Kurt DECKER, Dr.


Room Nummer: 2A346
Tel.: +43-1-4277-53437

Kurt Decker

Research Interests:

  • Active Tectonics
  • Earthquake Geology
  • Applied Structural Geology and Tectonics
  • Alpine Tectonics



Geologische Kartierung im Bergbau

Angewandte geologische Analytik

Strukturgeologie und Tektonik (Bachelor)

Quantitative Strukturgeologie und Tektonik II (Master)

Angewandte Tektonik und Strukturgeologie

Active Tectonics

Nuclear Waste Repository and Radiation Damage

11 MSc Students

Project funding:

2021 – 2023 FFG / NiMBUC: DINaFDiscrimination of natural and induced fractures in deep boreholes

2020 – 2023 Wien Energie: GeoTief EXPLORE (3D) Upscaling permeability of the Hauptdolomit Fm.

2019 – 2021 Wiener Wasser: Hydro Faults Hydrogeological properties of faults in carbonate rocks - Schneeberg

2019 – 2020 NAGRA: Nördlich Lägern 3D seismik fault mapping

2018 – 2022 FFG / Wien Energie: GeoTief EXPLORE (3D) Exploration tiefer geothermischer Energiequellen in Wien

2018 – 2022 Wien Energie: GeoTief EXPLORE (3D) Risikoanalyse induzierte Seismizität

2018 – 2019 Wiener Wasser: Hydro Faults 3D-Modell Zeller Staritzen

2017 – 2019 FFG / RAG Alpine Stress: Recent stresses and Quaternary deformation at the northern margin of the Eastern Alps

2016 – 2017 Wiener Wasser: Hydro Faults Hydrogeological properties of faults in carbonate rocks - Porosity and fault permeability

2016 – 2017 Wiener Wasser:  Hydro Faults Hydrogeological properties of faults in carbonate rocks - Zeller Staritzen

2016 – 2017 NÖ Landesregierung: Active fault analysis of the Diendorf-Boskovice fault

2015 – 2017 Stadt Wien: Active fault analysis in the city of Vienna

2013 – 2017 EU FP7 Euratom: ASMAPSA_E Advanced Safety Assessment Methodologies: Extended PSA

 Publications (taken from u:cris)

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Active out-of-sequence thrusting in the Molasse Basin constrained by a multidisciplinary approach (Eastern Alps, Austria). / Levi, Nicola (Corresponding author); Habermüller, Mario; Exner, Ulrike; Wiesmayr, Gerhard; Decker, Kurt.

In: Tectonophysics, Vol. 812, 228911, 05.08.2021.

Publication: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review


The 1906 Dobrá Voda Earthquake (M=5.7) at the Vienna Basin Transfer Fault : Evaluation of the ESI2007 intensity and analysis of the aftershock sequence. / Nasir, Asma; Hintersberger, Esther; Decker, Kurt.

In: Austrian Journal of Earth Sciences, Vol. 113, No. 1, 01.01.2020, p. 43-58.

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The stress field in the frontal part of the Eastern Alps (Austria) from borehole image log data. / Levi, Nicola (Corresponding author); Habermüller, Mario; Exner, Ulrike; Piani, Edoardo; Wiesmayr, Gerhard; Decker, Kurt.

In: Tectonophysics, Vol. 769, 228175, 20.10.2019.

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Intracrystalline deformation of calcite in the upper brittle crust. / Bauer, H.; Rogowitz, A.; Grasemann, B.; Decker, K.

In: Geology, Vol. 46, No. 4, 01.04.2018, p. 375-378.

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Implications from palaeoseismological investigations at the Markgrafneusiedl Fault (Vienna Basin, Austria) for seismic hazard assessment. / Hintersberger, Esther; Decker, Kurt; Lomax, Johanna; Lüthgens, Christopher.

In: Natural Hazards and Earth System Sciences, Vol. 18, No. 2, 21.02.2018, p. 531-553.

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Active tectonics and geomorphology of the Gaenserndorf Terrace in the Central Vienna Basin (Austria). / Weissl, Michael (Corresponding author); Hintersberger, Esther; Lomax, Johanna; Christopher, Lüthgens; Decker, Kurt.

In: Quaternary International, Vol. 451, 07.09.2017, p. 209-222.

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Paleogene and Neogene kinematics of the Alpine-Carpathian fold-thrust belt at the Alpine-Carpathian transition. / Beidinger, Andreas; Decker, Kurt.

In: Tectonophysics, Vol. 690, No. B, 28.10.2016, p. 263-287.

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Hydrogeological properties of fault zones in a karstified carbonate aquifer, (Northern Calcareous Alps, Austria). / Bauer, Helene; Decker, Kurt.

In: Hydrogeology Journal, Vol. 24, No. 5, 08.2016, p. 1147-1170.

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Rock pulverization and localization of a strike-slip fault zone in dolomite rocks (Salzach-Ennstal-Mariazell-Puchberg fault, Austria). / Schroeckenfuchs, Theresa; Bauer, Helene; Grasemann, Bernhard; Decker, Kurt.

In: Journal of Structural Geology, Vol. 78, 09.2015, p. 67-85.

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Quantifying Early Miocene in-sequence and out-of-sequence thrusting at the Alpine-Carpathian junction. / Beidinger, Andreas; Decker, Kurt.

In: Tectonics, Vol. 33, No. 3, 2014, p. 222-252.

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Assessing the completeness of historical and instrumental earthquake data in Austria and the surrounding areas. / Nasir, A.; Lenhardt, W.; Hintersberger, E.; Decker, K.

In: Austrian Journal of Earth Sciences, Vol. 106, No. 1, 01.01.2013, p. 90-102.

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Morphometric analysis of a reactivated Variscan fault in southern Bohemian Massif (Budějovice basin, Czech Republic). / Popotnig, Angelika; Tschegg, Dana; Decker, Kurt.

In: Geomorphology, Vol. 197, 2013, p. 108-122.

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Österreichische Starkbeben mit Intensität ab Grad 7. / Gangl, Georg; Decker, Kurt.

In: Österreichische Ingenieur- und Architektenzeitschrift, Vol. 156, 2013, p. 229-237.

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Strike-slip tectonics and Quaternary basin formation along the Vienna Basin fault system inferred from Bouguer gravity derivatives. / Salcher, Bernhard; Meurers, Bruno; Smit, J.; Decker, Kurt; Hölzel, M; Wagreich, Michael.

In: Tectonics, Vol. 31, No. 3, TC3004, 06.2012.

Publication: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review

Fracture patterns in the Zagros fold-and-thrust belt, Kurdistan Region of Iraq. / Reif, Daniel (Corresponding author); Decker, Kurt; Grasemann, Bernhard; Peresson, Herwig.

In: Tectonophysics, Vol. 576-577, 2012, p. 46-62.

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Pleistocene terraces of the Vltava River in the Budějovice basin (Southern Bohemian Massif): New insights into sedimentary history constrained by luminescence data. / Tschegg, Dana (Corresponding author); Lomax, Johanna; Spacek, Petr; Decker, Kurt.

In: Geomorphology, Vol. 161-162, 2012, p. 58-72.

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Strukturgeologie der Karstformen auf der Schneealpe (Stmk.). / Bauer, Harald; Hatzenbichler, Georg; Plan, Lukas; Decker, Kurt.

In: Die Höhle: Zeitschrift für Karst und Höhlenkunde, Vol. 63, 2012, p. 18-31.

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Preface: special section of papers dealing with overdeepened basins and valleys in the alpine realm. / Fiebig, Markus; Preusser, Frank; Decker, Kurt; Schlüchter, Christian.

In: Swiss Journal of Geosciences, Vol. 103, 2011, p. 327-328.

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3D geometry and kinematics of the Lassee flower structure: Implications for segmentation and seismotectonics of the Vienna Basin strike-slip fault, Austria. / Beidinger, Andreas (Corresponding author); Decker, Kurt.

In: Tectonophysics, Vol. 499, No. 1-4, 2011, p. 22-40.

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Crustal structure and active tectonics in the Eastern Alps. / Brückl, Ewald ; Michael, Behm; Decker, Kurt; Grad, M.; Guterch, A.; Keller, A.R.; Thybo, H.

In: Tectonics, Vol. 29, 2010.

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Lower Miocene structural evolution of the central Vienna Basin (Austria). / Hölzel, Monika (Corresponding author); Decker, Kurt; Zamolyi, Andras; Strauss, Philipp; Wagreich, Michael.

In: Marine and Petroleum Geology, Vol. 27, No. 3, 2010, p. 666-681.

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Neotectonic extrusion of the Eastern Alps: Constraints from U/Th dating of tectonically damaged speleothems. / Plan, Lukas; Grasemann, Bernhard; Spötl, Christoph; Decker, Kurt; Boch, Ronny; Kramers, Jan.

In: Geology, Vol. 38, No. 6, 2010, p. 483-486.

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