JasperJasper Moernaut

phone: +43 512 507-54372
fax: +43 512 507-54399

Room: 60311 (Bruno-Sander-Haus, 3rd floor)
Institute of Geology
University of Innsbruck
Innrain 52, 6020 Innsbruck
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  Research Group: Sedimentary Geology

Research interests

  • Paleoseismology
  • Limnogeology
  • Subaquatic landslides and turbidites
  • Earthquake processes
  • Marine geophysics and geotechnics

Curriculum Vitae

Since Apr. 2016 Assistant Professor / University Assistant at University of Innsbruck (UIBK)

Jan. 2014 - Dec. 2015 Assistant Professor at Universidad Austral de Chile (UACh)
 “Lacustrine paleoseismology in Chile”
Oct. 2011- Dec. 2013 Postdoctoral researcher / Lecturer at ETH Zürich, Switzerland
Advisor: Prof. Dr. Michael Strasser
Funded by the Swiss National Science Foundation
“Stability of underwater sediments upon earthquake shaking: implications for quantitative paleoseismology”
Oct. 2010 - Sep. 2011 Postdoctoral researcher at Ghent University, Belgium
Advisor: Prof. Dr. Marc De Batist
Funded by the Research Foundation – Flanders (FWO)
“Paleoseismic reconstruction in Chile using sedimentary archives in lakes and fjords”
Jan. 2006 - May 2010  
Ph.D. student at Ghent University, Belgium
Advisor: Prof. Dr. Marc De Batist
Funded by the Agency for Innovation by Science and Technology – Flanders (IWT)
“Sublacustrine landslide processes”
Aug. 2005 - Dec. 2005 Scientific personnel at Ghent University, BelgiumAdvisor: Prof. Dr. Marc De Batist
Funded by CRIMEA project: “Contribution of high-intensity gas seeps in the Black Sea to methane emission to the atmosphere”

Research Projects

Principal Investigator
  • Quantitative lacustrine paleoseismology in Carinthia (Austria) (FWF, Austria, 2017-2021)
  • "Process understanding in subaquatic paleoseismology: Earthquake-triggered remobilization of surficial sediments at ocean margins and lacustrine basins" (Nachwuchsförderung – University of Innsbruck, 2016-2018). 
  • “Spatio-temporal patterns of earthquake recurrence in South-Central Chile: quantitative analysis of lacustrine paleoseismic records” (FONDECYT, Chile, 2015)
Co-Principal Investigator
  • Recurrence of great earthquakes and tsunamis in Central Chile (FONDECYT, Chile, 2015-2018)
  • Lacustrine paleoseismology in Alaska (FWO Flanders, Belgium, 2012-2017)
  • Geotechnical characterization of subaquatic slope stability (MARUM, Germany, 2013)
  • Tsunami deposits in coastal lakes in South-Central Chile (Ghent University, Belgium, 2011-2014)
  • Lacustrine paleoseismology in Switzerland (SNSF, Switzerland, 2011-2015)
Collaborator
  • Lacustrine paleoclimate records in Chile (FWO Flanders, Belgium, 2008-2012)
  • Tephrostratigraphy in South-Central Chile (University of Oxford, UK, 2013-2016)
  • Paleoclimate record of lake Challa, East Africa (ESF, Ghent University, 2007-2011) 

Teaching

  • Geophysics (BSc and MSc)
  • Limnogeology (MSc)
  • Natural Hazards in Mountain Regions (MSc)

At previous positions:

  • Geophysics, Seismology
  • collaborations in Marine Geology, Geomorphology and Applied Seismology

Supervision / mentoring of 4 Ph.D, 4 M.Sc. and 7 B.Sc. students

Training of students and guest researchers in geophysical interpretation software; sediment coring; geochemical, petrophysical and sedimentological  analyses; geotechnical analyses, etc.