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Sunday, 26. July 2015

Position of a Professor of Sedimentology

The Faculty of Earth Sciences, Geography and Astronomy of the University of Vienna announces the position of a Professor of Sedimentology (full time position under private law, limited to a period of 2 years, for the period of... [more]

Sunday, 7. June 2015

Guest scientist Luca Menegon

Luca Menegon, Lecturer in Structural Geology and Tectonics (Plymouth University), will spend the whole June at our department as a guest scientist. [more]

Tuesday, 12. May 2015

Popular science movie on the SPELEOTECT project by Walter Weiss

The film presents the activities of the SPELEOTECT team (Lukas Plan, Bernhard Grasemann, Ivo Baron, Ivanka Mitrovic).  [more]

Thursday, 23. April 2015

New FWF project

“Integrating palaeoenvironmental and climate cyclicities – An optimized stratigraphic framework in the non-marine Lower Cretaceous” to Benjamin Sames [more]

Monday, 6. April 2015

Visiting Scientist Takami Nobuhara: Investigating a Cretaceous methane-seep limestone

Professor Takami Nobuhara of Shizuoka University (Honshu, Japan) will spend two months of his sabbatical in Vienna to work with Steffen Kiel and Jörn Peckmann on a Late Cretaceous methane-seep deposit from southern Japan, called... [more]

Tuesday, 17. March 2015

Stromatolites produce methane

Scientist from the Department of Geodynamics and Sedimentology find chemical signatures of methane producing stromatolites. The stromatolites occur in Lagoa Salgada, a highly saline lagoon in Brazil, and they may reproduce... [more]

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]

Thursday, 18. December 2014

Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year from the Department for Geodynamics and Sedimentology

After a scientifically very successful year, the executive of the Department for Geodynamics and Sedimentology wishes all our members, students and collaborators a peaceful and joyous holiday season and a prosperous New Year. [more]

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