List of Publications


First author peer-reviewed publication

Oswald, P., Strasser, M., Hammerl, C., & Moernaut, J. (2021). Seismic control of large prehistoric rockslides in the Eastern Alps. Nature communications12, 1059.

Oswald, P., Moernaut, J., Fabbri, S. C., De Batist, M., Hajdas, I., Ortner, H., Titzler, S., & Strasser, M. (2021). Combined on-fault and off-fault paleoseismic evidence in the postglacial infill of the inner-alpine lake Achensee (Austria, Eastern Alps). Frontiers in Earth Science9, 438.

Kiefer*, C., Oswald*, P., Moernaut, J., Fabbri, S. C., Mayr, C., Strasser, M., and Krautblatter, M.: A 4,000 year debris-flow record based on amphibious investigations of fan delta activity in Plansee (Austria, Eastern Alps), Earth Surf. Dynam. Discuss. [preprint],, in review, 2021.

OSWALD, P., ORTNER, H., GRUBER, A. (2018): Deformation along a detached graben half-graben shoulder, Northern Calcareous Alps, Austria, Swiss Journal of Geosciences, 112, 1-15.

 *Equal contribution of authors on this work.

Conference proceedings publications

Pöll, J., Oswald, P., Nittel-Gärtner, P., Figl, T., Auflgeger, M., Erhardt, M., Strasser, M., (2020): Seegeologische Untersuchungen im Fernsteinsee und Blindsee (Fernpass, Tirol), 22nd Geoforum Umhausen.

Oswald, P., Erhardt, M., Birkner, F., Degenhart, G., Aufleger, M., Pöll, J., Huang, J.-J. S., Strasser, M., Moernaut, J., (2019): Sedimente der Tiroler Seen als Archive für postglaziale Extremereignisse, 21st Geoforum Umhausen.

OSWALD, P., MOERNAUT, J., FABBRI, S., HILBE, M., BATIST DE, M., STRASSER, M. (2018): Unravelling the paleoseismological history of Achensee (Western Austria) combining on- and off-fault sublacustrine signatures. 9th International INQUA Workshop on Paleoseismology, Active Tectonics and Archeoseismology Proceedings, Thessaloniki.

FRANCO, A., GEMS, B., SCHNEIDER-MUNTAU, B., MOERNAUT, J., OSWALD, P., FABBRI, S., AUFLEGER, M., STRASSER, M. (2018): A multidisciplinary approach for landslide generated impulse waves assessment in natural mountain lakes from a cascade hazard analysis perspective, 20th Geoforum Umhausen.


Conference abstracts

Oswald, P., Moernaut, J., Fabbri, S., De Batist, M., Hajdas, I., Hugo, O., and Strasser, M.: Combined on-fault and off-fault paleoseismic evidence in the postglacial lacustrine sediments of Achensee (Austria, Eastern Alps), EGU General Assembly 2021, online, 19–30 Apr 2021, EGU21-555,, 2021.

Moernaut, J., Oswald., P., Kempf, P., (2020): Periodic, random or clustered? Constraining earthquake recurrence in different tectonic settings using lake paleoseismology, AGU Fall Meeting 2020, 1-17 Dec 2020, Online Everywhere.

OSWALD, P., HUANG, S J.-J., FABBRI, S., AUFLEGER, M., DAXER, C., STRASSER, M., MOERNAUT, J. (2020): Strong earthquakes as main trigger mechanism for large pre-historic rock slope failures in Western Tyrol (Austria, Eastern Alps). EGU 2020, Vienna.

OSWALD, P., PÖLL, J., HUANG, S J.-J., INNERHOFER, D., STRASSER, M., MOERNAUT, J. (2019): Investigating trigger mechanisms for Mid-to-Late Holocene landslide clustering in the Eastern Alps using the sedimentary infill of Piburgersee (Central Tyrol, Austria). EGU 2019, Vienna.

LIEBL, M., DAXER; C., OSWALD, P., MOLENAAR, A., SCHELLHORN, M., HUANG, S J.-J., INNERHOFER, D., STRASSER, M., MOERNAUT, J. (in press): Anatomy of a seismic seiche deposit: Traces of the AD 1755 Lisbon earthquake in the sediments of lake Hechtsee (Tyrol, Austria)? EGU 2019, Vienna.

OSWALD, P., DAXER, C., MOLENAAR, A., ORTLER, M., LIEBL, M., HUANG, HAMMERL, C., STRASSER, M., MOERNAUT, J. (2018): Lacustrine Paleoseismology in Tyrol and Carinthia: Establishing the first long-term earthquake records in Austria. PANGEO AUSTRIA 2018, Vienna.

MOERNAUT, J., DAXER, C., OSWALD, P., INNERHOFER, D., SCHELLHORN, M., OETTEL, L., ENNEMOSER, P., STRASSER, M. (2017): Lacustrine paleoseismology in the Austrian Alps: strategies for revealing the recurrence of local Mw5+ earthquakes and far-field Mw8+ events. International Meeting of Sedimentology, Toulouse.

OSWALD, P., ORTNER, H. (2017): Jurassic normal faulting controls deformation style during Alpine Orogeny, external Northern Calcareous Alps, Tyrol, Austria. 13th Workshop on Alpine Geological Studies, Zlatibor.

OSWALD, P., SIEBERER, A.-K., ORTNER, H. (2016): Testing a buckle fold model in the thrust belt of the western Northern Calcareous Alps. Annual Meeting DGGV- GeoTirol 2016, Innsbruck. (AWARDED: best student´s poster award)

OSWALD, P., SIEBERER, A.-K., ORTNER, H. (2016): Building a thrust belt with buckle folds: The Northern Calcareous Alps. 16th Symposium of Tectonics-Structural Geology-Crystalline Geology, Bonn.

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