Marc-André Ostermann, publications


Papers

2014

Ostermann, M., Prager, Ch. (2014): Causes, Kinematics and Effects of major Holocene Rock Slope Failures in the lower Ötz Valley. In: Kerschner, H., Krainer, K., Spötl, Ch. (Eds.): From the foreland to the Central Alps – Field trips to selected sites of Quaternary research in the Tyrolean and Bavarian Alps. Geozon, 116-127.

Haas, U., Ostermann, M., Sanders, D., Hornung, Th., (2014): Quaternary Sediments in the Werdenfels region (Bavaria, southern Germany). In: Kerschner, H., Krainer, K., Spötl, Ch. (Eds.): From the foreland to the Central Alps – Field trips to selected sites of Quaternary research in the Tyrolean and Bavarian Alps. Geozon, 18-30.

Sanders, D., Wischounig, L., Gruber, A., Ostermann, M., (2014): Inner gorge–slot canyon system produced by repeated stream incision (eastern Alps): Significance for development of bedrock canyons. Geomorphology, 214, 465-484.

2013

Sanders, D., Widera, L., Ostermann, M. (2013): Two-layer scree/snow-avalanche triggered by rockfall (Eastern Alps): Significance for sedimentology of scree slopes. Sedimentology, 61, 4, 996-1030.

2012

Ostermann, M., Sanders, D., Ivy-Ochs, S., Alfimov, V., Rockenschaub, M., Römer A., (2012): Early Holocene (8.6 ka) rock avalanche deposits , Obernberg valley (Eastern Alps): Landform interpretation and kinematics of rapid mass movement. Geomorphology,171-172, 83-93.

Ostermann, M., Sanders, D., (2012): Post-glacial rockslides in a 200x130 km area of the Alps: Characteristics, ages, and uncertainties. In: Eberhardt, E., Froese, C., Turner, K., Leroueil, S. (Eds.): Landslides and Engineered Slopes. Protecting Society through Improved Understanding. Boca Raton, 659 663.

2011

Sanders, D., Ostermann, M., (2011): Post-last glacial alluvial fan and talus slope associations (Northern Calcareous, Alps, Austria): A proxy for Late Pleistocene to Holocene climate change. Geomorphology, 131, 3-4, 85-97.

2010

Ostermann, M., Sanders, D., Kramers, J., (2010): Meteoric diagenesis of Quaternary carbonate rocky talus slope successions (Northern Calcareous Alps, Austria). Facies, 56, 27-46.

Sanders, D., Ostermann, M., Brandner, R., Prager, C., (2010): Meteoric lithification of catastrophic rockslide deposits: diagenesis and significance. Sedimentary Geology, 223, 150-161.

2009

Sanders, D., Ostermann, M., Kramers, J., (2009): Quaternary carbonate-rocky talus slope successions (Eastern Alps, Austria): sedimentary facies and facies architecture. Facies, 55, 3, 345-373.

Prager, C., Ivy-Ochs, S., Ostermann, M., Synal, H.-A. & Patzelt, G., (2009): Geology and radiometric 14C-, 36Cl and Th-U-dating of the Fernpass rockslide (Tyrol, Austria). Geomorphology, 103, 1, 93-103.

2007

Ostermann, M., Sanders, D., Prager, C., Kramers, J., (2007): Aragonite and calcite cementation in ‘bouldercontrolled’ meteoric environments on the Fern Pass rockslide (Austria): implications for radiometric age-dating of catastrophic mass movements. Facies, 53, 189-208

2006

Sanders, D., Ostermann, M., (2006): Depositional setting of the sedimentary rocks containing the ‘warminterglacial’ fossil flora of the Höttinger Brekzie (Pleistocene, Northern Calcareous Alps, Austria): a reconstruction. Veröffentlichungen d. Tiroler Landesmuseums Ferdinandeum, 86, 91-118.


Talks at national and international conferences

Ostermann, M., (2014): From DSGSDs to Rock Avalanches – Examples from the Brenner Pass Rockslide Cluster. DEUQUA Conference, Innsbruck, Austria.

Ostermann, M., (2014):The Brenner Pass Rockslide Cluster – Characterisation, Dating and Geomorphologic Impacts. Third Slope Tectonics Conference, Trondheim, Norway.

Ostermann, M., Sanders, D., Ivy-Ochs, S., Rockenschaub, M., (2013): The rock avalanche in Obernberg valley (Tyrol, Austria): Characteristics and age. EGU General Assembly, Vienna, Austria.

Ostermann, M., Sanders, D., (2012): Post-glacial rockslides in a 200x130km area of the Alps: characteristics, ages, and uncertainties. ISL/NASL 11th International & 2nd North American Symposium on Landslides, Banff, Canada.

Ostermann, M., Sanders, D., Ivy-Ochs, S., Alfimov, V., (2011): Cosmogenic nuclide dating of catastrophic rockslides/rock avalanches in Tyrol (Austria) compared with other dating methods. ESF Research Conference on Cosmogenic Nuclides, Obergurgl, Austria.

Ostermann, M., Sanders, D., (2011): At least 500 post-glacial catastrophic rockslides/rock avalanches in the Alps: Is there a message? EGU General Assembly, Vienna, Austria.

Ostermann, M., Prager, Ch., Zangerl, Ch., (2011): Time-dependent rock slope weakening processes: evidence from dated landslides in the Eastern Alps. EGU General Assembly, Vienna, Austria.

Ostermann, M., Sanders, D., (2011): More than 500 catastrophic rockslides/rock avalanches in the Alps - Results from age dating and GIS-analysis. 2nd Slope Tectonics Conference, Vienna, Austria.

Ostermann, M., Sanders, D., (2010): ‘Clustered’ Holocene rockslides/rock avalanches in Tyrol (Austria). DEUQUA Conference, Greifswald, Germany.

Ostermann, M., Sanders, D., (2010): Proxy-dating the Tschirgant rockslide event with the U/Th method. EGU General Assembly, Vienna, Austria.

Ostermann, M., Sanders, D., (2010): Different approaches to age-date catastrophic rockslide events:
Radiocarbon, Surface Exposure, and U/Th. PANGEO Austria, Leoben.

Ostermann, M., Sanders, D., Prager, Ch., (2009): Age-dating rockslides: Methods and limitations. EGU General Assembly, Vienna, Austria.


Poster contributions to national and international conferences

Ostermann, M., Gruber, A., (2014): The major mass movements of the Western Dolomites. EGU General Assembly, Vienna, Austria.

Ostermann, M., Sanders, D., Ivy-Ochs, S., Alfimov, V., (2011): Cosmogenic nuclide dating of rockslides/rock avalanches compared with other dating methods. XVIII INQUA Congress, Bern, Switzerland.

Sanders, D., Ostermann, M., (2011): From late-Glacial aggradation to Holocene incision of talus: Examples from the Northern Calcareous Alps. EGU General Assembly, Vienna, Austria.

Ostermann, M., Sanders, D., (2010): Geology of two major rockslides in the vicinity of the planned Brenner Base Tunnel trace: The Pfitsch rockslide & the Stilfes rockslide. Brenner Congress 2010, Innsbruck, Austria.

Ostermann, M., Sanders, D., Rodnight, H., (2010): Three rockslides shaped the valleys around Sterzing/Vipiteno, Northern Italy. EGU General Assembly, Vienna, Austria.

Sanders, D., Ostermann, M., (2009): Talus-slope development in mountain ranges subject to glacialinterglacial cycles: an integrated concept based on the Eastern Alps. EGU General Assembly, Vienna, Austria.

Ostermann, M., Sanders, D., (2008): Neue Ansätze zur Datierung karbonatischer Bergstürze. 34th DEUQUA Conference, Vienna, Austria.

Ostermann, M., Sanders, D., (2008): Catastrophic rockslides in the Alps: A new approach to age-dating, and implications for diagenetic changes in sturzstrom deposits. PANGEO Austria, Vienna.

Ostermann, M., Sanders, D., (2008): A new approach to dating carbonate-lithic rockslides. 6th Swiss Geoscience Meeting, Lugano, Switzerland.

Ostermann, M., Sanders, D., Kramers, J., (2006): Uranium/Thorium age-dating of ‘impure’ carbonate cements of selected Quaternary depositional systems of western Austria: results and implications. PANGEO Austria,Innsbruck.

Ostermann, M., Sanders, D., Kramers, J., (2006): Th/U age dating of carbonate cement in Quaternary talus successions, Northern Calcareous Alps (Austria). PANGEO Austria, Innsbruck.

Ostermann, M., Sanders, D., Kramers, J., Prager, C., (2006): U/Th dating of aragonite cement in the Fernpass rockslide (Northern Calcareous Alps, Austria): implications for minimum-age dating of catastrophic mass movements. PANGEO Austria, Innsbruck.

Prager, C., Patzelt, G., Ostermann, M., Ivy-Ochs, S., Duma, G., Brandner, R., Zangerl, C., (2006): The age of the Fernpass rockslide (Tyrol, Austria) and its relation to dated mass movements in the surroundings. PANGEO Austria, Innsbruck.

Sanders, D., Ostermann, M., (2006): Geomorphic relation of Pleistocene talus relicts to their present-day setting: linked, offset, isolated. PANGEO Austria, Innsbruck

Sanders, D., Wischounig, L., Ostermann, M., (2006): Here it hit, there it missed: Late Quaternary patterns of deposition and fluvial incision, Steinberg am Rofan (Northern Calcareous Alps). PANGEO Austria, Innsbruck

Ostermann, M., Kramers, J., Prager, C., Sanders, D., (2006): A precise age for catastrophic masswasting obtained by Th/U isochron dating of early post-depositional carbonate cement: the Fernpass rockslide (Tyrol, Austria). EGU General Assembly, Vienna, Austria.

Ostermann, M., Sanders, D., Kramers, J., (2006): Calcium-carbonate metasomatized wood and moss in Th/U agedated spring tufas (Tyrol, Eastern Alps): significance for post-glacial re-forestation. EGU General Assembly, Vienna, Austria.

Ostermann, M., Sanders, D., Kramers, J., (2006): Th/U age-dating of two spectacular proglacial valley fills of the Riss Glacial: the Bürs-Gamperdona conglomerates. Austria. EGU General Assembly, Vienna, Austria.