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Department for Geodynamics and Sedimentology

Research at the Department of Geodynamics and Sedimentology focuses on pure and applied research into both ductile/brittle lithospheric and Earth-surface processes. Field-based geology and quantitative modeling of geodynamic processes form the foundation of academic and applied Earth sciences research, in particular in petroleum geology and seismology. A close collaboration between research groups focuses on integrated geodynamics/tectonics and sedimentology/stratigraphy.

Head: Jörn Peckmann, Bernhard Grasemann


Sunday, 1. March 2015

Our sandbox is not like your sandbox

Scientists explain earth processes to first to third grade children. [more]

Wednesday, 25. February 2015

Evolution driven by sulfur

Most life on Earth depends, directly or indirectly, on food produced through photosynthesis by plants or marine plankton. The only exception are the animals living at hydrothermal vents and methane seeps in the deep sea, which... [more]

Monday, 5. January 2015

New Lise-Meitner-fellow Steffen Kiel: Research on methane seepage in the Calcareous Alps

In January 2015, paleontologist Steffen Kiel starts an FWF-funded Lise-Meitner-fellowship to search for evidence of methane seepage in the Northern Calcareous Alps in Austria.  [more]

Friday, 5. December 2014

Bernhard Grasemann elected as President of the ÖGG

In the November general assembly of the Austrian Geological Society, Bernhard Grasemann was elected as the new President for the next two year period.

Upcoming Talks

Earth Sciences Colloquium - 5.03.2015

Gabor Tari (OMV): Is the impact of the Messinian Salinity Crisis in the Black Sea comparable to that of the Mediterranean? [more]

Earth Sciences Colloquium - 19.03.2015

Janos Urai (Universität Aachen): Salt tectonics - deformation mechanisms, rheology, large scale flow patterns, numerical modelling and 3D seismic-based study. [more]

Earth Sciences Colloquium - 23.04.2015

Steffen Kiel (Universität Wien): The dark side of life: Evolution and fossil record of deep-sea chemosynthetic ecosystems [more]

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