Communinty. Exchange. Research

The German Quaternary Association (Deutsche Quartärvereinigung, DEUQUA e.V.) is the official union of German speaking Quaternary scientists. The aim of the Association is to support Quaternary science, to present it to the public, to intensify contacts to the applied sciences, and to provide advice to public and political authorities on issues related to Quaternary science. Furthermore, the Association supports networking among Quaternary scientists and related organizations worldwide.

E&G Quaternary Science Journal

DEUQUA publishes the peer-reviewed, interdisciplinary open-access journal E&G Quaternary Science Journal twice per year.

EGQSJ publishes peer-reviewed articles and express reports, as well as thesis abstracts related to Quaternary geology, paleo-environments, paleo-ecology, soil science, paleo-climatology, geomorphology, geochronology, archaeology, and geoarchaeology focussing on, but not limited to, research from central Europe.

International Symposium on Archives of Quaternary River Basin Erosion

06 – 10 April 2024 – Galera, Andalusia, Spain
Registration deadline 30.11.2023

We are pleased to invite you to take part in the international symposium that will be held in Galera, a small town in the northeast of the newly established UNESCO Granada Geopark. All participants are welcome to present their recent studies in oral or poster presentation. Furthermore we are looking forward to having interesting discussions and exchange of new ideas during the symposium and during fieldtrips. This symposium is being held as part of a larger research project funded by the DFG (German Research Foundation). The conference will last 5 days starting with two days of oral and poster presentations and three final days of field trips. During these field trips, we will discover numerous stunning sites within the Guadix-Baza Basin. This basin is famous for the first finds of Hominids in Europe and provides an unprecedented density of Plio-Pleistocene vertebrate fauna. An extensive repertory of natural archives offers insights into Quaternary river erosion forming spectacular fragmented sceneries.

We asked for financial support at the INQUA Commission on Stratigraphy and Chronology (SACCOM) to make assistance for ECS (early career scientists) possible. Interested ECS please announce their intention to participate asap, as the deadline for financial support will expire end of September.

Travel to Galera and Accommodation:
Please organize your travel to Galera and accommodation by your own. After successful registration, we will announce appropriate accommodation options and assist you in finding suitable accommodation.

For any questions please contact:
Registration fees: 250 Euro/Person (Full-paying), 200 Euro (ECS, PhD-students)

This includes:

  • Participation in the symposium (2 days) with 4 coffee breaks and snacks as well as conference proceedings.
  • Participation in three days of excursion with daily lunch and excursion guide.
  • Participation in the Icebraeker get-to-know-you party (Friday eve; 5. April 2024)

Optionally, we offer a conference dinner with a flamenco performance for 35 Euro per person.
We are sorry that we have to limit the number of participants, as the excursions can only be carried out with special vehicles. The scientific program will start in the morning of Saturday, 6th of April 2024 in the Conference Hall of the Galera Hotel.

Please hand in an abstract by email and send it to
The abstract could include a meaningful figure, however should not exceed one page. Please note that time for oral presentations (20 Minutes) is limited and that the organizing committee will decide about the program flow. We welcome contributions (oral or posters) of ECS (early career scientists) and young researchers in particular. Please send us the title and the abstract of your presentation by end of November.

Registration Deadline: 30.11.2023
The latest circular is availble for download below.

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E&G QSJ first Journal Impact factor & Special Issue @INQUA

To celebrate the first Journal Impact Factor and CiteScore of E&G QSJ submission for a special issue of E&G QSJ inspired by INQUA will open soon. Inspired by the motto of INQUA Roma, the SI will be titled "Quaternary research in times of change – inspired by INQUA Roma 2023". It will be advertised on the journal website with the following teaser:


"This special issue is inspired by the motto of the 2023 INQUA conference held in Rome, Italy, in July 2023. The years since the last INQUA conference held in Dublin in 2019, have indeed been times of change in many respects, but the programme of this year’s INQUA conference impressively documents that Quaternary research has accepted and coped with these challenges. This special issue aims at assembling contributions reflecting the advances in all fields of Quaternary research. Finally, it celebrates that E&G QSJ has received its first impact factor and CiteScore in July 2023. As a community-based journal, we especially welcome contributions from young researchers."


It woud be great if you could please help us to advertise the SI at INQUA, or elsewhere, because the SI is not restricted to contributions presented at INQUA. For advertising purposes, you'll find a teaser slide for download below this text, which should comply with the INQUA presentation guidelines. If you would like to contribute to the SI, please don't hesitate to contact us. You will find all key information for submission in the teaser slide below.


Kind regards,
Gilles Rixhon (lead guest editor), Julia Meister (guest editor), Ingmar Unkel (guest editor), Christopher Lüthgens (chief editor)


EGQSJ Teaser Slide INQUA Special Issue-2
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Stellenausschreibung LfU Schleswig-Holstein

Im Geschäftsbereich des Ministeriums für Energiewende, Klimaschutz, Umwelt und Natur des Landes Schleswig-Holstein (MEKUN) ist beim Landesamt für Umwelt (LfU) am Standort ist zum nächstmöglichen Zeitpunkt die Stelle einer/eines als Geowissenschaftler/in (m/w/d) im Dezernat 60 „Geologie“ auf Dauer in Vollzeit zu besetzen.


Im Dezernat „Geologie“ erfolgt die systematische und flächendeckende geologische und bodenkundliche Landesaufnahme der oberflächennahen Gesteine, die Fachplanung Rohstoffsicherung im Rahmen der Raumordnung, die Datensicherung nach dem Geologiedatengesetz und das Geofachdatenmanagement für die Abteilung Geologie und Boden. Im Rahmen der bodenkundlichen und geologischen Landesaufnahme werden Karten und geologische Schnitte und zukünftig auch geologische 3D-Modelle unterschiedlicher Auflösung erarbeitet. Dabei liegt ein besonderes Gewicht auf der Erkundung und Darstellung geogenetischer Zusammenhänge. Die erarbeiteten Fachgrundlagen dienen gleichermaßen der Bewertung von Geopotentialen und Georisiken und tragen zur nachhaltigen Nutzung und dem Schutz von Böden und Gesteinen bei. Als Grundlage der geologischen und bodenkundlichen Landesaufnahme dienen sowohl eigene als auch von Externen durchgeführte Bohrungen und andere geowissenschaftlichen Untersuchungen, aus den ebenfalls im Dezernat gepflegten Fachinformationssystemen der Abteilung.

Alle Informationen zur Ausschreibung unter diesem Link oder im PDF unter disem Beitrag:

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FU Berlin - Universitätsprofessur für Angewandte Physische Geographie



Universitätsprofessur für Angewandte Physische Geographie - Ressourcenmanage-ment und Umwelthydrologie

Besoldungsgruppe: W 2 oder vergleichbares Beschäftigungsverhältnis Kennung: angew_geographie
Bewerbungsende: 24.08.2023

Die Angewandte Physische Geographie will die Fähigkeiten und das Wissen der Physischen Geographie außeruniversitär verwerten und anwenden. Im Vordergrund stehen dabei gesell-schaftlich relevante Probleme der Verfügbarkeit, Gefährdung und nachhaltigen Nutzung natür-licher Ressourcen (insbesondere Wasser), auch unter Einsatz moderner Methoden der Infor-mationsverarbeitung (z.B. KI, ML). Entsprechend soll die Professur für Angewandte Physische Geographie die Verknüpfung der universitären Forschung und Lehre mit der Praxis fördern, um die Studierenden schon im Rahmen des Studiums an ihren Beruf heranzuführen. Die Stel-leninhaberin/der Stelleninhaber soll dafür nicht nur über eine methodische und fachlich Breite verfügen, sondern soll sich auch durch eine starke Vernetzung in die Praxis ausweisen kön-nen.

Vertretung des o.g. Faches in Forschung und Lehre

gem. § 100 BerIHG


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University Professor of Applied Physical Geography, Environmental Hydrology, and Resource Management Salary grade: W2 or equivalent Reference code:angew_geographie
Bewerbungsende: 24.08.2023

The aim of Applied Physical Geography is to apply skills and knowledge from physical geography to non-academic fields. A main focus will be placed on socially relevant topics such as the threats facing natural resources (especially water), as well as the availability and sustainable use thereof, while applying the latest data processing tools (e.g., artificial intelligence, machine learning). The new professor of applied physical geography will link university research and education with practical applications, preparing the students for future professional responsibilities. As such, the holder of the professorship should not only have a broad range of interdisciplinary skills, but should also have a strong professional network in place.


The successful applicant will cover research and teaching in the field of applied physical geography, environmental hydrology, and resource management.

Appointment requirements:

Governed by Section 100 of the Berlin Higher Education Act (Berliner Hochschulgesetz – BerIHG).


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