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.

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


 News and Events

February 2024

Ö1 Radiokolleg Anthropozän

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

February 2024

Article/Press

„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

Article/Press

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


October 2023

Emerging Field Grant

Michael WagreichDaniel Le Heron and Ronald Pöppl receive the emerging field grant for the project "Microplastics as Anthropocene markers and proxies for sediment connectivity in fluvial systems".

September 2023

Science Prize

Erich Draganits was awarded the Science Prize of the Province of Burgenland - Recognition award! Congratulations!


August 2023

"Kinderuni" am Institut

Dino-Eier, Haifischzähne und viel neues Wissen
Im Juli 2023 besuchte eine Wiener Kindergartengruppe unser Institut und konnte sich einen spannenden Vormittag lang mit ihrem Lieblingsthema Dinosaurier beschäftigen.

July 2023

Article/Press

Unravelling the hidden growth of mineral dendrites
Zhaoliang Hou