Sedimentary Geology Innsbruck
Earthquake control of large prehistoric rockslides in the Eastern Alps
We shed new light on a long-lasting debate about the trigger mechanism of large rockslides in the Tyrolian Alps. Our state-of-the-art lake paleoseismolgy approach documents prehistoric earthquakes, larger than any of the reported historical events, that degraded the steep rock slopes towards failure.
Organic carbon export to the hadal seafloor triggered by large earthquakes
We have integrated state-of-the-art methods to reveal drastic export of organic carbon to the hadal trench, shedding new light on the impact of large earthquakes on the deep-sea carbon cycle.
A lake sediment perspective on time-dependent recurrence of strong earthquake shaking near plate boundaries
A worldwide review of lacustrine paleoseismology reveals contrasting recurrence patterns for strong earthquakes at plate boundaries and intra-plate settings.
Markus Niederstätter completed his MSc study with a thesis entitled: Limnogeological investigations of the Montiggler Seen reveal paleoseismic evidence for surface rupturing earthquake in South Tyrol
This first scientific results from IODP Expeditoin 386, co-lead by Michi Strasser, document earthquake-enhanced dissolved carbon
cycles in ultra-deep ocean sediments
A new short video about Arne, the Austrian Core Facility and Core Logging Science Applications
We welcome Mishelle Muthre as new PhD student in our research group
See our contribution to the interdisciplinary Altauseer See Expedition by the Walter Funk Foundation in the newly released documentary movie
Congratulaion to Anja Grießer and Patrick Oswald for winning the 2023 Best Master and PhD Thesis Award from the Facutly Geo- and Atmospheric Sciences at University of Innsbruck