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Summer School

Historic and prehistoric landslides in the northern Italian Alps. Implications for new hazard maps in mountainous areas

30 June - 5 July 2019 – Trento and Veneto regions (NE Italian Alps)

Who? The 5-days traveling Summer School is open to 25 young researchers worldwide (PhD-students & Post-Docs)
Where? During the School we will visit several of the most important landslide sites of the NE Italian Alps: Lavini di Marco, Termeno, Molveno, Marocche di Dro, Mt. Peron, Vajont, Tessina, etc.
What? The following themes will be discussed with lectures and field visits:

  • Control of failure by bedrock faults and fractures
  • Interpretation of emplacement dynamics from geomorphological, sedimentological and stratigraphic evidence
  • Isotopic dating for reconstruction of timing and sequence of events
  • Instrumental survey and monitoring
  • Numerical runout modelling

How much? The total cost including transport, full accommodation, breakfast, lunch and dinner is 350€ for each participant. Deadline for application: May 15th 2019 For detailed information and application form, please visit the website or download the flyer below.

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PhD position Bremen

Arbeitsgruppe GEOPOLAR (Universität Bremen) sucht Doktorand*in

An der Universität Bremen ist am Institut für Geographie im Fachbereich 08 (Sozialwissenschaften) zum nächstmöglichen Zeitpunkt unter dem Vorbehalt der Stellenfreigabe die Stelle einer wissenschaftlichen Mitarbeiterin / eines wissenschaftlichen Mitarbeiters im Bereich Physische Geographie Entgeltgruppe TV-L 13 (75 %) zu besetzen. Diese Stelle ist auf 3 Jahre befristet.

Zugeordnet ist die Stelle der Professur für „Physische Geographie mit dem Schwerpunkt Geomorphologie und Polarforschung, GEOPOLAR“ ( Dort ergeben sich vielfältige Arbeitsmöglichkeiten durch internationale und interdisziplinäre Kooperationen in einem forschungsintensiven Umfeld.

Bewerbungen mit den üblichen Unterlagen (Anschreiben, Lebenslauf, Zeugnisse, einseitige Zusammenfassung der Masterarbeit, Motivationsschreiben) senden Sie bitte bis zum 31. März 2019 und unter Angabe der Kennziffer A213/18.


Alle Details entnehmen Sie bitte dem zum Download bereitstehenden PDF.

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Quaternary Geochronology Session @ GeoMünster 2019

CONVENERS: Tibor Dunai (Köln), Ralf Hetzel (Münster), Frank Preusser (Freiburg)

Understanding and quantifying the processes that modify and shape the surface of the Earth requires the determination of accurate dates and rates. Thus, the improvement and development of existing and new dating methods is essential for a better understanding of Earth`s surface processes and their relation to climate and tectonics. Currently employed geochronological methods include, for example, exposure and burial dating with cosmogenic nuclides, luminescence, radiocarbon, and paleomagnetic dating. This session invites contributions on developments and applications of all dating methods relevant to decipher Late Cenozoic landscape evolution, climate change, and active tectonics.

The keynote speakers Georgina King (Lausanne) and Vincent Godard (Aix-Marseille) will give talks on luminescence thermochronometry and the use of 36Cl in carbonate landscapes. Interested participants are invited to visit the cosmogenic nuclide laboratory in Münster and discuss all aspects of 10Be separation and target preparation with R. Hetzel and T. Dunai.


Please find all details here.

Palaeoclimate research in Central Asia - a review

20 years paleoclimate research in Mongolia and China from RWTH Aachen University

07.06.2019, Aachen
Prof. Dr. F. Lehmkuhl
Chair of Physical Geography and Geoecology


The high mountain environments in Central and High Asia, especially the Tibetan Plateau, provide water resources for more than 3 billion people. They are water towers and reservoirs with high precipitation as well as ice and snow. Therefore, the interest in understanding the water cycles and related earth surfaces processes of this vast region, affected by the climate change, increased over the past decades. The paleoenviromental development, driven by changes in temperature and moisture, is recorded in the extent of glaciers and lakes. Geomorphological and biological environments such as loess, paleosols, lacustrine and fluvial deposits as well as trees and peat bogs are archives for the climatic development of the region. This small conference aims to review important geo- and bioscientific research issues and stimulate ideas for future research and cooperation.


Please download the workshop program and the registration form below.


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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.


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