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.

Pangeo-DEUQUA 2024

Pangeo-DEUQUA 2024
23 to 27 September 2024, Salzburg Austria


Dear colleagues,

Welcome to the PANGEO scientific meeting co-hosted by DEUQUA!


The conference will take place on September 23rd to 27th, 2024 in Salzburg, Austria. It will be held at the Department Environment and Biodiversity of the Paris Lodron University Salzburg (PLUS), Hellbrunner Str. 34, 5020 Salzburg. Under the heading “Converging Spheres” this conference provides a platform for presenting research carried out at universities, organizations, and companies.


Like the PANGEO meeting, the German Quaternary Association (DEUQUA) meeting is held every second year. DEUQUA is the main Quaternary research society for Germany, Austria and Switzerland, and its meetings are held across various sites of these three countries. Focusing on the Quaternary period, the DEUQUA offers a broad forum on related topics including earth surface processes and climate change.


The idea of this meeting is to stimulate interaction between experts from different geoscientific disciplines. Our motto "Converging Spheres" should not only refer to the scientific content but also to the geoscientific community. While the smaller DEUQUA will keep the classical format (all sessions in one lecture hall), the PANGEO will hold the conference in a new format: Instead of classic lecture sessions, the scientific program comprises six workshops, each covering a broad geoscientific range intended to address all aspects of applied and basic geoscience research. Each workshop topic is associated with a keynote/impulse lecture presented to the plenary on Tue, 24th. Workshops on each topic will then be moderated by the convenors on Wed, 25th. Contributions will comprise posters and short presentations but can be organized flexible by convenors, ideally giving much room for discussion.


An extensive excursion program and pre-conference workshops will frame the conference program (in progress). For further information please visit our website, where we will host further information and news including registration fees. Conference language: English and German.


We look forward to welcoming you in Salzburg!


The Scientific and Organizing Committee of PANGEO / DEUQUA 2024



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RWTH Aachen W3-Universitätsprofessur Physische Geographie und Geoökologie

Zum 01.08.2025 wird eine Persönlichkeit gesucht, die dieses Fach in Forschung und Lehre vertritt. Die Bewerberinnen bzw. Bewerber sollen ein breites Spektrum geographisch-geomorphologischer Inhalte im Be-reich der Erdoberfläche abdecken und sich mit den komplexen Steuerungsmechanismen der Mensch-Umwelt-Interaktionen beschäftigen. Hieraus ergeben sich zahlreiche wichtige Fragestellungen im Bereich der Erdoberflächenprozesse und Umweltforschung sowie deren Anwendungsbereichen im Hinblick auf aktuelle Diskurse zu planetaren Grenzen und globalem Wandel. Wünschenswerte Spezialisierungen liegen u.a. in Feldern wie natürlichen Stoffkreisläufen in der Critical Zone, Paläoklima und -umweltbedingungen im Quartär, Sedimentarchive, Geoarchäologie und/oder fluvialer Morphodynamik.


Bitte reichen Sie Ihre Bewerbung bis zum 15.01.2024 online über das Berufungsportal der RWTH Aachen ein:


Weitere Informationen finden Sie im PDF zum Download.



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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)


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