Seminar and Colloquia

PhD seminar (a.k.a. "Geoökologisches Kolloquium"): actual term


EGU 2018

(09.04.2018 14:27)

The EGU General Assembly 2018 will bring together geoscientists from all over the world to one meeting covering all disciplines of the Earth, planetary and space sciences. The EGU aims to provide a forum where scientists, especially early career researchers, can present their work and discuss their ideas with experts in all fields of geoscience.

We are happy to announce the session TS4.5/GM4.5/SSP3.19 "The Andean foreland basins: Tectonics, climate, surface processes, and georesources" on Friday April 13, 2018, which is organized and conveyed by "StRATEGy" PI's from Germany and Argentina.

New book published by apl. Prof. Dr. Martin H. Trauth

(03.04.2018 10:32)

Today the new book "Collecting, Processing and Presenting Geoscientific Information" by apl. Prof. Dr. Martin H. Trauth, together with designer Dipl.-Ing. (FH) Elisabeth Sillmann from BlaetterwaldDesign, was published by SpringerNature. It aims to introduce students to searching relevant literature, reviewing and ranking published books and journal articles, extracting relevant information from the literature in the form of text, data, or graphs, searching and processing the relevant original data using MATLAB, and compiling and presenting the results as posters, abstracts, and oral presentations using graphics design software.

Report in journal PNAS

(13.03.2018 16:28)


Dr. Yannick Garcin and his team have published a report on their findings in the journal PNAS. The research team examined lake sediments in southern Cameroon to solve the riddle of the “rainforest crisis.” They found that the drastic transformation of the rainforest ecosystem at this time wasn’t a result of climatic change, it was mankind.

10-day excursion to the Rift Valley in Kenya in February 2018

(13.03.2018 16:27)

Several Insitute members and Masters students were involved in the organisation and participation of a 10-day excursion to the Rift Valley in Kenya in February 2018. In cooperation with colleagues from the University of Nairobi and Roma Tre, they studied the volcanic and tectonic evolution of the central East African Rift System. Their experiences during this trip are collected and summarised in an exkursion diary (only in german).