayerisches Geoinstitut (BGI), University of Bayreuth, Bayreuth, Germany


01/2012:                   Training a Research Assistant / PhD-student in High Pressure techniques,

                                   Department of Earth Sciences, University of Minnesota, U.S.A.


05/2007:                   Training a Research Assistant / PhD-student in High Pressure techniques,

                                   RSES, ANU, Australia



10/2017-08/2018: Postdoc Anne-Aziliz Pelleter, Mentoring of postdoc-project,

                                 Laboratoire Magmas et Volcans (LMV), Clermont Auvergne University (UCA), France


10/2016-03/2017: M.Sc. student A. Zarej, Co-Supervision of project, 

                                 Bayerisches Geoinstitut (BGI), University of Bayreuth, Germany.


04/2015-09/2015: M.Sc. student Z. Pinter, Supervision of thesis (completed), 

                                 Bayerisches Geoinstitut (BGI), University of Bayreuth, Germany


10/2014-03/2015: M.Sc. student Z. Pinter, Supervision of project, 

                                 Bayerisches Geoinstitut (BGI), University of Bayreuth, Germany