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Slow versus fast science – summary and thoughts on the vEGU21 GM-ECS Great Debate

Slow versus fast science – summary and thoughts on the vEGU21 GM-ECS Great Debate

The Early career representatives of EGU’s Geomorphology Division (Andrea Madella (University of Tübingen), Annegret Larsen (Wageningen University), and Michael Dietze (GFZ – German Research Centre for Geosciences in Potsdam)) organized the ECS-Great Debate on “Slow science versus fast science” at this year’s vEGU21 – edited by Sabine Kraushaar. – GM Guest bloggers: Annegret Larsen (Wag ...[Read More]

Geology Bites podcast: Bob Anderson on How Geology Affects Landscape

Geology Bites podcast: Bob Anderson on How Geology Affects Landscape

Written by Oliver Strimpel, University of Oxford; edited by Jan and Sabine What is it about rocks that determines whether they create features in the landscape?  In the Sierras, why does the west side with its giant cliffs of glacially polished stone look so different from the gentler terrain of the east side despite having the same bedrock?  How has the use of cosmogenic radionuclides revolutioni ...[Read More]

Do glaciers really do all the work? Perhaps not.

Kerry Leith from the Engineering Geology Department at the ETH Zürich set up a post on their latest publication and the backstory behind it. As they announced on their own website (www.stressdriven.com) review comments ranged from “mediocre or poor” to “[…] provocative, potentially revolutionary (if correct) analysis”. It surely contains interesting thoughts. – ...[Read More]

50% Professorship = More time for family and science

50% Professorship = More time for family and science

Annegret Larsen had the fantastic idea to encourage her colleague Pascal Egli, both from the University of Lausanne, to explore the nature of a shared professorship. Pascal took the chance and interviewed Professor Martin Hoelzle  at the Swiss Geoscience meeting in November 2017. Professor Martin Hoelzle is a Geomorphologist/Glaciologist at University of Fribourg (Switzerland). He is also one of v ...[Read More]