Department of Geology

© B. Grasemann

Research at the Department of Geology 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.

Michael WagreichBernhard Grasemann (Dep.), Daniel Le Heron (Dep.)

 News and Events

July 2024


Paper published by Michael Wagreich as co-author in Journal of Quaternary Science on behalf of Quaternary Research Association, is one of the top 10 most-cited papers published 1st January 2022 – 31st December 2023.

June 2024


Was die Donau über die Menschheit zu erzählen weiß
Diana Hatzenbühler

May 2024


Der falsche Abgesang auf das Anthropozän
Robert Braun, Michael Wagreich

February 2024

Ö1 Radiokolleg Anthropozän

Anthropozän - Das Zeitalter des Menschen (2)
Diana Hatzenbühler, Michael Weißl

February 2024


„Menschenzeitalter“ bleibt umstritten
Michael Wagreich, Christian Köberl

January 2024

New Publication/Press

New Publication in „Sedimentology“:
Stephanie Neuhuber, Susanne GierErich Draganits, Peter Steier, Monika Bolka, Franz Ottner, Christoph Spötl, Dorothee Hippler, Patrick MeisterRadiocarbon ages of microcrystalline authigenic carbonate in Lake Neusiedl (Austria) suggest millennial-scale growth of Mg-calcite and protodolomite. (doi: 10.1111/sed.13161)

Dezember 2023

Neue Schneckenart

Eine neu entdeckte Schneckenart aus dem Miozän, die pseudotorinia grasemanni, wurde nach Bernhard Grasemann benannt.

November 2023

Visiting Professor

Andrea Mindszenty, Professor emeritus at the Department of Physical and Applied Geology at Eötvös L. University, Budapest, visits our Department from November until December.

October 2023


Die Donau als stille Zeugin des Anthropozäns
Michael Weissl, Diana Hatzenbühler, Michael Wagreich