Chair of Landslide Research

The Frontiers in Earth Sciences seminar presents an opportunity for members of the Munich GeoCenter (including members from both TUM and LMU) to host leading researchers from a range of Earth science disciplines. The most recent presentation from…

A large landslide last week is thought to have killed over 2000 people from the village of Ab Barek in north-eastern Afghanistan. This is one of the worst landslide disasters of recent years, a timely reminder of the power of nature - and in this…

With two 'Rockfalls, rockslides, and rock avalanches' sessions scheduled for the annual European Geosciences Union meeting on Friday the 2nd of May, the TU Landslides group will be particularly busy. Alongside two presentations earlier in the week,…

The tectonic stress feedback loop used by Kerry Leith and co-authors to explain U-shaped glacial valley formation has this week been featured as a research spotlight in the American Geophysical Union weekly magazine, Eos. The magazine is distributed…

Philipp Mamot joins the TUM Landslide Research group to begin a 3-year study of rock slope instabilities in one of the most hazardous regions of Germany. Following the completion of his MSc at the Department of Geography at Bonn University, Philipp…

Julian Murton from the University of Sussex presented contributions to a study soon to be published in Nature journal. In his presentation he discussed yedoma at Duvanny Yar, NE Siberia: a rich source of carbon and palaeo data from Pleistocene…

Kerry Leith and co-authors have just had two new articles accepted in the Journal of Geophysical Research. The companion papers detail the gradual development of stress and fracturing during crustal exhumation, and in particular focus on a specific…

Kerry Leith presented at the American Geophysical Union Fall Meeting in San Francisco. The meeting attracts over 20,000 geoscientists from around the world, and is a good way to up-to-date with the latest research from a wide range of disciplines.…

Anne Voigtländer has joined the Landslide Research group as a PhD candidate.  Anne is a recent graduate from the Department of Geography at Bonn University, and will investigate "Environmental stress control on rock slope stability". Her research…

Michael Krautblatter, Daniel Draebing, Markus Keuschnig, and Hailiang Jia presented results of recently completed work at the 6th working group meeting of the AK Permafrost in Salzburg on 24.-26. October 2013. Markus put a huge amount of work into…