Seminars - Winter semester 2017/2018

2017/2018 Seminar Schedule

The interdisciplinary seminar “Climate change on long and short time scales” takes also place on Thursdays, 12:00-13:30, in the Bruno-Sander Haus, 3rd floor, seminar room. It is a casual seminar - don't forget to bring a lunch! 

Date Talk 1 Talk 2 Moderation:
05.10.2017 12:00 - 13:30 Kurt Nicolussi / Fabien Maussion: Presentation Doctoral Program Mountain Climate and Environment (DP MCE) Gina Moseley: Extending knowledge of Greenland’s past climate using cave-based deposits Kurt Nicolussi
19.10.2017 12:00 - 13:30 Lindsey Nicholson: How can we measure the thickness of supraglacial debris and why do we need to do that to understand glacier response to climate conditions?  - Kurt Nicolussi
09.11.2017 12:00 - 13:30 Mike Kuhn: Probing the great Antarctic inversion 50 years ago  - Christoph Spötl
16.11.2017 12:00 - 13:30 Lukas Langhamer: Lagrangian Detection of Moisture Sources for the Southern Patagonia Icefield   Gabriella Koltai: Palaeoclimate significance of speleothems in crystalline rocks Karin Koinig
 23.11.2017 12:00 - 13:30 Jan Schmieder: Tracer and runoff response of a high-mountain stream  - Georg Kaser
30.11.2017 12:00 - 13:30 Stefan Lauterbach: Deposits of Large-scale Mass Movements in the Sediments of Hallstätter See (Austria) – Recurrent Natural Hazards at a UNESCO World Cultural Heritage Site  Huang, (Steven) Jyh-Jaan: An iron-age cultural hiatus enigma (site Kiwulan): is this related to the river aggradation events over the last millennium in the Lanyang Source-to-Sink System, northeastern Taiwan? Karin Koinig
07.12.2017 12:00 - 13:30 Yuri Dublyansky: "Painting inside a freezer": environmental conditions in Shulgan-Tash cave at a time of creation of late Paleolithic cave art Fabien Maussion: Simulating the dynamics of glaciers at the global and regional scales: new prospects for (paleo-)climate studies Ulrich Strasser
14.12.2017 12:00 - 13:30 Christian Lamprecht: Characterizing NOx emission sources in urban areas Daniel Günther: Evaluating energy-balance snowmodels with different degrees of complexity Thomas Karl
11.01.2018 12:00 - 13:30 Michael Sarnthein: Peak glacial and deglacial deepwater formation in the Nordic Seas -- the 14C record Anna Wirbel: How the glaciers get their stripes  Georg Kaser
Do 18.01.2018 12:00 - 13:30 Christoph Spötl: Ice in alpine caves - a rapidly vanishing climate archive Gideon Henderson: (working title) -ve C emissions Mathias Rotach
25.01.2018 12:00 - 13:30 Karin Koinig: Late Holocene glacier advance recorded in a  high alpine lake Friedl Obleitner: On the breath of caves Christoph Spötl



Associated Seminars

See below for the Winter Semester 2017/18 seminar schedules from our participating UIBK Institutes


ACINN Graduate Seminar

Wednesday, 11.45-13:00, ACINN, Room 60819 SR

Please add the Google Calendar acinn.seminar  (public) for the most up-to-date information

Time Speaker Title Institution
4 Oct 2017 - 11:45am Gabriel Katul Co-spectral budgets link energy distributions in eddies to bulk flow properties Duke University
11 Oct 2017 - 11:45am Horst Machguth Conventional and radioactive waste at the abandoned ice sheet base at Camp Century, Greenland, in a warming climate University of Zurich
18 Oct 2017 - 11:45am Katrin Sedlmeier Climandes: Climate services for the agricultural sector in Peru MeteoSwiss
25 Oct 2017 - 11:45am Manuela Lehner Nocturnal boundary-layer phenomena in and around Arizona's Meteor Crater: seiches, gravity waves, and bluff-body flow separation ACINN
8 Nov 2017 - 11:45am Fabien Maussion What open-source can do for you and what you can do for open-source - an incentive for better software development practices in the research community ACINN
15 Nov 2017 - 11:45am Sebastian Dietz Statistical Based Low-Visibility Forecasts at Vienna Airport - From Nowcasts to Medium-Range Forecasts ACINN
29 Nov 2017 - 11:45am White Adler Why do nocturnal low-level clouds form over southern West Africa? KIT
6 Dec 2017 - 11:45am Eleni Sfyri Scalar flux similarity in the layer near the surface over mountainous terrain ACINN
31 Jan 2018 - 11:45am Peng Zhao Role of advection for the ecosystem-atmosphere carbon dioxide exchange of alpine grasslands Institute of Ecology, UIBK


Institute of Botany Semiar

Wednesday, 17.00, Institut für Botanik - Hörsaal A 

Date / Time / Location Presenters (r) Title / topic Institution
08.11.2017  Excursion participants  Report on the Pyrenees Excursion SS 2017 Institute of Botany 
22.11.2017  Prof. em. Dr. Conradin A. Burga  Primary Accession in the Glacier Valley Morteratsch: More Neuland and faster resettlement. 18 years of monitoring in the Gletschervorfeld (2000 m above sea level, Pontresina, Oberengadin, Switzerland) Alpexpert Schweiz 
06.12.2017  Dr. Andreas Fleischmann  Evolution of carnivory in angiosperms Botanical State Collection, Munich 
17.01.2018  Prof. Dr. Peter Schönswetter, Kirschner Philipp MSc, Prof. Dr. Božo Freeman  Tajikistan: a travel report Institute of Botany 
24.01.2018  Ao.Univ.-Prof. Mag. Dr.rer.nat. Martin Grube  What lichens can tell us about symbiotic organisation Institute of Plant Sciences Graz 



Geokolloquium - Institute of Geology and Institute of Mineralogy and Petrography

Thursday, 17.00,  Institute of Geology - Veranstaltungsforum (Sammlung), 2 floor 

16.November November Michael Stipp (Universität Innsbruck): “Earthquake and tsunami generation at active
continental margins - what can we learn from rock mechanical experiments?”
 30.November November Nawaz Ali (Birbal Sahni Institute of Palaeosciences, Lucknow, India): “Glacial geomorphology,
modern analogues and high resolution Holocene palaeoclimatic reconstructions from the
north Sikkim Himalaya, India.”
7. December  December Thilo Hofmann (University of Vienna, Department of Environmental Geosciences): "Hazard assessment
and analysis of groundwater conductors using modern trace elements."
 14. December Dezember Luka Gale (University of Ljubljana and Geological Survey of Slovenia): “Upper Ladinian -
Lower Carnian reefs in Slovenia.”
11. January Januar Oliver Warr (University of Toronto): “Using geochemical footprints to explore the ancient
hydrosphere of the crystalline basement.”
18. January 
Gideon Henderson (Department of Earth Sciences, University of Oxford, UK): “Eurasian
palaeoclimate from stalagmites.”
25. January  Patrick Nadoll (GeoZentrum Nordbayern, Erlangen): “Mineral chemistry as a powerful tool for
ore genetic studies and exploration - A case study from the North German Basin.


Archived Seminar Schedules
Past “Climate change on long and short time scales”  seminar schedules

Summer Semester 2017

Winter Semester 2016/2017


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