Karl KrainerKarl Krainer


phone: +43 512 507-54222
fax: +43 512 507-54399





Main fields of research

  • Sedimentology and Stratigraphy of Late Paleozoic sedimentary successions of the Eastern and Southern Alps, and of New Mexico; composition and evolution of Late Paleozoic algal mounds
  • Timing and syntectonic sedimentation of the Ancestral Rocky Mountain Orogeny, Pennsylvanian/Permian, New Mexico (USA): slide show | pdf presentation (21,4 MB!)
  • Quaternary sediments, Alpine permafrost (rock glaciers)
  • Regional Geology (Eastern and Southern Alps, southwestern USA)


Late Paleozoics

  • Spencer G. Lucas, New Mexico Museum of Natural History and Science, Albuquerque, New Mexico (USA).
  • Daniel Vachard, University of Lille, Villeneuve d ´Ascq (France).
  • Vladimir Davydov, Permian Research Institute, BSU, Dept. of Geosciences, Boise, Idaho (USA)
  • James E. Barrick, Department of Geosciences, Texas Tech University, Lubbock, Texas  (USA)
  • William A. DiMichele, Department of Paleobiology, NMNH Smithsonian Institution, Washington, DC (USA)
  • Diethard Sanders, Institute of Geology und Paleontology, University of Innsbruck
  • Christoph Korte, Department of Geography and Geology & Nordic Center for Earth Evolution (NordCEE), University of Copenhagen, Denmark
  • Matevz Novak, Geological Survey of Slovenia, Ljubljana, Slovenia

Alpine Permafrost

  • Ewald Brückl Institute of Geodesy and Geophysics, Vienna University of Technology, Austria
  • Helmut Hausmann, Central Institute for Meteorology and Geodynamics (ZAMG), Vienna, Austria
  • Günter  Blöschl and Magdalena Rogger, Department of Hydrology and Water Resources Management and Centre for Water Resource Systems, Vienna University of Technology, Austria
  • Volkmar Mair, Kathrin Lang, Amt für Geologie und Baustoffprüfung, Kardaun, Südtirol
  • Michael Kuhn, Andrea Fischer, Ulrike Nickus, Jakob Abermann, Institute of Meteorology and Geophysics, University of Innsbruck
  • Richard Tessadri, Institute of Mineralogy and Petrology, University of Innsbruck
  • Hansjörg Thies, Institute of Ecology, University of Innsbruck
  • Jean Nicolas Haas, Institute of Botany, University of Innsbruck


  • Regionale Geologie (mit Brandner) VO 2 (Regional Geology)
  • Historische Geologie VO 2 (Historical Geology)
  • Analytische Arbeitsmethoden UE 1 (Laboratory Methods)
  • Sedimente UE 1 (Sedimentary Rocks under the Microscope)
  • Exkursionen (Field Excursions)
  • Seminar
  • Klastische Sedimente VU 2 (Clastic Sediments)
  • Angewandte Quartärgeologie VU 1 (Applied Quaternary Geology)
  • Geologische Übungen UE 4 (mit Fügenschuh, Ortner, Tropper) (Geology Field Course)
  • Einführung in die Hydrogeologie (UE 1) (Introduction to Hydrogeology – Field Course)
  • Erdwissenschaftliche Freilanddidaktik (EX 2) (Earth sciences in the field, exercises)
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