Gemeinschaft.Austausch. Forschung

Die Deutsche Quartärvereinigung (DEUQUA) e.V. ist ein Zusammenschluss deutschsprachiger Quartärwissenschaftler. Der Verein hat zum Ziel die Quartärwissenschaft zu fördern, sie in der Öffentlichkeit zu vertreten, den Kontakt zu angewandter Wissenschaft zu intensivieren sowie öffentliche und politische Gremien in quartärwissenschaftlichen Fragestellungen zu beraten. Desweiteren hat der Verein sich zur Aufgabe gemacht, die Kontaktpflege der Quartärforscher untereinander und zu verwandten Organisationen im In- und Ausland zu betreiben.

E&G Quaternary Science Journal

Die DEUQUA gibt zweimal jährlich die peer-reviewte, interdisziplinäre open-access Zeitschrift E&G Quaternary Science Journal heraus.

In EGQSJ erscheinen peer-reviewte Artikel und Express Reports, sowie Thesis Abstracts zu Quartär-relevanten Themen aus Forschungsbereichen der Quartärgeologie, Paläo-Umwelt-Forschung, Paläo-Ökologie, Bodenkunde, Paläo-Klima-Forschung, Geomorphologie, Geochronologie, Archäologie und Geoarchäologie mit einem Schwerpunkt aber nicht begrenzt auf Mitteleuropa.

Central European Conference in Gießen

Dear participants of the Central European Conference in Giessen,


after three days of intense scientific discussions and two days dedicated to pre- and post-conference fieldtrips and social events we again would like to thank all of you for participating in our meeting in Giessen. As the success of a conference strongly depends upon its participants and their willingness to give insights into their specific field of research, we would like to express our gratitude for you contributing to our meeting by providing fascinating talks, interesting posters and inspiring discussions. With finally more than 250 participants from 19 countries, we had 46 oral and 158 poster presentations, 3 keynote lectures and 1evening lecture. This is impressive.


To present your research to a wider international community, we would like to invite all participants to submit scientific manuscripts for the planned Conference Proceedings. Since our conference was a joint meeting of the German Quaternary Association (DEUQUA) and the German Working Group for Geomorphology (AK Geomorphologie), there will be two special issues:


E & G – Quaternary Science Journal (E&G QSJ) —>




Zeitschrift für Geomorphologie (ZfG – Annals of Geomorphology) —>


Here are some basic information if you are intending to submit a paper:
(1)   Only original scientific papers will be accepted – so, please no reworking of already published contents!
(2)   All papers will have to pass a peer review in order to guarantee high quality standards.
(3)   Papers should not exceed a maximum of 12 pages (final version).
(4)   Submission deadline: 31.12.2018

In order to be able to assess if there will be enough potential contributions for two special issues, we, in a first step, would like to ask you to give us a feedback whether you are interested in submitting a manuscript. If this is the case, please write a short e-mail to:

(a) Johanna Lomax ( for those who want to submit to QSJ

(b) Thomas Kolb ( for those who want to submit to ZfG

Job advertisements LIAG

The Leibniz Institute for Applied Geophysics (LIAG) invites applications for research Scientists. The positions are part of the Junior Research Group “Middle Pleistocene Surface Processes” and are available as soon as possible. They are initially limited for three years and are part-time positions (75% of regular working hours).

  • Job Advertisement No G 06/18, Keyword: „IR-RF“
    The tasks described serve the purpose of qualification and are scientific work with the aim of graduation (PhD). They include in particular: To conduct and further develop IR-RF dating on Quaternary sediments. Application of IR-RF dating to different sedimentary environments. To write scientific publications. Presentation of scientific results at conferences and workshops
  • Job Advertisement No G 05/18, Keyword: „VSL“
    The tasks described serve the purpose of qualification and are scientific work with the aim of graduation (PhD). They include in particular: To conduct and further develop violet stimulated luminescence (VSL) dating on Quaternary sediments. Application of VSL to different sedimentary environments. To write scientific publications. Presentation of scientific results at conferences and workshops.

LIAG is a member of the renowned Leibniz Association and enjoys an excellent reputation, both nationally and internationally.

Please submit your full application electronically (max. 10 MB), without a photo until 21.09.2018 referring to the job advertisement number and the respective keyword to For further information please do not hesitate to contact Mrs. Dr. Christine Thiel at


Detailed information is available in German and English from the PDF-files provided below.


G 05_18_VSL (S3).pdf
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New subdivision of the Holocene by the ICS

Originally published by the International Commission on Stratigraphy:


ICS chart containing the Quaternary and Cambrian GSSPs and new stages (v 2018/07) is now released!


The International Chronostratigraphic Chart (v 2018/07), which contains significant updates to the Quaternary and Cambrian System, is now formally released. 

The Executive Committee of the IUGS has now ratified the proposal submitted by ICS that subdivides the Holocene Series into the Greenlandian (11,700 yr b2k), Northgrippian (8326 yr b2k), and Meghalayan (4200 yr before 1950) stages, and that these stages correspond to the Lower, Middle and Upper Holocene subseries. A speleothem collected from the Mawmluh Cave, northern India, serves as the GSSP for the Meghalayan Stage and will be curated in the Smithsonian Institution, Washington DC.


In addition to the new stratigraphic chart provided for download below, Phil Gibbard kindly provided additional material, which can also be downloaded here:


ICS Chronostratigraphic Chart 2018-07
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Annual German Young Geomorphologists' workshop

Dear all,

We are happy to invite you to our annual German Young Geomorphologists' workshop from May 25-27, 2018 in Stadtoldendorf close to Hildesheim. This year we rented the Waldpädagogikzentrum Weserbergland ( for our workshop. The perfect location for two days of intensive discussions and input.

As in the last three years, we decided again that the meeting will be completely in English and open for young geomorphologists from around the world. We believe the meeting will provide an ideal opportunity to present your current work, discuss problems and receive constructive feedback in a friendly and supporting environment.

- Your BSc/MSc and PhD research presented in oral, spotlight or poster form followed by extensive discussions
- Keynote lectures by Prof. Andreas Lang (Salzburg) and Dr. Peter Fischer (Mainz)
- Field trip to geomorphological highlights of the surrounding area guided by local young geomorphologists from Hildesheim

New this year! This year we will have a new presentation format: SPOTLIGHT presentations! While normal orals focus on presenting your results from more or less finished work (c. 15 min presentation + 5 min discussion), SPOTLIGHTS are a great opportunity to present specific issues you face during research, new ideas or specific questions in a very short talk, which will then be discussed in depth with the group (max. 5 min presentation + 15 min discussion).

Even though the program is quite dense, you’ll find time to get to know the other young researchers and share a beer with them! No worries!

Logistics: Workshop fee will be around 50 € including full board!!!
Registration: Please send the application form to until Friday, April 6, 2018. We will send you an e-mail until April 17 to let you know if you can participate. You can find the information, flyer and application form here:

Those of you who are not yet listed with our mailing list feel free to register (email to to receive updates on the meeting in May, information on additional activities of the Young Geomorphologists and interesting posts (job ads, summer schools, workshops, conferences etc.).

Save the date and feel free to share this information by email or advertise this workshop by hanging up the flyer!
Sorry for cross-posting! See you soon!

Cheers, the organization team
Johannes Buckel, Christian Halla, Jasmin Karaschewski, André Kirchner, Julia Meister, Simon Meyer-Heintze, Anna Schoch, Anne Schuchardt, Philipp Schulte, Anne Voigtländer