University of Heidelberg

Research Projects

Current projects

  • Low-temperature thermochronology, uplift and exhumation history of the eastern Great Caucasus, Azerbaijan.
    Cooperation with Prof. Dr. J. Mosar, Department of Geosciences - Geology, University of Fribourg, Chemin du Musée 6, CH - 1700 Fribourg - Switzerland

       DFG-financed projects:
  • DFG-financed in the frame SPP Sample: Thermokinematic modelling of the South American platform, southeast Brazil.
    Cooperation with Prof. Dr. P. Hackspacher, Universidade Estadual Paulista Júlio de Mesquita Filho, Instituto de Geociências e Ciências Exatas de Rio Claro, Departamento de Petrologia e Metalogenia. Av. 24A, 1515, Bela Vista, 13506-900 - Rio Claro, SP - Brasil - Caixa-Postal: 178
  • DFG-financed in the frame of SPP Sample (SPP 1375): Thermal history, exhumation, uplift, and long-term landscape evolution of the South Atlantic passive continental margin in Eastern Argentina.
    In Cooperation with: Eduardo A. Rossello, Departamento de Ciencias Geológicas, Facultad de Ciencias Exactas y Naturales, Universidad de Buenos Aires, Ciudad Autónoma de Buenos Aires, Argentina; Ricardo Pereyra, Universidad Nacional de Salta (UNSa), Av. Bolivia 5150, 4400 Salta, Argentinien.

  • DFG-financed in the frame of SPP Sample: Thermal history, exhumation, uplift, and long-term landscape evolution of the South Atlantic passive continental margin in northwest Namibia.
    In Cooperation with: Dr. Gaby Schneider, Director of the Geological Survey of Namibia; Prof. Dr. Peter Hackspacher, Universidade Estadual Paulista Júlio de Mesquita Filho, Instituto de Geociências e Ciências Exatas de Rio Claro, Departamento de Petrologia e Metalogenia. Av. 24A, 1515, Bela Vista, 13506-900 - Rio Claro, Sp - Brasil - Caixa-Postal: 178

  • DFG-financed project in the frame of the Research Group RiftLink: Low-temperature thermochronology, uplift and denudation history of the Rwenzori Mountains, Uganda. The project is part of the DFG- Research Group RiftLink, an interdisciplinary research group, linking Asthenosphere and Atmosphere by addressing Rift Dynamics, Uplift and Climate Change in Equatorial Africa (www.riftlink.de). (Cooperation with Dr. Betty Nagudi, Makerere University, Kampala and Prof. Dr. P.W. Reiners, Department of Geosciences, University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ 85721, formerly Yale University, New Haven).
  • Eastern Congo: Thermal and erosional evolution of the Albertine Rift in East Africa, evidence from the western rift shoulder (DRC). Projects and Diploma thesis. Cooperation with Ruwenzori State University, Butembo, D.R. Congo
  • Congo Basin: Subsidence/Inversion of the Congo Basin, by fission-track & (U-Th-Sm)/He Data. Cooperation with Dr. D. Delvaux, Royal Museum for Central Africa, Department of Geology and Mineralogy, Belgium
  • Thermal and inversion history of the Tarfaya Basin (Morocco) and thermal, exhumation and uplift history of the source areas (Anti-Atlas, Morocco) assessed by low-temperature thermochronology. 2-D and 3-D modelling of the data with HeFTy and PECUBE.
  • Fission-track and (U-Th-Sm)/He thermochronology of magnetite, pyroxene, zircon, and apatite of the Durango ore deposit Cooperation with Prof. Dr. D. F. Stockli, Department of Geology, University of Kansas, 1475 Jayhawk Boulevard, 120 Lindley Hall, Lawrence
  • Low-temperature thermochronology, Uplift and exhumation history of the Cantabrian Mtns., Spain, Research project.
    Cooperation with Dr. Joaquina Alvarez-Marron, Institute of Earth Sciences, CSIC, Lluis Sole i Sabaris, 08028 Barcelona
  • Low-temperature thermochronology, uplift and exhumation history of the north-eastern Rhine valley rift shoulders. Project and Diploma thesis. Prof. Dr. D. F. Stockli, Department of Geology, University of Kansas
  • Fuerteventura, La Gomera, Canary Islands
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