Jahrestreffen der Schweizerischen Geomorphologischen Gesellschaft, Zermatt 30. August – 01. September 2017

Das diesjährige SGmG-Meeting widmet sich den ausgeprägten morphodynamischen Veränderungen in Gletschervorfeldern, in welchen die interessante Verzahnung zwischen verschiedenen geomorphologischen Prozessen (hydrologischer, gravitativer und periglazialer Art) aufgezeigt und quantifiziert werden kann. Neben dem aktuellsten Stand der geomorphologischen Forschung in der Schweiz wird der Fokus speziell auch auf Arbeiten Junger GeomorphologInnen gelegt. Weltweit sind die Gletscher auf dem Rückzug. Sie hinterlassen Gletschervorfelder, die derzeit starken Veränderungen unterworfen sind und oftmals – zumindest temporär – eine hohe geomorphologische Dynamik aufweisen. Gletschervorfelder sind daher hochinteressante Forschungsfelder, in denen sich die Verzahnung verschiedenster geomorphologischer Prozesse (z.B. hydrologische, gravitative, periglaziale) beobachten und quantifizieren lässt. Wie nehmen dies zum Anlass die aktuelle (post)glaziale Geomorphologie etwas mehr unter die Lupe zu nehmen und diverse Studien aus der Schweiz, den Alpen und anderen Regionen vorzustellen.

Weitere Informationen finden Sie auf der Homepage.


36th Annual Meeting of the Working Group Paleo-Pedology by the German Soil Science Society, 25.-27. May 2017, Brühl, Germany

Conference fee: 90,00 Euros (60,00 Euros for students)

Deadline for abstract submission: 31st March 2017

Working language: German

Please find additional information in the program.


11th Intern. Young Geomorphologists’ Workshop 2017, 19.-21. May 2017, Ammersee, Germany

This year, we invite all interested young researchers / students in geomorphology and related fields to join the 11th international Young Geomorphologists’ workshop at Ammersee, Germany, held from 19th-21st May 2017. The venue is located at a lake ca. 1 hour southwest of Munich. In a mixture of oral presentations, posters, a keynote and a short fieldtrip, we will have the opportunity to discuss in an open and informal environment.

The workshop fee will be ~50 € for full board. Please fill out the application form and send it to jgtreffen@googlemail.com until Sunday, 2nd of April. We will send you an e-mail until April 15, 2017 to let you know if you can participate. This e-mail will include all further details and the account information for the workshop fee. The number of participants is limited to c. 55 this year.

For further information, please have a look at the flyer.

Group picture of the 2016 Young Geomorphologists' workshop in Werbellinsee (taken by Kristen Cook and her drone)
Group picture of the 2016 Young Geomorphologists’ workshop in Werbellinsee (taken by Kristen Cook and her drone)


AK Geomorphologie Annual Conference, 9. – 13. Oktober 2017, Bayreuth, Germany

09.10.2017: Icebreaker, registrationLogo_AK_Geomorph_2015_klein_transp
10. and 11.10.2017: Presentations, Posters
12. and 13.10.2017: Excursions in the Bayerisch-Böhmischen Geopark

From surface to core and back. A geodynamic view on Earth’s surface

  • Processes and interactions between core-mantle boundary and crust
  • Cretaceous and Cenozoic intraplate volcanism in Europe
  • Interplay of endogenous and
  • exogenous processes,
  • climate change, and their feedbacks
  • Glaciations: Shaping the earth’s
  • surface and feedbacks with the lithosphere and the asthenosphere
  • Geomorphological risk assessment
  • „Anthropocene“:
    Shaping of earth’s surface by man

Please find all relevant information here and in this flyer.

Register your contribution until 24.07.2017



Working group Geoarchaeology – Historic landscape changes: natural processes vs. human activity, 12. – 14.05.2017, Erlangen

The 13th annual convention of the geoarchaeology working group in Germany takes place in May 2017 in Erlangen. Hosts are the Institutes of Geography and Prehistory of the FAU Erlangen-Nürnberg, and the Bavarian State Office of Monument Protection. The meeting focuses on the one hand on reports covering practical work and employment perspectives for geoarchaeologists, and on the other hand on the framework topic of historical landscape changes in the context of natural processes and human activities.


  • Friday 12.05.2017: lectures connected to the framwork topic „Historic landscape changes: natural processes vs. humanly activity“, keynote lecture by Prof. Dr. Hendrik Bruins (BGU Beer Sheva), afterwards Icebreaker party while grilling in the lecture hall garden.
  • Saturday 13.05.2017: lectures focusing on reports from practical work and on employment perspectives in Germany; meeting of the members; and in the evening optional supper and pleasant company in the Entla’s cellar.
  • Sunday 14.05.2017: Half-day excursion to the Frankish Keuper area, visit of running excavations, and optional conclusion of the event in the open-air museum Bad Windsheim. With some luck we can visit profiles of a pipeline excavation. In every case, widespread colluvia, fillings of dolines and channels, and soils typical for the Keuper area expect us. Departure at 9:00 AM, return to Erlangen till 5:00 PM (on Sundays parking is available at the Institute of Geography).

Deadline for lecture and poster contributions is 27.02.2017.

Registration fee: 50 €

Excursion: 30 €



Dr. Bernhard Lucke

Email: bernhard.lucke(at)fau.de

Registration forms as download in odt, docx, and pfd here.


EnviroSeis workshop | From process to signal – advancing environmental seismology, 6-9 June 2017, Ohlstadt, Germany

In this workshop, we aim to discuss the current use of seismic techniques in the study of the Earth’s surface and the processes that act upon it, a field that we collectively refer to as ‘Environmental Seismology’. We invite all scientists who already use or who intend to use seismic techniques to study geomorphological processes, the cryosphere, the weather, the shallow subsurface and other phenomena at or near the Earth’s surface.

Abstract submission is open from now until March 13, 2017. Please see the EnviroSeis website for details about the slightly different flavour of abstract handling and workshop activities.

The workshop is completed by a field trip to the rockfall observatory Reintal (Zugspitze), June 9-10. Please indicate your interest during abstract submission and see the website for furter information.





International Symposium on eolian Dynamics, Paleosols  and environmental Change in Drylands, 13.-16.03.2017, La Oliva, Fuerteventura, Spain


We are pleased to invite you to take part in this conference. It will take place on Fuerteventura Island where you are welcome to present your recent studies in oral or poster presentation. Furthermore we are looking forward to having interesting discussions and exchange of new ideas in a friendly atmosphere. The conference will last 4 days starting with two days of oral and poster presentations and two final days of field trips (Programme).
We asked for financial support at the INQUA Commission on Stratigraphy and Chronology (SACCOM) to make participation for early career scientists possible.

Apartments (6 persons) and Rooms (triple/double/single) are blocked until the end of September 2016 in two nearby hotels of very good quality.

  • Double room from 60 – 88 Euro/night including breakfast
  • Single room from 45 – 60 Euro/night including breakfast
  • Apartment 130 Euro/night; breakfast (9 Euro) not included

Under the following websites you should execute your reservation by your own:
1. Casa Vieja: www.oasiscasavieja.com
2. Mahoh Finca Rural: www.mahoh.com

Registration fees (including field trip expenses, proceedings, coffee & tea):

  • 80 Euro
  • 50 Euro (young researchers, early career scientists, PhD-students and escort)

The scientific program will start in the morning of Monday, 13th of March 2017 in the “Teatro Raiz del Pueblo” in the village of La Oliva.
We kindly ask you to hand in an abstract by email (yesmine.trigui@tu-dresden.de). The abstract could include a meaningful figure, however should not exceed one page.
Please note that time for oral presentations (20 Minutes) is limited and that the organizing committee will finally decide about the program flow. We welcome contributions (oral or posters) of early career scientists and young researchers in particular. Please send us the title and the abstract of your presentation by end of November. We aim to publish contributions in a special volume of QI.
As soon as you are registered by email we will inform you about the conditions of payment.

Researchers interested in attending the meeting are kindly invited to register by filling out (respectively mark) the following form and send it to: yesmine.trigui@tu-dresden.de

Dominik Faust & Ludwig Zöller (TU Dresden, Uni Bayreuth)

Steering committee:
Dr. Constantino Criado (Universidad de la Laguna, Spain)
Dr. Dominik Faust (TU Dresden, Germany)
Dr. Will Fletcher (University of Manchester, United Kingdom)
Dr. Penélope González-Sampériz (CSIC Zaragoza, Spain)
Dr. Inmaculada Menéndez-González (IOCAG, Universidad de Las Palmas, Spain)
Dr. Joel Ruskin (University of Haifa, Israel)
Dr. Daniel Wolf (TU Dresden, Germany)
Dr. Yurena Yanes (University of Cincinnati, USA)
Dr. Ludwig Zöller (University of Bayreuth, Germany)




European General Assembly 2016, 17. bis 22. April, Wien egu_claim_blue

Auch 2016 werden aus den Mitgliederreihen des AK Geomorphologie eine Vielzahl an Sessions auf der EGU angeboten.

Deadline für Abstracts:
EGU GA 2016 Support Applications Deadline: 1-Dec 2015
EGU GA 2016 Abstract Submission Deadline: 13-Jan-2016, 13:00 CET

GM1 – Geomorphology General

Beyond the case study: Concepts in Earth Sciences – GM1.1/CL5.15/SSS0.20
Convener: Michael Dietze, Kevin Norton, Margret Fuchs

Mind the Gap! Scaling issues in Geoscience – GM1.2/ TS7.9
Convener: Jan Henrik Blöthe, Henry Munack, Sabine Kraushaar, Wolfgang Schwanghart, Jonathan Phillips

GM2 – Geomorphometry and Digital Landscapes

High Resolution Topography in the Geosciences: Methods and Application – GM2.2
Convener: Anette Eltner, Andreas Kaiser, Damià Vericat, Mark Smith, Fabian Neugirg, Carlos Castillo, M. James

GM3 – Erosion and sediment transport

Sedimentary source-to-sink fluxes and sediment budgets – GM3.2/SSS2.20
Convener: Achim A. Beylich, David Morche, Katja Laute, Armelle Decaulne

Sediment archives in dryland areas: New approaches, perspectives and challenges – GM3.4/CL1.27/HS11.11/SSS3.9
Convener: Hans von Suchodoletz, Markus Fuchs, Michael Dietze, Naomi Porat, Mark Bateman, Joel Roskin

GM6 – Human-Landscape interaction

Rockfalls, rockslides and rock avalanches – GM6.1/NH3.14/SSS2.29
Convener: Michael Krautblatter, Axel Volkwein

Geoarchaeology: Human adaptation to landscape changes, landscape resilience to human impact and integrating palaeoenvironmental and archaeological records – GM6.2/SSS3.10
Convener: Sjoerd Kluiving, Wiebke Bebermeier, Maurits Ertsen, Andy Howard, Tony Brown, Vanessa Heyvaert, Lisa-Marie Shillito, Julie Durcan, Robyn Inglis

Anthropocene geomorphology: Earth surface processes, ecosystem services, and sustainability – GM6.4/BG1.14/SSS3.11
Conveners: Peter Houben, Paul Hudson, Anna Bucała, Pawel Prokop

Global Soil and Sediment transfers in the Anthropocene (PAGES-GloSS) – GM6.5/SSS2.23
Conveners: Veerle Vanacker, Markus Fuchs, Rajiv Sinha, Hans von Suchodoletz

GM8 – Hillslope Geomorphology and Soil Erosion

Hillslope geomorphology, denudational slope processes and slope response to global climate changes and other disturbances – GM8.1/SSS2.24
Convener: Katja Laute, Sara Savi, Achim A. Beylich

Geomechanics in natural environments: quantifying environmental stresses and physical soil or rock behavior – GM8.2
Convener: Tristram Hales, Kerry Leith, Michael Krautblatter

GM10 – Glacial and Periglacial Processes and Landforms

Glacial landforms and their palaeoclimatical/chronological interpretation – GM 10.3/CL1.26/CR4.6
Convener: Stefan Winkler, Tim Davies, Philip Deline, Lasafam Iturrizaga, Jürgen Reitner & Martin Brook

Sediment dynamics in high-mountain environments – GM 10.4/CR4.7/HS11.18/NH3.20/SSS9.27
Convener: Sabine Kraushaar, Jan Henrik Blöthe, David Morche, Ronald Pöppl, Tobias Heckmann
Keynotespeaker: Stuart Lane

Permafrost Open Session – CR4.1/GM10.9
Convener: Michael Krautblatter, Jeannette Noetzli, Annett Bartsch, Reginald Muskett, Julia Boike, Hugues Lantuit, Christina Schädel, Birgit Heim

GM12 – Coastal and Marine Geomorphology

Geological records of extreme wave events – NH5.7/GM12.6/SSP3.20
Convener: Ed Garrett, Jessica Pilarczyk, Max Engel, Dominik Brill, Matthias May

SSS2 – Land Degradation and Soil Conservation

Sedimentology of large rock and volcanic debris avalanche deposits – NH3.12/SSS2.28
Convener: Anja Dufresne, Stuart Dunning, Sibylle Knapp, Giovanni Crosta, Michael Krautblatter

SSS3 – Soils as a Record of the Past

Soil in Cultural Landscape – The Future is in the Past: Insights from the Cultural Soil Archive – SSS3.5
Convener: Oren Ackermann, Tom Vanwalleghem, Peirlugi Pieruccini, Bernhard Lucke

SSS12 – Material and Methods in Soil Science

Rainfall simulators as a tool in Soil Science, Geomorphology and Hydrology research and teaching – SSS12.16/HS11.40
Convener: Thomas Iserloh, Artemi Cerdà, Wolfgang Fister, Saskia Keesstra

CR2 – Instrumental observation of the cryosphere

Applied Geophysics in Cryosphere SciencesPICO Session – CR2.3
Convener: Reinhard Drews, Michael Krautblatter, Nanna Karlsson

NH9 – Natural Hazards & Society

Geohazards and Critical Infrastructures – NH9.8
Convener: Martin Klose, Bodo Damm, Faith Taylor, Bruce D. Malamud

CL1 – Past Climates

Aeolian archives of quaternary climate and environmental change in Southern Eurasia – CL1.17
Convener: Tobias Lauer, Stefan Vlaminck, Farhad Khormali, Tobias Sprafke, Daniel Wolf

Multiple archives and climate reconstructions – towards a better integration – CL1.22
Convener: Bernhard Lucke, Claire Rambeau, Christoph Mayr, Roland Zech, Elke Hertig

CL4 – Past-Present-Future climates

Earth system processes and changing climate in Southern Africa – CL4.07
Convener: Jörg Völkel, Frank Eckardt, Marie Eden, Torsten Haberzettl, Achim Wehrmann, Matthias Zabel

DUST 2016 | 2nd International Conference on Atmospheric Dust


The Italian Association for the Study of Clays (AISA) and the Institute of Methodologies for Environmental Analysis (IMAA) are pleased to invite you to DUST 2016, the International Conference on Atmospheric Dust. The meeting provides an unique opportunity for mineralogists, physicists, geochemists, engineering, volcanologists, chemists and for many other specialists to share ideas and knowledge on the boundless world of the atmospheric particles.

For more information on the conference, important deadlines and the venue, please visit the DUST 2016 homepage.


Symposium on Landscape Evolution Modelling (Hannover), 21-23. October 2015

Changing global climate, land cover and land-use challenges scientific attempts towards predicting geosystem response at decadal to centennial time scales. Landscape evolution models (LEM) may provide a useful approach to this challenge. LEMs are simulation tools that model erosion, sediment transport and deposition as well as feedbacks with vegetation and land use. LEMs now have reached a high level of process representation and numerical implementation, but parametrising and validating these models remains problematic. What is needed is a dialogue between archive and modelling communities that stimulates and promotes data-model comparison and integration.

This dialogue will happen at the symposium entitled “Landscape Evolution Modelling – bridging the gap between field evidence and numerical models” at Schloss Herrenhausen in Hannover from 21.-23. October. The symposium is organized by Dr. Wolfgang Schwanghart (University of Potsdam), Dr. Anna Schneider (BTU Cottbus), Dr. Becky Briant (Birkbeck, University of London) and Prof. Dr. Andreas Lang (University of Salzburg) and funded by the VW Foundation.

The symposium offers a forum for 50 researchers – experienced and early-career scientists – whose research spans the broad area of landscape evolution modelling as well as field data acquisition. The symposium will use innovative workshop techniques to ensure active participation and cross-fertilization of ideas, and will offer plenty networking opportunities to help early-career scientists to expand their international scientific network and foster new collaborations.

GeoBerlin conference (Berlin), 4.-7. October 2015

We’d like to draw your attention to the GeoBerlin conference, which will be held in Berlin (surprise) on the 4th-7th of October, just following the Jahrestagung des AK Geomorphologie in Berlin. This year is the 100th anniversary of Alfred Wegener’s theory of continental drift, and the conference will both pay tribute to Wegener and cover a range of topics in geoscience. There will be plenary lectures by Dan McKenzie, Maureen Raymo, Barbara Romanowicz, and Trond Torsvik, as well as a broad programme including a number of sessions focused on surface processes, natural hazards, and climate.

For more information, see http://www.geoberlin2015.de/index.html. Note that the abstract deadline has been extended to May 18th, so plenty of time left!