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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.

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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.

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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.

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New Paper in G-cubed

Jana Molenaar´s latest paper on Earthquake-Trig­gered Soft-Sed­i­ment Defor­ma­tion Struc­tures in Lake Sed­i­ments is now published

New Papers in PAGES Magazine

Katleen Wils co-edited a special issue on (Paleo)-Earthquake and -Tsunami Science now published in PAGES Magazin, also featuring an article by Charlotte Pizer et al.,  on Combining onshore-offshore paleoseismic records to test for synchronicity of coastal deformation

New Paper in Sed­i­men­tologika

We document contrasting sedimentary and long-lasting geochemical imprints of seismic shaking in a small, groundwater-fed lake basin (Klopeiner See, Eastern European Alps)

New Paper in Sci­en­tific Drilling

We present the Late Glacial to Holocene Late Pleistocene to Holocene event stratigraphy of Lake Hallstatt revealed by the Hipercorig drilling system and borehole logging

Groupre­treat2024

We discussed great Science during our Group Retreat 2024

Wel­come Laura

We welcome Laura Schley as new PhD student in our research group

Con­grat­u­la­tion Markus

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 

New Nature Com­mu­ni­ca­tions Paper

This first scientific results from IODP Expeditoin 386, co-lead by Michi Strasser, document earthquake-enhanced dissolved carbon
cycles in ultra-deep ocean sediments

Arne Ramisch intro­duces him­self

A new short video about Arne, the Austrian Core Facility and Core Logging Science Applications

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