3rd Swiss Geoscience Meeting, Zurich 2005


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University of Zurich - Irchel, Winterthurerstr. 190 (location map / map of lecture rooms)

Plenary Session, Friday November 18th (lecture room G 30)

Announcements and Communications
13:00–13:05 Haeberli W. (Uni Zürich) Welcome address
13:05–13:10 Mader P. (CHGEOL) CHGEOL Awards
13:10–13:15 Stünitz H. (Uni Basel) International Year of Planet Earth 2007–2009
13:15–13:20 Dèzes P. (GEOforumCH & CHGEOL) Project "Erlebnis Geologie/Géologie Vivante/Geologia Viva"
13:20–14:00 Pfiffner A. (Uni Bern) The future of Geoscience in Switzerland – networks, visions and steps: information, promotion and memorandum

4D - earth: views through space and time (Download Abstracts as a PDF file)

14:00–14:30 Wieler, R. (ETHZ) The beginning: from dust to planets
14:30–15:00 Ulmer, P. (ETHZ) Deep Earth – A petrologist’s view of the planet’s interior
15:00–15:30 Oncken, O. (GFZ Potsdam) Forearc deformation at convergent margins – does the Peru-Chile system throw light on the early Alpine evolution?
15:30–16:00 Grobéty, B. (Uni Fribourg) Mineralogie im Nanobereich: Ein elektronenmikroskopischer Blick in das Innenleben von Kristallen
16:30–17:00 Schmid, P. (Uni Zürich) Primates and human evolution
17:00–17:30 Grosjean, M. (Uni Bern) Climate and ecosystem variability: from the Holocene to the Anthropocene
17:30–18:00 Schmidt, M. W. I.
& Allgöwer, B. (Uni Zürich)
Soil and wildland fire – from Boreal to Alpine Fires
18:00–18:30 Beniston, M. (Uni Fribourg)
& Zappa, M. (WSL)
Heat waves and water in the Alps
19:00–19:45 Giardini, D. (ETH-Z)
& Haeberli, W. (Uni ZH)
Nuclear power, earthquakes and ice ages in Switzerland
19:45–19:55 Heinrich C. (ETH-Z) "Paul-Niggli-Medaille" Awards
20:00-22:00 Geoparty (Lichthof, University Zurich-Irchel)

Symposium Sessions, Saturday November 19th

Session 1: The Alpine realm and its forelands in space and time (Download Abstracts as a PDF file)

8:00-8:20 Robyr. M., Vonlanthen. P.
& Baumgartner. L.
Growth mechanism of snowball garnets from the Lukmanier Pass, Central Alps
8:20-8:40 Janots, E., Engi, M.
& Berger, A.
Phase relations and prograde evolution of LREE-bearing silicate-phosphate assemblages in low-grade metapelites: consequences for U-Th-Pb geochronometry in the Central Alps
8:40-9:00 Ciancaleoni, L.
& Marquer, D.
Spatial and temporal variations of bulk kinematics during continental convergence (subduction-collision): Shear zone patterns in granites along the Swiss eastern Alpine profile (NFP-20 East)
9:00-9:20 Berger, A. & Engi, M. HP-rocks in the Alps: Review of isotopic ages based on petrology and their geodynamic consequences
9:20-9:40 Bussy, F., Eichenberger, M., Giroud, N., Masson, H., Meilhac, C. & Presniakov, S. Early Carboniferous age of the Versoyen magmatism and consequences : non-existence of a «Valais ocean» in the Western Alps
9:40-10:00 Bonnet, C., Malavieille, J.
& Mosar, J.
How do uplift, sedimentation and erosion interact in the Alpine evolving orogen from Eocene to Present? – Analogue modeling insights
11:00-11:20 Allanic, C., Sue, C.
& Burkhard, M.
Extensional fault patterns of the Lepontine Dome (Central Alps, Switzerland) deduced from paleostress inversions and morphotectonics
11:20-11:40 Ustaszewski, M., McClymont, A. & Pfiffner, A. Neotectonics in the Swiss Alps – A postglacially active fault near the Gemmi Pass
11:40-12:00 McClymont, A., Ustaszewski, M.
& Pfiffner, A.
In search of post-glacial active faulting in the western Swiss Alps: results from three-dimensional GPR surveying and paleoseismic trenching
12:00-12:20 Heller, O., Hollenstein, C., Geiger, A., Kahle, H.-G., Jonsson, S., Deichmann, N. & Giardini, D. Continuous local GPS network for the assessment of small scale Alpine geodynamics
12:20-12:40 Hinsken, S., Ustaszewski, K.
& Wetzel A.
Graben width controls synrift sedimentation: The Palaeogene southern Upper Rhine Graben as an example
12:40-13:00 Vennemann T.W., Tütken T., Kocsis L. & Mullis J. Changes in the north-Alpine climate as a function of the Alpine upliftment: constraints from isotopic compositions of fossils and sediments of the Molasse, and Alpine vein quartz

Posters: (Download Abstracts as a PDF file)

Bussien D., Bussy F., Masson H. & Rodionov N U-Pb dating of Late Paleozoic lamprophyric dykes in gneissic blocks of the Teggiolo zone, and tectonic consequences (Central Alps)
Deichmann, N., Wöhlbier, S., Ballarin, D., Cathomen, N., Braunmiller, J., Giardini, D. & Pfiffner, A. A new seismotectonic map for Switzerland
Ebert, A., Herwegh, M. & Pfiffner, A. Strain Localization in Thrust Zones of Helvetic Nappes (Switzerland)
Fraefel, M., Densmore, A., Ustaszewski, K. & Schmid, S.M. Integration of geological, seismological and geomorphological data for neotectonic analyses in the Basel area
Genier, F., Epard, J.-L., Thélin, Ph. & Bussy, F. The overturned limb of the Siviez-Mischabel fold-nappe in the Mattertal: structure and stratigraphy
Keller, L., Abart, R., Wirth, R., Schmid, D. & Kunze, K. Nano-scale features and short-circuit processes control over garnet reaction rim formation in metapelites at eclogite facies conditions: a case study from the Monte Rosa nappe (Western Alps)
Madritsch, H., Ustaszewski, K., Fabbri, O. & Schmid, S. Late Miocene to recent tectonics of the Rhine Bresse transfer zone (Eastern France)
Oberhauser, R. Young faults inside and east of the Rhine Valley tending to the northern foreland are demonstrated using new geological maps of Vorarlberg in preparation (1 : 100 000 and 1 : 200 000)
Rahn, M. A revised late-stage exhumation history of the Aar and Gotthard crystalline rocks based on FT data
Schlatter A., Marti U. & Schneider D. Release of the new National Height Network of Switzerland LHN95
Ustaszewski,K., M. Schmid, S. M., Fügenschuh, B. & Tischler, M. The Alps-Dinarides-Carpathians connection: evolution of lithosphere- and crustal-scale structures in space and time
Wiederkehr, M., Bousquet, R., Schmid, S. M. &  Berger, A. Implication for a HP/LT metamorphism in the Mesozoic sediments of the Gotthard massif
Wiederkehr, M., Bousquet, R., Schmid, S. M. & Berger, A. Transition from blueschist to amphibolite facies metamorphism – A case study in the North-Penninic Bündnerschiefer at the eastern rim of the Lepontine dome

Session 2: The Andes: Past and present processes in an active margin orogen (Download Abstracts as a PDF file)

11:00-11:40 Oncken, O. et al. What controls long-term orogeny at a convergent continental margin? The Andean case
11:40-12:00 Chew, D. M., Schaltegger, U., Kosler, J., Fontignie, D., Spikings, R. & Miskovic, A. Evolution of the Gondwanan margin of the northern Andes
12:00-12:20 Luzieux, L., D.A., Heller, F., Spikings, R., Winkler, W. & Vallejo, C. F. Cretaceous block rotations in the coastal forearc of Ecuador: paleomagnetic, chronostratigraphic evidences, and implications for the origin and accretion of the blocks.
12:20-12:40 Vallejo, C., Winkler, W., Spikings, R., Hochuli, P. A. & Luzieux, L. Geochronology and provenance analyses of allochthonous terranes of the Western Cordillera, Ecuador.
12:40-13:00 Wipf, M., Seward, D., Stirling, C., Zeilinger, G. & Schlunegger, F. The Peruvian coastal margin, Evidence from low-temperature Thermochronology
14:00-14:40 Hebbeln, D., Kaiser, J., Lamy, F., Mohtadi, M. & Stuut, J.-B. The Late Quaternary paleoenvironment of Chile as seen from marine archives
14:40-15:00 Gorczyk, W., Gerya, T. V., Connolly, J. A., Yuen, D. & Rudolph, M. Dynamics of seismic structures above slabs: insight from thermal-chemical numerical models
15:00-15:20 Dungan, M.A., Sellés, D., Spikings, R., Hildreth, W., López-Escobar, L., Frey, F., Davidson, J., Rodríguez, C. & Bachmann, O. Along-strike magmatic patterns defined by Quaternary frontal arc volcanoes of the Andean Southern Volcanic Zone (SVZ; 33-41°S), Central Chile
15:20-15:40 Schlunegger, F., Zeilinger, G. & Kober, F. Scale of relief growth in the Andes of northern Chile.
15:40-16:00 May, J.-H. & Veit, H. Paleosol-sediment-sequences along the Andean piedmont (Eastern Bolivia) and their implications for Late Quaternary landscape evolution
17:00-17:20 Ariztegui, D., Bösch, P. & Davaud, E. Dominant ENSO frequencies during the Little Ice Age (LIA) in the rainshadow of the Andes – The laminated record of proglacial Lago Frías, northern Patagonia (Argentina)
17:20-17:40 Waldmann, N., Ariztegui, D., Anselmetti, F. S., Austin Jr., J. A., Moy, C. M., & Dunbar, R. Reconstructing past and present environmental processes in the southernmost tip of the Andean cordillera – The lacustrine record of Lago Fagnano, Tierra del Fuego
17:40-18:00 Zech, R., Kull, Ch. & Veit, H. Exposure dating in the Central Andes: Quaternary glacier and climate reconstruction
18:00-18:20 Gorin, G., Guarin, F., Neuwerth, R., Suter, F., Espinosa, A. & Guzman, C.  Contribution of Quaternary sediments to the understanding of the  tectonic history in Central Colombia: the volcaniclastic fans in Quindio-Risaralda and the Zarzal Formation in the Cauca Valley

Posters: (Download Abstracts as a PDF file) 

Allibon, J., Monjoie, P., Lapierre, H., Jaillard, E., Bussy, F. & Bosch, D. The rôle of the Cretaceous Caribbean Oceanic Plateau in the genesis of late Cretaceous arc magmatism in Ecuador
Chapron, E., Ariztegui, D., Mulsow, S., Villarosa, G., Pino, M.c, Outes, V., Charlet, F. & Juviginié, E. Consequences of May 1960 major subduction earthquake in the Andes and on lacustrine and marine sedimentation of Northern Patagonia (Chile, Argentina)
Guarin, F., Gorin, G. & Espinosa, A. The interandean Quindío-Risaralda basin in Central Colombia and its Pleistocene infill by stacked volcaniclastic mass flows derived from the Central Cordillera
Ginibre, C. & Dungan, M. A. Healed microfractures and mineral or fluid inclusions in olivine xenocrysts and in xenoliths from Tatara San Pedro complex, Central Chile: Evidence for subsolidus and remobilisation history
Hoffer, G., Eissen, J.-P., Beate, B., Bourdon, E., Fornari, M., Laporte, D., Martin, H., Samaniego, P. & Cotten, J. Phlogopite-bearing absarokites and basic andesites from the Ecuadorian rear-arc area: Genesis and evolutionhe spatial extent and characteristics of block fields in Alpine areas: evaluation of aerial photography, LIDAR and SAR as data sources
Kober, F., Ivy-Ochs, S., Schlunegger, F., Zeilinger, G., Kubik, P.W., Baur, H. & Wieler, R. Surface processes and associated timescales: Cosmogenic nuclide and sediment yield data from the Central Andes of northern Chile
Michel, J., Baumgartner, L.P, Malthe-Sørenssen, A., Darbelly, B., Oberhänsli, R., Putlitz, B., & Robyr, M. The Torres del Paine laccolith, S-Chile
Miskovic, A., Schaltegger, U. & Chew, D. The Paleozoic-Mesozoic geodynamic transition along the Western Gondwanan margin – Geochemical and chronometric constraints from the Eastern Peruvian Cordillera
Rodríguez, C., Sellés, D., Dungan, M., Langmuir, C. & Leeman, W. Nevado de Longaví volcano (Chilean Andes, 36.2 °S): adakitic magmas by fractional crystallization from hydrous mafic melts
Salvetti, Ch., von Gunten, L. & Grosjean, M. Lake sediments and Medieval Climate Anomaly (MCA) and Little Ice Age Type Events (LIATES) in the South-Central Andes of Chile
Sellés, D., Dungan, M., Gana, P. & Rodríguez, C. Garnet phenocrysts in Early Miocene intrusives in Central Chile. Evidence for a crystal fractionation origin of adakite-like Magmas.
Strasser, M., & Schlunegger, F. Controls of gravitational mass wasting on the geomorphic evolution of headwaters: The ‘Lluta collapse’, northern Chile
Suter, F., Neuwerth, R., Guzman, C. & Gorin, G. Depositional model for the Quaternary Zarzal Formation (Colombia) and its stratigraphic relationship with the volcaniclastic mass flows derived from the Central Cordillera
Villagomez, D., Spikings, R., Winkler W. & Gorin G. Nature and origin of the Interandean Depression in Ecuador
Waite, K., Fügenschuh, B. & Schmidt, S. Constraints from fission track analysis on the evolution of the Rio Tinguiririca valley area in the Main Cordillera of the Andes, Central Chile
Winkler, W., Seward, D., Ruiz, G.M.H. & Martin-Gombojav, N. The Andean Cordillera of Ecuador: timing and mode of orogenic growth as revealed from sediments in the Amazon Basin (heavy minerals and detrital zircon fission-tracks)
Zanor, G., Piovano, E. & Ariztegui, D. Recent hydrological changes in subtropical Argentina, east of the Andes: the sedimentary record of Salina de Ambargasta.

Sessions 3 and 4: Space based techniques and GIS in geosciences (Download Abstracts as a PDF file)

8:00-8:20 De Ruyter de Wildt, M., Seiz, G. & Grün, A. Snow cover mapping in the Alps using multi-temporal satellite data
8:20-8:40 Taghvakish, S. & Saradjian, M.R. Snow cover monitoring using temperature adaptive NDSI method on MODIS data.
8:40-9:00 Small, D., Jónsson, S., Rüegg, M., Schubert, A., Meier, E. & Nüesch, D. Measuring Earth displacement with ENVISAT ASAR Interferometry: Earthquake in Bam, Iran
9:00-9:20 Wiget, A., Brockmann, E., Schlatter, A., Geiger, A., Heller, O. & Egli, R. The project Swiss4D: A kinematic model of Switzerland derived from geodetic measurements; a status report.
9:20-9:40 Hugentobler, U. & Beutler, G. The Earth in Space: Monitoring the Earth’s Rotation and the Motion of the Geocenter with GPS
9:40-10:00 Skaloud, J. & Schaer, P. Airborne laser mapping: advantages of a handheld system for  applications within geosciences
11:00-11:20 Gachet, G., Caloz, R., Pointet, A. & Golay, F. The use of lidar data for forestry applications
11:20-11:40 Kalbermatten, M., Caloz, R., Pointet, A. & Golay, F. Generalization of Very High Resolution DEM using wavelets
11:40-12:00 Margreth, M., Schmocker-Fackel, P., Naef, F. & Scherrer, S. Automatic evaluation of runoff processes in mesoscale catchments using soil and topographic data
12:00-12:20 Paul, F., Kääb, A. & Haeberli, W. Recent glacier changes in the Alps observed from satellite: consequences for future monitoring strategies
12:20-12:40 Zemp, M., Hoelzle, M. & Haeberli, W. Glaciers and climate change – Distributed modelling of the regional climatic equilibrium line altitude of glaciers in the European Alps
12:40-13:00 Rothenbühler, C. GISALP: spatio-temporal modelling of the climate-sensitive high mountain environment of the Upper Engadine

Posters: (Download Abstracts as a PDF file

Egli, M. & Margreth, M. Modelling of soil properties in the Upper Engadine using GIS: possibilities and limitations
Hebeler, F. & Purves, R.S. GIS in ice sheet modelling: assessing the impact of topographic uncertainties
Kägi, C.  & Egli, M. Modelling soil maps based on the fuzzy-set theory in the Swiss National Park
Korner, T., Kneubühler, M., Biegger, S. & Itten, K. VERS – A new concept for visual exploration of high dimensional remote sensing data
Wernli, M. & Egli, M. Melting glaciers and soil development in a proglacial area of the Alps: present and future states
Schreiber, L. , Dessimoz, M., Roth, A., Sartori, M., Jaboyedoff, M., Jemelin,L. Österling, N., Kuehni, A. Processes, tools and methods used for the vectorization of Swiss geological maps

Session 5: Measuring and modeling of surface processes (Download Abstracts as a PDF file)

14:00-14:20 Frauenfelder, R., Schneider, B., Kääb, A., Hoelzle, M. & Haeberli, W. Dynamic modelling of regional rockglacier distribution: presentation of a prototype model
14:20-14:40 Hebel, B., Weibel, M., Weisshaidinger, R. & Katterfeld, C. Verifying EROSION 3D: Model performance, effects of downscaling and input resolution
14:40-15:00 Rieke-Zapp, D.H., Nearning, M.A. & Schlunegger, F. Slope shape effects on erosion: A laboratory study
15:00-15:20 Duehnforth, M., Densmore, A.L., Ivy-Ochs, S., Allen, P.A. & Kubik, P.W. What controls desposition and incision on debris-flow fans?
15:20-15:40 Gruber, S. & Hasler, A. Parameterization of snow-redistribution by avalanches for regional-scale models of mass and energy balance
15:40-16:00 Schneider, H., Schlunegger, F., Otero, G., Ordinola, N. & Rieke-Zapp, D. Landscape response to high-episodic precipitation (ENSO); Piura area, northern Peru
17:00-17:20 Zemp, M., Paul, F., Hoelzle, M. & Haeberli, W. Glaciers and climate change – Spatio-temporal analysis of 1850 years of glacier fluctuations in the European Alps
17:20-17:40 Deplazes, G. & Anselmetti, F. A 9460-9490 cal. yrs. BP age for the Flimser rockslide based on limnogeological evidences
17:40-18:00 Maisch, M., Brandova, D., Ivy-Ochs & S. Kubik, P.W Exposure dating on moraines of Morteratsch glacier (Bernina region, Upper Engadine, GR)

Posters: (Download Abstracts as a PDF file) 

Aschwanden, A. & Blatter, H. Meltwater production due to Strain Heating in Storglaciären, Sweden
Delaloye, R., Lambiel, C., Lugon R., Raetzo H. & Strozzi T. Surging rock glaciers: observation in the Valais Alps
Döring, M., Uehlinger, U. & Tockner, K. Upscaling ecosystem processes in an Alpine floodplain river using laboratory experiments and GIS
Dorthe J. & Delaloye R. Example of air circulation and permafrost occurrence in a scree slope in the Swiss Prealps
Hauck, Ch. Quantitative assessment of permafrost degradation in steep topography using geophysical monitoring systems
Ivy-Ochs, S., Kerschner, H., Maisch, M., Kubik, P.W. & Schlüchter, C. Timing of glacier variations in the central Alps at the Pleistocene/Holocene transition
Lambiel, C., Delaloye, R. & Perruchoud, E. Yearly and seasonally variation of surface velocities on creeping permafrost bodies. Cases studies in the Valais Alps
Machguth, H., Gruber, S., Paul, F., Hoelzle, M. & Haeberli, W. Enhancing a distributed mass balance model by a simple perametrisation of snow-redistribution and validation on the example of Bernina group, southeastern Switzerland
Metzger, R. & Jaboyedoff, M. COLTOP 3D – Preliminary results of topography and slope analysis of structured cloud of 3D data points
Morard, S. & Delaloye, R. Evidences of air circulation and permafrost occurrence in talus slopes and reict rock glaciers in the Swiss Prealps
Noetzli, J., Gruber, S., Hoelzle, M. & Kohl, T. Three-dimensional investigation of ground temperatures in steep rock slopes
Salzmann, N., Hoelzle, M., Gruber, S., Noetzli, J. & Haeberli, W. Simulations of alpine permafrost scenarios using a one-way coupled RCM-impact model

Session 6: Karst records: Reconstruction of climate and landscape evolution from Pliocene to Anthropocene (Download Abstracts as a PDF file)

14:00-14:20 Luetscher M. Opening & Introduction: the Swiss karst record
14:20-14:40 Häuselmann, Ph. Höhlen, ihre Sedimente und ihr Nutzen für Datierung der Landschaftsentwicklung
14:40-15:00 Tamburini, F., Ariztegui, D., Borsato, A. & Frisia, S. Trace elements in cave deposits and anthropogenic impact: assessing the potential of high-resolution Micro-XRF analyses
15:00-15:20 Blant, M. & Della Toffola, R. Découverte des ossements subfossiles d'un ours brun (Ursus arctos) et d'un bouquetin (Capra Ibex) datés de la fin du Pléistocène supérieur - début de l'Holocène à la grotte "Tanna delle Bricolle" (Arogno, TI)
15:20-15:40 Jeannin, P.-Y., Eichenberger, U. Hessenauer, M. & Meury P.-X. Potential effects of agriculture on karst records, a preliminary outlook based on the Milandre test site (JU, Switzerland)
15:40-16:00 Filipponi, M., Jeannin, P.-Y. & Parriaux, A. Improvements for the prediction of karst occurrences in tunnelling

Posters: (Abstract)

Böke, A. & Stettler, B. Milchbachhöhle und Arboschacht – Neues über die Karstentwässerung eines Gletschers

Session 7: Human-environment interaction in Holocene (Download Abstracts as a PDF file)

8:00-8:20 Furrer, H. Die spätpleistozänen Mammutfunde von Niederweningen (Kanton Zürich), Schweiz
8:20-8:40 Braun, I. Das Paläolithikum in der Schweiz mit einem Ausblick auf die Mammutfundstelle Niederweningen im Wehntal
8:40-9:00 Schlüchter, Ch. Gletscherschwankungen, Klima und Massenbewegungen im Holozän
9:00-9:40 Nagy, P. & Graf, H.R.  Das Zusammenspiel von Archäologie und Geologie am Beispiel des Rafzer Feldes und angrenzender Areal des Hochrheins
9:40-10:00 Schibler, J. & Jacomet, S. Wechselwirkung zwischen Mensch und Umwelt in prähistorischer Zeit
11:00-11:40 Guélat, M. & Rentzel, Ph. Holocene sedimentary dynamics and human impact in the Finges / Pfyn Area (Valais). A geoarchaeological approach.
11:40-12:00 Della Casa, P. Environmental and Human Impact in the Prehistoric Colonization of the Alps
12:00-12:20 Schoch, W.H. Holzuntersuchungen und ihre Implikation zu Klima, Umwelt und Mensch
12:20-12:40 Tinner, W. Menschliche Aktivitäten, klimatische Schwankungen und Veränderungen der Vegetation

Posters: (Download Abstracts as a PDF file) 

Mueller, A.D., Anselmetti, F.S., Ariztegui, D., Brenner, M., Hillesheim M.B., Hodell, D.A. & Mc Kenzie, J.A. Human-Climate-Environment Interactions in the Maya Lowlands: Evidence from Lake Petén Itzá (Guatemala)

Session 8: Fossils and evolution through time (Download Abstracts as a PDF file)

14:00-14:20 Kocsis, L., Vennemann, T. W. & Fontignie, D. “Freshwater” sharks from the Swiss Upper Marine Molasse
14:20-14:40 Pirkenseer, C., Spezzaferri, S. & Berger, J.-P. Paleogene ostracofauna and reworked Foraminifera  of the Southern Upper Rhine Graben (S-URG): paleoecological and paleogeographical implications
14:40-15:00 Billon-Bruyat, J.-P. A “turtle cemetery” from the Late Jurassic of Switzerland
15:00-15:20 Schwarz, D., Meyer, C. A. & Frey, E. New frontiers in reconstructing sauropod dinosaurs
15:20-15:40 Meyer, C.A. & Thüring, B. Mind the “Middle Jurassic” gap: Bone versus track record in dinosaurs

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Brown, K. Global morphological variation in Recent Globorotalia menardii and Globorotalia tumida
Jackett, S.-J. & Baumgartner, P. O. Palaeocene/ Early Eocene radiolarians of the western North Atlantic, the Gulf of Mexico and equatorial eastern Pacific-biostratigraphy and palaeoenvironmental implications
Knappertsbusch, M., Brown, K., Rüegg, H.-R., Erni, A., Degen, C. & Kopainsky, J. Progress in development of 3D imaging and automated measurement systems for microfossils under reflected light
Pirkenseer, C. & Berger, J.-P. The Paleogene ostracofauna of the Southern Upper Rhinegraben (S-URG) and its paleoecoclogical significance
Pirkenseer, C., Spezzaferri, S. & Berger J.-P. The relationships between URG and Alpine Foreland during the  Paleogene: the role of reworked microfossils

Session 9: From polluted soil to man (Download Abstracts as a PDF file)

14:00-14:20 Kanevski, M. & Maignan, M Review of advanced approaches for the analysis and modelling of spatio-temporal environmental and pollution data
14:20-14:40 Papritz, A., Kayser, A., Borer, F. & Bono, R. Mapping heavy metal pollution in soils around a metal smelter by geostatistical conditional simulations and multistage sampling
14:40-15:00 Froidevaux, P., Geering, J.-J.  &  Valley, J.-F. 90Sr transfer from soil to grass and subsequent contamination of man from milk consumption
15:00-15:20 Lazzaro, A., Widmer, F., Blaser, P., Schulin, R. & Frey, B. Estimation of critical limits of heavy metals in forest soils
15:20-15:40 Flury, B., Eggenberger, U., Mäder, U. & Waber, N. Remediation of a chromate contaminated site with a permeable reactive barrier
15:40-16:00 Fritsche, J., Obrist, D. & Alewell, C. Effects of microbiological activity on HgO emission in uncontaminated terrestrial soils
17:00-17:20 Matera, V., Le Hécho, I. & Laboudigue, A. Arsenic mobility in contaminated soils: risk assessment based on extraction experiments
17:20-17:40 Jacquat, O., Voegelin, A. & Kretzschmar, R. Elevated concentrations of zinc in soils developed from Jurassic limestones: Changes in zinc speciation during soil formation
17:40-18:00 Reichard, P.U., Kretzschmar, R. & Kraemer, S.M. Effect of siderophores and organic acids on the dissolution of UO2 under reducing conditions
18:00-18:20 Wisskirchen, C. & Dold, B. Hydrogeochemistry of the marine shore porphyry copper tailings deposit at Chañaral, Atacama desert, Northern Chile
18:20-18:40 Smuda, J., Dold, B. & Spangenberg, J. First results of a mineralogical and geochemical study of the active tailings impoundments Carén from the porphyry copper deposits El Teniente, Chile
18:40-19:00 Diaby, N., Dold, B., Vicetti, R. & Ezio, B. Effects on elements mobility due to the implementation of a wetland on the marine shore porphyry copper tailings disposal Bahia de Ite, Peru

Posters: (Download Abstracts as a PDF file)

Degen, C., Le Bayon, R.C., Matera, V. & Gobat, J.-M.G. Influence of earthworms (Nicodrilus giardi, S., Oligochaeta, Lumbricidae) on arsenic of geogenic origin in the Swiss Jura
Grisel, N., Matera, V., Le Bayon, R.C. & Gobat, J.-M. Transfer of arsenic of geogenic origin from soil to plants (Pteris vittata L. and Lycospersicon esculentum Mill.)
Obrist, D., Conen F., Vogt R., Siegwolf R. & Alewell C. Quantification of net Hg0 exchange in a subalpine grassland using micrometeorological methods

Session 10: Biogeoscience: Is there a future for genomics in geology? (Download Abstracts as a PDF file)

8:20 - 8:30 Ariztegui, D., McKenzie, J.A., Vasconcelos, C. Introduction to the COL symposium
8:30 - 9:00 Darling, K. Quaternary climate instability as the driver of genetic diversification in high latitude planktonic foraminifers
9:00 - 9:30 Pawlowski, J. & Berney, C. Fossil calibration of molecular trees. How important it is
9:30 -10:00 Gehrig, W. J. The genetic hierarchy controlling eye development and its evolutionary implications
11:00-11:20 Postec, A. Microbial diversity at deep sea hydrotermal black smoker, Mid-Atlantic Ridge
11:20-11:40 Parisod, C. & Besnard, G. Polytopic autopolyploidy and post-glacial recolonisation of Biscutella laevigata in the Western Alps: a cpDNA phylogeographic study
11:40-12:20 Conway Morris, S. The Cambrian explosion: A reality check for molecular biology?
12:20-13:00 Ariztegui, D., McKenzie, J.A., Vasconcelos, C. General discussion coordinated

Session 11: Natural hazards: forecasting and modeling (Download Abstracts as a PDF file)

8:00-8:20 Fischer, L., Kääb, A., Huggel, C. & Nötzli, J. Geology, glacier changes, permafrost and related slope instabilities in a high-mountain rock face: Monte Rosa east face, Italian Alps
8:20-8:40 Strasser, M., Schnellmann, M., Monecke, K., Bussmann, F., Anselmetti, F.S. & Giardini, D. Major prehistoric earthquakes along the northern alpine front revealed by simultaneous slope failures in Lake Zurich and Lake Lucerne.
8:40-9:00 Gruber, S., Noetzli, J. & Kohl, T. Deriving proxy variables for frequency and magnitude of rock fall induced by permafrost thaw using Monte-Carlo simulation of surface and sub-surface heat transfer
9:00-9:20 Jaquet, O. Geostatistical models for the long term estimation of volcanic hazards
9:20-9:40 Bisanti, B., Molnar, P. & Burlando, P. Predicting rainfall triggered soil slips: a case study in the Emmental region (Switzerland).
9:40-10:00 Tapia, R., Kanevski, M., Maignan, M., Piller,G., Gruson, M. Efficient spatial predictors for indoor radon mapping

Posters: (Download Abstracts as a PDF file)

Graf, A., Salvadè, G., Thüring, M. Forecasting of rainfall induced superficial slope instabilities – a  regional empirically-based model
Ambrosi, C. & Thüring, M. Statistical analysis of rockfall frequency-volume relationship in  Ticino (Switzerland) based on historical data
Ambrosi, C., Germann-Chiari, C., Pozzoni, M., Salvetti, A. & Thüring, M. Conceptual debris flow modeling for the risk assessment at the  municipality level
Cannata, M. Landslide monitoring: a Web-GIS application.
Huggel, C., Kääb, A., Fischer, L., Nötzli, J., Paul, F. & Haeberli, W. E. An overview of modelling techniques for assessment of hazards from glacial environments
Husen, S., Deichmann, N., Kissling, E. & Giardini, D. Locally Induced Seismicity in Switzerland
Tonini, M., Tapia, R., Hamel, F. & Kanevski, M. Environmental data monitoring and modelling using GIS and remote sensing technologies. Case study: Aral Sea region
Vollmoeller, P., Dedner, A. & Ancey, C. Computing Granular Avalanches Across Irregular Topography

Session 12: Terrestrial biogeochemical cycles (and global change) (Download Abstracts as a PDF file)

8:20-8:40 Alewell, C., Paul, S., Lischeid, G. & Küsel, K. Reduction processes in temperate forests: Evidence against the sequential reduction chain in situ?
8:40-9:00 Wiederhold, J.G., Kraemer S.M., Teutsch, N., Borer, P.M., Halliday, A.N., & Kretzschmar, R. Iron isotope fractionation during weathering and soil development
9:00-9:20 Kraemer, S.M., Carrasco, N., Reichard, P.U. & Kretzschmar, R. Biogenic substances and their effect on biological iron acquisition
9:20-9:40 Dittmar, J., Voegelin, A. & Kretzschmar, R. Arsenic contamination of paddy soils through irrigation water in Bangladesh: Field evidence and investigation of relevant processes
11:00-11:20 Körner, C. Terrestrial carbon budgeting from a biological point of view
11:20-11:40 Hagedorn, F., Handa, T. & Hätternschwiler, S. Quellen der Bodenatmung an der alpinen Waldgrenze - ein 13CO2-Tracerversuch
11:40-12:00 Heim, A. & Schmidt, M.W.I. Lignin is not a main contributor to the stable soil organic carbon fraction
12:00-12:20 Wiesenberg, G.L.B., Schwark, L. & Schmidt, M.W.I. Modification of lipid distribution pattern and isotopic (∂13C)  composition in plants and turnover of lipids in corresponding soils of the Eschikon FACE experiment
12:20-12:40 Hollmann, T., Tipping, E., Hagedorn, F. & Graf Pannatier, E. Modelling of dissolved organic carbon (DOC) in a forest soil on a long term monitoring site in Switzerland
14:00-14:20 Schleppi, P. Nitrate leaching and nitrogen saturation of a subalpine forest after 10 year of experimentally-increased N deposition
14:20-14:40 Kammer, A , Hagedorn, F., Shevchenko, I. & Moiseev, P. Rising treelines in the South Urals alter soil carbon cycling
14:40-15:00 Bolliger, J., Hagedorn, F., Leifeld, J., Zimmermann, S., Böhl, J., Thürig, E., Kienast, F., Soliva, R. & Rutherford, G. N. Potential carbon-pool changes under various scenarios of land-use change in a mountainous regios (Switzerland)
15:00-15:20 Leifeld, J. & Fuhrer, J. Long-term management effects on soil organic matter in two alpine grasslands
15:20-15:40 Cherubini, P., Battipaglia, G., Sauer, M., Siegwolf, R.T.W., Strumai, S. & Cotrufo, M.F. The impact of Vesuvio's eruptions on the growth and physiology of surrounding trees
15:40-16:00 Thevenon, F., Anselmetti, F. & Schwikowski, M. The analysis of pyrogenic carbon in natural archives: Climate and human impact

Posters: (Download Abstracts as a PDF file)

Brodbeck, M. & Alewell, C. Stable isotopes as a tracer to track down soil degradation in the Swiss Alps
Hammes, K., Smernik, R.J., Skjemstad, J.O. & Schmidt, M.W.I. Characterisation and evaluation of reference materials for black carbon analyses using elemental composition, ∂13C and 13C NMR
Hofmann, A., Heim, A. & Schmidt, M.W.I. Lignin degradation in soils: What are the effects of organic matter input, soil pH and nitrogen level?
Joos, O., Heim, A. Hagedorn, F. & Schmidt, M.W.I. How do drought and heat affect carbon and nitrogen dynamics in grassland soils?
Kastowski M., Vescei, A. & Hinderer, M. The CARBOLAKE project: Europe’s natural lakes as a source of carbon to the atmosphere
Lazzarotto, P., Calanca, P. & Fuhrer, J. Impact of variable clover/grass fraction in managed pastures on soil organic carbon under climate change
Minikus-Stary, N., Schlumpf, N., Hagedorn, F., Cherubini, P., Eckmeier, E. & Schmidt, M.W.I. Fire-derived carbon in soils of Southern Switzerland
Storck, F. R. & Alewell, C. Investigation of organic matter decomposition in a groundwater enrichment site
Vieten, B., Conen, F., Neftel, A., Flechard, C. & Fischer, C. Bi-directional exchange of N2O between the atmosphere and the soil in agricultural systems

Session 13: Our dependence on the Earth – Geology concerns us all (Download Abstracts as a PDF file)

17:00-17:20 Schenker F. & Beer, C. Tiefenplanung
17:20-17:40 Kohl, T., Signorelli, S. & Engelhard, I. Geothermal Resources in Northern Switzerland
17:40-18:00 Wyss, R. Erdgas im schweizerischen Untergrund – Grundlagen und Bedeutung in der geologischen Praxis
18:00-18:20 Bossart, P., Hugi, M., Frank, E., & Thury, M. The Mont Terri rock labarotory: Research in an argillaceous formation for repository characterisation
18:20-18:40 Liniger, M. Der Geologe bei der Unwetterbewältigung - Beispiel aus der Innerschweiz
18:40-19:00 Baumeler, A., Kündig, R. & Rütti, R. Geotechnischer Umweltatlas – Verwaltung und Visualisierung von Geodaten für geopolitische und – wirtschaftliche Fragen

Poster: (Abstract)

Oberhauser, A. Utilization of geothermal energy in railway tunnels

Open session – posters (Download Abstracts as a PDF file)

Blanc, C. The technical ceramics from an 18th C
Demand, J, & Marillier, F. The Ballaigues landslide (Jura Mountains) investigated by means of  seismic surface-wave profiling
Denchik, N. & Chapellier, D. 3D electrical resistivity monitoring during rainfalls
El Korth, A., Schmidt, S. Th. & Ballèvre, M. Relationships between garnet and whole rock composition in the high-pressure metabasites of the Ile de Groix, Brittany, France
Frauenfelder, R., Maisch, M. & Hodel, HP. Gletscherschwund im Vorderrheintal im Zeitraum 1850–2000
Hacini, Y. & Chapellier, D. Hydrogeophysical characterization using logging methods. Case history of the Kappelen test site.
Hajdas, I., Bonani, G., Furrer, H. & Mäder, A. Radiocarbon Chronology of the Mammoth Site at Niederweningen, near Zurich, Switzerland
Hammami, D. & Marillier, F. Amplitude versus offset analysis for physical parameter  determination of sediments in Lake Geneva
Hincapié, I., Germann, P., Helbling, A. & Vadilonga, T. Collapse of capillary potential in relation to the geometry of flow in non-saturated porous systems
Kaczmarek, M.-A. & Müntener, O. The thermal history of a peridotite high temperature shear zone inthe Lanzo massif (Alps, Italy)
Malfait, W.J. & Halter, W.E. The speciation in potassium silicate glasses and melts determined by NMR and in situ, high-temperature Raman spectroscopy: relations with phase equilibria and melt rheology
Meckler, A.N., Haug, G.H. & Thierstein, H.R. Holocene climate variability in the Mississippi catchment as inferred from Gulf of Mexico sediments
Perret, S. The quantification of complex archaeological slag heaps through surface modelling: volume calculations on the example of Fiko (Mali)
Robert-Charrue, Ch. & Burkhard, M. The Anti-Atlas fold belt of Morocco : variscan inversion tectonics and interference pattern of an “intracratonic” basin.
Sayago, J.M., Collantes, M.M., Toledo, M. Past and present climatic varialibity in the prediction of climatic change effects in North West Argentina
Schwarz, J.-O., Berger, A. & Engi, M. Continuous or discontinuous nucleation during reaction progress of metamorphic reactions: Evidence from garnet producing reactions
Szegvary, T. & Conen, F. European Rn-222 flux map for atmospheric tracer applications
Van den Bleeken, G., Müntener, O. & Ulmer, P. Melt impregnation and reaction processes in the thermalboundary layer: An experimental investigation
Voegelin, A., Nägler, T.F. & Wille, M. Molybdenum in Carbonates: Potential new insights into O2 evolution
Zajacz, Z., Halter, W.E. & Pettke, T. Determination of fluid/melt partition coefficients in volatile saturated magmatic systems by LA-ICPMS analysis of coexistent fluid- and silicate melt inclusions


  Friday, 18.11.05   Saturday, 19.11.05
  Time Room   Time Room
Vorstands-Sitzung der Geologischen Gesellschaft 10:00-12:45 13 L 03/05      
Generalversammlung der Schweizerischen Geologischen Gesellschaft       10:00-11:00 21 D 68
Generalversammlung der Schweizerischen Mineralogischen und Petrographischen Gesellschaft       10:15-11:00 25 H 79
Schweizer Geomorphologische Gesellschaft       18:00-19:00 25 H 79

Scheduling of sessions and lecture rooms

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