GM
Geomorphology

Jan Blöthe

Jan Blöthe is Assistant Professor for Geomorphology and Morphodynamics at the University of Freiburg, Germany. His primary research interests are in the field of sediment dynamics, periglacial geomorphology, natural hazards and geomorphometry. He worked on valley fills and large landslides in the Himalayas, rock glaciers in High Asia, the Andes and the Alps, and sediment dynamics in different high-mountain environments.

Joint MSc field course in geomorphology (Universities of Bonn and Salzburg)

Joint MSc field course in geomorphology (Universities of Bonn and Salzburg)

From Wednesday to Saturday 9-12 September 2015, the geography departments of the Universities of Bonn/Germany and Salzburg/Austria, held a joint field course in geomorphology in the eastern European Alps. During these four days, 24 students master students, half from each participating university, gathered in Gmunden, Austria. Here, in the beautiful Salzkammergut, the course addressed topics of ge ...[Read More]

Global Soil and Sediment Transfers in the Anthropocene (GloSS) – Report from the kickoff meeting in Bonn

Open kickoff meeting of the PAGES working group held in Bonn, Germany, 19th – 21st Aug. 2015 The open kickoff meeting of the PAGES working group GloSS aimed to set the boundary conditions that will enable the GloSS-WG to meet its scientific goals within the next three years. Therefore, this workshop focused on the development of a list of proxies/indices of human impacts on soils and sediments tha ...[Read More]

Interview with Peter van der Beek

Interview with Peter van der Beek

Peter van der Beek, Professor at the University of Grenoble, France, has recently been elected the new president of the EGU GM division. In order to introduce himself to the community, Peter has kindly agreed to answer a couple of questions regarding his ideas for the future of the GM section: 1) Dear Peter, congratulations to the Division Presidency! Would you please tell us a bit about yourself ...[Read More]

Summer School on Geomorphology (September 2015)

Summer School on Geomorphology (September 2015)

“Sediment Dynamics in high-mountain Environments” We’re happy to announce that our proposed Summer School on Geomorphology (SSOG) “Sediment dynamics in high-mountain environments” has been evaluated positively and will be funded by the Volkswagen Stiftung. The summer school will take place in the Kaunertal Valley, Austrian Alps, where we will combine a hands-on field learning app ...[Read More]