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
Scientists explain earth processes to first to third grade children.
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...
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.
In the November general assembly of the Austrian Geological Society, Bernhard Grasemann was elected as the new President for the next two year period.
Gabor Tari (OMV): Is the impact of the Messinian Salinity Crisis in the Black Sea comparable to that of the Mediterranean?
Janos Urai (Universität Aachen): Salt tectonics - deformation mechanisms, rheology, large scale flow patterns, numerical modelling and 3D seismic-based study.
Steffen Kiel (Universität Wien): The dark side of life: Evolution and fossil record of deep-sea chemosynthetic ecosystems
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