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Erich DRAGANITS, PD Mag. Dr.


Room Number: 2A277
Tel.: +43-1-4277-53415
Fax: +43-1-4277-9534


Research Interests

I am geologist concerned with innovative and interdisciplinary research within the earth sciences and its application to other research fields. My research is motivated by curiosity about the new and the desire to extend knowledge in general. I want to discover, understand and quantify new things and to share these observations and knowledge with students, colleagues and other interested people.

My main expertise and interests include (in alphabetical order): active tectonics, airborne laser scanning (ALS) digital terrain model (DTM) interpretation, clastic sediments, coastal processes, engineering geology, geoarchaeology, geological consequences of climate change, geological mapping, geomorphology, lithostratigraphy, mass movements, prehistoric archaeology, provenance analysis, sea-level change, sedimentary processes and structures, trace fossils.

See also my sites at ResearchGate and Google Scholar

Current Projects

2015 submitted Cooperation partner in FWF project application: „ Reconstructing temporal paleo-landscape changes at Hornsburg” (project leaders Roderick Salisbury and Wolfgang Neubauer)

2015 submitted Cooperation partner in FWF project application: „Archaeology in transitions: Shedding new light on old borders with integrated archaeological prospection” (with M. Doneus and C. Sevara)

2014- 2017 Cooperation partner in FWF project P 27476: „Val di Pesa and Val Orme as a changing rural landscape: an integrated approach” (project leader G. Schörner)

2014-2015 Cooperation partner in project “The Seewinkel during the Early Middle Ages: Geophysical prospection and excavation of the Avar cemetery south of Podersdorf (Burgenland)” (project leader Bendeguz Tobias)

2013-2015 Cooperation partner in project: “Modelli spaziali di accessibilità tra siti nuragici nei paesaggi storici per l'analisi territorial” (Spatial models of the accessibility between Nuragic sites in historical landscapes for the territorial analysis) (project leader Stefan Tischer)

2013-2015 Cooperation partner in project AR 04/2013 of the Scientific and Technological Cooperation (WTZ) of the Austrian Federal Ministry of Science and Research: “Geoarchaeological investigation of pre-Columbian archaeological sites from Northwestern Argentina” (with M. Sampietro Vattuone, Universidad Nacional de Tucumán, Argentina)

Previous Projects




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Department for Geodynamics and Sedimentology
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