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International Geochronology Summer School

30 August - 04 September 2015, Bergün, Switzerland

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Markus Egli, Dagmar Brandova, Paolo Cherubini, Holger Gärtner,
Susan Denise Ivy Ochs


Dating techniques / Reconstruction of environmental parameters / Climate and landscape history / Reconstructing geomorphic processes / Forest fires


The Summer School is open to young researchers (PhD students and Post-Docs) worldwide. Topics to be covered in lectures, excursions and workshops.

  • Dating techniques such as numerical methods (radiocarbon, exposure dating with cosmogenic nuclides, OSL, etc.); dendrochronology, ice-core chronologies, as well as relative methods like soil weathering and Schmidt-hammer technique
  • Reconstruction of environmental parameters (using dendroecology, stable isotopes, ...)
  • Climate and landscape history
  • Reconstruction of  geomorphic processes: avalanches, mud flows, land slides, rock fall, forest fires, charcoal identification and dating.
  • Presentation of the participants' own research