This research project aims to shed new light on the interpretation of palaeo-monsoon proxy data using fluid inclusions in speleothem calcite.
Located at 2800 m altitude, this cave contains thick fossil flowstones which hold the key for a better understanding of glacial-interglacial climate change in the Dolomites.
This project studies the Holocene evolution of stable isotopes in precipitation along a transect from the Atlantic seaboard into the largest continental mass on Earth.
Widely regarded as the best analogue for the current interglacial, this period some 425,000 years ago is the target of a new research project in our group.
We study an exceptionally thick succession of laminated lake sediments which will provide unprecedented insights into inneralpine climate variability prior to the last ice age.
This project led by Stefan Lauterbach will establish a 5000 yr-long calendar of flood events in the Eastern Alps based on new cores taken in Hallstätter See in summer 2016.
Thick sediments in this major valley of the Karwendel Mountains record a history of repeated lake phases between the Last Glacial Maximum and the mid-Holocene.
Located at 2800 m altitude, this cave is not only known for its cave bear remains but also contains fossil dripstones which tell a story about past climates in the Dolomites.
The Alps are a hot spot of recent climate change and our goal is to establish a detailed framework of speleothems records for the Eastern Alps to better understand regional differences and forcing mechanisms.
Speleothems are ideal candidates for investigate millennial-scale climate variability during glacial periods. We have shown that alpine stalagmites faithfully recorded these abrupt shifts.
This project aimed at deciphering the history of sedimentation and erosion in one of the largest longitudinal valleys of the Alps, the lower Inn Valley, prior to the Last Glacial Maximum.
The objective of this project was to test a set of methods that allow the identification and quantification of palaeowater-rock interaction during hypogene speleogenesis.
We apply state-of-the-art OSL techniques to improve the chronological framework of loess-paleosol-sequences (LPS) in the foreland of the Salzach palaeo-glacier, Austria.
This project aimed at exploring the palaeoenvironmental potential of ice deposits in some alpine caves and included the successful completion of the first ice core drilling in an alpine ice cave.
Institute of Geology University of Innsbruck Innrain 52 6020 Innsbruck Austria