Anne Bernhardt has won this years' Teaching Award awarded by the students of Geological Sciences at the FU Berlin.

Thanks to everybody who voted!


Our new paper is featured on the Dave Petley's AGU landslide blog:



Our new paper on the detailed sedimentary architecture and pulsing of catastrophic alluvial valley filling in the wake of medieval earthquakes in the Pokhara Valley (Nepal) is out. Check out the free link which will be available until December 26, 2017: or just email for a copy.


The Group Seminar of the Sedimentary Systems Group will focus on Submarine Geomorphology during the upcoming winter semester. Please join our discussion!

AG-Seminar Sedimentäre Systeme "Submarine Geomorphology"

The timetable for our session (chaired by Anne Bernhardt and Hella Wittmann)  “From source to sink: Environmental signal propagation into the stratigraphic record”  at the GeoBremen 2017 on Wednesday September 27th 10:45 - 15:30 is now online: 

Julian Hülscher is presenting his a poster about his PhD work on Wednesday September 27th at the GeoBremen 2017: 'Propagation of Alpine uplift signals into the deep marine Austrian Molasse Basin: First results of the interpretation of 3D seismic-reflection data and heavy mineral analysis’. 


Our new paper made it into the EOS Research Spotlight. 

Check it out:


Can we use meteoric 10Be/9Be in marine sediment for paleo-denudation flux reconstructions?

Our new GRL paper is now available online here:


The Sedimentary Systems research group is looking for an MSc. Candidate for a industry-funded research project entitled “Quantification of a catastrophic submarine mass transport event in the Early Micoene of the Upper Austrian Molasse”

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Our new paper is featured on the TopoToolbox blogpost!


Our paper on climate signal propagation into marine turbidite system is now available online under this (free) link.



Anne Bernhardt and Hella Wittmann are convening a session at the GeoBremen 2017:

“From source to sink: Environmental signal propagation into the stratigraphic record”

Please see the GeoBremen website for details on the session proposal and abstract submission.


Anne Bernhardt will present her work at the SEPM Research Conference:

Propagation of Environmental Signals within Source-to-Sink Stratigraphy, June 5th – 9th, 2017, Location: Tremp & Ainsa, Spanish Pyrenees


Our new paper on quantifying the impact of structural uncertainty on stratigraphic outcrop interpretation based on submarine channel strata in the Magallanes Basin (Chile) is out:  

  • Lisa Stright
  • Zane Jobe
  • Julie C. Fosdick
  • Anne Bernhardt

Modeling uncertainty in the three-dimensional structural deformation and stratigraphic evolution from outcrop data: Implications for submarine channel knickpoint recognition
Check it out on the website of Marine and Petroleum Geology or email Anne Bernhardt for a copy.


EGU General Assembly 2017 

We will present at the EGU General Assembly 2017 in Vienna:

Anne Bernhardt will give her oral presentation on Thursday, 27 Apr 2017, 09:00, room L3:

“Immediate propagation of deglacial environmental change to turbidite systems along the Chilean continental slope”

Amelie Stolle (PhD Student at Potsdam University with A. Bernhardt as a co-author) will present her poster in session on Friday, 28 Apr 2017, 17:30-19:00 in Poster in Hall X2 at board number X2.72:

“Mountain rivers may need centuries to adjust to earthquake-triggered 
sediment pulses, Pokhara, Nepal”.

Mark Handy is giving two oral presentations at the EGU congress on Tuesday, Apr 25, 2017 and is co-author in another two contributions:

1. A keynote talk on the AlpArray program, particularly as seen from the perspective of the German priority program (SPP) "Mountain Building Processes in 4-Dimensions". His talk is an impromptu substitute for the keynote and poster originally scheduled to held by K. Ustaszewski (Univ. Jena), of which Eline Le Breton and Mark Handy are also co-authors. Tue, 25 Apr, 08:45–09:00, Room G1

2. Invited talk on vexing challenges regarding crust-mantle coupling/decoupling beneath the Mediterranean chains and basins. These might become the next targets of AlpArray and its successor program.

EGU2017-18044 "Crust-mantle decoupling in the Alps, Carpathians, Dinarides and Hellenides - the next targets of AlpArray?”

Tue, 25 Apr, 09:00–09:15, Room G1

3. He is also a co-author with Eline Le Breton and others on the contribution "New constraints on Neogene counter-clockwise rotation of Adria relative to Europe” (EGU2017-15437). Tue, 25 Apr, 08:45–09:00, Room G1

4. Finally, he is a co-author of the poster contribution of R. Kind et al.

"Detection of a new Sub-Lithospheric Discontinuity in Central Europe with S-Receiver Functions" (EGU2017-2995). The poster session is on Tue, 25 Apr, 17:30–19:00, Hall X2, X2.228.

Eline Le Breton will give her oral presentation on Tuesday, 25 Apr 2017, 08:45, room G1: 

EGU2017-15437  "New constraints on Neogene counter-clockwise rotation of Adria relative to Europe”

She is also co-author on the following oral and poster presentations:

EGU2017-16444  "One microplate - three orogens: Alps, Dinarides, Apennines and the role of the Adriatic plate”, invited talk by Kamil Ustaszewski (Jena University) on Tuesday, 25 Apr 2017, 08:30, room G1.

EGU2017-18044  "Crust-mantle decoupling in the Alps, Carpathians, Dinarides and Hellenides - the next targets of AlpArray?”, oral presentation by Mark Handy (FU Berlin) on Tuesday, 25 Apr 2017, 09:00, room G1.

EGU2017-4170  "Does intraplate brittle deformation indicate far-field stress signals? A case study of Central Europe”, poster presentation by Payman Navabpour (Jena University) on Tuesday, 25 Apr 2017, 17:30-19:00, Hall X2 at board number X2.158.

 Colloquia and Seminars 

FU Berlin, Institut für Geologische Wissenschaften, Tectonics & Sedimentology