Former postdoc

Ronny Boch

Innsbruck Quaternary Research Group

Research interests
-Palaeoclimatology–Reconstruction of rapid climate changes
-Isotope geochemistry–Stable isotopes in the climate system and Uranium-series dating
-Speleothem growth dynamics and cave monitoring

Short CV
2013-Assistant Professor at the Institute of Applied Geosciences, Graz University of Technology
2011-2013 Highschool teacher (physics, chemistry) at Bundesrealgymnasium in der Au, Innsbruck
2008-2011 Postdoctoral researcher at the University of Innsbruck and visiting research fellow at the Minnesota Isotope Lab, Department of Geology and Geophysics, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, USA
2010 Woldstedt-Prize of the German Quaternary Association (DEUQUA)
2009 M.A. (Mag. phil.) in philosophy
2008 PhD (Dr. rer. nat.) in geology

Doctoral thesis: „Stalagmites from Katerloch Cave, Austria: Growth dynamics and high-resolution records of climate change“ (supervisor Prof. C. Spötl). Pdf (11 MB) available here.
2006 BA (Bakk. phil.) in philosophy
2005-2008 Research assistant and PhD student at the Institute for Geology and Palaeontology, LFU Innsbruck
2004 M.Sc. (Mag. rer. nat.) in geology
2001-Study of philosophy
1998-2004 Study of Earth Sciences (University of Innsbruck)
1997-1998 Austrian army (military musician)

Professional activities
-Uranium-series dating using MC-ICP-MS at the Minnesota Isotope Lab, Minneapolis, USA (Prof. R. L. Edwards/Dr. H. Cheng) and at the Institute of Geology, University of Bern, Switzerland (Prof. J. Kramers)
-Analytical methods: mass spectrometry (ICP-MS and CF-IRMS), X-ray diffraction, -ray fluorescence, microscopy (epifluorescence, cathodoluminescence), SEM, atomic absorption spectrometry, sedimentological methods
-Field experience (scientific work in caves, field geology)
-Participation in the ocean cruise SO-185 VITAL “Variability of the Indonesian Throughflow and Australasian Climate during the Last Glacial Cycles” with research vessel SONNE from Darwin (Australia) to Jakarta (Indonesia). Invitation by the Institute of Geosciences – Christian Albrechts University Kiel (Sep./Oct. 2005)
-Trace element studies at the European Synchrotron Radiation Facility (ESRF, Grenoble, France): Experiment EC-88 (Dec. 2006, p.i. Dr. S. Frisia)
-Presentations at scientific congresses and meetings
-Science journalism (newspaper: e.g. Die Presse; TV documentation: ServusTV; ZAMG climate change platform “Klimawandel”)
-Reviews (peer-reviewed journals - see Group Publications; book reviews)
-Vorarlberger Illwerke Engineering Services (power generation, construction of storage lakes): practical training in engineering geology

Extracurricular activities
Literature (writing/reading), Tango argentino, MG cars, modern and ancient arts, saxophone, mountain hiking